RTP Unia Racibórz

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RTP Unia Racibórz
RTP Unia Racibórz logo.png
Full name Raciborskie Towarzystwo Pilkarskie Unia Racibórz
Founded 1946
Ground OSiR-u Stadium,raciborz.
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Remigiusz Trawiński
Head coach Remigiusz Trawiński
League Ekstraliga
2012–13 1st
Website Club website

RTP Unia Racibórz is a women's football club from Racibórz, Poland. They club won five national championships, three Polish Cups and participated in the UEFA Women's Champions League. Furthermore, there is a men's football club, KP Unia Racibórz, which was founded in 1946 and currently plays in local, Silesian league, 5th level of Polish football system. Men's football team of Unia was twice U-19 Champion of Poland (1954, 1956), and spent two seasons in the Ekstraklasa (1963/64, 1964/65).

In January 2008 after discrepancies over the use of finances the men's section split from RPT Unia and now plays as KP Unia Racibórz in the 5th tier leagues of Poland.[1] Thus RTP Unia Racibórz is a pure women's football club today.

History[edit]

Unia Racibórz was founded on 27 April 1946 as men's team Klub Sportowy Plania Raciborz, and has undergone several name changes. From June 1949 to November 1949 it was named ZKS Chemik Raciborz, then it was called ZKS Unia Raciborz (until 18 March 1957), and KS Unia Raciborz, up to the 1997-98 season before adopting the current name RTP Union Raciborz.[2] The club was only having a men's football team until 2001, when the women started training, which was registered for league play in the 2002-03 season.

Men's Team[edit]

Men's team of Unia Racibórz won in 1957 regional competition of Opole Silesia, and qualified for the Second Division playoffs. After beating Victoria Częstochowa, Wawel Wirek and Lublinianka, Unia won promotion to the 1958 Second Division, which at that time was the second level of Polish football system, consisting of 24 teams, divided into two groups, North and South. In its first Second Division season, Unia was 4th in Group South, behind Górnik Radlin, Szombierki Bytom and Stal Mielec. Unia was twice U-19 Champion of Poland, in 1954 and 1956. Based on this very talented generation of young players, in 1959 Unia was very close to the promotion to the Ekstraklasa, finishing the season in the 2nd spot of Group South of the Second Division, one point behind Zagłębie Sosnowiec.

In 1960, Unia was moved to Group North of the Second Division, finishing the season in the third spot, behind Lech Poznań and Zawisza Bydgoszcz. For the 1961 season, one group of the Second Division was formed, with 18 teams. Unia finished in the 5th position, with Gwardia Warszawa as the champion of the Polish second level. In 1962, after another change, Unia was 4th in Group A of the Second Division. Finally, in 1963, Unia won promotion to the elite Ekstraklasa, finishing as the second team of the national Second Division, four points behind Szombierki Bytom, and one point above Raków Częstochowa.

Unia spent only two seasons in the Ekstraklasa. In 1963/64, it was in the 8th position, out of 14 teams, and in 1964/65, it was the last team of the league, with only 14 points and goal difference 32-75. After relegation, Unia was third in the 1965/66 season of the Second Division, behind Cracovia and Pogoń Szczecin. In 1966/67, it was the fourth team of the Second Division, and in 1967/68, fifth. In 1968/69 Unia again was the fourth team of the Second Division, and in 1969/70, seventh. Finally, in 1970/71, Unia was relegated to the third level, never to return.

Men's Team Titles[edit]

  • 8th in the Ekstraklasa: 1963/1964,
  • Polish U-19 Champion: 1954, 1956
  • Polish U-19 Bronze Medal: 1958

Women's Team[edit]

In 2006-07 the club gained promotion into Ekstraliga, Poland's first league for women. In their first season in the Ekstraliga the took 3rd place, but only one year later the team won the championship and ended the dominance of KS AZS Wrocław, who had won the title the last eight times. Unia was able to defend the title in 2009-10.

In the 2009-10 Champions League, the started in the round of 32, but lost to SV Neulengbach. Later that season Unia won their first national cup after beating Pogoń Women Szczecin 7-1 in the final. The following season, Unia again lost the round of 32 champions league legs, this time to Brøndby. After a third title in a row, they again will play in the champions league.

After the 2012/13 season the main sponsor left and many players left for new clubs. Several of those were Polish national team players.[3] Unia eventually withdrew from the Extraleague after the first half of the 2013/14 season because of financial problems.RTP Unia Raciborz is the first Team who go in the relegation to the 1.)Liga Kobiet Grupa Poludniowa in the season (2013/2014). [4][5] They stood at second place that time.

Titles[edit]

  • 5 Polish championships: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 3 Polish cup-winner: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 3 Polish indoor championships: 2008, 2009, 2011
Season[6] League Place W D L GF GA Pts Cup
2002-03 II liga kobiet, grupa: śląska (II)[7] 5 6 2 12 22 31 20
2003-04 II liga kobiet, grupa: opolska (II) 2 7 1 2 42 18 22
2004-05 II liga kobiet, grupa: opolska (II) 1 17 1 2 96 16 52
2005–06 I liga kobiet, grupa: południowa (II) 2 12 3 5 69 34 39 semi-final
2006–07 I liga kobiet, grupa: wschodnia (II) 1 20 0 0 116 6 60 quarter-final
2007–08 Ekstraliga Kobiet (I) 3 10 4 6 33 28 34 final
2008–09 Ekstraliga Kobiet 1 17 2 1 78 11 53 semi-final
2009–10 Ekstraliga Kobiet 1 17 1 2 84 12 52 winner
2010–11 Ekstraliga Kobiet 1 15 2 1 82 7 47 winner
2011–12 Ekstraliga Kobiet 1 17 0 1 85 8 51 winner
2012–13 Ekstraliga Kobiet 1 14 2 2 58 13 44 runner-up
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

UEFA competitions record[edit]

Unia Racibórz – Wolfsburg (1–5)
Season Competition Stage Result Opponent
2009-10 Champions League Round of 32 1-3 1-0 Austria Neulengbach
2010-11 Champions League Round of 32 1-2 1-0 Denmark Brøndby
2011-12 Champions League Qualifying Stage 0-1 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
8-0 Albania Ada Velipojë
1-1 Finland PK-35
2012-13 Champions League Qualifying Stage 5-0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
7-1 Montenegro ŽFK Ekonomist
5-0 Belarus Bobruichanka Bobruisk
Round of 32 1-5 1-6 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
2013-14 Champions League Qualifying Stage 3-1 Slovenia Pomurje
7-0 Albania Ada Velipojë
0-0 Belarus Bobruichanka Bobruisk
Round of 32 1-2 0-0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 August 2012, according to UEFA's website.
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 Natasza Górnicka
4 Poland MF Hanna Konsek
7 Poland FW Dżesika Jaszek
8 Poland MF Natalia Chudzik
9 Poland FW Agata Tarczyńska
10 Poland FW Anna Żelazko
11 Poland DF Donata Leśnik
12 Poland GK Marlena Janeczek
13 Poland MF Karolina Wieczorek
17 Poland GK Dorota Wilk
No. Position Player
18 Poland DF Marta Mika
19 Slovakia MF Katarina Ištóková
20 Poland DF Aleksandra Sosnowska
21 Poland DF Alicja Pawlak
22 Poland MF Katarzyna Krupa
27 Poland MF Patrycja Pożerska
29 Slovakia MF Dominika Sýkorová
66 Poland FW Patrycja Wiśniewska
57 Slovakia MF Ivana Bojdová

Former internationals[edit]

References[edit]

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