GKS Tychy

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GKS Tychy logo.png
Full name Górniczy Klub Sportowy Tychy
Founded 20 April 1971; 46 years ago (1971-04-20)
Ground Tychy City Stadium,
Ulica Edukacji 7, 43-100 Tychy
Ground Capacity 15,150
Chairman Poland Grzegorz Bednarski
Manager Yuriy Shatalov
League I liga
2015–16 II Liga 3rd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Górniczy Klub Sportowy Tychy is a Polish professional football club, based in Tychy, Poland, that plays in the Polish II Liga. The club was founded on 20 April 1971. It played in the Ekstraklasa between 1974–1977. The biggest success of GKS Tychy was the 2nd place in the 1975/76 season of the Ekstraklasa, behind Stal Mielec. As a result, the team played in the UEFA Cup 1976-77, losing to 1. FC Koln.


The history of GKS Tychy dates back to April 20, 1971, when the government of the county of Tychy, together with Communist party activists (PZPR), decided to form a powerful sports organization. As a result of the merger of Polonia Tychy, Gornik Wesola and Gornik Murcki, a strong, multi-department sports club was formed, with football and ice-hockey as its major departments. Before the creation of GKS Tychy, ice-hockey players of Gornik Murcki had twice won the Cup of Poland (1967 and 1971).

The decision to merge the teams from Murcki and Wesola was not welcomed by members of local comminities, who wanted to keep their organizations. The Tychy County government did not care about these concerns, as the plan was to form a strong club, with top class athletes. GKS Tychy was financially supported by local coal mines, from Tychy, Ledziny, Wesola and Bieruń. A new, 20,000 stadium was built, together with a swimming pool and ice-skating rink. By 1973, GKS Tychy had over 600 athletes in seven departments, including football, ice-hockey, wrestling, and track and field.

Two years after its creation, the football team of GKS Tychy won promotion to the second level of Polish football tier, and in early summer of 1974, the team was promoted to Ekstraklasa. With its topscorer Roman Ogaza, Tychy in August 1974 debuted in Ekstraklasa, in a 1-1 game vs. Lech Poznan. In 1975–76 Ekstraklasa, GKS Tychy finished second, after Polish champion Stal Mielec, and in the UEFA Cup, it played against West German side 1. FC Koeln. In the first leg, in Cologne (September 15, 1976), Tychy lost 0-2. In the second leg, which took place on September 29, 1976 at Silesian Stadium in Chorzow, Polish team tied 1-1, after a goal by Roman Ogaza. Ogaza himself was a member of Polish football team, which won silver in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, becoming the first athlete in the history of Tychy to win an olympic medal.

In the 1976–77 Ekstraklasa, GKS Tychy, to the surprise of experts, was relegated from Polish top division, despite the fact that its top players remained at Tychy. After several seasons in Polish Second Division, GKS was once again relegated (1983) to the third level of Polish football tier, remaining there until 1993. After a merger with Sokol Pniewy, the new team, called Sokol Tychy-Pniewy, played in 1995–96 Ekstraklasa and 1996–97 Ekstraklasa. Due to financial difficulties, the team was dissolved in 1997. Soon afterwards, new organization, called Tyski Klub Sportowy Tychy was founded.

Previous names[edit]

  • 20.04.1971 to 1996 - Górniczy Klub Sportowy Tychy
  • 1996 - Sokół Tychy
  • 1997 - Górniczy Klub Sportowy Tychy
  • 1998 - TKS Tychy
  • 2000 - Górnośląski Klub Sportowy Tychy '71
  • 2008 - Górniczy Klub Sportowy Tychy

GKS Tychy in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
1976-77 UEFA Cup 1R Germany 1. FC Koln 0-2, 1-1

Current Team[edit]

As of 12 March, 2017 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 DF Mateusz Pańkowski
4 Poland MF Mateusz Bukowiec
5 Poland DF Maciej Mańka
6 Poland DF Radosław Pruchnik
7 Poland MF Jakub Kowalski
8 Poland MF Łukasz Grzeszczyk
9 Poland DF Tomasz Boczek
10 Poland FW Jakub Świerczok
11 Sweden FW Erik Törnros
12 Poland GK Paweł Florek
13 Poland DF Mateusz Grzybek
14 Poland DF Remigiusz Szywacz
No. Position Player
15 Poland FW Nikolas Wróblewski
17 Poland MF Wojciech Szumilas
18 Poland MF Dawid Błanik
20 Poland DF Seweryn Gancarczyk
21 Poland MF Marcin Radzewicz
24 Moldova MF Eugen Zasavitchi (on loan from Trakai)
26 Poland MF Jakub Piątek
27 Poland DF Daniel Tanżyna
28 Poland MF Mateusz Mączyński
33 Poland GK Adrian Odyjewski
53 Slovakia GK Marek Igaz
99 Poland MF Daniel Mikołajewski


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Poland Kamil Kiereś
Assistant coach Poland Andrzej Orszulak
Assistant coach Poland Tomasz Wolak
Goalkeeping coach Poland Tomasz Rogala
Director coach Poland Grzegorz Kiecok
Fitness coach Poland Rafał Malasiewicz
Doctor Poland Marek Owczarek

Other sports[edit]

Active sections

Notable players[edit]

Jerzy Dudek

Had international caps for their respective countries.[1] Players listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Tychy.



  1. ^ "GKS 71 Tychy". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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