Jagiellonia Białystok (Polish pronunciation: [jaɡʲɛˈlɔɲa bʲaˈwɨstɔk]) is a Polishfootball club, based in Białystok, that plays in Ekstraklasa. It has also played in the Ekstraklasa, the top level of Polish football, between 1987 and 1990 and 1992–93 season. It finally returned to the top level in 2007. It also played in Liga I, the second level of Polish football, during the periods of 1975–78, 1980–81, 1983–87, 1990–92, 1993–96, 2001–02 and 2003–07.
Founded in 1920, Jagiellonia plays 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. The new 22,386 seat stadium was completed at the end of 2014.
Early Years (1920–39) Jagiellonia Białystok was founded by the 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 (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy – 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. Around the same time, the clubs coat of arms was also introduced with its red and yellow colors. In 1938 just before the World War II, due to financial problems, the club dissolved and ceased to exist until its reactivation in 1945.
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 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!