Legia Warsaw

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Legia Warsaw
Legia Warszawa.svg
Full name Legia Warszawa SA
Nickname(s) Wojskowi ("Militarians"),
Legioniści ("Legionnaires", "Legionarries")
Founded March 1916 as Drużyna Sportowa Legia
Ground Polish Army Stadium (Pepsi Arena),
3 Łazienkowska Street, Warsaw
Ground Capacity 31,103[1]
Departments of Legia Warsaw
Football pictogram.svg Football (Men's)
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball (Men's)
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice Hockey
Rugby union pictogram.svg RC Legia Warszawa
Speedway logo.svg Legia Warszawa (speedway)

Legia Warsaw or Legia Warszawa is a Polish multi-sports club based in Warsaw, Poland


The "Legia" had several teams in many sports:

Brief Overview[edit]

Legia was formed between 5 and 15 March 1916 during military operations in World War I on the Eastern Front in the neighborhood of Maniewicze in Volhynia, as the main football club of the Polish Legions. The team had started its first training earlier in the spring of 1915, in the city of Piotrków Trybunalski. In July 1916, due to the Brusilov Offensive, Legia permanently moved to the capital city of Warsaw.