2017–18 Czech First League

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Czech First League
Season 2017–18
Dates 28 July 2017 – 26 May 2018
Champions Viktoria Plzeň
Relegated Vysočina Jihlava
Zbrojovka Brno
Champions League Viktoria Plzeň
Slavia Prague
Europa League Jablonec
Sparta Prague
Sigma Olomouc
Matches played 240
Goals scored 572 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorer Michal Krmenčík (16 goals)
Biggest home win Jablonec 5–0 Vysočina Jihlava
(17 September 2017)
Slavia Prague 5–0 Dukla Prague
(18 November 2017)
Biggest away win Zlín 1–5 Mladá Boleslav
(22 October 2017)
Zlín 0–4 Jablonec (3 March 2018)
Vysočina Jihlava 0–4 Jablonec
(17 March 2018)
Dukla Prague 1–5 Viktoria Plzeň
(26 May 2018)
Highest scoring Karviná 3–5 Sigma Olomouc
(16 September 2017)

The 2017–18 Czech First League, known as the HET liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 25th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The defending champions were Slavia Prague, who won their fourth Czech title the previous season,[1] the season began on 28 July 2017 and ended on 26 May 2018.

Viktoria Plzeň made a league record by winning their first 14 league games of the season.[2]

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from
2016–17 Czech National Football League
Relegated from
2016–17 Czech First League
SK Sigma Olomouc
FC Baník Ostrava
FC Hradec Králové
1. FK Příbram

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
Baník Ostrava Ostrava Městský stadion (Ostrava) 15,123 [3]
Bohemians 1905 Prague Ďolíček 5,000 [4]
Dukla Prague Prague Stadion Juliska 8,150 [5]
Jablonec Jablonec nad Nisou Stadion Střelnice 6,108 [6]
Karviná Karviná Městský stadion (Karviná) 4,833 [7]
Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Městský stadion (Mladá Boleslav) 5,000 [8]
Sigma Olomouc Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,483 [9]
Slavia Prague Prague Eden Arena 20,232 [10]
Slovácko Uherské Hradiště Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty 8,000 [11]
Slovan Liberec Liberec Stadion u Nisy 9,900 [12]
Sparta Prague Prague Generali Arena 18,887 [13]
Teplice Teplice Na Stínadlech 18,221 [14]
Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň Doosan Arena 11,700 [15]
Vysočina Jihlava Jihlava Stadion v Jiráskově ulici 4,500 [16]
Zbrojovka Brno Brno Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská 10,200 [17]
Fastav Zlín Zlín Letná Stadion 5,783 [18]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit maker Shirt sponsor
FC Baník Ostrava Czech Republic Bohumil Páník Czech Republic Milan Baroš Adidas MW-DIAS
Bohemians 1905 Czech Republic Martin Hašek Czech Republic Josef Jindřišek Adidas Remal, Eltodo, Lion Sport
FK Dukla Prague Czech Republic Jaroslav Hynek Czech Republic Marek Hanousek Adidas Carbounion
FK Jablonec Czech Republic Zdeněk Klucký Czech Republic Tomáš Hübschman Nike Tipgames, CPP, SaM Česká Lípa
MFK Karviná Czech Republic Josef Mucha Czech Republic Pavel Eismann Adidas OKD
FK Mladá Boleslav Czech Republic Jozef Weber Czech Republic Marek Matějovský Adidas Škoda Auto, ŠKO-ENERGO
SK Sigma Olomouc Czech Republic Václav Jílek Czech Republic Miloš Buchta Adidas Sigma Group, Olomouc, Gambrinus, GEMO Olomouc, Litovel
SK Slavia Prague Czech Republic Jindřich Trpišovský Czech Republic Jiří Bílek Umbro CEFC China
1. FC Slovácko Czech Republic Stanislav Levý Republic of Macedonia Veliče Šumulikoski Nike Z-Group, Synottip
FC Slovan Liberec Czech Republic David Holoubek Czech Republic Vladimír Coufal Nike Preciosa
AC Sparta Prague Czech Republic Pavel Hapal Czech Republic David Lafata Nike Sazka BET
FK Teplice Czech Republic Daniel Šmejkal Bosnia and Herzegovina Admir Ljevaković Puma AGC, Umbro
FC Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic Pavel Vrba Czech Republic Roman Hubník Puma Doosan
FC Vysočina Jihlava Czech Republic Ivan Kopecký Czech Republic Lukáš Vaculík Adidas PSJ, Jihlava
FC Zbrojovka Brno Slovakia Roman Pivarník Czech Republic Petr Pavlík Nike Synerga
FC Fastav Zlín Czech Republic Vlastimil Petržela Czech Republic Tomáš Poznar Adidas Lukrom

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Viktoria Plzeň (C) 30 20 6 4 55 23 +32 66 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Slavia Prague 30 17 8 5 50 19 +31 59 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
3 Jablonec 30 16 8 6 49 27 +22 56 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
4 Sigma Olomouc 30 15 10 5 41 22 +19 55 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
5 Sparta Prague 30 14 11 5 43 25 +18 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
6 Slovan Liberec 30 13 7 10 37 35 +2 46
7 Bohemians 1905 30 9 11 10 30 29 +1 38
8 Teplice 30 8 10 12 32 40 −8 34
9 Mladá Boleslav 30 9 7 14 31 43 −12 34
10 Fastav Zlín 30 8 9 13 31 48 −17 33
11 Dukla Prague 30 9 5 16 32 55 −23 32
12 Baník Ostrava 30 7 10 13 36 43 −7 31
13 Slovácko 30 6 13 11 23 32 −9 31
14 Karviná 30 7 9 14 32 40 −8 30
15 Vysočina Jihlava (R) 30 8 6 16 30 48 −18 30 Relegation to the FNL
16 Zbrojovka Brno (R) 30 6 6 18 20 43 −23 24
Source: HET liga (in Czech), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions, or relegation); 8) Draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Slavia Prague qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2017–18 Czech Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed to the third-placed team, the spot awarded to the third-placed team was passed to the fourth-placed team, and the spot awarded to the fourth-placed team was passed to the fifth-placed team.

Results[edit]

Each team plays home-and-away against every other team in the league, for a total of 30 matches played each.

Home \ Away OST B05 DUK JAB KAR MLA SIG SLA SLK LIB SPA TEP VPL JIH ZBR ZLN
Baník Ostrava 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–2
Bohemians 1905 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 5–2 1–1 1–0 1–1
Dukla Prague 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–5 1–3 2–1 1–0
Jablonec 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 5–0 1–0 2–0
Karviná 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 3–5 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 4–0
Mladá Boleslav 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 0–1
Sigma Olomouc 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0
Slavia Prague 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–3 3–2 4–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2
Slovácko 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–1
Slovan Liberec 2–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–3 2–0 1–0
Sparta Prague 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Teplice 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–1
Viktoria Plzeň 3–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–1
Vysočina Jihlava 2–1 2–4 3–2 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1
Zbrojovka Brno 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1
Fastav Zlín 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–5 1–4 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–1
Source: HET liga (in Czech)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 26 May 2018.
Rank Player Club Goals[19][20]
1 Czech Republic Michal Krmenčík Viktoria Plzeň 16
2 Czech Republic Milan Škoda Slavia Prague 11
Czech Republic Stanislav Tecl Jablonec
Czech Republic Jakub Plšek Sigma Olomouc
5 Czech Republic David Vaněček Teplice 10
Czech Republic Matěj Pulkrab Slovan Liberec
Latvia Dāvis Ikaunieks Vysočina Jihlava
8 Czech Republic Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava 9
Czech Republic Josef Šural Sparta Prague
Czech Republic Tomáš Wágner Karviná
11 Czech Republic Lukáš Budínský Karviná 8
Czech Republic Tomáš Zajíc Slovácko
13 Czech Republic Jan Holenda Dukla Prague 7
Czech Republic Martin Doležal Jablonec
Nigeria Ubong Moses Ekpai Fastav Zlín
Montenegro Vladimir Jovović Jablonec

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Slavia Prague 186,040 19,084 9,623 12,431 +6.9%
2 Sparta Prague 170,876 17,134 6,234 11,392 +13.8%
3 Viktoria Plzeň 143,643 11,640 4,138 9,576 −4.6%
4 Baník Ostrava 118,340 15,020 3,916 7,889 n/a
5 Sigma Olomouc 80,052 11,028 2,456 5,337 n/a
6 Slovan Liberec 74,892 9,900 2,446 4,993 +11.3%
7 Slovácko 67,425 6,127 3,594 4,495 +7.1%
8 Teplice 66,562 10,142 2,072 4,437 −8.8%
9 Zbrojovka Brno 65,021 8,026 2,216 4,335 −5.1%
10 Fastav Zlín 62,774 5,898 2,102 4,185 −4.6%
11 Bohemians 1905 61,755 5,000 1,905 4,117 −5.9%
12 Karviná 53,306 4,833 2,245 3,554 −8.2%
13 Jablonec 48,457 5,426 1,710 3,230 +27.1%
14 Vysočina Jihlava 45,995 4,500 2,063 3,066 +5.2%
15 Mladá Boleslav 43,256 5,000 1,017 2,884 −13.9%
16 Dukla Prague 42,202 7,324 827 2,813 +27.9%
League total 1,331,016 19,084 827 5,546 +13.5%

Source: FortunaLiga.cz

Number of teams by region[edit]

Rank Region Number of teams Club(s)
1  Prague 4 Bohemians 1905, Dukla Prague, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague
2  Liberec 2 Jablonec, Slovan Liberec
 Moravian-Silesian Baník Ostrava, Karviná
 Zlín Fastav Zlín, Slovácko
5  Central Bohemian 1 Mladá Boleslav
 Olomouc Sigma Olomouc
 Plzeň Viktoria Plzeň
 South Moravian Zbrojovka Brno
 Ústí nad Labem Teplice
 Vysočina Vysočina Jihlava

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slavia na Strahově rozstřílela Brno 4:0 a po osmi letech dosáhla na titul" [Slavia Strahov blasted Brno 4:0 after eight years and reached the title]. Česká televize (in Czech). 27 May 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Plzeň equal club record of 16 wins in succession". Radio Prague. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Baník Ostrava". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Informace o klubu Bohemians Praha 1905". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Informace o klubu Dukla Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Jablonec". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Informace o klubu MFK Karviná". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Mladá Boleslav". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Informace o klubu SK Sigma Olomouc". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Informace o klubu SK Slavia Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Informace o klubu 1. FC Slovácko". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Slovan Liberec". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Informace o klubu AC Sparta Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Teplice". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Viktoria Plzeň". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Vysočina Jihlava". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Zbrojovka Brno". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Fastav Zlín". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  19. ^ "Czech first league: Top Scorers - World Match Centre - FIFA.com". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  20. ^ "Czech first league: Top Scorers". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

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