Sandecja Nowy Sacz is a Polish football club formed in 1910. Up to 1979 Sandecja stadium was named XXV years of PRL at the initiative of the then Communist leaders of the city. In 1998, nine years after the fall of communism in Poland, it was then renamed in honor of Father Wladyslaw Augustynek, a popular local Catholic priest, who was a passionate fan of the club.
In the 2016–17 season, Sandecja won I liga, which promoted the club to the Polish Ekstraklasa, Poland's highest professional football league, for the first time in the club's history.
Sandecja was founded in 1910, upon the initiative of Adam Bieda, who was the chairman of the Nowy Sacz branch of the Sokol Sports Association. The name of the club comes after Latin name of the city of Nowy Sacz (Nova Civitas Sandecz), and from the very beginning, Sandecja was supported by the local Zaklady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego (Rail Rolling Stock Repair Workshops). For most of its history, Sandecja was closely associated with Polish Railroads, and its official name was Rail Sports Club Sandecja (since 1999: Municipal Sports Club Sandecja).
Throughout the years, Sandecja had several departments, including men’s and women’s volleyball (1950 - 2009), handball (1950 – 1955), basketball (1950 – 1961), track and field (1945 – 1970), skiing (1945 – 1956), ice-hockey (1951 – 1964), boxing (1948 – 1960), table tennis (1945 – 1955).
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