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The Poland national football team ( ) is the national football team of Polandmarker, under the auspices of the Polish Football Association (PZPN).

Poland's football history is littered with boom and bust periods, with legendary teams such as the one of the mid-seventies that held England to a draw at Wembleymarker to qualify for the World Cup in 1974, going on to finish third that year. Poland would accomplish the same result in 1982 where they also finished in third place beating France 3-2. Poland's largest win was over Norway with a score of 9-0 until the ten goals scored against San Marino on April 1, 2009.

Poland also won the gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munichmarker, and the silver medal in 1976 in Montrealmarker and in the 1992 in Barcelonamarker. They first qualified for the European Football Championships in 2008, although they will compete as joint hosts in 2012 European Football Championship.

History

1919-1939 Early Years

The Polish Football Federation (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej) was established on the 20th of December 1919, in Warsawmarker, Poland. Poland would play their first official international match on December 18, 1921 in Budapestmarker were they lost to Hungary 1-0. Their first international win would come on May 28 in 1922 where they took on Sweden in Stockholmmarker and beat them 2-1. Poland qualified for their first ever World cup in 1937 when they beat Yugoslavia 4-0, and 1-0 in the two qualifying matches and ensured their place in the 1938 World Cup in France.

During their debut in the World Cup Poland would face off against Brazil which would become one of the most memorable matches in the history of the World Cup. Even though Brazil was not regarded as the world’s top team in the 1930s, it was still believed to be a very good, hard-to-beat side. Under these circumstances, Polish team, which had never before participated on such level, was supposed to lose the game against the South Americans. Thus, the defeat was not a sensation. However, all fans were surprised at the style with which the Poles played its lone game of the tournament. The white and reds got to the extra time, only then losing 5-6. Ernest Wilimowski, who played his club football for Ruch Chorzów at the time, scored four of five goals for Poland, which to date is one of the most impressive individual performances in the history of the World Cup.

Poland played what would be their last international match before the outbreak of World War II against the 1938 World Cup Runners-up Hungary. The match stands out as an achievement as Poland defeated the strong favored Hungarian side 4-2.

1946-1972

On June 11 1946 following the aftermath of World War II, Poland played their first international friendly match against Norway in Oslomarker. The game ended with a defeat as Norway won by the score of 3-1. The biggest success in the early years after the war was the victory against one of Europe’s best at the time the Czechoslovakian team. Poland defeated their southern neighbors 3-1.

Poland would suffer the worst defeat in the team's history on April 26, 1948 with a 0-8 loss to the Danish side. Poland would later erase that memory as they posted their second highest ever victory in Szczecinmarker when they took down Norway 9-0 on September 4, 1963. The game marked the debut for Włodzimierz Lubański. He scored one of the goals in the game, which would eventually be one of many. Lubański became the all-time top scorer for Poland while playing from 1963 to 1980 scoring 48 goals in 75 appearances. This victory was surpassed on April 1, 2009 in Kielcemarker when Poland defeated San Marino 10-0.

On December 1, 1970 Poland’s football history would change forever all due to one man. Kazimierz Górski was elected as the head coach of the team. His success with the team was evident from the start with a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Górski would later lead the team to another medal at the 1976 Olympics were they captured silver. However, nothing matched the two bronze medals at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups.

1974 World Cup 3rd Place

Poland being mostly unknown on the international football scene before 1974 shook up the football world during the World Cup in Germany. With their lighting speed and incredible team chemistry they were almost unstoppable. In qualifying they surprised everyone by eliminating England, quarter-finalists in 1970 and Champions in 1966.

In their opening match of Germany 74 Poland met Argentina, a team that was appearing in their 6th World Cup. Within eight minutes Poland were up 2-0, Grzegorz Lato opened the scoring in the 7th minute and just a minute later Andrzej Szarmach doubled the lead. In the 60th minute Argentina cut the lead in half when Ramon Heredia scored. But two minutes later Lato got his second, which turned out to be the winning goal as Carlos Babington gave Argentina their second in the 66th. The match finished 3-2 for Poland.

Poland easily beat the Caribbean nation of Haiti 7-0 in their second game. The goals included a hat-trick from Szarmach and two from Lato. In their final match of the first stage Poland met Italy, who were 2nd at the previous World Cup in 1970. Poland were already through to the Second Round but needed at least a tie to win the group. At half-time Poland was leading 2-0 on goals from Andrzej Szarmach and Kazimierz Deyna. It was not until the 86th minute that Italy managed a consolation goal through Fabio Capello. This gave Poland their third consecutive win, which led them to win the group.
Poland celebrating victory over Brazil 1974
In the second round Poland first won 1-0 against a Swedish side, which had not let in any goals in their first three matches. Lato scored the only goal of the game. Next was Yugoslavia who had drawn with Brazil and Scotland and won 9-0 against Zaire in the first round. Poland was awarded a penalty in the 24th minute and took the lead when Deyna converted. Stanislav Karasi tied it up for Yugoslavia in the 43rd. Lato won it for Poland again when he scored in the 62nd making the final score 2-1 in Poland’s favor.

On July 3, 1974 came the game that could have sent Poland into the World Cup Final. They played against the eventual champions West Germany. It had rained all day long, the field was entirely flooded. Poland wanted the game postponed but Germany would not agree. The game went ahead. Poland needed a win to be in the final, a tie was enough for the Germans. But in the miserably wet conditions Poland's speed was of no use since the ball would not roll like it does on a dry field. Gerd Muller scored the winning goal in the 76th minute for Germany, the ball trickled into the Polish net. The whole country was crushed.

Poland would end the amazing run with a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the third place game. Lato scored the winning goal his 7th of the tournament crowning him the top scorer of the World Cup.

1978 World Cup

In qualifying Poland denied Portugal their second World Cup appearance when in 1966 they had captured 3rd place. Poland opened the World Cup against their rivals from four years prior and the current Champions, West Germany. This time the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

Grzegorz Lato continued his scoring ways with the only goal in the 1-0 win over African side Tunisia in the second game. In the final first round match Poland met North American nation Mexico. Zbigniew Boniek playing in his first World Cup opened the scoring in the 43rd minute. The Mexicans drew level through Victor Rangel in the 52nd minute, but four minutes later Kazimierz Deyna put Poland ahead once again. Then Boniek scored his second in the 84th to secure the 3-1 win.

In the second round Poland met three South American teams. In 1974 Poland had played and won against both Argentina and Brazil, both teams would get their revenge this time around. First Argentina beat the Poles 2-0 with two goals from tournament top scorer Mario Kempes. Poland then defeated Peru 1-0 with a goal from Andrzej Szarmach. In what was Poland's last match of this World Cup Brazil opened the scoring in the 12th minute on a goal from Nelinho. Even though Lato equalized one minute before half-time it was not to be for Poland. Two goals from Roberto in the 57th and 62nd minute wrapped up the 3-1 win for Brazil.

1982 World Cup 3rd Place

The presence of Górski’s Eagles was slowly dissolving by 1982, and only Lato, Szarmach, Kusto and Żmuda remained from the ’74 squad. However, the white and reds were an exciting mix of veterans and upstart youngsters. This was soon to be Zibi’s team and the Cup time to shine. Poland was in fact a pre-tourney favorite to go far.World Cup España also featured a new format for the tournament, with both an expansion to the overall pool to twenty-four and of the second group round to twelve.

Poland won a spot in Group A, placing them with Italy, Cameroon and Peru. As often appears to be the case historically, Poland started slowly. On day two of the tournament, Poland opened with a respectable 0-0 draw against the Italians. Nevertheless, the defense played a great game holding Paolo Rossi scoreless, the only time the eventual champion Italians were to be shut out during the entire tournament. The Italy game was followed by an inexplicable 0-0 draw with Cameroon.

Everyone either awaited a Poland goal explosion or was ready to write the squad off as too dependent on their aging stars. The former came. A torrent of goals rained on Peru to close out Polish group play with a 5-1 onslaught. Five different Poles scored including Smolarek, Zibi and Lato, in what would be his final World Cup goal. Lato also had one assist and Zibi added two. Due to Italy’s first round results, which consisted of three draws, Poland won the group.

Then came one for the ages. In one of the most impressive one-man shows in Cup history, Zibi netted a hat trick against Belgium in the first game of Group 1 play, accounting for all three goals in the 3-0 victory. Zibi would be key in the following match as well against the Soviet Union, but not in positive fashion. In the midst of the tense scoreless draw, Zibi was yellow carded for the second time and thus had to sit and watch the following match.The Poles would eventually be stopped in the semi-finals. The opponent was once again Italy, winners of Group 3 and eliminators of Brazil. This would be no rematch of the first meeting, though, as the adaptable Italians were not to be stymied. Rossi ran the shagged-out Poland ragged, scoring in the 22nd and 72nd minute in a reportedly easy 2-0 win.

Poland saved some face in the third-place game, feeling freewheeling enough to beat France 3-2 in a game that featured about ten minutes of absolute dominance by the Poles surrounding the halftime break. This game along with the World Cup would be remembered as an end to the golden era of Polish football.

1986 World Cup

The 1986 World Cup in Mexicomarker would mark Poland's last appearance on the World's greatest stage in the 20th century. Poland qualified to the tournament by finishing in first place over Belgium on goal differential and qualified for their fourth consecutive World Cup.

Poland's opponents in Group F would be Morocco, Portugal, and England. During the first game the fans spotted that the magic of the earlier years was gone as they only managed a scoreless draw against a surprising Morocco team that would finish top of the group. In the second game hope was restored with an impressive 1-0 victory over Portugal in which Włodzimierz Smolarek got the winning goal. In the last match of the group stages Poland took on England. England won the match 3-0, with all three goals scored by Gary Lineker, however, Poland still managed to reach the knockout stages after Morocco surprised Portugal with a 3-1 victory.

Due to Poland finishing in third place in the group they were drawn against a strong Brazilian side in the knock-out stages. The Brazilians gave Poland no chance after defeating them 4-0, sending them home.

1987-2002

After the golden era in the seventies and eighties Poland would encounter a period of drought being unable to qualify for any major tournament. During the late eighties to the late ninety’s Poland’s biggest achievement would be capturing the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

2002 World Cup

Poland’s qualification to the 2002 World Cup marked their first appearance in the tournament since 1986. During the qualifications Poland finished top of their group and qualified for the World Cup in Korea and Japan as the first team out of Europe.

Although nobody expected Poland to repeat their feats of 1974 and 1982 most fans and the press did expect at least the second round. Both South Korea and the USA were viewed as teams Poland should win against. Portugal was another matter but many did not dismiss the possibility of a tie. The South Koreans stunned Poland with a 2-0 win. Portugal did not give the Poles a chance as they strode easily to a 4-0 win and eliminated Poland. Poland showed what could have been made in this World Cup with in a 3-1 win over the USA in the final match.

2006 World Cup

During the 2006 World Cup Poland came in with high hopes of qualifying out of the group stages for the first time since 1986 after a solid qualifying campaign. Being drawn to the group, which consisted of the hosts Germany, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, Poland was looked upon as a favorite with Germany to progress through the knockout stages. However, Poland lost their first game to Ecuador. The final score was 2-0 with goals from Carlos Tenorio and Agustin Delgado. Poland lost to group leader Germany on June 14, in an epic game with the final score being 1-0 with a goal scored by Oliver Neuville in the 91st minute, thus ensuring their exit from the World Cup. In the last match Poland beat also eliminated Costa Rica 2-1 with both Polish goals scored by Bartosz Bosacki.

Euro 2008

Ebi Smolarek
Poland began its Euro 2008 qualifying campaign on September 2, 2006 with a 1-3 loss against Finland at Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszczmarker. They followed that up with a 1-1 tie against Serbia at Legia Stadium in Warsawmarker on September 6, 2006. Their first win came against Kazakhstanmarker on October 7, 2006 (final score 0:1).

Poland then faced Portugal on October 11, 2006, winning 2-1 in Chorzówmarker. Next they headed to Brusselsmarker where they defeated Belgium 1:0. They recorded wins against Azerbaijanmarker (5-0) and Armeniamarker (1-0) at home in Poland, and away to Azerbaijanmarker (1-3), however they failed to pick up any points in Armeniamarker on June 6, 2007 (0-1).

Poland then traveled to Lisbonmarker to face Portugal, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. They returned from Helsinkimarker with another point (0-0). A power outage briefly marred the rematch against Kazakhstan but Poland collected three points (3-1). Poland clinched its Euro 2008 berth with a 2-0 victory against Belgiummarker in Chorzówmarker and followed that up with a draw (2-2) against Serbia in Belgrade. Poland finished its qualifying campaign as group leaders. Ebi Smolarek finished with 9 goals under his tally for Poland and was the third overall top scorer in the qualifications only behind David Healy of Northern Ireland (13 goals), and Eduardo of Croatia (10 goals).

Poland’s qualification to the Euro 2008 marked their first appearance in the tournament. Despite qualifying for the tournament with an impressing campaign edging Portugalmarker to the first place in their qualifying group the tournament would be a disappointing debut.

Poland was drawn in the group that consisted of Germany, the co-hosts Austria, and Croatia. In a rematch from the 2006 World Cup Poland took on Germany in the first game. The match ended with a victory for Germany with the final score being 2-0. Lukas Podolski the Polish-born German striker scored the two goals for Germany in the game. In the second game Poland would take on the co-hosts Austria in Viennamarker. Roger Guerreiro opened the scoring for Poland in the 30th minute. Austria equalized in stoppage time in the 93rd minute after a very controversial call by the referee insisting a penalty, in which the Austrian striker Ivica Vastic converted making the final score 1-1. In any hopes of qualifying Poland would need a large victory in their last game against Croatia. However, Croatia went on to beat Poland 1-0 and eliminated them from the tournament.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 3














2012 Euro Cup

On April 18 2007 in Cardiffmarker, Walesmarker, Polandmarker along with Ukrainemarker were elected by the UEFA’s Executive Committee to co-host the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. It will be the 14th European Championship. Poland’s and Ukraine’s bid defeated the other shortlisted bids from Italy and Croatia/Hungary, becoming the third successful joint-bid for the European Championship, after those of Belgium/Netherlands, for Euro 2000, and Austria/Switzerland for Euro 2008.

Notable Wins

Date Opponent Result Type of Match
8/27/39 4-2 Friendly
6/15/74 3-2 1974 FIFA World Cup
6/19/74 2-1 1974 FIFA World Cup
6/26/74 1-0 1974 FIFA World Cup
7/6/74 1-0 1974 FIFA World Cup
10/9/75 4-1 Euro 1976 qualifying
11/12/80 2-1 Friendly
10/28/81 2-1 Friendly
6/28/82 3-0 1982 FIFA World Cup
7/10/82 3-2 1982 FIFA World Cup
11/6/85 1-0 Friendly
6/14/02 3-1 2002 FIFA World Cup
10/11/06 2-1 Euro 2008 qualifying


Competitive record

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
1934 Withdrew during Qualifying - - - - - - -
1938 Round 1 11 1 0 0 1 5 6
1950 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
1954 Withdrew - - - - - - -
1958 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1962 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1966 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1970 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1974 Third place 3 7 6 0 1 16 5
1978 Round 2 5 6 3 1 2 6 6
1982 Third place 3 7 3 3 1 11 5
1986 Round of 16 14 4 1 1 2 1 7
1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2002 Round 1 25 3 1 0 2 3 7
2006 Round 1 21 3 1 0 2 2 4
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 7/19 31 15 5 11 44 40


European Championship record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1960 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1964 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1968 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1972 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1976 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1980 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1984 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1988 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1992 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1996 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
2000 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
2004 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
2008 Round 1 3 0 1 2 1 3
2012 Host - - - - - -
Total 1/13 3 0 1 2 1 4
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament will be held on home soil.


Achievements

Biggest Success of the Polish national team.



* Third Place (2): 1974, 1982




* Gold medal (1) 1972
* Silver Medal (2) 1976, 1992




* Third Place (1): 1983


* Winner (1): 2001
* Runner-up (1): 1981
* Third Place (1): 1984




* Winner (1): 1993
* Runner-up (1): 1999
* Third Place (1): 1990


Team Names

According to the official FIFA Trigramme the team’s name is abbreviated as POL. This acronym is used to identify the team in FIFA, UEFA, and other matches. The same acronym is also used under the International Organization for Standardization. "Polish national football team" can be translated into Polish as "Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej". The team's nicknames include "Biało-czerwoni" which means "The white and reds" and "Białe Orły" which translates into "The White Eagles". These are the most common names given to the Polish national football team.

Stadium

Silesian Stadium
Model of the National Stadium in Warsaw
The national football team of Poland does not have one set stadium where it plays its matches. Various cities have been granted hosting duties, including Bydgoszczmarker, Chorzówmarker, Kielcemarker, Krakówmarker, Warsawmarker, and Wrocławmarker.

In recent years, many of Poland's most important matches have been played in the Silesian Stadiummarker in Chorzów. The stadium was built in 1956 and seats 47,246 people. The record attendance came on October 20, 1956 when 100,000 fans witnessed a game between Poland and the Soviet Union, with Poland achieving a 2-1 victory. This holds the record for the most spectators to watch the Polish national football team. The stadium is currently being renovated to seat around 52,719.

A new National Stadiummarker is under construction in Warsawmarker with an expected capacity of 55,000 seats. Following Euro 2012, this stadium will be used as the venue for most key matches of the Polish national team. It has not been ruled out that hosting duties may, to some extent, continue to be shared with other cities.

Upcoming matches

Date Location Opponent Type Score
June 6, 2009 Johannesburgmarker, South Africa Friendly 0-1 L
June 9, 2009 Cape Townmarker, South Africa Friendly 1-1 D
August 12, 2009 Bydgoszczmarker, Polandmarker Friendly 2-0 W
September 5, 2009 Chorzówmarker, Poland 2010 World Cup Qualifiers 1-1 D
September 9, 2009 Maribormarker, Sloveniamarker 2010 World Cup Qualifiers 0-3 L
October 10, 2009 Praguemarker, Czech Republicmarker 2010 World Cup Qualifiers 0-2 L
October 14, 2009 Chorzówmarker, Poland 2010 World Cup Qualifiers 0-1 L
November 14, 2009 Warsawmarker, Poland Friendly 0-1 L
November 18, 2009 Bydgoszczmarker, Poland Friendly 1-0 W
March 3, 2010 Kielcemarker, Poland Friendly


Current squad

Caps and goals correct as of November 19, 2009.

Franciszek Smuda announced the following squad for the friendly matches against the Romania and Canada:

Goalkeepers


Defenders


Midfielders


Strikers


Other recent callups

The following players have also appeared for the Polish NT in the last year. ★ denotes reserve for upcoming match. denotes injury.

Goalkeepers


Defenders


Midfielders


Strikers


Managers

POLAND NATIONAL TEAM MANAGERS SINCE 1922 FROM TO
Józef Lustgarten, Adam Obrubański and Stanisław Ziemiański 1922-05-14 1922-09-03
Kazimierz Glabisz, Adam Obrubański and Tadeusz Kuchar 1923-06-03 1923-11-01
Adam Obrubański 1924-08-10 1924-08-31
Tadeusz Kuchar 1925-07-19 1925-07-19
Tadeusz Synowiec 1925-08-30 1927-06-19
Tadeusz Kuchar 1928-06-10 1928-06-10
Stefan Loth 1928-07-01 1931-10-25
Józef Kałuża 1932-05-29 1939-08-27
Henryk Reyman 1947-06-11 1947-08-31
Andrzej Przeworski, Czesław Krug and Karol Bergtal 1947-09-14 1947-10-26
Zygmunt Alfus 1948-04-04 1948-09-19
Andrzej Przeworski, Czesław Krug and Jan Nowak 1948-10-10 1948-10-17
Mieczysław Szymkowiak, Ignacy Izdebski, Stefan Kisieliński,
Czesław Krug and Kazimierz Śmiglak
1949-05-08 1949-11-06
Mieczysław Szymkowiak, Mieczysław Kaczanowski and Stanisław Szymaniak 1950-05-01 1950-10-22
Ryszard Koncewicz 1953-05-10 1956-07-22
Alfred Nowakowski 1956-08-26 1956-08-26
Czesław Krug 1956-10-28 1956-11-16
Henryk Reyman 1957-05-19 1958-10-05
Czesław Krug 1959-05-20 1962-11-28
Wiesław Motoczyński 1963-05-15 1965-11-01
Ryszard Koncewicz 1966-01-05 1966-01-05
Antoni Brzeżańczyk, Kazimierz Górski and Klemens Nowak 1966-05-03 1966-07-05
Alfred Nowakowski 1966-09-11 1966-10-22
Michał Matyas 1966-11-17 1967-10-29
Ryszard Koncewicz 1968-04-24 1970-10-25
Kazimierz Górski 1971-05-05 1976-07-31
Jacek Gmoch 1976-10-16 1978-09-06
Ryszard Kulesza 1978-10-11 1980-12-07
Antoni Piechniczek 1981-01-25 1986-06-16
Wojciech Łazarek 1986-10-07 1989-06-03
Andrzej Strejlau 1989-08-23 1993-09-22
Lesław Ćmikiewicz 1993-10-13 1993-11-17
Henryk Apostel 1994-02-09 1995-11-15
Władysław Stachurski 1996-02-19 1996-05-01
Antoni Piechniczek 1996-06-02 1997-05-31
Krzysztof Pawlak 1997-06-14 1997-06-14
Janusz Wójcik 1997-09-06 1999-10-09
Jerzy Engel 2000-01-26 2002-06-14
Zbigniew Boniek 2002-07-15 2002-11-20
Paweł Janas 2003-02-12 2006-06-20
Leo Beenhakker 2006-07-11 2009-09-10
Stefan Majewski 2009-09-10 2009-10-29
Franciszek Smuda 2009-10-29


Player Records

Most capped players

As of September 5, 2009 the players with the most caps for Poland are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1. Grzegorz Lato 1971 - 1984 100 45
2. Kazimierz Deyna 1968 - 1978 97 41
3. Jacek Krzynówek 1998 - 95 15
4. Jacek Bąk 1993 - 2008 96 3
5. Władysław Żmuda 1973 - 1986 91 1
6. Michał Żewłakow 1999 - present 90 3
7. Antoni Szymanowski 1970 - 1980 82 1
8. Zbigniew Boniek 1976 - 1988 80 24
9. Włodzimierz Lubański 1963 - 1980 75 48
10. Tomasz Wałdoch 1991 - 2002 74 2
  • Bold - still active


Top goalscorers

As of September 5, 2009 the ten players with the most goals for Poland are:

# Player Career Goals (Caps)
1. Włodzimierz Lubański 1963 - 1980 48 (75)
2. Grzegorz Lato 1971 - 1984 45 (100)
3. Kazimierz Deyna 1968 - 1978 41 (97)
4. Ernest Pol 1955 - 1965 39 (46)
5. Andrzej Szarmach 1973 - 1982 32 (61)
6. Gerard Cieślik 1947 - 1958 27 (45)
7. Zbigniew Boniek 1976 - 1988 24 (80)
8. Ernest Wilimowski 1934 - 1939 21 (22)
9. Dariusz Dziekanowski 1981 - 1990 20 (63)
10. Roman Kosecki 1988 - 1995 19 (69)
=. Euzebiusz Smolarek 2002 - 19 (42)


  • Bold - still active


Notable Players

Players who appeared at least 50 times for the national team or scored at least 10 goals.


National kits

The national kits of Poland go along with the color of the national flag which is white and red. The home jersey consists of a white shirt, red shorts and white socks with the national coat of arms of Poland the white eagle. Their away kit colours are red throughout. The current alternative third kit consists of a blue shirt, blue shorts, and white socks which the team started wearing before the 2006 World Cup. The current kits are provided by Nikemarker.

Match Statistics

Competition Record

Tournament Wins Draws Losses Total Win %
World Cup 15 5 11 31 48%
World Cup Qualifying 49 15 28 92 53%
Euro Cup 0 1 2 3 0%
Euro Cup Qualifying 38 23 29 90 42%
Friendly 203 126 156 484 42%
Total 305 165 226 696 44%


Poland versus other countries

Against Wins Draws Losses Total Win %
7 3 1 11 64%
2 0 0 2 100%
2 2 6 10 20%
3 1 1 5 60%
4 1 3 8 50%
5 1 0 6 83%
1 2 2 5 20%
6 6 7 19 32%
2 0 0 2 100%
1 0 0 1 100%
1 2 9 12 8%
11 8 5 24 46%
0 2 0 2 0%
5 0 0 5 100%
2 0 0 2 100%
2 0 3 5 40%
3 0 0 3 100%
1 1 2 4 25%
4 3 0 7 57%
3 0 1 4 75%
4 5 10 19 21%
6 2 10 18 33%
10 4 5 19 53%
1 0 1 2 50%
1 6 10 17 6%
6 1 0 7 86%
3 0 0 3 100%
20 7 3 30 67%
2 5 7 14 14%
1 1 0 2 50%
1 0 1 2 50%
0 4 12 16 0%
1 0 0 1 100%
10 1 3 14 71%
1 1 0 2 50%
2 0 1 3 67%
6 4 20 30 20%
4 1 0 5 80%
1 0 0 1 100%
3 0 0 3 100%
2 2 1 5 40%
10 8 5 23 44%
4 4 2 10 40%
3 6 4 13 23%
4 0 2 6 67%
3 0 0 3 100%
1 1 0 2 50%
1 1 0 2 50%
7 2 2 11 64%
1 0 0 1 100%
3 2 1 6 50%
6 1 0 7 86%
4 0 0 4 100%
2 2 1 5 40%
3 1 2 6 50%
2 0 0 2 100%
3 6 5 14 21%
1 1 0 2 50%
3 1 3 7 43%
10 3 4 17 59%
3 0 0 3 100%
3 2 4 9 33%
4 15 13 32 13%
1 1 1 3 33%
6 0 0 6 100%
3 0 0 3 100%
3 3 1 7 43%
3 2 0 5 60%
2 1 1 4 50%
1 1 0 2 50%
0 0 1 1 0%
1 1 7 9 11%
8 4 12 24 33%
4 4 1 9 44%
3 0 1 4 75%
11 3 3 17 65%
2 1 1 4 50%
2 0 0 2 100%
1 1 0 2 50%
7 2 7 16 44%
3 3 8 14 21%
4 2 1 7 57%
6 4 9 19 32%
Total 305 165 226 696 44%


Notes

  1. Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
  2. http://www.90minut.pl/news/109/news1092855-Polska---Bulgaria-w-Kielcach.html
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