Śląsk Wrocław (basketball)

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Śląsk Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław logo
Leagues Polish Basketball League
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 1947
Arena Hala Orbita
Arena Capacity 3,000
Location Wrocław, Poland
Team colors Green, Red, White
              
Championships 17 Polish Championships
14 Polish Cups
2 Polish Supercups
Website www.slask.polskikosz.pl
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Śląsk Wrocław is a Polish basketball team, based in Wrocław, playing in Tauron Basket Liga. The home court is Hala Orbita, Hala Stulecia and Hala Kosynierka. On October 11, 2008, the club has gone bankrupt and was withdrawn from the Polish Basketball League but is currently playing again in the Polish PLK.

History[edit]

Since being founded in 1947 Śląsk Wrocław has been the best and most recognizable Polish basketball club. The team has won the Polish league championships 17 times so far. Most recognized period of Śląsk's history is the "Great Śląsk Era" when the team won five championship titles in a row (1998-2002). Most of those successes where achieved with Andrej Urlep, the almost legendary coach of Śląsk. Recently, Śląsk is encountering major financial problems which caused lack of decent results in the last 3 years. Before the 2006-07 season, the club has appointed Urlep again which is believed to be the first step towards regaining the top place in polish basketball. The famous players of Śląsk Wrocław were: Mieczysław Łopatka (1960s), Edward Jurkiewicz (1970s and 1980s), Jerzy Binkowski (1980s, 1990s), Dariusz Zelig (1980s, 1990s), Adam Wójcik, Maciej Zielinski (retired at the end of season 2005-06) and Dominik Tomczyk. In 2008 the club has gone into big financial difficulties, which resulted in withdrawing the team from Polish Basketball League. In the 2015–16 season, they returned to European competition by playing in the FIBA Europe Cup.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Significant events Polish Cup European competitions
2005–06 1 PLK 5 Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 PLK 3 Semifinalist
2007–08 1 PLK 3 Semifinalist Runner-up
2008–09 3 2 Liga 11
2009–10 3 2 Liga 12
2010–11 3 2 Liga 12
2011–12 1 PLK 7 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 2 1 Liga 1 Champion Promoted
2013–14 1 PLK 9 Winner
2014–15 1 PLK 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 PLK 14 FIBA Europe Cup
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Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Śląsk Wrocław retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
9 Poland Maciej Zieliński F 1995–2006

Notable players[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • Polish League (17):
    • Winner (17): 1965, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    • Runners-up (6): 1963, 1964, 1972, 1978, 1989, 2004
    • Third place (14): 1960, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2008
  • 1 Liga (1):
    • Winner (1): 2012–13
  • Polish Cup (14):
    • 1957, 1959, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2014
  • Polish Supercup (2):
    • 1999, 2000

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