2018–19 Czech First League

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Czech First League
Season2018–19
Dates20 July 2018 – May 2019

The 2018–19 Czech First League, known as the Fortuna liga for sponsorship reasons, is the 26th season of the Czech Republic's top-tier football league. The defending champions are Viktoria Plzeň, who won their fifth Czech title the previous season.[1] The season is the first with a new league structure in which 16 clubs play each other home and away, until the league is split up in championship, Europa League and relegation groups.[2]

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from
2017–18 Czech National Football League
Relegated from
2017–18 Czech First League
SFC Opava
1. FK Příbram
FC Vysočina Jihlava
FC Zbrojovka Brno

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
Baník Ostrava Ostrava Městský stadion (Ostrava) 15,123 [3]
Bohemians 1905 Prague Ďolíček 5,000 [4]
Dukla Prague Prague Stadion Juliska 8,150 [5]
Jablonec Jablonec nad Nisou Stadion Střelnice 6,108 [6]
Karviná Karviná Městský stadion (Karviná) 4,833 [7]
Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Městský stadion (Mladá Boleslav) 5,000 [8]
Opava Opava Městský stadion Opava 7,758 [9]
Příbram Příbram Na Litavce 9,100 [10]
Sigma Olomouc Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,483 [11]
Slavia Prague Prague Eden Arena 20,232 [12]
Slovácko Uherské Hradiště Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty 8,000 [13]
Slovan Liberec Liberec Stadion u Nisy 9,900 [14]
Sparta Prague Prague Generali Arena 18,887 [15]
Teplice Teplice Na Stínadlech 18,221 [16]
Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň Doosan Arena 11,700 [17]
Fastav Zlín Zlín Letná Stadion 5,783 [18]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Slavia Prague 25 21 1 3 63 18 +45 64 Qualification for the championship group
2 Viktoria Plzeň 25 17 4 4 36 23 +13 55
3 Sparta Prague 25 15 5 5 44 21 +23 50
4 Jablonec 25 12 5 8 44 24 +20 41
5 Baník Ostrava 25 11 6 8 32 27 +5 39
6 Fastav Zlín 25 11 3 11 31 31 0 36
7 Mladá Boleslav 25 9 7 9 44 39 +5 34 Qualification for the Europa League play-offs
8 Slovan Liberec 25 9 7 9 26 22 +4 34
9 Teplice 25 9 5 11 28 35 −7 32
10 Sigma Olomouc 25 9 4 12 28 37 −9 31
11 Slovácko 25 9 3 13 27 38 −11 30 Qualification for the relegation group
12 Opava 25 7 6 12 34 40 −6 27
13 Bohemians 1905 25 6 8 11 23 32 −9 26
14 Příbram 25 7 5 13 29 56 −27 26
15 Dukla Prague 25 5 4 16 21 47 −26 19
16 Karviná 25 4 5 16 28 48 −20 17
Updated to match(es) played on 17 March 2019. Source: Soccerway
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) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play ranking; 8) Draw.[19]

Results[edit]

Each team plays home-and-away against every other team in the league, for a total of 30 matches played each.

Home \ Away OST B05 DUK JAB KAR MLA OPA PRI SIG SLA SLK LIB SPA TEP VPL ZLN
Baník Ostrava 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–2
Bohemians 1905 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–1
FK Dukla Prague 1–1 0–1 2–6 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–4 1–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–3 1–1
Jablonec 3–1 4–1 0–3 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 4–0
Karviná 0–3 0–2 2–1 3–4 1–1 4–1 2–3 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1
Mladá Boleslav 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 6–1 2–0 0–4 0–1 5–1 1–1 1–1
Opava 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 5–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2
Příbram 0–2 4–2 4–0 0–6 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–2
Sigma Olomouc 1–4 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1
Slavia Prague 4–0 1–0 4–1 0–2 4–0 3–2 3–1 4–1 4–0 a 2–0 4–0 3–1
Slovácko 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–4
Slovan Liberec 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Sparta Prague 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 0–1 4–0
Teplice 0–1 5–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–1
Viktoria Plzeň 1–0 2–1 6–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Fastav Zlín 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 17 March 2019. Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Team 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
4 Team 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the European play-off final
5 Team 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Team 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: Soccerway
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) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play ranking; 8) Draw.[20]

Europa League play-offs[edit]

Teams placed between 7th and 10th position will take part in the Europa league play-offs. The best of them will play against the fourth-placed of the championship play-offs to determine the Europa League play-off winners. The winners will qualify for the second qualifying round of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

  First round Second round
                         
7  
10  
   
 
8
9  

Relegation group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
11 Team 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Team 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Team 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Team 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Team 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Team 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to the FNL
Source: Soccerway
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) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play ranking; 8) Draw.[21]

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Teams placed 14th and 15th in the relegation group will face 2nd and 3rd teams from Czech National Football League for two spots in the next season.

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Slavia Prague 81,850 17,338 10,747 13,642 +9.7%
2 Sparta Prague 54,898 12,186 9,034 10,980 −3.6%
3 Baník Ostrava 54,812 14,294 7,032 10,962 +39.0%
4 Viktoria Plzeň 62,093 11,489 9,851 10,349 +8.1%
5 Sigma Olomouc 41,476 10,667 2,924 6,863 +28.6%
6 Teplice 30,893 15,131 2,531 6,179 +39.3%
7 Slovácko 27,357 6,586 3,986 5,471 +21.7%
8 Bohemians 1905 23,632 4,955 4,202 4,726 +14.8%
9 Slovan Liberec 23,088 4,991 3,890 4,626 −7.4%
10 Příbram 24,989 4,825 3,126 4,165 n/a
11 Fastav Zlín 23,368 5,898 3,182 3,895 −6.9%
12 Karviná 16,990 3,942 2,814 3,398 −4.4%
13 Jablonec 20,100 5,950 2,225 3,350 +3.7%
14 Mladá Boleslav 19,984 4,932 2,110 3,331 +15.5%
15 Dukla Prague 15,795 5,262 1,287 3,159 +12.3%
16 Opava 6,884 1,382 953 1,147 n/a
League total 527,909 17,338 953 5,999 +8.2%

Updated to games played on 7 October 2018
Source: FortunaLiga.cz

Number of teams by region[edit]

Rank Region Number of teams Club(s)
1  Prague 4 Bohemians 1905, Dukla Prague, Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague
2  Moravian-Silesian 3 Baník Ostrava, Karviná, Opava
3  Central Bohemian 2 Mladá Boleslav, Příbram
 Liberec Jablonec, Slovan Liberec
 Zlín Fastav Zlín, Slovácko
6  Olomouc 1 Sigma Olomouc
 Plzeň Viktoria Plzeň
 Ústí nad Labem Teplice

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Nový herní formát" [New season structure]. Ligová fotbalová asociace (in Czech). Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Baník Ostrava". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Informace o klubu Bohemians Praha 1905". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Informace o klubu Dukla Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Jablonec". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Informace o klubu MFK Karviná". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Mladá Boleslav". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
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  10. ^ "Informace o klubu 1.FK Příbram". FORTUNA:LIGA. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  11. ^ "Informace o klubu SK Sigma Olomouc". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Informace o klubu SK Slavia Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Informace o klubu 1. FC Slovácko". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Slovan Liberec". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Informace o klubu AC Sparta Praha". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Informace o klubu FK Teplice". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Viktoria Plzeň". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Informace o klubu FC Fastav Zlín". hetliga.cz (in Czech). HET Liga. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Czech Liga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Czech Liga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Czech Liga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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