2012–13 Ekstraklasa

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Ekstraklasa
Season 2012–13
Champions Legia Warsaw
9th title
Relegated Polonia Warsaw
GKS Bełchatów
Champions League Legia Warsaw
Europa League Lech Poznań
Śląsk Wrocław
Piast Gliwice
Matches played 240
Goals scored 598 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Robert Demjan
(14 goals)
Biggest home win Korona 5–0 Jagiellonia
Legia 5-0 Śląsk
Biggest away win GKS 0–5 Polonia
Highest scoring Lechia 4–4 Ruch
Longest winning run 7 games
Lech
Longest unbeaten run 14 games
Legia
Longest winless run 9 games
Podbeskidzie
Longest losing run 5 games
GKS Bełchatów
Jagiellonia
Highest attendance 40,632[1]
Lech 1–3 Legia
Lowest attendance 1,200[1]
GKS 1-3 Piast
Average attendance 8,314[2]

The 2012–13 Ekstraklasa or T-Mobile Ekstraklasa for sponsorship reasons, was the 79th season of the highest level of football leagues in Poland since its establishment in 1927. It began on 17 August 2012 and concluded on 2 June 2013. A total of 16 teams are participating, 14 of which competed in the league during the 2011–12 season, while the remaining two were promoted from the I Liga. Each team played a total of 30 matches, half at home and half away.

Śląsk Wrocław were the defending champions, winning their 2nd title last season, first since the 1976–77 season.

Śląsk Wrocław as reigning champions entered the 2nd qualifying round of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League. Śląsk defeated the Montenegrin champions Budućnost Podgorica 2–1 on aggregate, but got eliminated in the third qualifying round by the Swedish champions Helsingborg IF 1–6 on aggregate.

Ruch Chorzów, as the runner-up, entered the 2nd qualifying round of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, in which they defeated the Macedonian league runner-ups Metalurg Skopje 6–1 on aggregate. Ruch got eliminated in the next round by the Czech side Viktoria Plzeň 0–7 on aggregate.

Legia Warsaw whom won the 2011–12 Polish Cup, as well as finishing third last season also qualified for the 2nd qualifying of the Europa League. Legia defeated the Latvian league runner-up Liepājas Metalurgs 7–3 on aggregate. In the third round Legia defeated the Austrian side SV Ried 4–3 on aggregate. Legia were defeated in the Play-off round by the Norwegian side Rosenborg BK 2–3 on aggregate.

Lech Poznań as the fourth placed team earned a place in the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League, since Legia Warsaw won the Polish Cup. Lech first defeated the Kazakh side FC Zhetysu 3–1 on aggregate, in the next round they defeated the Azerbaijani side Khazar Lankaran 2–1 on aggregate. Lech got eliminated in the third round, losing to Swedish side AIK Fotboll 1–3 on aggregate.

On May 15, 2013 the Polish FA announced that Polonia Warsaw won't receive the Ekstraklasa license for 2013–14 season, citing financial issues.[3] The club's appeal was rejected on May 28.[4] As a result, Polonia was relegated to 2013–14 I Liga instead of the 15th placed Ekstraklasa team.

The Polish FA also deemed GKS, Widzew, Pogoń, Polonia and Ruch (financial issues) as well as Podbeskidzie and Jagiellonia (infrastructural reasons) ineligible to compete in UEFA competitions.[3] Śląsk and Wisła, although initially denied the licence due to submitting incomplete financial forecasts, were able to fulfil the requirements during the appeal procedure and received the UEFA licence.[4] Also, the FA's decision to exclude Górnik from the European competitions was cancelled, as the club, whose home stadium is undergoing renovative work, has made arrangements to use an other venue as their home field in the event of their qualification to the 2013–14 Europa League. The three clubs were instead fined 100,000 (Śląsk), and 20,000 zł (both Wisła and Górnik).[4]

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation as usual was determined by the position in the table from prior season. The bottom two teams were directly relegated to the I Liga, while the top two teams are promoted to the Ekstraklasa.

ŁKS Łódź and Cracovia finished in 15th and 16th place, respectively, and were directly relegated to the Polish First League as a result. ŁKS Łódź returned to the second tier after just being promoted from the season before.Cracovia spent 8 consecutive seasons in the Ekstraklasa, after returning to the top division for the 2004–05 season.

Promotion was won by 2011–12 I Liga champions Piast Gliwice, who returned to the top division after being relegated in the 2009–10 season. Pogoń Szczecin finished as runners-up in the I Liga and made their comeback to the top tier after 5 years in lower divisions.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity[5]
POL województwo łódzkie flag.svg GKS Bełchatów Bełchatów Stadion PGE GKSu 5,238
POL województwo śląskie flag.svg Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla1 3,000
POL województwo podlaskie flag.svg Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski (Białystok)2 5,345
POL województwo świętokrzyskie flag.svg Korona Kielce Kielce Arena Kielc 15,550
POL województwo wielkopolskie flag.svg Lech Poznań Poznań Stadion Miejski (Poznań) 43,269
POL województwo pomorskie flag.svg Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk PGE Arena 43,615
POL województwo mazowieckie flag.svg Legia Warsaw Warsaw Pepsi Arena 31,103
POL województwo śląskie flag.svg Piast Gliwice Gliwice Stadion Miejski (Gliwice) 10,037
POL województwo śląskie flag.svg Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała Stadion Miejski (Bielsko-Biała)3 4,279
POL województwo zachodniopomorskie flag.svg Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Stadion im. Floriana Krygera 18,023
POL województwo mazowieckie flag.svg Polonia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion Polonii 7,150
POL województwo śląskie flag.svg Ruch Chorzów Chorzów Stadion Miejski (Chorzów) 10,000
POL woj dolnoslaskie FLAG 2009.svg Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski (Wrocław) 43,308
POL województwo łódzkie flag.svg Widzew Łódź Łódź Stadion Widzewa 10,773
POL województwo małopolskie flag.svg Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,326
POL woj dolnoslaskie FLAG 2009.svg Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Stadion KGHM Zagłębia 16,086
1. ^ Upgrading to 31,871.
2. ^ Upgrading to 22,400.
3. ^ Upgrading to 15,200.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
GKS Bełchatów Poland Michał Probierz Poland Grzegorz Baran adidas PGE
Górnik Zabrze Poland Adam Nawałka Poland Adam Danch Erima Allianz, Kompania Węglowa S.A., Śląskie 1
Jagiellonia Białystok Poland Tomasz Hajto Poland Tomasz Frankowski Under Armour Eurocash, Wschodzący Białystok
Korona Kielce Poland Leszek Ojrzyński Poland Kamil Kuzera adidas Lewiatan, Targi Kielce
Lech Poznań Poland Mariusz Rumak Poland Rafał Murawski Puma Sokołów1, STS 2
Lechia Gdańsk Poland Bogusław Kaczmarek Poland Łukasz Surma adidas LOTOS, Gdańsk3, Energa SA1
Legia Warsaw Poland Jan Urban Poland Michał Żewłakow adidas ActiveJet, Królewskie1
Piast Gliwice Poland Marcin Brosz Poland Tomasz Podgórski adidas Miasto Gliwice
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Poland Marcin Sasal Poland Marek Sokołowski adidas Murapol, Aqua
Pogoń Szczecin Poland Artur Skowronek Poland Bartosz Ława Nike Bosman
Polonia Warsaw Poland Piotr Stokowiec Poland Łukasz Piątek hummel IDEON
Ruch Chorzów Poland Jacek Zieliński Poland Marcin Malinowski adidas Węglokoks
Śląsk Wrocław Czech Republic Stanislav Levý Poland Sebastian Mila Puma TAURON
Widzew Łódź Poland Radosław Mroczkowski Poland Maciej Mielcarz Vigo Harnaś
Wisła Kraków Poland Tomasz Kulawik Poland Radosław Sobolewski adidas Tele-Fonika Kable
Zagłębie Lubin Czech Republic Pavel Hapal Poland Adam Banaś Nike KGHM
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ Lech Poznań makes a donation to wygrajzycie.pl (it's a charity website) in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
3 ^ On the left sleeve.

Puma is the official ball supplier for Ekstraklasa.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Polonia Warsaw Poland Czesław Michniewicz [6] Mutual consent 23 July Pre-season Poland Piotr Stokowiec Pre-season
Śląsk Wrocław Poland Orest Lenczyk [7] Mutual consent 31 August 2012 9th Poland Paweł Barylski (caretaker) 31 August 2012 [8]
Śląsk Wrocław Poland Paweł Barylski (caretaker) Caretaking spell over 3 September 2012 5th Czech Republic Stanislav Levý 3 September 2012 [9]
Ruch Chorzów Poland Tomasz Fornalik Mutual consent 5 September 2012 15th Poland Jacek Zieliński 5 September 2012 [10]
GKS Bełchatów Poland Kamil Kiereś Mutual consent 25 September 2012 16th Poland Jan Złomańczuk 25 September 2012 [11]
Wisła Kraków Poland Michał Probierz Resignation 3 October 2012 11th Poland Tomasz Kulawik 3 October 2012 [12]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Poland Robert Kasperczyk Mutual consent 22 October 2012 16th Poland Andrzej Wyroba (caretaker) 22 October 2012 [13]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Poland Andrzej Wyroba (caretaker) Caretaking spell over 29 October 2012 16th Poland Marcin Sasal 29 October 2012 [14]
GKS Bełchatów Poland Jan Złomańczuk Mutual consent 14 August 2012 16th Poland Michał Probierz 14 August 2012 [15]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Poland Marcin Sasal Sacked 3 January 2013[16] 16th Poland Dariusz Kubicki 4 January 2013[17]
GKS Bełchatów Poland Michał Probierz Resignation 21 December 2012[18] 15th Poland Kamil Kiereś 9 January 2013 [19]
Pogoń Szczecin Poland Artur Skowronek Sacked 19 March 2013[20] 13th Poland Dariusz Wdowczyk 20 March 2013 [21]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Poland Dariusz Kubicki Resigned 20 March 2013[22] 15th Poland Czesław Michniewicz 22 March 2013[23]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Legia Warsaw (C) 30 20 7 3 59 22 +37 67 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Lech Poznań 30 19 4 7 46 22 +24 61 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 3
3 Śląsk Wrocław 30 13 8 9 44 42 +2 47
4 Piast Gliwice 30 13 7 10 41 41 0 0463
5 Górnik Zabrze 30 12 7 11 35 31 +4 43
6 Polonia Warsaw (R) 30 11 9 10 45 34 +11 0421 Club dissolved after season
7 Wisła Kraków 30 10 8 12 28 35 −7 38 WIS 1–0 LGD
LGD 0–0 WIS
8 Lechia Gdańsk 30 10 8 12 42 43 −1 38
9 Zagłębie Lubin 30 11 7 12 38 37 +1 0372 JAG 0–0 ZLU
ZLU 2–1 JAG
10 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 8 13 9 31 45 −14 37
11 Korona Kielce 30 9 9 12 32 37 −5 36
12 Pogoń Szczecin 30 10 5 15 29 39 −10 35
13 Widzew Łódź 30 8 9 13 30 41 −11 33
14 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 30 8 8 14 39 43 −4 32
15 Ruch Chorzów 30 8 7 15 35 48 −13 0311 RUC 2–1 GKS
GKS 0–3 RUC
16 GKS Bełchatów (R) 30 7 10 13 24 38 −14 31 Relegation to 2013–14 I liga

Updated to games played on 2 June 2013.
Source: 90minut.pl (Polish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored; 7) Fair Play table. Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played[24]
1Polonia Warszawa did not receive the license for the 2013–14 season due to financial problems. As a result the 15th-placed Ruch Chorzów stayed in Ekstraklasa for the next season.[3]
2Zagłębie Lubin was deducted 3 points due to bribery scandal in 2005–06 season.[25]
3Since both finalists of 2012–13 Polish Cup, Legia Warsaw and Śląsk Wrocław, finished top three, 4th-placed Piast Gliwice also qualified for Europa League.
(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.

Positions by round[edit]

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Legia Warsaw 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lech Poznań 1 2 3 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Śląsk Wrocław 11 9 5 5 4 7 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 3 4 3 5 4 3 3 3
Piast Gliwice 12 16 10 6 5 3 6 7 8 9 8 7 7 9 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 3 3 4 4 4
Górnik Zabrze 5 4 7 7 8 6 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 6 6 6 5
Polonia Warsaw 4 7 4 4 6 5 9 6 4 4 3 2 3 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6
Wisła Kraków 8 6 9 11 9 11 13 12 13 13 12 11 9 11 12 13 12 9 9 9 10 12 11 9 9 7 7 7 7 7
Lechia Gdańsk 13 8 6 8 10 8 7 8 7 7 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 9 8 10 12 10 8 8 8 8
Zagłębie Lubin 16 12 13 15 15 15 14 15 14 15 14 14 14 13 11 10 9 8 8 8 11 8 10 8 7 8 10 10 10 9
Jagiellonia Białystok 6 5 8 9 11 10 12 11 11 10 9 10 11 10 10 11 10 11 10 10 8 7 7 7 8 9 11 11 11 10
Korona Kielce 14 14 15 13 12 13 11 13 10 12 13 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 11 11 9 10 9 11 11 12 9 9 9 11
Pogoń Szczecin 3 10 11 10 7 9 8 9 9 11 10 8 8 7 8 8 8 10 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 13 12
Widzew Łódź 7 3 2 1 1 1 4 4 5 6 7 9 10 8 9 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 13 13 10 11 12 13 12 13
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 10 11 12 12 14 14 15 16 16 14 15 15 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 15 14
Ruch Chorzów 15 15 16 14 13 12 10 10 12 8 11 12 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 15
GKS Bełchatów 9 13 14 16 16 16 16 14 15 16 16 16 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 16 16

Last updated: 2 June 2013
Source: 90minut.pl (Polish)

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BEŁ GÓR JAG KOR LPO LGD LEG PIA PBB POG PWA RUC ŚLĄ WID WIS ZLU
GKS Bełchatów 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–5 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2
Górnik Zabrze 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 0–2
Jagiellonia Białystok 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 0–0
Korona Kielce 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0
Lech Poznań 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–3 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–3 4–0 1–0 3–1
Lechia Gdańsk 1–1 0–2 2–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–4 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–2
Legia Warsaw 0–0 3–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
Piast Gliwice 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1
Pogoń Szczecin 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–0
Polonia Warsaw 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–1
Ruch Chorzów 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1
Śląsk Wrocław 2–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–2
Widzew Łódź 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0
Wisła Kraków 2–1 1–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Zagłębie Lubin 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 4–0 0–1 4–1

Updated to games played on 2 June 2013.
Source: Ekstraklasa (Polish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

As of matches played 17 May 2013.
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Burić Lech Poznań 13
2 Slovakia Dušan Kuciak Legia Warsaw 10
3 Poland Łukasz Skorupski Górnik Zabrze 8
Poland Michał Gliwa Zagłębie Lubin 8
Lithuania Emilijus Zubas GKS Bełchatów 8
6 Estonia Sergei Pareiko Wisła Kraków 7
Poland Dariusz Trela Piast Gliwice 7
8 Poland Jakub Słowik Jagiellonia 5
Slovakia Marián Kelemen Śląsk Wrocław 5
Poland Michał Buchalik Lechia Gdańsk 5

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