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Bohemians Praha 1905 (previously named FC Bohemians Praha) is a Prague-based football club, which was founded in 1905 as AFK Vršovice. The club won the 1982–83 Czechoslovak First League, its only league championship. Its colours are green and white.

Bohemians 1905
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Full nameBohemians Praha 1905, a.s.
Nickname(s)Klokani (Kangaroos)
Founded1905; 114 years ago (1905)
GroundĎolíček, Prague
Capacity6,100
ChairmanAntonín Panenka
ManagerMartin Hašek
LeagueCzech First League
2018–1913th
WebsiteClub website

The best known player from Bohemians' history is Antonín Panenka, who is now the club chairman. Bohemians' mascot is a kangaroo, the legacy of a 1927 tour of Australia. Following the tour, the club was awarded two live kangaroos, which they donated to the Prague Zoo.

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HistoryEdit

Founded as AFK Vršovice, the club played at the top level of football in the Czechoslovak First League between 1925 and 1935. They spent seasons in and out of the top division for the next 40 years before remaining in the top flight between 1973 and 1995, the most successful era for the club.[1] In the 1982–83 season the club won the Czechoslovak First League and advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup. In the year 2005 it survived a crisis, which was a consequence of bad management. The club was prevented from taking part in the second part of the 2004–05 Czech 2. Liga and its results were expunged.[2] The club was relegated to the 3rd Czech division due to its financial insolvency, but later was saved by its fans who paid off a portion of the club's debts.

 
Bohemians Praha celebrating with their fans after the game

The club finished third in the 2005–06 Bohemian Football League, missing out on promotion,[3] but advanced to the Second League regardless, as they bought a license to play in the Second League from SC Xaverov.[3][4] The club was then able to advance back to the top flight in 2007, where they played until relegation in 2012. After only one season in 2. Liga Bohemians returned to the First League in 2013.

Historical namesEdit

  • 1905: AFK Vršovice
  • 1927: Bohemians AFK Vršovice
  • 1941: Bohemia AFK Vršovice
  • 1945: Bohemians AFK Vršovice
  • 1948: Sokol Vršovice Bohemians
  • 1949: Sokol Železničaři Bohemians Praha
  • 1950: Sokol Železničaři Praha
  • 1951: Sokol ČKD Stalingrad Praha
  • 1953: Spartak Praha Stalingrad
  • 1962: ČKD Praha
  • 1965: Bohemians ČKD Praha
  • 1993: Bohemians Praha
  • 1999: CU Bohemians Praha
  • 2001: FC Bohemians Praha
  • 2005: Bohemians 1905
  • 2013: Bohemians Praha 1905

Australia TourEdit

In 1927 Australian football officials were looking for a European football club to come and tour. They decided on Czechoslovakia and approached Slavia Prague and Viktoria Žižkov who both declined. AFK Vršovice took up the offer.

Before leaving the team looked for a suitable name as they felt the Australians would not know where Vršovice was, never mind say it. They decided on Bohemians, taking the English spelling of the name, as it resembled the country they were from.

Matches PlayedEdit

Naming dispute with FK BohemiansEdit

In 1993, Bohemians 1905 broke away from the TJ Bohemians Praha sports franchise and became a separate legal entity. The club functioned normally until financial troubles came up and the club nearly collapsed in 2005. TJ Bohemians took advantage of the situation and rented out the Bohemians logo to FC Střížkov Praha 9, a lowly team in the third tier of Czech football. TJ were able to pour money into the small club and help them rise to the first division. However, fans remained loyal to the Bohemians 1905 team, and helped the large club to recover.

In September 2012, a Czech court ruled that the former Střížkov club must not continue to use the name Bohemians after 31 January 2013.[5] However, in December 2012, the club was granted the right to appeal against the decision, thus protracting the process yet further.[6]

StadiumEdit

The home stadium, located in Vršovice, is called Ďolíček. However, from the 2010–11 season, for a period of five years, Bohemians undertook to play its home matches at Synot Tip Arena.[7] This arrangement was discontinued in 2012 after the club was relegated from the Czech First League, due to the regulations on stadiums being different between the two leagues.

 
Bohemian Supporters in September 2017

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

Bohemians are one of the most popular clubs in the Czech Republic. The club is one of the few in the country to have fans with a left-wing ideology, although most fan groups identify themselves as apolitical, and there are supporters who are right-wing. The ultras group is one of the strongest in terms of choreographies and visual displays in the country. They maintain friendly contacts with Dubliners Bohemian FC,[8] in the past they had friendships with FC St. Pauli and Górnik Wałbrzych.

The most prestigious match is the derby with Slavia Prague. The "Vršovice Derby" is the second most prestigious derby in Prague (after the Slavia-Sparta derby). Slavia and Bohemians are located in the Vršovice district of Prague and their stadiums are separated by only 1 km. Sparta Prague are considered their biggest rivals, and Viktoria Zizkov is the other team with whom they contest the city derbies. FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov) are considered to be impostors and the entire club as a fraud, however that rivalry manifests itself on the pitch and towards the club management as the Střížkov club has very little support and no organised fan movement.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 August 2019.[9]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Roman Valeš
3   DF Till Schumacher
4   MF Josef Jindřišek
5   DF David Bartek
6   MF Vladislav Lyovin
7   MF Petr Hronek (on loan from Fastav Zlín)
8   MF Jan Záviška
9   FW Ibrahim Keita
10   FW Jakub Nečas
11   FW Matěj Koubek
14   DF Michal Šmíd
15   DF Daniel Krch
16   DF Martin Dostál
17   MF Jan Vodháněl
No. Position Player
19   DF Jan Vondra
20   MF Jakub Rada
21   DF Lukáš Pokorný (on loan from Slavia Prague)
22   MF Antonín Vaníček
23   DF Daniel Köstl
24   FW David Puškáč
25   MF Kamil Vacek
26   GK Marek Kouba
27   DF Jiří Bederka
28   DF Lukáš Hůlka
29   FW Michael Junior Ugwu
30   GK Tomáš Fryšták
39   MF Jakub Podaný (on loan from Dukla Prague)
89   GK Patrik Le Giang

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  MF Filip Hašek (to MFK Ružomberok)

Notable former playersEdit

For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Bohemians 1905 players

ReservesEdit

As of 2019/20, the club's reserve team Bohemians 1905 B plays in the Bohemian Football League (3rd tier of Czech football system). They play their home matches at the club's stadium, Ďolíček.

Player recordsEdit

As of 4 August 2019.[10]

Highlighted players are in the current squad.

Most clean sheets in Czech First LeagueEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   Radek Sňozík 33
2   Kamil Čontofalský 24
3   Tomáš Fryšták 20

ManagersEdit

History in domestic competitionsEdit

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 17
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 8
  • Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 1
  • Seasons spent at Level 4 of the football league system: 0

Czech RepublicEdit

Season League Placed Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Cup
1993–94 1. liga 14th 30 8 7 15 29 54 –25 23 Quarter-finals
1994–95 1. liga 15th 30 6 5 19 35 62 –27 23 Round of 16
1995–96 2. liga 4th 30 13 9 8 47 31 +16 48 Round of 32
1996–97 1. liga 16th 30 4 7 19 22 53 –31 19 Round of 32
1997–98 2. liga 3rd 28 15 8 5 49 22 +27 53 Round of 16
1998–99 2. liga 1st 30 23 4 3 62 12 +50 73 Round of 64
1999–00 1. liga 7th 30 10 10 10 24 28 –4 40 Round of 32
2000–01 1. liga 9th 30 10 10 10 33 34 –1 40 Round of 16
2001–02 1. liga 4th 30 14 6 10 40 35 –5 48 Round of 16
2002–03 1. liga 15th 30 5 9 16 34 56 –22 24 Round of 32
2003–04 2. liga 3rd 30 13 12 5 37 21 +16 51 Round of 32
2004–05 2. liga 16th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 First Round
2005–06 3. liga 4th 34 16 12 6 58 32 +26 60 First Round
2006–07 2. liga 2nd 30 18 6 6 47 21 +26 60 Round of 64
2007–08 1. liga 15th 30 5 11 14 24 40 –16 26 Round of 16
2008–09 2. liga 1st 30 18 9 3 36 14 +22 63 Round of 64
2009–10 1. liga 12th 30 8 10 12 21 29 –8 34 Round of 16
2010–11 1. liga 6th 30 12 7 11 33 33 0 43 Round of 64
2011–12 1. liga 15th 30 6 6 18 20 54 –34 24 Round of 32
2012–13 2. liga 2nd 30 16 8 6 50 25 +25 56 Round of 64
2013–14 1. liga 14th 30 7 9 14 26 40 –14 30 Round of 64
2014–15 1. liga 8th 30 10 8 12 35 41 –6 38 Round of 16
2015–16 1. liga 9th 30 8 13 9 35 37 –2 37 Round of 32
2016–17 1. liga 13th 30 7 7 16 22 39 –17 28 Quarter-finals
2017–18 1. liga 7th 30 9 11 10 30 29 +1 38 Round of 32
2018–19 1. liga 13th 35 9 13 13 33 43 -10 40 Semi-finals

Notes: † results expunged

History in European competitionsEdit

UEFA Cup (1975/76)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 17/9/75 H   Honvéd L 1–2 (0–0)
1. 2. 1/10/75 A Honvéd D 1–1 (1–1) Lost 2–3

UEFA Cup (1979/80)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 19/9/79 H   Bayern Munich L 0–2 (0–1)
1. 2. 3/10/79 A Bayern Munich D 2–2 (0–0) Lost 2–4

UEFA Cup (1980/81)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 17/9/80 H   Sporting Gijón W 3–1 (1–0)
1. 2. 1/10/80 A Sporting Gijón L 1–2 (1–1) Won 4–3
2. 1. 22/10/80 A   Ipswich Town L 0–3 (0–0)
2. 2. 5/11/80 H Ipswich Town W 2–0 (1–0) Lost 2–3

UEFA Cup (1981/82)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 15/9/81 H   Valencia L 0–1 (0–0)
1. 2. 30/9/81 A Valencia L 0–1 (0–1) Lost 0–2

UEFA Cup (1982/83)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 15/9/82 H   Admira-Wacker W 5–0 (3–0)
1. 2. 28/9/82 A Admira-Wacker W 2–1 (1–1) Won 7–1
2. 1. 20/10/82 A   Saint-Étienne D 0–0 (0–0)
2. 2. 3/11/82 A Saint-Étienne W 4–0 (1–0) Won 4–0
3. 1. 24/11/82 A   Servette D 2–2 (1–0)
3. 2. 8/12/82 H Servette W 2–1 (1–1) Won 4–3
4. 1. 2/3/83 H   Dundee United W 1–0 (1–0)
4. 2. 16/3/83 A Dundee United D 0–0 (0–0) Won 1–0
S/F 1. 6/4/83 H   Anderlecht L 0–1 (0–1)
S/F 2. 20/4/83 A Anderlecht L 1–3 (0–2) Lost 1–4

European Champions' Cup (1983/84)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 14/9/83 A   Fenerbahçe W 1–0 (0–0)
1. 2. 28/9/83 H Fenerbahçe W 4–0 (1–0) Won 5–0
2. 1. 19/10/83 H   Rapid Vienna W 2–1 (1–1)
2. 2. 2/11/83 A Rapid Vienna L 0–1 (0–1) Lost 2–2 (Away Goals)

UEFA Cup (1984/85)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 19/9/84 H   Apollon Limassol W 6–1 (3–0)
1. 2. 3/10/84 A Apollon Limassol D 2–2 (1–0) Won 8–3
2. 1. 24/10/84 A   Ajax L 0–1 (0–1)
2. 2. 7/11/84 H Ajax W 1–0 (0–0) Won 1–1 (4–2 on Pens.)
3. 1. 28/11/84 A   Tottenham Hotspur L 0–2 (0–1)
3. 2. 12/12/84 H Tottenham Hotspur D 1–1 (0–1) Lost 1–3

UEFA Cup (1985/86)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 18/9/85 A   Rába Györ L 1–3 (1–1)
1. 2. 2/10/85 H Rába Györ W 4–1 (2–1) a.e.t. Won 5–4
2. 1. 23/10/85 A   FC Köln L 0–4 (0–2)
2. 2. 6/11/85 H FC Köln L 2–4 (2–2) Lost 2–8

UEFA Cup (1987/88)Edit

Round Leg Date Venue Opposition Res Score (H/T) Agg Sc
1. 1. 16/9/87 A   Beveren L 0–2 (0–1)
1. 2. 1/10/87 H Beveren W 1–0 (1–0) Lost 1–2

HonoursEdit

Club recordsEdit

Czech First League recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ Novák, Jaromír (4 September 2012). "Fotbalisté Střížkova definitivně nesmí používat název Bohemians". idnes.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Soud přiznal střížkovským Bohemians právo odvolat se proti změně názvu". idnes.cz (in Czech). 19 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Bohemians 1905 se přestěhují do Edenu, podepsali pětiletou smlouvu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
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