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2009–10 Ekstraklasa

Ekstraklasa
Season 2009–10
Champions Lech Poznań
Relegated Piast Gliwice, Odra Wodzisław
UEFA Champions League Lech Poznań
UEFA Europa League Wisła Kraków, Ruch Chorzów
Matches played 240
Goals scored 532 (2.22 per match)
Top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski (18)
Biggest home win Korona 4–0 P. Warsaw
Legia 4–0 Zagłębie
P. Bytom 4–0 Piast
Śląsk 4–0 Odra
Biggest away win Korona 0–5 Lech
Highest scoring Cracovia 2–6 Lechia

The 2009–10 Ekstraklasa was the 76th season since its establishment as the highest football league of Poland. It began on 31 July 2009 and ended on 15 May 2010. Wisła Kraków were the defending champions, having won their 12th Ekstraklasa title in the previous season.

Teams

Due to several non-competitive events between last and this season, the team exchange among the two highest football divisions of Poland was only partially determined by the 2008–09 league tables.

ŁKS Łódź were denied a license by the Polish FA because of financial issues.[1] ŁKS filed several appeals against this decision, but were eventually left without any success.

First League 2008–09 champions Widzew Łódź were not permitted to advance by the Polish FA after their involvement in the Polish corruption scandal.[2] The club had its initial appeals rejected, however, an Arbitration Tribunal later returned a verdict in the club's favor which led the club to file a request for immediate reinstatement to the Ekstraklasa.[3]

The decisions had a significant influence on the relegation and promotion of teams. As a consequence of their revoked license, ŁKS were put in last place of the 2008–09 Ekstraklasa standings and directly relegated to the First League. They were joined by Górnik Zabrze as 15th-placed team. Both teams were replaced with First League 2008–09 runners-up Zagłębie Lubin and third-placed Korona Kielce.

Because of the controversy surrounding both teams from Łódź, the Polish FA was forced to postpone the originally planned relegation/promotion play-off in June 2009 and eventually decided to cancel it completely.

Stadiums and locations

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Arka
Cracovia
Wisła
Location of teams in Ekstraklasa 2009-10
Team Location Venue Capacity[4]
Arka Gdynia Gdynia GOSiR Stadium 12,000 (upgrading 15,500)
Cracovia Kraków Cracovia Stadium 12,000 (upgrading 15,100)
GKS Bełchatów Bełchatów GKS Stadium 5,238
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Municipal Stadium 7,500 (upgrading 22,500)
Korona Kielce Kielce Arena Kielce 15,550
Lech Poznań Poznań Municipal Stadium 17,000 (upgrading 45,830)
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk Lechia Stadium 11,524 (upgrading 44,630)
Legia Warsaw Warsaw Polish Army Stadium 25,976 (upgrading 33,200)
Odra Wodzisław Śląski Wodzisław Śląski MOSiR Stadium 6,620
Piast Gliwice Gliwice Piast Stadium 5,000
Polonia Bytom Bytom Edward Szymkowiak Stadium 6,000
Polonia Warsaw Warsaw Polonia Stadium 7,000
Ruch Chorzów Chorzów Ruch Stadium 10,000
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Oporowska Stadium 8,273 (upgrading 42,770)
Wisła Kraków Kraków Henryk Reyman Stadium 20,346 (upgrading 33,680)
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Dialog Arena 16,300

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Lech Poznań (C) 30 19 8 3 51 20 +31 65 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Wisła Kraków 30 19 5 6 48 20 +28 62 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Ruch Chorzów 30 16 5 9 40 30 +10 53 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Legia Warsaw 30 15 7 8 36 22 +14 52
5 GKS Bełchatów 30 13 9 8 37 27 +10 48
6 Korona Kielce 30 9 10 11 35 41 −6 37 KOR: 7 pts, 3–2
PBY: 5 pts, 2–2
LGD: 3 pts, 2–3
7 Polonia Bytom 30 9 10 11 29 31 −2 37
8 Lechia Gdańsk 30 9 10 11 30 32 −2 37
9 Śląsk Wrocław 30 8 12 10 32 33 −1 36
10 Zagłębie Lubin 30 8 11 11 30 38 −8 35
11 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 11 11 8 29 27 +2 0341 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1 JAG 0–0 CRA
CRA 0–1 JAG
12 Cracovia 30 9 7 14 25 39 −14 34
13 30 9 6 15 25 38 −13 33
14 Arka Gdynia 30 7 7 16 28 39 −11 28
15  (R) 30 7 6 17 27 45 −18 27 Relegation to First League 2010-11 ODR 2–0 PIA
PIA 2–1 ODR
16 Piast Gliwice (R) 30 7 6 17 30 50 −20 27

Source: 90minut.pl (Polish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
1Jagiellonia Białystok were deducted ten points at the start of the 2009–10 season as a consequence of the club's involvement in a corruption scandal. They will qualify to the Europa League as 2009-10 Polish Cup winners.[5]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results

Home \ Away[1]
Arka Gdynia 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–2
Cracovia 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–6 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–4 1–0 1–1 1–1
GKS Bełchatów 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–3
Korona Kielce 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–5 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 3–3
Jagiellonia Białystok 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
Lech Poznań 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Lechia Gdańsk 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Legia Warsaw 1–0 0–0 2–2 5–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 4–0
2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–4 1–3 1–2
Piast Gliwice 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–4 4–1
Polonia Bytom 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 2–1
2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–1
Ruch Chorzów 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–2
Śląsk Wrocław 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0
Wisła Kraków 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Zagłębie Lubin 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–4
Source: The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statistics

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