Silesia national football team

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Silesia
Silesia fa.png
Nickname(s)Šlunsko Pila (Silesian football)
AssociationSilesian Football Association
Head coachAdam Nawałka
Home stadiumStadion Miejski (Chorzów)
FIFA codenone
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Silesia 1–2 Poland 
(Katowice, Poland; October 4, 1933)
Biggest win
 Silesia 7–2 Tanzania 
(Chorzów, Poland; July 22, 1974)
Biggest defeat
 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.

Matches Silesia vs Poland[1][edit]

No. Date Stadium Match Result Turnout
1 October 4, 1933 KS Police Stadium, Katowice Silesia Silesia vs. Poland Poland 1–2 5,000
2 April 26, 1953 Ruch Stadium, Chorzów Silesia Silesia vs. Poland Poland 2–3 12,000
3 September 13, 1953 Polonia Stadium, Bytom Silesia Silesia vs. Poland Poland 3–3 3,000
4 December 9, 2006 Ruch Stadium, Chorzów Silesia Silesia vs. Poland Poland 1–1 5,000

Matches Silesia vs other national football teams[edit]

Date Stadium Match Result Turnout
June 9, 1937 Ruch Stadium, Chorzów Silesia Silesia vs. Basque Country Basque Country (autonomous community) 3–4[2] ?
April 20, 1948 AKS Stadium, Chorzów Silesia Silesia vs. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2–1 ?
August 24, 1952 Ruch Stadium, Chorzów Silesia Silesia vs. China China 5–1 15,000
July 22, 1974 Silesian Stadium Silesia Silesia vs. Tanzania Tanzania 7–2 37,000
  • Note: This is not a full list!

Silesian dream team[edit]

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:[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "Baskowie zwyciezaja Slask 4:3". Przeglad Sportowy, 10/6/1937. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  3. ^ Konrad Kostorz, "Reprezentacja Śląska silniejsza od Polski?" (Is the Silesia team stronger than Poland?), Sportowe Fakty, 2010-08-04 (in Polish)

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