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EFBLU European Tour 3: PKO Bank Polski (Warsaw, Poland)

8 June 2019 /

The football team of PKO Bank Polski, the biggest bank in Poland, was established in 2015. The idea of the football section was to create a platform for out-of-the-office meetings with the aim to integrate employees from different business areas through sport.

PKO Bank Polski, the only team which has participated in all EFBLU tournaments so far, finished second in the most recent Winter 2019 season of Legia Business Cup.

The team has also won the Cup of the Polish Bank Association three times in a row in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Furthermore, in 2017, PKO Bank Polski won an international futsal tournament in Toruń after finishing second in 2016.

Among the other achievements of the team in 2017 are the seconds places at the Cross-sectoral Championship of Poland in Zakopane and the winter, spring and autumn editions of the prestigious business league Legia Biznes Cup.

In addition to playing football, the players are actively engaged in volunteering – among others, together with the Foundation of the PKO Bank Polski they supported the fundraising campaign for the medical treatment of the little Oliwka Wieczorek from Zduńska Wola and Olek Szymański from Łowicz.

The team has players who have a strong passion for running, shooting, cycling and even beach soccer. They form a harmonious group united by the idea of being leaders in business and sport.

The activities of the team, including participation in tournaments, is co-financed with “PKO after the hours” funds and own funds.

PKO Bank Polski finished 5th at both EFBLU European Cup 1 in Kraków (Poland) and EFBLU European Cup 2 in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), 4th at EFBLU European Tour 1 in Riga (Latvia) and 7th at EFBLU European Tour 2 in Riga (Latvia)!

In December 2018, the team participated in Liga Companiilor's "Cupa Unirii 2018" in Bucharest (Romania) and was awarded with the special "Fair Play Trophy" there!


1.Robert ZawardzinGoalkeeper
2.Piotr Hełmecki Defender - Captain
5.Mateusz Manart Defender
6.Piotr Skwara Defender
12.Piotr Świstak Defender
20.Marek Pękacki Defender
21.Mariusz Chłopik Defender
8.Michał Urbaniak Midfielder
10.Mateusz Złotowski Midfielder
13.Marcin Konieczny Midfielder
16.Sławomir Puczyński Midfielder
72.Radosław Tomaszewski Midfielder
3.Adam Wielgołaski Forward
7.Daniel Kucharuk Forward
14.Rafał Galec Forward
27.Michał Knajdrowski Forward