USK Praha

USK Praha, (Czech: Univerzitní Sportovní Klub Praha, University Sports Club Prague), formerly known as Slavia VŠ Praha (Czech: Slavia Vysoké Školy Praha), is a Czech professional basketball club that was founded in 1953 in the city of Prague. USK Praha plays in the NBL, the highest competition in the Czech Republic.

USK Praha
USK Praha logo
Founded1953; 68 years ago (1953)
  • Slavia ITVS Praha
    Slavia VŠ Praha
    VŠ Praha
    USK Praha
    USK Trident Praha
    USK Erpet Praha
    USK Praha
ArenaHala Folimanka
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Team colorsBlue and White
Head coachDino Repeša
Championships1 FIBA Saporta Cup
11 Czechoslovak Championships
3 Czech Championships

It is a 14-times national champion. USK Praha became the first and so far the only men's basketball club in Czech Republic, as well as former Czechoslovakia, to win one of the European cup competitions, the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup in 1969.


Home arena of USK Praha, Hala Folimanka

The club won the 2nd tier FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1968–69 season, only a year after losing the same title in the final game of the 1967–68 season against AEK. Slavia also reached the FIBA European Champions Cup Final during the 1965–66 season, where they lost to Simmenthal Milano.


Total titles: 15

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (3): 1993, 1999–00, 2000–01
Runners-up (3): 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99
Runners-up (2): 1995–96, 2000–01
Winners (11): 1964–65, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (8): 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1992–93

European competitionsEdit

Runners-up (1): 1965–66
3rd place (1): 1966–67
Semifinalists (2): 1969–70, 1970–71
Final Four (2): 1966, 1967
Winners (1): 1968–69
Runners-up (1): 1967–68

Worldwide competitionsEdit

4th place (1): 1970

International recordEdit

Season Achievement Notes
1965–66 Final defeated AEK 103–73 in the semi-final, lost to Simmenthal Milano 72-77 in the final (Bologna)
1966–67 Final four 3rd place in Madrid, lost to Simmenthal Milano 97-103 in the semi-final, defeated AŠK Olimpija 88-83 in the 3rd place game
1969–70 Semi-finals eliminated by CSKA Moscow, 79–107 (L) in Prague, 75–113 (L) in Moscow
1970–71 Semi-finals eliminated by CSKA Moscow, 83–68 (W) in Prague, 67–94 (L) in Moscow
1971–72 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Jugoplastika, Panathinaikos and Bus Fruit Lier
1972–73 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Ignis Varese and Dinamo București
FIBA Saporta Cup
1967-68 Final lost to AEK, 82-89 in the final (Athens)
1968-69 Champions defeated Dinamo Tbilisi, 80-74 in the final of FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in Vienna
1976–77 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Radnički Belgrade, Cinzano Milano and Spartak Leningrad
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1970 Final group stage 4th place in a group with Ignis Varese, Real Madrid, Corinthians and Columbia Sertoma

The road to the 1968–69 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup victoryEdit

Round Team   Home     Away  
1st Bye
2nd   Helsingin Kisa-Toverit 94–86 76–74
QF   Legia Warsaw 113–82 91–80
SF   AŠK Olimpija 82–61 83–76
F   Dinamo Tbilisi 80–74

Notable playersEdit

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ve stopách Satoranského? Talent o řvaní i meditaci: Svaly mám od přírody Jan Jaroch (, 11 December 2020. Accessed 30 April 2021.(in Czech)

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