1938–39 Czechoslovak First League

The 1938–39 Czechoslovak First League, officially the Statni Liga, was the 15th season of the Czechoslovak First League, the first tier of league football in Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovak First League
Season1938–39
Champions
Relegated
Top goalscorerCzech: Josef Bican (29 goals)
1939–40 (Czech)
1939–40 (Slovak) →

The championship was won by Sparta Prague, the club's sixth Czechoslovak national championship.[1] Josef Bican was the league's top scorer with 29 goals.[2]

During the season Czechoslovakia experienced considerable political change which resulted in the eventual disestablishment of the country, and thereby the Czechoslovak First League, by the hands of Nazi Germany. In September 1938, through the Munich Agreement, Nazi Germany acquired the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia. This was followed by the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939. As a consequence the Gauliga Sudetenland was established for ethnic German clubs while Czech and Slovak clubs competed in their own, separate competitions.[3]

The sole Slovak club in the league, ŠK Bratislava, was removed from the league and joined a new Slovak league, the Slovenská liga, in the newly independent Slovak Republic. Czech clubs in what was now the German-annexed Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia continued their own league which was variously referred to as the Bohemia/Moravia championship, Národní liga (English: National league) or Česko-moravská liga (English: Bohemian-Moravian league).[1][4][5]

Bohemia and MoraviaEdit

The Czechoslovak First League continued its season after annexation by Germany, now with Czech clubs only. For the 1938–39 season Baťa Zlín and SK Libeň had been newly promoted to the league.[5]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Sparta Prague (C) 20 15 2 3 85 30 2.833 32
2 Slavia Prague 20 15 1 4 86 30 2.867 31
3 SK Pardubice 20 13 2 5 50 34 1.471 28
4 SK Plzeň 20 9 4 7 53 53 1.000 22
5 Baťa Zlín 20 9 3 8 50 52 0.962 21
6 SK Židenice 20 6 6 8 33 41 0.805 18
7 Slezská Ostrava 20 7 4 9 29 39 0.744 18
8 Viktoria Žižkov 20 7 3 10 56 60 0.933 17
9 SK Kladno 20 5 3 12 35 75 0.467 13
10 SK Náchod 20 5 2 13 37 56 0.661 12
11 SK Libeň (R) 20 3 2 15 31 75 0.413 8
Source: [5]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

SlovakiaEdit

The Slovenská liga was a new competition, formed after the disestablishment of Czechoslovakia.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Sparta Považská Bystrica (C) 8 7 1 0 34 6 5.667 15
2 ŠK Bratislava 8 7 1 0 30 11 2.727 15
3 MŠK Žilina 8 6 0 2 36 20 1.800 12
4 Rapid Trnava 8 4 0 4 29 18 1.611 8
5 Juventus Topoľčany 8 4 0 4 21 18 1.167 8
6 TTS Trenčín 8 2 1 5 19 31 0.613 5
7 Spišská Nová Ves 8 2 0 6 19 41 0.463 4
8 Slávia Prešov 8 1 1 6 12 28 0.429 3
9 ZTK Zvolen 8 1 0 7 14 41 0.341 2
Source: [5]
(C) Champion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Czechoslovakia - List of Champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 231. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  3. ^ "Where's My Country? Czech clubs in the German football structure 1938-1944". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Czech Republic - List of Champions". Rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic - List of League Tables". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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