1. FC Tatran Prešov

1. FC Tatran Prešov (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈtatram ˈpreʂɔw]) is a Slovak football club based in the city of Prešov. Tatran Prešov is the oldest football club in Slovakia, founded on 25 May 1898. The club currently participates in the 2.liga. The "Green and Whites" played 32 seasons in the Czechoslovak top division. Tatran became the dark horse of the Czechoslovak league in the 1960s and 1970s, but never won a title. The greatest league success was the second place in the 1965 and 1973 seasons. The club also came close in the Czechoslovak Cup, losing twice in 1966 and 1992 finals.

FC Tatran
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Full nameFC Tatran Prešov
Nickname(s)Zeleno-Bieli (The Green-Whites)
Koňare (Horsemen)
Founded25 May 1898; 124 years ago (1898-05-25)
as ETVE Prešov
GroundTatran Stadium (in reconstruction)
Capacity2,000
OwnerCity of Prešov[1]
ChairmanĽuboš Micheľ[1]
Head coachMarek Petruš
League2. liga
2021–222. liga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History overviewEdit

Early historyEdit

 
Eperjesi TVE in 1904

The first official football match on the territory of present-day Slovakia took place on 25 May 1898 in Eperjes, today's Prešov, that time in Hungary, between two Budapest-based teams, Óbudai TE and Budapesti TC on the initiation of František Pethe, a gymnastic teacher in the local grammar school. On the same day the Eperjesi Torna és Vívó Egyesület (Eperjesi TVE, lit. Gymnastic and Fencing Association of Eperjes) was founded, which is regarded as the first football club of Slovakia.

Eperjesi TVE initially competed in the Hungarian league system, achieving its best result in the 1907–08 season, when it won the Northern District Championship.[2]

In 1920 Prešov became part of the newly founded Czechoslovakia, subsequently the club competed in the Czechoslovak leagues.

Prešov finished in second place in the Czechoslovak First League in 1965 and 1973, finishing the season just one point behind champions Spartak Trnava in the 1972–73 season.[3] In the national cup the team also had success, reaching the final of the Czechoslovak Cup in 1966, where they lost to Dukla Prague and in 1992 where Sparta Prague were victorious.[3]

The greatest legend of Tatran's Prešov history is Ladislav Pavlovič. From 1948 until 1966, he netted for Tatran Prešov 150 goals in 309 matches. He also represented Czechoslovakia national football team, where he played 14 matches and scored two goals. In 2013, he was stated to Prešov's Hall of Fame.

Previous namesEdit

  • Eperjesi Torna és Vívó Egyesület (Hungarian version), ETVE Prešov (1898)
  • TVE Prešov (1920)
  • Slávia Prešov (1931)
  • PTS Prešov (1945)
  • DSO Slavia Prešov a DSO Snaha Prešov (split from PTS Prešov) (1947)
  • Sparta Dukla Prešov (1948)
  • Dukla Prešov (1950)
  • Dukla ČSSZ Prešov (1951)
  • ČSSZ Prešov (1952)
  • DSO Tatran Prešov (1953)
  • TJ Tatran Prešov (1960)
  • Tatran Agro Prešov (1989)
  • FC Tatran Prešov (1991)
  • FC Tatran Bukóza Prešov (1996)
  • FC Tatran Prešov (1998)
  • 1.FC Tatran Prešov (2005)
  • FC Tatran Prešov (2022)

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

  Czechoslovakia

  Slovakia

  • Slovenský Pohár (Slovak Cup) (1961–)
    •   Winners (1): 1992
    •   Runners-up (4): 1973, 1985, 1994, 1997
  • 2. liga (Slovak second division)
    •   Winners (2): 2007-08, 2015-16
    •   Third (2): 2003-04, 2014-15
  • 3. liga východ (Slovak third division east)
    •   Winners (2): 2019-20, 2021-22
    •   Third (1): 2020-21

Czechoslovak and Slovak Top GoalscorerEdit

The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944 to 1945 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League Top scorer.

Year Winner G
1960–61   Ladislav Pavlovič 171
1962–63   Karol Petroš 19
1963–64   Ladislav Pavlovič 21
1Shared award

EuropeanEdit

ResultsEdit

League and Cup historyEdit

Slovak League only (1993–present)

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Top Scorer (Goals)
1993–1994 1st (Mars Superliga) 4/(12) 32 10 14 8 47 43 34 Runner-up
1994–1995 1st (Mars Superliga) 9/(12) 32 9 10 13 42 49 37 1/2 finals UC 2R (  Real Zaragoza)
1995–1996 1st (Mars Superliga) 5/(12) 32 12 7 13 34 36 43 1/32 finals
1996–1997 1st (Mars Superliga) 6/(16) 30 12 7 11 37 38 43 Runner-up
1997–1998 1st (Mars Superliga) 10/(16) 30 9 9 12 29 39 36 1/4 finals   Milan Jambor (5)
1998–1999 1st (Mars Superliga) 8/(16) 30 11 10 9 38 35 43 1/16 finals   Vladimír Kožuch (7)
  Anton Šoltis (7)
1999–2000 1st (Mars Superliga) 6/(16) 30 14 5 11 38 42 47 1/16 finals   Vladimír Kožuch (8)
2000–2001 1st (Mars Superliga) 7/(10) 36 10 10 16 44 54 40 1/32 finals   Marek Petruš (7)
  Július Lelkeš (7)
2001–2002 1st (Mars Superliga) 10/(10) 36 8 7 21 35 66 40 1/16 finals   Ján Šlahor (7)
2002–2003 2nd (1. liga) 9/(16) 30 11 6 13 40 37 39 1/4 finals   Lukáš Hricov (7)
2003–2004 2nd (1. liga) 3/(16) 30 15 7 8 54 35 52 1/8 finals   Martin Jakubko (13)
2004–2005 2nd (1. liga) 5/(16) 30 12 8 10 38 33 44 1/32 finals   Ľubomír Pagor (7)
2005–2006 2nd (1. liga) 5/(16) 30 15 7 8 37 22 52 1/32 finals   Peter Iskra (6)
2006–2007 2nd (1. liga) 5/(12) 36 16 14 6 55 25 62 1/8 finals   Tomáš Kaplan (8)
2007–2008 2nd (1. liga) 1/(12) 33 23 8 2 64 14 77 1/4 finals   Ľuboš Belejík (7)
2008–2009 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 11 12 40 50 41 1/16 finals   Peter Katona (7)
2009–2010 1st (Corgoň Liga) 8/(12) 33 11 5 17 32 38 38 1/8 finals   Peter Katona (5)
2010–2011 1st (Corgoň Liga) 11/(12) 33 9 6 18 30 49 33 1/16 finals   Jhonatan (5)
2011–2012 1st (Corgoň Liga) 10/(12) 33 7 12 14 23 35 33 1/4 finals   Peter Katona (5)
2012–2013 1st (Corgoň Liga) 12/(12) 33 8 9 16 21 41 33 1/16 finals   Andriy Shevchuk (3)
  Matúš Marcin (3)
2013–2014 2nd (DOXXbet Liga) 4/(12) 33 18 6 9 56 28 60 1/4 finals   Dávid Leško (11)
2014–2015 2nd (DOXXbet Liga) 3/(24) 22 10 6 6 32 24 36 1/32 finals   Pavol Šafranko (11)
2015–2016 2nd (DOXXbet Liga) 1/(24) 30 16 10 4 61 26 58 1/16 finals   Dávid Leško (16)
2016–2017 1st (Fortuna Liga) 11/(12) 30 3 10 17 17 63 19 1/8 finals   Musefiu Ashiru (5)
2017–2018 1st (Fortuna Liga) 12/(12) 31 4 11 16 20 55 23 1/32 finals   Roland Černák (7)
2018–19 2nd (II. liga) 15/(16) 30 7 6 17 30 41 27 1/32 finals   Lukáš Hricov (3)
2019–20 3rd (III. liga) 1/(16) 17 14 1 2 52 14 43 1/32 finals   Kristián Hirka (12)
2020–21 3rd (III. liga) 3/(16) 15 10 1 4 40 15 31 1/32 finals   Samuel Gladiš (7)
2021–22 3rd (III. liga) 1/(16) 30 25 2 3 103 20 77 1/32 finals   Jozef Dolný (41)

European competition historyEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1966–67 Cup Winners' Cup 1.   Bayern Munich 1–1 2–3 3–4
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1.   Velež Mostar 4–2 1–1 5–3
2.   VfB Stuttgart 3–5(aet) 1–3 4–8
1980–81 Mitropa Cup RR   Csepel SC 0–0 0–3
  Calcio Como 4–1 0–1
  NK Zagreb 2–1 5–1
1994–95 Cup Winners' Cup Q   Bangor F.C. 4–0 1–0 5–0
1.   Dundee United 3–1 2–3 5–4
2.   Real Zaragoza 0–4 1–2 1–6

RivalriesEdit

Tatran's biggest rivals are VSS Košice, and the matches between the two teams are referred to as "Eastern Slovak derby" (Slovak: Východniarske derby).[4]
They also have rivalry with MFK Zemplín Michalovce and FC Spartak Trnava. 1. FC Tatran Prešov supporters maintain friendly relations with fans of the Polish side JKS Czarni 1910 Jasło.[5]

SponsorshipEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. FC Tatran Prešov 11/12 season home kit.
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1998–2000 ATAK Sportswear OTF
2000–2003 ŠARIŠ
2004 Opel
2005 none
2005–2008 Poštová banka
2008–2010 Auto Leas
2010–2011 Adidas none
2011–2012 IMPA
2012–2013 DÚHA
2013–2021 ATAK Sportswear
2021–2022 3b INTRAVENA
2022–present Niké

Club partnersEdit

source[6]

  • DÚHA
  • Ekofin

Current squadEdit

Updated 14 July 2022.[7]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SVK Adrián Knurovský
2 DF   SVK Lukáš Šimko
3 DF   SVK Lukáš Horváth
5 DF   SVK Martin Baran
4 DF   SVK Miroslav Petko
7 DF   SVK Lukáš Jendrek
9 MF   SVK Martin Pribula
10 FW   SVK Jozef Dolný
11 MF   SVK Ľubomír Ivanko-Macej
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   SVK Dávid Keresteš
20 FW   GRE Antonis Gaitanidis
22 FW   SRB Dragan Andrić
23 MF   UKR Yevhen Nemtinov
24 MF   SVK Matej Škrepták
27 MF   SVK Kamil Karaš
28 MF   SVK Slavomír Kraľovič
30 GK   UKR Maksym Kuchynskyi
MF   SVK Filip Maník

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers winter 2022–23

Out on loan 2022–23Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SVK Dávid Ivanecký (at Svidník until 30 June 2023)
FW   SVK Oliver Špilár (at Svidník until 30 June 2023)
FW   SVK Kristián Hirka (at Svidník until 30 June 2023)
GK   SVK Mário Švec (at Stará Ľubovňa until 30 June 2023)
MF   SVK Dávid Jurčišin (at Spišské Podhradie until 30 June 2023)

Reserve teamEdit

1. FC Tatran Prešov juniori was the reserve team of 1. FC Tatran Prešov. They mostly played in the Slovak 3. Liga (Eastern division).

SquadEdit

ManagersEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Updated 18 June 2022
Staff Job title
  Marek Petruš Manager
  TBA Assistant manager
  Peter Baláž Assistant manager
  Peter Barna Team manager
  Maroš Ferenc Goalkeeping coach
  Jozef Vaño Team Leader
  MUDr. Ján Mirilovič Team Doctor
  MUDr. Július Svätojánsky Team Doctor
  MUDr. Peter Cvengroš Team Doctor
  Vladislav Šarišský Masseur
  Vladimír Papp Physiotherapist
  Dávid Balucha Physiotherapist

Player recordsEdit

Most goalsEdit

# Nat. Name Goals
1   Ladislav Pavlovič 150
2   Karol Petroš 67
3   Jozef Dolný 57
4     Jozef Kuchár 56
5   Gejza Šimanský 44
6   Dávid Leško 40

Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Tatran.

For full list, see Category:1. FC Tatran Prešov players

Notable fanEdit

  •   Milan Timoš (1948–2012[8])

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Budúcnosť Tatrana Prešov je podpísaná. Klubu bude šéfovať Micheľ 17 September 2021
  2. ^ "Bajnoki végeredmény: Vidéki bajnokság – Északi kerület 1907/1908" (in Hungarian). Magyarfutball.hu. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Truchlik, Ivan (2015). Futbalový atlas sveta (in Slovak). Prague, Czech Republic: Ottovo Nakladatelství. p. 640. ISBN 978-80-7451-455-5.
  4. ^ "Dnes je na programe východniarske derby" (in Slovak). Presov.korzar.sk. 17 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Futbaloví chuligáni: Kto do koho kope". Aktuality.sk.
  6. ^ "1.FC Tatran Prešov – Oficiálna stránka najstaršieho futbalového klubu na Slovensku".
  7. ^ "Káder 1. FC Tatran Prešov na novú sezónu – 1.FC Tatran Prešov".
  8. ^ Skonal obdivuhodný fanúšik Tatrana 09.02.2012, korzar.sme.sk

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