Groclin-Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wlkp. was promoted to the 1. level in 1997. They were famous because of the fact that they gor promotion to the 3. level in 1995, to the 2. level in 1996 and in the next year to the top flight. Earlier two other clubs from Wielkopolska did the same (Sokół Pniewy - 1991 4. -> 3., 1992 3. -> 2., 1993 2. -> 1.; Amica Wronki - 1992 5. -> 4., 1993 4. -> 3., 1994 3. -> 2., 1995 2. -> 1.)
Their president Zbigniew Drzymała employed very experienced players especially of Poznań clubs: Przemysław Bereszyński, Sławomir Najtkowski, Piotr Soczyński, Aleksiej Tiereszczenko, Jerzy Kaziów, Tomasz Molewski, Ryszard Rybak, Sławomir Suchomski. They played for Lech and Olimpia. Also players of Sokół has been transferred to Groclin-Dyskobolia: Andrzej Janeczek, Jacek Chromiński. First goalkeeper of the club (Tadeusz Fajfer) is a man, who played for Lechia Gdańsk in 1983 (when they were 2. level newcomers) against Juventus in the Cup Winners' Cup! Later on he debuted at the 1. level (in 1984) and had eight 1. level appearances. After all that years he returned to the top level.
Most of the players of Groclin-Dyskobolia debuted at the 1. level in the mid-80s, so over 10 years ago. They are quite old as players and perhaps they are one of the oldest teams in Europe.
In the first games of the 1997/98 season they fielded following players:
9 August 1997 Groclin-Widzew 0:3 (0:0) Tadeusz Fajfer 38y 107d Andrzej Janeczek 28y 143d Piotr Soczyński 30y 203d Przemysław Bereszyński 28y 210d Sławomir Najtkowski 32y 220d Krzysztof Jutrzenka 23y 148d Grzegorz Więzik 34y 19d Jacek Chromiński 25y 195d Jarosław Araszkiewicz 32y 189d Sławomir Suchomski 30y 291d Ryszard Rybak 37y 194d Average age: 31y 42d
17 August 1997 Groclin-Pogoń 2:2 (2:2) Tadeusz Fajfer 38y 115d Andrzej Janeczek 28y 151d Piotr Soczyński 30y 211d Przemysław Bereszyński 28y 218d Sławomir Najtkowski 32y 228d Krzysztof Jutrzenka 23y 156d Grzegorz Więzik 34y 27d Jacek Chromiński 25y 203d Jarosław Araszkiewicz 32y 197d Sławomir Suchomski 30y 299d Ryszard Rybak 37y 202d Average age: 31y 50d
20 August 1997 Stomil-Groclin 2:1 (2:0) Tadeusz Fajfer 38y 118d Andrzej Janeczek 28y 154d Piotr Soczyński 30y 214d Sławomir Najtkowski 32y 231d Grzegorz Więzik 34y 30d Jacek Chromiński 25y 206d Piotr Juraszek 25y 206d Tomasz Molewski 26y 199d Jarosław Araszkiewicz 32y 200d Sławomir Suchomski 30y 302d Mariusz Rosiak 24y 198d Average age: 29y 353d