GKS Bełchatów

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GKS Bełchatów
GKS Bełchatów.png
Full name PGE Górniczy Klub Sportowy Bełchatów
Nickname(s) Gieksa
Brunatni (the Browns)
Torfiorze (the Turfers)
Founded 1977
Ground GIEKSA Arena,
Bełchatów, Poland
Ground Capacity 5,238
Chairman Poland Marcin Szymczyk
Manager Poland Kamil Kiereś
League I Liga
2014–15 Ekstraklasa 16th, (relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

PGE GKS Bełchatów [ˌpɛɡʲɛˈʔɛ ˌɡʲɛkaˈɛs bɛwˈxatuf] is a professional football club that competes in the Polish First League. GKS is an abbreviation for the Miners' Sport Club (Górniczy Klub Sportowy).


GKS Bełchatów entered Poland's Division 4 in 1977 and gained promotion to Division 3 after four years (in the 1981/1982 season). It took the club another seven years to rise to Division 2 (1986/1987 season), before winning a place in the Polish Premier League in 1992. After another spell in Division 2, the club again won promotion to the First league at the end of the 2004/2005 season. The club finished the 2005/2006 season in 10th place, with 37 points. The following season they challenged for the league title. After spending much of the latter part of the 2006/07 season in first place, they were ultimately overtaken by Zagłębie Lubin and had to settle for second place.



The fans are called Torfiorze (the "Turfers" in translation). They have friendly relations with fans of Wisła Sandomierz. Their biggest rivals are neighbours RKS Radomsko, and as Bełchatów is located in the Łódź Province, they also have rivalries with the two traditional well-established Łódź teams, ŁKS and Widzew.

Bełchatów in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
2007/08 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) FC Ameri Tbilisi 2-0, 0-2 (4-2 p.)
2Q Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-1, 2-4

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 February, 2015[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Poland MF Grzegorz Baran
4 Poland MF Damian Szymański
5 Poland DF Paweł Baranowski
6 Poland MF Szymon Sawala
7 Poland FW Arkadiusz Piech (on loan from Legia Warsaw)
8 Serbia MF Andreja Prokić
9 Poland MF Michał Mak
10 Russia MF Pavel Komolov (on loan from Žalgiris Vilnius)
11 Poland MF Łukasz Wroński
15 Poland DF Adam Mójta
16 Poland MF Mateusz Mak
17 Poland DF Adrian Basta
18 Poland FW Bartosz Ślusarski
19 Poland MF Kamil Poźniak
20 Poland MF Patryk Rachwał
21 State of Palestine DF Alexis Norambuena
No. Position Player
22 Lithuania GK Emilijus Zubas (on loan from Daugava Riga)
23 Poland MF Robert Dadok
24 Poland DF Damian Zbozień
25 Poland DF Piotr Witasik
30 Poland MF Kamil Wacławczyk
33 Poland FW Sebastian Olszar
42 Poland DF Seweryn Michalski
44 Poland GK Dariusz Trela (on loan from Lechia Gdańsk)
45 Poland FW Bartłomiej Bartosiak
46 Poland DF Mateusz Szymorek
54 Poland GK Wiktor Baranowski
66 Poland DF Błażej Telichowski
84 Poland GK Paweł Lenarcik
88 Poland MF Maciej Małkowski
94 Poland DF Marcin Flis
96 Poland FW Dawid Flaszka

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
- Poland GK Krystian Paprocki (At Drwęca Nowe Miasto Lubawskie)
No. Position Player


Notable players[edit]

Players who have been capped and/or have over 80 appearances for the club

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lista zawodników" (in Polish). GKS Bełchatów. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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