Nickname: Czarne Koszule (Black Shirts), Duma Stolicy (Pride of the Capital)
UEFA club competition honours
Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 2 (2000)
• Polish Cup: 2 (2001)
• League Cup: 1 (2000)
• Polish Super Cup: 1 (2000)
• Warsaw's oldest club, Polonia were established as a union of schools by army captain Wacław Denhoff-Czarnocki. Initially the players wore black and white striped shirts, but in spring 1912 they switched to the famous all black.
• In 1946 Polonia won their first Polish title, with the final game of the season played at the stadium of rivals Legia Warszawa because Polonia's ground on Konwiktorska Street had been ruined during the war.
• In 1952 the Black Shirts, linked with the railway workers during the Soviet era, beat Legia 1-0 to claim their first Polish Cup. They were relegated the same year, however, and spent four decades in the lower leagues before returning to the top flight in 1992/93.
• The 1999/2000 season was the most successful in the club's history. Polonia lifted the League Cup with a 2-1 victory against Legia, and an even more emphatic 3-0 derby win at the Wojska Polskiego Stadium sealed the Polish title.
• They retreated, narrowly escaping relegation in 2009/10 thanks to their first home derby win in ten years, before a series of off-the-field problems saw them relegated to the fifth tier of Polish football in 2013. They won the title and promotion in their first season.
Most appearances: Igor Gołaszewski (213)
Most goals: Mieczysław Ałaszewski (48)
Record victory: Polonia 8-0 MKS Śląsk Świętochłowice (Polish First League, 29/04/1928)
Record defeat: Legia Warszawa 8-1 Polonia (Polish First League, 20/06/1931)
* Last updated 24 June 2014
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