Stal Mielec

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Stal Mielec
Stal Mielec, Polish football club
Full name FKS Stal Mielec
Nickname(s) Biało-niebiescy (White-blues)
Founded April 10, 1939
Ground Stadion Stali Mielec
Solskiego 1 Street,
Mielec, Poland
Ground Capacity 6 864
Chairman Poland Andrzej Podraza
Manager Poland Rafał Wójcik
League II liga
2013/14 7th, II liga East Group
Website Club home page

Stal Mielec (Polish pronunciation: [ˈstal ˈmjɛlɛt͡s]) is a Polish football club based in Mielec, Poland. The club was established on April 10, 1939. The construction of the club's current stadium, Stadion Stali Mielec at Solskiego 1, was concluded in 1953. Currently the stadium is undergoing a major renovation. It maintains a seating capacity for 30,000 spectators and has hosted numerous European Champions Cup, UEFA Cup, and Polish national team matches, including FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifiers. Historically, the club has enjoyed great successes within Poland's Ekstraklasa Premier League, winning the title twice (in 1973 and 1976), but has undergone significant management changes and financial difficulties within the past two decades that have forced the club from participation in the Premier League. It currently participates in the Polish Second League.

Ekstraklasa (Polish premier league)[edit]

  • 1st place
    • 1973, 1976
  • 2nd place
    • 1975
  • 3rd place
    • 1974, 1979, 1982

Polish Cup finalists[edit]

  • 1976

Participation in European cups[edit]

Lower League Championships[edit]

  • B Class: 1949
  • A Class: 1950, 1954 (promoted)
  • II Liga: 1955, 1968-69,
  • I Liga: 1960, 1969-70 (as 2nd), 1984-85, 1987-88
  • V Liga: 1988-99
  • IV Liga: 2007-2008 (as 4th)
  • III Liga: 2012-13

Individual Player Awards[edit]

Ekstraklasa Premier League Top Goalscorer

  • 1973 - Grzegorz Lato - 13 goals
  • 1975 - Grzegorz Lato - 19 goals
  • 1995 - Bogusław Cygan - 16 goals

Award given by Piłka Nożna:

  • Player of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
    • 1975 - Zbigniew Hnatio
    • 1978 - Włodzimierz Ciołek

Award given by Przegląd Sportowy

  • Polish Athlete of the Year
    • 1974 - 4th place - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1977 - 5th place - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Sport

  • Player of the Year
    • 1974 - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1976 - Henryk Kasperczak
    • 1977 - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Tempo

  • Goalkeeper of the Year
    • 1979 - Zygmunt Kukla

Famous players[edit]

Club name variations[edit]

  • 1939 - KS PZL Mielec
  • 1946 - RKS PZL Zryw Mielec
  • 1949 - ZKS Stal Mielec
  • 1957 - FKS Stal Mielec
  • 1977 - FKS PZL Stal Mielec
  • 1995 - MKP Mielec
  • 1998 - MKP Lobo Stal Mielec
  • 1997 - MKP Stal Mielec
  • 2002 - KS Stal Mielec
  • 2003 - KS FKS Stal Mielec

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°17′55″N 21°26′9″E / 50.29861°N 21.43583°E / 50.29861; 21.43583