KS Cracovia (offiziell Klub Sportowy Cracovia) [kraˈkɔvʲa], meist kurz nur Cracovia, im deutschen Sprachraum gelegentlich fälschlich Cracovia Krakau. KS Cracovia (offiziell Klub Sportowy Cracovia) [kraˈkɔvʲa], meist kurz nur Cracovia, im deutschen Sprachraum gelegentlich fälschlich Cracovia Krakau. Mai KS Cracovia (offiziell Klub Sportowy Cracovia) [kraˈkɔvʲa] ist ein polnischer kehrte Cracovia in Polens erste Fußballliga zurück.
Kaluza did not survive the war, as he died in Numerous spectators started by singing Polish National Anthem. In the years and , Cracovia played numerous friendly internationals, as well as qualifiers for the Polish Championship.
The team finished second in their group, thus not getting promoted to central playoffs. After a fierce competition, both sides were level at first place.
Under the circumstances, a third, decisive game was necessary. There, Cracovia proved its quality, winning 3—1, with the game taking place in December This was their fifth, and most recent, championship.
The following years were marked by Cracovia's slow decline. The last success — vice-championship of Poland — was then followed by the team's worsening position, which culminated in , when Cracovia was demoted to the second division.
An ill-considered policy of Cracovia's decision-makers should be blamed for the failures. Between and , ten of Cracovia's players were members of the Poland national team.
These years were full of ups and downs for Cracovia. Most of the time the team played in the Second Division, winning promotion on several occasions, only to be demoted after a year or two promotions took place in , and In , the junior team won the Championships of Poland.
Some of Cracovia's players got the chance to represent Poland Andrzej Rewilak , Krzysztof Hausner , but glory years were over.
Sometimes, the side achieved some good scores in friendly games 1—1 against Partizan in or 3—2 against Dinamo Minsk in In , a sad incident occurred.
The years described were by far the worst period in the history of Cracovia's football department. In the team again was promoted to the First League, and demoted after one year.
Then, demotions came one after the other — to the Second, Third and finally — to the Fourth, regional league. It was a shock, as never before had Cracovia been so low.
The team quickly scrambled itself out of the regional league, however, anchoring in the Third Division. This level was not satisfying for the five-time champions of Poland, so Cracovia tried hard to get higher, but it was not easy.
In , 20, fans watched a lost game against Lublinianka. The match ended in a tie and thus Resovia got promoted. Then, on 30 May , all Cracovia's fans were overcome with joy.
After 13 long years, their side returned to the First Division. However, the happiness did not last long — only two years.
After this interval, Cracovia was demoted firstly to the Second, then to the Third Division. The second half of the s was marked by a total decline.
Cracovia was in the Third Division; its team never qualified higher. Because there were no sponsors, all the good players were en masse leaving the organisation to different, richer clubs.
Celebrations of Cracovia's 80th anniversary were sad and prospects for the future were dim. The years — were stagnant, with Cracovia having been unable to get itself out of the 3rd Division, group VIII.
The team was most of the time in the upper part of the table, but never won the league. In June , after beating Radomiak Radom in the playoffs, Cracovia finally won promotion, only to be demoted back to the 3rd Division after one year.
Another promotion took place in the summer of This time, Cracovia survived three seasons in the 2nd Division, but in June it was again relegated back to the 3rd League.
In mid, due to the efforts of numerous, faithful supporters, Cracovia attracted a rich sponsor, Comarch , owned by professor Janusz Filipiak.
This meant that finally there was money for development. Under new head coach Wojciech Stawowy , promotion came fast — in the fall of , Cracovia returned to the Second Division.
After promotion, Cracovia spent only one year in the Second Division. The newly promoted side had a successful —05 season, being in contention for a UEFA Cup place until finally finishing in fifth place.
A ninth-place finish followed in — The —07 season was the best since the early s. However, Cracovia were quickly defeated in the first round by Belarusian side Shakhtyor Soligorsk , 5—1 on aggregate.
At the end of —09 Ekstraklasa season, Cracovia was 15th out of 16 clubs in the league table, which normally would result in its relegation to the First Division.
Het stadion is gelegen in de wijk Zwierzyniec. De club werd opgericht in Krakau lag in Oostenrijk-Hongarije en de Oostenrijkse en Hongaarse competities waren niet toegankelijk voor clubs uit de kroonlanden.
De club is de oudste nog bestaande club uit Polen. Na de Poolse onafhankelijkheid werd Cracovia in de allereerste Poolse landskampioen.
Een echte competitie zoals heden werd pas enkele jaren later ingevoerd. Cracovia was van tot met af en toen enkele onderbrekingen een vaste waarde in deze competitie.
Hierna zakte de club voor lange tijd weg. Buiten van tot duurde het tot vooraleer de club terug een vaste waarde werd in de hoogste divisie.
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