Polish Football Association

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
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Polish Football Association logo
Founded20 December 1919[1]
HeadquartersWarsaw
FIFA affiliation20 April 1923
UEFA affiliation2 March 1955
PresidentZbigniew Boniek
Websitepzpn.pl

History

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[2] 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."[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] The football association will turn 100 years for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup during its centennial year.

Presidents

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N. President Years Notes
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

References

  1. ^ "History". Polish Football Association. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ Korzachenko, Yuri (12 January 2010). Колиска українського футболу [Cradle of Ukrainian football] (in Ukrainian). Football Federation of Ukraine.
  3. ^ "Administrator taking over scandal-hit Polish federation". AFP. 29 September 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011.
  4. ^ Slowikowska, Karolina (30 September 2008). "Polish FA suspended over corruption issues". Reuters.
  5. ^ "Boniek becomes new head of Polish FA". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. 26 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Presidents of PZPN". PZPN. Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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