2007–08 II liga

The 2007–08 II liga was the 60th season of the Polish II liga, the second highest division in the Polish football league system since its establishment in 1949. The league was operated by the Polish Football Association (PZPN). The league contested by 18 teams who competed for promotion to the 2008–09 Ekstraklasa. The regular season was played in a round-robin tournament. Each team played a total of 34 matches, half at home and half away. The season began on 28 July 2007, and concluded on 24 May 2008.

II liga
Season2007–08
Dates28 July 2007 – 24 May 2008
ChampionsLechia Gdańsk
PromotedLechia Gdańsk
Śląsk Wrocław
Piast Gliwice
Arka Gdynia
RelegatedŁKS Łomża
Pelikan Łowicz
Matches played306
Goals scored741 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerRobert Lewandowski
(21 goals)
Highest attendance11,000[1]
Lechia 1–0 Wisła
(15 March 2008)
Total attendance969,102
Average attendance3,167 Increase8.2%[2]

TeamsEdit

The following teams competed in the II liga 2007–08:

9 teams staying in the II liga:

  • Kmita Zabierzów
  • Lechia Gdańsk
  • ŁKS Łomża
  • Odra Opole
  • Piast Gliwice
  • Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
  • Polonia Warszawa
  • Stal Stalowa Wola
  • Śląsk Wrocław

7 teams advancing from the III liga:

  • 4 group champions:
    • GKS Jastrzębie
    • Motor Lublin
    • Tur Turek
    • Znicz Pruszków
  • 3 advancing by way of the play-offs:
    • GKS Katowice
    • Pelikan Łowicz
    • Warta Poznań

2 teams relegated from the I liga:

  • Placement in the relegation zone:
    • Wisła Płock
  • Involvement in corruption scandal:
    • Arka Gdynia

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lechia Gdańsk (P) 34 21 6 7 55 34 +21 69 Promotion to Ekstraklasa
2 Śląsk Wrocław (P) 34 18 10 6 55 30 +25 64
3 Piast Gliwice (P) 34 17 11 6 45 23 +22 62[a]
4 Arka Gdynia[b] (P) 34 19 10 5 61 30 +31 62[a]
5 Znicz Pruszków 34 18 8 8 54 28 +26 62[a]
6 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała[c] 34 19 7 8 53 27 +26 58
7 Polonia Warsaw (P) 34 14 8 12 45 36 +9 50[d] Promotion to Ekstraklasa[e]
8 Wisła Płock 34 14 8 12 52 51 +1 50[d]
9 GKS Jastrzębie 34 12 9 13 43 51 −8 45
10 GKS Katowice 34 11 10 13 38 39 −1 43
11 Stal Stalowa Wola 34 11 7 16 30 48 −18 40
12 Motor Lublin 34 10 5 19 33 55 −22 35[f]
13 Odra Opole 34 8 11 15 28 39 −11 35[f]
14 Warta Poznań 34 7 11 16 29 45 −16 32
15 Kmita Zabierzów 34 6 13 15 28 40 −12 31[g]
16 Tur Turek 34 7 10 17 23 46 −23 31[g]
17 ŁKS Łomża (R) 34 8 6 20 32 59 −27 30 Relegation to II liga
18 Pelikan Łowicz (R) 34 6 10 18 37 60 −23 28
Source: 90minut.pl – II liga 2007/2008 (in Polish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c PIA: 6 pts,2-0-2, 5–5; ARK: 5 pts, 1-2-1, 7–7; ZNP: 5 pts, 1-2-1, 6–6
  2. ^ Arka Gdynia had 5 points deducted for corruption
  3. ^ Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała had 6 points deducted for corruption
  4. ^ a b PWA: 4 pts,1-1-0, 5–1; WPK: 1 pt, 0-1-1, 1–5
  5. ^ Polonia Warsaw merged with Ekstraklasa team Dyskobolia and replaced them in Ekstraklasa
  6. ^ a b MOL: 4 pts,1-1-0, 3–1; OOP: 1 pt, 0-1-1, 1–3
  7. ^ a b KMZ: 3 pts,1-0-1, 3–2; TUT: 3 pts, 1-0-1, 2–3

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away LGD ŚLĄ PIA ARK ZNI PBB PWA WPK GKJ KAT SSW MOL OOP WAP KMZ TUT ŁOM PEL
Lechia Gdańsk 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0
Śląsk Wrocław 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–0 1–0
Piast Gliwice 3–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–1
Arka Gdynia 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 4–0
Znicz Pruszków 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 4–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–2
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–0
Polonia Warsaw 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–2
Wisła Płock 2–2 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–0
GKS Jastrzębie 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 4–3
GKS Katowice 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 5–1 2–1
Stal Stalowa Wola 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–0
Motor Lublin 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–0
Odra Opole 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0
Warta Poznań 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–2 2–1
Kmita Zabierzów 2–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1
Tur Turek 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–2
ŁKS Łomża 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 1–3 2–5 0–3 1–2 5–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2
Pelikan Łowicz 2–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–5 0–3 0–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Source: 90minut.pl – II liga 2007/2008 (in Polish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

21 goals
20 goals
16 goals
14 goals
13 goals
11 goals
10 goals

Source: 90minut.pl – Strzelcy (in Polish)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "II liga 2007/2008 - Kolejka 21". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Attendances – Archive Poland, 2007-2008, II. Liga". EFS.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2015.