Bohemians 1905

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 Praha 1905
Bohemians 1905 logo.png
Full nameBohemians Praha 1905, a.s.
Nickname(s)Klokani (Kangaroos)
Founded1905; 116 years ago (1905)
GroundĎolíček, Prague
Capacity5,000
ChairmanAntonín Panenka
ManagerLuděk Klusáček
LeagueCzech First League
2020–2110th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.

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 semi-finals 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]

In 2016, Střížkov's men's team was dissolved, and in 2017 the whole club dissolved, with the women's team becoming FC Praha.

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.

KitsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1989–1990 Adidas None
1992–1993 Frank Xerox
1993–1994 RC Cola
1994–1995 KSM PasserInvest
1995–1996 Adidas
1996–1998 None
1999–2000 Commercial Union
2000–2001 Commercial Union

Velkopopovický Kozel

2001–2002 Commercial Union
Ericsson
2002–2003 Union Pojišťovna
2003–2004 Umbro Union Pojišťovna
AAA Auto
2005–2006 Kelme None
2006 Remal
2007–2008 Umbro
2008–2011 Fortuna
Remal
2011–2012 Adidas
2012–2019 Remal
2019– Balshop.cz

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

 
Bohemians' Supporters, 2017

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] Left-wing fans have friendship with FC St. Pauli and AS Trenčín. Right-wing fans have friendship with Górnik Wałbrzych, 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig and hooligans with FK Pardubice.

There have been several conflicts in the past between left-wing and right-wing fans. The most famous are the fights in 2013 in match against FC MAS Táborsko and in 2015 in the match against SK Sigma Olomouc.

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) were considered to be impostors and the entire club as a fraud, however that rivalry manifested itself on the pitch and towards the club management as the Střížkov club had very little support and no organised fan movement.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 7 July 2021.[9]

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   CZE Roman Valeš
2 MF   CZE Jan Kovařík
4 MF   CZE Josef Jindřišek
5 DF   CZE David Bartek
6 MF   RUS Vladislav Lyovin
7 MF   CZE Petr Hronek
9 FW   FRA Ibrahim Keita
10 FW   CZE Matěj Koubek
11 MF   CZE Vojtěch Novák
13 FW   CZE Pavel Osmančík
15 DF   CZE Daniel Krch
16 DF   CZE Martin Dostál
17 MF   CZE Jan Vodháněl
19 MF   CZE Roman Květ
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   CZE Jan Vondra
22 MF   CZE Jakub Fulnek (on loan from Mladá Boleslav)
23 DF   CZE Daniel Köstl
24 FW   CZE David Puškáč
25 MF   CZE Kamil Vacek
26 GK   CZE Marek Kouba
27 DF   CZE Jiří Bederka
28 DF   CZE Lukáš Hůlka
29 FW   NGA Michael Ugwu
32 DF   CZE Martin Nový
37 FW   CZE Tomáš Necid
77 FW   CZE Jan Chramosta (on loan from FK Jablonec)
89 GK   SVK Patrik Le Giang
99 GK   CZE Hugo Jan Bačkovský (on loan from Sparta Prague)

Out on loanEdit

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   CZE Antonín Vaníček (to FK Jablonec)
MF   CZE Tony Lê Tuấn Anh (to Binh Dinh FC)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   NGA Marvis Ogiomade (to Vlašim)

Notable former playersEdit

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 records in the Czech First LeagueEdit

As of 30 May 2021.[10]

Highlighted players are in the current squad.

Most clean sheetsEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   Radek Sňozík 33
2   Kamil Čontofalský 24
3   Tomáš Fryšták 21

Management and technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach Luděk Klusáček
Assistant coach Erich Brabec
  Ivan Hašek junior
Goalkeeper coach Miroslav Miller
Reserve coach Vladimír Hruška
Fitness coach Rudolf Rondzik
Team manager Libor Koubek
Sporting director Miroslav Držmíšek
Physiotherapist Martin Hes
Doctor Marek Burian
Marek Kysela
Masseur Martin Vávra
Kitman Radek Balog

Managers and playersEdit

Head coaches in club's historyEdit

Club hall of fameEdit

History in domestic competitionsEdit

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 19
  • 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
2019–20 1. liga 8th 30 12 6 12 38 41 –3 42 Round of 32
2020–21 1. liga 10th 34 10 13 11 40 37 +3 43 Round of 16

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

Club recordsEdit

Czech First League recordsEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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