Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej
- The Polish team played their first international match in 1921, a 1-0 loss to Hungary.
The 70s and early 80s were arguably the golden years of Polish football as they qualified for four straight World Cups (74, 78, 82, 86) finishing the 1974 and 1982 editions in third place. They also won the 1972 Olympic tournament held in Munich.
Poland are England's most consistent companions during qualifying for European Championships and World Cups. They have been drawn together in eight qualifying competitions with one meeting during the 1986 World Cup. Their first two games were two friendlies in 1966 and to date England have only lost one match out of the 18 played; the 1973 World Cup Qualifier in Chorzow.
The return leg was even more famous as Jan Tomaszewski's 'antics' denied England a winner and a World Cup place. Poland went instead and Sir Alf Ramsey was unceremoniously sacked.
Head to head
- World Cup Qualifier
- World Cup Finals
- European Championship Qualifier