Slezský FC Opava is a football club from 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; 113 years ago (1907)
GroundStadion v Městských sadech
Capacity7,758
ChairmanPetr Glončák
ManagerJiří Balcárek
LeagueCzech First League
2018–1912th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club were 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 11 February 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 Vojtěch Šrom
2   DF Štěpán Harazim
5   DF Jan Žídek
6   MF Jan Řezníček
7   MF Pavel Zavadil
8   MF Tomáš Jursa
9   DF Matěj Hrabina
10   MF Filip Souček (on loan from Sparta Prague)
14   MF Jan Schaffartzik
15   DF Adam Rychlý
17   MF Petr Zapalač
19   DF Josef Hnaníček
No. Position Player
20   MF Karol Mondek
21   FW Václav Juřena
22   GK Kryštof Lasák
26   FW René Dedič
27   DF Matěj Helešic (on loan from Baník Ostrava)
30   GK Vilém Fendrich
32   FW Dominik Smékal
44   DF Martin Sus
47   MF Jiří Texl
77   MF Bojan Dordić
90   DF Jan Hošek
94   FW Lukáš Železník

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
  DF Matěj Helebrand (at Fotbal Třinec)

Notable former playersEdit

For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:SFC Opava players

Player recordsEdit

As of 22 May 2019.[7]

Most clean sheets in Czech First LeagueEdit

# Name Clean sheets
1   René Twardzik 22
2   Petr Vašek 11
3   Ivo Schmucker 8

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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