Ekstraklasa Cup

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Ekstraklasa Cup
Founded1952
Region Poland
Number of teams16
Most successful club(s)Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski (2 titles)

The Ekstraklasa Cup (Polish: Puchar Ekstraklasy) was an elimination tournament for Polish football clubs who play in the Polish 1st Division Ekstraklasa. The first ever Ekstraklasa Cup was held in 1952 in which Wawel Kraków came out victorious over Cracovia Kraków with the final score being 5-1. Two tournaments were also held in 1976–77 and 1977–78. In these two editions Odra Opole won 3-1 against Widzew Łódź and in 1978 Górnik Zabrze beat Zagłębie Sosnowiec 2-0. The tournament was later dismissed until the 1999–2000 season when it resumed for three years till the 2001–02 season. It was later dismissed again and resumed in the 2006–07 season, before it was dismissed for good in 2009–10 season.

The format of the tournament resembled that as of the UEFA Champions League. The Ekstraklasa Cup consisted of 16 teams, which were broken up to 4 groups with 4 teams, who play on home and away basis, with top two teams qualifying out of each group and playing out the rest of the tournament in a knockout phase.

Ekstraklasa Cup Champions[edit]

Performance By Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 2 0 2007, 2008
Legia Warsaw 1 2 2002
Wisła Kraków 1 1 2001
Śląsk Wrocław 1 0 2009
Polonia Warsaw 1 0 2000
Odra Opole 1 0 1977
Górnik Zabrze 1 0 1978
Wawel Kraków 1 0 1952
GKS Bełchatów 0 1
Zagłębie Lubin 0 1
Widzew Łódź 0 1
Odra Wodzisław 0 1
Cracovia Kraków 0 1
Zagłębie Sosnowiec 0 1

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