FC Zbrojovka Brno

FC Zbrojovka Brno is a professional football club based in the city of Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic. Founded in 1913 as SK Židenice, the club later became known as Zbrojovka Brno. Brno won the Czechoslovak First League in the 1977–78 season and finished as runners-up in 1979–80.

FC Zbrojovka Brno
Logo of FC Zbrojovka Brno.svg
Full nameFootball Club Zbrojovka Brno a.s.
Nickname(s)Flinta (The Gun)
Jihomoravané (South Moravians)
Founded1913; 107 years ago (1913),
as SK Židenice
GroundWedos Arena
Capacity12,550
ChairmanVáclav Bartoněk
ManagerMiloslav Machálek
LeagueFortuna Liga
2019–20Fortuna národní liga, 2nd of 16 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club, initially known as SK Židenice, played in the top tier of Czechoslovak football from 1933 until suffering relegation in the 1946–47 Czechoslovak First League.[1] During this period, the club entered the Mitropa Cup three times, reaching the quarter finals in 1935 as well as taking part in the competition in 1936 and 1938.

Between 1950 and 1962 the club played outside the top tier, returning in the 1962–63 Czechoslovak First League.[1] Five seasons elapsed before the club was again relegated, in 1967.[1] They then spent four years in the second tier of Czechoslovak football before returning to the top flight.[1] In the 1970s the club was a strong force in the country, winning the Czechoslovak First League in 1978, finishing third the following season and being runners up in 1980.

The 1980s were less spectacular for Brno, as the club was relegated in 1983, playing until 1989 in the second tier. After just two seasons in the top tier, the club finished last in 1991 and was again relegated.[1]

Between 1992 and 2011, Brno played in the top tier of the Czech Republic for 19 consecutive seasons, the longest such spell in the club's history.[1] In 2011, the club was relegated to the second division.[1] In the 2011–12 Czech 2. Liga, the club only managed to finish fourth, missing out on the promotion places. However, due to the stadium requirements of the Czech First League, champions FK Ústí nad Labem as well as third-placed FK Baník Sokolov were ineligible for promotion. As a result, Brno won promotion immediately back to the top tier.[2] In 2018, the club was relegated to the second division.[3] In the 2018–19 Czech Second League, the club managed to finish third but lost the promotion play-off to Příbram.[4]

Historical namesEdit

  • SK Židenice (1913–47)
  • Zbrojovka Židenice Brno (1947–51)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (1951–56)
  • Spartak ZJŠ Brno (1956–68)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (1968–92)
  • Boby Brno (1992–2000)
  • Stavo Artikel Brno (2000–02)
  • 1. FC Brno (2002–10)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (2010–)

In 1962, there was an amalgamation between Rudá Hvězda Brno (1956–62) and Spartak ZJŠ Brno.

European competitionsEdit

Brno have competed a number of times in European competitions, reaching the second round of the 1978–79 European Cup in their only appearance to date in the competition. The club played in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup but lost in the first round.

Brno took part in the UEFA Cup three times, reaching the quarter finals in 1979–80 and also playing in 1980–81 and 1997–98.

Because Brno was a major fairs city of Czechoslovakia, teams from Brno played in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1960s. It was Spartak KPS Brno who participated first, then Spartak ZJŠ Brno (Zbrojovka) played five times in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in a row, reaching the quarter finals in 1963–64.

Brno (then SK Židenice) competed in the Mitropa Cup three times before World War II, reaching the quarter finals in 1935.

Rudá Hvězda Brno played in the 1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup, reaching the quarter finals, after winning Czechoslovak Cup in 1960.

StadiumEdit

Brno have played at Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská since 2001, when they moved from previous home Stadion Za Lužánkami.[5] In the 1990s, Brno attracted record crowds to their football matches, with Za Lužánkami as the venue for all of the top ten most-attended Czech First League matches.[6] The highest attendance for a Brno match is 44,120, set in a league match against Slavia Prague.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 October 2020.[7]

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 Vojtěch Marek
3 DF   CZE Jakub Černín
4 DF   CZE Jan Hlavica
5 MF   CZE David Jambor
6 DF   CZE Pavel Dreksa (captain)
7 MF   CZE Rudolf Reiter (on loan from Baník Ostrava)
8 MF   CZE Šimon Šumbera
9 MF   CZE Marek Mach
10 FW   CZE Antonín Růsek
11 MF   CZE Adam Fousek
13 DF   CZE Lukáš Endl
14 FW   CZE Jakub Přichystal
15 DF   SRB Zoran Gajić
16 MF   CZE Jan Sedlák
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   CZE Jan Moravec
18 MF   CZE Jan Koudelka (on loan from Prostějov)
20 FW   CZE Jan Hladík
21 MF   CZE Ondřej Pachlopník
23 DF   CZE Jakub Šural
24 MF   SVK Peter Štepanovský (vice-captain)
25 DF   CZE Lukáš Kryštůfek
27 MF   SVK Damián Bariš
28 DF   SVK Juraj Kotula
29 MF   SVK Adrián Čermák
40 GK   CZE Martin Šustr
59 GK   CZE Jiří Floder
66 MF   CZE Marek Vintr
90 MF   CZE Ondřej Vaněk

Out on loanEdit

As of 15 October 2020.[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   CZE Petr Pavlík (at Pohronie)
DF   CZE Ondřej Vintr (at Vyškov until 31 December 2020)
MF   CZE Martin Sedlák (at Kroměříž)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   CZE David Moučka (at Vyškov until 31 December 2020)
MF   CZE Michal Ševčík (at Jihlava until 30 June 2021)
FW   CZE Martin Zikl (at Prostějov until 31 December 2020)

Reserve squadEdit

To see Zbrojovka Brno's reserve squad, go to FC Zbrojovka Brno B

Notable former playersEdit

Some of the biggest Czech football legends played for Brno briefly:[9]

Player recordsEdit

As of 12 May 2019.[10]

Most clean sheets in Czech First LeagueEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   Luboš Přibyl 70
2   Dušan Melichárek 30
3   Martin Lejsal 27
4   Tomáš Bureš 21

Current technical staffEdit

As of 8 October 2019
Position Name
Manager   Miloslav Machálek
Assistant manager   Petr Maléř
Goalkeeping coach   Martin Doležal
Fitness coach   Jan Cacek
Physiotherapist   Ivan Jánský
Club doctor   Petr Gál
  Jan Ulbrych
  Šimon Ondruš
Masseur   Jiří Stejskal
  Petr Doubrava
Team manager   Libor Došek
Kit manager   Jiří Havlíček
Reserves coach   Richard Dostálek
Reserves coach assistant   Martin Doležal
Under-19s coach   Petr Maléř
Under-19s coach assistant   Filip Duroň
Under- 16s, 17s and 19s director   Pavel Šustr
Academy director   Luděk Zajíc

ManagersEdit

History in domestic competitionsEdit

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 39
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 9
  • Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 0
  • 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 12th 30 10 6 14 38 46 –8 36 Quarter-finals
1994–95 1. liga 3rd 30 15 9 6 52 27 +25 54 Round of 32
1995–96 1. liga 8th 30 12 7 11 39 42 –3 43 Round of 64
1996–97 1. liga 4th 30 14 10 6 44 35 +9 52 Quarter-finals
1997–98 1. liga 10th 30 10 7 13 42 42 0 37 Semi-finals
1998–99 1. liga 7th 30 11 8 11 37 33 +4 41 Quarter-finals
1999–00 1. liga 4th 30 12 6 12 3 33 +2 42 Round of 16
2000–01 1. liga 13th 30 7 9 14 24 35 –11 30 Round of 16
2001–02 1. liga 8th 30 10 10 10 34 42 –8 40 Round of 16
2002–03 1. liga 9th 30 10 9 11 35 31 +4 39 Round of 16
2003–04 1. liga 14th 30 7 9 14 33 43 –10 30 Quarter-finals
2004–05 1. liga 11th 30 9 6 15 30 42 –12 33 Round of 32
2005–06 1. liga 12th 30 7 14 9 35 36 –1 35 Semi-finals
2006–07 1. liga 5th 30 13 7 10 34 42 –8 46 Second round
2007–08 1. liga 4th 30 16 7 7 43 32 +11 55 Semi-finals
2008–09 1. liga 11th 30 9 8 13 32 36 –4 35 Round of 32
2009–10 1. liga 11th 30 9 8 13 31 40 –9 35 Round of 32
2010–11 1. liga 15th 30 7 3 20 33 55 –22 24 Quarter-finals
2011–12 2. liga 4th 30 13 10 7 37 29 +8 49 Round of 32
2012–13 1. liga 13th 30 9 5 16 34 53 –19 32 Second round
2013–14 1. liga 9th 30 10 7 13 32 42 –10 37 Semi-finals
2014–15 1. liga 14th 30 9 6 15 34 45 –11 33 Round of 32
2015–16 1. liga 6th 30 14 5 11 37 38 -1 47 Round of 16
2016–17 1. liga 11th 30 6 14 10 32 45 -13 32 Quarter-finals
2017–18 1. liga 16th 30 6 6 18 20 43 –23 24 Round of 64
2018–19 2. liga 3rd 30 17 6 7 63 31 +32 57 Round of 32

HonoursEdit

Czechoslovak First League

  • Winners (1): 1977–78
  • Runners-up (1): 1979–80
  • 3rd Place (4): 1934–35, 1937–38, 1945–46, 1978–79

Czech First League

  • 3rd Place (1): 1994–95

Czechoslovak Amateur League

  • Winners (1): 1926

Czechoslovak Cup

  • Winners (1): 1959–60 (Rudá Hvězda)

Czech Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1992–93

Club recordsEdit

Czech First League recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Krutil, Robin; Meitner, Zdeněk (25 May 2011). "Kdo zavinil pád fotbalového Brna? Chyby kupili všichni" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ Novák, Jaromír (6 June 2012). "Brno postupuje do první ligy, Ústí doplatilo na nevyhovující stadion" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ Punčochář, Jiří (20 May 2018). "Odchod zadním vchodem, zklamání, ticho. Na Brno naplno dolehl sestup". iDnes. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Příbram – Brno 0:0. Středočechům stačila k ligové záchraně remíza". iSport. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Fanoušci Zbrojovky oslaví století klubu u ruiny stadionu za Lužánkami". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "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.
  7. ^ "Soupiska muži 2019/2020". FC Zbrojovka Brno.
  8. ^ "Změny v kádru – 2019/20". FC Zbrojovka Brno.
  9. ^ Zabloudil, Antonín; Čapka, František (2013). 100 let fotbalového klubu FC Zbrojovka Brno. Brno: CERM. ISBN 978-80-7204-834-2.
  10. ^ "Detailed stats". Fortuna liga.

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