Poland national football team

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Poland
Nickname(s)Biało-czerwoni (The White and Reds)
Orły (The Eagles)
AssociationPolish Football Association (PZPN)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJerzy Brzęczek
CaptainRobert Lewandowski
Most capsJakub Błaszczykowski (105)
Top scorerRobert Lewandowski (55)
Home stadiumStadion Narodowy
FIFA codePOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest5 (August 2017)
Lowest78 (November 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 35 Decrease 17 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest2 (10 September 1975 [3])
Lowest58 (October 1956)
First international
 Hungary 1–0 Poland 
(Budapest, Hungary; 18 December 1921)
Biggest win
 Poland 10–0 San Marino 
(Kielce, Poland; 1 April 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 8–0 Poland 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 June 1948)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1938)
Best resultThird place, 1974 and 1982
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultQuarter finals, 2016
Medal record
Men's football
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team

Poland national football team is the national football team of Poland.

Recent games[change | change source]

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Euro 2016[change | change source]

Poland made it to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016, their best performance yet.

Date Stage Opponent Score
12 June 2016 Group stage  Northern Ireland 1−0
16 June 2016 Group stage  Germany 0−0
21 June 2016 Group stage  Ukraine 1−0
25 June 2016 Round of 16   Switzerland 1−1
(5−4p)
30 June 2016 Quarter-finals  Portugal 1−1
(3−5p)

2018 FIFA World Cup[change | change source]

The Polish team before their match against Japan in the 2018 World Cup.

Poland failed to make it out of the group stage in the 2018 World Cup.[5][6]

Date Stage Opponent Score
19 June 2018 Group stage  Senegal 1−2
24 June 2018 Group stage  Colombia 0−3
28 June 2018 Group stage  Japan 1−0

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 28 June 2018
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Michał Żewłakow 1998–2011 102 3
2 Grzegorz Lato 1971–1984 100 45
Jakub Błaszczykowski 2006– 100 20
4 Robert Lewandowski 2008– 98 55
5 Kazimierz Deyna 1968–1978 97 41
6 Jacek Bąk 1993–2008 96 3
Jacek Krzynówek 1999–2009 96 15
8 Władysław Żmuda 1973–1986 91 2
9 Antoni Szymanowski 1970–1980 82 1
10 Zbigniew Boniek 1976–1988 80 24
  • Bold – still active

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 28 June 2018
# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Robert Lewandowski 2008– 55 98
2 Włodzimierz Lubański 1963–1980 48 75
3 Grzegorz Lato 1971–1984 45 100
4 Kazimierz Deyna 1968–1978 41 97
5 Ernest Pol 1955–1965 39 46
6 Andrzej Szarmach 1973–1982 32 61
7 Gerard Cieślik 1947–1958 27 45
8 Zbigniew Boniek 1976–1988 24 80
9 Ernest Wilimowski 1934–1939 21 22
10 Dariusz Dziekanowski 1981–1990 20 63
Jakub Błaszczykowski 2006– 20 100
  • Bold – still active

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. "Elo ratings as on September 10th, 1975". international-football.net.
  4. "Poland - Poland - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  5. "Mistrzostwa świata 2018. Japonia - Polska. Znamy skład na ostatni mecz grupowy". sport.pl. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  6. "Japan vs. Poland 2018 World Cup: Poland wins, but Japan advances". The Washington Post. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.