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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 Poland
Capacity 7,000[1]
Chairman Poland Jacek Orłowski
Manager Poland Zbigniew Smółka
League I liga
2017-18 8th
Website Club website

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]

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 7,000 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 6 February 2018.[2]

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 Oskar Mazur
3 Poland DF Krzysztof Kiercz
4 Slovakia DF Martin Dobrotka
5 Poland MF Marcel Gąsior
6 Brazil DF Leândro
7 Poland FW Szymon Sobczak
8 Poland MF Tomasz Swędrowski
9 Serbia FW Andreja Prokić
10 Poland MF Waldemar Gancarczyk
11 Poland DF Mateusz Gancarczyk
12 Poland GK Arkadiusz Słysz
13 Poland DF Michał Puzon
15 Poland MF Arkadiusz Górka
16 Croatia MF Josip Šoljić
No. Position Player
17 Poland MF Bartosz Nowak
19 Poland FW Kacper Sadlocha
20 Poland MF Grzegorz Tomasiewicz
21 Slovenia FW Žiga Škoflek
22 Poland DF Mateusz Spychala
23 Poland DF Krystian Getinger
28 Spain FW Mendi
29 Poland GK Damian Primel
30 Poland FW Łukasz Wroński
33 Poland FW Maksymilian Banaszewski
51 Poland DF Rafał Grodzicki
87 Poland GK Seweryn Kielpin
99 Poland FW Sebastian Bergier

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. Position Player
Poland MF Tomasz Prejs (At KP Starogard Gdanski until 30 June 2018)

Famous players[edit]

Managers[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