Orest Lenczyk

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Orest Lenczyk
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-12-28) 28 December 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth Sanok, Poland
Club information
Current team
Zagłębie Lubin (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sanoczanka Sanok
Stomil Poznań
Ślęza Wrocław
Moto Jelcz Oława
Teams managed
1970–1971 Karpaty Krosno
1972 Stal Rzeszów (assistant)
1972–1974 Siarka Tarnobrzeg
1974–1975 Stal Mielec (assistant)
1975–1976 Wisła Kraków (assistant)
1976–1979 Wisła Kraków
1979–1981 Śląsk Wrocław
1982–1984 Ruch Chorzów
1984–1985 Wisła Kraków
1985–1986 Igloopol Dębica
1987–1988 Widzew Łódź
1990–1991 GKS Katowice
1994 Wisła Kraków
1995 Pogoń Szczecin
1995–1996 GKS Katowice
1996–1999 Ruch Chorzów
1999 GKS Bełchatów
1999–2000 Widzew Łódź
2000–2001 Wisła Kraków
2002 Ruch Chorzów
2005–2008 GKS Bełchatów
2009 Zaglebie Lubin
2009–2010 Cracovia
2010–2012 Śląsk Wrocław
2013–2014 Zagłębie Lubin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Orest Lenczyk (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɔrɛst ˈlɛnt͡ʂɨk]; born 28 December 1942 in Sanok[1]) is a Polish football manager and former player.

Player career[edit]

He also was a player, in lower divisions teams, such as Sanoczanka Sanok, Stomil Poznań, Sleza Wrocław, and Moto-Jelcz Olawa. At the age of 28, Lenczyk ended his career as a footballer, and began working as a coach.

Manager career[edit]

At first, he was coached in several teams of southeastern Poland, in 1975 finding a job at Wisła Kraków, where he was assistant. Next year, he became a coach of Wisla's first team, winning Championship of Poland in the 1977/78 season.[2] Furthermore, Lenczyk's Wisla got to the quarter-finals of the 1978–79 European Cup, beating Club Brugge, and Zbrojovka Brno, only to lose to the runner-up, Malmö FF. Lenczyk worked for Wisla for several more seasons (1984–1985, 1994, 2000–2001), and during his last season in Kraków, he won promotion to the second round of UEFA Cup, after eliminating Real Saragossa.

In October 2005, he got a job at GKS Bełchatów. After first, difficult season, his team was Polish runner-up, with such players, as Radosław Matusiak, Pawel Strak, Lukasz Gargula, and Piotr Lech. He was fired in March 2008, after five defeats in a row. On April 16, 2009, he was named head coach of Zaglebie Lubin,[3] winning promotion to the Ekstraklasa. In August 2009, Lenczyk became the coach of Cracovia, replacing Artur Platek. After problems with Cracovia management he came to terms with the higher-ups and dissolve his contract.
On 27 September 2010, he was named the successor for Ryszard Tarasiewicz by Śląsk Wrocław.[4] The team became a runner-up in Polish League in 2010/2011 season. In season 2011/2012 he won the Polish title with Śląsk Wrocław.


  • Championship of Poland (1978, 2012),
  • Quarter-final of the 1978–79 European Cup,
  • Third place in Poland (1979–1980), with Śląsk Wrocław,
  • Third place in Poland (1982–1983), with Ruch Chorzów,
  • Second place in Poland (2006–2007), with GKS Bełchatów,
  • Promotion to Ekstraklasa (2008–2009), with Zaglebie Lubin,
  • Second place in Poland (2010–2011), with Śląsk Wrocław,
  • Manager of the year 1990 and 2006, according to Pilka Nozna weekly.
  • Manager of the season 2010-2011, according to Polish Coaches Association


See also[edit]

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