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The 2017–18 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 will start on 20 July 2018 and will conclude on 19 May 2019. 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.

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 2019-10 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

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. Zagłębie Sosnowiec will make a return to the Ekstraklasa for the first time since 2008.

Stadiums and locations

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 INEA Stadion 43,269
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk Stadion Energa Gdańsk 43,615
Legia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 31,800
Miedź Legnica Legnica Stadion Miejski 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.

Personnel and kits

Team Chairman Head coach Captain Manufacturer Sponsors
Arka Gdynia Flag of Poland Wojciech Pertkiewicz Flag of Poland Leszek Ojrzyński Flag of Poland Krzysztof Sobieraj Adidas Gdynia
Cracovia Flag of Poland Janusz Filipiak Flag of Poland Michał Probierz Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Čovilo Puma Comarch
Górnik Zabrze Flag of Poland Bartosz Sarnowski Flag of Poland Marcin Brosz Flag of Poland Szymon Matuszek Adidas Allianz
Jagiellonia Białystok Flag of Poland Cezary Kulesza Flag of Poland Ireneusz Mamrot Flag of Poland Rafał Grzyb Erreà STS
Korona Kielce Flag of Poland Krzysztof Zając Flag of Italy Gino Lettieri Flag of Czech Radek Dejmek Puma Lewiatan
Lech Poznań Flag of Poland Karol Klimczak Flag of Poland Rafał Ulatowski Flag of Poland Maciej Gajos Nike Aforti
Lechia Gdańsk Flag of Poland Adam Mandziara Flag of Poland Piotr Stokowiec Flag of Poland Sebastian Mila New Balance Energa
Legia Warsaw Flag of Poland Dariusz Mioduski Croatia Dean Klafurić Flag of Serbia Miroslav Radović Adidas Fortuna
Miedź Legnica Flag of Poland Martyna Pajączek Flag of Poland Dominik Nowak Flag of Poland Wojciech Łobodziński Saller DSA SA
Piast Gliwice Flag of Poland Paweł Żelem Flag of Poland Waldemar Fornalik Flag of Spain Gerard Badía Joma Gliwice
Pogoń Szczecin Flag of Poland Jarosław Mroczek Croatia Kosta Runjaić Flag of Poland Adam Frączczak Zina Grupa Azoty
Śląsk Wrocław Flag of Poland Michał Bobowiec Flag of Poland Tadeusz Pawłowski Flag of Poland Piotr Celeban Adidas forBET
Wisła Kraków Flag of Poland Marzena Sarapata Flag of Spain Joan Carrillo Flag of Poland Arkadiusz Głowacki Adidas LV Bet
Wisła Płock Flag of Poland Jacek Kruszewski Flag of Poland Jerzy Brzęczek Flag of Poland Bartłomiej Sielewski Adidas PKN Orlen, Budmat
Zagłębie Lubin Flag of Poland Robert Sadowski Flag of Poland Mariusz Lewandowski Flag of Poland Konrad Forenc Nike KGHM
Zagłębie Sosnowiec Flag of Poland Marcin Jaroszewski Flag of Poland Dariusz Dudek Flag of Poland Tomasz Nowak Patrick

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Domestic leagues

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Domestic cups

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2020 (qualification) ·

2018–19 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals)

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