2018–19 Ekstraklasa

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Ekstraklasa
Season 2018–19
Dates 20 July 2018 –
19 May 2019
Matches played 64
Goals scored 169 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Zdeněk Ondrášek
(7 goals)
Biggest home win Lech 4–0 Zagłębie S.
(12 August 2018)
Zagłębie L. 4–0 Śląsk
(14 September 2018)
Highest scoring Lech 2–5 Wisła K.
(19 August 2018)
Wisła K. 5–2 Lechia
(15 September 2018)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Lechia
Longest unbeaten run 7 matches
Lechia
Longest winless run 6 matches
Cracovia
Pogoń
Longest losing run 3 matches
Miedź
Pogoń
All statistics correct as of 18 September 2018.

The 2018–19 Ekstraklasa is the 93rd season of the Polish Football Championship and the 85th season of the Ekstraklasa, the top Polish professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1927. The league is operated by the Ekstraklasa S.A.

The season started on 20 July 2018 and will conclude on 19 May 2019.[1] After the 20th matchday the league will go on a winter break between 23 December 2018 and 8 February 2019. The regular season will be played as a round-robin tournament. A total of 16 teams participated, 14 of which competed in the league during the 2017–18 season, while the remaining two were promoted from the I liga after the 2017-18 season. The fixtures were announced on 22 March 2018.[1]

Each team will play a total of 30 matches, half at home and half away. After the 30th round (in the beginning of April 2018), the league will split into two groups: championship round (top eight teams) and relegation round (bottom eight teams). Each team will play 7 more games (teams ranked 1-4 and 9-12 played four times at home). So, finally each team will play a total of 37 matches. The team at the top of the Championship round wins the league title. The two teams at the bottom of the Relegation round are demoted to I liga for the 2019-20 season. This was the sixth season to take place since the new playoff structure has been introduced.

The defending champions are Legia Warsaw, who won their 13th Polish title the previous season.

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams will compete in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season, as well as two teams promoted from the I liga. Miedź Legnica were promoted to the Ekstraklasa for the first time.[2] Zagłębie Sosnowiec will make a return to the Ekstraklasa for the first time since 2008.[3]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Venue Capacity
Arka Gdynia Gdynia Stadion Miejski 15,139
Cracovia Kraków Stadion Cracovii 15,016
Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla 24,4132
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski 22,432
Korona Kielce Kielce Kolporter Arena 15,550
Lech Poznań Poznań Stadion Miejski 43,269
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk Stadion Energa Gdańsk 43,615
Legia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 31,800
Miedź Legnica Legnica Stadion im. Orła Białego 6,244
Piast Gliwice Gliwice Stadion Miejski 10,037
Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Stadion im. Floriana Krygiera 18,027
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski 42,771
Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,326
Wisła Płock Płock Stadion im. Kazimierza Górskiego 12,800
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Stadion KGHM Zagłębia 16,068
Zagłębie Sosnowiec Sosnowiec Stadion Ludowy 7,500 (4,900 seats)
  1. ^ Upgrading to 31,871.
Arka Cracovia Górnik Zabrze Jagiellonia Korona Lech
Stadion Miejski Stadion Cracovii Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla Stadion Miejski Kolporter Arena Stadion Miejski
Capacity: 15,139 Capacity: 15,016 Capacity: 24,413 Capacity: 22,432 Capacity: 15,550 Capacity: 43,269
Stadion miejski w Gdyni.jpg Stade Józef Piłsudski.jpg Ernest Pohl Stadium - Zabrze 2.jpg Stadion Miejski - Białystok2.jpg Stadion MOSiR Kielce Staszek 20060401.jpg Stadion Lecha Poznan. 2010-11-03 (4).JPG
Lechia Legia
Stadion Energa Gdańsk Stadion im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego
Capacity: 43,615 Capacity: 31,800
Gdańsk, Stadion PGE Arena - fotopolska.eu (326975).jpg Warszawa 8645.jpg
Miedź Piast
Stadion im. Orła Białego Stadion Miejski
Capacity: 6,244 Capacity: 10,037
Stadium legnica.JPG Stadion Piasta Gliwice 05.JPG
Pogoń Śląsk Wisła Kraków Wisła Płock Lubin Sosnowiec
Stadion im. Floriana Krygiera Stadion Miejski Stadion im. Henryka Reymana Stadion im. Kazimierza Górskiego Stadion KGHM Zagłębia Stadion Ludowy
Capacity: 18,027 Capacity: 42,771 Capacity: 33,326 Capacity: 12,800 Capacity: 16,068 Capacity: 7,500 (4,900 seats)
Szczecin stadion przy ul Twardowskiego.jpg Stadion Wroclaw 2011-11-18.jpg Stadion przed meczem z APOELEM.jpg Stadion Wisły Płock.JPG Dialog Arena.jpg Stadion Ludowy w Sosnowcu - panoramio.jpg

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Chairman Head coach Captain Manufacturer Sponsors
Arka Gdynia Poland Wojciech Pertkiewicz Poland Zbigniew Smółka Poland Adam Marciniak Adidas Gdynia
Cracovia Poland Janusz Filipiak Poland Michał Probierz Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Čovilo Puma Comarch
Górnik Zabrze Poland Bartosz Sarnowski Poland Marcin Brosz Poland Szymon Matuszek Adidas Allianz
Jagiellonia Białystok Poland Cezary Kulesza Poland Ireneusz Mamrot Poland Rafał Grzyb Erreà STS
Korona Kielce Poland Krzysztof Zając Italy Gino Lettieri Poland Bartosz Rymaniak Puma Lewiatan
Lech Poznań Poland Karol Klimczak Serbia Ivan Đurđević Poland Maciej Gajos Macron Aforti
Lechia Gdańsk Poland Adam Mandziara Poland Piotr Stokowiec Portugal Flávio Paixão New Balance Energa
Legia Warsaw Poland Dariusz Mioduski Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto Serbia Miroslav Radović Adidas Fortuna
Miedź Legnica Poland Martyna Pajączek Poland Dominik Nowak Poland Wojciech Łobodziński Saller DSA SA
Piast Gliwice Poland Paweł Żelem Poland Waldemar Fornalik Spain Gerard Badía Adidas Gliwice
Pogoń Szczecin Poland Jarosław Mroczek Germany Kosta Runjaić Poland Adam Frączczak Zina Grupa Azoty
Śląsk Wrocław Poland Marcin Przychodny Poland Tadeusz Pawłowski Poland Piotr Celeban Adidas forBET
Wisła Kraków Poland Marzena Sarapata Poland Maciej Stolarczyk Poland Rafał Boguski Adidas LV Bet
Wisła Płock Poland Jacek Kruszewski Poland Dariusz Dźwigała Poland Bartłomiej Sielewski Adidas PKN Orlen, Budmat
Zagłębie Lubin Poland Mateusz Dróżdż Poland Mariusz Lewandowski Slovakia Ľubomír Guldan Nike KGHM
Zagłębie Sosnowiec Poland Marcin Jaroszewski Poland Dariusz Dudek Poland Tomasz Nowak Patrick Banimex

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Lech Poznań Poland Rafał Ulatowski[4] Caretaking spell over 21 May 2018 Pre-season Serbia Ivan Đurđević[4] 21 May 2018
Arka Gdynia Poland Leszek Ojrzyński[5] End of contract 21 May 2018 Poland Zbigniew Smółka[6] 8 June 2018
Wisła Kraków Spain Joan Carrillo[7] Mutual contest 12 June 2018 Poland Maciej Stolarczyk[8] 18 June 2018
Wisła Płock Poland Jerzy Brzęczek[9] Resigned 12 July 2018 Poland Dariusz Dźwigała [10] 14 July 2018
Legia Warsaw Croatia Dean Klafurić[11] Sacked 1 August 2018 9th Serbia Aleksandar Vuković (interim)[11] 1 August 2018
Legia Warsaw Serbia Aleksandar Vuković[12] Caretaking spell over 13 August 2018 6th Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto[12] 13 August 2018

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Wisła Kraków 8 5 2 1 17 7 +10 17 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Lechia Gdańsk 8 5 2 1 13 8 +5 17
3 Jagiellonia Białystok 8 5 1 2 13 7 +6 16
4 Piast Gliwice 8 5 1 2 13 9 +4 16
5 Zagłębie Lubin 8 5 0 3 13 9 +4 15
6 Legia Warsaw 8 4 2 2 10 10 0 14
7 Lech Poznań 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13
8 Korona Kielce 8 3 3 2 10 10 0 12
9 Miedź Legnica 8 3 2 3 11 12 −1 11 Qualification for the Relegation round
10 Górnik Zabrze 8 1 5 2 8 11 −3 8
11 Wisła Płock 8 1 4 3 12 13 −1 7
12 Arka Gdynia 8 1 4 3 7 9 −2 7
13 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 8 1 3 4 12 16 −4 6
14 Śląsk Wrocław 8 1 3 4 8 13 −5 6
15 Pogoń Szczecin 8 0 4 4 5 12 −7 4
16 Cracovia 8 0 3 5 4 13 −9 3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played.)

Positions by round[edit]

Team \
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Lechia 5 5 6 4 3 1 1
Wisła K. 9 5 9 9 7 6 2
Lech 3 2 2 1 1 5 3
Jagiellonia 13 7 4 2 2 2 4
Piast 3 2 1 3 5 3 5
Zagłębie L. 1 1 3 8 6 4 6
Korona 7 11 8 5 8 7 7
Legia 15 9 10 5 4 8 8
Miedź 5 8 12 13 12 9 9
Arka 9 13 13 11 10 10 10
Górnik Z. 7 10 5 7 9 11 11
Wisła P. 11 11 14 14 16 13 12
Śląsk 1 4 7 10 11 12 13
Zagłębie S. 11 14 11 12 13 14 14
Pogoń 13 15 16 16 15 16 15
Cracovia 15 16 15 15 14 15 16

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARK CRA GÓR JAG KOR LPO LGD LEG MLE PIA POG ŚLĄ WIS WPŁ ZAG ZSO
Arka Gdynia 1–1 0–2 2–2
Cracovia 0–0 0–0 0–1
Górnik Zabrze 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Jagiellonia Białystok 3–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 1–0
Korona Kielce 2–1 1–2 2–1
Lech Poznań 2–0 1–1 2–5 4–0
Lechia Gdańsk 2–0 2–0 1–1
Legia Warsaw 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–3 2–1
Miedź Legnica 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–0
Piast Gliwice 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1
Pogoń Szczecin 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2
Śląsk Wrocław 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Wisła Kraków 0–0 3–0 5–2 2–1 1–1
Wisła Płock 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2
Zagłębie Lubin 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–1
Zagłębie Sosnowiec 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: 90minut.pl
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Results by round[edit]

Team \
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Arka L D L D W L D L
Cracovia L L D D L L D L
Górnik D D W D L L D D
Jagiellonia L W W W W L D W
Korona D L W W D W L D
Lech W W W W L L D L
Lechia W D D W W W W L
Legia L W D W W L D W
Miedź W L L L D W W D
Piast W W W L L W D W
Pogoń L L L D D L D D
Śląsk W D L L D D L L
Wisła K. D W L D W W W W
Wisła P. L D L D L W D D
Zagłębie L. W W L L W W L W
Zagłębie S. L L W L L D D D

Season statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ramowy terminarz Ekstraklasy 2018/19" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Miedź w Ekstraklasie". 90minut.pl. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Zagłębie Sosnowiec w Ekstraklasie" (in Polish). 90minut. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Ivan Djurdjević trenerem Lecha od nowego sezonu" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Trener Ojrzyński meczem ze Śląskiem pożegna się z Arką" (in Polish). Arka Gdynia. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Zbigniew Smółka trenerem Arki Gdynia!" (in Polish). Arka Gdynia. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Joan Carrillo żegna się z Wisłą Kraków" (in Polish). Wisła Kraków. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  8. ^ "Maciej Stolarczyk trenerem Wisły" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Jerzy Brzęczek nowym selekcjonerem reprezentacji Polski!" (in Polish). PZPN. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Dariusz Dźwigała trenerem Wisły Płock" (in Polish). Wisła Płock. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Komunikat klubu" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  12. ^ a b "Ricardo Sa Pinto trenerem Legii" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  13. ^ a b "Statystyki". Ekstraklasa.org (in Polish). Retrieved 3 September 2018. 
  14. ^ "Asysty Lotto Ekstraklasy: Lukas Haraslin samodzielnym liderem". WP Sportowe Fakty (in Polish). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 

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