ŠK Slovan Bratislava
|Full name||Športový klub Slovan Bratislava futbal, a.s.|
|Nickname(s)||Belasí (Sky blues)
Jastrabi z Tehelného poľa (The Hawks from Brickfield)
Králi Bratislavy (Kings of Bratislava)
|Founded||3 May 1919
as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava
|2014–15||Fortuna Liga, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cup in the country.
Slovan Bratislava became the first and so far only club in Slovakia as well as former Czechoslovakia to win one of the European cup competitions, the Cup Winners' Cup when they defeated FC Barcelona in the final in Basel in 1969. The club also supplied seven players to the victorious UEFA Euro 1976 Czechoslovak team.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadiums
- 3 Supporters and rivalries
- 4 Historical names
- 5 Crest
- 6 Honours
- 7 UEFA Ranking
- 8 Results
- 9 European Cups history
- 10 First team
- 11 Reserve team
- 12 Club officials
- 13 Notable players
- 14 Managers
- 15 References
- 16 External links
Slovan was founded on 1 April 1919 in the Panonia Café in Bratislava, as I.ČsŠK Bratislava. The first president was Police Captain Richard Brunner, who arranged the club's first temporary training ground at Kuchajda (Pasienky). The club soon moved to Petržalka.
I.ČsŠK became the champions of Slovakia in 1922. Notable players from the early era were Pavol Šoral, Štefan Čambal and Štefan Priboj. In the spring of 1938 anti-Jewish sentiments penetrated into the club, and the victim was coach József Braun, who was one of the many Bratislava inhabitants who had to involuntarily leave the city. Under the terms of the 1938 Munich agreement Czechoslovakia was dissolved, leading to the emergence of the Slovak Republic. At this point the club name was changed to ŠK Bratislava. On 26 September 1940 ŠK Bratislava played its first game at the new stadium, Tehelné pole.
The first international meeting at the new venue was on 27 October 1940, when ŠK Bratislava and Hertha Berlin played out a 2–2 draw. In the separate Slovakian league, ŠK Bratislava won the title four times in the period from 1939 to 1945. Slovan was the first Czechoslovak team to use the WM formation. The team's first foreign opponent after World War II was Ferencvárosi TC. ŠK Bratislava lost 0–1, but won the Central European Cup 2–1 over Hungary before 20,000 spectators at Tehelnom field. In this period former players of I. ČsŠK Bratislava Ferdinand Daučík and Leopold "Jim" Šťastný served as coaches for ŠK Bratislava.
The team name changed again in 1948, to Sokol NV Bratislava. The team met with success in 1949, when they became the first champions of the re-formed Czechoslovakia. Outstanding players from this era included Emil Pažický, Gejza Šimanský, Bozhin Laskov, Viktor Tegelhoff, and Teodor Reimann.
Anton Bulla, the coach in 1953, added eight new players to team. In 1961–62 the team defeated Red Star Bratislava in the national league for the title. Under the influence of political and economic pressures and interests, TJ ÚNV Slovan and TJ Dimitrov merged to create CHZJD Slovan Bratislava on 5 August 1961.
1962 was a successful year, as the Czechoslovakia national team were defeated 3–1 in the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final in Chile, obtaining the silver, and repeating the success of the 1934 FIFA World Cup Final in Rome. Slovan players included goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf and defender Ján Popluhár.
Slovan ended the 1967–68 season second in the league, won the cup in Czechoslovakia, and participated in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The team was managed by former Slovan player Michal Vičan, who focused on fast and simple games. Vičan took the team on a winter tour of Argentina in 1969.
On 21 May 1969 the team defeated FC Barcelona in the 1969 European Cup Winners' Cup Final by a score of 3–2. Some of the players on the team were Ľudovít Cvetler, Vladimír Hrivnák, Ján Čapkovič, Karol Jokl, Alexander Horváth, Jozef Čapkovič, and Alexander Vencel.
In 1970 the Czechoslovak squad sent to the FIFA World Cup in Mexico included seven players from Slovan: Alexander Vencel, Ján Zlocha, Ivan Hrdlička, Karol Jokl, Ján Čapkovič, Vladimír Hrivnák, and Alexander Horváth. Jozef Vengloš was the coach of the Slovan Bratislava team for part of this era, as well as performing duties coaching at the international level.
In 1976 a Czechoslovakian team including six Slovan players won the European title in the European Championships held in Belgrade. Gold medals were given to coach Vengloš, Alexander Vencel, Jozef Čapkovič, Koloman Gogh, Marián Masný, Anton Ondruš, Ján Pivarník, and Ján Švehlík. From the 1977–78 season Slovan were declining. In the 1984–85 season Slovan, led by coaches Ján Hucko and Jozef Obert, left the highest level of competition and were relegated to the Slovakian National League.
After three seasons spent in the Slovakian National League, Slovan Bratislava were able to return to national competition. In season 1987–88 the team returned to the top leagues under the leadership of coaches Ján Zachar and Jozef Jankech, who later coached the Slovak national team. Dušan Galis was the coach from 1977–81. In 1991–92 Slovan Bratislava won the Czechoslovak title for the last time. Among the stars on the team were Peter Dubovský, Dušan Tittel, Ladislav Pecko, Vladimir Kinder, Miloš Glonek, Tomáš Stúpala, and Alexander Vencel.
Slovan won titles in the Slovak league in the 1993–94, 1994–95 and 1995–96 seasons. For the next two years, MFK Košice won the title. Slovan returned to the Slovak throne in the 1998–99 season. The stars of the team included coach Stanislav Griga and players Róbert Tomaschek, Miroslav König, Stanislav Varga, Tibor Jančula, and Ladislav Pecko. In the next few years the club's performance was below par and they were in trouble financially. They were forced to sell some of their best players. At the end of the 2003–04 season, the team was relegated to the Slovak Second League, where they spent two seasons. After two years, in the 2010–11 season Slovan won the double with coach Karel Jarolím.
The stadium was built during the first Slovak Republic, when Nazi Germany occupied Petržalka in 1938 and Bratislava lost almost all of its sporting facilities. The construction lasted from 1939 to 1944 and the stadium became home ground for Slovan Bratislava. The stadium was officially opened in September 1940 with 25,000 places, and the first international match was played on 27 October 1940, with Slovan Bratislava playing against Hertha Berlin, ending in 2–2 tie. The old stadium underwent reconstruction in 1961, which added second tribune, boosting its capacity to 45,000 and modernising by adding score table, artificial light and revamping the field. However, the stadium could hold up even 50,000 spectators, and just before breakup of Czechoslovakia, it was the largest one in use (Strahov Stadium in Prague had a capacity of 220,000 but was disused in the 1990s) and was the home ground for Czechoslovak national team.
The stadium was reconstructed once more in the 1990s to the "all-seater" stadium, reducing the capacity into 30,000. After this, the Tehelné pole stadium was the second-largest in Slovakia after Všešportový areál in Košice, however, that stadium is now disused. In 2005–06, it was also used as the "home" ground for FC Artmedia Bratislava in that club's Champions League and UEFA Cup campaigns, as Artmedia's own ground did not meet minimum standards for UEFA competition. It is planned that the current stadium will be demolished and a new one with the capacity around 35,000 people will be built, costing around 80 million Euro. The need for a new stadium stems from the UEFA rules, which require to play international matches on stadiums of certain standards from 2008, however, Slovakia lacks these stadiums so far.
In July 2009 Slovak government decided to support the construction of new stadium. The demolition works are planned for March–April 2010 and the new stadium should be opened in May 2012. Its capacity will be 22,000 spectators with possibility of enlargement to 30,000.
Today, Slovan home ground is Pasienky. Štadión Pasienky is a multi-purpose stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia. The stadium holds 11,591 people.
Supporters and rivalries
The fans are well known throughout the country for their passion. The main ultras groups are called Belasá šlachta and Ultras Slovan Pressburg (which is also a hooligan firm). They travel to most away games, and always in large numbers against club rival Spartak Trnava.
Slovan's major rival teams in Bratislava were Inter Bratislava and MFK Petržalka. The battle between Slovan and Inter has a long and rich history: both teams played in the Czechoslovak First League. The rivalry with Petržalka peaked after 2000. The biggest opponent of Slovan Bratislava is Spartak Trnava. Duels between these teams are most prestigious matches in Slovakia.
- 1. ČsŠK Bratislava (1919–39)
- ŠK Bratislava (1939–48)
- Sokol NV Bratislava (1948–53)
- ÚNV Slovan Bratislava (1953–61)
- Slovan CHZJD Bratislava (1961–90)
- ŠK Slovan Bratislava (1990–present)
The first official club logo was, when club played under the named I. ČSŠK Bratislava (1st image in the gallery). Currently, club logo has two versions, classic club logo, which is usually used and commercial logo with three stars.
- Corgoň liga (1993–)
- Slovak League (1939–44)
- Winners (4): 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944
- Slovak Cup
- Slovak Super Cup (Pribina Cup)
- Winners (5): 1993, 1994, 1996, 2009, 2014
- Czechoslovak First League (1925–93)
- Czechoslovak Cup (1961–93)
- Winners (5): 1961–62, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1981–82
- Czechoslovak Amateur League
- Winners (4): 1926, 1927, 1930, 1932
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
- Winners (1): 1968–69
- Intertoto Cup
- Winners (10): 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994
- Ciutat de Barcelona Trophy
- Winners (1): 1974
- Ciudad de Cartagena Trophy
- Winners (1): 1996
Club Team Ranking 2014 (Previous year rank in italics, UEFA Club Coefficients in parentheses)
- 181 (169) K.S.C. Lokeren (8.760)
- 182 (185) Asteras Tripoli (8.720)
- 183 (171) Slovan Bratislava (8.700)
- 184 (191) SV Ried (8.685)
- 185 (207) Apollon Limassol (8.650)
League and domestic Cup history
Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe 1993–94 1st (1. liga) 1/(12) 32 20 10 2 63 28 50 Winners, 2–1 (Tatran Prešov) UC First Round, 1 – 2 (Aston Villa) 1994–95 1st (1. liga) 1/(12) 32 21 9 2 63 25 72 Quarterfinal, 1–1 (2–4 pen) (Inter Bratislava) UC Second Round, 2 – 4 (Borussia Dortmund) 1995–96 1st (1. liga) 1/(12) 32 22 9 1 79 20 75 UC First Round, 2 – 4 (Kaiserslautern) 1996–97 1st (1. liga) 3/(16) 30 15 5 10 49 33 50 Winners, 1–0 (aet) (Tatran Prešov) UC First Round, 3 – 5 (Trabzonspor) 1997–98 1st (Mars Superliga) 5/(16) 30 12 9 9 41 36 45 1st Round, 1–2 (Koba Senec) CWC First Round, 0 – 4 (Chelsea) 1998–99 1st (Mars Superliga) 1/(16) 30 21 7 2 56 11 70 Winners, 3–0 (Dukla Banská Bystrica) Did not qualify 1999–00 1st (Mars Superliga) 3/(16) 30 16 9 5 52 18 57 1st Round, 2–3 (Matador Púchov) CL 2nd Qualifying 2 – 3 (Anorthosis Famagusta) 2000–01 1st (Mars Superliga) 2/(10) 36 21 8 7 84 49 71 2nd Round, 1–1 (2–4 pen) (Koba Senec) UC First Round, 1– 3 (Dinamo Zagreb) 2001–02 1st (Mars Superliga) 6/(10) 36 14 9 13 42 39 51 2nd Round, 0–2 (Inter Bratislava) UC First Round, 1 – 2 (Slovan Liberec) 2002–03 1st (1. liga) 3/(10) 36 19 6 11 60 42 63 Runners-up, 1–2 (Matador Púchov) Did not qualify 2003–04 1st (Corgoň Liga) 10/(10) 36 6 11 19 37 58 29 1st Round, 0–1 (Slovan Duslo Šala) Did not qualify 2004–05 2nd (2. liga) 3/(16) 30 14 8 8 37 24 50 Quarterfinals, 0–4 agg. (Artmedia Bratislava) Did not qualify 2005–06 2nd (2. liga) 2/(16) 30 19 6 5 47 25 63 2nd Round, 0–0 (5–6 pen) (Matador Púchov) Did not qualify 2006–07 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3/(12) 28 11 8 9 35 33 41 2nd Round, 0–2 (ŠK Slovan Bratislava B) Did not qualify 2007–08 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5/(12) 33 15 6 12 46 37 51 Quarterfinal, 1–2 (MFK Košice) IC Round 2, 2 – 3 (Rapid Wien) 2008–09 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(12) 33 21 7 5 69 25 70 Semifinals, 1–2 agg. (MFK Košice) Did not qualify 2009–10 1st (Corgoň Liga) 2/(12) 33 21 7 5 54 24 70 Winners, 6–0 (Spartak Trnava) EL Qualifying play-off, 1 – 7 (Ajax) 2010–11 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(12) 33 20 8 5 63 22 68 Winners, 3–3 (5–4 pen) (MŠK Žilina) EL Qualifying play-off, 2 – 3 (Stuttgart) 2011–12 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3/(12) 33 16 11 6 48 35 59 Quarterfinals, 4–4 agg. (2–4 pen) (FK Senica) EL Group stage, Group F, 4th 2012–13 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(12) 33 16 11 6 56 33 59 Winners, 2–0 (MŠK Žilina) EL 2nd Qualifying round, 1 – 1 (a) (Videoton) 2013–14 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(12) 33 24 3 6 63 32 75 Runners-up, 1–2 (MFK Košice) CL 2nd Qualifying round, 2 – 4 (Ludogorets Razgrad)
European competition history
This is the list of Slovan Bratislava appearances in European competition for the last 5 years. For the full list of matches, see ŠK Slovan Bratislava in European football
European Cups history
As of 23 October 2014
|UEFA Champions League||34||13||7||14|
|UEFA Cup/Europa League||53||21||12||20|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||29||15||4||10|
|UEFA Intertoto Cup||4||3||0||1|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||Third qualifying round||Crvena Zvezda||1 – 1||2 – 1||3 – 2|
|Playoff round||Stuttgart||0 – 1||2 – 2||2 – 3|
|2011–12||UEFA Champions League||Second qualifying round||Tobol||2 – 0||1 – 1||3 – 1|
|Third qualifying round||APOEL||0 – 2||0 – 0||0 – 2|
|2011–12||UEFA Europa League||Playoff round||Roma||1 – 0||1 – 1||2 – 1|
|Group stage (F)||Athletic Bilbao||1 – 2||1 – 2||0 pts.|
|Red Bull Salzburg||2 – 3||0 – 3||0 pts.|
|Paris Saint-Germain||0 – 0||0 – 1||1 pt.|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||Second qualifying round||Videoton||1 – 1||0 – 0||1 – 1 (a)|
|2013–14||UEFA Champions League||Second qualifying round||Ludogorets Razgrad||2 – 1||0 – 3||2 – 4|
|2014–15||UEFA Champions League||Second qualifying round||The New Saints F.C.||1 – 0||2 – 0||3 – 0|
|Third qualifying round||Sheriff Tiraspol||2 – 1||0 – 0||2 – 1|
|Playoff round||FC BATE Borisov||1 – 1||0 – 3||1 – 4|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||Group stage (I)||Napoli||0 – 2||–|
|Sparta Prague||0 – 3||0 – 4|
|Young Boys||–||0 – 5|
As of 27 March 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current technical staff
|First coach||Dušan Tittel|
|Assistant coach||Ladislav Pecko|
|Fitness Coach||Xavier Simões|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Pavol Hrnčiarik|
|Team chef||Ján Švehlík|
|Team doctor||Ladislav Pavlovič|
|Team doctor||Ján Grňa|
|Team doctor||Richard Reis|
- Last updated: 20 February 2015
ŠK Slovan Bratislava juniori are the reserve team of ŠK Slovan Bratislava. They currently play in the Slovak second league.
As of 9 August 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant coach||Tibor Jančula|
|Fitness coach||Peter Boďo|
|Vice president||Ivan Kmotrík junior|
|Vice president||Petr Kašpar|
|Vice president||Jozef Valovič|
|General director||Dušan Tittel|
|Sport director||Ján Švehlík|
|Technical director||Zdeno Roman|
|PR director||Tomáš Straka|
|Youth director||Ondrej Krištofík|
|Media manager||Tomáš Cho|
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Slovan.
Main Article: List of ŠK Slovan Bratislava players
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Czech manager Karel Jarolím led Slovan to a league and cup double in the 2010–11 season, a feat also achieved by Stanislav Griga in 1998–99 and Dušan Galis in 1993–94. Jozef Valovič is the current manager of Slovan Bratislava, having taken over in July 2013.
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- "State to finance Sk3 billion football stadium". The Slovak Spectator.
- "Moderný NFŠ na Tehelnom poli s kapacitou 22 000 miest". Futbalsfz.sk. 21 July 2009.
- Slovan Bratislava official website (Slovak)
- Slovan TV (Slovak)
- ŠK Slovan Bratislava on Facebook (Slovak)
- Official ŠK Slovan Bratislava page on Twitter (Slovak)
- Official ŠK Slovan Bratislava page on Google+ (Slovak)
- Belasá šlachta website (Slovak)
- Ultras Slovan website (Slovak)