|Founded||19 October 1901|
The Football Association of the Czech Republic (Czech : Fotbalová asociace České republiky; FAČR) or colloquially the Czech Football Association is the governing body of association football in the Czech Republic based in Prague. It organizes the lower-level league competitions in the country (the professional Czech First League and Czech Second League are organized independently) and the Czech Cup.
First predecessor were established as Bohemian Football Union on 19 October 1901 in Austro-Hungarian constituency Kingdom of Bohemia. From 1922 to 1993, during the existence of Czechoslovakia, the association was known as the Czechoslovak Football Association (Czech : Československá asociace fotbalová; ČSAF) and controlled the Czechoslovakia national football team. After the partition of Czechoslovakia the association took the name Bohemian-Moravian Football Federation (Českomoravský fotbalový svaz; ČMFS) until June 2011.
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national football team of Czechoslovakia from 1920 to 1992. The team was controlled by the Czechoslovak Football Association, and the team qualified for eight World Cups and three European Championships. It had two runner-up finishes in World Cups, in 1934 and 1962, and won the European Championship in the 1976 tournament.
The Czech Republic national under-21 football team is the national under-21 association football team of the Czech Republic and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.
The Czech Cup, officially known as the MOL Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the major men's football cup competition in the Czech Republic. It is organised by the Czech Football Association.
This article discusses the structure of football leagues in the Czech Republic. These leagues are organised by The Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR). Football is the most popular sport in the Czech Republic.
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.
Bohemian Football League (ČFL) is one of the third level football leagues of the Czech Republic. The league comprises teams from the historic Bohemia region.
The Moravian-Silesian Football League (MSFL) is one of the third level football leagues in the Czech Republic headquartered in Olomouc. The league comprises teams from the historic regions of Moravia and Silesia and partially also Bohemia.
FK Bohemians Prague, formerly known as FC Střížkov Praha 9, was a football club from Střížkov, Prague, Czech Republic. The club played two seasons in the Czech First League, attracting controversy for refusing to play a fixture and ultimately receiving a 15-point deduction from the league, coinciding with their relegation.
The Czechoslovak First League was the premier football league in the Czechoslovakia from 1925 to 1993, with the exception of World War II. Czechoslovakia was occupied by German forces who formed Gauliga Sudetenland and Gauliga Böhmen und Mähren leagues on occupied territories. Until 1934-35 season no teams from Slovakia participated in the league.
The 2007–08 Czech 2. Liga was the 15th season of the 2. česká fotbalová liga, the second tier of the Czech football league.
The 2008–09 Czech 2. Liga was the 16th season of the 2. česká fotbalová liga, the second tier of the Czech football league. Bohemians 1905 were promoted to the Czech First League as winners of the league. Second placed Čáslav decided not to promote and sold their license to Slovácko, who were promoted in their place.
The 2010–11 Czech 2. Liga was the 18th season of the 2. česká fotbalová liga, the second tier of the Czech football league. The season began on 30 July 2010 and ended on 11 June 2011. The winter break was scheduled between 6 November 2010 and 5 March 2011.
The 2004–05 Czech 2. Liga was the 12th season of the 2. česká fotbalová liga, the second tier of the Czech football league. In February 2005, Bohemians lost their license to play in the league and thus their results were expunged and the second half of the season was played with only 15 teams.
The 2011–12 Czech 2. Liga is the 19th season of the Czech Second Division, the second tier of the Czech football league. The season began on 5 August 2011 and concluded on 26 May 2012. The winter break commenced after 19 November 2011 and the league restarted on 10 March 2012.
The 1993–94 Czech 2. Liga was the inaugural season of the 2. česká fotbalová liga, the second tier of the Czech football league following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The league was played with 16 teams, although the following season the number was increased to 18 teams, so only one team was relegated at the end of the season, with three teams being promoted from the third tier. Two points were awarded for a win this season, although from the following season this was changed to three points for a win.
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 2014–15 Czech National Football League is the 22nd season of the Czech Republic's second tier football league. The season started on 2 August 2014 and ran until May 2015, with a winter break between November and March.
The 2015–16 Czech National Football League is the 23rd season of the Czech Republic's second tier football league. The season starts on 1 August 2015.
The Czech Republic women's national under-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Czech Republic and is governed by the Fotbalová asociace České republiky (FAČR).
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.