Ekstraklasa

CountryPolandPoland
Season2023

The Ekstraklasa, also known as the PKO BP Ekstraklasa due to sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football league in Poland. Founded in 1927, it is one of the oldest football leagues in Europe. The league is managed by the Ekstraklasa S.A., a corporation established in 2005, which took over from the Polish Football Association (PZPN).

The Ekstraklasa consists of 16 teams, each playing a total of 30 matches in a season that runs from July to May. The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the I liga, the second-tier league in Poland. The two lowest-placed teams at the end of the season are relegated to the I liga, while the top two teams from the I liga are promoted to the Ekstraklasa.

The league has produced some of Poland's most successful clubs, including Legia Warsaw, Wisła Kraków, and Lech Poznań. These clubs have not only dominated domestically but have also represented Poland in European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

The Ekstraklasa has seen significant growth and development over the years. In 1995, it transitioned from a spring-autumn to an autumn-spring schedule to align with other European leagues. In 2002, the league was reduced from 18 to 16 teams to increase competitiveness. In 2007, the league introduced a playoff system to determine the champion, a model that was used until 2013.

The Ekstraklasa has also made strides in terms of broadcasting and media coverage. In 2019, it signed a six-year broadcasting deal with Canal+ and TVP, ensuring that all matches are available live on television. The league also has a strong online presence, with a dedicated website and active social media channels.

Despite its challenges, the Ekstraklasa has remained a cornerstone of Polish football. It has produced some of Poland's finest football talents, including Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Błaszczykowski, and Grzegorz Krychowiak, who have gone on to have successful careers in some of Europe's top leagues.

The Ekstraklasa, while not as globally recognized as some of its European counterparts, is a league steeped in history and tradition. It continues to play a crucial role in the development of Polish football, providing a platform for players to showcase their talent and compete at the highest level.

Ekstraklasa Upcoming Games

Ekstraklasa Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Ekstraklasa in 2023

Player Team Goals
slask-wroclaw 15
stal-mielec 12
pogon-szczecin 11
ruch-chorzw 9
pogon-szczecin 9
lech-poznan 9
jagiellonia 9
radomiak-radom 8
jagiellonia 8
legia-warszawa 8

Ekstraklasa standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jagiellonia players, news and schedule Jagiellonia 26 15 6 5 62 34 28 51
2 Slask Wroclaw players, news and schedule Slask Wroclaw 27 14 8 5 38 24 14 50
3 Raków Częstochowa players, news and schedule Raków Częstochowa 27 12 9 6 49 30 19 45
4 Lech Poznan players, news and schedule Lech Poznan 26 12 9 5 38 30 8 45
5 Legia Warszawa players, news and schedule Legia Warszawa 26 12 8 6 41 31 10 44
6 Pogon Szczecin players, news and schedule Pogon Szczecin 26 13 5 8 49 31 18 44
7 Gornik Zabrze players, news and schedule Gornik Zabrze 26 11 6 9 34 31 3 39
8 Widzew Łódź players, news and schedule Widzew Łódź 27 11 5 11 36 36 0 38
9 Stal Mielec players, news and schedule Stal Mielec 27 10 7 10 33 34 -1 37
10 Radomiak Radom players, news and schedule Radomiak Radom 27 9 8 10 32 40 -8 35
11 Zaglebie Lubin players, news and schedule Zaglebie Lubin 26 9 8 9 29 37 -8 35
12 Cracovia Krakow players, news and schedule Cracovia Krakow 27 5 14 8 35 38 -3 29
13 Piast Gliwice players, news and schedule Piast Gliwice 27 5 14 8 26 32 -6 29
14 Warta Poznań players, news and schedule Warta Poznań 27 6 10 11 25 33 -8 28
15 Korona Kielce players, news and schedule Korona Kielce 27 5 12 10 30 37 -7 27
16 Puszcza Niepołomice players, news and schedule Puszcza Niepołomice 27 5 11 11 32 45 -13 26
17 Ruch Chorzów players, news and schedule Ruch Chorzów 27 2 14 11 29 42 -13 20
18 ŁKS Łódź players, news and schedule ŁKS Łódź 27 4 6 17 23 56 -33 18

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 141/206 68%
Over/Under 32/39 82%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%