Odra Wodzisław

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Odra Wodzisław Śląski
MKS Odra Wodzislaw.png
Full name Miejski Klub Sportowy
Odra Wodzisław Śląski
Founded 1922
Ground MOSiR Stadium
Wodzisław Śląski, Poland
Ground Capacity 7,400
Chairman Poland Grzegorz Gostyński
Manager Poland Tomasz Babuchowski
League III liga
Website Club home page
Current season

Odra Wodzisław Śląski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɔdra vɔˈd͡ʑiswaf]), is a Polish football club based in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1922 as Odra Wodzisław, then changed its name several times. After the Second World War and until 1963 the club was linked closely to the Polish State Railways (PKP), so the club bore the nickname Kolejarz, which means The Railwaymen. From 1963 until 1974, the club took the name Górnik (miner), as the club is based in Upper Silesia, known for its coal-mining industry. Then, the club reverted to its traditional name, Odra, after the Oder River).[1]

After several decades in the second and third tiers of the league system, Odra were promoted to the Polish Ekstraklasa for the first time in 1996. The team continued to develop over the following years, achieving 3rd place in their first season at this level before settling into mid-table placings over the following decade. From 2007, however, league positions worsened until the club was finally relegated to the I liga in 2010. In spite of this, Odra did manage to reach the final of the Ekstraklasa Cup in 2009, losing to regional rivals Śląsk Wrocław. During the 2010/11 season, Odra underwent severe financial difficulties, often struggling to raise enough money to travel to away fixtures. This affected on-field performance and a second successive relegation followed. The summer of 2011 saw the Odra board declare themselves bankrupt and dissolve the club, with fans reforming as Klub Piłkarski Odra 1922 Wodzisław.[2] This new club joined the lowest rung of the Polish league ladder for the 2011/12 season. 1. July 2012 Odra acquisition licency for III polish league.

Stadium[edit]

Stadium MOSiR in Wodzisław Śląski.

MOSiR Stadium

Biggest Achievements[edit]

Odra in European Cups[edit]

Match Odra vs Dyskobolia May 2008 in Wodzisław Śląski.
Season Competition Round Club Score
1997 Intertoto Cup GR Romania Rapid Bucureşti 2-4
France Olympique Lyonnais 2-5
Slovakia MŠK Žilina 0-0
Austria FK Austria Wien 5-1
1997/98 UEFA Cup 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Pobeda 3-0, 1-2
2Q Russia Rotor Volgograd 0-2, 3-4
2003 Intertoto Cup 1R Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 1-2, 0-1
2004 Intertoto Cup 1R Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1-0, 0-2

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

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