Piast Gliwice

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Piast Gliwice
GKS Piast Gliwice.svg
Full nameGliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice
Nickname(s)Piastunki (the Custodians, the Keepers)
Founded18 June 1945; 76 years ago (1945-06-18)
GroundStadion Miejski im. Piotra Wieczorka
Capacity9,913
ChairmanGrzegorz Bednarski
ManagerWaldemar Fornalik
LeagueEkstraklasa
2020–216th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Piast Gliwice first Ekstraklasa championship celebration in 2018

Gliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice (pronounced [ɡlʲiˈvʲit͡s.kʲi klup spɔrˈtɔ.vɨ pʲjast ɡlʲiˈvʲi.t͡sɛ]) is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. In the 2018–19 season, Piast won its first Polish championship.

History[edit]

The club was founded in June 1945 by the Poles who had been forced to leave their homeland in present-day Western Ukraine. After the 1956 fusion of the three clubs, GKS Gliwice was formed. Piast continued to play their matches on ul. Robotniczej. In 1964, the 2 clubs merged. The new club name was 'GKS Piast Gliwice'. Piast's football team played as many as 32 seasons in the Polish Second Division, before finally being promoted to the Ekstraklasa in 2008. Having played two seasons in the top division, the club was relegated in 2010. Piast have twice (1978, 1983) managed to reach the final of the Cup of Poland, losing on both occasions. The club's name comes from the Piast dynasty, which ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state in the 10th century, until 1370. Piast is the first soccer team in Poland to gain promotion from the 7th tier to the Ekstraklasa (Polish top tier of football) and later to the European Cup.[1]

Naming history[edit]

  • (18.06.1945) – KS Piast Gliwice
  • (23.05.1946) – KSM Piast Gliwice
  • (September/November 1947) – ZKSM Piast Gliwice
  • (05.03.1949) – ZS Metal Piast Gliwice (merged with ZKSM Huta Łabędy, ZKS Walcownia Łabędy, RKS Jedność Rudziniec, *RKS PZS Gliwice and ZKS Silesia Gliwice)
  • (01.11.1949) – ZKS Stal Gliwice
  • (11.03.1951) – ZKS Stal GZUT Gliwice
  • (15.03.1955) – ZKS Piast Gliwice
  • (20.01.1957) – KS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.01.1961) – SKS Piast Gliwice
  • (15.03.1964) – GKS Piast Gliwice (merged with GKS Gliwice and KS Metal Gliwice)
  • (17.10.1983) – MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (12.09.1989) – CWKS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (1989) – [merged with ZTS Łabędy (Gliwice)]
  • (1990) – CWKS Bumar-Piast Gliwice
  • (04.04.1990) – KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (11.05.1990) – KS Bumar Łabędy (Gliwice)
  • (01.07.1990) – KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (1991) – KS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (01.07.1992) – MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.08.1995) – KS Bojków Gliwice (merged with KS Bojków Gliwice)
  • (15.09.1995) – KS Piast Bojków Gliwice
  • (02.09.1996) – GKS Piast Gliwice

Honours[edit]

Seasons[edit]

European record[edit]

Results[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ FK 2–2 1–2 3–4 (a.e.t.) Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Sweden IFK Göteborg 0–3 0–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Belarus BATE Borisov 1−2 1−1 2−3 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2Q Latvia Riga FC 3−2 1−2 4−4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q Belarus Dinamo Minsk N/A 2−0 N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Austria Hartberg 3–2 N/A N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Denmark Copenhagen N/A 0−3 N/A Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

UEFA Team ranking[edit]

As of 30 September 2021.[2]

Rank Team Points
301 Lithuania Kauno Žalgiris 3.500
302 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 3.500
303 Poland Piast Gliwice 3.500
304 Azerbaijan Gabala 3.500
305 Republic of Ireland Cork City 3.500

Stadium[edit]

Piast plays their home games at the 10,000 capacity Stadion Miejski im. Piotra Wieczorka in Gliwice.

Supporters[edit]

Piast have a friendship with fans of Belarusian club BATE Borisov since 2011. The friendship started when BATE fans on their way to a Champions League match in Copenhagen stopped for a Piast game against local rivals GKS Katowice. The Piast fans then went to Alkmaar to support BATE versus AZ. After another visit for a Champions League game against Sturm Graz, the friendship became official and both sets of fans regularly visit each other.[3]

Piast's major rivals are Górnik Zabrze, with whom they contest the local derby.[4][5] The stadiums are located just a few kilometres from each other and Górnik have a sizeable support within Gliwice. Other rivals are local teams Ruch Chorzów, GKS Katowice and the two Bytom clubs, Szombierki and Polonia.

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 October 2021[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Poland POL Jakub Szmatuła
2 DF Poland POL Ariel Mosor
3 MF Poland POL Tomasz Jodłowiec
4 DF Poland POL Jakub Czerwiński
5 DF Slovakia SVK Tomáš Huk
6 MF Poland POL Michał Chrapek
7 MF Portugal POR Tiago Alves
9 FW Spain ESP Alberto Toril
10 MF Hungary HUN Kristopher Vida
13 DF Poland POL Maksym Gendera
14 DF Slovakia SVK Jakub Holúbek
15 FW Poland POL Mateusz Winciersz
16 FW Poland POL Dominik Steczyk
17 MF Poland POL Patryk Lipski
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF Poland POL Patryk Sokołowski
19 MF Poland POL Michael Ameyaw
20 DF Poland POL Martin Konczkowski
22 DF Poland POL Tomasz Mokwa
23 DF Spain ESP Miguel Muñoz
24 MF England ENG Tom Hateley
25 MF Poland POL Michał Zachciał
26 GK Slovakia SVK František Plach
27 FW Poland POL Gabriel Kirejczyk
29 FW Serbia SRB Nikola Stojiljković
33 GK Poland POL Karol Szymański
77 MF Poland POL Arkadiusz Pyrka
92 FW Poland POL Damian Kądzior
98 DF Greece GRE Alexandros Katranis

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. Pos. Nation Player
GK Poland POL Paweł Rabin (at Sokol Ostroda until 30 June 2022)
GK Poland POL Patryk Królczyk (at GKS Katowice until 30 June 2022)
MF Poland POL Michał Rakowiecki (at Gwarek Tarnowskie Góry until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Poland POL Wojciech Kamiński (at Zagłębie Sosnowiec until 30 June 2022)
MF Poland POL Wiktor Preuss (at Pogoń Siedlce until 30 June 2022)

Former players[edit]

Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Hungary
Lithuania
Monaco
Poland
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
Slovakia
Spain
Ukraine
South America
Brazil
Ecuador

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kapitan Piasta awansował z nim od B-klasy do ekstraklasy" (in Polish). Sport.pl. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. ^ "Club coefficients | UEFA Coefficients". UEFA.com.
  3. ^ Kuczyński, Tomasz. "Sztama GieKSy z Banikiem, Ruchu z Atletico, Piasta z BATE. Czy to ma sens? [SŁYNNE SZTAMY]". dziennikzachodni.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze 3:2. Festiwal goli w śląskich derbach [ZDJĘCIA]". sport.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ SG, JU. "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze. Dziś derby przy Okrzei WYNIK NA ŻYWO GDZIE W TV, TRANSMISJA ONLINE". gazetawroclawska.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Piast Gliwice current squad" (in Polish). Piast Gliwice. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Lech Poznań – Strona Oficjalna. Specjalista od awansów – Jacek Zieliński" (in Polish). Lechpoznan.pl. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  8. ^ "Waldemar Fornalik trenerem Piasta" (in Polish). 90minut. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°18′23.69″N 18°41′45.42″E / 50.3065806°N 18.6959500°E / 50.3065806; 18.6959500