Piast Gliwice

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Piast Gliwice
GKS Piast Gliwice.png
Full name Gliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice
Nickname(s) Piastunki (Nurse)
Founded 18 June 1945; 69 years ago (1945-06-18)
Ground Stadion Piast,
Gliwice, Poland
Ground Capacity 10,037
Chairman Poland Jarosław Kołodziejczyk
Manager Spain Ángel García
League Ekstraklasa
2012–13 4th
Current season

Gliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpʲast ɡliˈvit͡sɛ]) is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. Founded in June 1945 by the Poles who had been forced to leave their homeland in present-day Western Ukraine, Piast's football team played as many as 32 seasons in the Polish Second Division, before finally being promoted to the Ekstraklasa in 2008. Having played two seasons in the top division, the club was relegated in 2010. Piast have twice (1978, 1983) managed to reach the final of the Cup of Poland, losing on both occasions. The club's name comes from the Piast dynasty, which ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state in the 10th century, until 1370. Piast is the first soccer team in Poland to gain promotion from the 7th tier to the Ekstraklasa (Polish top tier of football) and later to the European Cup.[1]

History[edit]

After the 1956 fusion of the three different clubs, GKS Gliwice was formed. Piast continued to play their matches on ul. Robotniczej. In 1964, the 2 clubs merged. The new club name was GKS "Piast" Gliwice.

Club Names[edit]

  • (18.06.1945) - KS Piast Gliwice
  • (23.05.1946) - KSM Piast Gliwice
  • (September/November 1947) - ZKSM Piast Gliwice
  • (05.03.1949) - ZS Metal Piast Gliwice (merged with ZKSM Huta Łabędy, ZKS Walcownia Łabędy, RKS Jedność Rudziniec, *RKS PZS Gliwice and ZKS Silesia Gliwice)
  • (01.11.1949) - ZKS Stal Gliwice
  • (11.03.1951) - ZKS Stal GZUT Gliwice
  • (15.03.1955) - ZKS Piast Gliwice
  • (20.01.1957) - KS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.01.1961) - SKS Piast Gliwice
  • (15.03.1964) - GKS Piast Gliwice (merged with GKS Gliwice and KS Metal Gliwice)
  • (17.10.1983) - MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (12.09.1989) - CWKS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (1989) - [merged with ZTS Łabędy (Gliwice)]
  • (1990) - CWKS Bumar-Piast Gliwice
  • (04.04.1990) - KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (11.05.1990) - KS Bumar Łabędy (Gliwice)
  • (01.07.1990) - KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (1991) - KS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (01.07.1992) - MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.08.1995) - KS Bojków Gliwice (merged with KS Bojków Gliwice)
  • (15.09.1995) - KS Piast Bojków Gliwice
  • (02.09.1996) - GKS Piast Gliwice

Piast in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013-14 UEFA Europa League 2Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ FK 2–2 1–2 3–4 (aet)
Notes
  • Home results are noted in bold
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

Stadium[edit]

Piast plays their home games at the 10,000 capacity Stadion Piasta in Gliwice.

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 July, 2014.

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

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Jakub Szmatuła
3 Slovakia DF Csaba Horváth
4 Spain MF Carles Martínez
5 Czech Republic DF Jan Polák
6 Poland DF Piotr Kwasniewski
7 Poland MF Patrick Dytko
9 Poland MF Radosław Murawski
10 Poland MF Kamil Wilczek
11 Poland MF Pawel Moskwik
14 Poland DF Adrian Klepczyński
17 Poland MF Tomasz Podgórski
18 Slovakia MF Matej Ižvolt
No. Position Player
19 Poland DF Piotr Brozek
20 Poland MF Łukasz Hanzel
21 Spain MF Gerard Badía
22 Poland DF Tomasz Mokwa
23 Czech Republic FW Tomáš Dočekal
24 Poland FW Wojciech Kędziora
25 Poland MF Krzysztof Halgas
26 Poland MF Bartosz Szeliga
28 Poland DF Kornel Osyra
29 Poland GK Jakub Szumski
77 Spain FW Rubén Jurado
91 Spain GK Alberto

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kapitan Piasta awansował z nim od B-klasy do ekstraklasy" (in Polish). Sport.pl. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Lech Poznań - Strona Oficjalna. Specjalista od awansów - Jacek Zieliński" (in Polish). Lechpoznan.pl. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°18′23.69″N 18°41′45.42″E / 50.3065806°N 18.6959500°E / 50.3065806; 18.6959500