Poland 1939-1944


During the war, only some city championships were organised, some underground, some with German permission.

See also Germany 1902-1945 for some information on war-time tournaments in currently Polish regions which were integrated in the German league structure at the time, such as Danzig, Pommern and Schlesien.


Kraków | Warszawa | Other cities

Kraków

1939

NB: underground

[Oct 22, Bronowice]
Wisla            3-1 Krowodrza
 
1940

NB: first wartime championship with unofficial permission of German authorities

Start: Aug 7 [all games played at Juvenia Park]

Participating teams (8):
  Bloki
  Cracovia
  Garbarnia
  Groble
  Juvenia
  Sparta
  Wisla            
  Zwierzyniecki
 
Top Final Table:

 1.Wisla            7   7  0  0  52- 8  14  Champions
 2.Cracovia
 3.Garbarnia
 
1941

NB: second wartime championship

[Jun 14-Oct 19, 79 matches played at Juvenia Park]
 
Participating teams (13):
  AKS
  Bloki
  Cracovia
  Debnicki
  Garbarnia
  Groble
  Juvenia
  Kazimierz 
  Pradniczanka 
  Sparta
  Wawel 
  Wisla 
  Zwierzyniecki
 
NB Wisla and Cracovia finished equal on points in first and second place.
 
Championship Decider
Wisla            3-2 Cracovia
 
1942

No championship

1943 

NB: played at several fields in the city and in the suburbs;
    22 participating teams in 3 groups.
 
Available information

[Aug 1]
Lagiewianka      awd Wisla            [abandoned in 82'; Lagiewianka officials and fans entered
[Aug 8]                                pitch to beat up referee and Wisla players; awarded 0-3]
Groble           abd Nadwislan        [abandoned due to riots] 
Dabski           abd Czarni           [abandoned due to riots] 
[Aug 10]
all matches cancelled
[Aug ?]
Rakowiczanka     abd Cracovia         [abandoned due to riots] 
[Oct 17]
Wisla            awd Cracovia         [abandoned after Wisla players attacked referee and left
                                       the field; awarded 0-3]
 
1944
 
Not completed


Warszawa

1940

13 participating teams (Pochodnia, Czarni, Bimber, 10 others)
 
Final match [Sep 13]
Czarni           3-1 Bimber
 
1941

No championship
 
1942

Participating teams from Warsaw and its suburbs, such as Wolomin, Góra Kalwaria,
Brwinów, and Piaseczno.
 
Champions: Polonia Warszawa
 
1943

Champions: Polonia Warszawa
Runners-up: Okecie Warszawa
 
1944

Not finished.
 

Other cities

Lódz - 1942

Participating teams (13):
  Wólka       
  Wola
  Wicher
  Cytadela
  Widzew
  Zdrowie
  Ruda
  Chojny
  Retkinia
  Harcerze
  Klapitka
  Pabianice
  Zgierz
 
Final match [date ?]
Cytadela         abd Wólka            [abandoned in 80']
 
Lódz - 1942

[Oct 24]
Wólka            abd Wicher           [interrupted by German police; many players and spectators arrested]
 
Lublin - 1943

Champions: Unia
 
Piotrków Trybunalski - 1940

Participating teams (5?):
  Huta (now Concordia)
  Bugaj - Zryw
  Pekin - Ruch
  Arba (former Zaklad Skórzany)
 
Zaglebie Dabrowskie (region) - Early 1940s

Champions: AKS Niwka



list of champions


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