Czech First League

Last updated

Czech First League
Fortuna liga 2021.svg
Founded1993;29 years ago (1993)
Country Czech Republic
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
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 Viktoria Plzeň (6th title)
(2021–22)
Most championships Sparta Prague (12 titles)
Top goalscorer David Lafata (198 goals)
TV partners OneFootball (Outside of Czech Republic)
Website en.fortunaliga.cz
Current: 2022–23 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. 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.

Contents

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, Slovan Liberec, Baník Ostrava and Viktoria Plzeň, who are the reigning champions.

Based on performances in European competitions over the past five years, the league is ranked 17th in the UEFA league rankings for the 2021–22 season.

Gambrinus liga 2013 trophy Pohar pro viteze Gambrinus ligy 03.jpg
Gambrinus liga 2013 trophy

Competition format

In the inaugural season, two points were awarded for a win, before switching to three points for a win in 1994. [1] 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.

1993–2018

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.

New format

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.

Changes in 2020/21

Due to positive tests for Covid-19 in the 2019–20 season the relegation group was abandoned. [2] 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 were 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 were relegated to the second tier (Czech National Football League). From the 2021–22 season, the system returns to its previous format.

Champions

Year by year

SeasonChampionsRunners-upThird placeTop goalscorer(s) (goals)Club(s)
  1993–94 Sparta Prague (1) Slavia Prague Baník Ostrava Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horst Siegl (20)Sparta Prague
  1994–95 Sparta Prague (2)Slavia Prague Boby Brno Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Drulák (15) Drnovice
  1995–96 Slavia Prague (1) Sigma Olomouc Jablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Drulák (22)Drnovice
  1996–97 Sparta Prague (3)Slavia PragueJablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horst Siegl (19)Sparta Prague
  1997–98 Sparta Prague (4)Slavia PragueSigma Olomouc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horst Siegl (13)Sparta Prague
  1998–99 Sparta Prague (5) Teplice Slavia Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horst Siegl (18)Sparta Prague
  1999–00 Sparta Prague (6)Slavia PragueDrnovice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vratislav Lokvenc (22)Sparta Prague
  2000–01 Sparta Prague (7)Slavia PragueSigma Olomouc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vítězslav Tuma (15)Drnovice
  2001–02 Slovan Liberec (1)Sparta Prague Viktoria Žižkov Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Štajner (15)Slovan Liberec
  2002–03 Sparta Prague (8)Slavia PragueViktoria Žižkov Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Kowalík (16) 1. FC Synot
  2003–04 Baník Ostrava (1)Sparta PragueSigma Olomouc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Marek Heinz (19)Baník Ostrava
  2004–05 Sparta Prague (9)Slavia PragueTeplice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Jun (14)Sparta Prague
  2005–06 Slovan Liberec (2) Mladá Boleslav Slavia Prague Flag of Slovakia.svg Milan Ivana (11) Slovácko
  2006–07 Sparta Prague (10)Slavia PragueMladá Boleslav Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Luboš Pecka (16)Mladá Boleslav
  2007–08 Slavia Prague (2)Sparta PragueBaník Ostrava Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Václav Svěrkoš (15)Baník Ostrava
  2008–09 Slavia Prague (3)Sparta PragueSlovan Liberec Flag of Croatia.svg Andrej Kerić (15)Slovan Liberec
  2009–10 Sparta Prague (11)JablonecBaník Ostrava Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Ordoš (12)Sigma Olomouc
  2010–11 Viktoria Plzeň (1)Sparta PragueJablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (19)Jablonec
  2011–12 Slovan Liberec (3)Sparta PragueViktoria Plzeň Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (25)Jablonec
  2012–13 Viktoria Plzeň (2)Sparta PragueSlovan Liberec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (20)Jablonec / Sparta Prague
  2013–14 Sparta Prague (12)Viktoria PlzeňMladá Boleslav Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Josef Hušbauer (18)Sparta Prague
  2014–15 Viktoria Plzeň (3)Sparta PragueJablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (20)Sparta Prague
  2015–16 Viktoria Plzeň (4)Sparta PragueSlovan Liberec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (20)Sparta Prague
  2016–17 Slavia Prague (4)Viktoria PlzeňSparta Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Škoda / Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata (15)Slavia Prague / Sparta Prague
  2017–18 Viktoria Plzeň (5)Slavia PragueJablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michael Krmenčík (16)Viktoria Plzeň
  2018–19 Slavia Prague (5)Viktoria PlzeňSparta Prague Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Komlichenko (29)Mladá Boleslav
  2019–20 Slavia Prague (6)Viktoria PlzeňSparta Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Libor Kozák / Flag of Croatia.svg Petar Musa (14)Sparta Prague / Slavia Prague
  2020–21 Slavia Prague (7)Sparta PragueJablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Kuchta / Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Hložek (15)Slavia Prague / Sparta Prague
  2021–22 Viktoria Plzeň (6)Slavia PragueSparta Prague Flag of France.svg Jean-David Beauguel (19)Viktoria Plzeň

Performance by club

Percentage of titles won by club

  Sparta Prague – 12 (41.38%)
  Slavia Prague – 7 (24.13%)
  Viktoria Plzeň – 6 (20.69%)
  Slovan Liberec – 3 (10.35%)
  Baník Ostrava – 1 (3.45%)
ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning Years
Sparta Prague
12
10
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
7
11
1995–96, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
Viktoria Plzeň
6
4
2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2021–22
Slovan Liberec
3
0
2001–02, 2005–06, 2011–12
Baník Ostrava
1
0
2003–04
Sigma Olomouc
0
1
Teplice
0
1
Mladá Boleslav
0
1
Jablonec
0
1

Participating teams in 2022–23

Map

2022–23 Season

The following 16 clubs are competing in the 2022–23 Czech First League.

TeamLocationStadiumCapacityRef.
Bohemians 1905 Prague Ďolíček 5,000 [3]
FC Zbrojovka Brno Brno Srbská 12,550 [4]
SK Dynamo České Budějovice České Budějovice Stadion Střelecký ostrov 6,681 [5]
FC Hradec Králové Hradec Králové Lokotrans Aréna [lower-alpha 1] 5,000 [6]
FK Jablonec Jablonec nad Nisou Stadion Střelnice 6,108 [7]
FC Slovan Liberec Liberec Stadion u Nisy 9,900 [8]
FK Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Lokotrans Aréna 5,000 [9]
SK Sigma Olomouc Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,483 [10]
FC Baník Ostrava Ostrava Městský stadion (Ostrava) 15,123 [11]
FC Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň Doosan Arena 11,700 [12]
SK Slavia Prague Prague Fortuna Arena 19,370 [13]
1. FC Slovácko Uherské Hradiště Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty 8,000 [14]
AC Sparta Prague Prague Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena 18,944 [15]
FK Teplice Teplice Na Stínadlech 18,221 [16]
FC Trinity Zlín Zlín Letná Stadion 5,783 [17]
FK Pardubice Pardubice Ďolíček [lower-alpha 2] 5,000 [18]
  1. Hradec Králové will play their home matches in Mladá Boleslav due to the rebuilding of their own Všesportovní stadion, which will be finished in June 2023. [19]
  2. Pardubice will continue playing their home matches in Prague's Bohemians due to the rebuilding of their own stadium Pod Vinicí in the first half of the season. [20]

Managers

As of 5 August 2022.
ClubCoachAppointed
Viktoria Plzeň Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Bílek [21] 10 May 2021
Slavia Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jindřich Trpišovský [22] 22 December 2017
Sparta Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Brian Priske [23] 31 May 2022
Slovácko Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Svědík [24] 10 November 2018
Baník Ostrava Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vrba [25] 14 May 2022
Hradec Králové Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Koubek [26] 21 May 2021
Mladá Boleslav Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Hoftych [27] 24 February 2022
Sigma Olomouc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Václav Jílek [28] 31 May 2021
Slovan Liberec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Luboš Kozel [29] 31 August 2021
Dynamo České Budějovice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jozef Weber [30] 2 May 2022
Pardubice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Krejčí 30 May 2013
Trinity Zlín Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Jelínek [31] 10 May 2021
Jablonec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Horejš [32] 19 May 2022
Bohemians 1905 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Veselý [33] 21 March 2022
Teplice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Jarošík [34] 27 September 2021
Zbrojovka Brno Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Richard Dostálek [35] 15 December 2020

Sponsorship

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). [36] In 2008, the sponsorship was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season. [37]

In May 2014, the league announced a four-year sponsorship deal with betting firm Synot, becoming the Synot liga. [38] However, in January 2016 the company announced that their deal would conclude at the end of the 2015–16 season. [39]

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  [ cs ], ePojisteni.cz terminated the contract prematurely in May 2017. [40] The league was then renamed HET liga for the 2017–18 season, after paint manufacturer HET. [41]

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. [42]

Media coverage

CountryBroadcaster
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Sportdigital, DAZN, Sport1 Extra
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic O2 TV, Tipsport, Chance, Fortuna
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Telesport
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Polsat Sport, IPLA
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Telekom Sport
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia VOYO
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia TV 3
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Arena Sport
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Time Sports
Rest of the World OneFootball

All time table

As of 5 August 2022.

The table counts all the seasons since the Czech First League was founded in 1993. Highlighted teams will be competing in the 2022–23 Czech First League. [43]

PosTeamSPldWDLGFGAGDPtsLevel
1 AC Sparta Prague 29889552186151167274093218241st tier
2 SK Slavia Prague 29889479230180150780470316511st tier
3 FC Slovan Liberec 29887382244261118095822213791st tier
4 FC Viktoria Plzeň 25769374183212116483732712931st tier
5 FK Jablonec 288593382432781154100015412571st tier
6 SK Sigma Olomouc 2782331323227810439509311571st tier
7 FC Baník Ostrava 28860298253309112210903211331st tier
8 FK Teplice 26794282228284979985−610741st tier
9 FC Zbrojovka Brno 257542471973108731005−1329281st tier
10 FK Mladá Boleslav 185582281441868417311108281st tier
11 1. FC Slovácko 20616213160243722761−397991st tier
12 FK Viagem Příbram 22672191172309697986−2897452nd tier
13 SK Dynamo České Budějovice 21638182177279673944−2717121st tier
14 Bohemians 1905 20618171178269625852−2276831st tier
15 FC Trinity Zlín 17526150139237511730−2195791st tier
16 FK Viktoria Žižkov 14420144106170478539−615263rd tier
17 FC Hradec Králové 15455115127213418653−2354631st tier
18 FK Drnovice 1030011467119392398−6396Dissolved in 2006
19 SFC Opava 113428389170347532−1853382nd tier
20 FK Dukla Prague 92757776122325420−953062nd tier
21 FK Chmel Blšany 82406763110255350−95264Dissolved in 2016
22 FC Vysočina Jihlava 7210556194221315−942262nd tier
23 MFK Karviná 61974255100208305−971812nd tier
24 SK Kladno 412028306299173−741144th tier
25 FC Union Cheb 39029263595121−261004th tier
26 FK Pardubice 26924172883110−27891st tier
27 FK SIAD Most 39019304196140−4487Dissolved in 2016
28 FK Bohemians Prague 2601483860111−5150Dissolved in 2016
29 FC Karviná 26012123653105−5248Merged with MFK Karviná in 2008
30 1. SC Znojmo FK 13069153249−17273rd tier
31 FK Ústí nad Labem 13047192267−45193rd tier
32 Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště 13038191965−4617Merged with Slovácko in 2000
33 MFK Vítkovice 13037202264−42132nd tier
34 FK Švarc Benešov 13033242378−55123rd tier
35 AFK Atlantic Lázně Bohdaneč 13025231861−4311Dissolved in 2000

Statistics

UEFA coefficients

The following data indicates Czech coefficient rankings between European football leagues. [44]

Attendance

SeasonTotalAverageHighestHome Av.Club
1993–941,116,8854,66323,1119,501 Brno
1994–951,380,0605,75034,77020,523Brno
1995–961,225,7555,12926,87212,283Brno
1996–971,710,0457,15544,12021,659Brno
1997–981,477,5156,15631,73015,365Brno
1998–991,447,8756,03324,40013,207Brno
1999–001,433,3555,97223,80011,280 Opava
2000–011,091,8824,54916,3507,718 Olomouc
2001–021,113,3254,72216,3007,490 Ostrava
2002–03935,9273,89918,2286,175 Sparta Prague
2003–041,158,5234,82720,03215,376Ostrava
2004–05921,6583,84015,4198,028Ostrava
2005–06980,6334,08520,3187,211Sparta Prague
2006–071,173,8694,89120,56511,848Sparta Prague
2007–081,237,6605,15620,69811,022Ostrava
2008–091,119,4104,66420,50011,971 Slavia Prague
2009–101,177,0144,92419,37010,766Sparta Prague
2010–111,073,6904,47318,8738,665Sparta Prague
2011–121,130,5404,71018,29910,322Sparta Prague
2012–131,151,4644,79719,41010,046 Plzeň
2013–141,216,3895,06819,08911,340Sparta Prague
2014–151,137,1314,73818,66510,868Plzeň
2015–161,219,3665,08018,68410,618Plzeň
2016–171,172,6194,88619,08411,625Slavia Prague
2017–181,331,0165,54619,08412,431Slavia Prague
2018–191,533,3905,53619,37013,456Slavia Prague
2019–201,153,3574,47019,37010,851Slavia Prague

[47]

Records

As of 27 August 2022. [48]

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.

Most appearances

#NameMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Petržela 4552003– Slovácko, Jablonec, Sparta Prague, Plzeň
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Stanislav Vlček 4361993–2012 Bohemians 1905, České Budějovice, Olomouc, Slavia Prague
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Vaniak 4321993–2011Olomouc, Drnovice, Most, Slavia Prague
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Rudolf Otepka 1996–2012 Zlín, Příbram, Drnovice, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Horváth 4261993–2015Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Václav Procházka 4242003–Plzeň, Slovácko, Mladá Boleslav, Ostrava, Zlín
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata 4181999–2018České Budějovice, Jablonec, Sparta Prague
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Libor Došek 4071998–2016 Brno, Blšany, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Slovácko
9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Limberský 4062003–2021Plzeň, Sparta Prague
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Holeňák 4041993–2011Zlín, Drnovice, Liberec, Slavia Prague

Most appearances (expatriate players)

#NameMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Admir Ljevaković 3062007–2022 Teplice
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Kisel 2792000–2013 Bohemians 1905, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Jakub Považanec 2442014– Dukla Prague, Jablonec
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Matúš Kozáčik 2422003–2019Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Plzeň
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg Marek Bakoš 2172009–2019Plzeň, Liberec
6 Flag of France.svg Alexandre Mendy 2072003–2011 Příbram, Most, Mladá Boleslav
7 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Aidin Mahmutović 2062008–2016Teplice, Plzeň, Olomouc, Příbram
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Daniel Rossi Silva 2052007–2016Olomouc, Jablonec
9 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kennedy Chihuri 2001996–2004Slavia Prague, Žižkov
10 Flag of Slovakia.svg Lukáš Štetina 1942012–2022Dukla Prague, Sparta Prague, Liberec
Flag of France.svg Jean-David Beauguel 2014–2022Dukla Prague, Zlín, Plzeň

Most appearances by country

CountryNameMatchesGoalsNotes
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Kristi Qose 729
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Gigli Ndefe 1012Born in the Netherlands, he represents Angola
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Leandro Lázzaro Liuni 8334
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Edgar Malakyan 110
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 4214
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Niklas Hoheneder 310Also notable: Andreas Ivanschitz
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Kamran Agayev 50
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Abdulla Yusuf Helal 7712
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Vitali Trubila 1095
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Olivier Vliegen 90
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Jaure Corea 20
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Admir Ljevaković 30614Most appearances among the expatriate players
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Daniel Rossi Silva 20511
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Ismaël Ouedraogo 141
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Martin Minchev 414
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui 767Also notable: Léonard Kweuke
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada André Hainault 481
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde Fernando Neves 888
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Jhon Mosquera 13122
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo Franci Litsingi 8424
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Winston Parks 172
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Andrej Kerić 13536Top goalscorer of the 2008–09 season
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao Rigino Cicilia 419
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Joel Ngandu Kayamba 896
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Alexander Bah 434
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Augusto Batioja 401
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Mohamed El Maghrabi 10
Flag of England.svg  England Byron Webster 234
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Vlasiy Sinyavskiy 466
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Fikru Teferra 90
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Kasper Hämäläinen 152
Flag of France.svg  France Alexandre Mendy 20724Also notable: Jean-David Beauguel
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Guélor Kanga 6928
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Lamin Jawo 594
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Vakhtang Chanturishvili 902
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Till Schumacher 572
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Benjamin Tetteh 9821
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Marios Pourzitidis 450
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Kamso Mara 9511
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Luis Ramos 100
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Ferenc Róth 703
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Merchas Doski 40
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Tal Ben Haim 200
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Marco Ferrara 80
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Ibrahim Traoré 15012
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Rolando Aarons 120
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hidetoshi Wakui 100
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Patrick Oboya 272
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Aziz Mashaan 312
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Dāvis Ikaunieks 9322
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia Oscar Dorley 1086
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Tomas Radzinevičius 649
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Bassirou Dembélé 90
Flag of France.svg  Martinique Florent Poulolo 492
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Cesáreo Victorino 40
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Valeriu Andronic 181
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Darko Šuškavčević 1154
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Mick van Buren 10319
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia Veliče Šumulikoski 1698
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Jean-Bertin Akue 241
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Peter Olayinka 12227
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland Paul Munster 30
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Andreas Vindheim 443
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Matías Succar 111
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Kacper Zych 111
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Danny 211
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Nicolae Stanciu 10829Also notable: Florin Niță
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vladislav Lyovin 1062Also notable: Nikolay Komlichenko
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Dame Diop 11924
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Vukadin Vukadinović 18015
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Karol Kisel 27949Multiple notable players
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Elvis Bratanović 438
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Keegan Ritchie 40
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Lee Sang-hyeok 120
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain José Romera 903
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden David Moberg Karlsson 7119
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Mauro Lustrinelli 255
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Francis Koné 526
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Lester Peltier 50
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Tijani Belaid 6415
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Semih Kaya 282
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan Ruslan Mingazow 8619
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Edrisa Lubega 92
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Taras Kacharaba 1154
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Rafael Acosta 739
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Nana Akosah-Bempah 70
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Aziz Ibragimov 381
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Eric Ramírez 303
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Ngosa Sunzu 70
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Kennedy Chihuri 20025Also notable: Costa Nhamoinesu

Appearances by age

#NameClubSeasonAge at first appearance
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dominik Mašek Příbram 2010–11 15 years, 10 months, 18 days
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Mezlík Brno 1998–99 15 years, 10 months, 27 days
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Patrik Svoboda Kladno 2009–10 15 years, 11 months, 7 days
#NameClubSeasonAge at last appearance
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Zavadil Opava 2020–21 42 years, 7 months, 5 days
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaromír Blažek Jihlava 2014–15 42 years, 4 months, 24 days
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vítězslav Rejmon Lázně Bohdaneč 1997–98 41 years, 6 months, 30 days

Most goals

#NameGoalsMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Lafata 1984181999–2018 České Budějovice, Jablonec, Sparta Prague
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Horst Siegl 1343101993–2006Sparta Prague, Příbram, Plzeň, Most
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Libor Došek 1254071998–2016 Brno, Blšany, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Slovácko
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Škoda 1033312007– Bohemians 1905, Slavia Prague, Mladá Boleslav
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Stanislav Vlček 944361993–2012Bohemians 1905, České Budějovice, Olomouc, Slavia Prague
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Luděk Zelenka 923421995–2009Jablonec, Žižkov, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Blšany, Brno, Bohemians 1905
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Marek Kulič 883891998–2014 Lázně Bohdaneč, Drnovice, Příbram, České Budějovice,
Mladá Boleslav, Sparta Prague, Hradec Králové
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Doležal 862812008–2021Jablonec, Olomouc
9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vratislav Lokvenc 822011993–2000Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Horváth 4261993–2015Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň

Most goals (expatriate players)

#NameGoalsMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Aidin Mahmutović 702062008–2016 Teplice, Plzeň, Olomouc, Příbram
2 Flag of Slovakia.svg Marek Bakoš 672172009–2019Plzeň, Liberec
3 Flag of France.svg Jean-David Beauguel 661942014–2022 Dukla Prague, Zlín, Plzeň
4 Flag of Slovakia.svg Karol Kisel 492792000–2013 Bohemians 1905, Liberec, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague
5 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Komlichenko 46762016–2019Liberec, Mladá Boleslav
6 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Muris Mešanović 441362012–2019 Jihlava, Slavia Prague, Mladá Boleslav
7 Flag of Slovakia.svg Ivan Schranz 411292017–Dukla Prague, České Budějovice, Jablonec, Slavia Prague
8 Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Ďuriš 381642010–2016Plzeň, Mladá Boleslav
9 Flag of Croatia.svg Andrej Kerić 361352008–2013Liberec, Sparta Prague, Teplice
10 Flag of Argentina.svg Leandro Lázzaro Liuni 34831998–2001Liberec, Sparta Prague

Goal scorers by age

RecordNameClubSeasonAge
Youngest scorer Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Hložek Sparta Prague 2018–19 16 years, 7 months, 15 days
Oldest scorer Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Zavadil Opava 2019–20 41 years, 3 months, 19 days

Fastest goals

Source: [49]

Time (s)ScorerMatchSeason
10.5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vratislav Lokvenc Liberec vs Hradec Králové 1–2 1993–94
11 Flag of Switzerland.svg Mauro Lustrinelli Sparta Prague vs Jablonec 3–0 2005–06
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Voltr Jablonec vs Karviná 5–3 2016–17

Most clean sheets

#NameClean sheetsMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaromír Blažek 1574011993–2015 Žižkov, Bohemians 1905, Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Příbram, Jihlava
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Vaniak 1534321993–2011 Olomouc, Drnovice, Most, Slavia Prague
3 Flag of Slovakia.svg Matúš Kozáčik 1112422003–2019Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague, Plzeň
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Poštulka 1103091993–2008Drnovice, Dukla Prague, Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague, Teplice, Plzeň
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Grigar 1093392005–Sparta Prague, Teplice
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Špit 1013002000–2016Příbram, Sparta Prague, Jablonec
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Černý 902121994–2014 České Budějovice, Cheb, Slavia Prague
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Drobisz 882891998–2014Jablonec, Slovácko, Olomouc, Znojmo
9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Aleš Hruška 883082008– Žižkov, Příbram, Mladá Boleslav, Plzeň
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vít Baránek 832761995–2012 Ostrava, Opava, Zlín

Most yellow cards

#NameYellow cardsMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Admir Ljevaković 1063062007–2022 Teplice
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Horváth 974261993–2015 Sparta Prague, Jablonec, Slavia Prague, Teplice, Plzeň
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Hunal 893461995–2010Slavia Prague, Žižkov, Teplice, Příbram, České Budějovice

Most red cards

#NameRed cardsMatchesYears activeClubs
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Šilhavý 91371993–1999 Slavia Prague, Drnovice, Žižkov
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Stanislav Marek 1991993–2002 Liberec, České Budějovice
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Marcel Mácha 2351995–2008Liberec, Příbram
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miloslav Penner 2491995–2008 Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště, FC Karviná,
České Budějovice, Příbram, Zlín

Most games coached

#NameMatchesPoints madeYears activeClubs
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Rada 4426641997–2022 Slavia Prague, Teplice, Jablonec, Liberec,
Jihlava, Příbram, Sparta Prague
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Uličný 4135751993–2012 Zlín, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Žižkov,
Opava, Hradec Králové, Olomouc
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Tobiáš 4065191993–2016 České Budějovice, Slavia Prague, Brno, Příbram
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Jarolím 3736181997–2022Příbram, Slavia Prague, Slovácko, Mladá Boleslav
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Večeřa 3474801993–2011Brno, Drnovice, Jihlava, Ostrava
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Kotrba 3424811993–2015Žižkov, Jablonec, Příbram, Olomouc, Sparta Prague,
Brno, České Budějovice, Liberec
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdeněk Ščasný 3395561997–2019Sparta Prague, Žižkov, Most, Mladá Boleslav, Teplice
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vrba 3026212002–Ostrava, Plzeň, Sparta Prague
9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg František Komňacký 2794161993–2014Drnovice, Slovácko, Ostrava, Jablonec, Jihlava
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Šilhavý 2674352004–2018Sparta Prague, Kladno, Plzeň, České Budějovice,
Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Prague, Slavia Prague

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1. FC Slovácko</span> Football club

1. FC Slovácko is a Czech football club based in Uherské Hradiště. The team was established in 1927 as SK Staré Město and on 1 July 2000 as 1. FC Synot, which was a merger of the original club with FC Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště. Since 2009 the club has played in the Czech First League. Slovácko have won one Czech Cup, and reached the cup final a further two times.

The 2006–07 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the fourteenth season of Czech Republic's top-tier of football.

The Czech National Football League, currently known as Fortuna národní liga due to sponsorship reasons, is the second level professional association football league in the Czech Republic. Before 2013 it was known as 2. liga or Druhá liga. The top two teams each season are eligible for promotion to the Czech First League.

The 2007–08 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the fifteenth season of Czech Republic's top-tier of football. The season started on 4 August 2007 and concluded on 17 May 2008.

František Cipro is a retired Czech football manager, known mostly for his work in SK Slavia Prague and SK Dynamo České Budějovice. He was an active player in the past.

The 2008–09 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the sixteenth season of Czech Republic's top-tier of football. It began on 2 August 2008 and ended on 30 May 2009. Slavia Prague were the defending champions. Slavia secured their 17th title overall after a 3–1 win away against Viktoria Žižkov in 28th round. They were the first club to defend Czech title since the 2000–01 season.

The 2009–10 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the seventeenth season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football. It started on 24 July 2009 and ended on 15 May 2010. Defending champions Slavia Prague could only finish seventh in the league, 21 points behind eventual winners Sparta Prague.

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.

Luboš Urban Czech footballer and manager

Luboš Urban is a Czech football manager and former player.

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.

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.

Michal Šmarda is a Czech former football midfielder and current coach.

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 2014–15 Czech First League, known as the Synot liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 22nd season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league and the first since it was renamed from the Gambrinus liga to the Synot liga due to a change in sponsor. The season started on 25 July 2014 and ran until the end of May 2015, with a winter break between November and February. Fixtures for the season were announced on 25 June 2014. The winners were FC Viktoria Plzeň, while the previous season's champions Sparta Prague finished in second place.

The 2019–20 Czech First League, known as the Fortuna liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 27th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The defending champions were Slavia Prague, who won their fifth Czech title in previous season. This season was 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, was the 28th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football for professional clubs since its establishment in 1993. Slavia Prague have won their twenty-first league title which was their fourth in the last five 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 only had 15 rounds and finished on 19 December, while the spring half commenced on 29 January 2021, the earliest such date in league history.

The 2021–22 Czech First League, known as the FORTUNA:LIGA is the 29th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football for professional clubs since its establishment, in 1993. SK Slavia Prague are the reigning champions. The season has started on 24 July 2021. The first half of the season will have 19 rounds, finishing on 19 December 2021, and the other half will commence on 5 February 2022. The season is expected to end on 14 May 2022 with two extra play-out fixtures on 19 and 22 May 2022.

The 2022–23 Czech First League, known as the FORTUNA:LIGA for sponsorship reason, is the 30th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football for professional clubs since its establishment, in 1993. FC Viktoria Plzeň are the reigning champions. The season started on 30 July 2022. The first half of the season will have 16 rounds, finishing on 13 November 2022 because of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the other half will commence on 28 January 2023. The season is expected to end on 28 May 2023 with two extra play-out fixtures on 1 and 4 June 2023.

References

  1. "A Recap: Red Cards, TV Woes, Goodbye Dukla". Prague Post. 3 August 1994. Archived from the original on 4 April 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. "Další komplikace pro fotbalovou ligu. Opava hlásí nákazu koronavirem a jde do karantény".
  3. "Club info Bohemians 1905". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  4. "Club info FC Zbrojovka Brno". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  5. "Club info SK Dynamo České Budějovice". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  6. "Club info FC Hradec Králové". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  7. "Club info FK Jablonec". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  8. "Club info FC Slovan Liberec". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  9. "Club info FK Mladá Boleslav". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  10. "Club info SK Sigma Olomouc". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  11. "Club info FC Baník Ostrava". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  12. "Club info FC Viktoria Plzeň". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  13. "Club info SK Slavia Praha". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  14. "Club info 1. FC Slovácko". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  15. "Club info AC Sparta Praha". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  16. "Club info FK Teplice". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  17. "Club info FC TRINITY Zlín". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  18. "Club info FK Pardubice". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  19. "Stadion Hradce Králové se prodraží, ale bude větší! Město údajně zvažuje i prodej klubu" (in Czech). Ruik. 16 June 2022.
  20. "Jak roste stadion Pardubic: tribuny jsou, teď stožáry. Hrát se má na jaře" (in Czech). iSport. 26 May 2022.
  21. "Bílek v Plzni potvrzen. Domluvili jsme se rychle, cílem jsou poháry, řekl". idnes.cz. 10 May 2021.
  22. "Slavia už má náhradu za Šilhavého. Trenérem jmenovala Trpišovského". 22 December 2017.
  23. "Ten, který vyřadil Slavii. Fotbalisty Sparty přebírá dánský kouč Priske". 31 May 2022.
  24. "Slovácko má nového trenéra, přichází Svědík z Jihlavy". 5 November 2018.
  25. "Vrba bude od příští sezony trénovat Ostravu, podepsal víceletou smlouvu". 14 May 2022.
  26. "Nováček už zná jméno nového trenéra: Hradec si plácl s Koubkem".
  27. "Jarolím končí v Boleslavi. Vedení ho odvolalo, tým převezme Hoftych". 23 February 2022.
  28. "Jílek se vrací do Olomouce. Měl jsem ji vždy v srdci, řekl staronový trenér". 31 May 2021.
  29. "Po Hoftychovi míří na sever Čech trenér Kozel, s týmem absolvuje první trénink v úterý". 29 August 2021.
  30. "Trenér Horejš v Budějovicích skončil okamžitě, jeho nástupcem se stal Weber". 2 May 2021.
  31. "Páník ve Zlíně skončil. Ševce ve zbytku sezony povedou Jelínek s Hubáčkem". 10 October 2021.
  32. "Trenér Horejš stvrdil angažmá v Jablonci. Chceme vytvořit hladový tým, říká". 19 May 2022.
  33. "U fotbalistů Bohemians končí trenér Klusáček. Nahradí ho dosavadní asistent Veselý". 21 March 2022.
  34. "Fotbalové Teplice propustily trenéra Kučeru. Nahradit ho má Jarošík". 26 September 2021.
  35. "Třetí změna na pozici trenéra ve fotbalové lize, v Brně skončil Machálek". 15 December 2022.
  36. "Gambrinus zůstává u fotbalu dalších šest let". fotbal.cz (in Czech). 28 July 2008. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  37. "Gambrinus liga se bude hrát dalších šest let". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  38. "Alkohol střídá hazard. Z Gambrinus ligy bude Synot liga" [Alcohol replaced by gambling. Gambrinus Liga will be Synot Liga]. Czech Radio (in Czech). 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  39. "Synot končí s podporou fotbalové ligy. O sponzora přijde Sparta, Jablonec i Nymburk". aktualne.cz (in Czech). 21 January 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  40. "Titulární sponzor fotbalové ligy končí i kvůli Peltově aféře. Podobný krok zvažuje i Tvrdík s CEFC". aktualne.cz (in Czech). 29 May 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  41. "Fotbalová liga znovu mění název, rok se bude jmenovat po barvách HET". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  42. "Fortuna je partnerem reprezentace a dá jméno první lize. Pelta: Výše kontraktu nemá obdoby". aktualne.cz (in Czech). 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  43. "Tabulka". Fortuna liga.
  44. "UEFA European Cup Coefficients Database". Bert Kassies. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  45. "UEFA Country Ranking 2021". kassiesa.net. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  46. "Club coefficients". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  47. "Stats Leaders". Fortuna Liga. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  48. "Detailed stats". Fortuna liga.
  49. "Slovácko zaskočilo Slavii: gól Doskiho jako pátý nejrychlejší, stačilo 15 sekund" (in Czech). iDnes. 5 September 2022.