Legia Warsaw

Legia Warsaw are one of the most successful Polish clubs in history, and certainly one of the most well-known. They have done extremely well domestically in the last few years, winning back to back titles in 2013 and 2014. They were involved in a thrilling title race last season which came down to the last game, with their fierce rivals Lech Poznan eventually winning the title condemning Legia to second place. It was Legia Warsaw who had enjoyed success earlier in the season though when they triumphed over Lech Poznan to secure the Polish Cup. The manager of Legia, Henning Berg, will also be familiar to a number of British football fans as he spent time at both Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.

A former Army team, Legia were formed in 1916, with the club winning their first championships in the 1950s. It was during the 70s which was known as the golden age for Polish football that Legia had their best ever performance in the European Cup which culminated in them losing in the quarter finals to Atletico Madrid. Despite not winning the title during the 80s, Legia Warsaw won the Polish cup four times which resulted in a number of European campaigns. In the 90s they once again matched their best ever performance in the European Cup when they lost in the quarter finals to Panathinaikos. Having won two out of the last three championships, Legia will be looking kick on and make their mark in Europe over the next few years, as well as continue to dominate the domestic scene.

Legia play their games in the Polish Army Stadium which underwent a huge reconstruction in 2008 and now holds 31,000 people. The Legia fans are regarded as some of the best fans in Poland as their ultras create a great atmosphere at both home and away games.

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Stuart Warren

Stuart is originally from Essex, England, but has been living and working in Krakow for SPT as a Senior Customer Advisor for the past two years. His passions include football, travel and running.

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