Śląsk Wrocław (basketball)

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Śląsk Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław logo
Founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
History Śląsk Wrocław
(1947–present)
Arena Hala Orbita
Arena Capacity 3,000
Location Wrocław, Poland
Team colors Green, Red, White
              
Championships 17 Polish Championships
14 Polish Cups
2 Polish Supercups
Website www.slask.polskikosz.pl
Uniforms

Śląsk Wrocław is a Polish basketball team, based in Wrocław. The home court is Hala Orbita, Hala Stulecia and Hala Kosynierka.

History

Since being founded in 1947 Śląsk Wrocław has been the best and most recognizable Polish basketball club. The team has won the Polish league championships 17 times so far. Most recognized period of Śląsk's history is the "Great Śląsk Era" when the team won five championship titles in a row (1998-2002). Most of those successes where achieved with Andrej Urlep, the almost legendary coach of Śląsk. Recently, Śląsk is encountering major financial problems which caused lack of decent results in the last 3 years. Before the 2006-07 season, the club has appointed Urlep again which is believed to be the first step towards regaining the top place in polish basketball. The famous players of Śląsk Wrocław were: Mieczysław Łopatka (1960s), Edward Jurkiewicz (1970s and 1980s), Jerzy Binkowski (1980s, 1990s), Dariusz Zelig (1980s, 1990s), Adam Wójcik, Maciej Zielinski (retired at the end of season 2005-06) and Dominik Tomczyk. In 2008 the club has gone into big financial difficulties, which resulted in withdrawing the team from Polish Basketball League. In the 2015–16 season, they returned to European competition by playing in the FIBA Europe Cup.

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Polish Cup European competitions
2003–04 1 PLK 2nd Winner 1 Euroleague
RS
6–8
2004–05 1 PLK 5th Winner 2 ULEB Cup
EF
6–6
2005–06 1 PLK 5th 3 FIBA EuroCup
T16
6–6
2006–07 1 PLK 3rd
2007–08 1 PLK 3rd[a] Runner-up
2008–09 3 II Liga 11th
2009–10 3 II Liga 12th
2010–11 3 II Liga 12th
2011–12 1 PLK 7th
2012–13 2 I Liga 1st
2013–14 1 PLK 9th Winner
2014–15 1 PLK 5th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 PLK 14th[b] 3 FIBA Europe Cup
R32
4–8
2016–17 3 II Liga 1st
  1. ^ Withdrew from the PLK after bankruptcy.
  2. ^ Withdrew from the PLK due to financial problems.

Players

Retired numbers

Śląsk Wrocław retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
9 Poland Maciej Zieliński F 1995–2006

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Achievements

  • Polish League (17):
    • Winner (17): 1965, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    • Runners-up (6): 1963, 1964, 1972, 1978, 1989, 2004
    • Third place (14): 1960, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2008
  • 1 Liga (1):
    • Winner (1): 2012–13
  • Polish Cup (14):
    • 1957, 1959, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2014
  • Polish Supercup (2):
    • 1999, 2000

See also

External links

  • Official site
  • Extraleague basketball team
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