Śląsk Wrocław

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Śląsk Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław's crest
Full nameWrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna
Nickname(s)WKS, Wojskowi (Military)
Founded1947 (18 March 1946)
GroundStadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland
ChairmanMichał Bobowiec
ManagerTadeusz Pawłowski
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna, commonly known as WKS Śląsk Wrocław, Śląsk Wrocław (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɕlɔ̃sk ˈvrɔt͡swaf]) or simply Śląsk, is a Polish football club based in Wrocław that plays in Ekstraklasa, the highest level of the Polish football league system. The club was founded in 1947 and has competed under many names since then; adopting the name Śląsk Wrocław ten years after their foundation. In 1977, Śląsk Wrocław won the Polish league championship for the first time. The club has also won the Polish Cup twice, the Polish SuperCup twice and the Ekstraklasa Cup once. The club's home is Stadion Miejski, a 42,771 capacity stadium in Wrocław which was one of the host venues during UEFA Euro 2012. Club previously played at Olympic Stadium and Stadion Oporowska.

Śląsk Wrocław is ranked 9th in the Ekstraklasa all-time table. They drew an average home league attendance of 9,447 in the 2016-17 season.[1]


The club has had many names since its foundation in 1947. They are listed below;[2]

  • 1947 – Pionier Wrocław
  • 1949 – Legia Wrocław
  • 1950 – Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
  • 1951 – Okręgowy Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
  • 1957 – Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław
  • 1997 – Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna
  • Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna

Śląsk is the Polish name of Silesia, the historical region in which Wrocław is located.


Supporters and rivalries[edit]

They are among the largest supporter movements in Poland. They are one of the precursors football supporters in Poland (in the early 70). Śląsk supporters call themselves Nobles from Wrocław (Polish: Szlachta z Wrocławia). In the 1980s many of the club's fans were active in the Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity movement which were fighting the communist regime in Poland. It is therefore not unusual to see anticommunist and patriotic slogans on the stands.

They have a friendship with Lechia Gdańsk, and formerly Wisła Kraków, the three-way alliance known as "Three Kings of Great Cities", Polish: Trzej Królowie Wielkich Miast, however Wisła left the coalition and has become a rivalry. The coalition was to counter "Triad" coalition of Lech Poznań, Arka Gdynia and Cracovia Kraków.

Other friendships are with fans of Motor Lublin, Miedź Legnica and Czech SFC Opava.[7] They also have a good relationship with the Ferencvárosi TC fans.


The Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, Poland, is the highest fourth category football (soccer) stadium built for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Stadium is located on aleja Śląska in the western part of the city (Pilczyce district). It is the home stadium of the Śląsk Wrocław football team playing in the Polish T-Mobile Ekstraklasa. The stadium has a capacity of 42,771 spectators, all seated and all covered. The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third largest in the country (after National Stadium and Silesia Stadium). Stadium construction began in April 2009 and was completed in September 2011. Stadium opening took place at 10 September 2011 with boxing fight between Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko for WBC heavyweight title. First football match between Śląsk Wrocław and Lechia Gdańsk was played on 10 October 2011. Śląsk won this match 1–0 and Johan Voskamp was first goalscorer on the new stadium.

Śląsk Wrocław in Europe[edit]

Śląsk Wrocław's score is shown first in each case

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1975–76 UEFA Cup 1R Sweden GAIS 4–2 1–2 5–4
2R Belgium Royal Antwerp 1–1 2–1 3–2
3R England Liverpool 1–2 0–3 1–5
1976–77 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Malta Floriana 2–0 4–1 6–1
2R Republic of Ireland Bohemians 3–0 1–0 4–0
QF Italy Napoli 0–0 0–2 0–2
1977–78 European Cup 1R Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 2–2 0–3 2–5
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1R Cyprus Pezoporikos 5–1 2–2 7–3
2R Iceland ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 2–1 2–0 4–1
3R Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–4 1–1 3–5
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R Scotland Dundee United 0–0 2–7 2–7
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 2–2 1–0 3–2
2R Switzerland Servette 0–2 1–5 1–7
1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Spain Real Sociedad 0–2 0–0 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Scotland Dundee United 1–0 2–3 3–3[nb 1]
3Q Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 0–0 0–0 0–0[nb 2]
PO Romania Rapid Bucureşti 1–3 1–1 2–4
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 0–1 2–0 2–1
3Q Sweden Helsingborg 0–3 1–3 1–6
2012–13 UEFA Europa League PO Germany Hannover 96 3–5 1–5 4–10
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q Montenegro Rudar Pljevlja 4–0 2–2 6–2
3Q Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 3–3 4–3
PO Spain Sevilla 0–5 1–4 1–9
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovenia NK Celje 3–1 1–0 4–1
2Q Sweden IFK Göteborg 0–0 0–2 0–2
  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round
  • 3R: Third round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • QF: Quarter-finals

Current squad[edit]

The team bus in 2011
The team bus in season 2012–2013
As of 11 July 2018.[8]

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 Jakub Wrąbel
3 Poland DF Piotr Celeban (Captain)
4 Serbia DF Đorđe Čotra
5 Portugal DF Augusto
6 Poland MF Michał Chrapek
8 Serbia MF Dragoljub Srnić
9 Poland FW Marcin Robak
10 Iran MF Farshad Ahmadzadeh
11 Poland MF Mateusz Cholewiak
12 Poland GK Dariusz Szczerbal
14 Poland DF Wojciech Golla
15 Poland FW Daniel Szczepan
16 Slovakia MF Róbert Pich
17 Poland DF Mariusz Pawelec
No. Position Player
21 Poland MF Jakub Łabojko
23 Poland MF Mateusz Radecki
24 Poland FW Piotr Samiec-Talar
25 Poland MF Damian Gąska
26 Poland MF Daniel Łuczak
27 Poland GK Jakub Słowik
28 Czech Republic MF Kamil Vacek
29 Poland FW Arkadiusz Piech
30 Poland DF Kamil Dankowski
31 Poland MF Maciej Pałaszewski
32 Latvia DF Igors Tarasovs
34 Poland DF Paweł Kucharczyk
35 France MF Mathieu Scalet

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
No. Position Player
15 Poland DF Łukasz Wiech (at Górnik Łęczna)

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Won on away goals.
  2. ^ Won 4–3 on penalties.


  1. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/pol-ekstraklasa-2016-2017/1/
  2. ^ "Historia Wroclawskiego Klubu" (in Polish). WKS Śląsk Wrocław Historia Klubu. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  3. ^ Kaczmarek, Michal; Dabrowski, Piotr (19 May 2011). "Poland – List of Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ Mogielnicki, Pawel (2 June 2010). "Poland – List of Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  5. ^ Di Maggio, Roberto (21 May 2009). "Poland – List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  6. ^ Mogielnicki, Pawel (17 September 2010). "Poland – List of Super Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  7. ^ "TKWM Three Kings of Great Cities". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Pierwsza drużyna" (in Polish). Śląsk Wrocław. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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