|Surname||FC Slovan Liberec, as|
|president||Zbyněk Štiller (Chairman)|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Pavel Hoftych|
|Venue||Stadium u Nisy|
The FC Slovan Liberec (officially: FC Slovan Liberec as ) is a Czech football club from the North Bohemian town of Liberec .
TJ Slovan Liberec was founded on July 12, 1958, when Jiskra Liberec and Slavoj Liberec merged. Jiskra emerged from SK Sparta Ober Rosenthal, which was founded in 1910. Slavoj, on the other hand, was created in 1953 as the successor to SK Čechie Liberec, which was founded in 1945.
Sparta Ober Rosenthal did not exist for two years. In 1912 the successor FK Rapid Ober Rosenthal was launched. About ten years later, the then Czech minority took over the club, which from then on took over as SK Rapid Horní Růžodol.
The team, playing in green and white shirts, was promoted to the top amateur league in 1928. As a result of the Munich Agreement of September 1938, all Czech organizations and associations were dissolved.
The re-establishment as Rapid Liberec followed immediately after the end of the Second World War in 1945. Rapid was divided into the fourth highest division, from which the team could rise in 1947/48. The first place in the fall of 1948 was of no value, however, as this round was only played in order to then play in calendar year mode. 1949 Rapid was champion, but remained third class as a new national second division was founded.
In that year the association was renamed Kolora Liberec. In the season 1951 Kolora was next to 200 other clubs but second class, as the nationwide 2nd league had been abolished after only one season. A year later, the team won their group and played in the qualification for the first division. There the team prevailed with four wins.
However, Kolora was denied the ascent. The communist rulers pushed through a total reorganization of Czech football. Clubs came into the first division because of their length of service. DSO Slavoj was founded in Liberec to represent the food industry. Kolora Liberec's squad was supposed to join the new club, but most of the players and officials opposed the decision. Slavoj could not put together a team suitable for the first division. Nine defeats in 13 games meant relegation for Slavoj.
Kolora, renamed again in 1953 and now taking on as Jiskra Liberec, made it to the top division in 1954. Only seven points from 22 games and the last place in the table showed that the team was clearly overwhelmed.
Jiskra Liberec merged in 1956 with two other associations in the city, Slovan and Lokomotiva to form TJ Lokomotiva Liberec. A year later, the club returned to the name TJ Jiskra.
Finally, in 1956, Jiskra and Slavoj merged and the new association was named TJ Slovan Liberec.
Slovan also played in the lower leagues for many years, only in 1970 the promotion to the 2nd division of what was then Czechoslovakia succeeded. Until the dissolution of the ČSFR , the club played sometimes in the second and sometimes in the third division.
In 1993, when an independent Czech league was introduced with the establishment of the sovereign Czech Republic, the club was promoted to the first division, from which it has not been relegated since. In the 1990s , Slovan Liberec mostly reached a place in the front midfield of the table. In 2002 Slovan Liberec became the first non-Prague team to become Czech football champions. In the following season 2002/03 the team finished fourth. In the 2004/05 season, the club was deducted six points as a result of a league-wide corruption scandal. Slovan reached fifth place with 46 points, but missed participation in the UEFA Intertoto Cup due to the deduction of points - Sigma Olomouc, fourth in the table, had 51 points . In 2006 Slovan Liberec was Czech champion for the second time with five points ahead of Mladá Boleslav .
The team finished the following game year in fourth place and qualified for the Intertoto Cup. There they were eliminated in the second round with 1: 1 and 0: 2 against the Kazakh representative Tobol Qostanai .
In 2012, FC Slovan won the Czech Championship for the third time. Under coach Jaroslav Šilhavý , the Liberecians won the championship in the last game of the season with a 0-0 draw against Viktoria Plzen .
That is why FC Slovan Liberec was allowed to start qualifying for the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League . In the second qualifying round, the Kazakh champions Shakhtar Qaraghandy was defeated in the second leg just after extra time. The Czech champions had no chance against CFR Cluj and lost both games. Then the team was allowed to play in the playoff of the Europa League against the Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk . After a 2-2 win at home, Jiří Štajner's team lost 4-2 in Ukraine and were therefore not allowed to take part in the group stage.
2013/14 Slovan took part again in the elimination round for the Europa League . After the club was able to prevail in the qualifying rounds one after the other against Skonto Riga , FC Zurich and Udinese Calcio , it met in Group H on SC Freiburg , FC Sevilla and GD Estoril Praia . There the team finished second and thus competed against AZ Alkmaar in the round of 32 . But with a 0: 1 in the first leg and a 1: 1 in Alkmaar, the Liberecians were eliminated.
What followed was an explosive and exciting 2014/15 season in which the club only narrowly escaped relegation. The whole contrast follows in the cup competition, where they won the final after penalties against FK Jablonec . From 2015, you will take part in the newly created Future Team competition.
- Czech champion : 2001/02, 2005/06 and 2011/12
- Czech Cup Winner : 1999/00, 2014/15
- UEFA Cup : quarter-finals 2001/02
Founded in 1958 as TJ Slovan Liberec, the club was called TJ Slovan Elitex Liberec from 1980. Further renaming was made in 1993 to FC Slovan Liberec, in the same year to FC Slovan WSK Liberec (WSK was an abbreviation for Wimpey-Severokámen, a club sponsor) and only one year later, in 1994, to FC Slovan WSK Vratislav (Vratislav is a beer brand ) Liberec. As early as 1995, the club returned to the name FC Slovan Liberec.
Placements in the Czech league
European Cup balance sheet
|2000/01||Uefa cup||1 round||IFK Norrköping||4: 3||2: 2 (A)||2: 1 (H)|
|2nd round||Liverpool FC||2: 4||0: 1 (A)||2: 3 (H)|
|2001/02||Uefa cup||1 round||ŠK Slovan Bratislava||2: 1||2: 0 (H)||0: 1 (A)|
|2nd round||Celta Vigo||4: 3||1: 3 (A)||3: 0 (H)|
|3rd round||RCD Mallorca||5: 2||3: 1 (H)||2: 1 (A)|
|Round of 16||Olympique Lyon||5: 2||1: 1 (A)||4: 1 (H)|
|Quarter finals||Borussia Dortmund||0: 4||0: 0 (H)||0: 4 (A)|
|2002/03||UEFA Champions League||3rd qualifying round||AC Milan||a )3: 3 (||0: 1 (A)||2: 1 (H)|
|2002/03||Uefa cup||1 round||Dinamo Tbilisi||4: 2||3: 2 (H)||1: 0 (A)|
|2nd round||Ipswich Town||
(4: 2 i.E. )
|0: 1 (A)||1: 0 a.d. (H)|
|3rd round||Panathinaikos Athens||2: 3||2: 2 (H)||0: 1 (A)|
|2003||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||Shamrock Rovers||4-0||2: 0 (H)||2: 0 (A)|
|3rd round||Racing Santander||3: 1||1: 0 (A)||2: 1 (H)|
|Semifinals||FC Schalke 04||1: 2||1: 2 (A)||0: 0 (H)|
|2004||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||FK ZTS Dubnica||7: 1||2: 1 (A)||5: 0 (H)|
|3rd round||Roda JC Kerkrade||2: 1||1: 0 (H)||1: 1 a.d. (A)|
|Semifinals||FC Nantes||( a ) 2: 2||1: 0 (H)||1: 2 (A)|
|final||FC Schalke 04||1: 3||1: 2 (A)||0: 1 (H)|
|2005||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||Beitar Jerusalem||7: 2||5: 1 (H)||2: 1 (A)|
|3rd round||Roda JC Kerkrade||a )1: 1 (||0: 0 (H)||1: 1 (A)|
|2006/07||UEFA Champions League||3rd qualifying round||Spartak Moscow||1: 2||0: 0 (H)||1: 2 (A)|
|2006/07||Uefa cup||1 round||Partizan Belgrade||4: 1||2: 0 (H)||2: 1 (A)|
|Group stage||Sevilla FC||0-0||0: 0 (H)|
|Sporting Braga||0: 4||0: 4 (A)|
|Grasshopper Zurich||4: 1||4: 1 (H)|
|AZ Alkmaar||2: 2||2: 2 (A)|
|2007||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||Tobol Qostanai||1: 3||1: 1 (A)||0: 2 (H)|
|2008/09||Uefa cup||2nd qualifying round||MŠK Žilina||2: 4||1: 2 (H)||1: 2 (A)|
|2009/10||UEFA Europa League||3rd qualifying round||FC Vaduz||3-0||1: 0 (A)||2: 0 (H)|
(8: 9 i. E. )
|13-0 (A)||0: 3 a.d. (H)|
|2012/13||UEFA Champions League||2nd qualifying round||Shakhtar Karagandy||2: 1||1: 0 (H)||1: 1 a.d. (A)|
|3rd qualifying round||CFR Cluj||1: 3||0: 1 (A)||1: 2 (H)|
|2012/13||UEFA Europa League||Play-offs||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||4: 6||2: 2 (H)||2: 4 (A)|
|2013/14||UEFA Europa League||2nd qualifying round||Riga discount||( a ) 2: 2||1: 2 (A)||1: 0 (H)|
|3rd qualifying round||FC Zurich||4: 2||2: 1 (H)||2: 1 (A)|
|Play-offs||Udinese Calcio||4: 2||3: 1 (A)||1: 1 (H)|
|Group stage||Sc freiburg||3: 4||2: 2 (A)||1: 2 (H)|
|DG Estoril Praia||4: 2||2: 1 (H)||2: 1 (A)|
|Sevilla FC||2: 2||1: 1 (H)||1: 1 (A)|
|Round of 16||AZ Alkmaar||1: 2||0: 1 (H)||1: 1 (A)|
|2014/15||UEFA Europa League||2nd qualifying round||MFK Košice||4-0||1: 0 (A)||3: 0 (H)|
|3rd qualifying round||Astra Giurgiu||2: 6||0: 3 (A)||2: 3 (H)|
|2015/16||UEFA Europa League||3rd qualifying round||Hapoel Ironi Kirjat Schmona||5: 1||2: 1 (H)||3: 0 (A)|
|Play-offs||HNK Hajduk Split||2-0||1: 0 (H)||1: 0 (A)|
|Group stage||Sporting Braga||1: 3||0: 1 (H)||1: 2 (A)|
|Olympique Marseille||3: 4||1: 0 (A)||2: 4 (H)|
|FC Groningen||2: 1||1: 1 (H)||1: 0 (A)|
|2016/17||UEFA Europa League||3rd qualifying round||FC Admira Wacker Mödling||4: 1||2: 1 (A)||2: 0 (H)|
|Play-offs||AEK Larnaka||4-0||1: 0 (A)||3: 0 (H)|
|Group stage||Qarabağ Agdam||5: 2||2: 2 (A)||3: 0 (H)|
|PAOK Thessaloniki||1: 4||1: 2 (H)||0: 2 (A)|
|AC Florence||1: 6||1: 3 (H)||0: 3 (A)|
Overall record: 100 games, 46 wins, 21 draws, 33 defeats, 140: 114 goals (goal difference +26)
- Martin Hašek (1992–1997, 2005)
- Ladislav Maier (1992-1998)
- Jiří Štajner (2000-2002)
- Václav Koloušek (2001-2002, 2003)
- Filip Hološko (2002-2005)
- Marek Čech (2004-2006)
- Bořek Dočkal (2008-2010)
- Theodor Gebre Selassie (2008–2012)
- Lukáš Vácha (2009–2012)