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Stal Mielec (Polish pronunciation: [ˈstal ˈmjɛlɛt͡s]) is a Polish football club based in Mielec, Poland. The club was established on April 10, 1939. Historically, the club has enjoyed great successes within Poland's Ekstraklasa Premier League, winning the title twice (in 1973 and 1976) but has undergone significant management changes and financial difficulties within the past two decades that have forced the club from participation in the Premier League. After winning the Polish third-tier league title in 2016, Stal Mielec was promoted to I Liga, the second-tier league. The club also has a men's handball team that plays in the Superliga.

Stal Mielec
Stal Mielec, Polish football club
Full nameFKS Stal Mielec
Nickname(s)Biało-niebiescy (White-blues)
FoundedApril 10, 1939
GroundStadion Stali Mielec
Solskiego 1 Street,
Mielec, Poland Poland
Capacity7,000[1]
ChairmanPoland Jacek Orłowski
ManagerPoland Artur Skowronek
LeagueI liga
2018-193rd
WebsiteClub website

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AchievementsEdit

Participation in European cupsEdit

Lower League ChampionshipsEdit

  • B Class: 1949
  • A Class: 1950, 1954
  • II Liga: 1955, 1968–69, 2015–16
  • I Liga: 1960, 1969-70 (as 2nd), 1984–85, 1987–88
  • V Liga: 1998-99
  • IV Liga: 2007-08 (as 4th)
  • III Liga: 2012-13

StadiumEdit

The construction of the club's current stadium, Stadion Stali Mielec at Solskiego 1, was concluded in 1953. The stadium went under a major renovation. It maintains a seating capacity for 7,000 spectators. Before the renovation, it maintained seating capacity for 30,000 spectators, and has hosted numerous European Champions Cup, UEFA Cup, and Polish national team matches, including FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifiers.

Individual Player AwardsEdit

Ekstraklasa Premier League Top Goalscorer

  • 1973 - Grzegorz Lato - 13 goals
  • 1975 - Grzegorz Lato - 19 goals
  • 1995 - Bogusław Cygan - 16 goals

Award given by Piłka Nożna:

  • Player of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
    • 1975 - Zbigniew Hnatio
    • 1978 - Włodzimierz Ciołek

Award given by Przegląd Sportowy

  • Polish Athlete of the Year
    • 1974 - 4th place - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1977 - 5th place - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Sport

  • Player of the Year
    • 1974 - Grzegorz Lato
    • 1976 - Henryk Kasperczak
    • 1977 - Grzegorz Lato

Award given by Tempo

  • Goalkeeper of the Year
    • 1979 - Zygmunt Kukla

Current squadEdit

Notable playersEdit

ManagersEdit

Naming HistoryEdit

  • 1939 - KS PZL Mielec
  • 1946 - RKS PZL Zryw Mielec
  • 1949 - ZKS Stal Mielec
  • 1957 - FKS Stal Mielec
  • 1977 - FKS PZL Stal Mielec
  • 1995 - MKP Mielec
  • 1998 - MKP Lobo Stal Mielec
  • 1997 - MKP Stal Mielec
  • 2002 - KS Stal Mielec
  • 2003 - KS FKS Stal Mielec

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stadion Stali Mielec at stalmielec.com
  2. ^ "Stal Mielec squad". Stal Mielec. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34
  4. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34&page=2
  5. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34&page=3
  6. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34&page=4
  7. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34&page=5
  8. ^ http://stalmielec.com/?page_id=34&page=7

External linksEdit