|Organized by||Ekstraklasa SA|
|Foundation||December 4 1926|
|First champion||Wisła Krakow (1927)|
|Current champion||Legia Warsaw (2019-20)|
Wisła Krakow (14)
Legia Warsaw (14)
Ruch Chorzow (14)
Górnik Zabrze (14)
|More shares||Legia Warsaw (84)|
|Descent to||I League of Poland|
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europe Conference League
|National cup||Polish Cup|
|TV Partner||NC +, TVP|
|Official Web site||ekstraklasa.org|
La Ekstraklasa It is the top men's category in the Polish league system and the country's main club-level competition. It is made up of sixteen clubs that operate on a promotion and relegation system with the First League, the second Polish division. The season runs from the end of July to May, each team playing a total of 37 games. The winner of the competition qualifies for the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League the following season.
The competition was founded in Warsaw under the name of Piłki Nożnej League on December 4, 1926, but the first Polish championship was organized by the Polish Football Association (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN) one year after the independence of Poland, on December 20, 1919, although without league format. He later changed his name to I League and from the 2008-09 season it was renamed Ekstraklasa (literally "top league"). Today, for sponsorship reasons, it is officially known as PKO Ekstraklasa.
Throughout its history, eighteen clubs have been Ekstraklasa champions, the most awarded with 14 titles each being Wisła Cracovia, Legia Warsaw, Ruch Chorzów and Górnik Zabrze, followed by Lech Poznań with 7, KS Cracovia with 5, Widzew Łódź and Pogoń Lwów with 4, Warta Poznań, Poland Bytom, Poland Warsaw, Śląsk Wrocław, ŁKS Łódź, Stal Mielec and Zagłębie Lubin with 2 and Garbarnia Krakow, Szombierki Bytom and Piast Gliwice with only one title. The current champion is Legia Warsaw, who won their fourteenth title in the 2019-20 season.
Ekstraklasa football clubs
On December 21, 1919, the newly created Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej held its first congress in Warsaw, with more than thirty football clubs interested in competing in a national championship. The meeting ruled the creation of five football districts based in the cities of Krakow, Lviv, Łódź, Poznań and Warsaw, called OZPN. Each district would have two divisions (Class A and Class B) and the first classified of the highest category would play a final tournament, from which a winner would emerge who would win the title of champion of Poland. The first day of the competition was scheduled for August 29, 1920, although the outbreak of the Polish-Soviet war prevented the league from developing normally.
The following seasons went by without any hindrance, with KS Cracovia the first league winner, ahead of Polonia Warsaw and Warta Poznań. Except for the 1924-25 campaign, suspended for the celebration of the Paris Olympic Games, between 1922 and 1926 Pogoń Lwów dominated Polish professional football, chaining four consecutive titles. However, there would soon be numerous objections to the game system raised by the PZPN, and a new conference was held in December 1926 to resolve internal disputes between the directors of the Polish Football Association and the rest of the Polish teams.
Creation of the Polish Championship
Representatives of various football clubs met in Krakow to discuss the possibility of creating a new football league, without the consent of the PZPN. As a result of the assembly, on January 6, 1927, the Polską Ligę Piłki Nożnej, despite the attempt by the Polish Football Association to stop its foundation. The new Polish championship was backed by twelve of the thirteen football teams present at the meeting, with KS Cracovia being the only entity that opposed its creation. The boycott of KS Krakow was largely due to its director, Dr. Edward Cetnarowski, who simultaneously served as director of the PZPN. Cetnarowski was a well-known and influential personality not only in Poland, but also in other countries. It was thanks to his efforts that in September 1923 KS Cracovia, considered one of the strongest teams in Polish football, made a trip to Spain in which they played several friendly matches, against clubs of great caliber such as FC Barcelona, the Real Madrid or Sevilla FC.
It was at the PZPN congress held in Warsaw at the end of February 1927 that its leaders openly opposed the league, accusing the clubs of being allegedly incited by some generals of the Polish army, who had carried out a coup. in May 1926. The new competition was officially announced on March 1, 1927, with Jutrzenka Kraków in charge of occupying the KS Cracovia square. Finally the PZPN resigned and accepted the Polską Ligę Piłki Nożnej on December 18, 1927, and KS Cracovia returned to the top flight the following season.
First years of the league
With KS Cracovia out of the first campaign, the fight for the first championship of the Piłki Nożnej League he decided between two of the most powerful teams of the moment: Wisła Cracovia and 1. FC Katowice. This rivalry transcended much more than sports, as FC Katowice was seen as the team that supported the German minority, while Wisła Cracovia represented the ambitions of the Polish people. The first league matches began on April 3, 1927, and it was in the autumn of 1927 when FC Katowice and Wisła met in the city of Katowice, where the latter would win 2-0, proclaiming themselves champions of the former. edition of the Ekstraklasa. FC Katowice finished in second place and Warta Poznań in third place. This is the final classification of the tournament that ended in November of the same year:
KS Cracovia joined the league again in 1928, although Wisła Cracovia continued to exercise its hegemony in Polish football thanks to players such as Henryk Reyman, Mieczyslaw Balcer and Jan Kotlarczyk. The trophy would go to Wisła Cracovia that same year, with Warta Poznań second and Legia Varsovia third. It would also be the last year of glory for 1. FC Katowice, who would finish fifth and be relegated at the end of the following season. In subsequent years, Krakow teams such as KS Cracovia (1930, 1932) or Garbarnia Cracovia (1931) would dominate the competition quite freely, except in the case of Warta Poznań in 1929.
Warta Poznań would win the title of champion ahead of Garbarnia Cracovia, although this victory would not be without controversy. On December 1, 1929, Garbarnia Kraków was the leader of the classification and had the league practically won. However, two weeks later, the PZPN members changed the outcome of the match between Warta Poznań and Klub Turystow Łódź, which had originally lost 1-2, to determine a 3-0 in favor of the Poznań club, as one of the Turystow Łódź players did not have all the necessary documents to compete. As a result of the decision, Warta became the champion with 33 points, leaving Garbarnia in second place with one point less (32).
Ruch Chorzów Domain
In the early 1930s, there was a decline for the Krakow and Lvov teams as the epicenters of Polish football, shifting west to the Upper Silesia region, which had belonged to Poland since 1921 after the Silesian Uprisings. The Ruch Chorzów, at that time Ruch Wielkie Hajduki, completely dominated the first division from 1933, being champion four consecutive times. The following year they ended up seven points ahead of second, KS Cracovia, thanks to goals from Teodor Peterek, Ernest Wilimowski and Gerard Wodarz, among others.
The Polish Football Association decided to gradually reduce the number of teams in the league, from twelve in early 1933 to ten clubs in 1938, hoping to increase competition and attract many more fans to the stadiums. However, the participation of the fans was not as expected and Ruch Chorzów remained the most popular team, both at home and away. At the end of 1935 KS Cracovia, one of the great veterans of the sport, descended to the second category of professional football; his absence would last a year, returning in 1937 to eventually become Ekstraklasa champion, breaking the streak that Ruch Chorzów maintained.
The 1939 season was never concluded due to World War II. On August 31 of that same year, after twelve games, Ruch Chorzów was the solo leader in the table. After the day that took place on August 20, a break was imposed due to international friendlies in which the Polish team would participate, among others. The games would resume on September 10, although the occupation of Poland put an end to the competition suddenly. This is the list of the ten teams that participated in the historic interwar Polish Championship matches; The teams are presented according to their position in the table, as of August 31, 1939:
After World War II
As a result of World War II, the borders of Poland changed significantly. Lviv, one of the Polish football centers (with historical clubs such as Pogoń Lwów, Czarni Lwów or Lechia Lwów) was annexed by the Soviet Union and all these teams ceased to exist. Lviv football officials and players moved west, with the creation of clubs such as Poland Bytom, Odra Opole and Pogoń Szczecin. Another important center like Vilna (with the Śmigły Wilno club) was also annexed by the Soviets. Instead, Poland achieved a large swath of formerly German territory, particularly Silesia, with cities such as Zabrze (home to 14-time champion Górnik Zabrze), Bytom (home to champions Poland Bytom and Szombierki Bytom) and Lubin (headquarters double champion Zagłębie Lubin).
Resumption of the competition
Despite the territorial changes, in June 1945 the process of reactivation of the Ekstraklasa began, now renamed as Państwowa League. On June 29 of the same year, the project would be presented at the 26th General Assembly of the Polish Football Association, although it would be rejected. On July 1, 1946, the union announced a referendum to request the re-founding of the competition, but an article published by the newspaper Sport on July 26 recalled that the Polską Ligę Piłki Nożnej it still existed, as it was never dissolved, it only suspended its operations during the conflict.
On August 10, 1946, during a meeting in Krakow proposed by KS Krakow, it was decided to reactivate the tournament under the name of PZPN League, attended by the delegates of 14 Polish clubs: 9 representatives of the clubs that competed in the highest category before the war (KS Krakow, Wisła Krakow, Garbarnia Krakow, Legia Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, ŁKS Łódź, Warta Poznań, Ruch Chorzów and AKS Chorzów), a member of the Polonia Bytom (considered a successor team to the Pogon Lwów) as well as four observer members (Widzew Łódź, Lech Poznań, Zagłębie Sosnowiec and Rymer Niedobczyce). The direction of the league would be the responsibility of Tadeusz Dręgiewicz and a total of 12 teams would play a game system consisting of two classifications (League I and League II). However, the Polish Football Association determined during the 28th Extraordinary General Assembly that said system would not be in force, selecting a winner for the 1946 season without following the criteria and the model proposed by Stanisław Mielech.
During the 29th Extraordinary General Assembly held in Warsaw on December 14 and 15, 1946, two league projects were put to a vote, the winning proposal presented by Andrzej Przeworski, consisting of a mixed league and cup competition. On February 22, 1947, the PZPN would present in Łódź the Klasy Państwowej, whose first day would take place on March 14, 1948 and would run until autumn of the same year. KS Cracovia and Wisła Cracovia finished as leaders in the standings by drawing with the same number of points, meeting in a final on the neutral ground of Garbarnia where Cracovia would defeat their eternal rival 3-1.
In subsequent years it would be Wisła Cracovia who would rise as the undisputed champion of the Polish top division, although in the 1951 edition Ruch Chorzów would be awarded the title of league champion after being proclaimed winner of the Polish Cup. The following year the game system was changed, establishing two groups whose champions would face each other in play-offs for the trophy, and ten years later the spring-autumn cycle would be abandoned to adjust to the dates of the rest of the European countries, starting the season at the end of summer and concluding in the month of May.
At the beginning of the new millennium, the Polish Football Association started looking for a (to become a sponsor) principal to sponsor the Ekstraklasa. Negotiations took place between the PZPN and one of the main Polish banks, although the talks ended on November 18, 2002 without results. In the summer of 2004, a tender was finally announced for the purchase of the naming rights of the first Polish division, joining two bidders from the Polish mobile phone industry: T-Mobile Polska and Orange Polska. On October 14, 2004, the tender committee voted unanimously in favor of the second offer, thus selecting Orange's Polish subsidiary as the official sponsor of the league after having disbursed nearly € 31,6 million. zlotys. The first party under the new name of Ekstraklasa idea It would take place on March 9, 2005 between Legia de Varsovia and Pogoń Szczecin, extending the sponsorship agreement until June 2008.
On September 16, 2005, due to the rebrand of the main sponsor of the competition, the highest category would change its name to Orange Extraklasa. That same year the entity Ekstraklasa SA would sign a contract with the PZPN to administer the competition, meeting between July 28 and 30, 2006 to finalize the acquisition and start the first Ekstraklasa championship directed from beginning to end by an organization other than the Polish Football Association. Even so, the PZPN would still be responsible for certain tasks such as licensing processes, club registration for continental competitions, stadium security or disciplinary matters subject to appeal.
On January 7, 2007, the Polish Football Association and the senior managers of Ekstraklasa SA held a meeting, with the aim of reforming the men's league as of the 2008/09 season. Said agreement would entail a change in each of the names of the different levels of Polish football, with the current name of EkstraklasaDuring the following years, the German multinational mobile network T-Mobile would be the main sponsor of the Ekstraklasa. The Polish league would adapt the competition again on April 5, 2013, this time dividing the sixteen teams into two equal groups after the 30th day, in which eight clubs would compete against each other to win the league title while the other eight teams salvation from relegation to the second division would be at stake. The scoring system would also be modified to 2 points for each victory achieved, remaining in force until the 2017/18 season.
For the 2016/17 season, Ekstraklasa SA and Totalizer Sportowy signed a one-year contract to buy the naming rights of the competition, which would be renamed Lotto Ekstraklasa. As of July 15, 2016, Totalizer Sportowy became the titular partner of the league and its logo would appear on the jerseys of all footballers, scoreboards and electronic boards, the press room and during the television broadcasts of the matches, as well as being featured on the social networks of the sixteen clubs of the Ekstraklasa. One year later, on July 7, 2017, the inclusion of video arbitration would be announced (Video Assistant Referee, VAR).
The season begins in July and lasts until May of the following year, with a winter hiatus between December and March. The sixteen clubs that make up the Ekstraklasa face each other on two occasions (one in their own field and another in the opposite field), following a schedule previously established by lottery. Afterwards, the eight best teams form a group and face each other once, and the clubs that are in the worst position form another group with the same competition system. In total, each team plays 37 games.
The winner of a match gets three points, in case of a tie there is one point for each team and the loser gets no points. In the end, whoever scores the most points wins the title of league champion and qualifies for the second qualifying round of the next edition of the UEFA Champions League. The league runner-up will go to the Europa League third qualifying round next season, while the third-placed qualifier will go to the second round. The last three classified in the Ekstraklasa are relegated at the end of the season to the Pierwsza Polska League (second category), being replaced by the first two classified in this category and the winner of the play-offs among the teams located between third and sixth place.
Throughout the history of the competition, eighty-six different teams have participated, with Legia Varsovia being the club that has played the most editions of the championship, with a total of 84 seasons in the highest category. They are succeeded by Wisła Cracovia and Ruch Chorzów as the oldest teams in the Ekstraklasa, with 81 and 77 seasons respectively. Among the participants in the current campaign, Raków Częstochowa and Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała are the newest teams in the category, with six seasons played in the first division.
The oldest playing field in Poland in the competition is the Florian Krygier Municipal Stadium, with origins in 1925 and used by Pogoń Szczecin, although it is currently undergoing renovation. On the other hand, the Ernest Stadium Pohl del Górnik Zabrze is the newest venue in the championship, inaugurated in 1934 although completely renovated in 2016.
Although in the first years only between ten and twelve teams participated, later on, the number gradually increased to the current sixteen teams. The figure of eighteen was also reached between the 1991-92 and 1997-98 seasons.
|2020-21 season teams|
|KS Krakow||Pogoń Szczecin|
|Górnik Zabrze||Raków Częstochowa|
|Jagiellonia Białystok||Śląsk Wroclaw|
|Lech Poznań||Stal Mielec|
|Lechia Gdańsk||Warta Poznan|
|Legia of Warsaw||Wisła Krakow|
|Piast Gliwice||Wisla Plock|
|Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała||Zagrebie Lubin|
Of the 86 different teams that have played in the Ekstraklasa throughout its history, so far eighteen clubs have been able to win the tournament. Górnik Zabrze, Legia de Varsovia, Ruch Chorzów, Wisła Cracovia are the four teams with the highest number of championships achieved, with a total of 14 titles each. Next on the list are Lech Poznań, 7 times; the KS Cracovia, at 5; Widzew Łódź and the late Pogoń Lwów, at 4; the Warta Poznań, Poland Bytom, Poland Warsaw, Śląsk Wrocław, ŁKS Łódź, Stal Mielec and Zagłębie Lubin, in 2 and the Garbarnia Cracovia, Szombierki Bytom and Piast Gliwice, in one.
Traditionally, the four major hubs of Polish football have been the voivodeships of Silesia, Lesser Poland, Mazovia and Greater Poland, regions from which most of the trophy-winning teams come. A total of five Silesian teams have been proclaimed champions of the Polish First Division, adding between them a total of 32 leagues. Krakow clubs are second with 20 titles, followed by the cities of Warsaw (15), Poznan (9) and Łódź (6). The Lower Silesian Voivodeship is the penultimate in the list of winners by region, with 4 championships won by Śląsk Wrocław and Zagłębie Lubin and the Subcarpathian Voivodeship closes the list with a single winner, Stal Mielec (2).
Note: In parentheses, times the club has been champion.
|Mistrzostwa Polski w piłce nożnej|
|1921||KS Krakow||KS Poland Warsaw||KS Warta Poznań|
|1922||LKS Pogoń Lwów||KS Warta Poznań|| KS Krakow
Ł. KS Łódź
|1923||LKS Pogoń Lwów||Wisła Krakow SA|| KS Warta Poznań
KS Poland Warsaw
|1925||LKS Pogoń Lwów||KS Warta Poznań||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1926||LKS Pogoń Lwów (4)||KS Poland Warsaw||KS Warta Poznań|
|Polską Ligę Piłki Nożnej|
|1927||Wisła Krakow SA||1. FC Katowice||KS Warta Poznań|
|1928||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Warta Poznań||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1929||KS Warta Poznań||KS Garbarnia Krakow||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1930||KS Krakow||Wisła Krakow SA||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1931||KS Garbarnia Krakow (1)||Wisła Krakow SA||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1932||KS Krakow||LKS Pogoń Lwów||KS Warta Poznań|
|1933||KS Ruch Chorzów||LKS Pogoń Lwów||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1934||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Krakow||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1935||KS Ruch Chorzów||LKS Pogoń Lwów||KS Warta Poznań|
|1936||KS Ruch Chorzów||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Warta Poznań|
|1937||KS Krakow||AKS Chorzów||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|1938||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Warta Poznań||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1939-40||Championship interrupted by Occupation of Poland during World War II.|
|1946||KS Poland Warsaw||KS Warta Poznań||AKS Chorzów|
|1947||KS Warta Poznań (2)||Wisła Krakow SA||AKS Chorzów|
|1948||KS Krakow (5)||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|I polska league|
|1949||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Krakow||KKS Lech Poznań|
|1950||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Ruch Chorzów||KKS Lech Poznań|
|1951||KS Górnik Radlin||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1952||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Poland Bytom|| KS Krakow
Wisła Krakow SA
|1953||KS Ruch Chorzów||OWKS Krakow||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1954||KS Poland Bytom||Ł. KS Łódź||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|1955||Legia Warsaw SA||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|1956||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Lechia Gdańsk|
|1957||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Gwardia Warsaw||Ł. KS Łódź|
|1958||Ł. KS Łódź||KS Poland Bytom||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1959||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Poland Bytom||KS Gwardia Warsaw|
|1960||KS Ruch Chorzów||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1961||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Poland Bytom||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1962||KS Poland Bytom (2)||KS Górnik Zabrze||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA|
|1962-63||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Ruch Chorzów||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA|
|1963-64||KS Górnik Zabrze||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA||OKS Odra Opole|
|1964-65||KS Górnik Zabrze||GKS Szombierki Bytom||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA|
|1965-66||KS Górnik Zabrze||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Poland Bytom|
|1966-67||KS Górnik Zabrze||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|1967-68||KS Ruch Chorzów||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1968-69||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Poland Bytom|
|1969-70||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1970-71||KS Górnik Zabrze||Legia Warsaw SA||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA|
|1971-72||KS Górnik Zabrze||Zagłębie Sosnowiec SA||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1972-73||FKS Stal Mielec||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Gwardia Warsaw|
|1973-74||KS Ruch Chorzów||KS Górnik Zabrze||FKS Stal Mielec|
|1974-75||KS Ruch Chorzów||FKS Stal Mielec||WKS Śląsk Wrocław|
|1975-76||FKS Stal Mielec (2)||GKS Tychy||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1976-77||WKS Śląsk Wrocław||RTS Widzew Łódź||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1977-78||Wisła Krakow SA||WKS Śląsk Wrocław||KKS Lech Poznań|
|1978-79||KS Ruch Chorzów||RTS Widzew Łódź||FKS Stal Mielec|
|1979-80||GKS Szombierki Bytom (1)||RTS Widzew Łódź||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1980-81||RTS Widzew Łódź||Wisła Krakow SA||GKS Szombierki Bytom|
|1981-82||RTS Widzew Łódź||WKS Śląsk Wrocław||FKS Stal Mielec|
|1982-83||KKS Lech Poznań||RTS Widzew Łódź||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|1983-84||KKS Lech Poznań||RTS Widzew Łódź||KS Pogoń Szczecin|
|1984-85||KS Górnik Zabrze||Legia Warsaw SA||RTS Widzew Łódź|
|1985-86||KS Górnik Zabrze||Legia Warsaw SA||RTS Widzew Łódź|
|1986-87||KS Górnik Zabrze||KS Pogoń Szczecin||GKS Katowice|
|1987-88||KS Górnik Zabrze (14)||GKS Katowice||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1988-89||KS Ruch Chorzów (14)||GKS Katowice||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1989-90||KKS Lech Poznań||Zagłębie Lubin SA||GKS Katowice|
|1990-91||Zagłębie Lubin SA||KS Górnik Zabrze||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1991-92||KKS Lech Poznań||GKS Katowice||RTS Widzew Łódź|
|1992-93||KKS Lech Poznań||Legia Warsaw SA||Ł. KS Łódź|
|1993-94||Legia Warsaw SA||GKS Katowice||KS Górnik Zabrze|
|1994-95||Legia Warsaw SA||RTS Widzew Łódź||GKS Katowice|
|1995-96||RTS Widzew Łódź||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Hutnik Krakow|
|1996-97||RTS Widzew Łódź (4)||Legia Warsaw SA||APN Odra Wodzisław S.|
|1997-98||Ł. KS Łódź (2)||KS Poland Warsaw||Wisła Krakow SA|
|1998-99||Wisła Krakow SA||RTS Widzew Łódź||Legia Warsaw SA|
|1999-00||KS Poland Warsaw (2)||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|2000-01||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Pogoń Szczecin||Legia Warsaw SA|
|2001-02||Legia Warsaw SA||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Amica Wronki|
|2002-03||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Dyskobolia Grodzisk W.||GKS Katowice|
|2003-04||Wisła Krakow SA||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Amica Wronki|
|2004-05||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Dyskobolia Grodzisk W.||Legia Warsaw SA|
|2005-06||Legia Warsaw SA||Wisła Krakow SA||Zagłębie Lubin SA|
|2006-07||Zagłębie Lubin SA (2)||GKS Bełchatów||Legia Warsaw SA|
|2007-08||Wisła Krakow SA||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Dyskobolia Grodzisk W.|
|2008-09||Wisła Krakow SA||Legia Warsaw SA||KKS Lech Poznań|
|2009-10||KKS Lech Poznań||Wisła Krakow SA||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|2010-11||Wisła Krakow SA (14)||WK S Śląsk Wrocław||Legia Warsaw SA|
|2011-12||WKS Śląsk Wrocław (2)||KS Ruch Chorzów||Legia Warsaw SA|
|2012-13||Legia Warsaw SA||KKS Lech Poznań||WKS Śląsk Wrocław|
|2013-14||Legia Warsaw SA||KKS Lech Poznań||KS Ruch Chorzów|
|2014-15||KKS Lech Poznań (7)||Legia Warsaw SA||Jagiellonia Białystok SSA|
|2015-16||Legia Warsaw SA||GKS Piast Gliwice||Zagłębie Lubin SA|
|2016-17||Legia Warsaw SA||Jagiellonia Białystok SSA||KKS Lech Poznań|
|2017-18||Legia Warsaw SA||Jagiellonia Białystok SSA||KKS Lech Poznań|
|2018-19||GKS Piast Gliwice (1)||Legia Warsaw SA||KS Lechia Gdańsk|
|2019-20||Legia Warsaw SA (14)||KKS Lech Poznań||GKS Piast Gliwice|
Note: the championships achieved before the creation of the Ekstraklasa in 1927 are indicated in italics.
|Club||Securities||Subcamp.||Years of the championships|
|Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski|
In some European football leagues, the most successful clubs are awarded a decoration for having won several national championship titles. In Polish football, a gold star is placed over the decorated team, indicating that it has won ten Polish Championship titles. The current four clubs with a gold star are Ruch Chorzów, Górnik Zabrze, Wisła Cracovia and Legia Varsovia, the latter awarded at the end of the 2013-14 season. Similarly, those teams with more than five league titles obtain a silver star, with Lech Poznań and KS Cracovia the only ones to have them to date.
- Gold star, 10 or more league titles
- Ruch chorzow
- Górnik Zabrze
- Wisła Krakow
- Legia Warsaw
- Silver star, 5-9 league titles
- Lech Poznań
- KS Krakow
The 3309 points achieved by Legia Varsovia place it as the leader in the historical classification of the competition among the 86 teams that have ever participated in it, also being the club with the highest number of appearances in the highest category, with a total of 84 seasons. 446 points behind is the second classified, Wisła Cracovia. Prepared by the Polish Football Association, it is based on the points achieved by each team in the Ekstraklasa, based on the current scoring system for victories of two or three points. the winner, and establishing a historical record with the three-point one.
|1 °||Legia Warsaw||84||3309||2303||1135||571||596||14||1st|
|2 °||Wisła Krakow||81||2863||2168||969||540||658||14||1st|
|3 °||Ruch chorzow||77||2428||2070||841||555||673||14||1st|
|4 °||Górnik Zabrze||63||2321||1816||773||521||522||14||1st|
|5 °||Lech Poznań||60||2194||1721||695||472||553||7||1st|
|6 °||ŁKS Lodz||66||1785||1757||604||480||672||2||1st|
|7 °||Pogoń Szczecin||48||1500||1417||459||403||555||-||2st|
|8 °||Śląsk Wroclaw||42||1475||1273||458||372||443||2||1st|
|9 °||Widzew Lodz||35||1362||1075||425||336||314||4||1st|
|10 °||Zagrebie Lubin||32||1278||996||366||285||344||2||1st|
Historic scorers table
The top scorer of the competition is the Polish Ernest Pohl with 186 goals, followed by his compatriots Lucjan Brychczy and Gerard Cieślik with 182 and 168 goals respectively, remaining as the best mark in the history of the tournament since he established it at the end of his career. in 1967. The best scoring average of the competition corresponds to Ernest Wilimowski with 1,34 goals per game, scoring 117 goals in 87 games between 1929 and 1939 with Ruch Chorzów. Those players who surpass the 100-goal barrier enter within the call Club 100, a list published by the sports newspaper Przegląd Sportowy which includes the thirty footballers, all of them Polish nationals, who have surpassed this figure.
Final report: Accounted for the matches and goals according to official records. On bold font active players and current club.
Players with the highest number of games played
Among the players who have played the most games throughout the history of the competition, the Krakowian Łukasz Surma stands out above all, who played a total of 559 games between the four teams in which he played in the top flight for 21 seasons. being also the only player who has managed to exceed 500 games in the Ekstraklasa. Behind him are Marcin Malinowski's 458 and Marek Chojnacki's 452, who together with Arkadiusz Głowacki, Dariusz Gęsior, Łukasz Madej, Janusz Jojko and Marek Zieńczuk complete the group of seven footballers to be the only ones to have played more than 400 games. in the competition. Goalkeeper Janusz Jojko is the player who has served the most seasons (23) in the Polish first division, as well as being the oldest player to play a league game at 43 years and 41 days.
Note: In bold font active players and current club.
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