FC Vysočina Jihlava

FC Vysočina Jihlava is a football club from Jihlava, Czech Republic, which currently plays in the Czech National Football League, after relegated from the Czech First League, the top football competition in the Czech Republic in 2017–18 season. Jihlava played in the top flight for the first time in its history in the 2005–06 season. The club has taken part in the Czech 2. Liga more than 10 times and has also played in the Czech First League.

FC Vysočina Jihlava
Full nameFootball Club Vysočina Jihlava a.s.
Founded1948
GroundStadion v Jiráskově ulici
Capacity4,500
ChairmanJan Staněk
ManagerAleš Křeček
LeagueCzech National Football League
2019–206th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

 
Former logo.

The club was founded under the name PAL Jihlava in 1948.[1] After the Czech Republic became independent in 1993, the club played in the third-tier Bohemian Football League until promotion in 2000 to the Czech 2. Liga. The club went on to take part in the second division for five years, reaching the semi-finals of the Czech Cup in 2003–04 and winning promotion to the top flight after finishing second in the 2004–05 Czech 2. Liga.[2] Jihlava played in the top flight for the first time in their history in 2005–06,[1] being relegated back to the second league on the last day of the season, after a loss at home against Slavia Prague.[3] Following another spell in the second league, this time of six years, the club won back a place in the top flight having finished second in the 2011–12 Czech 2. Liga.[4]

Historical namesEdit

  • 1948–49 – PAL Jihlava
  • 1949–53 – Sokol Motorpal Jihlava
  • 1953–93 – Spartak Jihlava
  • 1993–95 – Spartak PSJ Jihlava
  • 1995–97 – PSJ Motorpal Jihlava (merger with SK Jihlava)
  • 1997–00 – FC PSJ Jihlava
  • Since 2000 – FC Vysočina Jihlava

StadiumEdit

Jihlava play home matches at the Stadion v Jiráskově ulici, which boasts a 4,082 all-seater capacity. The club undertook major reconstruction each time the club was promoted to the Czech First League, in 2005 and 2012, in order for the stadium to meet league criteria. The stadium features two main stands for the crowd (sectors A and B), while the away fans are catered for with 229 seats behind one of the goals (sector D). The remaining side, sector C, is reserved for VIP guests.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 January 2021.[5]

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 Luděk Vejmola
3 DF   CZE Karel Pojezný
6 DF   CZE Filip Vedral
7 DF   SVK Róbert Štefánek
8 MF   CZE Lukáš Červ (on loan from Slavia Prague)
9 DF   CZE Vojtěch Křišťál
10 MF   CZE Jakub Selnar (on loan from Viktoria Plzeň)
11 DF   CZE Jaroslav Peřina (on loan from Jablonec)
12 MF   CZE Miroslav Tureček
13 GK   CZE Lumír Číž (on loan from Banik Ostrava)
14 DF   CZE Tomáš Svoboda
15 FW   CZE Stanislav Klobása
16 DF   CZE Daniel Horák (on loan from Sparta Prague)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   CZE Tomáš Vlček (on loan from Slavia Prague)
18 MF   CZE Michal Ševčík (on loan from Zbrojovka Brno)
19 FW   TRI Justin Araujo-Wilson
21 FW   CZE Radek Křivánek
22 MF   SVK Matúš Lacko
23 MF   SSD Chok Dau
25 MF   SVK Fares Shudeiwa
26 MF   CZE Sebastian Chocholatý (on loan from Hradec Králové)
27 FW   CZE Vojtěch Patrák (on loan from Sparta Prague)
28 MF   CZE Radek Matulka
29 FW   ECU Luis Arroyo
30 MF   CZE Adam Ritter
31 GK   CZE Adam Jágrik

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

Notable former playersEdit

ManagersEdit

History in domestic competitionsEdit

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 6
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 14
  • Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 7
  • 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 3. liga 7th 30 12 8 10 49 41 +8 32 Round of 64
1994–95 3. liga 7th 30 12 6 12 43 36 +7 42 First Round
1995–96 3. liga 13th 28 8 5 15 42 60 –18 29 Quarter-finals
1996–97 3. liga 12th 28 9 5 14 29 50 –21 32 First Round
1997–98 3. liga 11th 30 10 8 12 38 44 –6 38 Round of 32
1998–99 3. liga 3rd 30 15 7 8 51 34 +17 52 Round of 64
1999–00 3. liga 2nd 28 16 7 5 48 23 +25 55 Round of 64
2000–01 2. liga 6th 30 13 8 9 38 31 +7 47 Round of 32
2001–02 2. liga 7th 30 12 6 12 47 46 +1 42 Round of 32
2002–03 2. liga 2nd 30 16 4 10 43 28 +15 52 Round of 64
2003–04 2. liga 5th 30 13 9 8 40 32 +8 48 Semi-finals
2004–05 2. liga 2nd 28 13 9 6 46 30 +16 48 Round of 32
2005–06 1. liga 15th 30 6 11 13 20 36 –16 29 Round of 32
2006–07 2. liga 5th 30 14 9 7 49 26 +23 51 Round of 64
2007–08 2. liga 7th 30 11 10 9 42 35 +7 43 Round of 32
2008–09 2. liga 3rd 30 15 6 9 36 27 +9 51 Round of 32
2009–10 2. liga 4th 30 15 7 8 57 37 +20 52 Round of 64
2010–11 2. liga 3rd 30 15 8 7 49 29 +20 53 First Round
2011–12 2. liga 2nd 30 16 7 7 45 29 +16 55 Round of 32
2012–13 1. liga 10th 30 7 15 8 36 42 –6 36 Round of 16
2013–14 1. liga 8th 30 10 7 13 45 50 –5 37 Quarter-finals
2014–15 1. liga 10th 30 10 6 14 33 38 –5 36 Second Round
2015–16 1. liga 11th 30 8 7 15 31 54 –23 31 Round of 16
2017–18 1. liga 15th 30 8 6 16 30 48 –18 30 Round of 16
2018–19 2. liga 2nd 30 17 7 6 50 33 +17 58 Round of 32
2019–20 2. liga 6th 30 14 7 9 58 46 +12 49 Round of 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů. Prague: Vydala Grada Publishing, a.s. p. 79. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  2. ^ "Jihlava slaví postup do první ligy". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 9 June 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Tři góly Slavii nepomohly a Jihlavu poslaly dolů". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 12 May 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Jihlava po postupu do ligy začala s přípravou vyhřívaného trávníku". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Soupiska muži 2020/2021". FC Vysočina Jihlava.

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