FC Zbrojovka Brno

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FC Zbrojovka Brno
Logo of FC Zbrojovka Brno.svg
Full nameFootball Club Zbrojovka Brno a.s.
Nickname(s)Flinta (The Gun)
Jihomoravané (South Moravians)
Founded1913; 106 years ago (1913),
as SK Židenice
GroundMěstský fotbalový stadion Srbská
Capacity12,550
ChairmanVáclav Bartoněk
ManagerMiloslav Machálek
LeagueCzech National Football League
2018–193rd
WebsiteClub website

FC Zbrojovka Brno is a professional football club based in the city of Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic. Founded in 1913 as SK Židenice, the club later became known as Zbrojovka Brno. Brno won the Czechoslovak First League in the 1977–78 season and finished as runners-up in 1979–80.

History[edit]

The club, initially known as SK Židenice, played in the top tier of Czechoslovak football from 1933 until suffering relegation in the 1946–47 Czechoslovak First League.[1] During this period, the club entered the Mitropa Cup three times, reaching the quarter finals in 1935 as well as taking part in the competition in 1936 and 1938.

Between 1950 and 1962 the club played outside the top tier, returning in the 1962–63 Czechoslovak First League.[1] Five seasons elapsed before the club was again relegated, in 1967.[1] They then spent four years in the second tier of Czechoslovak football before returning to the top flight.[1] In the 1970s the club was a strong force in the country, winning the Czechoslovak First League in 1978, finishing third the following season and being runners up in 1980.

The 1980s were less spectacular for Brno, as the club was relegated in 1983, playing until 1989 in the second tier. After just two seasons in the top tier, the club finished last in 1991 and was again relegated.[1]

Between 1992 and 2011, Brno played in the top tier of the Czech Republic for 19 consecutive seasons, the longest such spell in the club's history.[1] In 2011, the club was relegated to the second division.[1] In the 2011–12 Czech 2. Liga, the club only managed to finish fourth, missing out on the promotion places. However, due to the stadium requirements of the Czech First League, champions FK Ústí nad Labem as well as third-placed FK Baník Sokolov were ineligible for promotion. As a result, Brno won promotion immediately back to the top tier.[2] In 2018, the club was relegated to the second division.[3] In the 2018–19 Czech Second League, the club managed to finish third but lost the promotion play-off to Příbram.[4]

Historical names[edit]

  • SK Židenice (1913–47)
  • Zbrojovka Židenice Brno (1947–51)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (1951–56)
  • Spartak ZJŠ Brno (1956–68)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (1968–92)
  • Boby Brno (1992–2000)
  • Stavo Artikel Brno (2000–02)
  • 1. FC Brno (2002–10)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (2010–)

In 1962, there was an amalgamation between Rudá Hvězda Brno (1956–62) and Spartak ZJŠ Brno.

European competitions[edit]

Brno have competed a number of times in European competitions, reaching the second round of the 1978–79 European Cup in their only appearance to date in the competition. The club played in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup but lost in the first round.

Brno took part in the UEFA Cup three times, reaching the quarter finals in 1979–80 and also playing in 1980–81 and 1997–98.

Because Brno was a major fairs city of Czechoslovakia, teams from Brno played in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1960s. It was Spartak KPS Brno who participated first, then Spartak ZJŠ Brno (Zbrojovka) played five times in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in a row, reaching the quarter finals in 1963–64.

Brno (then SK Židenice) competed in the Mitropa Cup three times before World War II, reaching the quarter finals in 1935.

Rudá Hvězda Brno played in the 1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup, reaching the quarter finals, after winning Czechoslovak Cup in 1960.

Stadium[edit]

Brno have played at Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská since 2001, when they moved from previous home Stadion Za Lužánkami.[5] In the 1990s, Brno attracted record crowds to their football matches, with Za Lužánkami as the venue for all of the top ten most-attended Czech First League matches.[6] The highest attendance for a Brno match is 44,120, set in a league match against Slavia Prague.[6]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 October 2019.[7]

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

No. Position Player
3 Czech Republic DF Jakub Černín
4 Czech Republic DF Petr Pavlík
5 Czech Republic DF Pavel Eismann
6 Czech Republic DF Michal Šmíd (on loan from Bohemians)
7 Czech Republic MF David Krška
8 Czech Republic MF Šimon Šumbera
9 Czech Republic MF Marek Mach
10 Czech Republic MF Antonín Růsek
11 Czech Republic MF Adam Fousek
13 Czech Republic MF David Jurásek
14 Czech Republic FW Jakub Přichystal
16 Czech Republic MF Jan Sedlák
17 Czech Republic FW Lukáš Magera (Captain)
No. Position Player
18 Czech Republic FW Jan Pázler (on loan from Liberec)
21 Czech Republic MF Ondřej Pachlopník
23 Czech Republic DF Jakub Šural
24 Slovakia MF Peter Štepanovský
25 Czech Republic DF Lukáš Kryštůfek
27 Slovakia MF Damián Bariš
28 Slovakia DF Juraj Kotula
33 Czech Republic GK Pavel Halouska
36 Czech Republic MF Robert Bartolomeu
59 Czech Republic GK Jiří Floder
73 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Sukup
78 Czech Republic MF David Moučka
90 Czech Republic MF Ondřej Vaněk

Out on loan[edit]

As of 5 October 2019.[8]

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

No. Position Player
Czech Republic DF Ondřej Vintr (at SK Líšeň)
Czech Republic MF Dominik Kříž (at SK Líšeň)
No. Position Player
Czech Republic MF Marek Vintr (at SK Líšeň)
Czech Republic FW Martin Zikl (at SK Líšeň)

Notable former players[edit]

Some of the biggest Czech football legends played for Brno briefly:[9]

Player records[edit]

As of 12 May 2019.[10]

Most clean sheets in Czech First League[edit]

# Name Clean sheets
1 Czech Republic Luboš Přibyl 70
2 Czech Republic Dušan Melichárek 30
3 Czech Republic Martin Lejsal 27
4 Czech Republic Tomáš Bureš 21

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 8 October 2019
Position Name
Manager Czech Republic Miloslav Machálek
Assistant manager Czech Republic Petr Maléř
Goalkeeping coach Czech Republic Martin Doležal
Fitness coach Czech Republic Jan Cacek
Physiotherapist Czech Republic Ivan Jánský
Club doctor Czech Republic Petr Gál
Czech Republic Jan Ulbrych
Czech Republic Šimon Ondruš
Masseur Czech Republic Jiří Stejskal
Czech Republic Petr Doubrava
Team manager Czech Republic Libor Došek
Kit manager Czech Republic Jiří Havlíček
Reserves coach Czech Republic Richard Dostálek
Reserves coach assistant Czech Republic Martin Doležal
Under-19s coach Czech Republic Petr Maléř
Under-19s coach assistant Czech Republic Filip Duroň
Under- 16s, 17s and 19s director Czech Republic Pavel Šustr
Academy director Czech Republic Luděk Zajíc

Managers[edit]

History in domestic competitions[edit]

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 39
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 9
  • Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 0
  • Seasons spent at Level 4 of the football league system: 0

Czech Republic[edit]

Season League Placed Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Cup
1993–94 1. liga 12th 30 10 6 14 38 46 –8 36 Quarter-finals
1994–95 1. liga 3rd 30 15 9 6 52 27 +25 54 Round of 32
1995–96 1. liga 8th 30 12 7 11 39 42 –3 43 Round of 64
1996–97 1. liga 4th 30 14 10 6 44 35 +9 52 Quarter-finals
1997–98 1. liga 10th 30 10 7 13 42 42 0 37 Semi-finals
1998–99 1. liga 7th 30 11 8 11 37 33 +4 41 Quarter-finals
1999–00 1. liga 4th 30 12 6 12 3 33 +2 42 Round of 16
2000–01 1. liga 13th 30 7 9 14 24 35 –11 30 Round of 16
2001–02 1. liga 8th 30 10 10 10 34 42 –8 40 Round of 16
2002–03 1. liga 9th 30 10 9 11 35 31 +4 39 Round of 16
2003–04 1. liga 14th 30 7 9 14 33 43 –10 30 Quarter-finals
2004–05 1. liga 11th 30 9 6 15 30 42 –12 33 Round of 32
2005–06 1. liga 12th 30 7 14 9 35 36 –1 35 Semi-finals
2006–07 1. liga 5th 30 13 7 10 34 42 –8 46 Second round
2007–08 1. liga 4th 30 16 7 7 43 32 +11 55 Semi-finals
2008–09 1. liga 11th 30 9 8 13 32 36 –4 35 Round of 32
2009–10 1. liga 11th 30 9 8 13 31 40 –9 35 Round of 32
2010–11 1. liga 15th 30 7 3 20 33 55 –22 24 Quarter-finals
2011–12 2. liga 4th 30 13 10 7 37 29 +8 49 Round of 32
2012–13 1. liga 13th 30 9 5 16 34 53 –19 32 Second round
2013–14 1. liga 9th 30 10 7 13 32 42 –10 37 Semi-finals
2014–15 1. liga 14th 30 9 6 15 34 45 –11 33 Round of 32
2015–16 1. liga 6th 30 14 5 11 37 38 -1 47 Round of 16
2016–17 1. liga 11th 30 6 14 10 32 45 -13 32 Quarter-finals
2017–18 1. liga 16th 30 6 6 18 20 43 –23 24 Round of 64
2018–19 2. liga 3rd 30 17 6 7 63 31 +32 57 Round of 32

Honours[edit]

Czechoslovak First League

  • Winners (1): 1977–78
  • Runners-up (1): 1979–80
  • 3rd Place (4): 1934–35, 1937–38, 1945–46, 1978–79

Czech First League

  • 3rd Place (1): 1994–95

Czechoslovak Amateur League

  • Winners (1): 1926

Czechoslovak Cup

  • Winners (1): 1959–60 (Rudá Hvězda)

Czech Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1992–93

Club records[edit]

Czech First League records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Krutil, Robin; Meitner, Zdeněk (25 May 2011). "Kdo zavinil pád fotbalového Brna? Chyby kupili všichni" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ Novák, Jaromír (6 June 2012). "Brno postupuje do první ligy, Ústí doplatilo na nevyhovující stadion" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ Punčochář, Jiří (20 May 2018). "Odchod zadním vchodem, zklamání, ticho. Na Brno naplno dolehl sestup". iDnes. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Příbram – Brno 0:0. Středočechům stačila k ligové záchraně remíza". iSport. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Fanoušci Zbrojovky oslaví století klubu u ruiny stadionu za Lužánkami". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Na Letné padl divácký rekord 21. století" [At Letna the spectator record for the 21st century was broken]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). Czech Republic. 9 November 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Soupiska muži 2019/2020". FC Zbrojovka Brno.
  8. ^ "Změny v kádru – 2019/20". FC Zbrojovka Brno.
  9. ^ Zabloudil, Antonín; Čapka, František (2013). 100 let fotbalového klubu FC Zbrojovka Brno. Brno: CERM. ISBN 978-80-7204-834-2.
  10. ^ "Detailed stats". Fortuna liga.

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