KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

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KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
KSZO coat of arms.png
Full name Klub Sportowy Zakładów Ostrowieckich
Nickname(s) Pomarańczowo-czarni (The-orange-and-black),
Kszoki
Founded 11 August 1929
Ground Miejski Stadion Sportowy "KSZO" w Ostrowcu Sw.,
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
Ground Capacity 8,000[1]
Chairman Poland Janusz Jojko
Manager Poland Czesław Jakołcewicz
League III liga, grupa IV
2015-16 2nd

KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʂɔ ɔsˈtrɔvʲɛt͡s ɕfʲɛntɔˈkʂɨskʲi]) is a Polish football club based in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland. It was founded on August 11, 1929.

History[edit]

In 1995, after several decades in lower league football, mainly the third division, KSZO for the first time promoted to the second division of the Polish football league. After just two years, in 1997, the club advanced to the Polish top level football league, Ekstraklasa. However the first season in Ekstraklasa end up with relegation. KSZO once again promoted to Ekstraklasa in 2001. 13th-place finish was the result of quite well performance in 2001/2002 season.

The next season started very promisingly, however, financial problems led to the relegation. The problems were more and more severe and by the end of 2003 KSZO was liquidated and recreated on the basis of another 2nd league club KS Stasiak Ceramika Opoczno. Since then the club performed as KSZO sports p.l.c. in the 2nd league.

In year 2007 the club got expelled from 2nd league and was relegated 1 level of competition (3rd league), because former chairman Mirosław Stasiak was accused of bribery.

In 2008 KSZO promoted to the new 2nd league (the third division of the Polish football league after its reorganization). 2008/2009 season KSZO ended on the first place and returned to the Polish First League. After relegation from Polish First League in 2011, club declared bancrupcy. It was reorganized in 2012 under the same name and badge. In four years they advanced from sixth to fourth division. Now they're playing in Polish Third League.

Fans[edit]

Although KSZO supporters' nickname is 'Świętokrzyscy Rozbójnicy' i.e. Saint Cross (word derived from the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship) Reavers, they are known for outstanding atmosphere and high attendance during the matches.

KSZO fans have a fellowship with fans from Lech Poznań (since 1992), Slovan Liberec (since 2000-2016), Arka Gdynia (since 2004) and Stal Sanok (since 2005).

Their biggest rivals are regional opponents Korona Kielce with whom they contest the Holy Cross Province derby. Other rivals are Hutnik Nowa Huta and Stal Stalowa Wola whim whom they contest the steelworks derbies.[2][3] They also have a strong dislike of Radomiak Radom.[4]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2016 [5]

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

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Stanisław Wierzgacz
2 Poland MF Mateusz Madej
4 Poland DF Michał Stachurski
5 Poland MF Rafał Gil
7 Poland MF Mateusz Mianowany
8 Poland MF Fabian Burzyński
8 Poland FW Kamil Dziadowicz
10 Poland MF Kamil Bełczowski
11 Poland FW Łukasz Jamróz
12 Poland GK Karol Krupa
14 Poland DF Dariusz Pietrasiak
15 Poland MF Damian Nogaj
16 Poland MF Tomasz Persona
No. Position Player
17 Poland MF Radosław Mikołajek
18 Poland MF Paweł Czajkowski
19 Poland MF Mateusz Mąka
20 Poland DF Kamil Sołtykiewicz
21 Poland FW Michał Grunt
22 Poland DF Klaudiusz Łatkowski
23 Poland DF Mateusz Podstolak
25 Poland MF Jakub Kapsa
26 Poland DF Damian Mężyk
26 Poland DF Patryk Cheba
Poland MF Piotr Ferens
Poland MF Dominik Cheba

Famous players[edit]

Player who have played in the top-flight

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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