Ekstraliga (speedway)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Speedway Ekstraliga)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ekstraliga żużlowa
Speedway Ekstraliga logo2.jpg
More power...
Derby Pomorza 2009 (Bydgoszcz)2.jpg
Tomasz Chrzanowski (blue helmet), Robert Kościecha (white helmet)
Sportspeedway
Founded2000
CEOLeague Commissioner:
Wojciech Stępniewski
MottoWięcej mocy...
More power...
No. of teams8
CountryPoland
Most recent
champion(s)
Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski, Unia Leszno, ZKŻ Zielona Góra 3xtimes
TV partner(s)Poland: nSport+ United Kingdom: Premier Sports and FreeSports
Official websiteOfficial site

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 2012 the official sponsor of Ekstraliga is the Polish energy company ENEA, which signed the financial contract for three consecutive seasons through 2014. The top division tournaments are named Enea Ekstraliga respectively.[2]

2018 PGE Ekstraliga[3][edit]

Teams[edit]

City Club Current team name Seasons in Ekstraliga App
Leszno Unia Leszno Fogo Unia Leszno 2000-17 18
Toruń KS Toruń Get Well Toruń 2000-17 18
Wrocław WTS Wrocław Betard Sparta Wrocław 2000-17 18
Częstochowa Włókniarz Częstochowa Eko-Dir Włókniarz Częstochowa 2000-14, 2017[4] 16
Zielona Góra ZKŻ Zielona Góra Ekantor.pl Falubaz Zielona Góra 2001, 2003-05, 2007-16 14
Bydgoszcz Polonia Bydgoszcz Polonia Bydgoszcz 2000-07, 2009-10, 2012-13 12
Gorzów Wlkp. Stal Gorzów Wlkp. Stal Gorzów 2000-02, 2008-17 13
Tarnów Unia Tarnów Unia Tarnów 2004-2008, 2010-16 12
Gdańsk Wybrzeże Gdańsk Renault Zdunek Wybrzeże Gdańsk 2000, 2002-03, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014 7
Rzeszów Stal Rzeszów Stal BETAD Leasing Rzeszów 2006-2008, 2011-13, 2015 7
Piła Polonia Piła Polonia Piła 2000-03 4
Rybnik RKM Rybnik ROW Rybnik 2004, 2006, 2016-17 4
Grudziądz GKM Grudziądz MRGARDEN GKM Grudziądz 2015-17 3
Gniezno Start Gniezno Start Gniezno 2013 1

Ekstraliga Champions[edit]

Year Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2000 Polonia Bydgoszcz Ludwik-Polonia Piła Pergo Gorzów Wlkp.
2001 Apator-Adriana Toruń Atlas Wrocław Bractwo-Polonia Bydgoszcz
2002 Point S-Polonia Bydgoszcz Unia Leszno Atlas Wrocław
2003 Top Secret-Włókniarz Częstochowa Apator-Adriana Toruń Plusssz-Polonia Bydgoszcz
2004 Unia Tarnów Atlas Wrocław Złomrex-Włókniarz Częstochowa
2005 Unia Tarnów Budlex-Polonia Bydgoszcz Złomrex-Włókniarz Częstochowa
2006 Atlas Wrocław Złomrex-Włókniarz Częstochowa Budlex-Polonia Bydgoszcz
2007 Unia Leszno Unibax Toruń Atlas Wrocław
2008 Unibax Toruń Unia Leszno ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra
2009 Falubaz Zielona Góra Unibax Toruń Cognor-Włókniarz Częstochowa
2010 Unia Leszno Falubaz Zielona Góra Unibax Toruń
2011 Stelmet Falubaz Zielona Góra Unia Leszno Caelum Stal Gorzów Wlkp.
2012 Azoty Tauron Tarnów Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski Unibax Toruń
2013 Stelmet Falubaz Zielona Góra Unibax Toruń Unia Tarnów
2014 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski Fogo Unia Leszno Grupa Azoty Unia Tarnów
2015 Fogo Unia Leszno Betard Sparta Wrocław Unia Tarnów
2016 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski Unibax Toruń Stelmet Falubaz Zielona Góra
2017 [5] Fogo Unia Leszno Betard Sparta Wrocław Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
2018 Fogo Unia Leszno Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski Betard Sparta Wrocław

See also[edit]

External links[edit]