2007–08 Ekstraklasa

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Ekstraklasa
Season 2007–08
Champions Wisła Kraków
11th Ekstraklasa title
Relegated Widzew Łódź
Zagłębie Sosnowiec
Zagłębie Lubin
Korona Kielce
Champions League Wisła Kraków (2nd qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Legia Warsaw (1st qualifying round)
Lech Poznań (1st qualifying round)
Intertoto Cup Cracovia (1st round)
Top goalscorer Paweł Brożek (23)
Highest attendance 41,000
Ruch 3-2 Górnik

The 2007–08 Ekstraklasa started in July 2007 and ended in mid-May 2008. It was run by the Polish Football Association.

The Polish Champion will qualify for the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. The runner-up and winner of the Polish Cup will qualify for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round. The third placed team will qualify for the second round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The bottom two teams will be relegated to Poland League Two for 2008-09 season, with the 3rd bottom team playing off against the 4th-placed team in Poland League Two to decide the final positions for next season(the winner will be either promoted or stay in the top league).

2007/2008 teams[edit]

Location of teams in Ekstraklasa 2007-08

The following teams played in the Ekstraklasa:

Relegated teams[edit]

League standing[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Wisła Kraków (C) 30 24 5 1 68 18 +50 77 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Legia Warsaw (Q) 30 20 3 7 48 17 +31 0631 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
3 Dyskobolia 30 18 6 6 52 24 +28 0602
4 Lech Poznań (Q) 30 17 6 7 55 32 +23 0573 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
5 Zagłębie Lubin (R) 30 15 7 8 43 30 +13 0524 Relegation to First League 2008-09
6 Korona Kielce (R) 30 15 6 9 38 32 +6 0514
7 Cracovia (Q) 30 11 6 13 30 32 −2 39 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008 CRA 3 pts, 1-0-1, 3-1;
GÓR 3 pts, 1-0-1, 1-3
8 Górnik Zabrze 30 11 6 13 34 39 −5 39
9 GKS Bełchatów 30 9 11 10 26 32 −6 38
10 Ruch Chorzów 30 8 10 12 35 41 −6 34
11 ŁKS Łódź 30 7 9 14 25 31 −6 30
12 Odra Wodzisław 30 8 5 17 28 47 −19 29
13 Polonia Bytom 30 7 7 16 22 45 −23 28
14 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 7 6 17 27 57 −30 27
15 Widzew Łódź (R) 30 5 11 14 27 42 −15 26 Relegation to First League 2008-09
16 Zagłębie Sosnowiec (R) 30 4 4 22 19 58 −39 0165 Relegation to Polish Third League

Source: 90minut.pl (Polish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored
1Legia Warsaw automatically qualify for the UEFA Cup as they reached the Puchar Polski final. 2 Dyskobolia merged with Polonia Warsaw and lost own qualification for UEFA Cup3 Lech Poznań took Dyskobolia place due to their resignation of playing in the UEFA Cup 4 automatically relegated at end of season due to involvement in corruption scandal. See here 5 automatically relegated at end of season to third league due to involvement in corruption scandal and also taking one of two last standings.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CRA DSK BEŁ GÓR JAG KOR LPO LEG ŁKS PBY RUC ODR WID WIS ZLU ZSO
Cracovia 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0
Dyskobolia 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–4 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–0
GKS Bełchatów 0–4 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0
Górnik Zabrze 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 0–3 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 4–2
Jagiellonia Białystok 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1
Korona Kielce 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–0
Lech Poznań 3–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 6–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 6–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 4–2
Legia Warsaw 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 5–0
ŁKS Łódź 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0
Polonia Bytom 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0
Ruch Chorzów 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 4–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–0
Odra Wodzisław 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–0
Widzew Łódź 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–4 2–2 4–3 1–3 1–1 0–1
Wisła Kraków 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–0 4–2 1–0 5–2 5–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0
Zagłębie Lubin 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–1
Zagłębie Sosnowiec 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–3

Source: 90minut.pl
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

23 goals
16 goals
15 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
8 goals
7 goals

Last updated: May 10, 2008; Source: 90minut.pl (Polish)

Awards[edit]

Piłka Nożna Magazines Awards[edit]

Award Recipient Team
Player of the year Poland Euzebiusz Smolarek Borussia Dortmund/Racing Santander
Coach of the year Poland Maciej Skorża Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski/Wisła Kraków
Discovery of the year Poland Radosław Majewski Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Return of the year Poland Jan Urban Legia Warszawa
Foreign player the year Poland Roger Guerreiro Legia Warszawa
President of the year Poland Robert Pietryszyn Zagłębie Lubin
League player of the year Poland Marek Zieńczuk Wisła Kraków
Team of the year Poland Poland
Person of the year Netherlands Leo Beenhakker Poland

Piłka Nożna's All-Star team of fall 2007/08[edit]

Position PLayer Team
Goalkeeper Slovakia Ján Mucha Legia Warszawa
Defender
Poland Marcin Baszczyński Wisła Kraków
Brazil Cléber Wisła Kraków
Colombia Manuel Arboleda Zagłębie Lubin
Poland Dariusz Dudka Wisła Kraków
Midfield
Poland Marcin Zając Lech Poznań
Poland Roger Legia Warszawa
Poland Maciej Iwański Zagłębie Lubin
Poland Marek Zieńczuk Wisła Kraków
Forward
Poland Paweł Brożek Wisła Kraków
Zimbabwe Takesure Chinyama Legia Warszawa

Runners Up:

Position PLayer Team
Goalkeeper Poland Mariusz Pawełek Wisła Kraków
Defender
Poland Grzegorz Bartczak Zagłębie Lubin
Zimbabwe Dickson Choto Legia Warszawa
Spain Inaki Astiz Legia Warszawa
Poland Tomasz Kiełbowicz Legia Warszawa
Midfield
Poland Wojciech Łobodziński Zagłębie Lubin
Poland Radosław Majewski Groclin
Poland Rafał Murawski Lech Poznań
Brazil Edson Legia Warszawa
Forward
Brazil Edi Korona Kielce
Poland Adrian Sikora Groclin

References[edit]

  1. ^ This team was relegated to lower division by taking part in corruption scandal.
  2. ^ This team was relegated to lower league by taking part in corruption scandal.
  3. ^ This team was relegated to second league by taking part in corruption scandal.

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