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Krakow is one the city’s two best known sports clubs, the
other being its arch-rival Cracovia. Since 1997 Wisla has been
divided into two separate entities. The better known one
nowadays is Wisla Krakow S.A., a commercial football club based
in Krakow, Poland and incorporated as a public limited
company, controlled by Krakow's businessman Boguslaw Cupial.
By contrast, TS Wisla has remained a municipal sports club
interested in a wider range of disciplines from judo to
basketball to swimming. TS in the name of TS Wisla is short for
Towarzystwo Sportowe, Sports Association in English, whereas
S.A. in Wisla Krakow S.A. equals the English abbreviation PLC
and stands for words Spolka Akcyjna.
Wisla and Wisla Krakow S.A. coexist and share the sports ground
at 22 Reymonta street.
Krakow football club.
Krakow is now Poland’s most successful soccer team. The club
won the country’s 13 championships, namely in years 1927,
1928, 1949, 1950, 1978, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008,
2009, and 2011.
The Krakow football club also managed to secure twelve second
places and ten third places. Plus Krakow’s Wisla prevailed in
the Poland Cup on four occasions, in years 1926, 1967, 2002, and
2003, being a finalist ten times. And only three times in its
100-year-plus history Wisla Krakow was relegated from the
Wisla Krakow reached once the quarterfinal of the Champions
League in 1979 and it won the UEFA Intertoto Cup three times –
in 1970, 1971, and 1973.
holds the European football record of 73 home games in a row
without a defeat. Between September 16, 2001 and November 11,
2006 the Krakow soccer team never lost on its home turf to a
2010 Wisla football club spent six million zloties
on new players and earned 20 million zloties on its former
players' transfers to other clubs against the 2010 total budget
of 45 million zloties, the third biggest in Poland's top
history of Wisla Krakow.
was in the beginning. The origins of the Wisla club date back to
October 1906 when the first soccer tournament in Krakow took
place on the Blonia
common. Four ad hoc teams of the city’s
early football enthusiasts competed in the contest, and three of
them would eventually unite in a club called Wisla in 1907. It
was its first captain and goalkeeper Jozef Szkolnikowski who
came up with the club name.
soon as the first football league was started in Poland in the
early 1920s, Wisla Krakow joined the series. The club won its
first championship in 1927.
1997 the club’s soccer team was spun off as a public limited
company in order to attract investors with capital needed to
keep pace with changes in the Polish professional football.
name, symbols, and colors of the Wisla Krakow
Krakow, the original Polish spelling Wisła Kraków, pronounced
‘veeswa krakoof’’, has been named after Wisla river (also
known in English as Vistula) that flows through the center of
the city of Krakow. The club officially adopted its name in
club’s emblem is a five-pointed white star. Its coat of arms
features it on a red shield with diagonal blue stripe.
club colors of the Wisla Krakow are red, white, and blue.
Krakow football arena adjoins the city's vast Blonia common.
of the Wisla club.
Wisla Stadium, Stadion Wisly in Polish, is situated at 22
Reymonta street, ul. Reymonta 22, opposite the campus of the AGH
University of Science and Technology. Built in 1953, the sports
arena of Wisla Krakow can seat 33,300 after the expansion and a
thorough modernization completed in 2010. Fifty seats (in
section E) have been set aside and adapted for the disabled. A
bay for the press corps accommodates 322 and is situated in
section A. Also, facilities are provided for television and
radio crews of 120.
playing field of the Wisla Stadium is 105 meters long and 72
meters wide and has heated turf.
info for Wisla Krakow football club.
address: Wisla Krakow S.A., ul. Reymonta 22, 30-059 Krakow,
Poland. Phone (+48) 126307600; fax (+48) 126307691. Email
email@example.com Official web site
Wisla Krakow sports club
from football TS Wisla Krakow maintains nine sports sections,
i.e. women’s basketball, male basketball, women’s
volleyball, gymnastics, swimming,
boxing, shooting, judo, and bridge ones. The club’s
professional teams, notably its basketball squads, as well
individual sportsmen and sportswomen are among Poland’s best
Krakow’s leisure complex at 22 Reymonta street comprises the
football stadium, a sports hall, and an indoor swimming bath as
well as an open-air swimming pool, plus other sports facilities.
The Hala Wisly hall may accommodate 2,400 spectators (1,600
seating and 800 standing) and it’s also a popular venue for musical
concerts, ballet shows, congresses, etc.
info for TS Wisla Krakow sports club
address: Towarzystwo Sportowe Wisla Kraków, ul. Reymonta 22,
30-059 Krakow. Phone (+48) 126304500. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site www.tswisla.pl
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