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The 2011–12 Ekstraklasa was the 78th season of the highest level of football leagues in Poland since its establishment in 1927. It started on 29 July 2011 and concluded on 6 May 2012. A total of 16 teams participated, 14 of which competed in the league during the 2010–11 season, while the remaining two were promoted from the 2010–11 season of the I Liga. Each team played a total of 30 matches, half at home and half away.

Ekstraklasa
Season2011–12
ChampionsŚląsk Wrocław
(2nd title)
RelegatedŁKS Łódź
Cracovia
Champions LeagueŚląsk Wrocław
Europa LeagueRuch Chorzów
Legia Warsaw
Lech Poznań
Matches played240
Goals scored527 (2.2 per match)
Top goalscorerArtjoms Rudņevs
(22 goals)
Biggest home winGKS 6–0 Podbeskidzie
Biggest away winŁKS 0–5 Lech
Highest scoringGKS 6–0 Podbeskidzie
Widzew 4–2 Jagiellonia
Zagłębie 1–5 Śląsk
Longest winning run5 games
Zagłębie Lubin[1]
Longest unbeaten run9 games
Korona Kielce, Lech Poznań, Ruch Chorzów[1]
Longest winless run11 games
ŁKS Łódź[1]
Longest losing run4 games
Zagłębie Lubin[1]
Highest attendance42,771[2]
Śląsk 1–0 Lechia
(28 October 2011)
Lowest attendance199[3]
Ruch 2–2 ŁKS Łódź
(28 April 2012)[4]
Total attendance2,127,600[5]
Average attendance8,865 Increase4.4%[6]

Śląsk Wrocław won the title, which marked their 2nd title in Ekstraklasa history.

The defending champions were Wisła Kraków, who won their 13th Polish championship in the previous season.

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TeamsEdit

Arka Gdynia and Polonia Bytom were relegated to the I Liga after finishing last season in the 2 bottom places and were replaced by ŁKS Łódź, winners of the 2010–11 I Liga season and runners-up Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała.

Therefore, ŁKS Łódź returned to the Ekstraklasa after a 2-season break, while Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała made their first Ekstraklasa appearance in the club's history.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of teams and stadiums in Ekstraklasa 2011–12
Team Location Venue Capacity[7] Notes
Cracovia Kraków Stadion Cracovii 15,016
GKS Bełchatów Bełchatów Stadion PGE GKS 5,238
Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla 3,500 Upgrading to 31,643
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski (Białystok) 6,000 Upgrading to 22,400
Korona Kielce Kielce Arena Kielc 15,550
Lech Poznań Poznań Stadion Miejski (Poznań) 43,098
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk PGE Arena 44,636
Legia Warsaw Warsaw Pepsi Arena 31,800
Łódzki KS Łódź Stadion ŁKS 12,160 Upgrading to 30,000
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała Stadion Miejski (Bielsko-Biała) 4,286 Upgrading to 15,292
Polonia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion Polonii 7,150
Ruch Chorzów Chorzów Stadion Ruchu 10,000
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski (Wrocław) 44,416
Widzew Łódź Łódź Stadion Widzewa 10,500
Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,680
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Dialog Arena 16,300

Sponsoring and personnelEdit

Club Manager 2010-11 Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Cracovia   Tomasz Kafarski 14th Nike Comarch
GKS Bełchatów   Kamil Kiereś 10th adidas Polska Grupa Energetyczna
Górnik Zabrze   Adam Nawałka 6th Erima Allianz
Jagiellonia Białystok   Tomasz Hajto 4th Joma Eurocash
Korona Kielce   Leszek Ojrzyński 13th Hummel Lewiatan
Lech Poznań   Mariusz Rumak 5th Puma s.Oliver
Lechia Gdańsk   Paweł Janas 8th adidas LOTOS
Legia Warsaw   Maciej Skorża 3rd adidas ActiveJet
ŁKS Łódź   Andrzej Pyrdoł Promoted Zina Colorit
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Robert Kasperczyk Promoted adidas Murapol
Polonia Warsaw   Czesław Michniewicz 7th Hummel pl:J.W. Construction
Ruch Chorzów   Waldemar Fornalik 12th Lotto WOŚP
Śląsk Wrocław   Orest Lenczyk 2nd Puma TAURON
Widzew Łódź   Radosław Mroczkowski 9th Vigo Harnaś
Wisła Kraków   Michał Probierz Champions adidas Tele-Fonika Kable
Zagłębie Lubin   Pavel Hapal 11th Nike KGHM Polska Miedź

Managerial changesEdit

Club Outgoing Manager Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Manager Date of appointment
GKS Bełchatów   Maciej Bartoszek 1 June 2011 Sacked   Paweł Janas 17 June 2011
Korona Kielce   Włodzimierz Gąsior 9 June 2011 Temporary Manager   Leszek Ojrzyński 9 June 2011
Widzew Łódź   Czesław Michniewicz 22 June 2011 Resigned   Radosław Mroczkowski 24 June 2011
Jagiellonia Białystok   Michał Probierz 22 July 2011 Resigned   Czesław Michniewicz 22 July 2011
ŁKS Łódź   Andrzej Pyrdoł 1 August 2011 Resigned   Dariusz Bratkowski 1 August 2011
GKS Bełchatów   Paweł Janas 31 August 2011 Resigned   Kamil Kiereś 1 September 2011
ŁKS Łódź   Dariusz Bratkowski 4 September 2011 Sacked   Michał Probierz 5 September 2011
Cracovia   Yuriy Shatalov 22 September 2011 Resigned   Dariusz Pasieka 23 September 2011
Zagłębie Lubin   Jan Urban 31 October 2011 Sacked   Pavel Hapal 31 October 2011
ŁKS Łódź   Michał Probierz 3 November 2011 Resigned   Tomasz Wieszczycki (temporary) 4 November 2011
ŁKS Łódź   Tomasz Wieszczycki 7 November 2011 Temporary Manager   Ryszard Tarasiewicz 7 November 2011
Wisła Kraków   Robert Maaskant 7 November 2011 Sacked   Kazimierz Moskal 8 November 2011
Lechia Gdańsk   Tomasz Kafarski 8 November 2011 Sacked   Rafał Ulatowski 9 November 2011
Lechia Gdańsk   Rafał Ulatowski 14 December 2011 Sacked   Paweł Janas 19 December 2011
Jagiellonia Białystok   Czesław Michniewicz 22 December 2011 Sacked   Tomasz Hajto 10 February 2012
ŁKS Łódź   Ryszard Tarasiewicz 1 February 2012 Resigned   Andrzej Pyrdoł 8 February 2012
Lech Poznań   José Mari Bakero 25 February 2012 Sacked   Mariusz Rumak 27 February 2012
Wisła Kraków   Kazimierz Moskal 1 March 2012 Sacked   Michał Probierz 1 March 2012
Cracovia   Dariusz Pasieka 6 March 2012 Sacked   Tomasz Kafarski 7 March 2012
Polonia Warsaw   Jacek Zieliński 27 March 2012 Sacked   Czesław Michniewicz 28 March 2012

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Śląsk Wrocław (C) 30 17 5 8 47 31 +16 56 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Ruch Chorzów 30 16 7 7 44 28 +16 55 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Legia Warsaw 30 15 8 7 42 17 +25 53 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
4 Lech Poznań 30 15 7 8 42 22 +20 52 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
5 Korona Kielce 30 13 9 8 34 29 +5 48
6 Polonia Warsaw 30 13 6 11 33 32 +1 45
7 Wisła Kraków 30 12 7 11 29 26 +3 43
8 Górnik Zabrze 30 11 9 10 36 30 +6 42
9 Zagłębie Lubin 30 11 7 12 36 42 −6 40
10 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 11 6 13 35 45 −10 39[b]
11 Widzew Łódź 30 9 12 9 25 26 −1 39[b]
12 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 30 9 8 13 26 39 −13 35
13 Lechia Gdańsk 30 7 10 13 21 30 −9 31[c]
14 GKS Bełchatów 30 7 10 13 34 36 −2 31[c]
15 ŁKS Łódź (R) 30 5 9 16 23 53 −30 24 Relegation to 2012–13 I Liga
16 Cracovia (R) 30 4 10 16 20 41 −21 22
Source: 90minut.pl (in Polish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored; 7) Fair Play table. Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played[8]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b As the winners of the 2011–12 Polish Cup, Legia qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. Since they finished third in the league, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
  2. ^ a b WID 3–1 JAG; JAG 4–1 WID
  3. ^ a b LGD 0–0 GKS; GKS 1–3 LGD

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CRA BEŁ GÓR JAG KOR LPO LGD LEG ŁKS PBB PWA RUC ŚLĄ WID WIS ZLU
Cracovia 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2
GKS Bełchatów 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 3–0 6–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–1
Górnik Zabrze 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1
Jagiellonia Białystok 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 3–1
Korona Kielce 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–2
Lech Poznań 3–1 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–2
Lechia Gdańsk 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Legia Warsaw 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–0
ŁKS Łódź 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0
Polonia Warsaw 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–4
Ruch Chorzów 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1
Śląsk Wrocław 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–4 4–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1
Widzew Łódź 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0
Wisła Kraków 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–0
Zagłębie Lubin 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–5 1–0 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [1] (in Polish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Śląsk - Lechia: udane otwarcie nowego stadionu, lider zostaje we Wrocławiu". eurosport.onet.pl. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ Closed stadium's stands for spectators (admitted only 199 children).
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  7. ^ Stadiony.net
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  9. ^ "KLASYFIKACJA STRZELCÓW". ekstraklasa.org. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Ekstraklasa - Asysty". ekstraklasa.wp.pl. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Ljuboja i Mroczkowski najlepsi w sierpniu" (in Polish).
  12. ^ "Lenczyk i Rudniew najlepsi we wrześniu" (in Polish).
  13. ^ "Skorża i Celeban najlepsi we październiku" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2011-11-26.
  14. ^ "Fornalik i Nakoulma najlepsi w listopadzie w T-Mobile Ekstraklasie" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-05-14.
  15. ^ "Piłkarz marca: Arkadiusz Piech" (in Polish).
  16. ^ "Adam Banaś najlepszym piłkarzem kwietnia w T-Mobile Ekstraklasie!" (in Polish).

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