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Klub Koszykówki Włocławek (in English: Basketball Club Włocławek), or known for sponsorship reasons as Anwil Włocławek, is a Polish professional basketball club, based in Włocławek, Poland.[1] The team plays in the Polish Basketball League (PLK). Their home arena is Hala Mistrzów.

Anwil Włocławek
Anwil Włocławek logo
NicknameRottweilers
LeaguesPLK
Champions League
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
HistoryProvide Włocławek
1990–1992
Nobiles Włocławek
1992–1999
Anwil Włocławek
1999–present
ArenaHala Mistrzów
Capacity4,200
LocationWłocławek, Poland
PresidentArkadiusz Lewandowski
Head coachIgor Miličić
Championships3 Polish League
3 Polish Cups
2 Polish Supercups
Retired numbers2 (10, 12)
WebsiteLink

The club has won the PLK championship three times - in 2003, 2018 and 2019. The club has also won three Polish Cup titles and two Polish Supercup titles.

HistoryEdit

In the 2017–18 season, Anwil finished first in the regular season with a 24–8 record. In the following playoffs, Anwil beat Turów Zgorzelec in the quarterfinals and defending champions Zielona Góra in the semifinals. On 4 June 2018, Włocławek won its second PLK title after defeating Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 65–73 in Game 6 of the finals.[2] Anwil's Kamil Łączyński, who averaged 10.8 points and 4.8 assists in the series, was named PLK Finals MVP.[3]

In the 2018–19 season, Anwil made its debut in the Basketball Champions League. In Group A, Anwil had a 4–10 record and did not advance past the regular season. In the playoffs, it eliminated first-seeded Arka Gdynia in the semifinals, 3–2. In the finals, the team beat Polski Cukier Toruń in seven games to repeat as Polish champions. The deciding Game 7 was won 77–89 despite the game being in Toruń.[4]

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The logo of the club features a rottweiler dog. The logo features a star in its logo for every PLK championship won.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Polish Basketball League

  • Winners (3): 2003, 2018, 2019
  • Runners-up (8): 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010
  • 3rd place (2): 1995, 2009
  • Semifinals (6): 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2016

Polish Basketball Cup

  • Winners (3): 1995, 1996, 2007
  • Runners-up (3): 2004, 2011, 2017

Polish Basketball Supercup

  • Winners (2): 2007, 2017
  • Runners-up (1): 2018

European competitionsEdit

Saporta Cup:

  • Semifinals (1): 2002
  • Quarterfinals (1): 2001

Korać Cup:

  • Quarterfinals (1): 2000

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos Polish Cup Polish Supercup European competitions
1990–91
3
III Liga
1st
not held not held did not participate
1991–92
2
II Liga
2nd
did not qualify not held did not participate
1992–93
1
I Liga
2nd
not held not held did not participate
1993–94
1
I Liga
2nd
not held not held 2 FIBA European Cup
3R
3–1
1994–95
1
I Liga
3rd
Champion
not held 2 FIBA European Cup
QGS
7–9
1995–96
1
I Liga
4th
Champion
not held 2 FIBA European Cup
QGS
5–9
1996–97
1
I Liga
5th
Semifinal
not held 2 FIBA EuroCup
R16
8–6
1997–98
1
PLK
7th
did not qualify not held 3 FIBA Korać Cup
R2
0–6
1998–99
1
PLK
2nd
Semifinal
not held did not participate
1999–00
1
PLK
2nd
did not qualify 3 FIBA Korać Cup
QF
8–4
2000–01
1
PLK
2nd
did not qualify 2 FIBA Saporta Cup
QF
11–3
2001–02
1
PLK
4th
not held did not qualify 2 FIBA Saporta Cup
SF
7–9
2002–03
1
PLK
1st
not held not held 3 FIBA Europe Champions Cup
GS2
10–4
2003–04
1
PLK
4th
Runner-up
not held 3 FIBA Europe League
R16
9–5
2004–05
1
PLK
2nd
not held 3 FIBA Europe League
QR
5–7
2005–06
1
PLK
2nd
Semifinal
not held 2 ULEB Cup
RS
3–7
2006–07
1
PLK
4th
Champion
not held 2 ULEB Cup
RS
3–7
2007–08
1
PLK
5th
Semifinal
Champion
2 ULEB Cup
RS
4–6
2008–09
1
PLK
3rd
Semifinal
not held did not participate
2009–10
1
PLK
2nd
Semifinal
not held did not participate
2010–11
1
PLK
6th
Runner-up
did not qualify 2 Eurocup Basketball
RS
1–5
2011–12
1
PLK
5th
Quarterfinal
did not qualify did not participate
2012–13
1
PLK
4th
Quarterfinal
did not qualify did not participate
2013–14
1
PLK
5th
Semifinal
did not qualify did not participate
2014–15
1
PLK
12th
did not qualify did not qualify did not participate
2015–16
1
PLK
4th
Semifinal
did not qualify did not participate
2016–17
1
PLK
5th
Runner-up
did not qualify did not participate
2017–18
1
PLK
1st
Semifinal
Champion
did not participate
2018–19
1
PLK
1st
Quarterfinal
Runner-up
3 Basketball Champions League
RS
4–10

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Anwil Włocławek roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 0   Dowe, Chris 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 1     Ledo, Ricky 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
G/F 3   Simon, Chase 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 4   Piątek, Adam 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 5   Wroten, Tony 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PF/C 7   Sulima, Krzysztof 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PG 8   Wadowski, Igor 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
G/F 9   Karolak, Jakub 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 21   Sokołowski, Michał 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PF 23   Freimanis, Rolands 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
C 31   Milovanović, Milan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
PF/C 33   Szewczyk, Szymon (C) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
PF 35   Bednarek, Oliwier 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
  •  /  Igor Miličić
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Marcin Woźniak
  •   Grzegorz Kożan

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 20 August 2019

Retired numbersEdit

KK Włocławek retired numbers
No. Nat. Player Position Tenure
10   Andrzej Pluta G 2002–03, 2006–2011
12  /  Igor Griszczuk G 1991–2001

Notable playersEdit

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Individual awardsEdit

Award Titles Players
PLK Most Valuable Player
2
Igor Griszczuk (1993)
Ivan Almeida (2018)
PLK Finals MVP
3
Damir Krupalija (2003)
Kamil Łączyński (2018)
Ivan Almeida (2019)
PLK Best Polish Player
1
Krzysztof Szubarga (2010)
PLK Most Improved Player
1
Michał Sokołowski (2013)

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Introducing the ultimate BiE rankings: The Top 100 basketball teams in Europe, BallinEurope.com, accessed 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Anwil Włocławek mistrzem Polski koszykarzy 2017/2018" (in Polish). Eurosport.interia.pl. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ "KAMIL ŁĄCZYŃSKI MVP FINAŁÓW EBL". 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Anwil Włocławek mistrzem Energa Basket Ligi!". Polska Liga Koszykówki. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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