Czech First Division (women)

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Czech First Division (women)
Country Czech Republic
Founded 1993
Divisions 1
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to II. liga žen
Domestic cup(s) Czech Women's Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions Slavia Prague
(2013–14)
Most championships Sparta Praha (18)
Website Official
2013–14 season

The Czech First Division (women) (Czech: I. liga žen) is the top level women's football league of the Czech Republic.

The league is dominated by teams of Prague. Sparta Praha won the last nine championships, each time leading Slavia Praha as runners-up.

The winning team of the league qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

History and format[edit]

As Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1993, also the Czechoslovak women's football championships competitions were discontinued.

The I. liga started as a competition for 12 teams, each playing all other teams twice.[1]

In 2002, the number of teams was reduced to ten and after the regular season was followed with a playoff with eight best teams.[1] In 2006, the system was abandoned and a league of 12 teams was re-instated.

Since 2009-10, only eight teams participated in the league and after the regular season, a playoff system was held. In those two playoff groups, place 1 to 4 for the championship and the relegation group for teams placed between 5th and 8th positions. In 2010–11 nine teams played again only a double-round robin.

Participating teams in 2013-14[edit]

The following eight clubs are competing in the 2013–14 Czech First Division (women).

Club Stadium 2012-13 Position
1. FC Slovácko Městský stadion 5th
SK DFO Pardubice Letní stadion 7th
AC Sparta Praha Generali Arena 1st
FC Baník Ostrava Ludgeřovice 6th
FC Hradec Králové Třebeš 3rd
FC Viktoria Plzeň Luční ulice 4th
FK Bohemians Praha SK Prosek -
SK Slavia Praha Horní Měcholupy 2nd

Champions[edit]

The list of championships is dominated by Sparta Praha:[2][3]

Season Champions Runner-up Third Place Top Goalscorer Club
1993–94 Sparta Praha (1)
1994–95 Sparta Praha (2)
1995–96 Sparta Praha (3) Czech Republic Gabriela Chlumecká (41) Sparta Praha
1996–97 Sparta Praha (4) Plzeň
1997–98 Sparta Praha (5)
1998–99 Sparta Praha (6) DFC Praha Otrokovice Czech Republic Iveta Dudová (39) Otrokovice
1999–00 Sparta Praha (7) Slavia Praha Otrokovice Czech Republic Iveta Dudová (37) Otrokovice
2000–01 Sparta Praha (8) Otrokovice DFC Praha 15 Czech Republic Iveta Dudová (45) Otrokovice
2001–02 Sparta Praha (9)[4] Slavia Praha Czech Republic Iveta Dudová (31) Otrokovice
2002–03 Slavia Praha (1)[5] Sparta Praha
2003–04 Slavia Praha (2) Sparta Praha Hradec Králové
2004–05 Sparta Praha (10) Slavia Praha Hradec Králové Czech Republic Iva Mocová (48) Sparta Praha
2005–06 Sparta Praha (11) Slavia Praha Otrokovice
2006–07 Sparta Praha (12) Slavia Praha Slovácko
2007–08 Sparta Praha (13) Slavia Praha Slovácko
2008–09 Sparta Praha (14) Slavia Praha Slovácko
2009–10 Sparta Praha (15) Slavia Praha Slovácko
2010–11 Sparta Praha (16)[6] Slavia Praha Slovácko Czech Republic Petra Divišová Slavia Praha
2011–12 Sparta Praha (17) Slavia Praha Slovácko Czech Republic Petra Divišová Slavia Praha
2012–13 Sparta Praha (18) Slavia Praha Plzeň Czech Republic Petra Divišová (34) Slavia Praha
2013–14 Slavia Praha (3) Sparta Praha Bohemians Czech Republic Petra Divišová (19) Slavia Praha

Regions[edit]

The following table lists the Czech women's football champions by region.

Region Titles Winning Clubs
 Prague
21
Sparta Praha (18), Slavia Prague (3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Ceský a ceskoslovenský fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubu (in Czech). Prague: Grada Publishing. p. 228. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/tsje-wom09.html
  3. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal (in Czech) (1 ed.). Prague: Grada. p. 239. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5. 
  4. ^ sparta.cz (8 June 2002). "Match Report of last Matchday". 
  5. ^ fotbal.idnes.cz (19 August 2003). "Slavia heads into UEFA Women's Cup (translated)". 
  6. ^ sparta.cz (16 May 2011). "Women celebrate title". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

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