Stal Mielec

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Stal Mielec
Stal Mielec, Polish football club
Full name FKS Stal Mielec
Nickname(s) Biało-niebiescy (White-blues)
Founded April 10, 1939
Ground Stadion Stali Mielec
Solskiego 1 Street,
Mielec, Poland
Ground Capacity 6 864
Chairman Poland Jacek Orłowski
Manager Poland Zbigniew Smółka
League I liga
2015/16 II liga, 1st (Promoted)
Website Club home page

Stal Mielec (Polish pronunciation: [ˈstal ˈmjɛlɛt͡s]) is a Polish football club based in Mielec, Poland. The club was established on April 10, 1939. Historically, the club has enjoyed great successes within Poland's Ekstraklasa Premier League, winning the title twice (in 1973 and 1976) but has undergone significant management changes and financial difficulties within the past two decades that have forced the club from participation in the Premier League. After winning the Polish third-tier league title in 2016, Stal Mielec was promoted to I Liga, the second-tier league.

Achievements[edit]

  • Ekstraklasa
    • 1st place: 1973, 1976
    • 2nd place: 1975
    • 3rd place: 1974, 1979, 1982
  • Polish Cup
    • Finalists: 1976
  • Youth Teams:
    • Polish U-19 Runner Up: 1964, 2007
    • Polish U-19 Bronze Medal: 1968, 1969, 2006
    • Polish U-17 Champion: 2007
    • Polish U-17 Runner Up: 1996, 2012

Participation in European cups[edit]

Lower League Championships[edit]

  • B Class: 1949
  • A Class: 1950, 1954
  • II Liga: 1955, 1968–69, 2015–16
  • I Liga: 1960, 1969-70 (as 2nd), 1984–85, 1987–88
  • V Liga: 1998-99
  • IV Liga: 2007-08 (as 4th)
  • III Liga: 2012-13

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Stadion Stali Mielec

The construction of the club's current stadium, Stadion Stali Mielec at Solskiego 1, was concluded in 1953. The stadium went under a major renovation. It maintains a seating capacity for 6,864 spectators. Before the renovation, it maintained seating capacity for 30,000 spectators, and has hosted numerous European Champions Cup, UEFA Cup, and Polish national team matches, including FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifiers.

Individual Player Awards[edit]

Ekstraklasa Premier League Top Goalscorer

  • 1973 - Grzegorz Lato - 13 goals
  • 1975 - Grzegorz Lato - 19 goals
  • 1995 - Bogusław Cygan - 16 goals

Award given by Piłka Nożna:

  • Player of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
    • 1975 - Zbigniew Hnatio
    • 1978 - Włodzimierz Ciołek

Award given by Przegląd Sportowy

  • Polish Athlete of the Year
    • 1974 - 4th place - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1977 - 5th place - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Sport

  • Player of the Year
    • 1974 - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1976 - Henryk Kasperczak
    • 1977 - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Tempo

  • Goalkeeper of the Year
    • 1979 - Zygmunt Kukla

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 January 2017.[1]

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

No. Position Player
2 Poland DF Sebastian Zalepa
3 Poland DF Krzysztof Kiercz
4 Poland DF Robert Sulewski
5 Serbia DF Boris Milekić
6 Poland MF Piotr Marciniec
7 Poland MF Szymon Sobczak
8 Poland MF Damian Ałdaś
9 Poland MF Mateusz Cholewiak
10 Bulgaria MF Vasil Panayotov
11 Poland DF Michał Bierzało
12 Poland GK Tomasz Libera
13 Poland MF Przemysław Lech
No. Position Player
14 Poland MF Piotr Głowacki
15 Poland MF Arkadiusz Górka
16 Poland DF Adrian Liberadzki
17 Poland FW Krzysztof Drzazga (Loan from Wisła Kraków)
18 Poland FW Dorian Buczek
20 Bulgaria FW Aleksandar Kolev
21 Poland MF Sebastian Białasik
22 Brazil FW Zé Lucas
23 Poland DF Krystian Getinger
31 Poland MF Kamil Radulj
88 Poland GK Marek Kozioł

Famous players[edit]

Naming History[edit]

  • 1939 - KS PZL Mielec
  • 1946 - RKS PZL Zryw Mielec
  • 1949 - ZKS Stal Mielec
  • 1957 - FKS Stal Mielec
  • 1977 - FKS PZL Stal Mielec
  • 1995 - MKP Mielec
  • 1998 - MKP Lobo Stal Mielec
  • 1997 - MKP Stal Mielec
  • 2002 - KS Stal Mielec
  • 2003 - KS FKS Stal Mielec

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°17′55″N 21°26′9″E / 50.29861°N 21.43583°E / 50.29861; 21.43583