The highest league of football games in Poland is called Ekstraklasa.

It was founded on December 4, 1926.

Currently, there are 16 teams in it.

Ekstraklasa interesting facts

1. The 2018/2019 season started on July 21, 2018.

2. There will be 37 rounds (30 basic and final stages 7, 8 matches each).

3. The best team will play in the 1st qualifying round for the Champions League, the 2nd team in the 2nd qualifying round for the Europa League, the 3rd and 4th team will fight from the 1st qualifying round to the Europa League. The 15th and 16th teams will relegate to a lower league.

4. The favorites of the 2018/19 season are: Miedź Legnica and Zagłębie Sosnowiec.

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5. Lotto has been the sponsor of Ekstraklasa since 2016.

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6. Matches are played with Puma balls. Each club received 150 of them.

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7. Legia Warszawa has the highest estimated value of players – over EUR 32.5 million (an average of about EUR 1 million per player).

8. The most expensive transfer was the transfer of Jan Bednarek on July 1, 2017 from Lech Poznań to FC Southampton for 6 million euro.

9. From October 30, 2003 to May 14, 2005, Wisła Kraków had the longest unbeaten streak – 38.

10. From October 31, 1998 to October 1, 2000, GKS Katowice did not win for the next 26 matches.

11. Górnika Zabrze and Wisła Kraków won the championship 14 times.

12. The youngest shooter was Włodzimierz Lubański. On April 21, 1963, while playing for Górnik Zabrze, he scored a goal for Arkonia Szczecin at the age of 16 and 52 days.

13. The oldest shooter is Piotr Reiss. On April 21, 2013, while playing for Lech Poznań, he defeated the goalkeeper of Zagłębie Lubin at the age of 40 and 306 days.

14. Ernest Pohl scored the most goals in the history of the Polish league – 186. He played for Lega Warszawa and Górnik Zabrze.

15. Łukasz Surma played the most games – 559.

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16. Ekstraklasa takes 19 place in the UEFA Leagues ranking (data from July 2018).

17. Piotr Czaja, the goalkeeper of GKS Katowice and later Ruch Chorzów, kept a clean sheet in 11 consecutive matches – 1005 minutes.

18. Janusz Jojko from June 4, 1980 to May 31, 2003, played in the top league (22 years and 361 days).

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19. The most expensive player in the Polish league is Robert Gumny. Its value in August 2018 is estimated at EUR 5 million.

20. The youngest player was Janusz Sroka. On September 27, 1954, he entered the field at the age of 15 and 57 days.

21. The oldest player was Janusz Jojko. On April 20, 1960, he entered the field at the age of 43 and 41 days.

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22. The total value of Ekstraklasa players in the 2018/19 season is estimated at over EUR 162 million (on average around EUR 330,000 per player).

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23. Lechia Gdańsk has the largest stadium – 43,200 seats.

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24. The first champion, in 1927 was Wisła Kraków, the last one in the 2017/18 season is Legia Warszawa.

25. The average age of players registered for the 2018/19 season is 25 years.

26. Maciej Szczęsny won the Polish championship with four different teams: Legia Warszawa, Polonia Warszawa, Wisła Kraków and Widzew Łódź.

27. Stanisław Oślizgło won the Polish championship 8 times.

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Ekstraklasa questions and answers

Where can you watch the league matches?

The most interesting matches are broadcast by Canal + Sport, the rest by Eurosport.

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What was the biggest win in the history of Ekstraklasa?

In 1927, Wisła Kraków defeated TKS Toruń 15 to 0.

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What does the star mean on the shirts of some clubs, above the coat of arms?

The clubs that have won from 1 to 4 Polish championship titles have a white star, a silver star from 5 to 9 titles, and a gold star – more than 10.

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Why do some sources say that Ruch Chorzów has 14 titles, and others that 13?

In 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, Ruch Chorzów was the leader of Ekstraklasa. He was 2 points ahead of Wisła Kraków, but he had also played 2 matches more.

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