Czesław Lenc (14 April 1926 – 7 January 1998) was a Polish footballer who played as a left back in defense. Born in Chojnice, Lenc started playing football with his local team Chojniczanka Chojnice in 1945, before moving to Lechia Gdańsk in 1948 and spending 14 seasons with the club.[1]

Czesław Lenc
Personal information
Full name Czesław Lenc
Date of birth (1926-03-14)14 March 1926
Place of birth Chojnice, Poland
Date of death 7 January 1998(1998-01-07) (aged 71)
Place of death Gdańsk
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1947 Chojniczanka Chojnice
1948–1962 Lechia Gdańsk 215 (2)
Total 215 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

BiographyEdit

Lenc played 3 seasons with Chojniczanka, during which period he became an important player for the club.[2] In 1948 he moved to Lechia Gdańsk where in his first season he helped Lechia win promotion to the I liga by winning the league. Lenc was in the first Lechia team to play in the top division in 1949.[3] During his time with Lechia he won the II liga, also finishing runners up once, reached the final of the Polish Cup, finishing runners-up after losing 5-0 to Legia Warsaw,[4] and was involved in Lechia's joint highest finish in the Polish league, 3rd, which was achieved in 1956 and has only been matched once in 2019.[5][6] In total he played 232 games, scoring 4 goals in all competitions with Lechia.[7] Lenc features highly on the list of all time appearances made for Lechia,[8] and is currently 3rd on the list for appearances made in the top division with 182.[9]

HonoursEdit

Lechia Gdańsk

  • I liga
    • Third place: 1956
  • Polish Cup
    • Runners-up: 1955
  • II liga
    • Winners: 1951
    • Runners-up: 1954

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czesław Lenc". lechia.gda.pl.
  2. ^ "Historia sekcji piłki nożnej Klubu Sportowego „Chojniczanka" Chojnice". chojniczanka2007.futbolowo.pl.
  3. ^ "Pierwszy sezon w ekstraklasie (1949)". 90minut.pl.
  4. ^ "Historia meczów Lechii Gdańsk z Legią". lechia.pl.
  5. ^ "Oni tworzyli historię. Lechia Gdańsk w 1956 roku". plus.dziennikbaltycki.pl.
  6. ^ "LECHIA GDAŃSK Z BRĄZOWYM MEDALEM MISTRZOSTW POLSKI!". lechia.pl.
  7. ^ "Statystyki osobiste". lechia.pl.
  8. ^ "Występy". lechia.net.
  9. ^ "Występy Ekstraklasa". lechia.net.