MFK Karviná

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; 18 years ago (2003)
GroundMěstský stadion
Capacity4,833
ChairmanPetr Hort
ManagerBohumil Páník
LeagueCzech First League
2020–2112th
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 16 October 2021[6]

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 Vladimir Neuman
2 DF   BRA Leonardo Santos
5 DF   CZE Daniel Stropek
6 MF   ALB Kristi Qose
7 MF   CZE Aleš Nešický
8 DF   BRA Marco Túlio
10 MF   SVK Lukáš Čmelík
11 DF   BIH Eldar Šehić
12 GK   CZE Jiří Ciupa
13 DF   CZE Martin Šindelář
15 MF   CZE Tomáš Jursa
17 MF   SVK Juraj Teplan
19 FW   CZE Antonín Svoboda
20 MF   CZE Daniel Bartl
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   BRA Jean Mangabeira
22 DF   FRA Soufiane Dramé
26 GK   CZE Petr Bolek
27 FW   CZE Michal Papadopulos
28 FW   POL Kacper Zych
29 MF   SVK Rajmund Mikuš
30 DF   CZE Petr Buchta
31 MF   CZE Lukáš Bartošák
33 FW   BRA Rafael Tavares
34 DF   CZE Antonín Křapka
37 FW   CZE Matěj Jurásek
44 DF   BRA Eduardo Santos
99 MF   EST Vlasiy Sinyavskiy

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
MF   CZE Vojtěch Smrž (at FK Mladá Boleslav)
MF   UKR Ivan Zhelizko (at Valmiera FC)

Notable former playersEdit

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 2021/2022". MFK Karviná.

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