Śląsk Wrocław (basketball)

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Śląsk Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław logo
Leagues Polish Basketball League
Founded 1947
Location Wrocław, Poland
Team colors Green, Red, White
              
Championships 17 Polish Championships
1965, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
14 Polish Cups
1957, 1959, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2014
2 Polish Supercups
1999, 2000
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Śląsk Wrocław is a Polish basketball team, based in Wrocław, playing in Tauron Basket Liga. The home court is Hala Orbita, Hala Stulecia and Hala Kosynierka. On October 11, 2008, the club has gone bankrupt and was withdrawn from the Polish Basketball League and is currently playing again in the Polish extraleague.

History[edit]

Since being founded in 1947 Śląsk Wrocław has been the best and most recognizable Polish basketball club. The team has won the Polish league championships 17 times so far. Most recognized period of Śląsk's history is the "Great Śląsk Era" when the team won five championship titles in a row (1998-2002). Most of those successes where achieved with Andrej Urlep, the almost legendary coach of Śląsk. Recently, Śląsk is encountering major financial problems which caused lack of decent results in the last 3 years. Before season 06/07 the club has appointed Urlep again which is believed to be the first step towards regaining the top place in polish basketball. The famous players of Śląsk Wrocław were: Mieczysław Łopatka (60's), Edward Jurkiewicz (70's and 80's), Jerzy Binkowski (80's, 90's), Dariusz Zelig (80's, 90's), Adam Wójcik, Maciej Zielinski (retired at the end of season 2005/2006) and Dominik Tomczyk. In 2008 the club has gone into big financial difficulties, which resulted in withdrawing the team from Polish Basketball League.

Retired numbers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • Polish League (17):
    • Winner (17): 1965, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    • Runner-ups (6): 1963, 1964, 1972, 1978, 1989, 2004
    • Third place (14): 1960, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2008
  • Polish Cup (14): 1957, 1959, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2014
  • Polish Supercup (2): 1999, 2000

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