After playing other matches of the 33rd round of the league, Wisła Kraków had to win both of their last matches to have a chance to remain in the elite for the next season. , joining Górnik Łęczna and Bruk-Betu Termaliki Nieciecza, which were degraded a few hours earlier.
Kazimierz Kmiecik’s tears. He was comforted by the spokeswoman of the Vistula River
Out of the main actors of the Sunday, poor performance of the Wisła show, ie footballers and the training staff, the club’s legend, which was the last to leave the field in Radom, was the most relegated. Associated with the club for several decades, first as a footballer, then as a coach and a member of the training staff, the Olympic champion from Munich burst into tears after the last whistle of judge Jarosław Przybył, which was recorded by Canal + cameras.
The best scorer in history (153 goals in 304 matches) tried to console Wisła’s spokeswoman, Karolina Biedrzycka-Kawula, long after the match in Radom. Interestingly, Kazimierz Kmiecik is one of the few in the Krakow club that worked in Wisła, when it was dropped from the league for the last time 38 years ago. In the 1993/94 season, he was an assistant first to Marek Kusto, and then to Orest Lenczyk, and Wisła took 15th place out of 18 teams, which was then associated with relegation from the league.
At that time, Wisła’s absence in the top division lasted only two years, and in the 1995/96 season, in which “Biała Gwiazda” was returning to, Kmiecik was an assistant to Lucjan Franczak and Henryk Apostel, between them he was the temporary coach of Wisła for two weeks.