Olimpia Elbląg

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Olimpia Elbląg
Full name Klub Sportowy
Olimpia Elbląg
Nickname(s) Żółto-biało-niebiescy (Yellow-white-blue), Związkowi (Associates), Olimpijczycy (Olimpics)
Founded 1945
Ground City Stadium Elbląg, Poland
Ground Capacity 7000
Chairman Poland Łukasz Konończuk
Manager Belarus Oleg Raduszko
League Polish Second League
2011/12 14th (I League)

Olimpia Elbląg is a Polish professional football (soccer) team based in Elbląg, Poland. It was founded in 1945. Currently the club plays in the Polish First League (second division in the Polish league system).

Club structure[edit]

Board members[edit]

President: Poland Łukasz Konończuk
Vice-president of financial area: Poland Jarosław Majkowski
Vice-president of sports area: Poland Bartłomiej Piór
Board member: Poland Jacek Perliński
Board member: Poland Franciszek Wiśniewski

Spokesman: Poland Krzysztof Fedak
Marketing manager: Poland Robert Pilecki

Sponsors[edit]

Main sponsors: Elbląg City Hall, Rapsodia Mall, Andrex
Sponsors: Grupa Żywiec (Specjal Beer), DRE, Carrefour, PKS Elbląg, RE.pl
Technical sponsor: Colo Sportswear

Objects[edit]

Olimpia Stadium[edit]

Olimpia play near Agrykola 8 Street since 1945. There are projects of new stadium for the team, but there is no decision when investion will be started.

Training Camp Skrzydlata[edit]

Since 80's Olimpia have training camp with few football fields. There is still in renovation, which should be ended at winter 2010. After renovation there will be two football fields (one with organic lawn).

Club history[edit]

1946: Olimpia (Olympia) Elbląg on field Agrykola 8

Historical Names[edit]

Syrena (1945), Stocznia (1946), Olympia (1946), KS Tabory (1946), Ogniwo (1949), Stal (1949), Budowlani (1951), Kolejarz (1951), Spójnia (1954), Turbina (1955), Olimpia (1955), Sparta (1955), TKS Polonia (1956)
Olimpia Elbląg (1960-1992)
KS Polonia Elbląg (1992-2002)
KS Polonia Olimpia Elbląg (2002-2004)
Piłkarski KS Olimpia Elbląg (since October 15, 2004)

Club crest[edit]

Club crest was changed many times in history. The mostly club was used today's symbol of a team.

Changes of Olimpia Elbląg crest 1946-2010

Achievements[edit]

Highest position: 8th

Current First Team[edit]

Tomasz Arteniuk - former Olimpia Elbląg coach

Accurate as of March 1, 2012
Coaching staff:

Head coach: Belarus Oleg Raduszko
Coach assistant: Poland Szymon Szałachowski
Team manager: Poland Tomasz Żukowski
Fitness coach: Poland Alicja Mucharska

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

No. Position Player
2 Poland DF Marcin Pacan
3 Poland DF Mateusz Lisiecki (on loan from Legia Warszawa)
7 Poland MF Andrzej Matwijow
8 Poland MF Tomasz Chałas (on loan from Górnik Zabrze)
12 Poland GK Grzegorz Szamotulski
13 Poland MF Maciej Scherfchen
14 Poland MF Mateusz Górka
16 Poland DF Grzegorz Miecznik
17 Poland DF Łukasz Derbich
No. Position Player
20 Poland DF Paweł Żuraw
21 Poland GK Jarosław Talik
23 Poland MF Paweł Czoska (on loan from Arka Gdynia)
25 Poland MF Adam Banasiak (on loan from Legia Warszawa)
26 Poland MF Michał Ressel
27 Poland MF Bartłomiej Bartosiak (on loan from GKS Bełchatów)
30 Serbia GK Milos Budakovic (on loan from Cracovia)
Moldova DF Oleg Ichim
Belarus FW Kirill Radushko

Olimpia II Elbląg[edit]

Accurate as of November 18, 2010
Coaching staff:

Coach: Poland Paweł Karpowicz
Team manager: Poland Mariusz Bulkowski
Manager: Poland Dariusz Nowakowski

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

No. Position Player
Georgia (country) GK Temur Khintuba
Poland GK Damian Czaplicki
Poland GK Tomasz Kasprzik
Poland DF Jacek Rosenau
Poland DF Dawid Rozpędowski
Poland DF Tomasz Gapski
Poland DF Grzegorz Żak
Poland DF Karol Jarosiński
Poland MF Wiesław Korzeb (captain)
No. Position Player
Poland MF Grzegorz Lisiecki
Poland MF Michał Mieszko
Poland MF Damian Fudala
Poland MF Marcin Bożek
Poland FW Kamil Kuczkowski
Poland FW Jakub Kussy
Poland FW Dawid Ambroziak
Slovenia FW Matej Rožník

Youth teams[edit]

Accurate as of December 22, 2010
Coaching staff:

Coach youth coordinator: Poland Adam Fedoruk
Coach '92,'93: Poland Władysław Obrębski
Coach '94,'95: Poland Maciej Chwoszcz
Coach '96: Poland Janusz Buczkowski
Coach '97: Poland Adam Urbanowicz
Coach '98: Poland Tomasz Giedziun
Coach '99: Poland Michał Ratajczyk
Coach '00,'01: Poland Wojciech Laskowski
Coach '02,'03: Poland Paweł Misarko

Most famous players which career has started in Olimpia youth teams are: Adam Fedoruk (former Poland International, UEFA Champions League participant with Legia Warsaw), Bartosz Białkowski (Southampton F.C. goalkeeper) and Maciej Bykowski (former Panathinaikos Athens player).

Coaches & Managers[edit]

Coaches & Managers since 1960, when Olimpia was created from other Elbląg's football clubs

Poland Aleksander Grudziński (1959-61)
Poland Mieczysław Lorenc (1962)
Poland Witold Kamieński (1962-63)
Poland Edward Kołpa (1963-65)
Poland Witold Kamieński (1966)
Poland Stefan Wesołowski (1967-70)
Poland Bogumił Gozdur (1970-72)
Poland Jerzy Wrzos (1973)
Poland Franciszek Rogowski (1974)
Poland Andrzej Cehelik (July 23, 1974-75)
Poland Zdzisław Rogowski (1975)
 
Poland Wojciech Łazarek (January 1976-77)
Poland Eugeniusz Różański (1977-78)
Poland Jan Kowalski (1978-79)
Poland Eugeniusz Samolczyk (1979-80)
Poland Jerzy Słaboszewski (1980)
Poland Józef Bujko (1980-81)
Poland Stanisław Stachura (1981-83)
Poland Marian Geszke (1984)
Poland Józef Bujko (1984-87)
Poland Lech Strembski (1987)
Poland Eugeniusz Różański (1988)
 
Poland Józef Bujko (1989-90)
Poland Stanisław Fijarczyk (1990-94)
Poland Lech Strembski (1994-96)
Poland Sebastian Klimek (1996)
Poland Bogusław Kołodziejski (1997-00)
Poland Stanisław Fijarczyk (2000-02)
Poland Adam Fedoruk (2002-03)
Poland Andrzej Bianga (2003-2006.12.31)
Poland Zbigniew Kieżun (2007.1.1-2007.8.16)
Poland Tomasz Wichniarek (2007.8.16-2009.7.9)
Poland Tomasz Arteniuk (2009.7.9-2011.4.4)
 
Poland Jarosław Araszkiewicz (2011.4.5-2011.6.12)
Poland Grzegorz Wesołowski (2011.6.22-2011.10.15)
Ukraine Anatolij Piskoweć (2011.10.18)
Belarus Oleg Raduszko (from January 7, 2012-present)

Fans[edit]

The team supporters live mostly in Elbląg. The largest attendance at the Olimpia's stadium were recorded during the Polish second league games in the 70's and 80's: 10,000 attendants during the 1/16 final of the Polish Cup in autumn 1976 or circa 12,000 when Olimpia was playing in Second League in the middle 70's. Fans from Elbląg have their own association called 776 p.n.e. (the date symbolized the first Ancient Olympic Games) and Ultras Group called SMG'o6. In 2004, the Olimpia fans have created their own team ZKS Olimpia Elbląg (historical club name). They have protested against club policy. After two seasons, the team reached the Polish Okręgówka League (5th level in the Polish football). Another football team is based in Elbląg, Concordia, but only Olimpia has a large and organised fanbase. The Olimpia fans are have friendly relationships with supporters of Legia Warszawa and Zagłębie Sosnowiec.

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