2011–12 Czech First League

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Czech First League
Season 2011–12
Champions Liberec
Relegated Bohemians 1905
Viktoria Žižkov
Champions League Liberec
Europa League Sparta Prague
Viktoria Plzeň
Mladá Boleslav
Matches played 240
Goals scored 635 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer David Lafata (25 goals)
Biggest home win Jablonec 5–0 Bohemians 1905
Plzeň 5–0 Hradec Králové
Slavia Prague 5–0 Hradec Králové
Biggest away win Č.Budějovice 1–5 Jablonec
Bohemians 1905 0–4 Sparta Prague
Plzeň 0–4 Olomouc
Č.Budějovice 0-4 Liberec
Highest scoring Olomouc 4–4 Příbram
Highest attendance 18,299[1]
Sparta Prague 3–0 Slavia Prague
(26 September 2011)
Lowest attendance 0[2]
Slavia Prague 3–1 Příbram
(14 August 2011)
Average attendance 4,710[1]

The 2011–12 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the 19th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. It began on 29 July 2011 and was originally due to end on 26 May 2012,[3][4] although due to the Czech Republic's qualification for UEFA Euro 2012, the end of the season was brought forward to 12 May 2012.[5] Viktoria Plzeň were the defending champions, having won their first Czech Republic championship the previous season.

Sparta Prague started the season with eight consecutive wins, the first such occurrence in league history.[6] Sparta broke their own record when they won their ninth straight league match and opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the table.[7]

Teams[edit]

Ústí nad Labem and Zbrojovka Brno were relegated to the 2011–12 Czech 2. Liga after finishing last and second to last, respectively, in the 2010–11 season. Ústi nad Labem therefore immediately returned to the second tier, while Brno completed a nineteen-year tenure in the top flight.

The relegated terms were replaced by 2010–11 2. Liga champions Dukla Prague and Viktoria Žižkov. Viktoria Žižkov returned after a two-year absence, while Dukla Prague made their debut in the league; however, the Dukla Prague name returned to the league after seventeen seasons, with a club of the same name having played in the top Czech football division until then. The newly promoted clubs were granted licenses to play top-division football on 13 June 2011.[8]

Viktoria Žižkov became the first team to be relegated on 5 May 2012 after Ostrava beat Příbram.[9]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity 2010–11 position
Baník Ostrava Ostrava Bazaly 17,372 14th
Bohemians 1905 Prague Synot Tip Arena Note 1 21,000 6th
Dukla Prague Prague Stadion Juliska Note 2 4,560 2L, 1st
Dynamo České Budějovice České Budějovice E-On Stadion 6,681 11th
FC Hradec Králové Hradec Králové Všesportovní stadion 7,220 8th
FK Jablonec Jablonec Stadion Střelnice 6,280 3rd
FK Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Městský stadion (Mladá Boleslav) 5,000 5th
1. FK Příbram Příbram Na Litavce 9,100 12th
Sigma Olomouc Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,566 4th
Slavia Prague Prague Synot Tip Arena 21,000 9th
1. FC Slovácko Uherské Hradiště Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty 8,121 13th
Slovan Liberec Liberec Stadion u Nisy 9,900 7th
Sparta Prague Prague Generali Arena 20,558 2nd
FK Teplice Teplice Na Stínadlech 18,221 10th
Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň Stadion města Plzně 13,000 1st
Viktoria Žižkov Prague FK Viktoria Stadion 5,600 2L, 2nd

Notes:

  1. Ďolíček stadion does not meet the football association criteria, therefore Bohemians are forced to play at Synot Tip Arena.[10]
  2. FK Dukla Prague played one home match at Stadion Evžena Rošického due to the implementation of under-soil heating at Juliska.[11]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Baník Ostrava Czech Republic Malura, PavelPavel Malura Czech Republic Lukes, MartinMartin Lukeš Nike Fortuna
Bohemians 1905 Czech Republic Weber, JozefJozef Weber Czech Republic Snozik, RadekRadek Sňozík adidas Fortuna
Dukla Prague Czech Republic Kozel, LubosLuboš Kozel Czech Republic Vorel, JanJan Vorel adidas Bwin then Staeg
Dynamo České Budějovice Czech Republic Cipro, FrantisekFrantišek Cipro Czech Republic Horejs, DavidDavid Horejš adidas AVE
Hradec Králové Czech Republic Kotal, VaclavVáclav Kotal Czech Republic Fischer, RomanRoman Fischer Jako City of Hradec Králové
Jablonec Czech Republic Komnacky, FrantisekFrantišek Komňacký Czech Republic Pavlik, PetrPetr Pavlík Umbro Baumit
Mladá Boleslav Czech Republic Koubek, MiroslavMiroslav Koubek Czech Republic Kulic, MarekMarek Kulič Nike Škoda
Příbram Czech Republic Vavruska, DavidDavid Vavruška Czech Republic Hruska, AlesAleš Hruška adidas Startip
Sigma Olomouc Czech Republic Ulicny, PetrPetr Uličný Czech Republic Kucera, RadimRadim Kučera adidas Tipsport
Slavia Prague Czech Republic Poustka, MartinMartin Poustka Czech Republic Jarolim, LukasLukáš Jarolím Umbro Synot Tip
Slovácko Czech Republic Soukup, MiroslavMiroslav Soukup Czech Republic Valenta, VitVít Valenta Kappa Z-GROUP Steel holding
Slovan Liberec Czech Republic Silhavy, JaroslavJaroslav Šilhavý Czech Republic Janů, TomášTomáš Janů Nike Fortuna
Sparta Prague Slovakia Chovanec, JozefJozef Chovanec Czech Republic Matejovsky, MarekMarek Matějovský Nike Fortuna
Teplice Czech Republic Rada, PetrPetr Rada Czech Republic Lukas, PetrPetr Lukáš Umbro AGC
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic Vrba, PavelPavel Vrba Czech Republic Horvath, PavelPavel Horváth Puma Doosan Group
Viktoria Žižkov Czech Republic Nadvornik, RomanRoman Nádvorník Czech Republic Prochazka, TomasTomáš Procházka adidas None

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Baník Ostrava Slovakia Karol Marko Sacked 30 July 2011[12] 14th (10–11) Czech Republic Pavel Malura 31 July 2011[12]
České Budějovice Czech Republic Jiří Kotrba Removed from position 7 September 2011[13] 15th Czech Republic František Cipro 7 September 2011[13]
Slavia Prague Czech Republic Michal Petrouš Sacked 2 October 2011[14] 13th Czech Republic František Straka 2 October 2011[14]
Viktoria Žižkov Czech Republic Martin Pulpit Sacked 23 November 2011[15] 15th Czech Republic Roman Nádvorník 23 November 2011[15]
Sigma Olomouc Czech Republic Zdeněk Psotka Sacked 27 November 2011[16] 16th Czech Republic Petr Uličný 8 December 2011[17]
Bohemians 1905 Czech Republic Pavel Medynský Sacked 6 March 2012[18] 12th Czech Republic Jozef Weber 7 March 2012[19]
Slavia Prague Czech Republic František Straka Resigned 8 March 2012[20] 11th Czech Republic Martin Poustka 14 March 2012
Baník Ostrava Czech Republic Pavel Malura Sacked 26 March 2012[21] 15th Czech Republic Radoslav Látal 26 March 2012[21]
  • ^1 Slavia manager František Straka resigned on 8 March. Assistant manager Martin Poustka was appointed to serve as caretaker manager for the next match against Jablonec, which was just three days later.[20]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Slovan Liberec (C) 30 20 6 4 68 29 +39 66 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Sparta Prague 30 20 4 6 51 25 +26 64 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
3 Viktoria Plzeň 30 19 6 5 66 33 +33 63 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Mladá Boleslav 30 15 5 10 49 34 +15 50 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
5 Teplice 30 12 10 8 36 30 +6 46
6 Dukla Prague 30 11 9 10 42 35 +7 42
7 Slovácko 30 12 5 13 29 32 −3 41
8 Jablonec 30 11 7 12 54 43 +11 40
9 Příbram 30 11 6 13 44 56 −12 39
10 Dynamo České Budějovice 30 9 8 13 30 51 −21 35
11 Sigma Olomouc 30 11 10 9 42 38 +4 034 Banned from 2012–13 European competitions 1
12 Slavia Prague 30 8 10 12 28 34 −6 34
13 Hradec Králové 30 8 7 15 22 38 −16 31
14 Baník Ostrava 30 7 7 16 31 48 −17 28
15 Bohemians 1905 (R) 30 6 6 18 20 54 −34 24 Relegation to 2012–13 Czech 2. Liga
16 Viktoria Žižkov (R) 30 5 4 21 23 55 −32 19

Updated to games played on 12 May 2012.
Source: http://www.gambrinusliga.cz/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Sigma Olomouc were deducted 9 points following a disciplinary commission judgement regarding their 2009 corruption case.[22]
1Sigma Olomouc, the 2011–12 Czech Cup winner, were initially to enter the third qualifying round of the Europa League. However, UEFA banned them from participating in Europa League over the club’s involvement in a corruption scandal.[23] As a result, Sparta Prague, the second-placed team of the league, will enter the Europa League third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round, and Mladá Boleslav, the fourth-placed team of the league, will take one of Czech Republic's Europa League places in the second qualifying round.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] OST B05 DUK ČBU HRK JAB MLA PŘI SIG SLA SLO LIB SPA TEP VPL VŽI
Baník Ostrava 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–4 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 3–4 2–3 3–1
Bohemians 1905 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–2
Dukla Prague 4–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–4 3–0
Dynamo České Budějovice 0–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 1–5 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–4 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–0
Hradec Králové 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–0
Jablonec 4–0 5–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 2–4 0–1 0–2 3–1
Mladá Boleslav 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–3 3–2 1–0 1–4 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0
Příbram 1–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 4–3 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–4 2–3 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1
Sigma Olomouc 3–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–4 1–0 1–1 2–4 0–1 1–0 2–3 2–1
Slavia Prague 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 5–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
Slovácko 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 2–1
Slovan Liberec 3–2 3–0 1–2 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–0 4–0
Sparta Prague 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 1–3 4–1
Teplice 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 1–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–4 0–0
Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 5–0 4–2 3–2 5–0 0–4 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 4–1
Viktoria Žižkov 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 12 May 2012.
Source: gambrinusliga.cz (Czech)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 10 May 2012[24]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Czech Republic David Lafata Jablonec 25
2 Slovakia Marek Bakoš Plzeň 16
3 Czech Republic Jiří Štajner Liberec 15
4 Slovakia Michal Breznaník Liberec 12
5 Cameroon Léonard Kweuke Sparta Prague 11
Slovakia Ivan Lietava Dukla Prague 11
Czech Republic Michael Rabušic Liberec 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Trenér Medynský byl odvolán, na lavičku Bohemians 1905 míří Weber". idnes.cz (in Czech). 6 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Novým trenérem Bohemians 1905 se stal Weber, nahradil Medynského". idnes.cz (in Czech). 7 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Trenéra Straku proti Jablonci nahradí dosavadní asistent Poustka" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Ostrava mění trenéra, Maluru nahradil bývalý reprezentant Látal". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
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  23. ^ "UEFA sperrt Sigma Olomouc". Financial Times Deutschland (in German). 20 June 2012. 
  24. ^ http://www.gambrinusliga.cz/pages/statistiky_soutez_strelci.asp

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