Zagłębie Lubin

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KGHM Zagłębie Lubin
Zagłębie Lubin crest.svg
Full name Zagłębie Lubin Spółka Akcyjna
Nickname(s) Miedziowi (The Coppers)
Founded September 10, 1945,
as OMTUR Lubin
Ground Stadion Zagłębia Lubin
Lubin, Poland
Ground Capacity 16,300
Chairman Poland Tomasz Dębicki
Manager Poland Piotr Stokowiec
League I liga
2013–14 Ekstraklasa, 16th
Current season
Zagłębie stadium

KGHM Zagłębie Lubin (Polish pronunciation: [zaˈɡwɛmbʲɛ ˈlubʲin]) is a Polish professional football club based in Lubin, Poland. It was founded on September 10, 1945 as OMTUR Lubin.


1946 – „Zawisza” Lubin Sports Club is formed, which includes the first official football team in Lubin

1949 – Change of name to „Gwardia” Lubin

1951 – Change of name to „Spójnia” Lubin

1953 – Return to the name „Zawisza” Lubin

1959 – Watershed moment for the club as a state company, KGHM, is formed to oversee the excavation of a large copper deposit in the area

1960 – Due to the development of mining activities, the club changes its name to „Górnik” Lubin and becomes intrinsically linked to KGMH as it is to this day

1966 – Final change of insignia as the „Zagłębie Lubin Football Club” of today is formed

1972 – Zagłębie makes its first stadium upgrade, moving to the ‘Mining Stadium’

1975 – First promotion to the Polish second-tier

1985 – First promotion to the Polish first-tier as Zagłębie move to a new and much larger stadium, the ‘Mining Sports Complex’, with an initial capacity of over 35,000. It was the most modern football facility in Poland at the time and it stood on the site of the new stadium in which Zagłębie Lubin play today

28 July 1985 – First top-tier game as Zagłębie Lubin wins 1:0 with GKS Katowice with a goal from Eugeniusz Ptak

1987 – The ‘Mining Sports Complex’ plays host to the Polish national side for the first time, as Poland beat East Germany 2:0

1989 – A capacity record crowd of 50,110 watches Poland draw 1:1 with the USSR in Poland’s second and last game played in Lubin

1990 – Zagłębie Lubin are runners up in the Polish top-tier

1990 – First European adventure for the club as Zagłębie are knocked out of the first round of the UEFA Cup after two 1:0 defeats by Italian side Bologna

1991 – Zagłębie Lubin are crowned Champions of Poland for the first time under the management of first Stanislaw Swierk and then Marian Putyra

1991 – Zagłębie Lubin make their debut in the European Champions Cup, with a 4:2 aggregate defeat to Brondby of Denmark marking their exit in the first round

1991 – Zagłębie Lubin fans are voted ‘Best fans in Poland’ in a national survey

26 September 1995 – Zagłębie Lubin play host to their most prestigious opponents to-date as the mighty AC Milan arrive for a UEFA Cup tie. The Italian club, with Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini and Marcel Desailly amongst others on the pitch, win 4:1, with Jarosław Krzyżanowski scoring the sole goal for Zagłębie

2005 – Zagłębie Lubin play in the final of the Polish Cup for the first time. After a close two-legged affair the Cup is won by Groclin 2:1 on aggregate 2006 – Second Polish Cup final appearance in two years, however another aggregate defeat, this time 6:3 to Wisła Płock

2006 – An away goals defeat to Belarusian club Dinamo Minsk ends Zagłębie’s first UEFA cup appearance in over ten years

26 May 2007 – Zagłębie Lubin are crowned champions of Poland, under the management of Czesław Michniewicz

2007 – Zagłębie Lubin’s debut in the Champions League ends at the qualification stage, as former European Champions Steaua Bucharest prove too strong. After a brave fight Zagłębie lose 3:1 on aggregate

2007 – Zagłębie Lubin officially change their name to KGHM Zagłębie Lubin as the copper and silver Mining Conglomerate becomes the outright owner of the Football Club 14 March 2009 – The Dialog Arena opens, only the second modern football stadium in Poland at the time. Zagłębie celebrate the opening of their new home with a 3:0 win over Górnik Łeczna

2009–11 – Zagłębie Lubin is officially hailed as one of Poland’s leading youth development centres as the U-21 and U-19 teams win two titles each in their respective championships

10 August 2011 – After a twenty-two year absence the Polish national team returns to Lubin to take on Georgia in a friendly international.

2012 – After the appointment of former Czech Republic midfielder Pavel Hapal as manager, the club sees a dramatic change in fortune. After a difficult 2011 Autumn Campaign, which saw Zagłębie in bottom place as the Ekstraklasa went into the winter break, the Spring Campaign saw Zagłębie take more points than any other team in the division and end the 2011/12 season in the comfort of mid-table. The club aim to build on this success and return to the forefront of Polish football, building not only on the history and tradition of the club, but also on a leading youth development strategy that is to set an example not just in Poland, but across Central and Eastern Europe.


Zagłębie in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
1990–91 UEFA Cup 1R Italy Bologna 0–1, 0–1
1991–92 European Cup 1R Denmark Brøndby 0–3, 2–1
1995–96 UEFA Cup Q Armenia Shirak 0–0, 1–0
1R Italy AC Milan 0–4, 1–4
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup GR Austria SV Ried 2–1
Denmark Silkeborg 0–0
Wales Conwy United 3–0
Belgium Charleroi 0–0
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Azerbaijan Vilash Masalli 4–0, 3–1
2R Croatia Slaven Belupo 1–1, 0–0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Hibernians 4–0, 0–1
2R Belgium Lokeren 2–2, 1–2
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Latvia Dinaburg 1–1, 0–1
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1, 0–0
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 2Q Romania Steaua Bucureşti 0–1, 1–2

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 January 2015

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

No. Position Player
12 Poland GK Konrad Forenc
30 Poland GK Dominik Hładun
2 Poland DF Maciej Dąbrowski
3 Serbia DF Đorđe Čotra
4 Republic of Macedonia DF Aleksandar Todorovski
5 Poland DF Jarosław Jach
7 Poland DF Paweł Stolarski
15 Poland DF Adrian Błąd
24 Poland DF Jakub Tosik
33 Slovakia DF Ľubomír Guldan
37 Slovakia DF Boris Godál
6 Poland MF Aleksander Kwiek
8 Poland MF Sebastian Bonecki
No. Position Player
11 Poland MF Konrad Andrzejczak
13 Poland MF Karol Żmijewski
14 Poland MF Miłosz Przybecki
17 Poland MF Adrian Rakowski
18 Poland MF Łukasz Janoszka
19 Poland MF Filip Jagiełło
20 Poland MF Jarosław Kubicki
28 Poland MF Łukasz Piątek
9 Poland FW Arkadiusz Woźniak
22 Poland FW Eryk Sobków
26 Poland FW Krzysztof Piątek
27 Czech Republic FW Michal Papadopulos

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


As of 18 May 2014[1]
  • Piotr Stokowiec - I Coach
  • Łukasz Smolarow - II Coach
  • Miłosz Stępiński - analyst team
  • Ryszard Jankowski - goalkeeping coach
  • Wiesław Stańko - Head of the Team
  • Dariusz Puchalski - Chief physiotherapist
  • Tomasz Pełech - Physiotherapist / Masseur
  • Rafał Gąsecki - Physiotherapist / Masseur


See also[edit]


zaglebie lubin (women soccer seletion),(stadion Gorniczy),(dialog-arena),(Ulica Hutnicza),(head-coach)-(mr.Andrzej Turkowski),(ekstraliga kobiet),((2014/2015)-(Level:1)),(Poland),/(POL).

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