Grzegorz Mielcarski is a retired Polish football player. He played for clubs such as Polonia Bydgoszcz, Servette Geneva, Górnik Zabrze, Widzew Łódź, FC Porto, UD Salamanca, Pogoń Szczecin, AEK Athens and Amica Wronki, he played for Polish national team. He was a participant at the 1992 Summer Olympics. PortoPrimeira Divisão: 1995–96, 1996-97, 1997–98, 1998–99 Taça de Portugal: 1997–98 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1998
Janusz Marek Wójcik was a Polish politician, football player and coach. He played in several clubs at home and abroad, including Agrykola, Gwardia and Hutnik Warszawa and the Toronto Falcons. Wójcik trained several Polish clubs like Hutnik Kraków, Jagiellonia Białystok, Legia Warszawa, Pogoń Szczecin and Lukullus Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki as well as the Polish olympic team which won the silver medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics, Polish national senior football team, the U-18 and U-16 national teams of Poland, he worked as a manager out of his country like Al-Khallej, Anorthosis Famagusta and Syria national team. On 21 April 2008 he was appointed as Widzew Lodz manager. In 2010 Wójcik was hired as manager for Al-Nahda, he was a member of the Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland party and was elected to Sejm on September 25, 2005 getting 4236 votes in 24 Białystok district. He graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Physical Education in 1979. Janusz Marek Wójcik – parliamentary page – includes declarations of interest, voting record, transcripts of speeches
Defender (association football)
In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. There are four types of defenders: centre-back, full-back, wing-back; the centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations. A centre-back defends in the area directly in front of the goal, tries to prevent opposing players centre-forwards, from scoring. Centre-backs accomplish this by blocking shots, intercepting passes, contesting headers and marking forwards to discourage the opposing team from passing to them. With the ball, centre-backs are expected to make long and pinpoint passes to their teammates, or to kick unaimed long balls down the field. For example, a clearance is a long unaimed kick intended to move the ball as far as possible from the defender's goal. Due to the many skills centre-backs are required to possess in the modern game, many successful contemporary central-defensive partnerships have involved pairing a more physical defender with a defender, quicker, more comfortable in possession and capable of playing the ball out from the back.
During normal play, centre-backs are unlikely to score goals. However, when their team takes a corner kick or other set pieces, centre-backs may move forward to the opponents' penalty area. In this case, other defenders or midfielders will temporarily move into the centre-back positions; some centre-backs have been known for their direct free kicks and powerful shots from distance. Brazilian defenders David Luiz and Naldo have been known for using the cannonball free kick method, which relies more on power than placement. In the modern game, most teams employ three centre-backs in front of the goalkeeper; the 4–2–3–1, 4–3–3, 4–4–2 formations all use two centre-backs. There are two main defensive strategies used by centre-backs: the zonal defence, where each centre-back covers a specific area of the pitch; the sweeper is a more versatile centre-back who "sweeps up" the ball if an opponent manages to breach the defensive line. This position is rather more fluid than that of other defenders who man-mark their designated opponents.
Because of this, it is sometimes referred to as libero. Though sweepers may be expected to build counter-attacking moves, as such require better ball control and passing ability than typical centre-backs, their talents are confined to the defensive realm. For example, the catenaccio system of play, used in Italian football in the 1960s, employed a purely defensive sweeper who only "roamed" around the back line; the more modern libero possesses the defensive qualities of the typical libero while being able to expose the opposition during counterattacks. The Fundell-libero has become more popular in recent time with the sweeper transitioning to the most advanced forward in an attack; this variation on the position requires great fitness. While seen in professional football, the position has been extensively used in lower leagues. Modern libero sit behind centre-backs as a sweeper before charging through the team to join in the attack; some sweepers move forward and distribute the ball up-field, while others intercept passes and get the ball off the opposition without needing to hurl themselves into tackles.
If the sweeper does move up the field to distribute the ball, they will need to make a speedy recovery and run back into their position. In modern football, its usage has been restricted, with few clubs in the biggest leagues using the position; the position is most believed to have been pioneered by Franz Beckenbauer, Gaetano Scirea, Elías Figueroa, although they were not the first players to play this position. Earlier proponents included Alexandru Apolzan, Ivano Blason, Velibor Vasović, Ján Popluhár. Other defenders who have been described as sweepers include Bobby Moore, Franco Baresi, Ronald Koeman, Fernando Hierro, Matthias Sammer, Aldair, due to their ball skills and long passing ability. Though it is used in modern football, it remains a respected and demanding position. A recent and successful use of the sweeper was made by Otto Rehhagel, Greece's manager, during UEFA Euro 2004. Rehhagel utilized Traianos Dellas as Greece's sweeper to great success, as Greece became European champions.
Although this position has become obsolete in modern football formations, due to the use of zonal marking and the offside trap, certain players such as Daniele De Rossi:, Leonardo Bonucci, Javi Martínez and David Luiz have played a similar role as a ball-playing central defender in a 3–5–2 or 3–4–3 formation. Some goalkeepers, who are comfortable leaving their goalmouth to intercept and clear through balls, who participate more in play, such as René Higuita, Manuel Neuer, Edwin van der Sar, Fabien Barthez, Hugo Lloris, among others, have been referred to as sweep
1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Spain from July 25 to August 9, 1992. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the games in alternating even-numbered years; the games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972 and the first summer games since the end of the Cold War. The Unified Team topped the medal table, winning 112 overall medals. Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain, the hometown of then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch; the city was a host for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. On October 17, 1986, Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Games over Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With 85 out of 89 members of the IOC voting by secret ballot, Barcelona won a majority of 47 votes. Samaranch abstained from voting. In the same IOC meeting, France, won the right to host the 1992 Winter Games. Barcelona had bid for the 1936 Summer Olympics, but they lost to Berlin.
At the Opening Ceremony Greek mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa sang "Romiossini" as the Olympic flag was paraded around the stadium. Alfredo Kraus sang the Olympic Hymn in both Catalan and Spanish as the flag was hoisted; the Olympic flame cauldron was lit by a flaming arrow, shot by Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo. The arrow had been lit by the flame of the Olympic Torch. Rebollo shot above the cauldron; the arrow landed outside the stadium. This was the original design of the lighting scheme, to avoid any chance that the arrow would land in the stadium if Rebollo missed his target. South Africa was allowed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time since the 1960 Summer Olympics, after a long suspension for its apartheid policy. After a close race in the Women's 10,000 metres event, white South African runner Elana Meyer and black Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu ran a victory lap together, hand-in-hand. Following its reunification in 1990, Germany sent a single, unified Olympic team for the first time since the 1964 Summer Olympics.
As the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia and Lithuania, sent their own teams for the first time since 1936. Other former Soviet republics preferred to compete as the Unified Team; this team consisted of present-day Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The team finished first in the medal standings; the separation of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia led to the Olympic debuts of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to United Nations sanctions, athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were not allowed to participate with their own team. However, some individual athletes competed under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants. In basketball, the admittance of NBA players led to the formation of the "Dream Team" of the United States, featuring Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and other NBA stars. Prior to 1992, only European and South American professionals were allowed to compete, while the Americans used college players.
The Dream Team won the gold medal and was inducted as a unit into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. Fermín Cacho won the 1,500 metres in his home country, earning Spain's first-ever Olympic gold medal in a running event. Chinese diver Fu Mingxia, age 13, became one of the youngest Olympic gold medalists of all time. In men's artistic gymnastics, Vitaly Scherbo from Belarus, won six gold medals, including four in a single day. Scherbo tied Eric Heiden's record for individual gold medals at a single Olympics, winning five medals in an individual event. In women's artistic gymnastics, Tatiana Gutsu took gold in the All-Around competition edging the United States' Shannon Miller. Russian swimmers dominated the men’s freestyle events, with Alexander Popov and Yevgeny Sadovyi each winning two events. Sadovyi won in the relays. Evelyn Ashford won her fourth Olympic gold medal in the 4×100-metre relay, making her one of only four female athletes to have achieved this in history; the young Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary won three individual swimming gold medals.
In women's 200 metre breaststroke, Kyoko Iwasaki of Japan won a gold medal at age of 14 years and six days, making her the youngest-ever gold medalist in swimming competitions at the Olympics. Algerian athlete Hassiba Boulmerka, criticized by Muslim groups in Algeria who thought she showed too much of her body when racing, received death threats and was forced to move to Europe to train, won the 1,500 metres holding the African women's record in this distance. After being demonstrated in six previous Summer Olympic Games, baseball became an Olympic sport. Badminton and women's judo became part of the Olympic program, while slalom canoeing returned to the Games after a 20-year absence. Roller hockey, Basque pelota, taekwondo were all demonstrated at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Several of the U. S. men's volleyball gold medal team from the 1988 Olympics returned to vie for another medal. In the preliminary round, they lost a controversial match to Japan, sparking them to shave their heads in protest.
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Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics
The football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was the first Under-23 competition. The competition features 16 men's national teams from the six continental confederations; the 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Camp Nou on 8 August 1992. Notably, these were the first matches played with football's new back-pass rule; the following 16 teams qualified for the 1992 Olympic men's football tournament: With seven goals, Andrzej Juskowiak of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 87 goals were scored with two of them credited as own goals. 7 goals Andrzej Juskowiak6 goals Kwame Ayew5 goals Kiko4 goals Wojciech Kowalczyk2 goals 1 goal Own goals Shaun Murphy Joachin Yaw Acheampong Olympic Football Tournament Barcelona 1992, FIFA.com RSSSF Summary FIFA Technical Report, and
Andrzej Mieczysław Juskowiak is a former Polish football striker who played for the Polish national team. Nicknamed "Jusko", he was a participant at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal, he was the tournament's top goalscorer. He played for the Polish national team, scoring 13 goals. Scores and results table. Poland's goal tally first: Lech Poznań Ekstraklasa: 1990, 1992Sporting CP Cup of Portugal: 1994–95 Poland u23 Summer Olympic Games: Runner-up 1992 Summer Olympic Games: Top goalscorer 1992
RTS Widzew Łódź is a Polish football club based in Łódź. The club was founded in 1922 but traces its roots to TMRF Widzew founded in 1910, referring to the Widzew-district of Łódź, its official colours are red and white, hence their nicknames Czerwona Armia and Czerwono-biało-czerwoni. The club traces its roots to 5 November 1910 as Towarzystwo Miłośników Rozwoju Fizycznego Widzew in Widzew a suburb of Łódź. In 1922 the club was founded as Robotnicze Towarzystwo Sportowe Widzew. Widzew has won the 1985 Polish Cup, they have appeared in 117 matches in European Cups, of which they won 42. Widzew knocked European giants Manchester United out of the 1980–81 UEFA Cup, although their biggest achievement was reaching the semi-final of the 1982–83 European Cup, eliminating 3 times winners Liverpool along the way. In the beginning of season 2007/2008 Widzew was bought by one of the wealthiest men in Poland – Sylwester Cacek. In January 2008, while playing in the Second League, the Polish Football Association ruled that Widzew Łódź should be relegated due to their involvement in a corruption scandal.
However, Widzew became champion that year, were allowed to stay in the second division, renamed First League before the start of the 2008–09 season. Despite the deduction of six points as a penalty, Widzew managed to become champions once again, were promoted to the Ekstraklasa. In total, Widzew played 35 seasons at the highest level before being relegated in the 2013–14 season. Due to financial problems, Widzew finished last at the end of the 2014–15 I Liga season. Subsequently, the club ruled by Sylwester Cacek went bankrupt. In consequence local businessmen led by Marcin Ferdzyn and Grzegorz Waranecki decided to take on amateur status as a new association called Stowarzyszenie Reaktywacja Tradycji Sportowych Widzew Łódź, which continues the tradition of the old RTS Widzew Łódź; the new association was registered in a Polish court on 2.07.2015, within a few weeks of summer 2015 they managed to find new coach Witold Obarek and collect a new squad, which started the 2015/2016 season in the fifth tier of Polish football.
In first season in IV League Widzew has promoted to higher tier. In season 2016/17 Widzew achieved third place in III League, after Drwęca Nowe Miasto Lubawskie and ŁKS Łódź but next season yielded promotion to II League. Now, on the halfway point of season 2018/19 Widzew is leader with 37 points in 17 matches. Ekstraklasa: Winner: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1995–96, 1996–97 2nd place: 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 1998–99 Polish First League: Winner: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10 Polish Cup: Winner: 1985 Polish SuperCup: Winner: 1996 Finalist: 1997 Polish League Cup: Finalist: 1977 UEFA Champions League/European Cup: Semi-Finalist: 1982–83 Copa del Sol: Runner-up: 2013 Polish U-19 Runner Up: 1995 Polish U-19 Bronze Medal: 1936, 1937, 1997 As of 11 August, 2018. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; the club's home stadium was the Stadion Widzewa called Stadion im. Ludwika Sobolewskiego, which opened in 1930.
The stadium, owned by the city of Łódź, had a capacity of 10,500 seats. In early 2015, it was demolished to make way for a new stadium with 18,000 seats, it was intended the new stadium will be completed by November 2016. In the 2014–2015 season, its last season as a professional club, Widzewa played their home matches in Byczyna near Poddębice, 40 km west of Łódź. After bankruptcy and relegation to the 4th division a rebuilt team was forced to play its domestic games in Łódź at UKS SMS Łódź stadium, during the construction of a new Stadion Widzewa stadium; the first match on new stadium was played on 18 March 2017, Widzew won against Motor Lubawa 2:0. 17,443 fans attended the game. Widzew has one of the largest fan-bases in Poland with fan-clubs all around the country. Widzew's biggest rival is ŁKS Łódź. Legia Warsaw are big rivals, with whom they contest the Derby of Poland, which stems from the fact there were frequent title races between the two clubs. Widzew fans maintain friendly relations with fans of Ruch Chorzów, Elana Toruń, Wisła Kraków and PFC CSKA Moscow.
TMRF Widzew was a football team created by the active supporters of Widzew in 2014, who were in a long conflict with the club board. Only Widzew supporters were admitted to the squad. Football in Poland List of football teams Champions' Cup/League UEFA Cup Official website Widzew Łódź at 90minut.pl