FK Čáslav

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FK Čáslav
FK Caslav logo.gif
Full name FK Čáslav
Founded 1902
Ground Stadion pod Hrádkem
Ground Capacity 2,575
Chairman Milan Urban
Manager Jan Kmoch
League ČFL
2014–15 15th
Website Club home page

FK Čáslav are a Czech football club from Čáslav. They currently play in the Bohemian Football League.

History[edit]

The first football team in Čáslav was founded in 1902 when the Septimáni school established the first football eleven named SK Stella (star) Čáslav. This sporting initiative was looked on sympathetically by a college professor and allowed them to play their matches on a military field.

The situation rapidly changed and football soon became a favourite sport in Čáslav. In 1927 the football team became Čáslav SK. This continued throughout the 1930s and was renamed DSK Čáslav, but soon after disappeared from playing altogether.

In 1943 Slavoj Čáslav was founded, which in 1949 merged with SK Čáslav to create a single club called SK Kosmos Čáslav. They soon occupied first league position in the autumn and progressed to the latter stages of the former regional competition. In 1950 they participated in the national league. There was a crisis in local football which lasted until 1960 and the team was relegated from the national championship. Over time, the situation began to improve and in the 1967–68 season the team was once again promoted a division. The seventies was a repetition of the club's crisis years of the fifties.

The FC Zenit Čáslav used from 1989 to 2011

In 1989, they once again changed names to Aegis Čáslavska Záštitu Závodu Zenit s.r.o. and then again changed its name to FC Zenit Čáslav. A new element in the football club increased focus on youth, which along with other changes led to an improvement of players of the club. In 1998, Čáslav were promoted a division and again in the year 2003–04 to the Bohemian Football League, where they played for two seasons before winning another promotion, this time to the Czech 2. Liga in 2006.[1] In the year 2008–09 Čáslav finished as second in the Czech 2. Liga and won the right to play in the Gambrinus liga. However, they sold that right to 1. FC Slovácko.[2]

At present, Čáslav have twelve teams playing in each age category. In addition to the "A" team, there is also a "B" team playing 1A within the regional division.

The 2012–13 season started poorly for Čáslav, winning one match and drawing two from the first seven, which prompted the sacking of manager Petr Vrabec.[3] At the end of the season Čáslav were relegated, having spent a seven-year spell in the second division.[4]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 October 2013.[5]

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

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Radek Antošík
3 Czech Republic MF Vladimír Pokorný
4 Pakistan DF Abdullah Habbar
5 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Dudla
6 Czech Republic MF Filip Rozsíval
7 Czech Republic DF Vojtěch Šandera
8 Czech Republic DF Petr Kunášek
9 Czech Republic MF Radim Fikejz
12 Czech Republic DF Jakub Vavřina
15 Czech Republic FW Aleš Melechovský
17 Ukraine FW Vladimír Maxa
19 Czech Republic MF Jan Leibl
20 Czech Republic MF Petr Dolejš
21 Czech Republic FW Lukáš Mach
No. Position Player
22 Slovakia DF Petr Kučera
23 Nigeria FW Onubiyi Praise
26 Czech Republic DF Martin Brudný
29 Czech Republic GK Jiří Dastych
32 Czech Republic GK Tomáš Výborný
44 Czech Republic MF Petr Váňa
61 Czech Republic DF Petr Zdeňka
70 Poland DF Michal Rendla
81 Germany MF Michael Leibl
99 Czech Republic FW Tomáš Mlynka

Notable former players[edit]

For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Čáslav players

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Čáslav nečekaně sahá po postupu do fotbalové ligy". idnes.cz (in Czech). 25 May 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Potvrzeno: první fotbalovou ligu bude hrát po dvou letech Slovácko". idnes.cz (in Czech). 10 June 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Po sedmi kolech skončil v Čáslavi Petr Vrabec". denik.cz (in Czech). 17 September 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Haniak: Budoucnost fotbalu v Čáslavi je zatím nejistá". denik.cz (in Czech). 14 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "FC Zenit – A Mužstvo" (in Czech). fkcaslav.cz. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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