Bałtyk Gdynia

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Bałtyk Gdynia
Baltyk Gdynia.png
Full name Stowarzyszenie Klub Sportowy
Bałtyk Gdynia
Nickname(s) Kadłuby
Founded 1930
Ground Stadion GOSiR
Gdynia, Poland
Ground Capacity 15,500
Chairman Poland Józef Stopyra
Manager Poland Marcin Martyniuk
League III Liga (Poland), Group II

Bałtyk Gdynia is a Polish football club from Gdynia. The club is named after the Baltic Sea.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1930 by football enthusiasts from the developing city. Bałtyk currently plays in the 3rd level of Polish football, called II. League (2009/2010 season). Colours: white & blue. Stadium: Gdynia, Olimpijska str., capacity around 12.000. Bałtyk is the oldest football club from Gdynia, which still plays with its original name.

Bałtyk played 7 seasons in the Polish first league and 19 in Polish second league. They also appeared once in the Intertoto Cup, in 1983. In 1977, Baltyk's U-19 team won bronze in the Polish Championship, and in 1982, Baltyk won silver in the U-19 championship of Poland.

Fans[edit]

The fans are known as "Kadłuby" (The Hulls). Once one of the strongest fan groups in the 80's, as the team started to fall down the leagues only a handful of loyal supporters now remain in Gdynia and several smaller towns in the region.

In the past the fast used to have short-lived friendly relations with fans of Lech Poznań, Pogoń Lębork and Ferencváros at various points in their history. Currently they have good relations with fans of Kotwica Kołobrzeg and Cartusia Kartuzy.

The two Tricity derby rivals Lechia Gdańsk and Arka Gdynia are considered the most fierce. The games against Arka, also known as the Gdynia derby have a long history and the fans often contend for dominance in the city. The controversy surrounding the two club's stadium use is also a serious cause of tension between the two.

Due to Bałtyk languishing in the lower leagues for several years, the club has developed rivalries with other clubs, mainly Gryf Słupsk.

Bałtyk in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
1983 Intertoto Cup GR Denmark Boldklubben 1903 1–1, 2–1
Sweden IFK Göteborg 0–3, 0–0
Austria Admira Wacker Mödling 3–1, 2–3

Current squad[edit]

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 Marcin Matysiak
12 Poland GK Piotr Skrypoczka
Poland GK Fabian Niciński
14 Poland DF Piotr Karasiński
3 Poland DF Tomasz Wypij
18 Poland DF Piotr Jaroszek
2 Poland DF Arkadiusz Proena
21 Poland DF Kewin Wesołowski
22 Poland DF Cezary Gołubiński
20 Poland DF Karol Szopiński
15 Poland MF Jacek Jadanowski
5 Poland MF Dariusz Łatka
6 Poland MF Wojciech Zyska
17 Poland MF Krzysztof Garczewski
8 Poland MF Krzysztof Rzepa
16 Poland MF Marcin Poręba
19 Poland MF Mateusz Młynarczyk
4 Poland MF Filip Sosnowski
9 Poland MF Tomasz Bejuk
11 Poland FW Piotr Ruszkul
7 Poland FW Mateusz Kuzimski
10 Poland FW Dominik Klecha

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