|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Czech National Football League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Czech Cup|
|International cup(s)|| UEFA Champions League |
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa Conference League
|Current champions|| Slavia Prague (7th title)|
|Most championships||Sparta Prague (12 titles)|
|Top goalscorer||David Lafata (198 goals)|
|TV partners||List of broadcasters|
|Current: 2020–21 Czech First League|
The Czech First League, known as the Fortuna liga for sponsorship reasons, is a Czech professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Czech football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. In 2020–21 the league is contested by 18 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Czech National Football League, the teams playing 34 games each. Seasons typically run from August to May, most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays with few games played on Fridays. All Fortuna liga clubs qualify for the Czech Cup.
The history of the Czech football league began with its reorganization for the 1993–94 season following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and therefore the league became the successor of the Czechoslovak League. Thirty-five clubs have competed in the Fortuna liga since its founding. Sparta Prague has won the title 12 times, the most among Czech clubs. Other clubs that were crowned as champions are Slavia Prague (reigning champions), Slovan Liberec, Baník Ostrava and Viktoria Plzeň.
Based on performances in European competitions over the past five years, the league is ranked 15th in the UEFA league rankings for the 2020–21 season.
In the inaugural season, two points were awarded for a win, before switching to three points for a win in 1994.Teams are ranked by total points, in the case of two or more teams finishing with equal points, the head-to-head record between the teams is used for ranking, counting points in relevant games, then goal difference and then goals scored.
There were 16 clubs in the league. During the course of a season, which lasted from August to May, each club played the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games.
The 2018–19 season was the first season played with the new competition format. After the regular season, which lasts from July to April and involves each team playing every other team home and away, the teams are divided into three groups. The top six teams enter the championship group, with the first-placed team being named champions. The teams play against each other only once, playing total of five additional matches. Points earned are added to the points from the regular season.
The teams 7th–10th position after 30 games take part in the Europa League play-offs. The best of them play against the fourth-placed or fifth-placed (it depends on the result of the Czech Cup and on the Czech coefficient rankings between European football leagues) of the championship group to determine who will participate in the Europa League.
The teams from 11th–16th position play in the same format as the championship group. The team finishing in 16th position is relegated directly to the Czech National Football League, while teams in 15th and 14th places play relegation play-offs against teams finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Czech National Football League.
Due to positive tests for Covid-19 in the 2019–20 season the relegation group was abandoned.The league announced that due to time pressure the relegation group will remain unfinished and as a consequence, no team can be relegated and the winner of the second league should be promoted. To avoid playing the 2020–21 season with odd number of teams, the automatic promotion was granted to the second placed team as well. There are 18 clubs in the league, each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 34 games. The three lowest placed teams are relegated to the second tier (Czech National Football League).
|Season||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Top goalscorer(s) (goals)||Club(s)|
|1993–94||Sparta Prague (1)||Slavia Prague||Baník Ostrava||Horst Siegl (20)||Sparta Prague|
|1994–95||Sparta Prague (2)||Slavia Prague||Boby Brno||Radek Drulák (15)||Drnovice|
|1995–96||Slavia Prague (1)||Sigma Olomouc||Jablonec||Radek Drulák (22)||Drnovice|
|1996–97||Sparta Prague (3)||Slavia Prague||Jablonec||Horst Siegl (19)||Sparta Prague|
|1997–98||Sparta Prague (4)||Slavia Prague||Sigma Olomouc||Horst Siegl (13)||Sparta Prague|
|1998–99||Sparta Prague (5)||Teplice||Slavia Prague||Horst Siegl (18)||Sparta Prague|
|1999–00||Sparta Prague (6)||Slavia Prague||Drnovice||Vratislav Lokvenc (22)||Sparta Prague|
|2000–01||Sparta Prague (7)||Slavia Prague||Sigma Olomouc||Vítězslav Tuma (15)||Drnovice|
|2001–02||Slovan Liberec (1)||Sparta Prague||Viktoria Žižkov||Jiří Štajner (15)||Slovan Liberec|
|2002–03||Sparta Prague (8)||Slavia Prague||Viktoria Žižkov||Jiří Kowalík (16)||1. FC Synot|
|2003–04||Baník Ostrava (1)||Sparta Prague||Sigma Olomouc||Marek Heinz (19)||Baník Ostrava|
|2004–05||Sparta Prague (9)||Slavia Prague||Teplice||Tomáš Jun (14)||Sparta Prague|
|2005–06||Slovan Liberec (2)||Mladá Boleslav||Slavia Prague||Milan Ivana (11)||Slovácko|
|2006–07||Sparta Prague (10)||Slavia Prague||Mladá Boleslav||Luboš Pecka (16)||Mladá Boleslav|
|2007–08||Slavia Prague (2)||Sparta Prague||Baník Ostrava||Václav Svěrkoš (15)||Baník Ostrava|
|2008–09||Slavia Prague (3)||Sparta Prague||Slovan Liberec||Andrej Kerić (15)||Slovan Liberec|
|2009–10||Sparta Prague (11)||Jablonec||Baník Ostrava||Michal Ordoš (12)||Sigma Olomouc|
|2010–11||Viktoria Plzeň (1)||Sparta Prague||Jablonec||David Lafata (19)||Jablonec|
|2011–12||Slovan Liberec (3)||Sparta Prague||Viktoria Plzeň||David Lafata (25)||Jablonec|
|2012–13||Viktoria Plzeň (2)||Sparta Prague||Slovan Liberec||David Lafata (20)||Jablonec, Sparta Prague|
|2013–14||Sparta Prague (12)||Viktoria Plzeň||Mladá Boleslav||Josef Hušbauer (18)||Sparta Prague|
|2014–15||Viktoria Plzeň (3)||Sparta Prague||Jablonec||David Lafata (20)||Sparta Prague|
|2015–16||Viktoria Plzeň (4)||Sparta Prague||Slovan Liberec||David Lafata (20)||Sparta Prague|
|2016–17||Slavia Prague (4)||Viktoria Plzeň||Sparta Prague||Milan Škoda / David Lafata (15)||Slavia Prague / Sparta Prague|
|2017–18||Viktoria Plzeň (5)||Slavia Prague||Jablonec||Michael Krmenčík (16)||Viktoria Plzeň|
|2018–19||Slavia Prague (5)||Viktoria Plzeň||Sparta Prague||Nikolay Komlichenko (29)||Mladá Boleslav|
|2019–20||Slavia Prague (6)||Viktoria Plzeň||Sparta Prague||Libor Kozák / Petar Musa (14)||Sparta Prague / Slavia Prague|
|2020–21||Slavia Prague (7)|
|Sparta Prague||1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00,|
2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2013–14
|Slavia Prague||1995–96, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21|
|Viktoria Plzeň||2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18|
|Slovan Liberec||2001–02, 2005–06, 2011–12|
The following 18 clubs are competing in the 2020–21 Czech First League.
|First season of|
|1. FC Slovácko||Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty||8,121||9th||2001–02||2001–02|
|1. FK Příbram||Na Litavce||9,100||16th||1997–98||2018–19|
|AC Sparta Prague||Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena||19,416||3rd||1993–94||1993–94|
|FC Baník Ostrava||Městský stadion (Ostrava)||15,163||6th||1993–94||2017–18|
|FC Fastav Zlín||Letná Stadion||6,375||13th||1993–94||2015–16|
|FC Slovan Liberec||Stadion u Nisy||9,900||5th||1993–94||1993–94|
|FC Viktoria Plzeň||Doosan Arena||11,722||2nd||1993–94||2005–06|
|FK Jablonec||Chance Arena||6,280||4th||1994–95||1994–95|
|FK Mladá Boleslav||Lokotrans Aréna||5,000||10th||2004–05||2004–05|
|FK Teplice||Na Stínadlech||18,221||12th||1996–97||1996–97|
|MFK Karviná||Městský stadion (Karviná)||4,862||14th||1996–97||2016–17|
|SFC Opava||Stadion v Městských sadech||7,758||15th||1995–96||2018–19|
|SK Dynamo České Budějovice||Stadion Střelecký ostrov||6,681||7th||1993–94||2019–20|
|SK Sigma Olomouc||Andrův stadion||12,566||11th||1993–94||2017–18|
|SK Slavia Prague||Sinobo Stadium||20,800||1st||1993–94||1993–94|
|FK Pardubice||Ďolíček||5,000||1st (FNL)||2020–21||2020–21|
|Zbrojovka Brno||Srbská||10,200||2nd (FNL)||1993–94||2020–21|
|Slavia Prague||Jindřich Trpišovský||22 December 2017|
|Viktoria Plzeň||Adrián Guľa||18 December 2019|
|Sparta Prague||Pavel Vrba||3 February 2021|
|Jablonec||Petr Rada||14 December 2017|
|Baník Ostrava||Ondřej Smetana||27 February 2021|
|Slovan Liberec||Pavel Hoftych||14 June 2019|
|Mladá Boleslav||Karel Jarolím||8 December 2020|
|Sigma Olomouc||Radoslav Látal||31 May 2019|
|Fastav Zlín||Bohumil Páník||10 March 2020|
|Teplice||Radim Kučera||30 November 2020|
|Slovácko||Martin Svědík||10 November 2018|
|Opava||Radoslav Kováč||11 June 2020|
|Bohemians 1905||Luděk Klusáček||10 October 2019|
|Příbram||Jozef Valachovič||15 March 2021|
|Karviná||Jozef Weber||23 March 2021|
|Dynamo České Budějovice||David Horejš||12 October 2015|
|Pardubice||Jiří Krejčí||30 May 2013|
|Zbrojovka Brno||Richard Dostálek||15 December 2020|
In 1997 the league started a sponsorship deal with Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s. and became known as the Gambrinus liga (after the company's Gambrinus beer).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 was announced, with the league partnering ePojisteni.cz, an online insurance company. The league subsequently became known as the ePojisteni.cz liga. Due to a government subsidy scandal and the arrest of FAČR chairman Miroslav Pelta, ePojisteni.cz terminated the contract prematurely in May 2017.
In October 2016 FAČR, League Football Association and Czech betting company Fortuna a.s. signed a 6-year partnership deal. In accordance with this deal, the Czech First League will be called Fortuna liga from the 2018–19 season.
|Czech Republic||ČT Sport, O2 TV, Tipsport, Chance, Fortuna|
|Poland||Polsat Sport, IPLA|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The table counts all the seasons since the Czech First League was founded in 1993.
|1||Sparta Prague||27||820||507||174||139||1518||657||861||1677||1st tier|
|2||Slavia Prague||27||820||429||216||175||1342||757||585||1487||1st tier|
|3||Slovan Liberec||27||821||358||227||236||1107||885||222||1290||1st tier|
|5||Viktoria Plzeň||23||700||331||169||200||1041||771||270||1150||1st tier|
|6||Sigma Olomouc||25||755||291||209||255||958||869||89||1068||1st tier|
|7||Baník Ostrava||26||791||270||233||288||1014||1004||10||1029||1st tier|
|9||Zbrojovka Brno||24||720||242||186||292||840||948||−108||902||1st tier|
|10||Mladá Boleslav||16||490||204||129||157||739||624||115||741||1st tier|
|13||Dynamo České Budějovice||19||572||164||157||251||598||847||−249||648||1st tier|
|14||Bohemians 1905||18||549||153||155||241||540||754||−214||606||1st tier|
|15||Viktoria Žižkov||14||420||144||106||170||478||539||−61||526||2nd tier|
|16||Fastav Zlín||15||457||133||122||202||438||620||−182||511||1st tier|
|17||Hradec Králové||14||420||105||113||202||374||601||−227||419||2nd tier|
|18||Drnovice||10||300||114||67||119||392||398||−6||396||Dissolved in 2006|
|20||Dukla Prague||9||275||77||76||122||325||420||−95||306||2nd tier|
|21||Chmel Blšany||8||240||67||63||110||255||350||−95||264||Dissolved in 2016|
|22||Vysočina Jihlava||7||210||55||61||94||221||315||−94||226||2nd tier|
|23||MFK Karviná||4||128||30||33||65||138||193||−55||123||1st tier|
|25||Union Cheb||3||90||29||26||35||95||121||−26||100||4th tier|
|26||SIAD Most||3||90||19||30||41||96||140||−44||87||Dissolved in 2016|
|27||Bohemians Prague||2||60||14||8||38||60||111||−51||50||Dissolved in 2016|
|28||FC Karviná||2||60||12||12||36||53||105||−52||48||Merged in 2008 with MFK Karviná|
|30||Ústí nad Labem||1||30||4||7||19||22||67||−45||19||2nd tier|
|31||Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště||1||30||3||8||19||19||65||−46||17||Merged in 2000 with Slovácko|
|33||Švarc Benešov||1||30||3||3||24||23||78||−55||12||3rd tier|
|34||Atlantic Lázně Bohdaneč||1||30||2||5||23||18||61||−43||11||Dissolved in 2000|
The following data indicates Czech coefficient rankings between European football leagues.
Following statistics count only seasons of Czech First League since its inception in 1993.
Clubs are in order of the first appearance.
Highlighted players currently plays in the Czech First League.
|1||Stanislav Vlček||436||1993–2012||Bohemians 1905, České Budějovice, Olomouc, Slavia Prague|
|2||Martin Vaniak||432||1993–2011||Olomouc, Drnovice, Most, Slavia Prague|
|Rudolf Otepka||1996–2012||Zlín, Příbram, Drnovice, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice|
|4||Pavel Horváth||426||1993–2015||Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň|
|5||David Lafata||418||1999–2018||České Budějovice, Jablonec, Sparta Prague|
|6||Milan Petržela||409||2003–||Slovácko, Jablonec, Sparta Prague, Plzeň|
|7||Libor Došek||407||1998–2016||Brno, Blšany, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Slovácko|
|8||Miroslav Holeňák||404||1993–2011||Zlín, Drnovice, Liberec, Slavia Prague|
|9||Jaromír Blažek||401||1993–2015||Žižkov, Bohemians 1905, Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Příbram, Jihlava|
|10||David Limberský||401||2003–||Plzeň, Sparta Prague|
|2||Karol Kisel||279||2000–2013||Bohemians 1905, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague|
|3||Matúš Kozáčik||242||2003–2019||Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Plzeň|
|4||Marek Bakoš||217||2009–2019||Plzeň, Liberec|
|5||Alexandre Mendy||207||2003–2011||Příbram, Most, Mladá Boleslav|
|6||Aidin Mahmutović||206||2008–2016||Teplice, Plzeň, Olomouc, Příbram|
|7||Daniel Rossi Silva||205||2007–2016||Olomouc, Jablonec|
|8||Kennedy Chihuri||200||1996–2004||Slavia Prague, Žižkov|
|9||Róbert Zeher||187||2004–2012||Opava, Ostrava, Blšany, Slovácko, Jablonec|
|10||Rastislav Michalík||185||1997–2004||Příbram, Liberec, Sparta Prague|
|#||Name||Club||Season||Age at first appearance|
|1||Dominik Mašek||Příbram||2010–11||15 years, 10 months, 18 days|
|2||Pavel Mezlík||Brno||1998–99||15 years, 10 months, 27 days|
|3||Patrik Svoboda||Kladno||2009–10||15 years, 11 months, 7 days|
|#||Name||Club||Season||Age at last appearance|
|1||Pavel Zavadil||Opava||2020–21||42 years, 7 months, 5 days|
|2||Jaromír Blažek||Jihlava||2014–15||42 years, 4 months, 24 days|
|3||Vítězslav Rejmon||Lázně Bohdaneč||1997–98||41 years, 6 months, 30 days|
|1||David Lafata||198||418||1999–2018||České Budějovice, Jablonec, Sparta Prague|
|2||Horst Siegl||134||310||1993–2006||Sparta Prague, Příbram, Plzeň, Most|
|3||Libor Došek||125||407||1998–2016||Brno, Blšany, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Slovácko|
|4||Milan Škoda||94||302||2007–2019||Bohemians 1905, Slavia Prague|
|Stanislav Vlček||436||1993–2012||Bohemians 1905, České Budějovice, Olomouc, Slavia Prague|
|6||Luděk Zelenka||92||342||1995–2009||Jablonec, Žižkov, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Blšany, Brno, Bohemians 1905|
|7||Marek Kulič||88||389||1998–2014|| Lázně Bohdaneč, Drnovice, Příbram, České Budějovice,|
Mladá Boleslav, Sparta Prague, Hradec Králové
|8||Vratislav Lokvenc||82||201||1993–2000||Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague|
|Pavel Horváth||426||1993–2015||Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň|
|10||Jan Nezmar||80||311||1999–2012||Opava, Liberec, Slovácko|
|1||Aidin Mahmutović||70||206||2008–2016||Teplice, Plzeň, Olomouc, Příbram|
|2||Marek Bakoš||67||217||2009–2019||Plzeň, Liberec|
|3||Karol Kisel||49||279||2000–2013||Bohemians 1905, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague|
|4||Nikolay Komlichenko||46||76||2016–2019||Liberec, Mladá Boleslav|
|5||Muris Mešanović||44||136||2012–2019||Jihlava, Slavia Prague, Mladá Boleslav|
|6||Jean-David Beauguel||44||151||2014–||Dukla Prague, Zlín, Plzeň|
|7||Michal Ďuriš||38||164||2010–2016||Plzeň, Mladá Boleslav|
|8||Andrej Kerić||36||135||2008–2013||Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice|
|9||Leandro Lázzaro Liuni||34||83||1998–2001||Liberec, Sparta Prague|
|10||Ľubomír Reiter||31||90||2001–2007||Olomouc, Slavia Prague|
|Leonard Kweuke||74||2010–2013||Sparta Prague|
|Youngest scorer||Adam Hložek||Sparta Prague||2018–19||16 years, 7 months, 15 days|
|Oldest scorer||Pavel Zavadil||Opava||2019–20||41 years, 3 months, 19 days|
|#||Name||Clean sheets||Matches||Years active||Clubs|
|1||Jaromír Blažek||157||401||1993–2015||Žižkov, Bohemians 1905, Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Příbram, Jihlava|
|2||Martin Vaniak||153||432||1993–2011||Olomouc, Drnovice, Most, Slavia Prague|
|3||Matúš Kozáčik||111||242||2003–2019||Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Plzeň|
|4||Tomáš Poštulka||110||309||1993–2008||Drnovice, Dukla Prague, Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Plzeň|
|5||Michal Špit||101||300||2000–2016||Příbram, Sparta Prague, Jablonec|
|Tomáš Grigar||302||2005–||Sparta Prague, Teplice|
|7||Radek Černý||90||212||1994–2014||České Budějovice, Cheb, Slavia Prague|
|8||Petr Drobisz||88||289||1998–2014||Jablonec, Slovácko, Olomouc, Znojmo|
|9||Aleš Hruška||86||301||2008–||Žižkov, Příbram, Mladá Boleslav, Plzeň|
|10||Vít Baránek||83||276||1995–2012||Ostrava, Opava, Zlín|
|#||Name||Yellow cards||Matches||Years active||Clubs|
|2||Pavel Horváth||97||426||1993–2015||Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň|
|3||Tomáš Hunal||89||346||1995–2010||Slavia Prague, Žižkov, Teplice, Příbram, České Budějovice|
|#||Name||Red cards||Matches||Years active||Clubs|
|1||Jaroslav Šilhavý||9||137||1993–1999||Slavia Prague, Drnovice, Žižkov|
|Stanislav Marek||199||1993–2002||Liberec, České Budějovice|
|Marcel Mácha||235||1995–2008||Liberec, Příbram|
|Miloslav Penner||249||1995–2008|| Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště, FC Karviná,|
České Budějovice, Příbram, Zlín
|#||Name||Matches||Points made||Years active||Clubs|
|1||Petr Uličný||413||575||1993–2012|| Zlín, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Žižkov,|
Opava, Hradec Králové, Olomouc
|2||Pavel Tobiáš||406||519||1993–2016||České Budějovice, Slavia Prague, Brno, Příbram|
|3||Petr Rada||400||612||1997–|| Slavia Prague, Teplice, Jablonec, Liberec,|
Jihlava, Příbram, Sparta Prague
|4||Karel Večeřa||347||480||1993–2011||Brno, Drnovice, Jihlava, Ostrava|
|5||Jiří Kotrba||342||481||1993–2015|| Žižkov, Jablonec, Příbram, Olomouc, Sparta Prague,|
Brno, České Budějovice, Liberec
|6||Karel Jarolím||340||571||1997–||Příbram, Slavia Prague, Slovácko, Mladá Boleslav|
|7||Zdeněk Ščasný||339||556||1997–2019||Sparta Prague, Žižkov, Most, Mladá Boleslav, Teplice|
|8||František Komňacký||279||416||1993–2014||Drnovice, Slovácko, Ostrava, Jablonec, Jihlava|
|9||Jaroslav Šilhavý||267||435||2004–2018|| Sparta Prague, Kladno, Plzeň, České Budějovice,|
Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Prague, Slavia Prague
|10||Miroslav Beránek||264||388||1994–2015||Slavia Prague, Blšany, Brno|
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The 2010–11 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 18th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. It began on 16 July 2010 and finished on 28 May 2011. Sparta Prague were the defending champions, having won their 11th Czech Republic championship the previous season.
The 2011–12 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 19th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. It began on 29 July 2011 and was originally due to end on 26 May 2012, although due to the Czech Republic's qualification for UEFA Euro 2012, the end of the season was brought forward to 12 May 2012. Viktoria Plzeň were the defending champions, having won their first Czech Republic championship the previous season.
The 2012–13 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 20th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The defending champions were Liberec, who won their third Czech First League title the previous season.
The 2012–13 Czech 2. Liga was the 20th season of the Czech Second Division, the second tier of the Czech football league. The season began on 4 August 2012 and finished on 5 June 2013. In addition to the two lowest-placed clubs being relegated, third-placed HFK Olomouc were also relegated due to financial difficulties.
Vladimír Malár is a Czech former football player. He played in the top flight of his country, making more than 200 top-flight appearances in the Gambrinus liga.
Robert Žák is a Czech football manager and former player.
The 2013–14 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 21st season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The season began on 19 July 2013 and ended on 31 May 2014. Sparta Prague won their 36th title on 4 May 2014, after defending champions Plzeň drew against Jablonec. They ended the season with a Czech league record of 79 points out of a possible 90, winning all of their home games, and losing only one away game and drawing a further four. Sigma Olomouc and Znojmo were relegated, the latter having played its top flight debut, and the former having played in every Czech first league season since its establishment in 1993.
The 2013–14 season was Dukla Prague's third consecutive season in the Czech First League.
The 2016–17 Czech First League, known as the ePojisteni.cz liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 24th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. Slavia Prague won the league, while defending champions Viktoria Plzeň finished in second place. The season began on 29 July 2016 and ended on 27 May 2017.
The 2019–20 Czech First League, known as the Fortuna liga for sponsorship reasons, is the 27th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The defending champions are Slavia Prague, who won their fifth Czech title in previous season. This season is the second one with a new league structure in which 16 clubs play each other home and away, until the league is split up in championship, Europa League and relegation groups.
The 2020–21 Czech First League, known as the Fortuna liga for sponsorship reasons, is the 28th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football for professional clubs since its establishment in 1993. Slavia Prague are the defending champions, having won their twentieth league title the previous season, their third in the last four years. The season was initially scheduled to start on 11 July but was delayed until 21 August as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The first half of the season will only have 15 rounds, finishing on 19 December, and the spring half will commence on 29 January 2021, the earliest such date in league history.