Ekstraliga (speedway)

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Ekstraliga żużlowa
Speedway Ekstraliga logo2.jpg
Derby Pomorza 2009 (Bydgoszcz)2.jpg
Tomasz Chrzanowski (blue helmet), Robert Kościecha (white helmet)
CEOLeague Commissioner:
Wojciech Stępniewski
No. of teams8
Most recent
2022 - Motor Lublin
TV partner(s)England: Premier Sports
Poland: Eleven Sports PL and nSport+
Official websiteOfficial site
League below
1. Liga
2. Liga

The Speedway Ekstraliga (English: Polish Extraleague, Polish: Ekstraliga żużlowa) is the top division of motorcycle speedway in Poland. It has been called the "richest and most popular speedway league in the world",[1] and attracts riders from all over the world. The Ekstraliga has the highest average attendances for any sport in Poland.[1]

With the fall of communism in Poland in the 1990s and the resultant sharp increase in the value of the Złoty, the sport began to attract a wider range of star riders from other countries. The first of these was Denmark's Hans Nielsen.[1]

In 2000, the First Division was renamed Ekstraliga, and the number of teams was reduced.[1] Since 2015 the official sponsor of Ekstraliga is the Polish energy company PGE, which signed the financial contract for three consecutive seasons in 2021. The top division is called the PGE Ekstraliga.[2]

2023 PGE Ekstraliga[edit]


City Club Current team name Seasons in Ekstraliga Total Seasons
Leszno Unia Leszno FOGO Unia Leszno 2000-23 24
Wrocław WTS Wrocław BETARD Sparta Wrocław 2000-23 24
Toruń KS Toruń FOR NATURE SOLUTIONS Apator Toruń 2000-19, 2021-23 23
Częstochowa Włókniarz Częstochowa zielona-energia.com Włókniarz Częstochowa 2000-14, 2017-23 22
Zielona Góra ZKŻ Zielona Góra Stelmet Falubaz Zielona Góra 2001, 2003-05, 2007-21 19
Gorzów Wlkp. Stal Gorzów Wlkp. Moje Bermudy Stal Gorzów 2000-02, 2008-23 20
Tarnów Unia Tarnów Unia Tarnów 2004-08, 2010-16, 2018 13
Bydgoszcz Polonia Bydgoszcz Abramczyk Polonia Bydgoszcz 2000-07, 2009-10, 2012-13 12
Grudziądz GKM Grudziądz ZOOLESZCZ GKM Grudziądz 2015-23 9
Gdańsk Wybrzeże Gdańsk Zdunek Wybrzeże Gdańsk 2000, 2002-03, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014 7
Rzeszów Stal Rzeszów Texom Stal Rzeszów 2006-08, 2011-13, 2015 7
Rybnik ŻKS ROW Rybnik ROW Rybnik 2004, 2006, 2016-17, 2020 5
Piła Polonia Piła Budmax-Stal Polonia Piła 2000-03 4
Lublin KM Cross Lublin Motor Lublin 2019-2023 5
Gniezno Start Gniezno AFORTI Start Gniezno 2013 1
Ostrów TZ Ostrovia Ostrów Wielkopolski TZ Ostrovia Ostrów Wielkopolski 2022 1
Krosno Wilki Krosno Wilki Krosno 2023 1

Ekstraliga Champions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Kevin Meynell & Marcin Babnis (7 July 2004), History of Polish Speedway. Main competitions. Rules. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Speedway from Around the Globe - Poland PGE Ekstraliga". Speedway Star page 42. 10 September 2022.