Czechoslovak First League
The Czechoslovak First League (Czech: 1. fotbalová liga, Slovak: 1. futbalová liga) was the premier football league in the Czechoslovakia from 1925 to 1993, with the exception of World War II. Czechoslovakia was occupied by German forces who formed Gauliga Sudetenland and Gauliga Böhmen und Mähren leagues on occupied territories. Until 1934-35 season no teams from Slovakia participated in the league.
|Number of teams||16 (in 1993)|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Czechoslovak Cup|
|International cup(s)||European Cup|
|Most championships||Sparta Prague (21 titles)|
|Top goalscorer||Josef Bican (447 goals)|
Czechs were allowed to run their own league in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, while Slovaks were granted their own independent Slovak State and created their own league. After the World War II the league was recreated.
The attendance record for the league was set on 4 September 1965, when 50,105 spectators attended a match between rivals Sparta and Slavia in Prague.
- 1925 First Association League (Czech: Asociační liga) (teams from Prague only)
- 1925–29 Central Bohemian First League (Czech: Středočeská liga) (teams from Prague and Central Bohemia)
- 1929–34 First Association League (Czech: Asociační liga) (expanded to include Moravian teams)
- 1934–38 State League (Czech: Státní liga) (expanded to include Slovakian teams)
- 1938–44 Bohemian-Moravian League (Czech: Národní liga) (World War II, Czechoslovakia split)
- 1945–48 State League (Czech: Státní liga) (Czechoslovak Republic reinstated)
- 1949–50 First All-National Championship (Czech: Celostátní mistrovství)
- 1951–55 Republic Championship (Czech: Mistrovství republiky (1951–52), Přebor republiky (1953–55))
- 1956–93 First League (Czech: I. liga)
|Season||Champions||Runner-up||Third place||Top Goalscorer||Club|
|1938–39||Sparta Prague||Slavia Prague||SK Pardubice||Josef Bican (29)||Slavia Prague|
|1939–40||Slavia Prague||Sparta Prague||SK Pardubice||Josef Bican (50)||Slavia Prague|
|1940–41||Slavia Prague||SK Plzeň||SK Pardubice||Josef Bican (38)||Slavia Prague|
|1941–42||Slavia Prague||SK Prostějov||Viktoria Plzeň||Josef Bican (45)||Slavia Prague|
|1942–43||Slavia Prague||Sparta Prague||Baťa Zlín||Josef Bican (39)||Slavia Prague|
|1943–44||Sparta Prague||Slavia Prague||Baťa Zlín||Josef Bican (57)||Slavia Prague|
Performance by clubEdit
|Sparta Prague||1925–26, 1927, 1931–32, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1943–44, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1952, 1954, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93|
|SK Slavia Prague||1925, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1934, 1934–35, 1936–37, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1942–43, 1946–47|
|Dukla Prague / ÚDA Prague||1953, 1956, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1981–82|
|SK Slovan Bratislava / NV Bratislava||1949, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1991–92|
|FC Spartak Trnava||1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73|
|FC Baník Ostrava||1975–76, 1979–80, 1980–81|
|FK Viktoria Žižkov||1927–28|
|FC Bohemians Praha||1982–83|
|FC Zbrojovka Brno||1977–78|
|Spartak Hradec Králové||1959–60|
|FK Inter Bratislava||1958–59|
|1||Josef Bican||447||1937–51, 1953–56|
|5||Vojtěch Bradáč||155||1926–36, 1937–45|
|8||Josef Silný||127||1923–33, 1934–40|
- Slavia Top Scorers of All Times SK Slavia Praha
- Champions of Slovakia. www.rsssf.com.
- "Na Letné padl divácký rekord 21. století" [At Letna the spectator record for the 21st century was broken]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). Czech Republic. 9 November 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
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