SFC Opava

Slezský FC Opava is a professional football club based in Opava, Czech Republic. The club plays in the Czech First League, the top tier of Czech football.

SFC Opava
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Full nameSlezský fotbalový club Opava a.s.
Nickname(s)Slezský, žlutomodří
Founded1907; 114 years ago (1907)
GroundStadion v Městských sadech
Capacity7,758
ChairmanZdeněk Viktorin
ManagerRoman West
LeagueCzech National Football League
2020–2118th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was in the Czech First League at the top tier of Czech football from 1995 to 2000, getting relegated in 2000 but returning to the top flight the following season in 2001. After another relegation they returned again in 2003 and had a two-year spell in the top division, but internal issues led to a slow decline of the club and relegation to the regional division. The club celebrated a return to the Second Division in 2011,[1] but after just two seasons, they were relegated back to the Moravian–Silesian Football League (MSFL) in 2013.[2] The club won promotion back into the second level of football in their first season in the MSFL.[3] They won the Czech National Football League in 2018, securing promotion to the top flight.

Historical namesEdit

  • 1907–09 – Troppauer Fussballverein
  • 1909–39 – Deutscher Sportverein Troppau
  • 1939–45 – NS Turngemeinde Troppau
  • 1945–48 – SK Slezan Opava
  • 1948–50 – Sokol Slezan Opava
  • 1950–53 – ZSJ SPJP Opava
  • 1953–58 – TJ Baník Opava
  • 1958–90 – TJ Ostroj Opava
  • 1990–94 – FK Ostroj Opava
  • 1994–98 – FC Kaučuk Opava
  • Since 1998 – SFC Opava

Fans and rivalriesEdit

The club has a group of fanatical fans called Opaváci [4] who frequently produce tifos and displays, as well as travel to away games. They have a friendship with fellow Silesian team Śląsk Wrocław[5] and have derby rivalries with FC Baník Ostrava and FC Hlučín, with the matches between them known as the Silesian Derby.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 June 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 Vojtěch Šrom
2 DF   CZE Štěpán Harazim
3 DF   CMR Joss Didiba (on loan from Senica)
4 DF   CZE Dalibor Večerka
5 DF   CZE Jan Žídek
6 MF   CZE Jan Řezníček
7 MF   CZE Aleš Nešický (on loan from Slovan Liberec)
8 FW   CZE Lukáš Holík
9 DF   CZE Matěj Hrabina
10 MF   CZE Patrik Hellebrand (on loan from Slavia Prague)
11 MF   CIV Christ Tiéhi
13 FW   CZE Tomáš Smola (on loan from Gaz Metan Mediaș)
14 MF   CZE Jan Schaffartzik
15 DF   CZE Adam Rychlý
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   CZE Denis Darmovzal
19 DF   CZE Josef Hnaníček
20 MF   SVK Karol Mondek
21 FW   CZE Václav Juřena
22 GK   CZE Kryštof Lasák
23 MF   POL Bartosz Pikul
24 MF   CZE Lukáš Kania (on loan from Baník Ostrava)
26 FW   SVK René Dedič
27 DF   CZE Matěj Helešic
28 MF   CZE Jiří Kulhánek (on loan from Sparta Prague)
30 GK   CZE Vilém Fendrich
31 GK   SVK Tomáš Digaňa
37 FW   CZE Tomáš Čvančara (on loan from FK Jablonec)
97 DF   CZE David Březina (on loan from Viktoria Žižkov)

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
32 FW   CZE Dominik Smékal (at MFK Karviná)
DF   CZE Matěj Helebrand (at FK Blansko)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   CZE Bronislav Stáňa (at Fotbal Třinec)
FW   CZE Tomáš Rataj (at Bodø/Glimt)

Notable former playersEdit

Player records in the Czech First LeagueEdit

As of 30 May 2021.[7]

Highlighted players are in the current squad.

Most clean sheetsEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   René Twardzik 22
2   Vilém Fendrich 15
3   Petr Vašek 11

ManagersEdit

HonoursEdit

Club recordsEdit

Czech First League recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MSFL: Fotbalisté Slezského FC pod drobnohledem". denik.cz (in Czech). 2 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Opavští fotbalisté musejí po sestupu najít kostru týmu". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Fotbalisté Opavy postupují z MSFL do druhé nejvyšší soutěže". idnes.cz (in Czech). 1 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ Opaváci1907.cz
  5. ^ "hooligans.cz -:- ultras.cz - oficiální server českých a slovenských fotbalových chuligánů a fanoušků". Hooligans.cz. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
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