Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski

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Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
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Club information
Track address Edward Jancarz Stadium
Country Poland
Founded 1947
Team manager Piotr Paluch
Team captain Krzysztof Kasprzak[1]
League Speedway Ekstraliga
Website Official website
Club facts
Colours yellow and blue
Track size 329 metres (360 yd)
Track record time 58,00
Track record date 13 May 2012
Track record holder Niels Kristian Iversen
Current team
Rider CMA
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak
Poland Piotr Świderski
Slovenia Matej Žagar
Sweden Linus Sundström
Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen
Poland Adrian Cyfer
Poland Bartosz Zmarzlik
Major team honours
Team Polish Champion 1969, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 2014
Pair Polish Champion 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1992, 1998, 2014
Individual Polish Champion 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1983, 2009, 2014
Team Junior Polish Champion 1986, 1999, 2010, 2014
Pair Junior Polish Champion 1985, 1986, 1987, 2010
Individual Junior Polish Champion 1974, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2007
Team captain - Krzysztof Kasprzak

Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski - polish speedway team based in Gorzów Wielkopolski who currently race in Speedway Ekstraliga.

History[edit]

The club was officially registered 9 April 1950. At number 60 the register of sports associations was written down trade union sports club "Stal" Gorzów Wielkopolski. In July 1951 the Gorzów Wielkopolski club already had own 395-metres with path by the Śląska Street. After a few years of the struggle on III league paths and suspending the operations of the speedway chapter in 1953–1954 years, in 1955 the team is being Gorzów Wielkopolski reported to gameses of the II league. In 1961 the team of "Stal" in the end fought its way through to gameses of the first division. In the entire season the Gorzów Wielkopolski team suffered only two defeats, but surnames of Edmund Migosia, Bronisław Rogala of Edward Pilarczyka or Jerzy Padewski were already then well known for fans throughout the country. In conclusion of season sports club "Stal" was an organiser one from series test-match with the representation the USSR. specially to this match, with the help of Mechanical Plants "Gorzów" and of army unit, an artificial lighting was installed. Match, played on 17 October at hour 22, closed with the minimal victory for the representation of Poland 39:38. They acted in stocks white and red "Stal" speedway riders: Edmund Migoś, Jerzy Padewski, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Edward Pilarczyk and Zdzisław Boniecki. Igor Plechanov was a star of the Soviet team. In the draught of two first seasons in the first division inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski occupied lower areas of the table. 1962 was the year difficult, but after winning play-off matches with Zgrzeblarki Zielona Góra defended "Stal" one's place in the first division in order for her no longer to leave for next long years. Only in 1964 the first success is coming in the form of getting a silver medal of the Team Speedway Polish Championship.

The same positions filled "Stal" still for two next seasons. Season 1967 closed with the lack of the medal and the fourth place. A year later "Stal" again became a vice-champion of the country, and Edward Jancarz, making his debut in gameses for the individual world championships, captured the USSR after the play-off race with the representative with Giennadij Kurylenko, bronze medal. 1969 was a huge success of Gorzów Wielkopolski speedway sport, then for the first time team from above of Warta became a Team Speedway Polish Champion. After the success in 1969 they counted on the defence of the title in the next season, unfortunately inhabitant of "Stal" finished gameses on the fifth place. The following year brought silver, already fifth as a matter of fact medal in the history of the club. From 1973 to 1979 inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski stood on the podium and won gold medals in years 1973, 1975 and of 1978 and silver in 1974 and of 1979. To the success of the entire team in 70 years Edmund Migoś in 1970, Zenon Plech in years 1972 and of 1974, Edward Jancarz in 1975 and Bogusław Nowak in 1977 still got titles of individual Polish Individual Speedway Championship. Moreover Zenon Plech in 1973 got second in the history of the club bronze medal of the individual world championships. In 1980 competitors of "Stal" took the fourth place then again of the year. In 1981 the Gorzów Wielkopolski team captured silver, in 1982 bronze, and in the season gained 1983 last up until now title of Team Speedway Polish Championship.

A year later the Gorzów Wielkopolski club occupied only an eighth place. In the following years inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski went on average apart from year 1987, in which they got a bronze medal of the team Polish championship. Years brought two fourth places to 1990-1991. From the place on the podium both in 1990 as well as of 1991 only small points divided. In 1992 they were "Stal" with vice-champions of Poland. Four consecutive seasons proceeded without most successes. The Gorzów Wielkopolski got around the club in 1997 and on this occasion activists implemented changes being supposed to improve the performance of the squad. A changed name of the team of "Stal" stayed on "Pergo" and from Apator Toruń of Tomasz Bajerski was bought for the record-breaking sum PLN 600,000. Also a contract with an individual world champion was signed from 1994 with Swede Tony Rickardsson. And after all the Gorzów Wielkopolski club in season 1997 gained a silver medal of the team Polish championship. After this season Piotr Świst resigned from the club, his walking away and a few smaller factors caused that in 1998 inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski after the heavy fight had defended before the fall themselves. After making composition look younger in the next season the "Stal" occupied the sixth place, giving the right of the start in the season 2000 in reformed Polish Speedway Extraleague. In the new season they captured "Stal" bronze medal of the team Polish championship, in order to after the fourth for place in 2001 to spend the worst season for forty years finished with the decline for the lower league competition.

In 2003, in spite of great money troubles, "Stal" survived counting on foster children. When Piotr Świst and Mariusz Staszewski left the team in the club they put to young people. Juniors bolstered up with experienced competitors with Piotr Paluch, Robert Flis and the three of Swedes they proceeded up to the season with the intention supporting the team, into reality fought to the bitter end against the third place in the table. Charges of Stanisław Chomski are achieving 8 victories in the fundamental round, being promoted to a group of promotion-seek teams. Inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski after all are finishing the season on the fourth position. Similarly it was in the season 2004. Completely different moods accompanied speedway riders and activists before the season 2005. The purpose for the squad was clearly defined. An advance to the circle of teams was it Polish Speedway Extraleague. The team was strengthened with former individual world champion from 2000, with Englishman with Mark Loram. The team finished the fundamental part of gameses on the top one spot. Unfortunately, the lost semi-final from the h.p. caused KM Ostrów Wielkopolski, that inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski to the match against the third place from RKM Rybnik they set about in domestic composition and after all from the row finished the third year gameses on the fourth position. The future of the club stood up under a big question mark. The most gifted Gorzów Wielkopolski junior left the team Paweł Hlib which moved to the Unia Tarnów. On the day of 19 December 2005 a reporting-election annual general meeting, during which the new 6-person management board of a sports club was chosen was held "Stal", at the head which Władysław Komarnicki was chosen. In the season 2006 applied to new regulations and for the first time in the history of Polish cinder a number of starting foreign competitors wasn't reduced. Then six competitors represented the Gorzów Wielkopolski club from outside Poland.

Season 2007 it for of "Stal" special year. Before the start of gameses great achievements which were supposed to be crowning 750-years beats of the city were already being announced and 60-years of the club. To help with reaching at this target had Matej Ferjan contracting, Jesper Jensen and Magnus Zetterström. If later it turned out, the Gorzów Wielkopolski club after five years returned to the Polish Speedway Extraleague. Except for very great achievement, that is winning through "Stal" the first divisions, the guard to mention the repair work which they moved at the Edward Jancarz Stadium. In the end fans could seat themselves in about of the entire path, because a missing part of the podium was built on.

After five years spent in the first division, fans with hope looked at the consecutive season. A company became a titular sponsor of the team "Caelum Development" and before the season 2008 was strengthened team. An outstanding Polish competitor of Tomasz Gollob was contracted, of Norwegian with the Polish passport Rune Holta and of Swede of Peter Karlsson. Projects of the further expansion of the stadium were also described, of which openly a few days came before the inauguration of the season. The Gorzów Wielkopolski team finished gameses on the sixth place. Similarly it was in the consecutive season. Before the season a former individual world champion is attaching 2010 to the "Stal" team Dane Nicki Pedersen and Tomasz Gapiński, and borrowed from the Unia Leszno Przemysław Pawlicki is staying. "Stal" are finishing the fundamental round on the second place, but before play-offs from Falubaz Zielona Góra of injury one of leaders of "Stal" contracted Nicki Pedersen and inhabitant of Gorzów Wielkopolski are losing match with the rival neighbouring and are taking the third time after all in gameses from the row the sixth place. In season 2010 a captain of "Stal" was a great success Tomasz Gollob which got first in one's career and after 37 years - second for Poland - title of an individual world champion. The Gorzów Wielkopolski team finished season 2011 after 11 years of the break fourth in the history of the club with bronze medal of the Team Speedway Polish Championship. In the season a representative of Poland is attaching 2012 to the Gorzów Wielkopolski team Krzysztof Kasprzak and the young Dane Michael Jepsen Jensen. after 15 years are capturing "Stal" the vice-championship of the Team Speedway Polish Championship surrendering in final matches for gold for Azoty Tauron Tarnów 93:86. Before the season 2013 Gorzów Wielkopolski are leaving "Stal": after 5 years of the ride team captain Tomasz Gollob and after 4 years Slovenian Matej Žagar.

Team squad 2014[2][edit]

Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
name nationality DOB (D-M-Y)
Niels K. Iversen (GP)[3]  DNK 20.06.1982
Krzysztof Kasprzak (GP)[4]  POL 18.07.1984
Matej Žagar (GP)[5]  SVN 03.04.1983
Tomasz Gapiński  POL 08.07.1982
Łukasz Jankowski  POL 07.12.1982
Rasmus Jensen  DNK 16.10.1993
Linus Sundström  SWE 28.10.1990
Piotr Świderski  POL 11.05.1983
Adrian Cyfer (U-21 rider)  POL 21.05.1995
Łukasz Kaczmarek (U-21 rider)  POL 09.07.1995
Patryk Karczmarz (U-21 rider)  POL 04.10.1996
Bartosz Zmarzlik (U-21 rider)  POL 12.04.1995

Famous riders[edit]

British riders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krzysztof Kasprzak nowym kapitanem Stali Gorzów Wielkopolski speedway.bloog.pl. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ Kadra Stali Gorzów Wielkopolski w sezonie 2014 stalgorzow.pl. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ Niels Kristian Iversen - SGP 2014 riders personal profile speedwaygp.com. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  4. ^ Krzysztof Kasprzak - SGP 2014 riders personal profile speedwaygp.com. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ Matej Žagar - SGP 2014 riders personal profile speedwaygp.com. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.

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