About Polish Division 1
The Polish Division 1, also known as I liga, is the second-highest professional football league in Poland, behind the Ekstraklasa. The league was founded in 1948 and is operated by the Polish Football Association.
The league is composed of 18 teams and operates on a promotion and relegation system with the Ekstraklasa and the third-tier II liga. The season typically runs from August to May, with each team playing 34 regular season games. The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Ekstraklasa, while the teams finishing in third through sixth place compete in a playoff for the third promotion spot. The bottom two teams are relegated to the II liga.
The Polish Division 1 has produced several notable players who have gone on to play at the highest levels of European football, including Jerzy Dudek, Artur Boruc, and Łukasz Piszczek. The league has also been home to several successful clubs, including GKS Katowice, Miedź Legnica, and Arka Gdynia.
Overall, the Polish Division 1 is an important and competitive league in Polish football, providing a platform for both established and up-and-coming players to showcase their skills and potentially move up to the top tier of Polish football or to other top European leagues.
Promotion ~ Ekstraklasa
Promotion ~ Division 1 (Promotion ~ Play Offs: Semi~finals)
Relegation ~ Division 2