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Ekstraklasa
Ekstraklasa
Country Flag of Poland Poland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 4 December 1926
Number of teams 16
Relegation to I Liga
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Polish Cup
Polish SuperCup
UEFA cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Lech Poznań (8th title)
(2021–22)
Most successful club Legia Warsaw (15 titles)
TV Canal+ Sport
Eurosport 2
Website Official website
Football current event.png 2021–22

The Ekstraklasa (since July 2016 currently named Lotto Ekstraklasa due to sponsorship reasons) is the top Polish professional league for men's association football clubs (it is the country's primary football competition). Contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the I liga. Seasons starts in July, and ends in May or June the following year. Teams play a total of 37 games each, totalling 296 matches in the season. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The winner of the Ekstraklasa qualifies for the Polish SuperCup. The Ekstraklasa is now operated by the Ekstraklasa SA (English: Ekstraklasa Joint-stock company).

The Ekstraklasa (former I liga) was officially formed as Liga Polska on 4-5 December 1926 in Warsaw, since 1 March 1927 as Liga Piłki Nożnej, but the Polish Football Association (Polish: Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN) had been in existence since 20 December 1919, a year after the independence of Poland in 1918. The first games of the freshly created league took place on 3 April 1927, while first national non-league football championship took place in 1920.

A total of 80 clubs have played in the top division of Polish football since the founding of the league, of which 16 clubs have won the title. The current champions are Legia Warsaw, who won their eleventh title in 2015–16.

2020–21 Ekstraklasa Clubs

There are 16 clubs in the Ekstraklasa. During the course of the season each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games (240 games in the season). From the 2013–14 season onward after 30th round league will be split into 'champion' (top eight teams) and 'relegation' (bottom eight teams) groups. Each team plays seven more games (teams ranked 1–4 and 9–12 play four times at home). The 2016–17 season was last when teams started an extra round with half the points (rounded up) achieved during the first phase of 30 matches. The changes extend the season to total of 296 matches played.

Team Location Venue Capacity
Cracovia Kraków Stadion Cracovii 15,114
Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla 24,563
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski 22,432
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
Piast Gliwice Gliwice Stadion Miejski 10,037
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała Stadion Miejski 15,076
Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Stadion im. Floriana Krygiera 4,200
Raków Częstochowa Bełchatów Stadion GKS 5,264
Stal Mielec Mielec Stadion Stali 6,864
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski 45,105
Warta Poznań Poznań Stadion Dyskobolii 5,383
Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,326
Wisła Płock Płock Stadion im. Kazimierza Górskiego 12,800
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Stadion Zagłębia 16,068

Champions

A total of 80 clubs have played in the top division of Polish football since the founding of the league, of which 16 clubs have won the title.

Titles Team Year(s)
14
Górnik Zabrze 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Wisła Kraków 1927, 1928, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1978, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
13
Ruch Chorzów 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1989
11
Legia Warsaw 1955, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2016
7
Lech Poznań 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2010, 2015
4
Cracovia 1930, 1932, 1937, 1948
Widzew Łódź 1981, 1982, 1996, 1997
2
Polonia Bytom 1954, 1962
Stal Mielec 1973, 1976
ŁKS Łódź 1958, 1998
Zagłębie Lubin 1991, 2007
Śląsk Wrocław 1977, 2012
1
Warta Poznań 1929
Garbarnia Kraków 1931
Szombierki Bytom 1980
Polonia Warsaw 2000

External links

Ekstraklasa 2021-22

Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza · Cracovia · Górnik Łęczna · Górnik Zabrze · Jagiellonia Białystok · Lech Poznań · Lechia Gdańsk · Legia Warsaw · Piast Gliwice · Pogoń Szczecin · Radomiak Radom · Raków Częstochowa · Stal Mielec · Śląsk Wrocław · Warta Poznań · Wisła Kraków · Wisła Płock · Zagłębie Lubin

Ekstraklasa seasons

2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 · 2020–21 · 2021–22 · 2022–23 ·

Football in Poland
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I liga (U-21 · U-20 · U-19) Polish SuperCup
II liga List of stadiums Ekstraklasa Cup
III liga (8 groups) List of leagues
IV liga (20 groups) List of players
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