FK Dukla Prague
|Full name||Fotbalový Klub Dukla Praha, a.s.|
|Founded||1958 (as FK Dukla Dejvice)|
Prague 6 – Dejvice
|League||Czech First League|
The club played in local competitions between 2001 and 2007, when it gained entry to the country's second league. A four-year spell in the second league followed, culminating in the club winning the league in 2011 and being promoted to the Czech First League, where it has since remained.
The club was founded in 1958 as FK Dukla Dejvice and advanced to the Prague Championship in the 1983–84 season. Prior to 2001, the club's best finish in a season had been second in the Prague Championship in the 1984–85 season. In 2001 the club became known as FK Dukla Prague, but not the legal successor of the original Dukla Prague team, which had merged in 1996 to finally become 1. FK Příbram.
The club finished 14th in the 2001–02 Prague Championship and in the same position the following season. It then had a season in the sixth level of Czech football, the 1.A třída. Petr Benetka led the club to the league title in 2003–04, signalling a return for the club to the Prague Championship. The club finished in second place in the 2004–05 season but 13th the following season. In April 2006, Dukla's president Milan Doruška promised that the club would rise up the league system. In November 2006, Dukla Prague management announced that it had agreed to a takeover of second league rights of the Jakubčovice team and in 2007 Dukla took Jakubčovice's place in the Czech 2. Liga, having finished the 2006–07 season in second place.
Dukla Prague played in the Czech 2. Liga from the 2007–08 season, playing their first 2. Liga match on 4 August 2007, which they lost to Opava by a 2–1 scoreline. After four seasons they won the division and gained promotion to the top flight for the 2011–12 season.
Club symbols and references
The club wear yellow and red, the traditional colours of the club. In October 2008, the club wore black shirts in a league match against Most to commemorate the death of Josef Hájek, the man responsible for the return of league football to Dukla.
In 1986, British band Half Man Half Biscuit released "All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit" as a B-Side to their single "The Trumpton Riots." The song has since become a favourite of fans, later appearing on The Trumpton Riots EP and reissues of Back in the DHSS, creating both a demand for Dukla Prague kits and a group of supporters of the club amongst the band's fanbase.
Dukla play home matches at Stadion Juliska in the Dejvice area of Prague. Occasionally the club has used other stadiums, for example in 2011 Dukla used nearby Stadion Evžena Rošického for two matches due to redevelopment work at Juliska.
Competitive matches only. Records are for professional matches only (Czech 2. Liga and higher).
- Record victory: 6–0 v Fulnek, Czech 2. Liga, 13 March 2009
- Record defeat: 0–6 v Jablonec, Czech First League, 3 October 2014
- As of 5 January 2018.
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 Dukla Prague players
Current technical staff
- As of 18 September 2017.
|Goalkeeping Coach||Tomáš Obermajer|
|Fitness Coach||Lukáš Stránský|
|Team Leader||Petr Malý|
|Masseur||Radek Havala, Daniel Kotek|
The following individuals have managed the club since 2001.
History in domestic competitions
- Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 6
- Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 4
- Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 0
- Seasons spent at Level 4 of the football league system: 0
|2007–2008||2. liga||14th||30||9||9||15||36||44||–8||33||Round of 32|
|2008–2009||2. liga||5th||30||12||10||8||37||25||+12||46||Round of 64|
|2009–2010||2. liga||6th||30||12||8||10||45||41||+4||44||Round of 32|
|2010–2011||2. liga||1st||30||18||9||3||55||18||+37||63||Round of 32|
|2011–2012||1. liga||6th||30||11||9||10||42||35||+7||42||Round of 16|
|2012–2013||1. liga||6th||30||11||13||6||48||37||+11||46||Round of 16|
|2014–2015||1. liga||6th||30||11||8||11||34||40||–6||41||Second Round|
|2016–2017||1. liga||7th||30||11||7||12||39||35||+4||40||Round of 16|
- Pivoňka, Vladislav (April 2001). "Fotbalová Dukla hraje stále dál..." [Dukla Football still plays on...] (in Czech). Praha 6. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- Vlček, Petr (21 May 2011). "Slavný název Dukla se vrací do ligy. Komu vlastně patří?" [Famous name Dukla returns to the league. Who does it belong to?] (in Czech). tyden.cz. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Pivoda 2013, p. 128.
- Trusina, Radim (12 April 2006). "Padlé sportovní bašty: kde je jim konec?" [Fallen bastions of sport: where are they now?]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- Bouc, František (6 December 2006). "Dukla Returns". Prague Post. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- Včeliš, Michal (9 November 2010). "Fotbalová Dukla má namířeno do první ligy. Získá zpět ztracenou slávu?" [Dukla football heads to the first league. Will they win back their lost glory?] (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- Pivoda 2013, p. 104.
- "Dukla opět slaví, uspěla v Sezimově Ústí" [Dukla celebrate again, succeeded in Sezimovo Ústí] (in Czech). iSport.cz. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Trusina, Radim (17 October 2008). "Dukla dnes bude mít černé dresy. Drží smutek" [Dukla have black shirts today. In mourning] (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Half Man Half Biscuit – The Trumpton Riots" at Discogs
- "Juliska dostane vyhřívaný trávník, Dukla přivítá Jablonec jinde". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
- "Rekordní výhra – 6:0 nad Fulnekem" [Record win: 6–0 over Fulnek] (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011.
- "Výsledkový servis" (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Jablonec – Dukla 6:0, produktivní Severočeši dostihli vedoucí Plzeň" (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
- "Soupiska muži 2017/2018" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz (Dukla Prague). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Fotbalový přebor v Praze bude mít 18 účastníků!" (in Czech). Prague Football Association. 27 June 2011. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015.
- "Realizační tým: A-tým!". fkdukla.cz (in Czech). n.d. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Prague Championship 2004/05
- Prague Championship 2005/06
- Prague Championship 2006/07
- Official website (in Czech)
- Profile at UEFA.com
- FK Dukla Prague at the website of the Prague Football Association (in Czech)