2007–08 Czech First League

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Czech First League
Season2007–08
ChampionsSlavia Prague
RelegatedBohemians 1905
Most
Champions LeagueSlavia Prague
Sparta Prague
UEFA CupBaník Ostrava
Liberec (via Domestic Cup)
Intertoto CupTeplice
Matches played240
Goals scored556 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerVáclav Svěrkoš (15)
Biggest home winSlavia Prague 7–1 Zlín
Biggest away winMost 0–5 Sparta Prague
Highest scoringSlavia Prague 7–1 Zlín
Plzeň 6–2 Most
Highest attendance20,698[1]
Slavia Prague 2–2 Jablonec
(17 May 2008)
Lowest attendance1,050[1]
Jablonec 1–0 Teplice
(9 December 2007)
Average attendance5,156[1]

The 2007–08 Czech First League, known as the Gambrinus liga for sponsorship reasons, was the fifteenth season of Czech Republic's top-tier of football. The season started on August 4, 2007 and concluded on May 17, 2008.

Teams[edit]

Příbram and Slovácko were relegated to the second division after finishing last and second to last, respectively, in the 2006–07 season.

Viktoria Žižkov (as champions) and Bohemians 1905 (as runners-up) were promoted from the second division.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity
SK Slavia Prague Prague Synot Tip Arena 21,000
AC Sparta Prague Prague AXA Arena 20,374
FK Teplice Teplice Na Stínadlech 18,221
FC Baník Ostrava Ostrava Bazaly 17,372
1. FC Brno Brno Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská 12,550
SK Sigma Olomouc Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,014
FC Slovan Liberec Liberec Stadion U Nisy 9,900
FC Viktoria Plzeň Pilsen Struncovy Sady Stadion 7,842
FK SIAD Most Most Fotbalový stadion Josefa Masopusta 7,500
FC Bohemians 1905 Prague Ďolíček Stadion 6,836
SK Dynamo České Budějovice České Budějovice E-On Stadion 6,746
FC Tescoma Zlín Zlín Letná Stadion 6,375
FK Jablonec 97 Jablonec nad Nisou Stadion Střelnice 6,280
FK Viktoria Žižkov Prague FK Viktoria Stadion 5,600
FK Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Městský Stadion 5,000
SK Kladno Kladno Stadion Františka Kloze 4,000

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
České Budějovice Czech Republic František Cipro Mutual consent 29 August 2007[2] Czech Republic František Straka 30 August 2007[3]
Mladá Boleslav Czech Republic Luděk Zajíc Sacked 4 September 2007[4] Czech Republic Zdeněk Ščasný 4 September 2007[4]
Slovan Liberec Czech Republic Michal Zach Sacked 7 October 2007[5] Czech Republic Ladislav Škorpil 15 October 2007[6]
Jablonec 97 Czech Republic Luboš Kozel Sacked 8 October 2007[7] Czech Republic František Komňacký 11 October 2007[8]
Bohemians 1905 Czech Republic Zbyněk Busta Resigned 10 April 2008[9] Czech Republic Pavel Hoftych [1] 30 May 2008[10]
Sparta Prague Czech Republic Michal Bílek Resigned 11 May 2008[11] Czech Republic Vítězslav Lavička [2] 4 June 2008[12]
  • ^1 Bohemians 1905 appointed assistant manager Michal Zach to the position of caretaker manager for the six remaining matches of the season.[9] Following the end of the season, Pavel Hoftych took over.
  • ^2 Sparta Prague appointed club president Jozef Chovanec to the position of caretaker manager for the two remaining matches of the season.[11] Following the end of the season, Vítězslav Lavička took over.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Slavia Prague (C) 30 17 9 4 45 24 +21 60 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Sparta Prague 30 17 6 7 53 26 +27 57 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Baník Ostrava 30 15 10 5 51 28 +23 55[a] 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
4 Brno 30 16 7 7 43 32 +11 55[a]
5 Teplice 30 16 5 9 40 27 +13 53 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Slovan Liberec 30 12 8 10 35 31 +4 44 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round[b]
7 Mladá Boleslav 30 11 9 10 37 36 +1 42
8 Tescoma Zlín 30 10 8 12 28 31 −3 38[c]
9 Viktoria Plzeň 30 10 8 12 32 37 −5 38[c]
10 Viktoria Žižkov 30 10 7 13 35 48 −13 37
11 Sigma Olomouc 30 8 12 10 20 26 −6 36
12 Jablonec 30 8 9 13 24 32 −8 33
13 Dynamo České Budějovice 30 8 8 14 27 35 −8 32
14 Kladno 30 6 9 15 31 45 −14 27
15 Bohemians 1905 (R) 30 5 11 14 24 40 −16 26 Relegation to 2008–09 Czech 2. Liga
16 Most (R) 30 4 8 18 31 58 −27 20
Source: fotbal.idnes.cz (in Czech)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b OST 2–1 BRN; BRN 0–0 OST
  2. ^ via the 2007–08 Czech Cup
  3. ^ a b ZLI 3–1 VPL; VPL 1–1 ZLI

Results[edit]

Home \ Away OST B05 BRN ČBU JAB KLA MLA MOS SIG SLA LIB SPA TEP ZLI VPL VŽI
Baník Ostrava 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 3–3 5–2 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0
Bohemians 1905 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–2
Brno 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 3–1
Dynamo České Budějovice 3–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Jablonec 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–3 0–1 3–0
Kladno 3–0 2–1 1–2 5–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 3–2
Mladá Boleslav 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–1
Most 0–2 2–4 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–5 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sigma Olomouc 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0
Slavia Prague 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 7–1 3–0 0–3
Slovan Liberec 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–3 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–2
Sparta Prague 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 6–1
Teplice 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–1
Tescoma Zlín 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–0
Viktoria Plzeň 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 6–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–1
Viktoria Žižkov 0–2 2–1 3–4 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 2–0 0–0
Source: fotbal.idnes.cz (in Czech)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Czech Republic Václav Svěrkoš 15 FC Baník Ostrava
Czech Republic Miroslav Slepička 12 AC Sparta Prague
Czech Republic Jan Rajnoch 11 Mladá Boleslav
North Macedonia Goce Toleski SK Slavia Prague / FK SIAD Most
Czech Republic Lukáš Magera 9 FC Baník Ostrava
Czech Republic Libor Došek 8 AC Sparta Prague
Slovakia Róbert Zeher FC Baník Ostrava
Czech Republic Libor Žůrek FC Tescoma Zlín
Czech Republic Aleš Besta 7 1. FC Brno
Czech Republic Martin Fenin* FK Teplice
Czech Republic Stanislav Vlček* SK Slavia Prague
  • *play abroad after winter transfer

Czech teams in European competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Divácké statistiky Gambrinus liga 2007/2008" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Cipro v Budějovicích skončil, přijde Straka?" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Straka je zpátky, stal se koučem Budějovic" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Kouč Ščasný povede tým Mladé Boleslavi" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Fotbalový trenér Zach v Liberci skončil" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Liberec povedou Škorpil s Kozlem" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Jablonec odvolal trenéra Kozla" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Komňacký už je trenérem fotbalistů Jablonce" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Trenér Busta skončil v Bohemians 1905" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 10 April 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Nový trenér Bohemians Hoftych: Fotbalem chci lidi bavit" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Bílek ve Spartě skončil hned, nahradil ho Chovanec" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Lavička se Spartě upsal na dva roky, Chovanec je generálním manažerem" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2012.