Lesław Ćmikiewicz is a retired Polish football player and manager. He played for Polish clubs including Legia Warsaw, he played for the New York Arrows and Chicago Horizon in the Major Indoor Soccer League. Ćmikiewicz played for the Polish national team. He was a participant at the 1972 Summer Olympics; as a coach, he coached a few Polish football clubs, including Stal Rzeszów and most notably and the Polish national team and U-21 Polish team. He works as an assistant coach at Cracovia. Profile on Polish Olympic Committee
Włodzimierz'Włodek' Leonard Lubański is a former Polish football striker, the second all-time highest goal scorer for the Polish national team. For his national team, Lubański amassed 75 caps between 1963 and 1980, scoring 48 goals and being the second highest goalscorer in Poland's football history behind Robert Lewandowski. In 1972, he was awarded the title of Merited Master of Sport of the USSR. Lubański holds the position of vice-chairman at Polonia Warszawa
Zygmunt Józef Anczok is a former Polish footballer who played as a left-sided defender, an Olympic champion for Poland in the 1972 Summer Olympics. His biggest success came in 1972 when he won the Polish cup as well as appearing in several Polish international matches, his international career began in 1965. At the time of his arrival in the national game, a player of such speed and agility was unheard of in Poland, he was substituted into games to bring to his teams extra power in not just defense, but attack. Anczok was given an opportunity in 1966 to go on a tour of South America, where he more than held his own against players such as Pelé. Numerous minor injuries gave him problems throughout the years to come, including in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, he continued to play in Norway in the late seventies, before retiring as a player in 1979 and heading into management. He managed in Poland before health problems forced him into relinquishing his duties
Kazimierz Kmiecik is a retired Polish footballer who played all his career for Wisła Kraków, where he played 304 league matches and scored 153 goals. This makes him the best goalscorer in history of the club, he played for Larissa and won the first Greek cup for the history of the team, in 1985. He remains a fan favourite, he played 35 scored eight goals for the Polish national team. He was a participant at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the gold medal, the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the bronze medal and 1976 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal
Kazimierz Deyna pronunciation was a Polish footballer, who played as an offensive midfielder in the playmaker role and was one of the most regarded players of his generation, due to his excellent vision. Deyna was born in Starogard Gdański to Franciszek – a dairy worker, Jadwiga – a housewife, he had six sisters and two brothers – Henryk and Franciszek, who were footballers. Deyna began playing youth football in 1958 at his local club Włókniarz Starogard Gdański. In 1966 he made one appearance for ŁKS Łódź, but he was snapped up by Legia Warsaw. In communist Poland each team had its own "sponsor"; the Warsaw club was much more powerful. Moreover, it was the favourite club of the authorities. Deyna was called up into the army and in this way he had to play for Legia Warsaw, he made a name for himself during his first season. In 1969 and 1970 his team won the Polish Championship. After his performances at the 1974 World Cup, European top-teams like AS Saint-Etienne, A. C. Milan, Inter Milan, AS Monaco, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich tried to acquire his services but he was unable to join, since the communist regime in Poland prevented him from moving to Western Europe.
Real Madrid was so determined to acquire Deyna that they sent a shirt to Warsaw with his name and number "14". On 24 April 1968, he made his debut for the national team of Poland in a match against Turkey in Chorzów, he won the gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the bronze in Football World Cup 1974, after a match against Brazil. In 1972, he was the Top Goalscorer of the Olympic Games, with a total of nine goals. In 1976 Summer Olympics his team yet won the silver medal. Additionally, he was ranked third in the European Footballer of the Year for 1974, behind Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer. Deyna played for Poland on 97 occasions, scoring 41 goals, captained the side, he had the ability to score for example directly from a corner. Because of his achievements and talents, he was chosen Football Player of the Year several times by Polish fans. In 1978, he captained Poland at the Football World Cup in Argentina, where the team reached the second phase. Soon afterwards Deyna was transferred to English club Manchester City, making his debut in November 1978, being one of the first wave of overseas players to play in the English league.
His time in England was marred by a series of injuries, he left in January 1981, shortly after Manchester City made a managerial change, having made only 43 appearances in all competitions. However, he was regarded as an exceptionally gifted playmaker and became a cult figure with City fans. Deyna scored thirteen goals in his time with the club. Furthermore, his seven goals in the last eight games of the 1978/79 season were crucial for Manchester City in their relegation battle, he appeared in the 1981 film Escape to Victory as Paul Wolcheck. In the same year, he emigrated to the United States, where he signed with the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League in January 1981. During the next seven years, he played four NASL outdoor seasons, one NASL indoor season and five Major Indoor Soccer League seasons with the Sockers, winning five championships; the Sockers released him in June 1987. He was a 1983 NASL Second Team All Star, he died in a car accident in San Diego, aged 41. In 1994, he was chosen by the Polish Football Association and the readers of all Polish sports-related newspapers as the Polish Football Player of All Time.
His number 10 is retired by the Sockers. In June 2012 Kazimierz Deyna was buried in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery. Scores and results table. Poland's goal tally first: Legia WarsawPolish Championship: 1968–69, 1969–70 Polish Cup: 1966, 1973 PolandOlympic gold medal: 1972 Olympic silver medal: 1976 FIFA World Cup bronze medal:: 1974 Olympic top scorer: 1972 Polish Footballer of the Year: 1973, 1974 Ballon d'Or: Third place 1974 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1974 Kazimierz Deyna Official Website Kazimierz Deyna at 90minut.pl Kazimierz Deyna on YouTube Kazimierz Deyna – 1947–1989 on YouTube Kazimierz Deyna – FIFA competition record Goals in International Matches
Górnik Zabrze is a Polish football club from Zabrze. Górnik is one of the most successful Polish football clubs in history, winning the most Polish Championship titles; the club was a dominant force in the 1980s. Górnik holds the record for winning the most consecutive Polish Championship titles and Polish Cup titles. In addition, the club was 1969–70 Cup Winners' Cup runners-up; the club plays in a white or dark blue-red kit, is based at the Ernest Pohl Stadium. Their main local rival is Ruch Chorzów; the club was founded in 1948, three years after Polish borders had moved westward and the city of Zabrze became part of the Polish Republic. Górnik was patterned after several smaller sports associations that had existed in Zabrze between 1945 and 1948 – KS Zjednoczenie, KS Pogoń, KS Skra, KS Concordia; the clubs merged into a single organization, which took the name "Górnik", the Polish word for "Miner", reflecting the fact that Zabrze was an important coal-mining centre. In 1950 Górnik joined the Opole Silesia regional league.
In 1952 the club was promoted to the Polish Second Division. Their first game in the second tier was against Skra Częstochowa, was witnessed by 20,000 fans, with Górnik winning 5–1; the whole season was successful and Górnik finished second overall, behind Górnik Wałbrzych. The club was promoted to the top division in 1955. In their first game in the top flight Górnik beat local rivals Ruch Chorzów 3–1, with 25,000 in attendance. In 1957, just a year after promotion, Górnik won its first championship of Poland; the team, with star, Ernest Pohl, was third in 1958, to regain the crown in 1959 and 1961, together with such players as Stanislaw Oslizlo and Hubert Kostka. In 1961 Górnik for the first time appeared in European Cups, losing in the first round to Tottenham Hotspur; the next championship, won in 1963, marked the beginning of an unusual streak of five consecutive titles, a Polish record. Górnik's biggest success in European football took place in 1970. In the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, Gornik beat all their opponents – Olympiacos, Levski Sofia and AS Roma, reaching the final, which took place in Vienna.
There, Manchester City turned out to be the better team, winning 2–1. The following season Górnik would once again play Manchester City, with the 1970 final being repeated this time in the quarter-final. During the mid-1970s Górnik form deteriorated and in late spring of 1978, the team was relegated to the Second Division. However, it in games of 1979 -- 80, Zabrze's side finished sixth. In 1984, after purchasing of a group of talented players, Gornik finished fourth, a sign of better times. Between 1985 and 1988 Górnik again marked a magnificent streak, with four consecutive championships. Zabrze's side played versus renowned European powerhouses, such as Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV, Juventus and Real Madrid. In 1994 Górnik competed again for the title and with players as Jerzy Brzęczek, Grzegorz Mielcarski, Tomasz Wałdoch, hopes were high. Before the last round of the league the standings at the top were: Legia 47 points and Górnik 45 points. Since the two teams were to face each other in Warsaw, Górnik still had a chance to win the title.
However the game ended in a 1 -- 1 tie. Before Legia scored the goal which gave her the title, the referee of the match – Mr Redzinski – sent off one by one 3 players from Gornik's squad, Górnik had to finished match with only 8 players against 11 players of Legia, it was the last match in Mr Redzinski's career. In the same year, Górnik played its last so far game in European Cups, losing to Admira Wacker Vienna. In the spring of 2007 Górnik got a new sponsor – German insurance company Allianz. However, after finishing 16th in the Ekstraklasa in 2008–09, the club was relegated to the Polish First League, the 2nd level of Polish football, during the 2009–10 season. In June 2010, the club earned promotion back to the Ekstraklasa for the 2010–11 season. Ekstraklasa 1st Place: 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88 2nd Place: 1962, 1968–69, 1973–74, 1990–91 Polish Cup Winner: 1964–65, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72 Runner-up: 1955–56, 1956–57, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1985–86, 1991–92, 2000–01 Polish SuperCup: Winners: 1988 European Cup: Quarter-Final: 1967–68 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Runner-up: 1969–70Youth Teams: Polish U-19 Champion: 1967, 1989 Polish U-19 Runner Up: 1985, 2001, 2011 Polish U-19 Bronze Medal: 2015 Polish U-17 Champion: 1992, 1996 Polish U-17 Runner Up: 2014 As of 28 February, 2019.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Górnik Zabrze is believed to have one of the largest and most loyal fanbases in Poland in the Upper Silesian metropolitan area. In the 2016–17 season, Górnik Zabrze drew the highest average home attendance of all second level Polish football clubs, they drew the highest attendance in their league. After their comeback to the top flight in 2017, Górnik drew the highest average home attendance in Polish football, surpassing current top teams Lech Poznań and Legia Warsaw, with most league games being sold-out. Górnik holds a long-standing rivalry with Upper Silesian side Ruch Chorz
Wisła Płock is a Polish football and handball club based in Płock, Poland. 1947: Elektryczność Płock 1950: ZS Ogniwo Płock spring 1955: ZS Sparta Płock autumn 1955: PKS Wisła Płock 1963: ZKS Wisła Płock 1 January 1992: ZKS Petrochemia Płock 1 July 1999: KS Petro Płock 27 June 2000: Orlen Płock 7 June 2002: ZKS Wisła Płock Ekstraklasa: 4th place: 2005, 2018 5th place: 2004 Polish Cup: Winner: 2006 Finalist: 2003 Polish SuperCup: Winner: 2006 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Qualifying round: 2003/2004 Second qualifying round: 2005/2006, 2006/2007 Address: ul. Łukasiewicza 34, 09–400 Płock Names: Kazimierza Górskiego Opened: 10 June 1973 Capacity: 12,800 Surface: 105 x 68 metres As of 18 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Player who have been capped and/or players which have won honours with the club Žarko Belada Mikalay Branfilaw Marko Čolaković Tomáš Došek Mamia Jikia, member of the Georgia national football team Emmanuel Ekwueme Patrik Gedeon Vahan Gevorgyan, member of the Polish national football team Dariusz Gęsior, member of the Polish national football team at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal Marko Grižonič Bartłomiej Grzelak, member of the Polish national football team Robert Gubiec Lubomir Ivansky Ireneusz Jeleń, member of the Polish national football team.