FK Baník Most
|Full name||FK Baník Most 1909|
Fotbalový stadion Josefa Masopusta,|
Most, Czech Republic
|League||Bohemian Football League|
|2014–15||Czech 2. Liga, 15th (relegated)|
FK Baník Most 1909 is a Czech football club based in the city of Most, approximately 75 kilometres north-west of Prague. The club played top-flight football for the first time in their history in the 2005–06 Czech First League.
The club's home stadium is Fotbalový stadion Josefa Masopusta, which was built in 1961. The opening match of the new stadium was played on 24 May 1961 against English side Liverpool F.C., which won against Most 4–1.
Early history and Lower League Football
The club was founded on 19 May 1909, and there were very basic beginnings. Football activity in Most would be interrupted for significant periods of time during World War I and World War II, but even long thereafter, the quality of football in Most remained modest, as Most would play in the lower Czechoslovak leagues from the 1950s all the way through to the 1980s.
SIAD ownership and First Division Football
In the spring of 2003 the club was bought by Italian industrial gas company SIAD, and the Italian company's involvement sparked a modestly but increasingly successful new era for the club. The club took the name "FK SIAD Most" from the 2003/04 season.
By winning the 2. liga championship in the 2004/05 season, Most finally gained promotion to the Czech First League, for the 2005/06 season. Extensive reconstruction of the club's stadium – which included the installation of a new pitch, 7,500 seats, and floodlights – was completed in time for the club's first match in the top flight. After a slow start, manager Přemysl Bičovský was dismissed, making way for the arrival of Zdeněk Ščasný. Scasny – a highly regarded manager, who had previously been in charge of Czech clubs AC Sparta Prague and FK Viktoria Žižkov and Greek clubs OFI Crete and Panathinaikos FC – helped the club hold its position in the Czech First League, guiding the team to a respectable 10th place in the table.
For the 2006/07 season, the club had high expectations, with the ultimate goal being to finish in the top half of the table, but inconsistency would plague the team throughout the season. The team seemed capable of competing with the league's top sides, especially at home – Most managed to draw with AC Sparta Prague (eventual league champions), defeat Slavia Prague (eventual runners-up) and was overall unbeaten at home against the clubs who would finish in the top 5 league positions – but the team was less efficient when playing away from home, and an even bigger problem was an inability to consistently take full advantage of the relatively weaker sides of the league. This translated into Most finishing the season with a league-high 16 draws, good enough only for a somewhat disappointing 12th place in the league, but the club's top-flight status was secured once again.
- 1909 — SK Most (full name: Sportovní klub Most)
- 1948 — ZSJ Uhlomost Most (full name: Základní sportovní jednota Uhlomost Most)
- 1953 — DSO Baník Most (full name: Dobrovolná sportovní organizace Baník Most)
- 1961 — TJ Baník Most (full name: Tělovýchovná jednota Baník Most)
- 1979 — TJ Baník SHD Most (full name: Tělovýchovná jednota Baník Severočeské hnědouhelné doly Most)
- 1993 — FK Baník SHD Most (full name: Fotbalový klub Baník Severočeské hnědouhelné doly Most)
- 1995 — FC MUS Most 1996 (full name: Football Club Mostecká uhelná společnost Most 1996, a.s.)
- 2003 — FK SIAD Most (full name: Fotbalový klub SIAD Most, a.s.)
- 2008 — FK Baník Most
- 2013 — FK Baník Most 1909
- As of 4 March, 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- For all players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Baník Most players
- Přemysl Bičovský (2004–2005)
- Zdeněk Ščasný (2005–2007)
- Robert Žák (2007–2009)
- Martin Pulpit (2009–2010)
- Jorge Aňon (2010–2011)
- Michal Zach (2011–2013)
- Zbyněk Busta (2013)
- Pavel Chaloupka (2013–2014)
- Vít Raszyk (2014–)
History in domestic competitions
- Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 3
- Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 15
- Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 6
- Seasons spent at Level 4 of the football league system: 0
|1993–1994||3. liga||5th||34||14||9||11||52||45||+7||37[A]||First Round|
|1994–1995||3. liga||6th||34||15||9||10||56||40||+16||54||Round of 64|
|1995–1996||3. liga||6th||34||15||9||10||53||42||+11||54||First Round|
|1996–1997||3. liga||2nd||30||6||11||13||17||33||-16||29||Round of 64|
|1998–1999||2. liga||4th||30||16||8||6||47||31||+16||56||Round of 16|
|1999–2000||2. liga||4th||30||10||15||5||43||32||+11||45||Round of 32|
|2000–2001||2. liga||8th||30||9||11||10||27||27||0||38||Round of 32|
|2002–2003||2. liga||10th||30||9||11||10||28||30||-2||38||Round of 32|
|2003–2004||2. liga||9th||30||11||5||14||33||34||-1||38||Second Round|
|2005–2006||1. liga||10th||30||10||6||14||34||41||-7||36||Second Round|
|2006–2007||1. liga||12th||30||5||16||9||31||41||-10||31||Round of 16|
|2007–2008||1. liga||16th||30||4||8||18||31||58||-27||20||Round of 32|
|2008–2009||2. liga||12th||30||10||7||13||30||43||-13||37||Second Round|
|2009–2010||2. liga||11th||30||8||12||10||35||38||-3||36||Second Round|
|2010–2011||2. liga||12th||30||10||7||13||35||46||-11||37||Second Round|
|2011–2012||2. liga||9th||30||11||5||14||31||44||-13||38||First Round|
|2012–2013||2. liga||14th||30||8||7||15||33||48||-15||31||Second Round|
|2013–2014||2. liga||12th||30||10||7||13||34||46||-12||37||First Round|
|2014–2015||2. liga||15th||30||5||6||19||25||51||-26||21||First Round|
|2015–2016||3. liga||Second Round|
- Two points for a win in 1993–94.
- Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
- "Česká Lípa je farmou fotbalového Mostu, Jablonec ji nakonec odmítl" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
- "Potvrzeno. Ščasný odchází z Mostu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- Official website (in Czech)