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Football Junior Championships of Poland

Football Junior Championships of Poland Under-19 (Polish: Mistrzostwa Polski juniorow w pilce noznej) is a competition with a long, 71-year history, which started in the summer of 1936.

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1936Edit

The first, historic Under-19 tournament for the title of the Football Junior Championships of Poland took place in the town of Sieraków, in mid-August 1936. Invited were junior champions of all 12 regional districts of Polish Football Association (PZPN), but for unknown reasons three teams did not show up. These were champions of Wilno, Volhynia and Lublin.

Thus, there were 9 teams, but this uneven number was further reduced to 8, after Gryf Toruń (champion of Pomerania) beat Brygada Częstochowa (champion of Zagłębie Dąbrowskie) 5-1 (3-0). Finally, in Sieraków there were these teams:

First RoundEdit

  • Warta Poznań - Lechia Lwów 2-0,
  • HKS Szopienice - Polonia Warszawa 3-0,
  • Wisła Kraków - Rewera Stanisławów 4-2,
  • Widzew Łódź - Gryf Toruń 2-1.

Second RoundEdit

  • Warta Poznań - Widzew Łódź 3-0 (3-0),
  • Wisła Kraków - HKS Szopienice 5-1 (4-0).

FinalEdit

  • Wisła Kraków - Warta Poznań 3-0.

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1937Edit

Second Junior Championships of Poland took place in Kozienice, in mid-August 1937. As many as 17 teams were invited to the competition, these were:

First RoundEdit

  • Wisła Kraków - Ruch Chorzów 6-0,
  • Pogoń Lwów - Naprzód Lipiny 4-0,
  • PWATT Warszawa - CKS Czeladź 4-0,
  • Rewera Stanisławów - Śmigły Wilno 2-1,
  • KPW Poznań - Cracovia 0-0 (penalties 4-2),
  • Widzew Łódź - Unia Lublin 3-1,
  • WKS Grodno - Polonia Bydgoszcz 2-2 (penalties 2-1),
  • Warta Poznań - Hasmonea Rowne 2-2 (penalties 2-1).

Second RoundEdit

  • Wisła Kraków - PWATT Warszawa 2-0,
  • KPW Poznań - WKS Grodno 4-0,
  • Pogoń Lwów - Rewera Stanisławów 4-1,
  • Widzew Łódź - Warta Poznań 3-2.

SemifinalsEdit

  • Pogoń Lwów - Widzew Łódź 6-1
  • Katowice, Sunday, October 10. Wisła Kraków - KPW Poznań 2-1.

FinalEdit

  • Warsaw, November 14, 1937. Wisła Kraków - Pogoń Lwów 1-0 (1-0).

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1938Edit

The third competition took place in August 1938 in Sieraków. Ten junior teams, representing ten districts of PZPN showed up. These were:

Final game of the Championships took place a year later, on June 4, 1939, in Warsaw, right before an international friendly Poland - Switzerland.

  • Unia Lublin - Wisła Kraków 3-2 (0-1).

CHAMPION - UNIA LUBLIN

1939Edit

No championships were organized.

1953Edit

After 15 years, the idea of Junior Championships of Poland returned. The final tournament took place in mid-August 1953 in Świdnica, with 8 teams: Pomorzanin Toruń, ŁKS Łódź, Darzbor Szczecinek, Pogoń Szczecin, Budowlani Lublin, Resovia Rzeszów, Odra Opole and Unia Szamotuły. In the first game, Pomorzanin beat Unia Szamotuły 4-2. Then they beat Odra Opole 3-2 and Resovia Rzeszów 3-0. In the second round Pomorzanin tied 1-1 with Darzbor Szczecinek and beat Resovia 3-0 and ŁKS Łódź 1-0. Thus, Toruń's side became the champion, second was ŁKS Łódź, third - Resovia and fourth - Darzbor.

CHAMPION - POMORZANIN TORUN

1954Edit

In June 1954, junior team of Unia Racibórz became the Champion of Opole Voivodeship and later - beat 3-2 the champion of Lower Silesia, Polonia Świdnica.

Finally, in mid-July, there were central Championships, in Wrocław, in which participated 8 teams (Legia Warszawa, Pogoń Szczecin, Resovia Rzeszów, Wisła Kraków, Unia Racibórz, Pomorzanin Toruń, ŁKS Łódź, Szombierki Bytom). Unia Racibórz beat Resovia Rzeszów 3-0, Pogoń Szczecin 5-0, ŁKS Łódź 2-1, Szombierki Bytom 3-0 and 2-0 Gwardia Kraków. Even though Racibórz's young players lost 0-4 to Legia Warszawa, they were the Champions of Poland, due to the 5-0 victory with Pomorzanin Toruń in the last game. finishing the competition ahead of Szombierki Bytom, Gwardia Kraków and Legia Warszawa.

CHAMPION - UNIA RACIBÓRZ

1955Edit

In the final competition, which took place in mid-August 1955 in Wrocław, there were four teams - Garbarnia Kraków, Start Chorzów, Start Rymanow and ŁKS Łódź. The tournament was won by Start Chorzów, second was ŁKS Łódź, third - Garbarnia. Fourth was the team from Rymanow.

Even though Start Rymanow was the last, it was a surprise for the whole country. Ambitious team from a small town in the south Poland on the way to the finals first became champion of Rzeszów Voivodeship, then beat Lublinianka Lublin 4-3, 1-1 and Legia Warszawa 4-2, 1-2.

On the way to the top, Chorzów's boys beat Rymanow 5-1, LKS 2-1 and Garbarnia 3-1.

CHAMPION - START CHORZOW

1956Edit

CHAMPION - UNIA RACIBÓRZ

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that Polonia Bytom was second and Arka Gdynia third.

1957Edit

In the final game of the championships, Lechia Gdańsk beat in Zielona Góra the team of Karpaty Krosno 2-1. Karpaty, on the way to the final, had beaten Dabski Kraków (2-0, 2-0), Victoria Częstochowa (2-1, 1-0) and Sleza Wrocław (1-0). Third and fourth teams of the competition were Sleza Wrocław and Lechia Tomaszów Mazowiecki.

CHAMPION - LECHIA GDANSK

1958Edit

In the final game of the championships, Wisła Kraków beat 3-0 Zawisza Bydgoszcz. The match took place on September 14, 1958, at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, just before an international friendly Poland - Hungary (1-3) and was watched by some 80,000 fans.

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1959Edit

In the final game, which took place in Warsaw, just before an international friendly Poland - Romania 2-3 (August 30, 1959), the junior team of Cracovia beat Arka Gdynia 3-0.

CHAMPION - CRACOVIA KRAKOW

1960Edit

CHAMPION - ZRYW CHORZOW

More information about the tournament is not available.

1961Edit

In the final game, at Chorzów's Silesian Stadium, Zryw Chorzów routed Gornik Wałbrzych 10-1. Among most famous Zryw's players, there are such personalities as Antoni Piechniczek, Zygfryd Szołtysik and Jan Banaś. This game took place on September 13, 1961, right before the Górnik Zabrze - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 match.

CHAMPION - ZRYW CHORZOW

1962Edit

CHAMPION - LKS LODZ

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that the Under-19 team of Legia Warszawa was second.

1963Edit

CHAMPION - POLONIA BYTOM

More information about the tournament is not available. Second was Zagłębie Sosnowiec, third - probably Wisła Kraków.

1964Edit

The final tournament took place in Mielec. The decisive game, between Arkonia Szczecin and Stal Mielec ended in a 2-2 tie. The referee decided to toss a coin and thus Arkonia became the champion.

CHAMPION - ARKONIA SZCZECIN

1965Edit

CHAMPION - RUCH CHORZOW

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that the Under-19 team of Pogoń Szczecin was second.

1966Edit

Final tournament took place in August 1966 in Łódź. Local team, Hala, was first, second was Cracovia Kraków, third - Zryw Chorzów, fourth - Gwardia Warszawa. It has been established that Cracovia beat Zryw 2-1, Gwardia 5-1 and lost to Hala, but the result is unknown.

CHAMPION - MKS HALA LODZ

1967Edit

The final tournament took place in Olsztyn. Górnik Zabrze finished first, second was Warmia Olsztyn, third - Zawisza Bydgoszcz and fourth - Stadion Chorzów. For the first time both regular and junior championships of Poland were won by same club.

CHAMPION - GORNIK ZABRZE

1968Edit

The tournament took place in Mielec. Second was Odra Opole, third - Stal Mielec, fourth - Lechia Gdańsk. Results - Odra Opole - Gornik Wałbrzych 0-1, Odra - Stal Mielec 1-0, Odra - Lechia Gdańsk 3-0.

CHAMPION - GORNIK WALBRZYCH.

1969Edit

CHAMPION - LEGIA WARSZAWA.

More information about the tournament is not available. Second was Lublinianka Lublin, third - Stal Mielec.

1970Edit

The tournament took place in Kluczbork in late July 1970. Second was Metal Kluczbork, third - Motor Lublin, fourth - Lechia Gdańsk.

CHAMPION - POLONIA BYTOM

1971Edit

CHAMPION - MOTOR LUBLIN

More information about the tournament is not available. Second was ŁKS Łódź, third - Metal Kluczbork, fourth - Warta Poznań.

1972Edit

The tournament took place in Kraśnik in the summer of 1972. First was Odra Opole, second - Stal Kraśnik, third Hutnik Kraków, fourth - Zawisza Bydgoszcz. Odra was by far the best team of the competition, beating all opponents (Stal 2-1, Hutnik 3-1, Zawisza 4-0).

CHAMPION - ODRA OPOLE

1973Edit

The tournament took place in Wałbrzych in the summer of 1972. First was Gornik Wałbrzych, which beat the teams of ŁKS Łódź, Chemik Kedzierzyn and Ruch Chorzów Gornik was by far the best team of the competition, beating two opponents and drawing one game.

CHAMPION - GORNIK WALBRZYCH

1974Edit

Final game of the Championships took place on August 11, 1974, in Warsaw, right before the Cup of Poland final (Ruch Chorzów - Gwardia Warszawa 2-0). Stomil Olsztyn proved its quality over the favorites - the junior team of Szombierki Bytom, winning 2-0.

On the way to the final, Stomil U-19 team won a tournament in Łódź, beating Łódź ianka Łódź 4:0, Gwardia Koszalin 3:0 and drawing 0-0 with Stal Mielec. Then, in the quarterfinals, Stomil twice beat Star Starachowice - 3-1 away and 2-0 at home.

CHAMPION - STOMIL OLSZTYN

1975Edit

That year, the junior team of Wisła Kraków proved its quality, beating Warta Poznań. However, more information about the championships is no available.

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1976Edit

In the final game, the U-19 team of Wisła Kraków beat Odra Opole in Kraków 5-1. Wisla was by far the best junior team of the country, with such excellent players as Adam Nawałka, Leszek Lipka, Andrzej Iwan, Michal Wrobel or Krzysztof Budka. Odra also had a player who made an international career, this was Roman Wójcicki.

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1977Edit

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that Śląsk Wrocław was second.

CHAMPION - POLONIA WARSZAWA

1978Edit

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that Gwardia Warszawa was second and Śląsk Wrocław third.

CHAMPION - POLONIA BYTOM

1979Edit

In the final game in the summer of 1979, U-19 team of Śląsk Wrocław beat 2-1 Siarka Tarnobrzeg.

CHAMPION - SLASK WROCLAW

1980Edit

Final game took place in Toruń. U-19 team of Polonia Bydgoszcz beat BKS Stal Bielsko-Biała 2-0 (1-0), thus becoming the champion.

CHAMPION - POLONIA BYDGOSZCZ

1981Edit

Final game took place in Grudziądz. U-19 team of Zawisza Bydgoszcz beat Odra Opole 2-1 (2-0), thus becoming the champion.

CHAMPION - ZAWISZA BYDGOSZCZ

1982Edit

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

More information about the tournament is not available.

1983Edit

CHAMPION - LKS LODZ

More information about the tournament is not available.

1984Edit

CHAMPION - RUCH CHORZOW

More information about the tournament is not available. It has only been established that third was the junior team of Odra Opole, which twice played with Widzew Łódź. In the first game Widzew won 1-0, but in the second leg Odra beat their opponent 2-0.

1985Edit

In the final game, Hutnik Kraków U-19 beat young players of Górnik Zabrze. Among Hutnik's players there were: Krzysztof Bukalski, Marek Koźmiński and Mirosław Waligóra.

1986Edit

CHAMPION - POGON SZCZECIN

More information about the tournament is not available. Second was Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

1987Edit

CHAMPION - LECH POZNAN

More information about the tournament is not available.

1988Edit

CHAMPION - JAGIELLONIA BIALYSTOK

More information about the tournament is not available. Hutnik Kraków was third.

1989Edit

CHAMPION - GORNIK ZABRZE.

More information about the tournament is not available. Legia Warszawa was second, Radomiak Radom - third.

1990Edit

In the final games, junior team of Cracovia twice beat Lechia Gdańsk, 1-0 in Kraków (July 8, 1990) and 2-1 in Gdańsk (July 13, 1990). On the way to the final, Cracovia's U-19 team played quarter-final tournament in Kraków, in which it beat Chemik Police 1-0, ŁKS Łódź 4-1 and Zagłębie Lubin 4-2.

CHAMPION - CRACOVIA KRAKOW

1991Edit

In the final games, junior team of Cracovia beat Polonia Warszawa in Kraków 2-1 (July 14, 1991), in the second leg (Warsaw, July 18, 1991), Cracovia tied 1-1, thus becoming the champion for the second time in a row. Cracovia's best player in these games was Tomasz Rząsa.

On the way to the final games, Cracovia U-19 played a quarter-final tournament in Zabrze, beating Lechia Gdańsk 5-1, Górnik Zabrze 1-0 and Piast Nowa Ruda 3-1.

CHAMPION - CRACOVIA KRAKOW

1992Edit

In the final games, U-19 team of Jagiellonia Białystok twice routed Orzel Łódź 4-0 and 8-4. In Jagiellonia there was, among others, Marek Citko.

CHAMPION - JAGIELLONIA BIALYSTOK

1993Edit

CHAMPION - HUTNIK KRAKOW

Third was Jagiellonia Białystok, fourth - Odra Opole.

1994Edit

CHAMPION - HUTNIK KRAKOW

1995Edit

CHAMPION - LECH POZNAN

1996Edit

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1997Edit

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

1998Edit

CHAMPION - ODRA WODZISLAW SLASKI

1999Edit

CHAMPION - LKS LODZ

2000Edit

CHAMPION - WISLA KRAKOW

2001Edit

Final tournament took place in early July 2001 in Wałbrzych. Four teams participated in the competition - LSPM Zielona Góra, Górnik Zabrze, Polonia Warszawa and Gornik Wałbrzych. The champion, the team of LSPM, beat all opponents - Górnik Zabrze 4-2, Gornik Wałbrzych 1-0 and Polonia 2-1. Second was Górnik Zabrze, third Polonia Warszawa, fourth Gornik Wałbrzych .

CHAMPION - Lubuska Szkola Pilkarstwa Mlodziezowego (LSPM) ZIELONA GORA

2002Edit

In the final tournament, in the summer of 2002, there were four teams - Amica Wronki, ŁKS Łódź, GKS Katowice and Górnik Łęczna. The champions, Amica, beat Gornik 6-2 and LKS 3-1 and tied 1-1 with GKS. Second was LKS, third GKS Katowice, fourth - Górnik Łęczna .

CHAMPION - AMICA WRONKI

2003Edit

Final tournament took place in mid-July 2003 in Łódź. There were four teams - Gwarek Zabrze, Wisła Płock, Amica Wronki and SMS Łódź . Gwarek's young players beat all opponents - Amica (2-1), Wisła Płock (4-3) and SMS (3-2). Second was Amica, third - SMS, fourth - Wisła Płock.

CHAMPION - GWAREK ZABRZE

2004Edit

Four teams qualified to the final tournament. These were: Jagiellonia Białystok, Gwarek Zabrze, Górnik Łęczna and Lechia Zielona Góra. Jagiellonia beat all opponents - Gwarek 3-1, Gornik 1-0 and Lechia 2-1. Second was Gwarek, third Gornik, fourth - Lechia Zielona Góra. CHAMPION - JAGIELLONIA BIALYSTOK

2005Edit

Final tournament took place in early July 2005 in Siemiatycze. To get there, the future champion won championships of the Łódź Voivodeship and then beat Zawisza Bydgoszcz 3-2 and 3-0. In the tournament there were 4 teams - SMS Łódź, Polonia Warszawa, Górnik Łęczna and Wisła Kraków. SMS beat Polonia 2-0 and Górnik Łęczna 4-2 and tied 1-1 with Wisla. Second was Polonia, third - Gornik, fourth - Wisła Kraków.

CHAMPION - UKS SMS LODZ

2006Edit

The junior team of Gwarek Zabrze, future champions of Poland, firstly won championships of the Silesian Voivodeship. Then, Gwarek's junior twice beat Odra Opole (4-2 and 4-0). Next step were games with Korona Kielce (8-1 and 0-2), and thus Gwarek qualified to the finals, which took place in early July 2006 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. There were four teams in the tournament - Gwarek, Stal Mielec, Tomasovia Tomaszów Lubelski and Piast Białystok. Gwarek beat Tomasovia 2-0 and Stal 4-1 and tied with Piast 1-1, becoming the champion. Second was Tomasovia, third - Stal and fourth - Piast.

CHAMPION - GWAREK ZABRZE

2007Edit

Final tournament in the summer of 2007 gathered four teams: Amica Wronki, Stal Mielec, SMS Łódź and Zagłębie Lubin. Amica's juniors beat Stal 3-1 and Zaglebie 4-0 and tied 1-1 with SMS. Second was Stal, third - SMS and fourth - Zaglebie.

CHAMPION - AMICA WRONKI

U-17Edit

There are Football Junior Championships of Poland Under-17 too.

  • 1992 - Górnik Zabrze
  • 1993 - Lechia Gdańsk
  • 1994 - ŁKS Łódź
  • 1995 - Lechia Gdańsk
  • 1996 - Górnik Zabrze
  • 1997 - Hutnik Kraków
  • 1998 - Amica Wronki
  • 1999 - ŁKS Łódź
  • 2001 - Drukarz Warszawa
  • 2002 - Gwarek Zabrze
  • 2003 - Amica Wronki
  • 2004 - Amica Wronki
  • 2005 - UKS SMS Łódź
  • 2006 - Cracovia
  • 2007 - Stal Mielec

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