Ruch Chorzów

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Ruch Chorzów
Ruch Chorzów.svg
Full name Ruch Chorzów S.A.
Nickname(s) Niebiescy (The Blues),
Niebieska eRka (The Blue R),
HKS (from Hutniczy KS)
Founded 20 April 1920; 94 years ago (1920-04-20)
Ground Stadion Miejski
Ground Capacity 10,000[1]
Chairman Dariusz Smagorowicz
Manager Ján Kocian
League Ekstraklasa
2013–14 3rd
Current season

Ruch Chorzów (Polish pronunciation: [ˈrux ˈxɔʐuf]) is a Polish association football club based in Chorzów, Upper Silesia. It is one of the most successful football teams in Poland: 14 time national champion, and 3 time winner of the Polish Cup. Currently the team plays in the top Polish league, the Ekstraklasa. Their stadium capacity is 10,000 seats. Ruch Chorzów has also had a very successful female handball team (9 time national champions).

History[edit]

The club was founded on 20 April 1920 in Hajduki Wielkie (then Bismarckhütte). It was known as Ruch Hajduki Wielkie until 1938, with Ruch (a common noun for motion) being sometimes interpreted by Polish patriots as a cover reference to the Silesian Uprisings. The club's first match, a 3:1 win against Orzeł Józefowiec, was played on 3 May 1920. In early 1939, the municipality of Hajduki Wielkie merged with Chorzów, which led to the club taking on its current name Ruch Chorzów. After the German occupation of Poland in 1939, the club was renamed Bismarckhütter SV 99 and joined the Gauliga Oberschlesien in 1941; however, it reverted to its old name in 1945.[2] In 1948, under communist pressure (Stalinisation), the club was renamed Unia Chorzów, in 1955 it became Unia-Ruch, and finally in 1956 returned to the name Ruch. The current team sponsor is the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

Achievements[edit]

  • Polish championship
    • Winners (14): 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1951,[n 1] 1952, 1953, 1960, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1989
      • Runners-up (6): 1950, 1956, 1963, 1970, 1973, 2012
      • 3rd place (9): 1937, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1983, 2000, 2010, 2014
    • Polish Cup:
      • Winners (3): 1951, 1974, 1996
      • Runners-up (6): 1963, 1968, 1970, 1993, 2009, 2012
    • Polish SuperCup:
      • Runners-up (2): 1989, 1996
    • UEFA Champions League
      • Quarter-Final (1): 1975
    • UEFA Cup
      • Quarter-Final (1): 1974
    • UEFA Intertoto Cup
      • Finalist (1): 1998

    Current squad[edit]

    As of 1 September, 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 Kamil Lech
    2 Poland DF Piotr Stawarczyk
    3 Poland DF Daniel Dziwniel
    4 Poland MF Łukasz Surma
    5 Poland MF Marek Zieńczuk
    6 Poland MF Michał Szewczyk
    7 Poland MF Jakub Kowalski
    9 Poland FW Grzegorz Kuświk
    10 Poland MF Filip Starzyński
    11 Poland FW Michał Efir
    13 Russia DF Roland Gigolaev
    14 Poland MF Sebastian Janik
    15 Poland DF Martin Konczkowski
    16 Poland MF Bartłomiej Babiarz
    No. Position Player
    17 Poland MF Maciej Urbańczyk
    18 Poland DF Artur Gieraga
    19 Poland MF Michał Rzuchowski
    20 Poland DF Marek Szyndrowski
    21 Poland GK Krzysztof Kamiński
    22 Poland DF Marcin Kuś
    29 Poland MF Kamil Włodyka
    32 Poland DF Marcin Malinowski (captain)
    33 Slovakia MF Ján Chovanec (on loan from FC Spartak Trnava)
    39 Poland DF Michał Helik
    80 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Senad Karahmet
    84 Poland GK Wojciech Skaba
    90 Latvia FW Eduards Višņakovs

    Notable former players[edit]

    Managerial history[edit]

    [3]

     
    Name From To
    Austria Gustav Wieser Oct 1934 July 1935
    Gunther Ringer Aug 1936 Nov 1937
    Hungary Ferenc Fogl June 1938 Jan 1939
    Hungary Péter Szabó Jan 1939 July 1939
    Czechoslovakia František Dembický Jan 1948 Dec 1948
    Poland Gerard Wodarz July 1949 Dec 1949
    Poland Ryszard Koncewicz Jan 1950 June 1952
    Poland Ewald Cebula July 1952 June 1954
    Adam Niemiec July 1954 Dec 1956
    Mikołaj Beljung Feb 1957 Oct 1957
    Poland Czesław Suszczyk Oct 1957 Dec 1957
    Hungary Janos Steiner Jan 1958 Dec 1958
    Poland Ewald Cebula Jan 1959 Dec 1959
    Hungary Janos Steiner Jan 1960 May 1960
    Poland Ewald Cebula May 1960 June 1960
    Hungary Lajos Szolar June 1960 Dec 1960
    Poland Gerard Wodarz Jan 1961 April 1961
    Poland Gerard Cieślik April 1961 July 1961
    Hungary Sándor Tátrai July 1961 Oct 1963
    Poland Franciszek Tim Oct 1963 Nov 1963
    Poland Augustyn Dziwisz Dec 1963 Sept 1964
    Poland Artur Woźniak Sept 1964 June 1966
    Poland Teodor Wieczorek July 1966 April 1969
    Poland Eugeniusz Pohl
    Poland Hubert Pala
    May 1969 June 1969
    Jerzy Nikiel July 1969 Nov 1969
    Poland Tadeusz Foryś Dec 1969 June 1971
    Poland Hubert Pala June 1971 June 1971
    Czechoslovakia Michal Vičan July 1971 April 1976
    Poland Rudolf Kapera April 1976 June 1976
    Czechoslovakia Frantisek Havranek July 1976 Oct 1977
    Poland Teodor Wieczorek Oct 1977 June 1978
     
    Name From To
    Poland Leszek Jezierski June 1978 Nov 1980
    Poland Antoni Piechniczek Nov 1980 Jan 1981
    Józef Zwierzyna Jan 1981 Sept 1981
    Poland Piotr Czaja Sept 1981 May 1982
    Poland Orest Lenczyk 1 July 1982 1 Feb 1984
    Poland Alojzy Łysko Feb 1984 Dec 1984
    Poland Władysław Jan Żmuda 1 Jan 1985 1 May 1987
    Poland Jacek Góralczyk April 1987 May 1987
    Jacek Machciński May 1987 July 1987
    Poland Jerzy Wyrobek 1 July 1987 1 July 1990
    Poland Zdzisław Podedworny July 1990 March 1991
    Poland Edward Lorens 1 April 1991 1 May 1994
    Poland Albin Wira 3 May 1994 4 May 1995
    Poland Jerzy Wyrobek 5 May 1995 23 Sept 1996
    Poland Orest Lenczyk 24 Sept 1996 23 March 1999
    Poland Edward Lorens 23 March 1999 30 June 2000
    Poland Jan Żurek 1 July 2000 21 Aug 2000
    Poland Jan Rudnow Aug 2000 Dec 2000
    Poland Bogusław Pietrzak 1 Dec 2000 11 April 2002
    Poland Orest Lenczyk 11 April 2002 9 Oct 2002
    Poland Piotr Mandrysz 10 Oct 2002 30 June 2003
    Poland Jerzy Wyrobek 1 July 2003 5 May 2005
    Poland Dariusz Fornalak 5 May 2005 22 Nov 2005
    Poland Edward Lorens 22 Nov 2005 27 Nov 2005
    Poland Marek Wleciałowski 28 Nov 2005 15 June 2007
    Slovakia Dusan Radolsky 15 June 2007 10 Sept 2008
    Poland Bogusław Pietrzak 10 Sept 2008 27 April 2009
    Poland Waldemar Fornalik 27 April 2009 10 July 2012
    Poland Tomasz Fornalik 12 July 2012 5 Sept 2012
    Poland Jacek Zielinski 5 Sept 2012 16 Sept 2013
    Poland Dariusz Fornalak (int.) 16 Sept 2013 18 Sept 2013
    Slovakia Ján Kocian 18 Sept 2013

    Ruch in Europe[edit]

    Season Competition Round Club Score
    1972/73 UEFA Cup 1R Turkey Fenerbahçe SK 3-0, 0-1
    2R East Germany Dynamo Dresden 0-1, 0-3
    1973/74 UEFA Cup 1R Germany Wuppertaler SV 4-1, 4-5
    2R East Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena 3-0, 0-1
    3R Hungary Budapest Honvéd FC 0-2, 5-0
    1/4F Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-1, 1-3
    1974/75 European Cup 1R Denmark Hvidovre IF 0-0, 2-1
    2R Turkey Fenerbahçe SK 2-1, 2-0
    1/4F France AS Saint-Étienne 3-2, 0-2
    1975/76 European Cup 1R Finland KuPS 5-0, 2-2
    2R Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1-3, 0-4
    1979/80 European Cup 1R East Germany Dynamo Berlin 1-4, 0-0
    1989/90 European Cup 1R Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1-1, 1-5
    1996/97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Q Wales Llansantffraid 1-1, 5-0
    1R Portugal S.L. Benfica 1-5, 0-0
    1998 Intertoto Cup 1R Austria FK Austria Wien 1-0, 2-2
    2R Sweden Örgryte IS 1-2, 1-0
    3R Portugal C.F. Estrela da Amadora 1-1, 1-1
    4R Hungary Debreceni VSC 1-0, 3-0
    5R Italy Bologna F.C. 1909 0-1, 0-2
    2000/01 UEFA Cup Q Lithuania FK Žalgiris Vilnius 1-2, 6-0
    1R Italy Internazionale Milano F.C. 0-3, 1-4
    2010/11 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan FC Shakhter Karagandy 2-1, 1-0
    2Q Malta Valletta F.C. 1-1, 0-0
    3Q Austria FK Austria Wien 1-3, 0-3
    2012/13 UEFA Europa League 2Q Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 3-1, 3-0
    3Q Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0-2, 0-5
    2014/15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Liechtenstein FC Vaduz 3-2, 0-0
    3Q Denmark Esbjerg 0-0, 2-2
    4Q Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0-0,0-1 (a.e.t)

    Notes[edit]

    1. ^ http://www.ruchchorzow.com.pl/?page=klub-stadion
    2. ^ Ruch Chorzów profile Albion Road, accessed: 15 April 2009
    3. ^ Encyklopedia piłkarska FUJI, kolekcja klubów, tom I: Ruch Chorzów, Andrzej Gowarzewski, Katowice 1995; s. 66

    References[edit]

    • Gowarzewski Andrzej, Głyk Wioletta (2000). O tytuł mistrza Polski 1920-2000 (in Polish). GiA, Katowice. ISBN 83-88232-02-9. 
    • Gowarzewski Andrzej, Waloszek Joachim (1995). Ruch Chorzów: 75 lat "Niebieskich" (in Polish). GiA, Katowice. ISBN 83-902751-3-9. 
    • Bagier Tadeusz, Dutkowski Zbigniew, Kraszkiewicz Mirosław (1970). Pięćdziesiąt lat Klubu Sportowego "Ruch" Chorzów (in Polish). Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Graficzne Chorzów. 
    • Gorzelany Franciszek, Miklica Bogusław (and others) (1960). 40-lecie Klubu Sportowego "Ruch" Chorzów (in Polish). Wydawnictwo "Prasa" Katowice. 
    • Collective work under Henryk Rechowicz editorial (1994). Z najnowszych dziejów kultury fizycznej i turystyki (in Polish). Wydawnictwo AWF Katowice. 
    • Collective work (2000). 80 lat OZPN [Okręgowego Związku Piłki Nożnej] Katowice: 1920-2000 (in Polish). GiA, Katowice. ISBN 83-88232-03-7. 
    • Kurek Jacek (2001). Historia Wielkich Hajduk (in Polish). Związek Górnośląski. Koło "Wielkie Hajduki", Rococo Chorzów-Batory. ISBN 83-86293-29-2. 
    • Gowarzewski Andrzej (2001). Biało-czerwoni : piłkarska reprezentacja Polski 1921-2001 : ludzie mecze fakty daty (in Polish). GiA, Katowice. ISBN 83-88232-08-8. 
    • Gowarzewski Andrzej, Waloszek Joachim (1996). 75 lat OZPN [Okręgowego Związku Piłki Nożnej] Katowice: 1920-1995, ludzie, historia, fakty (in Polish). GiA, Katowice. ISBN 83-902751-7-1. 
    • Czapliński Marek (red.) (2002). Historia Śląska (in Polish). Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław. ISBN 83-229-2213-2. 

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