Legia Warszawa is a professional football club based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in March 1916 (during the military operations of the World War I on the eastern front) in the area of Maniewicze in Volhynia as the football club of the Polish Legions. After World War I, it became the main official football club of the Polish Army Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa (Military Sports Club Legia Warsaw). In the years 1949 - 1957 Legia was known by the name CWKS Warszawa (Central Military Sports Club Warsaw). Today, it is one of two Warsaw-based football club participating in the Polish Ekstraklasa (alongside Polonia Warsaw). The club's home venue is the Polish Army Stadium.
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