GKS Bełchatów

GKS Bełchatów
Full name PGE Górniczy Klub Sportowy Bełchatów
Nickname(s) Gieksa
Brunatni (the Browns)
Torfiarze (the Turfers)
Founded 1977
Ground GIEKSA Arena,
Bełchatów, Poland
Ground Capacity 5,238
Chairman Poland Michał Antczak
Manager Poland Andrzej Konwiński
League II Liga
2015–16 I liga 16th, (relegated)
Website Club home page

PGE GKS Bełchatów [ˌpɛɡʲɛˈʔɛ ˌɡʲɛkaˈɛs bɛwˈxatuf] is a professional football club that competes in the Polish First League. GKS is an abbreviation for the Miners' Sport Club (Górniczy Klub Sportowy).


GKS Bełchatów entered Poland's Division 4 in 1977 and gained promotion to Division 3 after four years (in the 1981/1982 season). It took the club another seven years to rise to Division 2 (1986/1987 season), before winning a place in the Polish Premier League in 1992. After another spell in Division 2, the club again won promotion to the First league at the end of the 2004/2005 season. The club finished the 2005/2006 season in 10th place, with 37 points. The following season they challenged for the league title. After spending much of the latter part of the 2006/07 season in first place, they were ultimately overtaken by Zagłębie Lubin and had to settle for second place.



The fans are called Torfiorze (the "Turfers" in translation). They have friendly relations with fans of Wisła Sandomierz. Their biggest rivals are neighbours RKS Radomsko, and as Bełchatów is located in the Łódź Province, they also have rivalries with the two traditional well-established Łódź teams, ŁKS and Widzew.

Bełchatów in Europe

Season Competition Round Club Score
2007/08 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) FC Ameri Tbilisi 2–0, 0–2 (4–2 p.)
2Q Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1–1, 2–4

Current squad

As of 30 August 2016 [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Paweł Lenarcik
2 Poland DF Mateusz Szymorek
3 Poland DF Marcin Grolik
4 Poland MF Mikołaj Bociek
5 Poland MF Artur Lenartowski
6 Poland MF Szymon Zgarda
7 Poland MF Bartłomiej Bartosiak
8 Poland FW Krystian Pałczyński
9 Poland MF Paweł Zięba
10 Poland FW Dawid Flaszka
11 Poland MF Albin Maciejewski
12 Poland GK Kamil Bruchajzer
13 Poland GK Daniel Niźnik
14 Poland DF Adrian Klepczyński
No. Position Player
15 Poland DF Krzysztof Michalak
16 Armenia MF Aghvan Papikyan
17 Poland DF Damian Michalski
18 Poland MF Konrad Andrzejczak
19 Poland FW Maciej Łabędzki
20 Poland MF Patryk Rachwał
21 Poland MF Marcin Ryszka
22 Poland DF Robert Pisarczuk
23 Poland MF Bartłomiej Kondracki
24 Poland DF Michał Sitarz
25 Poland DF Piotr Witasik
26 Poland FW Marcin Krzywicki
27 Poland MF Dawid Dzięgielewski


  • Poland Wlodzimierz Tylak (March 7, 1992 – June 20, 1993)
  • Poland Wladyslaw Lach (July 1, 1993 – Aug 31, 1995)
  • Poland Krzysztof Pawlak (Sept 1, 1995 – June 30, 1996)
  • Poland Janusz Bialek (July 27, 1996 – Sept 21, 1996)
  • Poland Marek Pochopień (Sept 28, 1996 – Dec 31, 1996)
  • Poland Bogusław Kaczmarek (March 5, 1997 – May 14, 1997)
  • Poland Jerzy Wyrobek (May 17, 1997 – June 30, 1998)
  • Poland Krzysztof Pawlak (July 1, 1998 – May 9, 1999)
  • Poland Marek Pochopień (May 10, 1999 – June 30, 1999)
  • Poland Orest Lenczyk (1999)
  • Poland Krzysztof Wolak (1999–00)
  • Poland Ryszard Polak (2000)
  • Poland Jan Złomańczuk, Poland Piotr Szarpak & Adam Mażysz (May 9, 2000 – April 22, 2001)
  • Poland Józef Dankowski (2001)

Notable players

Players who have been capped and/or have over 80 appearances for the club

See also


  1. "I zespół" (in Polish). GKS Bełchatów. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
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