FC Lokomotíva Košice

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Lokomotíva Košice
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Full nameFC Lokomotíva Košice
Founded1946; 73 years ago (1946)
GroundStadium Družstevná pri Hornáde
Košická 293, Slovakia
OwnerVladislav Zvara
Head coachDušan Ujhely
League5. liga
2018–192. liga, 11th
WebsiteClub website

FC Lokomotíva Košice is a Slovak football club, playing in the town of Košice. The club was founded in 1946 and played for 29 years in the Czechoslovak First League.

The club also had several appearances in Europe playing the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1977-78 and the UEFA Cup 1978-79.

Club history[edit]

In 1951–1952 and 1977–1978 seasons, the club ranked 3rd in the Czechoslovak First League. In the 1977–1978 season the team also won the Czechoslovak Cup.

The last major success of the club until the present time was winning the Slovak Cup in the 1984–1985 season. Season 1985–1986 was the last for the club in the Czechoslovak First League. That season the team finished next to last, 15th place in the league and relegated to the 2nd division.

After the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, the club took part in the Corgoň Liga. In the 1993–1994 season took 8th place out of 12 participants. In the 1997–1998 season, finishing next to last, 15th place, relegated to the second league. In the 1999–2000 season in the second division championship club finished 17th place and relegated to the third division. In the 2003–2004 season was dropped to the 4th division.

Lokomotíva's fall[edit]

FC Lokomotíva Košice withdrew from the 2018-19 2. liga season due to financial problems.


Lokomotíva's most important rivalry is with FC VSS Košice, before MFK Košice, 1. FC Košice. The match between them is called, Košické Derby (Košice Derby). Lokomotíva and VSS Košice include among historically the most successful football teams in the country.


Initially Lokomotíva played at Lokomotíva Stadium in the Čermeľ district for most of its history (until 1997). Now Lokomotíva plays in small village Družstevná pri Hornáde 16 km far from city center of Košice.





  • Slovak Cup (1961–)
    • Winners (3): 1977, 1979, 1985
    • Runners-Up (2): 1961, 1992

Czechoslovak and Slovak Top Goalscorer[edit]

The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944–45 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League Top scorer.

Year Winner G
1972–73 Czechoslovakia Ladislav Józsa 21
1973–74 Czechoslovakia Ladislav Józsa 171
1976–77 Czechoslovakia Ladislav Józsa 18
1Shared award

Club's name[edit]

Old logo
  • 1946 ŠK Železničiari Košice
  • 1946 ŠK Železničiari Sparta Košice (Merge with ŠK Sparta Košice)
  • 1949 ZSJ Dynamo ČSD Košice (Merge with Sokol Jednota Dynamo Košice)
  • 1952 TJ Lokomotíva Košice
  • 1965 TJ Lokomotíva VSŽ Košice (Merge with TJ VSŽ Košice)
  • 1967 TJ Lokomotíva Košice (End of merge with TJ VSŽ Košice)
  • 1990 FK Lokomotíva Košice (The football section became independent)
  • 1994 FK Lokomotíva Energogas Košice
  • 1999 FK Lokomotíva PČSP Košice
  • 2003 FC Lokomotíva Košice


League and domestic cup history[edit]

Slovak League only (1993-present)

Year Division Position Domestic cup Topscorer/goals
1993–1994 Mars superliga (I) 8th
1994–1995 Mars superliga 9th Round 2 Slovakia Štefan Kysela (17)
1995–1996 Mars superliga 8th Round 1 Slovakia Igor Popovec (8)
1996–1997 Mars superliga 10th Quarter-finals
1997–1998 Mars superliga 15th (relegated) Semi-finals Slovakia Marcel Korínek (4)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Milan Pecelj (4)
1998–1999 2. liga (II)  – Round 1 Slovakia Miloš Gallo (8)
1999–2000 2. liga  – (relegated)
2000–2001 3. liga (III)  – Round 1
2001–2002 3. liga  –
2002–2003 3. liga  –
2003–2004 3. liga  – (relegated)
2004–2005 4. liga (IV)  –
2005–2006 4. liga (IV) 1st (promoted)
2006–2007 3. liga (III)  –
2007–2008 3. liga (III)  –
2008–2009 3. liga (III) 3rd
2009–2010 3. liga (III) 2nd
2010–2011 3. liga (III) 1st (promoted)
2011–2012 3. liga (III) 3rd Round 1
2012–2013 Keno 10 3.liga (III) 3rd Round 3
2013–2014 TIPOS liga (III) 8th (promoted) Round 1
2014–2015 DOXXbet liga (II) 1st (relegation round east) Round 3 Slovakia Tomáš Labun (16)
2015–2016 DOXXbet liga (II) 4th (champions round) Round 3 Slovakia Adrián Leško (8)
2016–2017 DOXXbet liga (II) 7th (champions round) Round 4 Slovakia Róbert Jano (20)
2017–2018 DOXXbet liga (II) 4th Round 4 Slovakia Kamil Karaš (13)
2018–2019 II. Liga (II) 11th Round 5 Slovakia Róbert Jano (7)

European competition history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 Mitropa Cup 1.R Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnicki Kragujevac 1–0 0–2 1–2
1977–78 Cup Winners' Cup 1.R Sweden Östers IF 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
2.R Austria FK Austria Wien 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1.R Italy A.C. Milan 1–0 0–1 1–1 (p)
1979–80 Cup Winners' Cup 1.R Austria FC Wacker Innsbruck 2–1 1–0 3–1
2.R Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NK Rijeka 2–0 0–3 2–3

Current squad[edit]

As of April 9, 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Vitor Ferreira
2 Slovakia MF Tomáš Ilinjo
4 New Zealand DF Jesse Edge
6 Slovakia MF Peter Terpaj
7 Slovakia MF Lukáš Mihálik
8 Slovakia MF Dušan Kolek
9 Slovakia MF Lukáš Tóth
10 Slovakia MF Adrián Leško
13 Slovakia DF Róbert Cicman (Captain)
14 Slovakia MF Ľubomír Ivanko-Macej
17 Ukraine MF Vadym Yanchak
20 Slovakia GK Matej Fabini
21 Brazil FW Henrique Fagundes
No. Position Player
22 Slovakia MF Štefan Harvila
23 Slovakia FW Róbert Jano
25 Slovakia FW Matúš Stropkay
26 Brazil GK Luiz
29 Croatia FW Ivan Pastuović
31 Brazil DF Victor
33 Brazil MF Kayque Santos
37 Slovakia DF Peter Kavka
42 Brazil DF Antonio Santos
67 Brazil DF Rodrigo
96 Brazil DF Wiliam Lucas
98 Slovakia DF Miroslav Petko
TBA Slovakia GK Jozef Talian
TBA Slovakia MF Martin Hloušek

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers winter 2018-19.

Other players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil MF Renan De Souza

Technical staff[edit]

source: [1]

Position Staff
First coach Slovakia Dušan Ujhely
Assistant coach Slovakia Jozef Talian
Fitness Coach Slovakia Rastislav Švický
Goalkeeping Coach Slovakia Bartolomej Majerník
Sport Director Slovakia Róbert Jano
Tech Director Slovakia Pavel Turan
Team chef Slovakia Ladislav Lehocký
Team doctor Slovakia Štefan Novotný
Physio Slovakia Peter Hermel
Masseur Slovakia Rudolf Schurger
Masseur Slovakia Karol Orbán
  • Last updated: 26 July 2017

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Lokomotiva.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.


  1. ^ "Preberie v Košiciach taktovku Lokomotíva? - ProFutbal.sk". profutbal.sk. Retrieved 29 June 2018.

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