2012–13 Ekstraklasa

The 2012–13 Ekstraklasa or T-Mobile Ekstraklasa for sponsorship reasons, was the 79th season of the highest level of football leagues in Poland since its establishment in 1927. It began on 17 August 2012 and concluded on 2 June 2013. A total of 16 teams are participating, 14 of which competed in the league during the 2011–12 season, while the remaining two were promoted from the I Liga. Each team played a total of 30 matches, half at home and half away.

Ekstraklasa
Season2012–13
ChampionsLegia Warsaw
(9th title)
RelegatedPolonia Warsaw
GKS Bełchatów
Champions LeagueLegia Warsaw
Europa LeagueLech Poznań
Śląsk Wrocław
Piast Gliwice
Matches played240
Goals scored598 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerRobert Demjan
(14 goals)
Biggest home winKorona 5–0 Jagiellonia
Legia 5–0 Śląsk
Biggest away winGKS 0–5 Polonia
Highest scoringLechia 4–4 Ruch
Longest winning run7 games
Lech
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Legia
Longest winless run9 games
Podbeskidzie
Longest losing run5 games
GKS Bełchatów
Jagiellonia
Highest attendance40,632[1]
Lech 1–3 Legia
(18 November 2012)
Lowest attendance1,200[2]
Bełchatów 1–3 Piast
(8 December 2012)
Total attendance2,015,930[3]
Average attendance8,409 Decrease5.0%[4]

Śląsk Wrocław were the defending champions, winning their 2nd title last season, first since the 1976–77 season.

Śląsk Wrocław as reigning champions entered the 2nd qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. Śląsk defeated the Montenegrin champions Budućnost Podgorica 2–1 on aggregate, but got eliminated in the third qualifying round by the Swedish champions Helsingborg IF 1–6 on aggregate.

Ruch Chorzów, as the runner-up, entered the 2nd qualifying round of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, in which they defeated the Macedonian league runners-up Metalurg Skopje 6–1 on aggregate. Ruch got eliminated in the next round by the Czech side Viktoria Plzeň 0–7 on aggregate.

Legia Warsaw whom won the 2011–12 Polish Cup, as well as finishing third last season also qualified for the 2nd qualifying of the Europa League. Legia defeated the Latvian league runner-up Liepājas Metalurgs 7–3 on aggregate. In the third round Legia defeated the Austrian side SV Ried 4–3 on aggregate. Legia were defeated in the Play-off round by the Norwegian side Rosenborg BK 2–3 on aggregate.

Lech Poznań as the fourth placed team earned a place in the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League, since Legia Warsaw won the Polish Cup. Lech first defeated the Kazakh side FC Zhetysu 3–1 on aggregate, in the next round they defeated the Azerbaijani side Khazar Lankaran 2–1 on aggregate. Lech got eliminated in the third round, losing to Swedish side AIK Fotboll 1–3 on aggregate.

On May 15, 2013 the Polish FA announced that Polonia Warsaw won't receive the Ekstraklasa license for 2013–14 season, citing financial issues.[5] The club's appeal was rejected on May 28.[6] As a result, Polonia was relegated to 2013–14 I Liga instead of the 15th placed Ekstraklasa team.

The Polish FA also deemed GKS, Widzew, Pogoń, Polonia and Ruch (financial issues) as well as Podbeskidzie and Jagiellonia (infrastructural reasons) ineligible to compete in UEFA competitions.[5] Śląsk and Wisła, although initially denied the licence due to submitting incomplete financial forecasts, were able to fulfil the requirements during the appeal procedure and received the UEFA licence.[6] Also, the FA's decision to exclude Górnik from the European competitions was cancelled, as the club, whose home stadium is undergoing renovative work, has made arrangements to use another venue as their home field in the event of their qualification to the 2013–14 Europa League. The three clubs were instead fined 100,000 (Śląsk), and 20,000 zł (both Wisła and Górnik).[6]

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation as usual was determined by the position in the table from prior season. The bottom two teams were directly relegated to the I Liga, while the top two teams are promoted to the Ekstraklasa.

ŁKS Łódź and Cracovia finished in 15th and 16th place, respectively, and were directly relegated to the Polish First League as a result. ŁKS Łódź returned to the second tier after just being promoted from the season before. Cracovia spent 8 consecutive seasons in the Ekstraklasa, after returning to the top division for the 2004–05 season.

Promotion was won by 2011–12 I Liga champions Piast Gliwice, who returned to the top division after being relegated in the 2009–10 season. Pogoń Szczecin finished as runners-up in the I Liga and made their comeback to the top tier after 5 years in lower divisions.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of teams in 2012–13 Ekstraklasa
Team Location Venue Capacity[7]
  GKS Bełchatów Bełchatów Stadion PGE GKSu 5,238
  Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla1 3,000
  Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski (Białystok)2 5,345
  Korona Kielce Kielce Arena Kielc 15,550
  Lech Poznań Poznań Stadion Miejski (Poznań) 43,269
  Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk PGE Arena 43,615
  Legia Warsaw Warsaw Pepsi Arena 31,103
  Piast Gliwice Gliwice Stadion Miejski (Gliwice) 10,037
  Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała Stadion Miejski (Bielsko-Biała)3 4,279
  Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Stadion im. Floriana Krygera 18,023
  Polonia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion Polonii 7,150
  Ruch Chorzów Chorzów Stadion Miejski (Chorzów) 10,000
  Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski (Wrocław) 43,308
  Widzew Łódź Łódź Stadion Widzewa 10,773
  Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,326
  Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Stadion Zagłębia 16,086
1. ^ Upgrading to 31,871.
2. ^ Upgrading to 22,400.
3. ^ Upgrading to 15,200.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
GKS Bełchatów   Michał Probierz   Grzegorz Baran adidas PGE
Górnik Zabrze   Adam Nawałka   Adam Danch Erima Allianz, Kompania Węglowa S.A., Śląskie 1
Jagiellonia Białystok   Tomasz Hajto   Tomasz Frankowski Under Armour Eurocash, Wschodzący Białystok
Korona Kielce   Leszek Ojrzyński   Kamil Kuzera adidas Lewiatan, Targi Kielce
Lech Poznań   Mariusz Rumak   Rafał Murawski Puma Sokołów1, STS 2
Lechia Gdańsk   Bogusław Kaczmarek   Łukasz Surma adidas LOTOS, Gdańsk3, Energa SA1
Legia Warsaw   Jan Urban   Michał Żewłakow adidas ActiveJet, Królewskie1
Piast Gliwice   Marcin Brosz   Tomasz Podgórski adidas Miasto Gliwice
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Marcin Sasal   Marek Sokołowski adidas Murapol, Aqua
Pogoń Szczecin   Artur Skowronek   Bartosz Ława Nike Bosman
Polonia Warsaw   Piotr Stokowiec   Łukasz Piątek hummel IDEON
Ruch Chorzów   Jacek Zieliński   Marcin Malinowski adidas Węglokoks
Śląsk Wrocław   Stanislav Levý   Sebastian Mila Puma TAURON
Widzew Łódź   Radosław Mroczkowski   Maciej Mielcarz Vigo Harnaś
Wisła Kraków   Tomasz Kulawik   Radosław Sobolewski adidas Tele-Fonika Kable
Zagłębie Lubin   Pavel Hapal   Adam Banaś Nike KGHM
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ Lech Poznań makes a donation to wygrajzycie.pl (it's a charity website) in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
3 ^ On the left sleeve.

Puma is the official ball supplier for Ekstraklasa.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Polonia Warsaw   Czesław Michniewicz [8] Mutual consent 23 July Pre-season   Piotr Stokowiec Pre-season
Śląsk Wrocław   Orest Lenczyk [9] Mutual consent 31 August 2012 9th   Paweł Barylski (caretaker) 31 August 2012 [10]
Śląsk Wrocław   Paweł Barylski (caretaker) Caretaking spell over 3 September 2012 5th   Stanislav Levý 3 September 2012 [11]
Ruch Chorzów   Tomasz Fornalik Mutual consent 5 September 2012 15th   Jacek Zieliński 5 September 2012 [12]
GKS Bełchatów   Kamil Kiereś Mutual consent 25 September 2012 16th   Jan Złomańczuk 25 September 2012 [13]
Wisła Kraków   Michał Probierz Resignation 3 October 2012 11th   Tomasz Kulawik 3 October 2012 [14]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Robert Kasperczyk Mutual consent 22 October 2012 16th   Andrzej Wyroba (caretaker) 22 October 2012 [15]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Andrzej Wyroba (caretaker) Caretaking spell over 29 October 2012 16th   Marcin Sasal 29 October 2012 [16]
GKS Bełchatów   Jan Złomańczuk Mutual consent 14 August 2012 16th   Michał Probierz 14 August 2012 [17]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Marcin Sasal Sacked 3 January 2013[18] 16th   Dariusz Kubicki 4 January 2013[19]
GKS Bełchatów   Michał Probierz Resignation 21 December 2012[20] 15th   Kamil Kiereś 9 January 2013 [21]
Pogoń Szczecin   Artur Skowronek Sacked 19 March 2013[22] 13th   Dariusz Wdowczyk 20 March 2013 [23]
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała   Dariusz Kubicki Resigned 20 March 2013[24] 15th   Czesław Michniewicz 22 March 2013[25]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Legia Warsaw (C) 30 20 7 3 59 22 +37 67 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Lech Poznań 30 19 4 7 46 22 +24 61 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Śląsk Wrocław 30 13 8 9 44 42 +2 47
4 Piast Gliwice 30 13 7 10 41 41 0 46[a]
5 Górnik Zabrze 30 12 7 11 35 31 +4 43
6 Polonia Warsaw (R) 30 11 9 10 45 34 +11 42[b] Club dissolved after season
7 Wisła Kraków 30 10 8 12 28 35 −7 38[c]
8 Lechia Gdańsk 30 10 8 12 42 43 −1 38[c]
9 Zagłębie Lubin 30 11 7 12 38 37 +1 37[d][e]
10 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 8 13 9 31 45 −14 37[d]
11 Korona Kielce 30 9 9 12 32 37 −5 36
12 Pogoń Szczecin 30 10 5 15 29 39 −10 35
13 Widzew Łódź 30 8 9 13 30 41 −11 33
14 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 30 8 8 14 39 43 −4 32
15 Ruch Chorzów 30 8 7 15 35 48 −13 31[f][b]
16 GKS Bełchatów (R) 30 7 10 13 24 38 −14 31[f] Relegation to 2013–14 I liga
Updated to match(es) played on 2 June 2013. 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[27]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since both finalists of 2012–13 Polish Cup, Legia Warsaw and Śląsk Wrocław, finished top three, 4th-placed Piast Gliwice also qualified for Europa League.
  2. ^ a b Polonia Warszawa did not receive the license for the 2013–14 season due to financial problems. As a result, the 15th-placed Ruch Chorzów stayed in Ekstraklasa for the next season.[5]
  3. ^ a b WIS 1–0 LGD; LGD 0–0 WIS
  4. ^ a b JAG 0–0 ZLU; ZLU 2–1 JAG
  5. ^ Zagłębie Lubin was docked 3 points due to bribery scandal in 2005–06 season.[26]
  6. ^ a b RUC 2–1 GKS; GKS 0–3 RUC

Positions by roundEdit

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Legia Warsaw211222111111111111111111111111
Lech Poznań123334222223222222222222222222
Śląsk Wrocław1195547556556655455453334354333
Piast Gliwice121610653678987797777665655433444
Górnik Zabrze547786333344433344534443546665
Polonia Warsaw474465964432344533346566665556
Wisła Kraków869119111312131312119111213129991012119977777
Lechia Gdańsk13868108787765566666777981012108888
Zagłębie Lubin161213151515141514151414141311109888118108781010109
Jagiellonia Białystok6589111012111110910111010111011101087778911111110
Korona Kielce1414151312131113101213131212131213131111910911111299911
Pogoń Szczecin310111079899111088788810131313141414141413121312
Widzew Łódź732111445679108991112121212111313101112131213
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała101112121414151616141515161616151515151615151515151616161514
Ruch Chorzów15151614131210101281112131414141414141414131212131314141415
GKS Bełchatów91314161616161415161616151515161616161516161616161515151616
Updated to match(es) played on 2 June 2013. Source: 90minut.pl (in Polish)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEŁ GÓR JAG KOR LPO LGD LEG PIA PBB POG PWA RUC ŚLĄ WID WIS ZLU
GKS Bełchatów 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–5 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2
Górnik Zabrze 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 0–2
Jagiellonia Białystok 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 0–0
Korona Kielce 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0
Lech Poznań 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–3 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–3 4–0 1–0 3–1
Lechia Gdańsk 1–1 0–2 2–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–4 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–2
Legia Warsaw 0–0 3–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
Piast Gliwice 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1
Pogoń Szczecin 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–0
Polonia Warsaw 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–1
Ruch Chorzów 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1
Śląsk Wrocław 2–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–2
Widzew Łódź 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0
Wisła Kraków 2–1 1–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Zagłębie Lubin 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 4–0 0–1 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on 2 June 2013. Source: Ekstraklasa (in Polish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played 17 May 2013.
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Jasmin Burić Lech Poznań 13
2   Dušan Kuciak Legia Warsaw 10
3   Łukasz Skorupski Górnik Zabrze 8
  Michał Gliwa Zagłębie Lubin 8
  Emilijus Zubas GKS Bełchatów 8
6   Sergei Pareiko Wisła Kraków 7
  Dariusz Trela Piast Gliwice 7
8   Jakub Słowik Jagiellonia 5
  Marián Kelemen Śląsk Wrocław 5
  Michał Buchalik Lechia Gdańsk 5

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