Legia Warsaw

Full name: Legia Warsaw FC

From: Warsaw, Poland

Club colours: White shirt, black shorts, white socks

Legia Warsaw kit

Home ground: Stadion WP, Warsaw (31,000)

Nickname:
The Legionnaires

Last season: Fourth in Ekstraklasa (Polish top flight)

Maciej Skorza

Manager: Maciej Skorza

Squad:
Goalkeepers:

Marijan Antolović, Jakub Szumski, Kostyantyn Makhnovskyy

Defenders:
Artur Jędrzejczyk, Dickson Choto, Tomasz Kiełbowicz, Inaki Astiz Ventura, Marcin Komorowski, Srdja Kneżević, Jakub Wawrzyniak, Jakub Rzeźniczak

Midfielders:
Piotr Giza, Maciej Iwański, Emanuel de Jesus Bonfim Evaristo, Ariel Borysiuk, Sebastian Szałachowski, Ivica Vrdoljak, Alejandro Ariel Cabral, Michał Żyro, Maciej Rybus, Miroslav Radović, Adam Banasiak

Strikers:
Michał Kucharczyk. Bruno Mezenga, Takesure Chinyama, Maciej Górski

Website: www.legia.com

10 FACTS ON... LEGIA WARSAW

  • The game against Arsenal will mark the opening of Legia Warsaw's New Legion Stadium
  • Legia Warsaw were formed by a group of soldiers who established a 'Legion team'
  • The first match at their stadium was against a team from Barcelona called CD Europa. It took place in August 1930
  • In 1957 a team from Warsaw, made up of mostly of Legia players, played the first match at the Nou Camp
  • The team has had nine different names over the course of its history
  • Legia Warsaw have won the Polish title eight times
  • Their best performance in the Champions League came in the 1995/96 season when they reached the Quarter-Finals
  • That performance made them the only Polish side to have reached the last eight of the Champions League
  • They reached the Semi-Final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1990/91 season
  • Legia were expelled from the 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup because of crowd trouble involving Polish supporters during a match against FK Vėtra in Lithuania on 8 July. They had a further one-season ban suspended for five years.
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