Polish Cup
Puchar Polski
Founded 1925
Region Flag of Poland Poland
Tournament information
Current champions Arka Gdynia (2nd title)
Number of teams 68
Most successful club Legia Warsaw (18 titles)
Football current event Current
Website Official website

The Polish Cup in football is an elimination tournament for Polish football clubs, held continuously from 1950, and is the second most important national title in Polish football after the Ekstraklasa title. Due to mass participation of teams, the tournament is often called The Cup of the Thousand Teams.

Participation is open to any club registered with the Polish FA, regardless of whether it competes in any league in the national pyramid. Reserve and oldboys teams are also eligible, with reserve teams particularly reaching the final on two occasions (and winning it once). The Cup is popular among lower level teams, as it gives them a chance to play better known sides. In some cases, the underdogs even reached the final, with the most famous example being Czarni Żagań, which in 1964–1965 season lost the final game 0–4 to Górnik Zabrze.

Lower league clubs have to enter regional qualification rounds and the winners of these join the teams from the first and second division in the competition proper. The regional qualifications are played in the preceding season, so that one edition of Polish Cup for lower ranked clubs can last two seasons. Each tie is decided by a single game which is held at the lower league side's stadium. The final used to be a single match, but 2002–2006 it was contested over two legs, Italian style. Since 2007, the Cup has returned to the single-game final.

First edition of the Polish Cup took place in 1926, but it was quickly abandoned. In the late 1930s, the President of Poland's Football Cup (1936 - 1939) was organized, which featured teams of the Polish Football Association's regional districts.

Polish Cup winners

Previous cup winners are:

External links

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Football in Poland
League competitions PZPN Cup competitions
Ekstraklasa Poland Polish Cup
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
UEFA members national football cups

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