Slask Wroclaw are currently one of the biggest sides in Poland and have been competing at the top of the Ekstraklasa for the past few years. The club has won two Polish titles in their history, once in 1976-77 and then recently in 2011-12. They have also qualified for Europe a number of times in the past decade; however they have unfortunately been unable to make it past the qualifying stage. The 2014-15 season was a good one for Slask as an impressive three wins from three in their final games saw them grab fourth place and the last Europa League spot. The club also currently has the only English player in the Ekstraklasa; midfielder Tom Hateley who signed for the club from Tranmere Rovers.
Slask Wroclaw were formed in 1947 and has competed under many names since then, first playing as Slask Wroclaw ten years after their formation. It was in 1976 that the club first tasted success when they won the Polish cup before their first Polish championship followed the year after. They also had their best ever performance in Europe in 1977 when they reached the quarter finals of the cup winner’s cup, losing 2-0 on aggregate to Italian side Napoli. In 2003 the club was relegated to the third league which started a rebuilding process which culminated in a return to the top flight in 2007. Since then the club has enjoyed a lot of success; clinching the Polish title in 2011-12 when they won their last three games to overtake Legia Warsaw, as well as earning various European qualifications. The club’s main rivals are Zaglebie Lubin, Lech Poznan and Cracovia.
Slask play their games at one of the biggest stadiums in Poland; The Miejski Stadium Wroclaw, which has a capacity of 42,000. It was built for the 2012 European Championships for which it was one of the venues hosting three games; most notable Poland’s game against Czech Republic.
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