Piast Gliwice

Gliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice (pronounced [ɡlʲiˈvʲit͡sʲ.ci klup spɔrˈtɔ.vɨ pʲjasd ɡlʲiˈvʲi.t͡sɛ][A]) is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. In the 2018–19 season, Piast won its first Polish championship.

Piast Gliwice
GKS Piast Gliwice.svg
Full nameGliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice
Nickname(s)Piastunki (the Custodians, the Keepers)
Founded18 June 1945; 76 years ago (1945-06-18)
GroundStadion Miejski im. Piotra Wieczorka
Capacity9,913
ChairmanGrzegorz Bednarski
ManagerWaldemar Fornalik
LeagueEkstraklasa
2020–216th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Piast Gliwice first Ekstraklasa championship celebration in 2018

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in June 1945 by the Poles who had been forced to leave their homeland in present-day Western Ukraine. After the 1956 fusion of the three clubs, GKS Gliwice was formed. Piast continued to play their matches on ul. Robotniczej. In 1964, the 2 clubs merged. The new club name was 'GKS Piast Gliwice'. Piast's football team played as many as 32 seasons in the Polish Second Division, before finally being promoted to the Ekstraklasa in 2008. Having played two seasons in the top division, the club was relegated in 2010. Piast have twice (1978, 1983) managed to reach the final of the Cup of Poland, losing on both occasions. The club's name comes from the Piast dynasty, which ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state in the 10th century, until 1370. Piast is the first soccer team in Poland to gain promotion from the 7th tier to the Ekstraklasa (Polish top tier of football) and later to the European Cup.[1]

Naming historyEdit

  • (18.06.1945) – KS Piast Gliwice
  • (23.05.1946) – KSM Piast Gliwice
  • (September/November 1947) – ZKSM Piast Gliwice
  • (05.03.1949) – ZS Metal Piast Gliwice (merged with ZKSM Huta Łabędy, ZKS Walcownia Łabędy, RKS Jedność Rudziniec, *RKS PZS Gliwice and ZKS Silesia Gliwice)
  • (01.11.1949) – ZKS Stal Gliwice
  • (11.03.1951) – ZKS Stal GZUT Gliwice
  • (15.03.1955) – ZKS Piast Gliwice
  • (20.01.1957) – KS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.01.1961) – SKS Piast Gliwice
  • (15.03.1964) – GKS Piast Gliwice (merged with GKS Gliwice and KS Metal Gliwice)
  • (17.10.1983) – MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (12.09.1989) – CWKS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (1989) – [merged with ZTS Łabędy (Gliwice)]
  • (1990) – CWKS Bumar-Piast Gliwice
  • (04.04.1990) – KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (11.05.1990) – KS Bumar Łabędy (Gliwice)
  • (01.07.1990) – KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (1991) – KS Piast-Bumar Gliwice
  • (01.07.1992) – MC-W GKS Piast Gliwice
  • (01.08.1995) – KS Bojków Gliwice (merged with KS Bojków Gliwice)
  • (15.09.1995) – KS Piast Bojków Gliwice
  • (02.09.1996) – GKS Piast Gliwice

HonoursEdit

SeasonsEdit

European recordEdit

ResultsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Qarabağ FK 2–2 1–2 3–4 (a.e.t.)  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q   IFK Göteborg 0–3 0–0 0–3  
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q   BATE Borisov 1−2 1−1 2−3  
UEFA Europa League 2Q   Riga FC 3−2 1−2 4−4  
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Dinamo Minsk N/A 2−0 N/A  
2Q   Hartberg 3–2 N/A N/A  
3Q   Copenhagen N/A 0−3 N/A  
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

UEFA Team rankingEdit

As of 30 September 2021.[2]

Rank Team Points
301   Kauno Žalgiris 3.500
302   Široki Brijeg 3.500
303   Piast Gliwice 3.500
304   Gabala 3.500
305   Cork City 3.500

StadiumEdit

Piast plays their home games at the 10,000 capacity Stadion Miejski im. Piotra Wieczorka in Gliwice.

SupportersEdit

Piast have a friendship with fans of Belarusian club BATE Borisov since 2011. The friendship started when BATE fans on their way to a Champions League match in Copenhagen stopped for a Piast game against local rivals GKS Katowice. The Piast fans then went to Alkmaar to support BATE versus AZ. After another visit for a Champions League game against Sturm Graz, the friendship became official and both sets of fans regularly visit each other.[3]

Piast's major rivals are Górnik Zabrze, with whom they contest the local derby.[4][5] The stadiums are located just a few kilometres from each other and Górnik have a sizeable support within Gliwice. Other rivals are local teams Ruch Chorzów, GKS Katowice and the two Bytom clubs, Szombierki and Polonia.

Current squadEdit

As of 25 October 2021[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   POL Jakub Szmatuła
2 DF   POL Ariel Mosor
3 MF   POL Tomasz Jodłowiec
4 DF   POL Jakub Czerwiński
5 DF   SVK Tomáš Huk
6 MF   POL Michał Chrapek
7 MF   POR Tiago Alves
9 FW   ESP Alberto Toril
10 MF   HUN Kristopher Vida
13 DF   POL Maksym Gendera
14 DF   SVK Jakub Holúbek
15 FW   POL Mateusz Winciersz
16 FW   POL Dominik Steczyk
17 MF   POL Patryk Lipski
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   POL Patryk Sokołowski
19 MF   POL Michael Ameyaw
20 DF   POL Martin Konczkowski
22 DF   POL Tomasz Mokwa
23 DF   ESP Miguel Muñoz
24 MF   ENG Tom Hateley
25 MF   POL Michał Zachciał
26 GK   SVK František Plach
27 FW   POL Gabriel Kirejczyk
29 FW   SRB Nikola Stojiljković
33 GK   POL Karol Szymański
77 MF   POL Arkadiusz Pyrka
92 FW   POL Damian Kądzior
98 DF   GRE Alexandros Katranis

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   POL Paweł Rabin (at Sokol Ostroda until 30 June 2022)
GK   POL Patryk Królczyk (at GKS Katowice until 30 June 2022)
MF   POL Michał Rakowiecki (at Gwarek Tarnowskie Góry until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   POL Wojciech Kamiński (at Zagłębie Sosnowiec until 30 June 2022)
MF   POL Wiktor Preuss (at Pogoń Siedlce until 30 June 2022)

Former playersEdit

Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Hungary
Lithuania
Monaco
Poland
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
Slovakia
Spain
Ukraine
South America
Brazil
Ecuador

ManagersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Piast is pronounced [pʲjast]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kapitan Piasta awansował z nim od B-klasy do ekstraklasy" (in Polish). Sport.pl. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. ^ "Club coefficients | UEFA Coefficients". UEFA.com.
  3. ^ Kuczyński, Tomasz. "Sztama GieKSy z Banikiem, Ruchu z Atletico, Piasta z BATE. Czy to ma sens? [SŁYNNE SZTAMY]". dziennikzachodni.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze 3:2. Festiwal goli w śląskich derbach [ZDJĘCIA]". sport.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ SG, JU. "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze. Dziś derby przy Okrzei WYNIK NA ŻYWO GDZIE W TV, TRANSMISJA ONLINE". gazetawroclawska.pl. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Piast Gliwice current squad" (in Polish). Piast Gliwice. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Lech Poznań – Strona Oficjalna. Specjalista od awansów – Jacek Zieliński" (in Polish). Lechpoznan.pl. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  8. ^ "Waldemar Fornalik trenerem Piasta" (in Polish). 90minut. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°18′23.69″N 18°41′45.42″E / 50.3065806°N 18.6959500°E / 50.3065806; 18.6959500