About Polish Ekstraklasa
The Polish Ekstraklasa, also known as PKO BP Ekstraklasa for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football league in Poland. The league was founded in 1927 and is operated by the Ekstraklasa SA.
The league is composed of 18 teams and operates on a promotion and relegation system with the second-tier I liga. The season typically runs from July to May, with each team playing 34 regular season games. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the champion of the Polish Ekstraklasa.
The Polish Ekstraklasa has produced several notable players who have gone on to play at the highest levels of European football, including Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, and Grzegorz Krychowiak. The league has also been home to several successful clubs, including Legia Warsaw, Wisła Kraków, and Lech Poznań.
In recent years, the Polish Ekstraklasa has undergone significant changes in format and organization in an effort to modernize the league and attract more fans and investment. These changes have included the introduction of playoffs to determine the champion, increased investment in youth development, and improvements to stadium infrastructure.
Overall, the Polish Ekstraklasa is an important and competitive league in European football, providing a platform for both established and up-and-coming players to showcase their skills and potentially move on to play in other top European leagues or in international competitions.
Promotion ~ Champions League (Qualification: )
Promotion ~ Europa Conference League (Qualification: )
Relegation ~ Division 1