Poland national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Poland national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Here you will know about Poland’s national football team Players, Coaches, FIFA Rankings, nicknames, and History. The Polish national football team has represented Poland in international men’s soccer competitions since its first match in 1921. The team is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body of football in Poland.

Poland has played in eight FIFA World Cups, and its first appearance was in 1938 when they were knocked out by Brazil. The country’s best result was a bronze medal, which Poland won in 1974 and 1982. This period is considered the golden age of Polish international football. At the UEFA European Championship, Poland’s best result was to reach the quarter-finals of the 2016 tournament, before losing to defending champions Portugal.

In all, he has competed in four European Championships since his debut in 2008. They co-hosted the 2012 edition with Ukraine. Overall, Poland’s best result in international football tournaments was a gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, as well as a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Poland national football team

Team Profile summary

AssociationPolski Związek Piłki Nożnej (PZPN)
Nickname(s)Biało-czerwoni, Orły (The Eagles)
FIFA rank31 (29 November 2023)
Most CapsRobert Lewandowski (129)
Top ScorerRobert Lewandowski (75)
Home stadiumStadion Narodowy
Head coachCzesław Michniewicz

Poland national football team History

The history of the Polish national team is full of ups and downs. In its golden age (1970-1986), Poland was one of the best teams in the world, finishing third in two World Cups and winning a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics. On the other hand, it took him 48 years to qualify for the first time. European Championships, a feat he finally won in 2008. It plays its home games at the luxurious National Stadium in Warsaw.

After another failed World Cup qualifying campaign, which saw them trailing their old rivals England, Poland came through the Euro 2016 qualifiers. In the tournament, they adopted a highly defensive strategy that allowed them to score only two goals in the group stage. On the opposite side of the pitch, his offensive performance left much to be desired, with Lewandowski and Arkadios Malik missing several high-quality opportunities.

After beating Northern Ireland 1-0 to win their first European Championship, Poland drew 0-0 with Germany and beat Ukraine 1-0 to advance from their group. They then went on to win against Switzerland, winning the game 5-4 in a penalty shootout. The series ended in the quarter-finals against eventual champions Portugal, who won the match 5-3 on penalties. It was Poland’s most successful performance in a major tournament in 34 years.

Prior to the 2018 World Cup, Poland was ranked eighth in the FIFA world rankings, which led many members of the press to call it one of the tournament’s black horses. They then lost their first two games to Senegal and Colombia, which immediately reduced their chances of advancing to the group to zero. The 1-0 win over Japan in the final was a small consolation, but overall it was another disappointing World Cup performance.

Poland national football team Home Stadium

The Stadion Śląski in Chorzów was built in 1956 and has 47,246 seats. The stadium was renovated for 55,211 seats and reopened in October 2017. In 1993, the stadium was named the official stadium of the Polish national team. In 2011, the Warsaw stadium Narudoi was completed with a capacity of 58,580 spectators and since then it has become a major stadium for the Polish team and hosts most of the Euro and World Cup qualifiers.

Poland national football team Kits

Poland’s national kits reflect the colors of the national flag, which are white and red. With the exception of minor details (there were stripes on home cut socks in the 1920s), the design hasn’t changed since 1921. The home kit consists of a white shirt, red shorts and white socks. The round uniform is completely red (although it is sometimes worn with white shorts). On rare occasions when indoor and outdoor kits collide with the opponent, a third color kit is available, usually in black or blue (currently navy blue with white and red sleeves).

Poland national football team kit

The kit is traditionally embellished with a Polish coat of arms, the crowned white eagle. Until 2006, the Eagle in the coat of arms had only “POLSKA” written in capital letters, not the logo of the National Football Federation, like many other national teams. Euro 2012 kits were the first to feature the PZPN logo. The kit did not include a coat of arms when first released, but was soon restored. Since 2009, Nike has provided kits.

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Who are Poland National Football team players?

The following Poland players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Have a look.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKWojciech Szczęsny18-04-1990 (31)630 Juventus
12GKŁukasz Skorupski05-05-1991 (30)60 Bologna
22GKKamil Grabara08-01-1999 (23)00 Copenhagen
GKBartłomiej Drągowski19-08-1997 (24)10 Fiorentina
2DFMatty Cash07-08-1997 (24)40 Aston Villa
3DFMichał Helik09-09-1995 (26)70 Barnsley
4DFTomasz Kędziora11-06-1994 (27)261 Lech Poznań
5DFJan Bednarek12-04-1996 (25)391 Southampton
13DFArkadiusz Reca17-06-1995 (26)150 Spezia
14DFTymoteusz Puchacz23-01-1999 (23)100 Trabzonspor
15DFKamil Glik (vice-captain)03-02-1988 (34)926 Benevento
18DFBartosz Bereszyński12-07-1992 (29)400 Sampdoria
19DFMateusz Wieteska11-02-1997 (25)00 Legia Warsaw
DFMarcin Kamiński15-01-1992 (30)70 Schalke 04
6MFJacek Góralski21-09-1992 (29)181 Kairat
8MFJakub Moder07-04-1999 (22)202 Brighton & Hove Albion
10MFGrzegorz Krychowiak29-01-1990 (32)885 AEK Athens
11MFKamil Grosicki08-06-1988 (33)8417 Pogoń Szczecin
16MFKrystian Bielik04-01-1998 (24)50 Derby County
17MFSebastian Szymański10-05-1999 (22)131 Dynamo Moscow
20MFPiotr Zieliński20-05-1994 (27)688 Napoli
21MFSzymon Żurkowski25-09-1997 (24)10 Empoli
MFKonrad Michalak19-09-1997 (24)00 Konyaspor
MFPatryk Kun20-04-1995 (26)00 Raków Częstochowa
MFPrzemysław Frankowski12-04-1995 (26)221 Lens
MFPrzemysław Płacheta23-03-1998 (24)70 Norwich City
7FWAdam Buksa12-07-1996 (25)75 New England Revolution
9FWRobert Lewandowski (captain)21-08-1988 (33)12975 Bayern Munich
23FWKrzysztof Piątek01-07-1995 (26)2210 Fiorentina

Here is Poland 2022 World Cup squad.

Who are the Poland national football team captain and coach?

Robert Lewandowski is the captain of the Poland national team and Czesław Michniewicz manages the Polish national football team.

Poland national football team captain

Robert Lewandowski

Have a look at the profile summary of Poland’s current captain.

Profile summary

  • Name: Robert Lewandowski
  • Date of birth/Age: Aug 21, 1988 (33)
  • Place of birth: Warszawa
  • Citizenship:  Poland
  • Height: 1,85 m
  • Position: Centre-Forward
  • Current international: Poland
  • Caps/Goals: 129 / 75

Poland national football team Coach

Czesław Michniewicz manages the Polish national football team. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

NameCzesław Michniewicz
Date of birth12 February 1970 (age 52)
Place of birthByarozawka, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

Poland national football team world rankings

Poland’s national team is ranked 31st in the latest rankings published by the International Federation of Football Associations.

Poland’s national football team trophies

  • Third place: 1974, 1982
  • Football at the Summer Olympics
  • Gold medalists1972
  • Silver medalists: 1976, 1992

Source: FootballArroyo.co.uk

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