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The Slovak Super Liga is the top level football league in Slovakia, currently known as the Fortuna Liga due to a sponsorship arrangement.[1] It was formed in 1993 following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The record for most titles is nine, held by Slovan Bratislava, which are title holders.

Fortuna liga
Fortuna liga logo.png
Founded1993
CountrySlovakia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to2. liga
Domestic cup(s)Slovnaft Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
Europa League
Current championsŠK Slovan Bratislava
(2018–19)
Most championshipsŠK Slovan Bratislava (9 titles)
TV partnersRTVS
OrangeTV
Websitehttp://www.fortunaliga.sk/
2019–20 Fortuna liga

Contents

HistoryEdit

Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia (1918–1993). First Slovak championship Zväzové Majstrovstvá Slovenska was played between Slovak teams (1925–1933). Until 1935-36, no Slovak team played in the Czechoslovak (professional, state) league. During German occupation of Czechoslovakia Czech and Slovak clubs were competed in their own, separate competitions.[2] The sole Slovak club in the league, ŠK Bratislava, was removed from the league and joined a new Slovak league, the Slovenská liga (1939–1945), in the newly independent Slovak Republic.

Winners:[3]

FormatEdit

Throughout the Fortuna liga history, the number of clubs competing at the top level in 1996 has increased, in 2000 has been gradually decreased and in 2006 has again increased. Below is a complete record of how many teams played in each season throughout the league's history:

 
  • 12 clubs = 1993–1996
  • 16 clubs = 1996–2000
  • 10 clubs = 2000–2006
  • 12 clubs = 2006–present

SponsorshipEdit

Period Sponsor Name
1993–1997 No main sponsor Superliga
1997–2002 Reemtsma Mars superliga
2002–2003 No main sponsor Superliga
2003–2014 Heineken Corgoň liga[4]
2014–2023 Fortuna Fortuna liga[5]

Current teams (2018–2019)Edit

ChampionsEdit

Season Champions Runners-up Third place Top scorer Goals Team
1993–94 Slovan Bratislava (1) Inter Bratislava DAC Dunajská Streda   Pavol Diňa 19 DAC Dunajska Streda
1994–95 Slovan Bratislava (2) 1. FC Košice Inter Bratislava   Robert Semenik 18 Dukla Banská Bystrica
1995–96 Slovan Bratislava (3) 1. FC Košice Spartak Trnava   Robert Semenik 29 1. FC Košice
1996–97 1. FC Košice (1) Spartak Trnava Slovan Bratislava   Jozef Kožlej 22 1. FC Košice
1997–98 1. FC Košice (2) Spartak Trnava Inter Bratislava   Ľubomír Luhový 17 Spartak Trnava
1998–99 Slovan Bratislava (4) Inter Bratislava Spartak Trnava   Martin Fabuš 19 Ozeta Dukla Trenčín
1999–00 Inter Bratislava (1) 1. FC Košice Slovan Bratislava   Szilárd Németh 16 Inter Bratislava
2000–01 Inter Bratislava (2) Slovan Bratislava MFK Ružomberok   Szilárd Németh 23 Inter Bratislava
2001–02 MŠK Žilina (1) Matador Púchov Inter Bratislava   Marek Mintál 21 MŠK Žilina
2002–03 MŠK Žilina (2) Artmedia Bratislava Slovan Bratislava   Marek Mintál
  Martin Fabuš
20 MŠK Žilina
Laugaricio Trenčín, MŠK Žilina
2003–04 MŠK Žilina (3) Dukla Banská Bystrica MFK Ružomberok   Roland Števko 17 MFK Ružomberok
2004–05 Artmedia Bratislava (1) MŠK Žilina Dukla Banská Bystrica   Filip Šebo 22 Artmedia Petržalka
2005–06 MFK Ružomberok (1) Artmedia Bratislava Spartak Trnava   Róbert Rák
  Erik Jendrišek
21 FC Nitra
MFK Ružomberok
2006–07 MŠK Žilina (4) Artmedia Bratislava Slovan Bratislava   Tomáš Oravec 16 Artmedia Petržalka
2007–08 Artmedia Bratislava (2) MŠK Žilina FC Nitra   Ján Novák 17 MFK Košice
2008–09 Slovan Bratislava (5) MŠK Žilina Spartak Trnava   Pavol Masaryk 15 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
2009–10 MŠK Žilina (5) Slovan Bratislava Dukla Banská Bystrica   Róbert Rák 18 FC Nitra
2010–11 Slovan Bratislava (6) FK Senica MŠK Žilina   Filip Šebo 22 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
2011–12 MŠK Žilina (6) Spartak Trnava Slovan Bratislava   Pavol Masaryk 18 MFK Ružomberok
2012–13 Slovan Bratislava (7) FK Senica AS Trenčín   David Depetris 16 AS Trenčín
2013–14 Slovan Bratislava (8) AS Trenčín Spartak Trnava   Tomáš Malec 14 AS Trenčín
2014–15 AS Trenčín (1) MŠK Žilina Slovan Bratislava   Matej Jelić
  Jan Kalabiška
19 MŠK Žilina
FK Senica
2015–16 AS Trenčín (2) Slovan Bratislava Spartak Myjava   Gino van Kessel 17 AS Trenčín
2016–17 MŠK Žilina (7) Slovan Bratislava MFK Ružomberok   Filip Hlohovský
  Seydouba Soumah
20 MŠK Žilina
Slovan Bratislava
2017–18 Spartak Trnava (1) Slovan Bratislava Dunajská Streda   Samuel Mráz 21 MŠK Žilina
2018–19 Slovan Bratislava (9) Dunajská Streda MFK Ružomberok   Andraž Šporar 29 Slovan Bratislava

Source for list of championship winners:[7]

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Championship seasons Runners-Up seasons
Slovan Bratislava
9
5
1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2018–19 2000–01, 2009–10, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
MŠK Žilina
7
4
2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2016–17 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15
VSS Košice
2
3
1996–97, 1997–98 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–00
Petržalka
2
3
2004–05, 2007–08 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07
Inter Bratislava
2
2
1999–00, 2000–01 1993–94, 1998–99
AS Trenčín
2
1
2014–15, 2015–16 2013–14
Spartak Trnava
1
3
2017–18 1996–97, 1997–98, 2011–12
MFK Ružomberok
1
2005–06
FK Senica
2
2010–11, 2012–13
Matador Púchov
1
2001–02
Banská Bystrica
1
2003–04
Dunajská Streda
1
2018-19

Titles by cityEdit

City Titles Winning Clubs
  Bratislava
13
Slovan Bratislava (9), Inter Bratislava (2), Artmedia Petržalka (2)
  Žilina
7
MŠK Žilina (7)
  Košice
2
VSS Košice (2)
  Trenčín
2
AS Trenčín (2)
  Ružomberok
1
MFK Ružomberok (1)
  Trnava
1
FC Spartak Trnava (1)

Bold indicates clubs currently playing in the top division.

All-Time TableEdit

The All-time table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Slovak Super Liga since its inception in 1993. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2018–19 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2019–20 Fortuna Liga.

Pos Team S P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 24 779 429 181 169 1355 771 584 1448
2 MŠK Žilina 25 819 404 180 235 1373 846 528 1379
3 Spartak Trnava 25 809 363 192 252 1130 895 235 1275
4 MFK Ružomberok 22 725 283 196 246 938 886 52 1045
6 AS Trenčín 18 620 254 130 234 899 832 67 895
6 VSS Košice 19 616 241 148 227 835 799 36 863
7 Dukla Banská Bystrica 19 616 197 169 250 725 786 (-61) 751
8 MFK Petržalka 14 463 204 114 145 676 561 115 726
9 Inter Bratislava 14 454 203 102 149 667 519 148 693
10 DAC Dunajská Streda 16 511 160 127 224 573 757 (-184) 588
11 Tatran Prešov 16 515 148 143 224 529 734 (-205) 577
12 FC Nitra 16 481 156 112 245 532 729 (-197) 565
13 MFK Dubnica 13 424 119 117 188 436 604 (-168) 473
14 FK Senica 10 325 116 80 127 398 422 (-24) 430
15 ViOn Zlaté Moravce 11 358 94 84 182 354 566 (-212) 364
16 Matador Púchov 6 216 70 53 93 235 294 (-59) 263
17 Chemlon Humenné 7 216 71 43 102 238 323 (-85) 246
18 Baník Prievidza 7 216 59 44 113 239 369 (-130) 212
19 Spartak Myjava 5 132 55 27 50 167 177 (-10) 192
20 Podbrezová 5 160 47 37 66 166 222 (-56) 183
21 Lokomotíva Košice 5 156 48 37 71 180 241 (-61) 174
22 JAS Bardejov 5 154 45 24 85 159 232 (−73) 159
23 Zemplín Michalovce 4 127 35 28 62 137 202 (-65) 139
24 FC Rimavská Sobota 4 126 35 29 62 129 193 (−64) 134
25 FC Senec 3 91 18 28 45 85 152 (−67) 82
26 ŠKF Sereď 1 32 11 5 16 39 54 (-15) 38
27 MFK Skalica 1 33 6 6 21 30 62 (-32) 24
28 FK Pohronie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0) 0

S = Number of seasons; P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
aSpartak Myjava withdrew from the league on 21 December 2016, and their results from season 2016-17 were expunged.

League at 2019–20:

2019–20 Slovak First Football League
2019–20 2. Liga (Slovakia)
2019–20 3. Liga (Slovakia)
4. Liga (Slovakia)
5. Liga (Slovakia)
Clubs that no longer exist

All time top scorersEdit

The table is accurate as of the end of the 2015–16 season.

# Name Clubs Goals
1. Juraj Halenár Inter Bratislava (35), Artmedia (33), Slovan Bratislava (57) 125
2. Róbert Semeník Dukla B. Bystrica (72), 1.FC Košice (43), FC Nitra (5) 120
3. Pavol Masaryk Spartak Trnava (10), Slovan Bratislava (45), MFK Ružomberok (28), FK Senica (2), MFK Skalica (2) 87
4. Marek Ujlaky Spartak Trnava (79), Slovan Bratislava (2), FC Senec (3), ViOn Z. Moravce (2) 86
5. Szilárd Németh Slovan Bratislava (25), 1.FC Košice (21), Inter Bratislava (39) 85

In European competitionsEdit

UEFA coefficientsEdit

The following data indicates Slovak coefficient rankings between European football leagues.[8]

 

TransfersEdit

Fortuna Liga have produced numerous players who have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Fortuna Liga after a few years of first team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard.

Record departuresEdit

Rank Player From To Fee Year
1.   László Bénes MŠK Žilina   Mönchengladbach €5.5 million* 2016[11]
2.   Dávid Hancko MŠK Žilina   ACF Fiorentina €4.5 million* 2018[12]
3.   Peter Dubovský ŠK Slovan Bratislava   Real Madrid €4.3 million* (110 mil. SKK) 1993[13]
4.   Tomáš Hubočan MŠK Žilina   Zenit €3.8 million 2008[14]
5.   Matúš Bero AS Trenčín   Trabzonspor €3.5 million* 2016[15]
6.   Miroslav Karhan FC Spartak Trnava   Real Betis €2.3 million 1999[16]
7.   Vladimír Kinder ŠK Slovan Bratislava   Middlesbrough €2.2 million (64 mil. SKK) 1996[17]
  Vakoun Issouf Bayo DAC Dunajská Streda   Celtic F.C. €2.2 million* 2019[18]
8.   Nemanja Matić MFK Košice   FC Chelsea €1.75 million 2009[19]
9.   Seydouba Soumah ŠK Slovan Bratislava   Partizan €1.65 million 2017[20]
10.   Nikolas Špalek MŠK Žilina   Brescia €1.5 million 2018[21]
  Denis Vavro MŠK Žilina   FC Copenhagen €1.5 million* 2017[22]
  Samuel Mráz MŠK Žilina   Empoli F.C. €1.5 million* 2018[23]
  Gino van Kessel AS Trenčín   Slavia Prague €1.5 million* 2016[24][25]

*-unofficial fee

Record arrivalsEdit

Rank Player From To Fee Year
1.   Andraž Šporar   FC Basel ŠK Slovan Bratislava About €2 million* 2018[26]
2.   Rabiu Ibrahim   K.A.A. Gent ŠK Slovan Bratislava €1.0 million 2017[27]
3.   Dávid Holman   Debreceni VSC ŠK Slovan Bratislava €0.7 million 2017
  Marek Špilár   Tatran Prešov 1.FC Košice €0.7 million (20mil SKK)* 1997[28]
  András Telek   Ferencvárosi TC 1.FC Košice €0.7 million (20mil SKK)* 1997[29]

The Golden StarEdit

Based on an idea of Umberto Agnelli, the honor of Golden Star for Sports Excellence was introduced to recognize sides that have won multiple championships or other honours by the display of gold stars on their team badges and jerseys.

The current officially sanctioned Fortuna Liga stars are:

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