FK Dukla Prague

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FK Dukla Prague
Dukla Praha logo.PNG
Full nameFotbalový klub Dukla Praha, a.s.
Founded1948;73 years ago (1948) [1] [2]
Ground Stadion Juliska
Prague 6  Dejvice
Capacity8,150
ChairmanMichal Prokeš
ManagerBohuslav Pilný
League Czech National Football League
2019–20 3rd
Website Club website

FK Dukla Prague (Czech : FK Dukla Praha) is a Czech association football club located in the Dejvice area of Prague. It currently plays in the Czech National Football League.

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The club played in local competitions between 2001 and 2007, when it gained entry to the country's second league. A four-year spell in the second league followed, culminating in the club winning the league in 2011 and being promoted to the Czech First League, where it remained until relegation in 2019.

History

The club was founded in 1958 as FK Dukla Dejvice and advanced to the Prague Championship in the 1983–84 season. [3] Prior to 2001, the club's best finish in a season had been second in the Prague Championship in the 1984–85 season. [3] In 2001 the club became known as FK Dukla Prague, but not the legal successor of the original Dukla Prague team, which had merged in 1996 to finally become 1. FK Příbram. [4]

The club finished 14th in the 2001–02 Prague Championship and in the same position the following season. [5] It then had a season in the sixth level of Czech football, the 1.A třída. [5] Petr Benetka led the club to the league title in 2003–04, signalling a return for the club to the Prague Championship. [5] The club finished in second place in the 2004–05 season but 13th the following season. [5] In April 2006, Dukla's president Milan Doruška promised that the club would rise up the league system. [6] In November 2006, Dukla Prague management announced that it had agreed to a takeover of second league rights of the Jakubčovice team [7] and in 2007 Dukla took Jakubčovice's place in the Czech 2. Liga, [8] having finished the 2006–07 season in second place. [5]

Dukla Prague played in the Czech 2. Liga from the 2007–08 season, playing their first 2. Liga match on 4 August 2007, which they lost to Opava by a 2–1 scoreline. [9] After four seasons they won the division and gained promotion to the top flight for the 2011–12 season. [10]

Club symbols and references

The club wear yellow and red, the traditional colours of the club. In October 2008, the club wore black shirts in a league match against Most to commemorate the death of Josef Hájek, the man responsible for the return of league football to Dukla. [11]

In 1986, British band Half Man Half Biscuit released "All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit" as a B-side to their single "The Trumpton Riots." [12] The song has since become a favourite of fans, later appearing on The Trumpton Riots EP and reissues of Back in the DHSS, creating both a demand for Dukla Prague kits and a group of supporters of the club amongst the band's fanbase.

Stadium

Dukla play home matches at Stadion Juliska in the Dejvice area of Prague. Occasionally the club has used other stadiums, for example in 2011 Dukla used nearby Stadion Evžena Rošického for two matches due to redevelopment work at Juliska. [13]

Club records

Competitive matches only. Records are for professional matches only (Czech 2. Liga and higher).

Players

Current squad

As of 11 September, 2021. [17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Filip Rada
2 DF Flag of Ukraine.svg  UKR Artem Kovernikov
3 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Tomáš Kott
5 DF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jiří Piroch
6 MF Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Mohamed Doumbia
7 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jan Peterka
8 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Daniel Kozma
9 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Marek Fábry
10 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Sunday Faleye
11 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Lukáš Ciencala(on loan from Baník Ostrava )
12 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Ondřej Ruml
No.Pos.NationPlayer
14 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Adebayo Adediran
17 FW Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Seung-bin Kim
18 DF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Daniel Souček
19 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jiří Kulhánek (on loan from Sparta Prague )
21 FW Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jan Pázler
23 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE David Kozel
26 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jakub Barac
27 DF Flag of Mali.svg  MLI Arnaud Konan
28 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Lukáš Buchvaldek
29 GK Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jan Šťovíček

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Štěpán Krunert (at FK Teplice)
MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Ondřej Ullman(at MŠK Púchov)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Vojtěch Mentberger(at Sokol Hostouň)
MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Štěpán Studnička(FK Zbuzany 1953)

Notable former players

Reserves

As of 2019/20, Dukla's reserve team FK Dukla Prague B plays in the Bohemian Football League (3rd tier of Czech football system).

Current technical staff

As of 15 April 2021. [18]
PositionName
ManagerBohuslav Pilný
CoachAleš Majer
Goalkeeping Coach Tomáš Obermajer
Fitness CoachMichal Dragijský
Team Leader Petr Malý
MasseurKaisa Brabcová, Jakub Výmola
DoctorLadislav Šindelář
PhysiotherapistPetr Routner
CustodianJan Švestka

Managers

The following individuals have managed the club since 2001. [5]

History in domestic competitions

Czech Republic

SeasonLeaguePlacedPldWDLGFGAGDPtsCup
2003–20046. liga [5] 1st
2004–20055. liga [19] 2nd3020469046+4464
2005–20065. liga [20] 13th3096155967–833
2006–20075. liga [21] 2nd3020648333+5066
2007–2008 2. liga 14th3099153644–833Round of 32
2008–2009 2. liga 5th30121083725+1246Round of 64
2009–2010 2. liga 6th30128104541+444Round of 32
2010–2011 2. liga 1st3018935518+3763Round of 32
2011–2012 1. liga 6th30119104235+742Round of 16
2012–2013 1. liga 6th30111364837+1146Round of 16
2013–2014 1. liga 7th30108123537–238Quarter-finals
2014–2015 1. liga 6th30118113440–641Second round
2015–2016 1. liga 10th30811114441+335Quarter-finals
2016–2017 1. liga 7th30117123935+440Round of 16
2017–2018 1. liga 11th3095163255–2332Round of 32
2018–2019 1. liga 16th3557233072-4222Round of 16
2019–2020 2. liga 3rd3019296240+2259Round of 16

Honours

Czech 2. Liga

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References

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  2. "FK Dukla Praha | Klub | Historie klubu".
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  20. Prague Championship 2005/06
  21. Prague Championship 2006/07

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