FK Jablonec ([ˈjablonɛts]) is a Czech professional football club based in the town of Jablonec nad Nisou. The club has played in the top league of Czech football, Czech First League, since 1994.[1]

Jablonec
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Full nameFotbalový Klub Jablonec, a.s.
Founded1945; 77 years ago (1945)
GroundStadion Střelnice
Capacity6,108
ChairmanPetr Flodrman
ManagerJiří Vágner
LeagueCzech First League
2021–2213th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Jablonec played its first season of top league football in the 1974–75 Czechoslovak First League, remaining in the top league for two seasons before relegation in 1976. The club won the 1993–94 Czech 2. Liga and returned to the top league, now of the Czech Republic, in 1994.[1] Jablonec finished third in the 1996–97 Czech First League, at the time its best-ever finish.[2] As a result the club qualified for European competition in the form of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup, winning two and drawing two matches. The same season, the club won the Czech Cup, thus ensuring another season of European football, this time in the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The club reached the final of the 2006–07 Czech Cup, winning the right to play in European competition once more as opponents in the final and winners Sparta Prague qualified for the Champions League that season. As a result the club played in the second qualifying round of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.

The club finished a best-ever second place in the 2009–10 Czech First League, just a point behind league champions Sparta Prague and qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. 2010–11 saw Jablonec striker David Lafata finish as the league's top scorer with 19 goals, helping the team to a third-place finish and qualification for another season of European football. In 2011–12, Lafata set a new scoring record in the Czech First League as he scored an unprecedented 25 goals in a single season again being the league's top scorer, although the club finished eighth. Lafata would go on to score 13 goals in 16 league appearances for Jablonec in the first half of the 2012–13 season before signing for Sparta Prague.

Historical namesEdit

  • 1945 — ČSK Jablonec nad Nisou (Český sportovní klub Jablonec nad Nisou)
  • 1948 — SK Jablonec nad Nisou (Sportovní klub Jablonec nad Nisou)
  • 1955 — Sokol Preciosa Jablonec nad Nisou
  • 1960 — TJ Jiskra Jablonec nad Nisou (Tělovýchovná jednota Jiskra Jablonec nad Nisou)
  • 1963 — TJ LIAZ Jablonec nad Nisou (Tělovýchovná jednota Liberecké automobilové závody Jablonec nad Nisou)
  • 1993 — TJ Sklobižu Jablonec nad Nisou (Tělovýchovná jednota Sklobižu Jablonec nad Nisou)
  • 1994 — FK Jablonec nad Nisou (Fotbalový klub Jablonec nad Nisou, a.s.)
  • 1998 — FK Jablonec 97 (Fotbalový klub Jablonec 97, a.s.)
  • 2008 — FK Baumit Jablonec (Fotbalový klub BAUMIT Jablonec, a.s.)
  • 2015 — FK Jablonec (Fotbalový Klub Jablonec, a.s.)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 25 February 2022.[3]

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 Jan Hanuš
3 MF   CZE Tomáš Hübschman
5 DF   CZE David Štěpánek
6 MF   CZE Tomáš Malínský (on loan from Slavia Prague)
7 MF   SVK Jakub Považanec
8 MF   CZE David Houska
9 FW   LVA Dāvis Ikaunieks
10 FW   CZE Václav Kadlec
11 MF   CZE Václav Pilař
12 DF   CZE Jaroslav Zelený
13 GK   CZE Tomáš Vajner
14 MF   CZE Tomáš Smejkal
16 DF   CZE Jan Krob
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   CZE Miloš Kratochvíl
19 MF   CZE Vojtěch Werani
22 DF   CZE Jakub Martinec
23 DF   CZE Michal Surzyn
24 MF   CZE Dominik Pleštil
25 MF   CZE David Nykrín
26 FW   CZE Martin Nešpor
27 MF   CZE Vojtěch Kubista
28 DF   CZE Patrik Haitl
30 GK   CZE Vlastimil Hrubý
31 FW   GHA Torfiq Ali-Abubakar
MF   CZE Dominik Mašek

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
FW   CZE Jan Chramosta (at Bohemians 1905)
DF   CZE Libor Holík (at Viktoria Plzeň)
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   CZE Adam Richter (at FK Varnsdorf)
FW   CZE Oliver Velich (FK Varnsdorf)

Notable former playersEdit

Player records in the Czech First LeagueEdit

As of 16 May 2022.[4]

Highlighted players are in the current squad.

Most clean sheetsEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   Michal Špit 84
2   Vlastimil Hrubý 57
3   Zdeněk Jánoš 53

ManagersEdit

History in domestic competitionsEdit

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 27
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 1
  • 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 2. liga 1st 30 22 7 1 62 17 +45 51 Round of 32
1994–95 1. liga 10th 30 11 6 13 37 33 +4 39 Round of 64
1995–96 1. liga 3rd 30 16 5 9 45 26 +19 53 Semi-finals
1996–97 1. liga 3rd 30 17 5 8 40 29 +11 56 Quarter-finals
1997–98 1. liga 6th 30 12 10 8 47 33 +14 46 Winners
1998–99 1. liga 12th 30 9 8 13 37 46 –9 35 Round of 16
1999–00 1. liga 14th 30 7 11 12 24 36 –12 32 Quarter-finals
2000–01 1. liga 12th 30 8 8 14 26 40 –14 32 Quarter-finals
2001–02 1. liga 9th 30 10 10 10 35 33 +2 40 Round of 32
2002–03 1. liga 12th 30 7 13 10 29 39 –10 34 Runners-up
2003–04 1. liga 10th 30 8 14 8 27 32 –5 38 Round of 16
2004–05 1. liga 6th 30 12 9 9 33 27 +6 45 Quarter-finals
2005–06 1. liga 8th 30 10 7 13 35 39 –4 37 Round of 64
2006–07 1. liga 9th 30 9 11 10 31 32 –1 38 Runners-up
2007–08 1. liga 12th 30 8 9 13 24 32 –8 33 Quarter-finals
2008–09 1. liga 5th 30 14 4 12 43 37 +6 46 Round of 16
2009–10 1. liga 2nd 30 18 7 5 42 24 +18 61 Runners-up
2010–11 1. liga 3rd 30 17 7 6 65 34 +31 58 Quarter-finals
2011–12 1. liga 8th 30 11 7 12 54 43 +11 40 Semi-finals
2012–13 1. liga 4th 30 13 10 7 49 41 +8 49 Winners
2013–14 1. liga 11th 30 9 7 14 43 53 –10 34 Semi-finals
2014–15 1. liga 3rd 30 19 7 4 58 22 +36 64 Runners-up
2015–16 1. liga 7th 30 10 11 9 46 39 +7 41 Runners-up
2016–17 1. liga 8th 30 9 12 9 43 38 +5 39 Round of 32
2017–18 1. liga 3rd 30 16 8 6 49 27 +22 56 Runners-up
2018–19 1. liga 4th 35 17 6 12 58 32 +26 57 Round of 16
2019–20 1. liga 4th 35 14 9 12 48 52 –4 51 Quarter-finals
2020–21 1. liga 3rd 34 21 6 7 59 33 +26 69 Quarter-finals
2021–22 1. liga 13th 35 6 16 13 27 48 –21 34 Semi-finals

History in European competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q   Qarabağ FK 5–0 3–0 8–0
2Q   Örebro SK 1–1 0–0 1–1
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Apollon Limassol 2–1 1–2 3–3 (3–4 p)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 2Q   Austria Wien 1–1 3–4 4–5
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 3Q   APOEL 1–3 0–1 1–4
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Flamurtari 5–1 2–0 7–1
3Q   AZ 1–1 0–2 1–3
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Strømsgodset 2–1 3–1 5–2
PO   Real Betis 1–2 0–6 1–8
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Copenhagen 0–1 3–2 3–3
PO   Ajax 0–0 0–1 0–1
2018–19 UEFA Europa League GS   Rennes 0–1 1–2 4th place
  Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 1–0
  Astana 1–1 1–2
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Pyunik 0–0 1–2 1–2
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 2Q   DAC Dunajská Streda N/A 3–5 (aet) N/A
2021–22 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Celtic 2–4 0–3 2–7
UEFA Europa Conference League PO   Žilina 5–1 3–0 8–1
GS   AZ 1–1 0–1 3rd place
  CFR Cluj 1–0 0–2
  Randers 2–2 2–2

HonoursEdit

Czech Cup

Czech Supercup

  • Winners: 2013

Czech 2. Liga (second tier)

Club recordsEdit

Czech First League recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 74. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  2. ^ Bouc, Frantisek (30 July 1997). "First division soccer kicks off". Prague Post. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Hráči A-tým". FK Jablonec.
  4. ^ "Detailed stats". Fortuna liga.

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