Ekstraklasa

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Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa logo.png
Country  Poland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1927
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to I Liga
Domestic cup(s) Polish Cup
Polish SuperCup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Legia Warsaw (9th title) (2012–13)
Most championships Górnik Zabrze
Ruch Chorzów
(14 titles each)
TV partners Canal+ Sport; Canal+ Sport HD ; Canal+ 3D
Website Official website
2013–14 Ekstraklasa season

The Ekstraklasa (Polish pronunciation: [ˌɛkstraˈklasa]), or T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (Polish pronunciation: [tiˈmɔ(w)bajl ˌɛkstraˈklasa]) for sponsorship reasons, is a Polish professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Polish football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the I Liga. The Ekstraklasa season starts in late July, and ends in May the following year, teams play a total of 30 games each.

The Ekstraklasa (former I liga) was formed as Liga Piłki Nożnej (Polish pronunciation: [ˈlʲiɡa ˈpiwki ˈnɔʐnɛj]; LPN) on 1 March 1927 in Warsaw, but Polish Championships as non-league competition and The Polish Football Federation PZPN (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej) had been organized on 20 December 1919 in Warsaw, a year after the independence of Poland in 1918. First, historic games of the freshly created league took place on April 3, 1927.

A total of 79 clubs have played in the top division of polish football since the founding of the league in 1927, of which, 16 clubs have won the title. The current champions are Legia Warsaw, who won their ninth title in 2012–13.

History[edit]

Creation of the Polish Football League[edit]

In December 1926 in Warsaw, representatives from several Polish clubs met each other. The purpose of this meeting was simple - to discuss about possibility of creating a Soccer League. Now, it is impossible to speculate, who and why came up with this idea (some say this was due to numerous changes, introduced at that time in Poland, after the May Coup). Obviously, a League was a much more practical solution than hitherto practiced two-stage (regional and then central) games.

To dismay of clubs’ officials, PZPN did not like the idea of the League and the Association wanted to thwart it. However, it turned out that virtually all but one Polish club supported the League and decided to create it, no matter what PZPN's representatives thought of it. In late February 1927, at the PZPN's meeting in Warsaw, its officials openly opposed the League, but the clubs, allegedly egged on by some generals from Polish Army (which, after May Coup of 1926, played a key role in all aspects of public life), would not obey. The creation of the League was announced on March 1, 1927.

Cracovia Kraków[edit]

It has been mentioned that all clubs but one supported the League. The only opponent was Cracovia - a very influential and strong organization in Polish soccer of the 1920s. Cracovia's boycott was because its director, Dr. Edward Cetnarowski, at the same time held the post of the director of PZPN.

It must be mentioned that Cetnarowski was a personality known not only in Poland, but also in other countries. It was due to his efforts that in September 1923 his beloved club, Cracovia, went on a tour to Spain. The Kraków side's results were impressive - a 1-1 tie with FC Barcelona and a 0-1 loss to Real Madrid. In October, also thanks to Cetnarowski, FC Sevilla came to Kraków and lost 2-3 to Cracovia.

Early years of the League - dominance of Wisła Kraków[edit]

1927 Winning Wisła Kraków side.

Games of first, historic League Championships started on April 3, 1927. All major teams (except for Cracovia) took part in it. This is the list of the teams (in the order given below the League finished in November 1927):

Polish rivalry symbolized by Wisła Kraków and 1.FC Katowice[edit]

In this first, historic season of the League, fight for Championship was decided between two powerful teams - Wisła Kraków and 1.FC Katowice. This rivalry was treated very seriously, not only by the two sides involved, but also by the whole nation. 1.FC was regarded as the team supported by German minority, while Wisła, at the end of this historic season, represented ambitions of all Poles.

Some time in the fall of 1927 in Katowice, an ill-fated game between 1.FC and Wisła took place. Stakes were very high - the winner would become the Champion. Kraków's side won 2–0 and became the Champion. 1.FC finished second, third was Warta Poznań.

1933-1939 Silesian Dominance[edit]

In 1928 Cracovia finally decided to enter the League, which was gladly accepted by all fans of soccer. However, Championships were once again won by Wisła, with such excellent players as Henryk Reyman, Mieczyslaw Balcer and Jan Kotlarczyk. Warta Poznań was second and Legia Warsaw third. This was also the last year of 1.FC's glory. The team finished fifth, to be relegated forever at the end of 1929 season.

In 1929 yet another team (after Cracovia, Pogon Lwów and Wisła) was added to the list of Champions of Poland. This time it was Warta Poznań, which finished one point ahead of Garbarnia Kraków.

However, after the last game, on December 1, 1929, it was Garbarnia Kraków that was celebrating the Championship. Two weeks later, in mid-December, PZPN's officials changed the result of the Warta - Klub Turystow Łódź game. Originally, Warta lost 1-2, but due to walk-over (it was decided that one of Łódź's players did not have all necessary documents), this was changed to 3-0 in favor of Poznań's side. As a result of the decision, Warta (with 33 points) became the Champion, Garbarnia finished second with 32 points and Klub Turystow was relegated.

In 1930, Cracovia regained Championship, (to repeat this success in 1932) and a year later another Kraków's side, Garbarnia, won the League. It is clear that the 1927-1932 period was marked by dominance of teams from Kraków. During this time, only once (Warta Poznań, 1929) the Championship was won by a side from a different city. The 1931 Champion, Garbarnia, was unique as this was the first time that the League had been won by a side whose all players had been bought from other teams.

As has been said, the early 1930s marked a decline of the dominance of Kraków and Lwów as centers of Polish soccer. The point of gravity slowly moved towards west - to Polish part of Upper Silesia, which had belonged to Poland since 1921 (see: Silesian Uprisings). In 1932 the champion was Cracovia, but starting in 1933, Ruch Chorzów (then: Ruch Wielkie Hajduki) completely dominated the league, being the champion for 4 times in a row.

Ruch, with such excellent players as Teodor Peterek, Ernest Wilimowski and Gerard Wodarz was by far the best team in those years. For example, in 1934 it finished seven points ahead of second Cracovia. Other important teams of these years were: Cracovia, Wisła Kraków, Pogoń Lwów and Warta Poznań.

In 1933 and 1934 there were 12 teams in the League. In 1935 this number was cut to 11 and in 1936 - to 10. Soccer officials did it on purpose - with fewer teams, the competition was supposed to be harder, which would attract fans to the stadiums. However, supporters’ turnout was not impressive, with Ruch Chorzów as the most popular team, both at home and away.

In late 1935 (the league held its games in the spring-summer-fall system) fans were shocked to find that Cracovia, the legend of this sport, was relegated to the A-class. Kraków's side absence lasted for a year - it returned in 1937, to became the champion.

Ruch Chorzów was still the dominant team, winning the Championships in 1936 and 1938. In 1937 Ruch's streak of four consecutive champions was broken by Cracovia, and in 1939 the championships were not finished. By August 31, 1939, after some 12 games, Ruch was the leader of the 10-team League. Last games of this summer occurred on August 20. Then, a break was planned, because the National Team was going to play a few international friendlies. Games were to be re-introduced on September 10.

This is the list of the ten teams that participated in last, historic games for Championships of interwar Poland. Teams are presented according to their position on the table, as of August 31, 1939:

1. Ruch Chorzów.

2. Wisła Kraków.

3. Pogoń Lwów.

4. AKS Chorzów.

5. Warta Poznań.

6. Cracovia.

7. Polonia Warsaw.

8. Garbarnia Kraków.

9. Warszawianka Warsaw.

10. Union Touring Łódź.

After World War II[edit]

As a result of the Second World War, the borders of Poland changed significantly. Lwów, one of the centers of Polish soccer (with such teams as Pogoń Lwów, Czarni Lwów and Lechia Lwów) was annexed by Soviet Union and all these teams ceased to exist. Lwów's soccer officials and players moved westwards, creating such clubs as Polonia Bytom, Odra Opole and Pogoń Szczecin (see: Recovered Territories). Another important center, Wilno (with the team Śmigły Wilno), was also annexed by the Soviets (see: Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union). In exchange, Poland gained a large swath of formerly German territory in particular in Silesia, with its capital Wrocław (home of double champion Śląsk Wrocław) and towns such as Zabrze (home of 14-times champion Górnik Zabrze, Bytom (home of champions Polonia Bytom and Szombierki Bytom) and Lubin (home of double champion Zagłębie Lubin).

T-Mobile signed a two-year sponsorship deal with the league in June 2011. The league is currently known as the T-Mobile Ekstraklasa for sponsorship purposes, with the deal reported to be worth US$7.2 million annually. The company has proposed to promote the use of new technologies within the game, as well as offering fans a series of promotional deals.[1]

2013/2014 Reform[edit]

There are 16 clubs in the Ekstraklasa. During the course of the season each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games (240 games in the season). From the 2013–14 season onward after 30th round league will be split into 'champion' (top eight teams) and 'relegation' (bottom eight teams) groups. Each team will play seven more games (1-4 and 9-12 teams will play four times at home), starting with half the points achieved during the first phase of 30 matches. The changes extend the season to total of 296 matches played.[2]

Corruption scandal[edit]

Several clubs have been involved in a corruption scandal and were/are in danger of relegation:

  • Arka Gdynia - relegated from 1st to 2nd division, -5 points at the start of 2007/08 season
  • Górnik Łęczna - relegated from 1st to 3rd division, -6 points at the start of 2007/08 season
  • Górnik Polkowice - 70 000 zł penalty, relegated from 2nd to 4th division, -6 points at the start of 2007/08 season
  • Jagiellonia Białystok - docked 10 points at the start of the 2009/10 season, fine of 300,000 zloty
  • KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski - relegated from 2nd to 3rd division, - 6 points at the start of 2007/08 season
  • Zagłębie Sosnowiec - at the end of 2007/08 they were relegated from the top division to the 3rd, as they finished the season in the relegation zone, plus one division lower due to corruption.
  • Korona Kielce - at the end of 2007/08 they were relegated one level lower due to corruption.
  • Zagłębie Lubin (Polish champion 2006-2007) - at the end of 2007/08 they were relegated one level lower due to corruption.

Television[edit]

All matches from the 2011-2012 season are telecast live nationally by Canal+ Poland. Telewizja Polska has the rights to air live 4 games per season on a non scrambled channel.[3]

From 17 August 2012, Sports Tonight Live in the United Kingdom began to air live Ekstraklasa matches three times a week.[4]

Clubs[edit]

Club Position in 2012-13 Top division
titles
Last top division title
Cracovia 2nd in 2012–13 I Liga 4 1948
Górnik Zabrze 5th 14 1987-88
Jagiellonia Białystok 10th 0 n/a
Korona Kielce 11th 0 n/a
Lech Poznań 2nd 6 2009-10
Lechia Gdańsk 8th 0 n/a
Legia Warsawa 1st 9 2012-13
Piast Gliwice 4th 0 n/a
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 14th 0 n/a
Pogoń Szczecin 12th 0 n/a
Ruch Chorzówa 15th 13 1988-89
Widzew Łódź 13th 4 1996-97
Wisła Krakówa 7th 14 2010-11
Zagłębie Lubin 9th 2 2006-07
Zawisza Bydgoszcz 1st in 2012–13 I Liga 0 n/a
Śląsk Wrocław 3rd 2 2011-12

a: Founding member of Ekstraklasa

List of league champions[edit]

(This list is not synonymous with a list of Polish football champions)

Clubs by number of league championships[edit]

Titles Team Year(s)
14 Górnik Zabrze
Wisła Kraków
1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
1927, 1928, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1978, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
13 Ruch Chorzów 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1989
9 Legia Warsaw 1955, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2013
6 Lech Poznań 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2010
4 Cracovia
Widzew Łódź
1930, 1932, 1937, 1948
1981, 1982, 1996, 1997
2 ŁKS Łódź
Polonia Bytom
Stal Mielec
Śląsk Wrocław
Zagłębie Lubin
1958, 1998
1954, 1962
1973, 1976
1977, 2012
1991, 2007
1 Garbarnia Kraków
Polonia Warsaw
Szombierki Bytom
Warta Poznań
1931
2000
1980
1929

Bold indicates clubs currently playing in the top division.

The following table lists the league champions by the Polish voivodeship regions (current, valid since 1998).

Region Titles Winning Clubs
POL województwo śląskie flag.svg Silesia
30
Górnik Zabrze (14), Ruch Chorzów (13), Polonia Bytom (2), Szombierki Bytom (1)
POL województwo małopolskie flag.svg Lesser Poland
19
Wisła Kraków (14), Cracovia (4), Garbarnia Kraków (1)
POL województwo mazowieckie flag.svg Masovia
10
Legia Warsaw (9), Polonia Warsaw (1)
POL województwo wielkopolskie flag.svg Greater Poland
7
Lech Poznań (6), Warta Poznań (1)
Flag of Lodzkie.svg Łódź
6
Widzew Łódź (4), ŁKS Łódź (2)
POL województwo dolnośląskie flag.svg Lower Silesia
4
Zagłębie Lubin (2), Śląsk Wrocław (2)
POL województwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
2
Stal Mielec (2)

Honored teams[edit]

In European Football teams are especially honored for winning multiple national championship titles, after 10 Polish Championship titles a representative golden star is placed above the teams badge to indicate 10 Polish Championship titles.

The current (as of August 2008) officially-sanctioned Ekstraklasa stars are:

All-time league table[edit]

The all-time league table consists off all the teams that once participated in the Ekstraklasa. Data from the 1927 - 2012-13 seasons.

Source: Tabela wszech czasów Ekstraklasy (1927-2013) 90minut.pl

Pos. Club Seasons Current Level Matches Played Points Total Wins Wins for 3 Points Draws Losses Losses for -1 Points Goals scored Goals conceded Goal difference
1 Legia Warsaw 76 1st 2044 2802 983 322 523 537 3 3389 2176 +1213
2 Wisła Kraków 73 1st 1909 2514 875 301 472 561 6 3125 2232 +893
3 Ruch Chorzów 73 1st 1922 2249 792 153 518 616 6 2936 2446 +490
4 Górnik Zabrze 56 1st 1594 2028 699 182 449 446 1 2414 1712 +702
5 Lech Poznań 52 1st 1462 1673 574 219 404 483 8 1973 1730 +243
6 ŁKS Łódź 65 5th 1720 1761 598 100 474 647 6 2230 2361 -131
7 Widzew Łódź 34 1st 1038 1329 417 174 327 294 6 1365 1187 +180
8 Pogoń Szczecin 40 1st 1158 1158 374 101 316 467 7 1324 1579 -255
9 Śląsk Wrocław 34 1st 1014 1124 368 102 291 355 5 1167 1211 -44
10 GKS Katowice 30 2nd 894 1030 321 104 286 287 2 1023 977 +46
11 Zagłębie Lubin 25 1st 774 977 285 184 227 261 1 957 903 +54
12 Polonia Warsaw 31 5th 800 966 304 180 178 318 1165 1251 -81
13 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 35 3rd 950 889 315 4 259 376 4 1131 1250 -119
14 Polonia Bytom 35 3rd 892 881 289 33 274 328 4 1099 1141 -42
15 Cracovia 34 1st 804 852 298 75 181 327 1174 1184 -10
16 Stal Mielec 25 3rd 738 726 247 11 227 263 6 834 844 -10
17 Szombierki Bytom 25 4th 702 645 235 180 287 5 875 999 -124
18 Gwardia Warszawa 23 7th 572 539 195 149 228 682 764 -82
19 Odra Wodzisław Śląski 14 4th 418 529 145 145 94 179 487 570 -83
20 Odra Opole 22 3rd 564 523 182 159 223 645 740 -95
21 Lechia Gdańsk 21 1st 526 501 156 49 141 229 1 526 710 -184
22 Amica Wronki 11 not existing 332 498 135 135 93 104 452 370 +82
23 GKS Bełchatów 11 2nd 338 450 121 121 87 130 387 403 -16
24 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 10 7th 293 441 124 124 69 100 420 357 +63
25 Warta Poznań 18 3rd 410 423 177 69 164 841 733 +108
26 Arka Gdynia 12 2nd 360 346 103 34 106 151 344 451 -107
27 Garbarnia Kraków 15 3rd 315 306 121 64 130 561 561 0
28 Wisła Płock 9 2nd 270 306 82 74 68 120 290 400 -110
29 Pogoń Lwów 13 abroad 273 304 130 44 99 537 439 +98
30 Korona Kielce 7 1st 210 303 82 82 57 71 260 254 +6
31 Jagiellonia Białystok 10 1st 304 299 85 60 59 133 7 281 428 -147
32 Stomil Olsztyn 8 2nd 254 296 76 69 75 103 0 255 339 -84
33 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 12 1st 356 292 104 4 80 172 368 540 -172
35 Olimpia Poznań
Lechia/Olimpia Gdańsk
9 not existing 290 265 79 16 101 108 10 313 380 -67
35 Stal Rzeszów 11 3rd 290 255 79 97 114 297 377 -80
36 Hutnik Kraków 7 4th 234 254 75 23 81 78 299 284 +15
37 KS Warszawianka 13 not existing 271 227 90 47 134 427 612 -185
38 Motor Lublin 9 3rd 274 220 70 92 112 12 259 372 -113
39 AKS Chorzów 10 not existing 192 196 80 36 76 336 307 +29
40 Bałtyk Gdynia 7 4th 210 186 64 1 61 85 4 184 247 -56
41 ROW Rybnik 7 2nd 198 165 50 65 83 165 233 -78
42 Górnik Wałbrzych 6 3rd 182 157 53 2 56 73 7 194 246 -52
43 Rymer Niedobczyce
Górnik Radlin
9 6th 188 155 58 39 91 238 344 -106
44 Zagłębie Wałbrzych 6 8th 160 142 50 42 68 131 166 -35
45 Czarni Lwów 7 not existing 164 141 56 29 79 265 326 -61
46 Raków Częstochowa 4 3rd 136 136 36 27 37 63 120 186 -66
47 Sokół Pniewy
Sokół Tychy
4 5th 136 130 36 16 42 58 128 190 -62
48 Polonia Bydgoszcz 7 5th 156 129 47 35 74 186 296 -110
49 Górnik Łęczna 4 2nd 112 128 34 34 26 52 105 169 -64
50 Ruch Radzionków 3 4th 90 109 30 30 19 41 105 135 -30
51 Piast Gliwice 3 1st 90 106 29 29 19 42 88 117 -29
52 Stal Stalowa Wola 4 3rd 132 103 32 44 56 113 173 -60
53 1. FC Katowice 3 7th 78 88 39 10 29 164 143 +21
54 GKS Tychy 3 2nd 90 86 28 30 32 105 113 -8
55 Klub Turystów Łódź
Union Touring Łódź
4 not existing 90 76 32 12 46 149 212 -63
56 KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 3 4th 92 71 18 18 17 57 73 147 -74
57 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 2 1st 60 67 17 17 16 27 65 82 -17
58 Siarka Tarnobrzeg 3 3rd 102 65 19 3 24 59 88 169 -81
59 Arkonia Szczecin 4 5th 88 64 20 24 44 100 166 -66
60 Śląsk Świętochłowice 3 6th 66 45 19 7 40 84 166 -82
61 Unia Racibórz 2 5th 52 38 14 10 28 77 126 -49
62 Hasmonea Lwów 2 not existing 54 38 14 10 30 98 149 -51
63 Wawel Kraków 2 7th 32 37 13 11 8 50 36 +14
64 Igloopol Dębica 2 6th 64 37 9 19 36 43 121 -78
65 Strzelec 22 Siedlce 3 not existing 64 36 14 8 42 84 169 -85
66 Szczakowianka Jaworzno 1 4th 30 32 8 8 8 14 40 54 -14
67 RKS Radomsko 1 not existing 28 31 7 7 10 11 23 34 -11
68 TKS Toruń 2 not existing 54 30 13 4 37 84 185 -101
69 Podgórze Kraków 2 6th 42 27 11 5 26 56 103 -47
70 Radomiak Radom 1 3rd 30 25 8 9 13 29 32 -3
71 Górnik Polkowice 1 3rd 26 23 6 5 15 17 37 -20
72 Tarnovia Tarnów 1 6th 26 22 10 2 14 42 48 -6
73 Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 1 3rd 26 22 5 5 7 14 21 42 -21
74 GKS Jastrzębie 1 5th 30 19 8 8 14 5 24 43 +19
75 Dąb Katowice 2 not existing 36 14 7 0 29 29 97 -68
76 ŁTS-G Łódź 1 not existing 22 12 3 6 13 25 67 -42
77 Śmigły Wilno 1 not existing 18 11 5 1 12 29 50 -21
78 Jutrzenka Kraków 1 not existing 26 11 3 5 18 41 82 -41
79 Lechia Lwów 1 not existing 22 11 5 1 16 23 66 -43

From 1927 to 2013, 79 teams contested in the Ekstraklasa.

Bold- indicates teams currently playing in the Ekstraklasa 2013-14 season.

Explanation[edit]

1. An equal number of points on the basis of their goal difference, then greater number of goals scored.
2. In seasons 1927 - 1994–95 for a win awarded 2 points and 1 point for a draw. In seasons 1986–87 - 1989–90 for win at least three goals difference additionally awarded 1 point, while a losses at least 3 goals difference subtracted one point. Since the season 1995–96 for win gives 3 points and 1 point for a draw.
3. Included additional qualification games between both teams and league championship and remain in the league (including 11 games in 1948, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89) and was not included in the table play-off for the right to play in the league between teams of different class divisions.
4. Included matches with unfinished 1939 season.

Penalty points[edit]

Includes penalties imposed by the Football Association:

Mergers and acquisitions teams[edit]

With the following mergers and acquisitions teams teams:

Top goalscorers[edit]

Year Tally Player Club
1927 37 goals Poland Henryk Reyman Wisła Kraków
1928 28 goals Poland Ludwik Gintel Cracovia
1929 25 goals Poland Rochus Nastula Czarni Lwów
1930 24 goals Poland Karol Kossok Cracovia
1931 24 goals Poland Walerian Kisieliński Wisła Kraków
1932 16 goals Poland Kajetan Kryszkiewicz Warta Poznań
1933 19 goals Poland Artur Woźniak Wisła Kraków
1934 33 goals PolandGermany Ernst Wilimowski Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
1935 22 goals Poland Michał Matyas Pogoń Lwów
1936 18 goals Poland Teodor Peterek
PolandGermany Ernst Wilimowski
Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
1937 12 goals Poland Artur Woźniak Wisła Kraków
1938 21 goals Poland Teodor Peterek Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
1939 12 goals PolandGermany Ernst Wilimowski Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
1948 31 goals Poland Józef Kohut Wisła Kraków
1949 20 goals Poland Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
1950 21 goals Poland Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
1951 20 goals Poland Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
1952 11 goals Poland Gerard Cieślik Ruch Chorzów
1953 24 goals Poland Gerard Cieślik Ruch Chorzów
1954 13 goals Poland Henryk Kempny
Poland Ernst Pohl
Polonia Bytom
Legia Warsaw
1955 16 goals Poland Stanisław Hachorek Gwardia Warsaw
1956 21 goals Poland Henryk Kempny Legia Warsaw
1957 19 goals Poland Lucjan Brychczy Legia Warsaw
1958 19 goals Poland Władysław Soporek ŁKS Łódź
1959 21 goals Poland Jan Liberda
Poland Ernst Pohl
Polonia Bytom
Górnik Zabrze
1960 17 goals Poland Marian Norkowski Polonia Bydgoszcz
1961 24 goals Poland Ernst Pohl Górnik Zabrze
1962 16 goals Poland Jan Liberda Polonia Bytom
1963 18 goals Poland Marian Kielec Pogoń Szczecin
1964 18 goals Poland Lucjan Brychczy
Poland Józef Gałeczka
Poland Jerzy Wilim
Legia Warsaw
Zagłębie Sosnowiec
Szombierki Bytom
1965 18 goals Poland Lucjan Brychczy Legia Warsaw
1966 23 goals Poland Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
1967 18 goals Poland Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
1968 24 goals Poland Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
1969 22 goals Poland Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
1970 18 goals Poland Andrzej Jarosik Zagłębie Sosnowiec
1971 13 goals Poland Andrzej Jarosik Zagłębie Sosnowiec
1972 16 goals Poland Ryszard Szymczak Gwardia Warsaw
1973 13 goals Poland Grzegorz Lato Stal Mielec
1974 15 goals Poland Zdzisław Kapka Wisła Kraków
1975 19 goals Poland Grzegorz Lato Stal Mielec
1976 20 goals Poland Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
1977 17 goals Poland Włodzimierz Mazur Zagłębie Sosnowiec
1978 15 goals Poland Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
1979 17 goals Poland Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
1980 24 goals Poland Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
1981 18 goals Poland Krzysztof Adamczyk Legia Warsaw
1982 15 goals Poland Grzegorz Kapica Szombierki Bytom
1983 15 goals Poland Mirosław Okoński
Poland Mirosław Tłokiński
Lech Poznań
Widzew Łódź
1984 14 goals Poland Włodzimierz Ciołek Górnik Wałbrzych
1985 14 goals Poland Leszek Iwanicki Motor Lublin
1986 20 goals Poland Andrzej Zgutczyński Górnik Zabrze
1987 24 goals Poland Marek Leśniak Pogoń Szczecin
1988 20 goals Poland Dariusz Dziekanowski Legia Warsaw
1989 24 goals Poland Krzysztof Warzycha Ruch Chorzów
1990 18 goals Poland Andrzej Juskowiak Lech Poznań
1991 21 goals Poland Tomasz Dziubiński Wisła Kraków
1992 20 goals Poland Jerzy Podbrożny
Poland Mirosław Waligóra
Lech Poznań
Hutnik Kraków
1993 25 goals Poland Jerzy Podbrożny Lech Poznań
1994 21 goals Poland Zenon Burzawa Sokół Pniewy
1995 16 goals Poland Bogusław Cygan Stal Mielec
1996 29 goals Poland Marek Koniarek Widzew Łódź
1997 18 goals Poland Mirosław Trzeciak ŁKS Łódź
1998 14 goals Poland Arkadiusz Bąk
Poland Sylwester Czereszewski
Poland Mariusz Śrutwa
Polonia Warsaw
Legia Warsaw
Ruch Chorzów
1999 21 goals Poland Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
2000 19 goals Poland Adam Kompała Górnik Zabrze
2001 18 goals Poland Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
2002 21 goals Poland Maciej Żurawski Wisła Kraków
2003 24 goals Serbia and Montenegro Stanko Svitlica Legia Warsaw
2004 20 goals Poland Maciej Żurawski Wisła Kraków
2005 25 goals Poland Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
2006 21 goals Poland Grzegorz Piechna Korona Kielce
2007 15 goals Poland Piotr Reiss Lech Poznań
2008 23 goals Poland Paweł Brożek Wisła Kraków
2009 19 goals Poland Paweł Brożek
Zimbabwe Takesure Chinyama
Wisła Kraków
Legia Warsaw
2010 18 goals Poland Robert Lewandowski Lech Poznań
2011 14 goals Poland Tomasz Frankowski Jagiellonia Białystok
2012 22 goals Latvia Artjoms Rudņevs Lech Poznań
2013 14 goals Slovakia Róbert Demjan Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała

Players[edit]

League presidents[edit]

Nr. League President Term
from to
1. Roman Górecki March 1, 1927 January 1929
2. Ignacy Izdebski January 1929 January 16, 1933
3. Zygmunt Żołędziowski January 16, 1933 January 17, 1936
4. Juliusz Geib January 17, 1936 August 30, 1936
5. Michał Jaroszyński August 30, 1936 Fall 1938
6. Karol Stefan Rudolf Fall 1938 September 17, 1939
7. Tadeusz Dręgiewicz August 10, 1946 August 18, 1946
- League suspended August 18, 1946 February 22, 1947
- VP PZPN ds. League February 22, 1947 June 14, 2005
8. Michał Tomczak June 14, 2005 November 29, 2005
9. Andrzej Rusko November 29, 2005 March 14, 2012
9. Bogusław Biszof September 1, 2012 present

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