MFK Karviná is a football club located in Karviná, Czech Republic, which plays in the Czech First League. The club took part in the Czech First League on two occasions in the 1990s, never surviving for more than one season. It played in the Czech 2. Liga between 2008 and 2016, when it was promoted to the First League. The team's colours are green and white.

MFK Karviná
MFK Karvina.svg
Full nameMěstský fotbalový klub Karviná
Founded2003; 17 years ago (2003)
GroundMěstský stadion
Capacity4,833
ChairmanPetr Hort
ManagerJuraj Jarábek
LeagueCzech First League
2018–1915th
WebsiteClub website
MFK Karviná players practising before a 2009 home Czech Cup match against SK Slavia Prague

HistoryEdit

Karviná as a multi-ethnic city of Cieszyn Silesia was a home to many football clubs, which were established by particular ethnic groups after World War I. At that time many football clubs of Polish, German, Czech and Jewish communities were founded. Most known and strongest Polish club was Polonia Karwina founded in 1919. After World War II German and Jewish clubs were not re-established. Czech and Polish clubs still existed until the 1950s, when as a part of communist unification of sport life in Czechoslovakia Czech clubs were joined to ZSJ OKD Mír Karviná and Polish Polonia Karwina incorporated into that club.

The club played at the top national level of competition in the 1996–97 Czech First League and 1998–99 Czech First League, being relegated on each occasion.[1]

In the 2000–01 Czech 2. Liga, Karviná were relegated to the Moravian–Silesian Football League (MSFL) after finishing 15th of 16 teams. They subsequently finished last in the MSFL in the 2001–02 season,[2] signalling a second relegation in as many seasons. The club, playing in the Czech Fourth Division in the 2002–03 season, finished dead last and was thus relegated for a third time in succession.[3]

The club merged with Jäkl Karviná in 2003, taking the name MFK Karviná. The 2003–04 season saw the club play in the Regional Championship, finishing fourth but being promoted to the Czech Fourth Division due to higher-finishing teams declining the opportunity to promote.[4] The club subsequently spent two seasons in the Czech Fourth Division, finishing fifth in their first season and third in the 2005–06 season, winning promotion to the MSFL.[4] The club finished 8th in their first season back in the MSFL in 2006–07 and went on to finish fourth in the 2007–08 season.[4] They then bought the license for the second division from league champions Sigma Olomouc B, and thus qualified to play in the Czech 2. Liga.[4] Having played in the Second League since 2008, the club celebrated promotion to the First League after the 29th round of the 2015–16 Czech National Football League.[5]

Historical namesEdit

  • 1919–38: PKS Polonia Karwina
  • 1945–48: SK Polonia Karwina
  • 1948–51: Sokol Polonia Karviná
  • 1951–53: Sokol OKD Mír Karviná
  • 1953–61: Baník Karviná Mír
  • 1961–94: Baník 1. máj Karviná
  • 1994–95: FC Karviná–Vítkovice (after merger with FC Vítkovice Kovkor)
  • 1995–03: FC Karviná
  • 2003–08: MFK Karviná (after merger with Jäkl Karviná)
  • 2008–present: MFK OKD Karviná

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 20 January, 2020[6]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Vladimir Neuman
2   DF Gigli Ndefe
3   DF Milan Rundić (captain)
4   DF Martin Kouřil
6   FW Martin Vlachovský
7   MF Erik Puchel
8   MF Vojtěch Smrž
10   MF Ondřej Lingr
11   DF Oliver Putyera
13   DF Ján Krivák
14   MF Jan Moravec
No. Position Player
15   MF Marek Hanousek
17   MF Dávid Guba
18   GK Martin Pastornicky
19   MF Petr Galuška
20   DF Matúš Čonka
21   MF Tomáš Weber
27   MF Martin Bukata
29   MF Vukadin Vukadinović
37   FW Michal Petráň (on loan from FK Pardubice)
66   MF Marek Janečka
77   MF Adriel Ba Loua
  GK Petr Bolek

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  MF Soufiane Dramé (at 1. FK Příbram)

Notable former playersEdit

For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:MFK Karviná players

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  2. ^ "Czech Republic 2001/02". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Czech Republic 2002/03". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Ruščin, Martin (26 June 2008). "MFK Karviná: za pět let postup do II. ligy" (in Czech). denik.cz. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Do první ligy postupuje i Karviná. Jistotu přinesla výhra s Pardubicemi" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Soupiska – muži 2019/2020". MFK Karviná.

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