FC Lokomotíva Košice

FC Lokomotíva Košice is a Slovak football club, playing in the town of Košice. The club was founded in 1946 and played for 29 years in the Czechoslovak First League.

Lokomotíva Košice
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Full nameFC Lokomotíva Košice
Nickname(s)Loky
Founded1946; 76 years ago (1946)
GroundŠtadión Lokomotívy,
Košice
Capacity9000
OwnerVladislav Zvara
Head coachDušan Ujhely
League4. liga
2021–225. liga, 1st
WebsiteClub website

The club also had several appearances in Europe playing the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1977-78 and the UEFA Cup 1978-79.

Club historyEdit

In 1951–1952 and 1977–1978 seasons, the club ranked 3rd in the Czechoslovak First League. In the 1977–1978 season the team also won the Czechoslovak Cup.

The last major success of the club until the present time was winning the Slovak Cup in the 1984–1985 season. Season 1985–1986 was the last for the club in the Czechoslovak First League. That season the team finished next to last, 15th place in the league and relegated to the 2nd division.

After the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, the club took part in the Corgoň Liga. In the 1993–1994 season took 8th place out of 12 participants. In the 1997–1998 season, finishing next to last, 15th place, relegated to the second league. In the 1999–2000 season in the second division championship club finished 17th place and relegated to the third division. In the 2003–2004 season was dropped to the 4th division.

They withdrew from the 2018-19 2. liga season due to financial problems

StadiumEdit

Initially Lokomotíva played at Lokomotíva Stadium in the Čermeľ district for most of its history (until 1997). Now Lokomotíva plays in small village Družstevná pri Hornáde 16 km far from city center of Košice. As of 2021, Lokomotíva plays in Barca, municipal district of Košice.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

  Czechoslovakia

  Slovakia

  • Slovak Cup (1961–)
    •   Winners (3): 1977, 1979, 1985
    •   Runners-Up (2): 1961, 1992

Czechoslovak and Slovak Top GoalscorerEdit

The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944–45 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League Top scorer.

Year Winner G
1972–73   Ladislav Józsa 21
1973–74   Ladislav Józsa 171
1976–77   Ladislav Józsa 18
1Shared award

Club's nameEdit

  • 1946 - ŠK Železničiari Košice
  • 1946 - ŠK Železničiari Sparta Košice
  • 1949 - ZSJ Dynamo ČSD Košice
  • 1952 - TJ Lokomotíva Košice
  • 1965 - TJ Lokomotíva VSŽ Košice
  • 1967 - TJ Lokomotíva Košice
  • 1990 - FK Lokomotíva Košice
  • 1994 - FK Lokomotíva Energogas Košice
  • 1997 - FC Lokomotíva Košice
  • 1999 - FC Spoje Lokomotíva Košice
  • 2005 - FC Lokomotíva Košice

ResultsEdit

League and domestic cup historyEdit

Slovak League only (1993-present)

Year Division Position Domestic cup Topscorer/goals
1993–1994 Mars superliga (I) 8th
1994–1995 Mars superliga 9th Round 2   Štefan Kysela (17)
1995–1996 Mars superliga 8th Round 1   Igor Popovec (8)
1996–1997 Mars superliga 10th Quarter-finals
1997–1998 Mars superliga 15th (relegated) Semi-finals   Marcel Korínek (4)
  Milan Pecelj (4)
1998–1999 2. liga (II)  – Round 1   Miloš Gallo (8)
1999–2000 2. liga  – (relegated)
2000–2001 3. liga (III)  – Round 1
2001–2002 3. liga  –
2002–2003 3. liga  –
2003–2004 3. liga  – (relegated)
2004–2005 4. liga (IV)  –
2005–2006 4. liga (IV) 1st (promoted)
2006–2007 3. liga (III)  –
2007–2008 3. liga (III)  –
2008–2009 3. liga (III) 3rd
2009–2010 3. liga (III) 2nd
2010–2011 3. liga (III) 1st (promoted)
2011–2012 3. liga (III) 3rd Round 1
2012–2013 Keno 10 3.liga (III) 3rd Round 3
2013–2014 TIPOS liga (III) 8th (promoted) Round 1
2014–2015 DOXXbet liga (II) 1st (relegation round east) Round 3   Tomáš Labun (16)
2015–2016 DOXXbet liga (II) 4th (champions round) Round 3   Adrián Leško (8)
2016–2017 DOXXbet liga (II) 7th (champions round) Round 4   Róbert Jano (20)
2017–2018 DOXXbet liga (II) 4th Round 4   Kamil Karaš (13)
2018–2019 II. Liga (II) 11th Round 5   Róbert Jano (7)
2019–2020 V.liga Košicko-gemerská (V) 2nd Did not enter   Vladimír Beliš (9)
2020–2021 V.liga Košicko-gemerská (V) 2nd Round 3 ?
2021–2022 V.liga Košicko-gemerská (V) 1st (promoted) Round 3   Adrián Pačinda (26)

European competition historyEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 Mitropa Cup 1.R   Radnicki Kragujevac 1–0 0–2 1–2
1977–78 Cup Winners' Cup 1.R   Östers IF 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
2.R   FK Austria Wien 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1.R   A.C. Milan 1–0 0–1 1–1 (p)
1979–80 Cup Winners' Cup 1.R   FC Wacker Innsbruck 2–1 1–0 3–1
2.R   NK Rijeka 2–0 0–3 2–3

Current squadEdit

As of September 19, 2019. 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   SVK Samuel Knap
22 GK   SVK Jozef Talian
2 DF   SVK Nikolas Kriška
3 DF   SVK Ľuboslav Pankovčin
4 DF   SVK Richard Griglak
5 DF   SVK Milan Miklušićák
6 DF   SVK Samuel Jokeľ
12 DF   SVK Michal Godina
12 DF   SVK Kristián Šarkan
13 DF   SVK Patrik Grega
21 DF   SVK Adrián Tomašiak
8 MF   SVK Jakub Tóth
No. Pos. Nation Player
9 MF   SVK Dávid Gabriel Matis
10 MF   SVK Vladimír Beliš
14 MF   SVK Matej Béreš
17 MF   SVK Michal Beli
19 MF   SVK Matej Ondrejkovič
20 MF   SVK Martin Hloušek
21 MF   SVK Gabriel Labuda
8 FW   SVK Filip Korček
11 FW   SVK Martin Šemrák
14 FW   SVK Maroš Čeremeta
18 FW   SVK Pavol Kozák

Technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach   Dušan Ujhely
Assistant Coach   Jozef Talian
Assistant Coach   Martin Hloušek
Goalkeeping Coach   Jozef Talian
Masseur   Karol Orbán
Team Chef   Anton Zabavník
Youth Sports Director

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Lokomotiva.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Jindřich Horák; Lubomír Král (1997), Encyklopedie našeho fotbalu (in Czech), Libri
  • Luboš Jeřábek (2007), Český a československý fotbal: lexikon osobností a klubů 1906–2006 (in Czech), Prague: Grada

External linksEdit