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Ruch Chorzów

Ruch Chorzów is a football (soccer) club from Poland.

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About Ruch Chorzów

Ruch Chorzów is a Poland association football club based in Chorzów, Upper Silesia. It is one of the most successful football teams in Poland: 14 time national champion, and 3 time winner of the Polish Cup. Currently (2009/2010 season) the team plays in the top Polish league, the Ekstraklasa. Their stadium capacity is 10,000 seats. Since the new national stadium in Chorzów is being rebuilt to a capacity of 55,210 seats, Ruch Chorzów is allowed to play only important matches in the new Silesian stadium. There are rumours that Ruch Chorzów will build a new stadium soon, with a capacity of 15,000 to 25,000 thousands seats.
Ruch Chorzów has also had a very successful female handball team (9 time national champions). Their main local rival is Górnik Zabrze.

History

The club was founded on April 20, 1920 in Chorzów Batory (then Bismarckhütte). It was known as Ruch Hajduki Wielkie until 1938, with Ruch (a common noun for motion) being sometimes interpreted by Polish patriots as a Double entendre to the Silesian Uprisings. The club's first match, a 3:1 win against Orzeł Józefowiec, was played on May 3, 1920. In early 1939, the municipality of Hajduki Wielkie merged with Chorzów, which led to the club taking on its current name Ruch Chorzów. After the German occupation of Poland in 1939, the club was renamed Bismarckhütter SV 99 and joined the Gauliga Oberschlesien in 1941; however, it reverted to its old name in 1945. In 1948, under communist pressure (Stalinisation), the club was renamed Unia Chorzów, in 1955 it became Unia-Ruch, and finally in 1956 returned to the name Ruch. The current team sponsor (listed as PARTNER STRATEGICZNY or strategic partner) is the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

Achievements

- List of Polish football champions
- - Winners (14): 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1989



Notable former players


- Henryk Alszer (1947–58)
- Marcin Baszczyński (1995-00)
- Krzysztof Bizacki (1994–95), (1997-06)
- Andrzej Buncol (1979–81)

- Ewald Cebula (1948–52)
- Gerard Cieślik (1939–59)
- Dariusz Gęsior (1983–96)
- Edmund Giemsa (1932–39)

- Joachim Marx (1969–75)
- Zygmunt Maszczyk (1963–76)
- Teodor Peterek (1928–39), (1946–48)
- Czesław Suszczyk (1946–59)

- Mariusz Śrutwa (1991–99), (2000–06)
- Krzysztof Warzycha (1983–89)
- Ernst Wilimowski (1934–39)
- Gerard Wodarz (1946–47)

Managerial history



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