Czech First League
The Czech First League, currently known as the ePojisteni. cz liga, is a Czech professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Czech football league system, it is the primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Czech National Football League, seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 30 games each. The league is currently ranked 13th in Europe in the UEFA league rankings, the history of the Czech football league began at the end of the 20th century. It was reorganised for the 1993–1994 season, after the dissolution of former Czechoslovakia, having won more than half of league titles, Sparta Prague are the most successful team in Czech First League history. Other clubs who have won the title are Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec, Baník Ostrava, there are 16 clubs in the league. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents.
In the inaugural season, two points were awarded for a win, before switching to three points for a win in 1994, teams receive one point for a draw and no points are awarded for a loss. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the second tier Czech National Football League, the following 16 clubs are competing in the 2015–16 Czech First League. In 1997 the league started a deal with Plzeňský Prazdroj. In 2008, the sponsorship was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season, in May 2014, the league announced a four-year sponsorship deal with betting firm Synot, becoming the Synot liga. However, in January 2016 the company announced that their deal would conclude at the end of the 2015–16 season, in July 2016 a new two-year sponsorship deal has been announced with an online insurance company ePojisteni. cz, the league is officially called ePojisteni. cz liga. In October 2016 FAČR, LFA and Czech betting company Fortuna signed a 6-year partnership deal, according to this deal the Czech First League will be called Fortuna liga from the 2018–19 season.
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FC Zbrojovka Brno
FC Zbrojovka Brno is a professional football club based in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. Founded in 1913 as SK Židenice, the became known as Zbrojovka Brno. Brno won the Czechoslovak First League in the 1977–78 season and finished as runners-up in 1979–80, the club, initially known as SK Židenice, played in the top tier of Czechoslovakian football from 1933 until suffering relegation in the 1946–47 Czechoslovak First League. During this period, the club entered the Mitropa Cup three times, reaching the finals in 1935 as well as taking part in the competition in 1936 and 1938. Between 1950 and 1962 the club played outside the top tier, five seasons elapsed before the club was again relegated, in 1967. They spent four years in the tier of Czechoslovak football before returning to the top flight. In the 1970s the club was a force in the country, winning the Czechoslovak First League in 1978, finishing third the following season. The 1980s were less spectacular for Brno, as the club was relegated in 1983, after just two seasons in the top tier, the club finished last in 1991 and was again relegated.
Between 1992 and 2011, Brno played in the top tier of the Czech Republic for 19 consecutive seasons, in 2011, the club was relegated to the second division. Liga, the only managed to finish fourth, missing out on the promotion places. However, due to the requirements of the Czech First League. As a result, Brno won promotion back to the top tier. SK Židenice Zbrojovka Brno Spartak ZJŠ Brno Zbrojovka Brno Boby Brno Stavo Artikel Brno 1. FC Brno FC Zbrojovka Brno In 1962, there was an amalgamation between Rudá Hvězda Brno and Spartak ZJŠ Brno. Brno have competed a number of times in European competitions, reaching the round of the 1978–79 European Cup in their only appearance to date in the competition. The club played in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners Cup but lost in the first round, Brno took part in the UEFA Cup three times, reaching the quarter finals in 1979–80 and playing in 1980–81 and 1997–98. Brno played five times in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, reaching the finals in 1963–64. They competed in the Mitropa Cup three times before World War II, reaching the finals in 1935.
Brno have played at Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská since 2001, when moved from previous home Stadion Za Lužánkami
SK Slavia Prague
SK Slavia Prague is a Czech professional football club founded in 1892 in the city of Prague. They are the second most successful club in the Czech Republic since its independence in 1993 and they play in the Czech First League, the highest competition in the Czech Republic. They play the Prague derby with Sparta Prague, an important rivalry in Czech football, Slavia has won 16 titles, several Czech cups and the Mitropa Cup in 1938. The club has won three league titles since the foundation of the Czech league in 1993, the club reached the semi-finals of the 1995–96 UEFA Cup and qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in their history. In addition to their mens squad, Slavia Prague has reserve, womens, Slavia was founded on 2 November 1892 by medicine students in Vinohrady, Prague, as a sport club aimed at increasing sport activity among students. Initially the club focused on cycling, and expanded to football in 1896, on 25 March of that year, Slavia won their first match against AC Prague 5–0.
Four days later, Slavia played against Sparta Prague, with the match finishing 0–0, in 1905, Scottish manager and former Celtic player John Madden brought new tactics and views on football from his home country to the club. He managed to set up a golden age for the club that lasted 25 years. Under Madden Slavia won 134 domestic matches out of a total of 169, in 1930, Madden retired from Slavia and professional football at the age of 66, though he remained in Prague for the rest of his life. In the 1934 FIFA World Cup, the Czechoslovak national team included eight Slavia players, the second golden period came when Slavia bought Josef Bican from Admira Vienna. Slavia with Bican won titles in 1940,1941,1942 and 1943, in 1951 Slavia finished in 11th position in the league. Poor results continued during the 1950s and 1960s when Slavia were relegated twice and they next played in the top level of football in 1965. In 1996, Slavia won their 14th title after 49 years, during this season, Slavia played in the semi-final of the UEFA Cup and four players of this team had big importance for the silver-medal winning Czech team from UEFA Euro 1996.
For the group stage, Slavia were drawn in Group H along with Arsenal, Steaua București and they started with a 2–1 win at home against Steaua and a 4–2 loss to Sevilla. Next came two matches against Arsenal, Slavia lost 7–0 at the Emirates Stadium, but in the leg they managed to draw 0–0. In Bucharest came a 1–1 draw, which qualified the Czech team for the UEFA Cup round of 32, from third place in Group H, in October 2006, the construction of the new and long-awaited stadium at Eden for 21,000 spectators began. The stadium was opened on 7 May 2008 with a match against Oxford University. In the 2009–10 season the club managed only 7th place in the league, in the autumn of 2010, the club found itself in crisis due to its economic problems
FK Teplice is a Czech football club based in the city of Teplice,80 km north of Prague. The club currently plays in the Czech First League, the club was founded after World War II in 1945. The club advanced to the Czechoslovak First League in just three years after being founded and played mostly in the First and Second Czechoslovak divisions. After the Velvet Revolution and comeback of rich sponsor, Teplice were runners up in the 1998–99 Czech First League and went on to play in the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League, although they lost their first match against Borussia Dortmund. The club subsequently won the Czech Cup in 2003 and went on to beat Kaiserslautern, since 2011, Teplice have had an agreement where SK Roudnice nad Labem is acting as their farm team. The clubs best league position was second in the 1998–99 season, in the 2004–05 season the team finished third, with the same number of points as second-place Slavia Prague. The finish allowed them to play in the round of the UEFA Cup qualification.
In the first round of the UEFA Cup Teplice faced Espanyol and they were eliminated after drawing 1–1 in the first leg and losing 0–2 in the second leg. In the 2007–08 season the finished in fifth place in the Czech First League. The result earned them a place in the 2008 Intertoto Cup, however they lost on away goals in their first fixture, against Budapest Honvéd FC. In 2009 Teplice again won the cup, qualifying yet again for European competition, however they went out in their first fixture, a 2–3 aggregate loss against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The list contains the tournament, the number of seasons, games played, drawn, Czech Cup,22003,2009 Czech First League, 1998–99 Iran International Tournament Winner,1975 Runner-up,1974 Official website UEFA´s FK Teplice site
FK Jablonec is a Czech professional football club based in the town of Jablonec nad Nisou. The club has played in the top flight of Czech football, currently the Synot liga, Jablonec played its first season of top-flight football in the 1974–75 Czechoslovak First League, remaining in the top flight for two seasons before relegation in 1976. The club won the 1993–94 Czech 2, liga and returned to the top flight, now of the Czech Republic, in 1994. Jablonec finished third in the 1996–97 Czech First League, at the time its best-ever finish, as a result the club qualified for European competition in the form of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup, winning two and drawing two matches. The same season, the won the Czech Cup, thus ensuring another season of European football. Resultantly the club played in the qualifying round of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup. The club finished a second place in the 2009–10 Czech First League, just a point behind league champions Sparta Prague. 2010–11 saw Jablonec striker David Lafata finish as the top scorer with 19 goals, helping the team to a third-place finish.
In 2011–12, Lafata set a new scoring record in the Czech First League as he scored an unprecedented 25 goals in a season again being the leagues top scorer. Lafata would go on to score 13 goals in 16 league appearances for Jablonec in the first half of the 2012–13 season before signing for Sparta Prague, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Liga Champions, 1993–94 Official club website