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KSP Polonia Warszawa

KSP Polonia Warszawa
Adrian Mierzejewski scored seven goals for Polonia during the 2010/11 season ©Cyfrasport

KSP Polonia Warszawa

Formed: 1911
Nickname: Czarne Koszule (Black Shirts), Duma Stolicy (Pride of the Capital)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

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.

Club records
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

Last updated: 28/01/15 11.25CET


The home team is listed first.Last updated: 08/07/2013 20:05 CET
2 October 2012 - Polish Cup, Third round
Zagłębie2-1Polonia Warszawa
Referee: not available – Lubin
06/01/2013 02:28:14

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win in UEFA competition:
    09/08/2001, Polonia Warszawa 4-0 TNS, Lodz
  • Biggest defeat in UEFA competition:
    19/09/2002, Porto 6-0 Polonia Warszawa, Porto
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  3
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 26
    Arkadiusz Bąk ( Poland POL)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 8
    Arkadiusz Bąk ( Poland POL)