Odra Wodzisław Śląski

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Odra Wodzisław Śląski Spółka z o.o. (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɔdra vɔˈd͡ʑiswaf]), is a Polish football club based in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland.

Odra Wodzisław Śląski
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Full nameOdra Wodzisław Śląski Spółka z o.o.[1]
Founded1922
GroundStadion MOSiR
Capacity7,400
PresidentTomasz Stolarski
ManagerRyszard Wieczorek
LeagueIII liga, group III
2021–2211th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1922 as Odra Wodzisław, then changed its name several times. After the Second World War and until 1963 the club was linked closely to the Polish State Railways (PKP), so the club bore the nickname Kolejarz, which means The Railwaymen. From 1963 until 1974, the club took the name Górnik (miner), as the club is based in Upper Silesia, known for its coal-mining industry. Then, the club reverted to its traditional name, Odra, after the Oder River).[2]

After several decades in the second and third tiers of the league system, Odra were promoted to the Polish Ekstraklasa for the first time in 1996. The team continued to develop over the following years, achieving 3rd place in their first season at this level before settling into mid-table placings over the following decade. From 2007, however, league positions worsened until the club was finally relegated to the I liga in 2010. In spite of this, Odra did manage to reach the final of the Ekstraklasa Cup in 2009, losing to regional rivals Śląsk Wrocław. During the 2010–11 season, Odra underwent severe financial difficulties, often struggling to raise enough money to travel to away fixtures. This affected on-field performance and a second successive relegation followed. The summer of 2011 saw the Odra board declare themselves bankrupt and dissolve the club, with fans reforming as Klub Piłkarski Odra 1922 Wodzisław.[3] This new club joined the lowest rung of the Polish league ladder for the 2011–12 season. 1. July 2012 Odra acquisition a licence for III Polish league.

StadiumEdit

 
Stadion MOSiR (Wodzisław Śląski)

Odra using multi-purpose stadium Miejskiego Ośrodka Sportu i Rekreacji (MOSiR). The stadium has a capacity of 7,400 people.

Biggest AchievementsEdit

Odra in European CupsEdit

 
Match Odra vs Dyskobolia May 2008 in Wodzisław Śląski.
Season Competition Round Club Score
1997 Intertoto Cup GR   Rapid București 2–4
  Olympique Lyonnais 2–5
  MŠK Žilina 0–0
  FK Austria Wien 5–1
1997/98 UEFA Cup 1Q   FK Pobeda 3-0, 1-2
2Q   Rotor Volgograd 0-2, 3-4
2003 Intertoto Cup 1R   Shamrock Rovers 1-2, 0-1
2004 Intertoto Cup 1R   Dinamo Minsk 1-0, 0-2

Notable coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Informacje" (in Polish). Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Pilkarskie fakty". Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. ^ http://www.ssow.pl/dzia-sportowy[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Ekstraklasa (1st division)" (TXT). mogiel.net. Pawel Mogielnicki. Archived from the original on August 14, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Poland - Full Cup History". www.rsssf.com.

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