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History

Years 51’-60’

  • 22 Jul 1956

    GRAND OPENING

    On the holiday of 22 July, the Silesian Stadium had its grand opening. The Polish national team was defeated in...

    On the holiday of 22 July, the Silesian Stadium had its grand opening. The Polish national team was defeated in the inauguration match by East Germany 0:2 (0:0). The first goal scored in the history of the stadium was an… own goal.  Scored by Jerzy Woźniak at about 6.30 pm. Spectators: 100,000.

    Silesian Stadium opening friendly match:
    Poland – East Germany 0:2 ( 0:0 ) – 22.07.1956
    First goal at the Silesian Stadium – own goal of Jerzy Woźniak in the 62nd min. Account: Roman Paszkowski
    Archives of Polskie Radio (Polish Radio) Katowice

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  • 20 Oct 1957

    POLAND VS SOVIET UNION

    The Polish national team was victorious over the Soviet eleven in the World Cup qualifiers, winning 2:1 (1:0). The hero...

    The Polish national team was victorious over the Soviet eleven in the World Cup qualifiers, winning 2:1 (1:0). The hero of the match was the captain of the Polish team – Gerard Cieślik who scored twice, beating the legendary Soviet goalkeeper – Lev Yashin. At that time, it was the greatest success in the Polish football. Spectators: 100,000.

    World cup qualification match:
    Poland – Soviet Union 2:1 (1:0) – 20.10.1957

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    Polska – ZSRR 2:1 (1:0) – 20.10.1957 r.
    Bramka Gerarda Cieślika w 50 min na 2:0.

    Relacja Witolda Dobrowolskiego
    Archiwum Polskiego Radia Katowice

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  • 28 Jun 1959

    POLAND VS SPAIN

    In the European Cup qualifiers, Poland lost to Spain 2:4 (1:2). The fans had a chance to admire one of...

    In the European Cup qualifiers, Poland lost to Spain 2:4 (1:2). The fans had a chance to admire one of the bet football players at that time – Alfredo Di Stéfano who scored twice. Ernest Pol and Lucjan Brychczy scored goals for Poland. Spectators: 100,000.

    European cup qualification match:
    Poland – Spain 2:4 (1:2) – 28.06.1959

    Archives of Telewizja Polska (Polish Television)

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  • 25 May 1960

    PELÉ AT THE SILESIAN STADIUM!

    Pelé at the Silesian Stadium! His FC Santos won with the Polish team 5:2 (1:) and the king of football...

    Pelé at the Silesian Stadium! His FC Santos won with the Polish team 5:2 (1:) and the king of football scored two goals in this match. Spectators: 100,000.

    Friendly match:
    Polish Football Association team – FC Santos 2:5 (0:1) – 25.05.1960

    Archives of Telewizja Polska (Polish Television)

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