Ekstraklasa | Poland - an overview
The Poland Ekstraklasa is the top level of men’s professional football in Poland. Known as the PKO BP Ekstraklasa for the 2019/20 season due to a sponsorship deal with the Polish PKO Bank.
There are 16 teams that contest the right to be crown the Ekstraklasa champion. A 30-game home and away round-robin tournament is played to determine the season split. At the end of the opening round-robin, the league is split into two groups. The top eight teams enter the Championship round, where they play for the league title. The bottom eight teams go into the Relegation round, where they fight to stay in the league. Relegation from the Ekstraklasa feeds into the I liga. The bottom three teams are relegated.
There is no promotion from the Poland Ekstraklasa, but the top team qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, with the runner up entering the 2nd stage qualifying round. Third and fourth qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by domestic cup competition.
Arka Gdynia, Cracovia Kraków, Górnik Zabrze, Jagiellonia Białystok, Korona Kielce, Lech Poznań, Lechia Gdańsk, Legia Warszawa, Miedź Legnica, Piast Gliwice, Pogoń Szczecin, Rakow, Raków Częstochowa, Wisła Kraków, Wisła Płock SA, Zagłębie Lubin, Zagłębie Sosnowiec, ŁKS Łódź, Śląsk Wrocław
Białystok City Stadium - Jagiellonia Białystok, Kazimierz Górski Stadium - Wisła Płock SA, Pepsi Arena - Legia Warszawa, Stadion Energa Gdańsk - Lechia Gdańsk, Stadion Florian Krygier - Pogoń Szczecin, Stadion GOSiR - Arka Gdynia, Stadion Ludowy - Zagłębie Sosnowiec, Stadion MKS Miedź Legnica - Miedź Legnica, Stadion Miejski - Śląsk Wrocław, Stadion Miejski - Lech Poznań, Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana - Cracovia Kraków, Wisła Kraków, Stadion Miejski w Kielcach - Korona Kielce, Stadion Piast - Piast Gliwice, Stadion Zagłębia Lubin - Zagłębie Lubin, Stadion imienia Ernesta Pohla - Górnik Zabrze, Stadion ŁKS - ŁKS Łódź