HC Dukla Prague

HC Dukla Prague (Czech: HC Dukla Praha) is a Czech handball club. Dukla won three EHF Champions League titles as well as reaching two further finals. The club also won 30 national championships.[1]

Dukla Praha
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Full nameHC Dukla Praha
Founded1948
ArenaHala Ruzyně
Capacity300
LeagueCzech Handball Extraliga
Website
Official site

HistoryEdit

Originally it was a part of a Czechoslovak army sports club supporting several different sports teams, including football, which was founded in 1948 as ATK Praha and later renamed Dukla Prague. The handball team of Dukla Praha was the most successful Czechoslovak handball team. They won the Czechoslovak handball league 28 times and after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia the Czech handball league twice. In 1956, 1963 and 1984 they won the European Champions' Cup (now EHF Champions League) and in 1967 and 1968 they finished in the finals. In 1982 they reached the final of the EHF Cup Winners' Cup. In 1963 they were awarded the team trophy of the Czechoslovak Sportsperson of the Year.

As of 2006, the club was playing outside of Prague in Louny.[2][3]

AccomplishmentsEdit

    • EHF Champions League:
    •   Gold: 1957, 1963, 1984,
    •   Silver: 1967, 1968,
    •   Bronze: 1962, 1966, 1980, 1985,
    • Czech Handball Extraliga:
    •   Gold: 1994, 2011, 2017,
    •   Silver: 1996, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2016,
    •   Bronze: 1997, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2018,
    • Czechoslovakia Handball League:
    •   Gold: 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992,
    •   Silver: 1960, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1981,
    •   Bronze: 1971, 1975, 1989,

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1956-57 EHF Champions League Quarterfinals   Bucuresti 24-19 24-19
EHF Champions League Semifinals   HG Kopenhagen 25-18 25-18
EHF Champions League Finals   Örebro 21-13 21-13
1958-59 EHF Champions League R1   Sparta Katowice wo wo
EHF Champions League Quarterfinals   Dinamo Bucuresti 14-15 14-15
2016–17 EHF Cup R1   KH BESA Famiglia 31–35 31–23 62–58
EHF Cup R2   RK Nexe Našice 30–29 23–30 53–59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Information".
  2. ^ Němý, Miroslav (12 April 2006). "Dukla Praha: slavné výhry i pád fotbalu" [Dukla Prague: famous highs and lows of football] (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ "History".

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