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GKS Bełchatów
GKS Bełchatów.png
Full name PGE Górniczy Klub Sportowy Bełchatów
Founded 1977
Ground Stadion GKS,
Bełchatów, Poland
(Capacity: 6,870)
Chairman Poland Andrzej Zalejski
Manager Poland Rafał Ulatowski
League Ekstraklasa
2007/2008 Ekstraklasa, 9th
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

PGE GKS Bełchatów (pronounced pl-Belchatow.ogg [bɛwˈxatuf] ) is a professional football club that competes in the Polish Ekstraklasa.

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History

GKS Bełchatów entered Poland's Division 4 in 1977 and gained promotion to Division 3 after four years (in the 1981/1982 season). It took the club another seven years to rise to Division 2 (1986/1987 season), before winning a place in the Polish Premier League in 1992. After another spell in Division 2, the club again won promotion to the First league at the end of the 2004/2005 season. The club finished the 2005/2006 season in 10th place, with 37 points. The following season they challenged for the league title. After spending much of the latter part of the 2006/07 season in first place, they were ultimately overtaken by Zagłębie Lubin and had to settle for second place.

Achievements

Bełchatów in Europe

Season Competition Round Club Score
2007/08 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) FC Ameri Tbilisi 2-0, 0-2 (4-2 p.)
2Q Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-1, 2-4

Current squad

As of September 8, 2009.
No. Position Player
2 Poland DF Marek Szyndrowski
4 Poland DF Jacek Popek
5 Poland MF Janusz Gol
6 Poland DF Edward Cecot
7 Poland FW Karol Gregorek
8 Poland MF Maciej Małkowski
9 Poland FW Dawid Nowak
10 Poland MF Mateusz Cetnarski
11 Poland FW Janusz Dziedzic
12 Poland GK Łukasz Sapela
13 Honduras FW Carlo Costly
14 Croatia DF Mate Lacić
15 Poland DF Dariusz Pietrasiak
No. Position Player
17 Poland FW Grzegorz Kuświk
18 Poland FW Maciej Korzym
19 Poland MF Kamil Poźniak
20 Poland MF Patryk Rachwał
21 Poland MF Krzysztof Janus
22 Poland DF Grzegorz Fonfara
23 Poland MF Tomasz Wróbel
24 Poland MF Jakub Tosik
25 Poland FW Mariusz Ujek
26 Poland FW Paweł Adamiec
27 Poland GK Krzysztof Kozik
28 Poland DF Marcin Drzymont
40 Poland GK Dominik Kisiel

Out on loan

No. Position Player
16 Poland DF Artur Marciniak (to Warta Poznan)

Notable players

See also

External links

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