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Piast Gliwice
Piast Gliwice
GKS Piast Gliwice.svg
Full nameGliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice
Nickname(s)Piastunki (the Custodians, the Keepers)
Founded18 June 1945; 75 years ago (1945-06-18)
GroundStadion Miejski
ChairmanPawe? ?elem
ManagerWaldemar Fornalik
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Piast Gliwice first Ekstraklasa championship celebration in 2018

Gliwicki Klub Sportowy Piast Gliwice (['p?ast ?l?i'v?it?s?], "Gliwice Piast Sport Club") is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. In the 2018-19 season, Piast won its first Polish championship.


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 history

  • (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 ?ab?dy, ZKS Walcownia ?ab?dy, RKS Jedno 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 ?ab?dy (Gliwice)]
  • (1990) - CWKS Bumar-Piast Gliwice
  • (04.04.1990) - KS Bumar Gliwice
  • (11.05.1990) - KS Bumar ?ab?dy (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



European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013-14 UEFA Europa League 2Q Azerbaijan Qaraba? FK 2-2 1-2 3-4 (a.e.t.) Symbol delete vote.svg
2016-17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Sweden IFK Göteborg 0-3 0-0 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019-20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Belarus BATE Borisov 1-2 1-1 2-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2Q Latvia Riga FC 3-2 1-2 4-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020-21 UEFA Europa League 1Q Belarus Dinamo Minsk N/A 2-0 N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Austria Hartberg 3-2 N/A N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Denmark Copenhagen N/A 0-3 N/A Symbol delete vote.svg
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round


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


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.[2]

Piast's major rivals are Górnik Zabrze, with whom they contest the local derby.[3][4] 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 squad

As of 10 October 2020[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Poland POL Sebastian Milewski
20 DF Poland POL Martin Konczkowski
21 MF Spain ESP Gerard Badía (captain)
22 DF Poland POL Tomasz Mokwa
23 MF Poland POL Javier Hyjek
26 GK Slovakia SVK Franti?ek Plach
28 DF Poland POL Bartosz Rymaniak
29 MF Poland POL Remigiusz Borkala
33 GK Poland POL Karol Szyma?ski
34 DF Poland POL Piotr Malarczyk
67 MF Poland POL Micha? Rakowiecki
70 FW Poland POL Jakub ?wierczok (on loan from Ludogorets Razgrad)
77 FW Poland POL Arkadiusz Pyrka
99 FW Poland POL Karol Stanek

Out on loan

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 Poland POL Micha? Bodys (at Foto-Higiena Ga? until 30 June 2021)
GK Poland POL Pawe? Rabin (at Stal Kra?nik until 30 June 2021)
MF Poland POL Wojciech Kami?ski (at Sandecja Nowy Sacz until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Poland POL Wiktor Preuss (at Pogo? Siedlce until 30 June 2021)
FW Poland POL Denis Gojko (at Wigry Suwa?ki until 30 June 2021)
FW Poland POL ?ukasz Krakowczyk (at KS ROW 1964 Rybnik until 30 June 2021)

Former players

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
South America


See also


  1. ^ "Kapitan Piasta awansowa? z nim od B-klasy do ekstraklasy" (in Polish). Sport.pl. 2008-05-27. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Kuczy?ski, Tomasz. "Sztama GieKSy z Banikiem, Ruchu z Atletico, Piasta z BATE. Czy to ma sens? [S?YNNE SZTAMY]". dziennikzachodni.pl. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze 3:2. Festiwal goli w ?l?skich derbach [ZDJ?CIA]". sport.pl. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ SG, JU. "Piast Gliwice - Górnik Zabrze. Dzi? derby przy Okrzei WYNIK NA ?YWO GDZIE W TV, TRANSMISJA ONLINE". gazetawroclawska.pl. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Piast Gliwice current squad" (in Polish). Piast Gliwice. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Lech Pozna? - Strona Oficjalna. Specjalista od awansów - Jacek Zieli?ski" (in Polish). Lechpoznan.pl. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Waldemar Fornalik trenerem Piasta" (in Polish). 90minut. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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

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