Zawisza Bydgoszcz

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Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Zawisza Bydgoszcz.jpg
Full name WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SA
Founded 1946
Ground Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,247
Chairman Poland Anita Osuch
Manager Portugal Jorge Paixão
League Ekstraklasa
Website Club home page
Current season
Radosław Osuch. Club owner
André Micael. One of the most notable players

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]

Domestic[edit]

History[edit]

Zawisza's 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.

Ground[edit]

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Belgium S.V. Zulte Waregem

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 July, 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 Andrzej Witan
2 Poland DF Piotr Petasz
4 Portugal DF André Micael
5 Portugal FW Bernardo Vasconcelos
6 Poland MF Michał Masłowski
8 Portugal FW Alvarinho
9 Poland FW Jakub Wójcicki
11 Poland MF Sebastian Ziajka
12 Poland GK Grzegorz Sandomierski
13 Portugal DF Joshua Silva
14 Poland MF Kamil Drygas
15 Poland MF Paweł Strąk
16 France MF Hérold Goulon
18 Poland DF Damian Ciechanowski
19 Poland MF Vahan Gevorgyan
No. Position Player
20 Poland FW Paweł Wojciechowski
22 Brazil FW Luís Carlos
23 Cape Verde FW Jorge Kadú
25 Poland MF Jakub Łukowski
26 Poland MF Korneliusz Sochań
27 Poland DF Łukasz Nawotczyński
28 Brazil FW Wagner
30 Poland MF Michał Cywiński
77 Poland MF Sebastian Dudek
83 Poland GK Wojciech Kaczmarek
96 Poland GK Damian Węglarz
Brazil DF Samuel de Araújo Miranda
Portugal MF Mica
Poland MF Piotr Kuklis
Romania FW Mihai Costea

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Coach: Portugal Jorge Paixão
  • Second Coach: vacancy
  • Assistants Coach: Poland Jarosław Wielgus, Ukraine Aleksiy Tereshchenko
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Poland Przemysław Norko
  • Team Doctor: Poland Jerzy Lachowicz

Famous players[edit]

Zbigniew Boniek, the most famous Zawisza's former player. Current Polish Football Association chairman

Managers[edit]

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