Jagiellonia Białystok (Polish pronunciation: [jaɡʲɛˈlɔɲa bʲaˈwɨstɔk]) is a Polishfootball club based in Białystok that plays in the Ekstraklasa, the top level of Polish football. Founded in 1920, Jagiellonia play their home games at Białystok City Stadium. The club won the Polish Cup in 2010, Super Cup and qualified to play in the third round qualification of the UEFA Europa League. It was the club's first appearance in the European cup. The club's most successful season was the 2014–15 season when they finished 3rd in the Ekstraklasa winning the bronze medal.
This section is incomplete. This is because history since 1945 is missing. (October 2015)
The establishment of the club
Jagiellonia Białystok was founded by soldiers in the Reserve Battalion of the 42nd Infantry Regiment on May 30th 1920. The teams original name was shortened to KSBZ 42 PP. Their first game was against Kresowcy which they won 5–1. Later the team name was changed to WKS 42 PP, an abbreviation for Wojskowy Klub Sportowy, which means Army Sport Club. On November 2nd 1930 WKS 42PP lost 1–2 against WKS 82 PP for the playoffs to advance to Division 1. January 27th 1932 was the first time Jagiellonia was introduced into the clubs name when it was changed to Białystok Sports Club Jagiellonia. The term Jagiellonia refers to the Jagiellonian dynasty which ruled Poland for two centuries. Around the same time, the clubs coat of arms was also introduced with its red and yellow colours. In 1938, due to financial problems, the club dissolved and ceased to exist until its reactivation in 1945. Unfortunately, in June the following year, with the new government in place there was no room for Jagiellonia, mostly because of the history with the Bolsheviks in 1920 and the 42nd Infantry Regiment. On January 26th, 1957 the merging of Budowlani Białystok and Sparta Białystok reactivated Sports Club Jagiellonia Białystok with the original yellow-red-black crest restored. Club's Crest
The club's crest and colours first appeared in 1932. The original crest consisted of a black, stylized letter "J" and a yellow and cherry red colour shield, while the flag and the jerseys of the club were white and black. It was not until the mid-80s that fans began to use yellow-red as club colours, but official documents at the time still use the white and black colours. Currently, the teams official colours are yellow-red, but in reference to history the teams away colours are white and black.
W mieście Białystok, W tym w którym żyję, Oddałem serce drużynie. Ref: Wstań, unieś barwy, Wsłuchaj się w słowa, Pieśni o Mej Jagiellonii. Moja drużyno, Ma ukochana, Pokonasz dzisiaj rywala. Ref. (2x): Strzelisz 3 bramy, I znów wygramy, Klubie Ty Nasz ukochany!
In English it is loosely translated to:
In the city of Bialystok, Where I live, I gave my heart to my team. Chorus: Arise, lift up the colors, Listen to the words, Song of My Jagiellonia. My team, My sweetheart, You will defeat your rivals today. Chorus. (2x): Shoot 3 goals, And again we'll win, Our beloved club you!