The Polish Football Association (Polish: Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej; PZPN) is the governing body of association football in Poland. It organizes the Polish football leagues (without the Ekstraklasa), the Polish Cup and the Polish national football team. It is based in the Polish capital of Warsaw.
|Polish Football Association|
|Founded||20 December 1919|
|FIFA affiliation||20 April 1923|
|UEFA affiliation||2 March 1955|
The fully independent federation was established 20 December 1919 engulfing the autonomous Polish Football Union (PFU) that was part of the disintegrated Austrian Football Union. The PFU was established on 25 June 1911 in Lwów. Between 1911 and 1919 the national team of Poland played three games at the Czarni Lwów's stadium. The team was composed mainly of players from the city of Lwów.
In September 2008, the leadership of the PZPN was suspended by the Polish Olympic Committee for "[violating] its statutes in a continuous and flagrant fashion." A year earlier, the Polish sports ministry also made an attempt to address corruption within the PZPN, but was threatened with suspension by FIFA, which forbids any form of government intervention. On 30 October 2008, Grzegorz Lato became the president of the PZPN. On 26 October 2012, Zbigniew Boniek was elected president after winning 61 votes from 118 delegates. The football association will turn 100 years for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup during its centennial year.
|1.||Edward Cetnarowski||20 December 1919 – 15 January 1928|
|2.||Władysław Bończa-Uzdowski||15 January 1928 – 20 February 1937|
|3.||Kazimierz Glabisz||20 February 1937 – 1 September 1939|
|4.||Tadeusz Kuchar||29 June 1945 – 16 February 1946|
|5.||Władysław Bończa-Uzdowski||16 February 1946 – 1949|
|6.||Andrzej Przeworski||1949 – 1951|
|7.||Jerzy Bordziłowski||1951 – 1953|
|8.||Jan Rotkiewicz||1953 – 1954|
|9.||Roman Gajzler||1954 – 1954|
|10.||Władysław Rajkowski||1954 – 1956|
|11.||Stefan Glinka||1956 – 1961|
|12.||Wit Hanke||1961 – 1966|
|13.||Wiesław Ociepka||1966 – 1972|
|14.||Stanisław Nowosielski||1972 – 1973|
|15.||Jan Maj||1973 – 1976|
|16.||Edward Sznajder||1976 – 1978|
|17.||Marian Ryba||1978 – 1981|
|18.||Włodzimierz Reczek||1981 – 1985|
|19.||Edward Brzostowski||1985 – 1986|
|20.||Zbigniew Jabłoński||1986 – 1989|
|21.||Jerzy Domański||1989 – 25 March 1991|
|22.||Kazimierz Górski||25 March 1991 – 3 July 1995|
|23.||Marian Dziurowicz||3 July 1995 – 28 June 1999|
|-||Wiesław Pakoca||25 May 1998 – 7 August 1998||curator|
|24.||Michał Listkiewicz||28 June 1999 – 30 October 2008|
|-||Andrzej Rusko||19 January 2007 – 1 February 2007||curator|
|-||Marcin Wojcieszak||1 February 2007 – 5 March 2007||curator|
|-||Robert Zawłocki||29 September 2008 – 10 October 2008||curator|
|25.||Grzegorz Lato||30 October 2008 – 26 October 2012|
|26.||Zbigniew Boniek||26 October 2012 – present|
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The Poland national under-17 football team represents Poland in international football at this age level and is controlled by Polish Football Association.
This team is for Polish players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship campaign.Poland national under-18 football team
The Poland national under-18 football team represents Poland in international football at this age level and is controlled by Polish Football Association.
This team is for Polish players aged 18 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-18 Football Championship campaign.Poland national under-19 football team
The Poland national under-19 football team represents Poland in international football at this age level and is controlled by Polish Football Association.
This team is for Polish players aged 19 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-19 Football Championship campaign.Poland national under-20 football team
The Poland national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Football Association.
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