Bohemian Football League

Bohemian Football League (ČFL) (Czech: Česká fotbalová liga) is one of the third level football leagues of the Czech Republic (the other is the Moravian–Silesian Football League). The league comprises teams from the historic Bohemia region.

Česká fotbalová liga
Founded1991
CountryCzech Republic
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16+16
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toCzech National Football League
Relegation toFourth Division (Divize A, B or C)
Domestic cup(s)Czech Cup
Current championsFK Slavoj Vyšehrad

HistoryEdit

The league was formed in 1991 during the Czechoslovakia era, replacing the former II. ČNL (II. Česká národni liga; Second Czech National League) at the third tier of Czechoslovak football alongside sister league MSFL.[1]

Competition formatEdit

The winner of ČFL is promoted to Czech National Football League. In total three clubs are promoted to the ČFL - the winner of Divize A, the winner of Divize B and the winner of Divize C.

The format of the league is unconventional in that it does not allow draws. As of the 2014–15 season, if a match is tied, the winner is decided by a penalty shootout. The winner of the shootout gets two points and the loser gets one.[2] From season 2019–20 on, Junior league (with B teams of first-league clubs) was canceled and the B teams were moved into the ČFL and MSFL. The competition was divided into two groups with 16 teams in each.[3]

Bohemian Football League clubs, 2019–20Edit

Bohemian Football League (ČFL) championsEdit

Season Winners Runners-up
1991–92 TJ Liaz Jablonec nad Nisou Chmel Blšany
1992–93 FK Chmel Blšany TFK VTJ Teplice
1993–94 FK Armaturka Ústí nad Labem FC Portal Příbram
1994–95 SK 1887 Chrudim FK Pelikán Děčín
1995–96 AFK Atlantic Lázně Bohdaneč Brummer Česká Lípa
1996–97 SK Slavia Prague B FC MUS Most
1997–98 FK Mladá Boleslav FK Pelikán Děčín
1998–99 SK Spolana Neratovice FK Admira/Slavoj Prague
1999–00 FC Chomutov SK Sparta Krč
2000–01 FK Mogul Kolín FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov)
2001–02 AC Sparta Prague B Tatran Prachatice
2002–03 TJ Tatran Prachatice SK Slavia Prague B
2003–04 MFK Ústí nad Labem FK Náchod-Deštné
2004–05 FC Slovan Liberec B SC Xaverov
2005–06 FC Zenit Čáslav SK Slovan Varnsdorf
2006–07 FC Bohemians Prague SK Sparta Krč
2007–08 AC Sparta Prague B FK Sezimovo Ústí
2008–09 Vlašim FC Písek
2009–10 FK Sezimovo Ústí TJ Sokol Ovčáry
2010–11 FC Bohemians Prague FK Mladá Boleslav B
2011–12 MFK Chrudim FK Pardubice
2012–13 Loko Vltavín FK Kolín
2013–14 FK Kolín SK Viktorie Jirny
2014–15 FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov) TJ Jiskra Domažlice
2015–16 SK Viktorie Jirny SK Zápy
2016–17 SK Viktorie Jirny FC Olympia Hradec Králové
2017–18 MFK Chrudim Loko Vltavín
2018–19 FK Slavoj Vyšehrad SK Zápy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubu (in Czech). Prague: Grada Publishing. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  2. ^ Hrabal, Michal. "VÍME PRVNÍ: ČFL a divize ruší remízy! O výhře rozhodnou penalty. Připojí se i Premier League?". efotbal.cz. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.idnes.cz/fotbal/domaci-souteze/zmeny-nizsi-souteze-cfl-msfl-divize-b-tymy.A190625_160334_fot_dsouteze_jic