Silesia national football team
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|Nickname(s)||Šlunsko Pila (Silesian football)|
|Association||Silesian Football Association|
|Head coach||Adam Nawałka|
|Home stadium||Stadion Miejski (Chorzów)|
| Silesia 1–2 Poland |
(Katowice, Poland; October 4, 1933)
| Silesia 7–2 Tanzania |
(Chorzów, Poland; July 22, 1974)
| Silesia 3–4 Basque Country |
(Chorzów, Poland; June 9, 1937)
Silesia football team (Polish: Reprezentacja Śląska) is an informal regional football team made up of players from football clubs located in Silesia, under the auspices of the Silesian Football Association (Polish: Śląski Związek Piłki Nożnej). It is not affiliated to FIFA, and does not play in official international matches.
|1||October 4, 1933||KS Police Stadium, Katowice||Silesia vs. Poland||1–2||5,000|
|2||April 26, 1953||Ruch Stadium, Chorzów||Silesia vs. Poland||2–3||12,000|
|3||September 13, 1953||Polonia Stadium, Bytom||Silesia vs. Poland||3–3||3,000|
|4||December 9, 2006||Ruch Stadium, Chorzów||Silesia vs. Poland||1–1||5,000|
Matches Silesia vs other national football teams
|June 9, 1937||Ruch Stadium, Chorzów||Silesia vs. Basque Country||3–4||?|
|April 20, 1948||AKS Stadium, Chorzów||Silesia vs. Czechoslovakia||2–1||?|
|August 24, 1952||Ruch Stadium, Chorzów||Silesia vs. China||5–1||15,000|
|July 22, 1974||Silesian Stadium||Silesia vs. Tanzania||7–2||37,000|
- Note: This is not a full list!
Silesian dream team
Although Silesia was never independently affiliated with FIFA, it is a place of origin of many notable football players playing mostly for the Germany, Poland and Czech Republic national teams. In 2010, the following hypothetical "dream" Silesian team was presented of the current players of Silesian background: Raphael Schäfer, Marek Jankulovski, Kamil Glik, Tomas Ujfalusi, Łukasz Piszczek, Adam Matuszczyk, Libor Sionko, Sebastian Tyrała, Lukas Podolski, Ireneusz Jeleń, Miroslav Klose.
Since then, other prominent Silesian players who have appeared for the full Poland team include Łukasz Skorupski, Tomasz Jodłowiec, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Piotr Ćwielong, Arkadiusz Milik and Artur Sobiech. Mario Lička, Tomáš Vaclík and Michal Papadopoulos have been capped by the Czech Republic.
- Paweł Czado, "Jak Górny Śląsk grał z reprezentacją Polski" (How Upper Silesia played against the Polish national team), Gazeta Wyborcza, 2006-12-06, (in Polish)
- "Baskowie zwyciezaja Slask 4:3". Przeglad Sportowy, 10/6/1937. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- Konrad Kostorz, "Reprezentacja Śląska silniejsza od Polski?" (Is the Silesia team stronger than Poland?), Sportowe Fakty, 2010-08-04 (in Polish)