1. FC Slovácko
|Full name||Slovenský fotbalový klub 1. FC Slovácko A.S.|
|Nickname(s)||The Brave Slovaks (Slovenský chrabrý)|
|Founded||1927, as SK Staré Město|
|Ground||Městský fotbalový stadion,
|Website||Club home page|
1. FC Slovácko is a football club from the Czech town of Uherské Hradiště. The team was established in 1927 as SK Staré Město and on 1 July 2000 as 1. FC Synot, which was a merger of the original club with FC Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště. Since 2009 the club has played in the Gambrinus liga. Slovácko have twice reached the final of the Czech Cup although they have never won the competition.
Established in 1927 as SK Staré Město, the club played exclusively in the lower levels of Czechoslovak and later Czech football.
Staré Město won the Moravian–Silesian Football League in the 1996–97 season and were promoted to the Czech 2. Liga in 1997. The club won promotion from the Czech 2. Liga in 2000, clinching promotion five matches before the end of the season. This marked the start of the club's first-ever spell in the country's top flight. The club merged with Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště in 2000, the resultant club becoming 1. FC Synot. During the club's first seasons in the Gambrinus liga, they took part in European competition a number of times, playing in the UEFA Intertoto Cup on three occasions. In the summer of 2004, the club officially changed its name to 1. FC Slovácko. Slovácko reached the final of the 2004–05 Czech Cup, losing 2–1 to winners Baník Ostrava.
The club played for seven years in the Gambrinus liga before being relegated in 2007. The club went on to play two years in the second division, being promoted despite finishing 10th in the 2008–09 Czech 2. Liga, as second-placed side that season, Čáslav, sold Slovácko their license for the top flight. The same season, the club again reached the final of the Czech Cup, losing the final of the 2008–09 Czech Cup to Teplice.
- 1927–1948: SK Staré Město
- 1948–1953: Sokol Staré Město
- 1953–1993: Jiskra Staré Město
- 1993: SFK Staré Město
- 1994–1999: FC Synot Staré Město
- 1999–2000: FC Synot
- 2000–2004: 1. FC Synot (after merger with Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště)
- 2004–: 1. FC Slovácko
- As of 10 August, 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:1. FC Slovácko players
- František Komňacký (1997–01)
- Dušan Radolský (2001–02)
- Milan Bokša (2002)
- Radek Rabušic (2002–03)
- Karel Jarolím (July 2003–June 05)
- Ladislav Molnár (Dec 2004–Nov 05)
- Stanislav Levý (Nov 2005–June 06)
- Jiří Plíšek (June 2006–Nov 06)
- Pavel Malura (Nov 2006–Jan 08)
- Leoš Kalvoda (Jan 2008–July 08)
- Ladislav Jurkemik (July 2008–Dec 08)
- Josef Mazura (Dec 2008–Dec 09)
- Miroslav Soukup (Jan 2010–Aug 12)
- Svatopluk Habanec (Aug 2012–)
- Czech Cup Runners Up (2): 2005, 2009.
- Czech 2. Liga Winners (1): 1999–2000.
- Moravian–Silesian Football League Winners (1): 1996–97.
- Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
- "Czech Republic 1996/97". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- "Fotbalisté Synotu postupují do první ligy". idnes.cz (in Czech) (Mladá fronta DNES). 6 May 2000. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Vazba Synot - Slovácko zůstává pevná". idnes.cz (in Czech) (Mladá fronta DNES). 9 July 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Slovácko padá. Kam, to samo neví". idnes.cz (in Czech) (Mladá fronta DNES). 14 May 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Slovácko se vrací do ligy, koupilo postup od Čáslavi". denik.cz (in Czech). 10 June 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- Official website (Czech)