Zawisza Bydgoszcz

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Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Zawisza Bydgoszcz.jpg
Full name WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SA
Nickname(s) Niebiesko-Czarni ("Blue-Black"),
Rycerze Pomorza ("Knights of Pomerania")
Founded 1946
Ground Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,247
Chairman Poland Anita Osuch
Manager Poland Mariusz Rumak
League Ekstraklasa
2013–14 8 th
Website Club home page
Current season

Zawisza Bydgoszcz (Polish pronunciation: [zaˈviʂa bɨˈdɡɔʂt͡ʂ]) is a military-sponsored sports club from Bydgoszcz, Poland, founded in 1946. Its name commemorates a legendary Polish 15th-century knight, Zawisza Czarny (Zawisza the Black). The club holds many sections: football, track and field athletics, boxing, rowing, canoeing, weightlifting, gymnastics, shooting, and parachuting ones.

Honours & Achievements[edit]



Radosław Osuch. Club owner

Zawisza's was founded in Koszalin, however a year later in 1947, being an army club, when the army offices moved to Bydgoszcz so was the team, however up until that point the team only played friendly matches.[1][1] The football team has achieved some successes, playing for several years in the Polish First Division. For the first time, Zawisza won promotion in 1961. After relegation in the 1993/1994 season, the team had not managed to get back to the First Division till 2013. Zawisza's biggest achievement is reaching the semifinals of the Cup of Poland in 1991. Zawisza's youth teams have also won several medals during the national championships - gold (1981), silver (1958, 1986, 2013) and bronze (1967, 1979). Zawisza was relegated from Second Level to Fourth Level in the 1997-98 season and promoted to Third Level after finishing 1st Kujawsko-Pomorsko-Wielkopolska (Kujavia-Pomerania and Great Poland) Group of 3rd liga in the 2007-2008 season. On 12 June 2011, after a 13 year absence, Zawisza was promoted to the Second Level (Pierwsza Liga) after finishing second to Olimpia Grudziądz in the Druga Liga Zachodnia (West group of two Third Level divisions) in the 2010-11 season. In 2013 Zawisza got promoted to the Ekstraklasa (after 19 years of playing in lower leagues), which is the First Level of Polish leagues. Finally Zawisza won Polish Cup in 2013-14 season and qualified to UEFA Europe League second qualifying round. They also competed in 1993 Intertoto Cup.


Zawisza Bydgoszcz SA was a club that was created when Kujawiak Włocławek were moved to Bydgoszcz and renamed by Hydrobudowa, their owners. The original Zawisza Bydgoszcz continued playing in the fourth division,[2] however the new club had a very similar logo and an identical name. As a result Kujawiak, Zawisza and supporters all over the country boycotted the relocated team.[3] The reserve team continued to play under the name Kujawiak Włocławek in the Fourth Polish league. The club folded in 2007[4] as a result of serious corruption allegations[5] and widespread condemnation.[6]


European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Belgium S.V. Zulte Waregem 1–3 1–2[7] 2–5

Current squad[edit]

André Micael. One of the most notable players

As of 21 January, 2015[8][9] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Romania DF Cristian Pulhac
4 Portugal DF André Micael
5 Croatia DF Luka Marić
6 Poland MF Michał Masłowski
7 Poland MF Jakub Smektała
8 Portugal FW Alvarinho
9 Brazil FW Rafael Porcellis
10 Poland MF Jakub Wójcicki
11 Poland MF Sebastian Ziajka
12 Poland GK Grzegorz Sandomierski
14 Poland MF Kamil Drygas
15 Poland MF Paweł Strąk
17 Poland FW Arkadiusz Gajewski
No. Position Player
18 Poland DF Damian Ciechanowski
20 Poland DF Adrian Gołdyn
21 Poland MF Jakub Łukowski
22 Brazil MF Luís Carlos
26 Poland MF Korneliusz Sochań
27 Belarus MF Ivan Maewski
28 Poland MF Sebastian Kamiński
30 Poland MF Maciej Kona
32 Poland DF Łukasz Nawotczyński
40 Poland FW Jakub Świerczok
77 Portugal MF Mica
83 Poland GK Wojciech Kaczmarek
96 Poland GK Damian Węglarz

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Coach: Poland Mariusz Rumak
  • Second Coach: Poland Czesław Owczarek
  • Assistants Coach: Brazil Hermes
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Poland Przemysław Norko
  • Team Doctor: Poland Marcin Andrzejewski



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