Bohemians 1905

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Bohemians 1905
Club logo
Full name Bohemians 1905
Nickname(s) Klokani (Kangaroos)
Founded 1905
Ground Ďolíček, Prague
Ground Capacity 5,000 (all seated)
Chairman Antonín Panenka
Manager Roman Pivarník
League Czech First League
2013–14 14th
Website Club home page

Bohemians 1905 (previously named FC Bohemians Praha) is a Prague-based football club, which was originally founded in 1905 as AFK Vršovice. The club won the 1982–83 Czechoslovak First League, its solitary league championship. Its colours are green and white.

The most prestigious match is the derby with Slavia Prague. The "Vršovice Derby" is the second most prestigious derby in Prague. Slavia and Bohemians are located in the Vršovice district of Prague and their stadiums are separated by only 1 km.

The best known player from Bohemians' history is Antonín Panenka. Bohemians' mascot is a kangaroo, the legacy of a 1927 tour of Australia. Following the tour, the club was awarded two live kangaroos, which they donated to the Prague Zoo.


Founded as AFK Vršovice, the club played at the top level of football in the Czechoslovak First League between 1925 and 1935. They spent seasons in and out of the top division for the next 40 years before remaining in the top flight between 1973 and 1995, the most successful era for the club.[1] In the 1982–83 season the club won the Czechoslovak First League and advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup. In the year 2005 it survived a crisis, which was a consequence of bad management. The club was prevented from taking part in the second part of the 2004–05 Czech 2. Liga and its results were expunged.[2] The club was relegated to the 3rd Czech division due to its financial insolvency, but later was saved by its fans who paid off portion of the club's debts. The club finished third in the 2005–06 Bohemian Football League, missing out on promotion,[3] but advanced to the Second League regardless, as they bought a license to play in the Second League from SC Xaverov.[3][4] The club was then able to advance back to the top flight in 2007, where they played until relegation in 2012. After only one season in 2. Liga Bohemians returned to the First League in 2013.

Historical names[edit]

  • 1905 AFK Vršovice
  • 1927 Bohemians AFK Vršovice
  • 1941 Bohemia AFK Vršovice
  • 1945 Bohemians AFK Vršovice
  • 1948 Sokol Vršovice Bohemians
  • 1949 Sokol Železničaři Bohemians Praha
  • 1950 Sokol Železničaři Praha
  • 1951 Sokol ČKD Stalingrad Praha
  • 1953 Spartak Praha Stalingrad
  • 1962 ČKD Praha
  • 1965 Bohemians ČKD Praha
  • 1993 Bohemians Praha
  • 1999 CU Bohemians Praha
  • 2001 Bohemians Praha
  • 2005 Bohemians 1905


Main article: Ďolíček

The home stadium, located in Vršovice, is called Ďolíček. However, from the 2010–11 season, for a period of five years, Bohemians undertook to play its home matches at Synot Tip Arena.[5] This arrangement was discontinued in 2012 after the club was relegated from the Czech First League, due to the regulations on stadiums being different between the two leagues.


Current squad[edit]

As of 11 September, 2014.[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Dočekal
3 Slovakia DF Lukáš Pauschek
4 Czech Republic MF Josef Jindřišek
5 Czech Republic MF David Bartek
6 Czech Republic MF Michal Hubínek
8 Czech Republic DF Václav Kalina
9 Slovakia FW Ivan Lietava (on loan from Sigma Olomouc)
10 Slovakia FW Matúš Mikuš
11 Czech Republic DF Radek Šírl
12 Slovenia FW Elvis Bratanović (on loan from Teplice)
14 Czech Republic DF Michal Šmíd
15 Czech Republic DF Daniel Krch
No. Position Player
16 Czech Republic MF Jan Moravec
17 Czech Republic MF Vojtěch Engelmann (on loan from Dukla Prague)
18 Colombia MF Jhon Mosquera (on loan from Hércules)
19 Czech Republic GK Jiří Havránek
20 Czech Republic MF Jakub Rada
21 Ukraine FW Roman Artemuk
22 Czech Republic MF Petr Nerad
24 Czech Republic MF Milan Havel
26 Czech Republic GK Milan Švenger
27 Slovakia DF Martin Cseh
30 Czech Republic DF Erich Brabec

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Czech Republic DF Jiří Ptáček (at Loko Vltavín)

Notable former players[edit]

For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Bohemians 1905 players


Bohemians 1905's reserve team, Bohemians 1905 B, play in Divize A which is in the Czech Fourth Division. They play their home matches at the club's stadium, Ďolíček.


History in European competitions[edit]

Bohemians participated in the 1982–83 UEFA Cup, reaching the semi-finals before losing to eventual champions, R.S.C. Anderlecht.



  1. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2006). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 162. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5. 
  2. ^ "Bohemians přišli o licenci, ve 2. lize končí" (in Czech). 28 February 2005. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Czech Republic 2005/06". RSSSF. 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bohemians 1905 koupili druhou ligu od Xaverova" [Bohemians 1905 bought the Second League from Xaverov]. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bohemians 1905 se přestěhují do Edenu, podepsali pětiletou smlouvu" (in Czech). Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Virtuální Ďolíček - www stránky Bohemians Praha 1905". Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů - Luboџ Jeřábek - Google Livres". Retrieved 2013-11-14. 

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