1. FC Tatran Prešov is a Slovak professional football club based in the city of Prešov. Tatran Prešov is the oldest football team in Slovakia, founded on 25 May 1898, the club currently participates in the Slovak First League. The "Green and Whites" played 32 seasons in the Czechoslovakian top division. Tatran became the dark horse of Czechoslovakian football in 1960s and 1970s, but never won a title. The greatest league success still remains second place in the 1965 and 1973 seasons and the club also came close in the Czechoslovakian Cup, losing twice in 1966 and 1992 finals.
The first official football match on the territory of present-day Slovakia took place on 25 May 1898 in Eperjes, today's Prešov, that time in Hungary, between two Budapest-based teams, Óbudai TE and Budapesti TC on the initiation of František Pethe, a gymnastic teacher in the local grammar school. On the same day the Eperjesi Torna és Vívó Egyesület (Eperjesi TVE, lit. Gymnastic and Fencing Association of Eperjes) was founded, which is regarded as the first football club of Slovakia.
Eperjesi TVE initially competed in the Hungarian league system, achieving its best result in the 1907–08 season, when it won the Northern District Championship.
In 1920 Prešov became part of the newly founded Czechoslovakia, subsequently the club competed in the Czechoslovak leagues.
The greatest legend of Tatran's Prešov history is Ladislav Pavlovič. From 1948 until 1966, he netted for Tatran Prešov 150 goals in 309 matches. He also represented Czechoslovakia national football team, where he played 14 matches and scored two goals. In 2013, he was stated to Prešov's Hall of Fame.
Tatran's biggest rivals are MFK Košice, and the matches between the two teams are referred to as "Eastern Slovak derby" (Slovak: Východniarske derby). Their most high-profile rivalry is with Košice, another big Corgoň Liga club located in Košice, the capital of the neighbouring of Košice region.
They also have rivalry with MFK Zemplín Michalovce and FC Spartak Trnava. 1. FC Tatran Prešov supporters maintain friendly relations with fans of the Polish side JKS Czarni 1910 Jasło.