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Fischer# 195 - Issued 04-20-2007

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Legia Warszawa 1916-2016


 


This 6 zl stamp recognizes the Legia of Warsaw professional football (soccer) club.  The club was founded in March 1916 as Druzyna Sportowa Legia during military operations in World War I on the Eastern Front, and became the main football club of the Polish Legions.  In 1920 the club was identified as Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Warszawa and renamed Legia in 1923 after merging with another club, Korona.  The club’s home venue at the Polish Army Stadium (Stadion Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw since 1930 was a gift from Jozef Pilsudski.  From 1949-57 the club was known as CWKS Warszawa (Central Military Sports Club of Warsaw).  Ownership was transferred to Pol-Mot, and from 2004-14 it was owned by the media conglomerate ITI Group.  The club is now owned by Dariusz Mioduski, Boguslaw Lesnodorski, and Maciej Wandzel.  The club has several nicknames, including Wojskowi (Militarians) and Legonisci (Legionnaires).  The SS features a photo of the team from 1916 and the top of the SS displays the supportive slogans Semper Invicta (Always Invincible) and Semper Heroica (Always Heroic).


 


 


 


Date of Issue                      April 20, 2016


 


Sheet Format                      Single in Numbered SS


 


Printing Method                          Offset


 


Designer                             Agnieszka Sancewicz