III liga, group IV
Founded2016; 6 years ago (2016)
CountryPoland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams18–21
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toII liga
Relegation toIV liga
Domestic cup(s)Polish Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Europa Conference League (via Polish Cup)
Current championsWisła Puławy
(2020–21)
Websitelaczynas2liga.pl
Current: 2020–21 III liga

III liga, group IV is one of the four groups of III liga, which are competitions of the fourth tier of the Polish football league system.[1]

This group was established in 2016, when, after the 2015–16 season, as a result of the reorganization of the III liga in Poland, group VII was merged with group VIII.[2]

Responsible for the games taking place in this group are: the Lublin Football Association based in Lublin, the Lesser Poland Football Association based in Kraków, the Subcarpathian Football Association based in Rzeszów and the Holy Cross Football Association based in Kielce. The group consists of 18 teams from the following voivodeships: Lublin, Lesser Poland, Subcarpathian and Holy Cross.[3][4]

In the 2020–21 season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic unexpected complications (no relegation to IV liga and one relegated team from II liga after the 2019–20 season), the group was temporarily expanded to 21 teams.[5]

Top teams season-by-season

Season Champion Runner-up Third place
Bold teams were promoted to II liga:
2016–17 Garbarnia Kraków Motor Lublin Stal Rzeszów
2017–18 Resovia Motor Lublin KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
2018–19 Stal Rzeszów Podhale Nowy Targ Motor Lublin
2019–20 Motor Lublin[A] Hutnik Kraków[A] Wólczanka Wólka Pełkińska
2020–21 Wisła Puławy Chełmianka Chełm Sokół Sieniawa

Top scorers season-by-season

Season Player Goals Club(s) Source
2016–17 Wojciech Reiman 17 Stal Rzeszów [6]
2017–18 Przemysław Banaszak 20 Chełmianka Chełm [7]
2018–19 Tomasz Płonka 20 Stal Rzeszów [8]
2019–20 Rafał Król 16 Stal Kraśnik, Motor Lublin [9]
Krzysztof Ropski Siarka Tarnobrzeg
2020–21 Adrian Paluchowski 28 Wisła Puławy [10]

2020–21 season

Main article: 2020–21 III liga

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Wisła Puławy 20 15 3 2 54 20 +34 48 Promotion to II liga
2 Sokół Sieniawa 20 12 7 1 38 16 +22 43
3 Stal Stalowa Wola 20 12 2 6 40 23 +17 38
4 Wisła Sandomierz 20 10 7 3 36 24 +12 37
5 Wólczanka Wólka Pełkińska 20 11 3 6 43 26 +17 36
6 Avia Świdnik 20 10 6 4 46 20 +26 36
7 KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 20 10 2 8 34 23 +11 32
8 Siarka Tarnobrzeg 20 9 4 7 39 29 +10 31
9 Podhale Nowy Targ 20 9 4 7 32 28 +4 31
10 ŁKS Łagów 20 8 4 8 29 33 −4 28
11 Chełmianka Chełm 20 8 4 8 33 30 +3 28
12 Wisłoka Dębica 20 7 7 6 26 21 +5 28
13 Lewart Lubartów 20 6 8 6 26 23 +3 26
14 Korona Kielce II 20 7 2 11 37 45 −8 23
15 Stal Kraśnik 20 6 4 10 25 32 −7 22
16 KS Wiązownica 20 6 3 11 25 45 −20 21 Relegation to IV liga
17 Orlęta Radzyń Podlaski 20 5 4 11 21 42 −21 19
18 Podlasie Biała Podlaska 20 5 3 12 29 55 −26 18
19 Cracovia II 20 5 3 12 22 29 −7 18
20 Jutrzenka Giebułtów 20 4 4 12 25 54 −29 16
21 Hetman Zamość 20 1 4 15 18 60 −42 7
Updated to match(es) played on 5 December 2020. Source: 90minut.pl
Rules for classification: 1. Number of points reached in the entire series of games; 2. Number of points reached in direct matches; 3. Goal difference in direct matches; 4. Goal difference in direct matches – away goals counted twice; 5. Goal difference in the whole series of games; 6. Number of goals scored in the entire series of games.

2019–20 season

Main article: 2019–20 III liga

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Motor Lublin 19 10 6 3 36 16 +20 36[a] Promotion to II liga[A]
2 Hutnik Kraków 19 10 6 3 34 27 +7 36[a]
3 Wólczanka Wólka Pełkińska 19 9 8 2 27 16 +11 35
4 Korona Kielce II 19 10 4 5 38 26 +12 34
5 Siarka Tarnobrzeg 19 8 6 5 30 23 +7 30
6 Wisła Puławy 19 8 5 6 21 19 +2 29
7 Stal Kraśnik 19 7 7 5 29 20 +9 28[b]
8 Avia Świdnik 19 7 7 5 26 27 −1 28[b]
9 Podhale Nowy Targ 19 8 4 7 30 24 +6 28[b]
10 Wisłoka Dębica 19 7 6 6 22 14 +8 27
11 Wisła Sandomierz 19 6 7 6 24 19 +5 25
12 Sokół Sieniawa 19 6 7 6 17 18 −1 25
13 KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 19 6 6 7 21 21 0 24
14 Hetman Zamość 19 5 7 7 22 25 −3 22
15 Orlęta Radzyń Podlaski 19 3 7 9 15 25 −10 16[c]
16 Jutrzenka Giebułtów 19 4 4 11 14 30 −16 16[c]
17 Chełmianka Chełm 19 1 8 10 12 35 −23 11
18 Podlasie Biała Podlaska 19 1 5 13 20 53 −33 8
Source: Soccerway, 90minut
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams are tied); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Hutnik Kraków 3, Motor Lublin 0.[B]
  2. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Stal Kraśnik 6, Avia Świdnik 3, Podhale Nowy Targ 0.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Orlęta Radzyń Podlaski 1, Jutrzenka Giebułtów 0.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Due to the fact that the competition was not completed, promotion to the II league was granted to Motor Lublin, who, with an equal number of points with Hutnik Kraków, obtained a more favorable goal difference. Then, by the decision of the PZPN Emergency Committee, the number of promotion teams from this group was increased to two.
  2. ^ During the season, the position in the table was determined by the goal difference.

References

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  3. ^ "Zarząd LZPN wydał oświadczenie". Onet Sport. May 19, 2020.
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