Odra Opole

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Odra Opole
Odra Opole.png
Full name Opolski Klub Sportowy
Odra Opole
Nickname(s) Blue-Reds
Founded 16 June 1945
Ground Stadion Miejski
Opole, Poland
Ground Capacity 4,750[1]
Chairman Poland Krystian Golec
Manager Poland Wojciech Mielnik
League Polish Third League Opolsko-Śląska Group
2011-2012 Third League, 6th
Website Club home page

Odra Opole (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɔdra ɔˈpɔlɛ]) is a football (soccer) club based in Opole, Poland, currently playing in the Polish First League (second highest division in Poland). It was founded by resettled Poles from Lwów in 1945 as Lwowianka (female inhabitant of Lwów) but because the communist authorities disliked the name, the club's name has been soon changed to more politically appropriate Budowlani Opole (Builders Opole). This name was changed again in 1953 to its present form - Odra Opole. The club played in the Polish First League in periods of 1953, 1956-1958 (3 seasons), 1960-1966 (7 seasons), 1967–1970, 1971–1974 and 1976-1981. The best result was a First League 3rd place in 1963-64 season. While actually being relegated from First League (then called Second League) in the 1997-98 season, they merged with Varta Namysłów for one season and played by the name Odra/Varta Opole in the 1998-99 season of the First League.

In 2009, Odra Opole withdrew from the Polish First League after becoming insolvent. In June of the same year, a new club by the name of Oderka Opole was established. Oderka plans to apply for acceptance into the Polish Fourth League to which Odra's reserves had won promotion.[2] Oderka Opole played in Opolska (Opole) Group in Polish Fourth League and promoted to Opolsko-Slaska (Opole-Silesia) Group of Polish Third League in 2009-10 season. Oderka renamed her name to tradinitional one in 2011-12 season and promoted to Zachodnia (West) group of Polish Second League in 2012-13 season.

League Participations[edit]

First Level: 1953, 1956-1958 (3 seasons), 1960-1966 (7 seasons), 1967–1970, 1971–1974, 1976–1981

Second Level: 1951-1952 (2 seasons), 1954-1955 (2 seasons), 1959, 1966–1967, 1970–1971, 1974–1976, 1981–1984, 1985–1986, 1987–1988, 1997–2002, 2006–2009

Third Level: 1948-1950 (3 seasons), 1984–1985, 1986–1987, 1988–1997, 2002–2006, 2013-2014

Fourth Level: 2010-2013

Fifth Level: 2009-2010

Recent seasons[edit]

Year Division Position
1999–2000 Second League (II) 8th
2000–01 Second League (II) 4th
2001–02 Second League (II) 18th (relegated)
2002–03 Third League (III) 5th
2003–04 Third League (III) 4th
2004–05 Third League (III) 12th
2005–06 Third League (III) 2nd (promoted 1)
2006–07 Third League (III) 10th
2007–08 First League (II) 13th
2008–09 First League (II) 17th (relegated)
2009–10 Fourth League (V) 1st (promoted)
2010–11 Third League (IV) 5th
2011–12 Third League (IV) 6th
2012–13 Third League (IV) 1st (promoted)
2013–14 Second League (III)

1: promotion play-off won.


National Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
29 Poland GK Jakub Bella
1 Poland GK Marcin Feć
Poland GK Kamil Telecki
3 Poland DF Łukasz Ganowicz
2 Poland DF Jakub Grodzki
23 Poland DF Mandrin Piegzik
22 Brazil DF Felipe
20 Senegal MF Pape Samba Ba
13 Poland MF Piotr Bajdziak
4 Poland MF Tomasz Copik
6 Poland MF Błażej Karasiak
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Andrew Konopelsky
Poland MF Przemysław Kościukiewicz
Poland MF Rafał Niespodziński
Poland MF Marcel Surowiak
Poland MF Jakub Syldorf
7 Poland MF Marek Tracz
Germany MF Rafał Wodniok
8 Nigeria FW Hugo Enyinnaya
10 Poland FW Marcin Józefowicz
9 Poland FW Marcin Pontus


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