Elana Toruń

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Elana Toruń
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Full name Elana Toruń
Nickname(s) Elanowcy
Founded 28 August 1968
Ground Torun City Stadium
Toruń, Poland
Ground Capacity 4,300[1]
Chairman Poland ?
Manager Poland Krzysztof Jabłoński
League III Liga
2014/15 (IV Liga) 1st

Elana Toruń is a Polish football club based in Toruń. As of the 2015/16 season the team competes in the III Liga, which sits at the 4th tier of the Polish football league system.

History[edit]

The team was at the 2nd level of the Polish pyramid in the 1990s, but were relegated in 1998/99.[2] During the following season the club changed their name to TKP Torun, but they were relegated again to the 4th level.[3] The club were often referred to as Torunski KP, but by the 2007/08 season they had returned to their original name of Elana Torun and were back playing in the Polish 3rd level.[4]

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 September 2015.[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 Przemysław Kryszak
12 Poland GK Daniel Osiecki
2 Poland DF Rafał Więckowski
4 Poland DF Arkadiusz Czajkowski
8 Poland DF Adrian Wróblewski
15 Poland DF Mateusz Parzyszek
18 Poland DF Bartosz Gralewski
23 Poland DF Dawid Zamiatowski
24 Poland DF Michał Marszałek
5 Poland MF Jakub Witucki
6 Poland MF Bartłomiej Grube
No. Position Player
11 Poland MF Mateusz Poczwardowski
16 Poland MF Mateusz Grudziński
17 Poland MF Maciej Kot
20 Poland MF Łukasz Cięgotura
21 Poland MF Michał Żurowski
7 Poland FW Marcin Majchrzak
9 Poland FW Arkadiusz Makowiecki
10 Poland FW Bartosz Maćkiewicz
19 Poland FW Mateusz Szatkowski
22 Poland FW Krystian Tomaszewski

Supporters[edit]

Elana Toruń v Chrobry Głogów (2011-09-17)

Elana fans are commonly known as Elanowcy and include a small ultras group of around 100-1000 (depending on match) fanatical supporters. Apart from Toruń, there are fan-clubs in Gniewkowo, Golub-Dobrzyń, Ostaszewo, Aleksandrów Kujawski, Ciechocinek, Kowalewo Pomorskie, Obrowo, Lubicz and Wąbrzeźno.[6]

They have a long-standing friendship with fans of Ruch Chorzów and KS Myszków (who are also Ruch fans), and friendly relations with Widzew Łódź, Wisła Kraków fans from Grudziądz.[7]

As the city of Toruń has a rivalry with Bydgoszcz that extends even beyond sport,[8] Elana competes the Cuiavian derby[9] with Zawisza and Polonia. They also compete with fans of speedway club Apator Toruń.

References[edit]

Kelechi Iheanacho with Elana Toruń in 2011

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