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FC Viktoria Plzeň

FC Viktoria Plzeň
Captain Pavel Horváth celebrates reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage ©Getty Images

FC Viktoria Plzeň

Formed: 1911
Nickname:
Viktoriáni (Viktoria boys)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 2 (2013)
• National cup: 1 (2010)

History
• Viktoria were founded on 27 August 1911, losing 7-3 against local rivals FC Olympia Plzeň in their first fixture. They remained an amateur side until 1929, but after turning professional, made their debut in the top division in Czechoslovakia two years later.

• A fourth-place finish in the 1935 season earned Plzeň the chance to compete in the Central European International Cup, where they took on a Juventus team featuring a number of FIFA World Cup winners: they drew 3-3 at home but lost 5-1 in Turin.

• The city famous for its Pilsener beer had to wait over 30 years for another chance to impress in Europe, qualifying for the 1971/72 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, despite losing to FC Spartak Trnava in the 1970/71 Czechoslovakian Cup final. FC Bayern München proved too hot to handle in the first round, with Viktoria losing 7-1 on aggregate.

• While Plzeň produced world-class players like midfield general Pavel Nedvěd and the goalkeeper Petr Čech, they regularly saw their top stars leave for the big Prague clubs as the team from Western Bohemia bounced between the top two divisions.

• Pavel Vrba was appointed coach in 2008 and led his side to a 2-1 win against FK Jablonec in the 2009/10 Czech Cup final. He was to trump that achievement in the year of the club's centenary, winning the league title and taking Plzeň into the UEFA Champions League group stage. A second Czech First League crown followed in 2012/13, the club pipping AC Sparta Praha to top spot by two points.

Last updated: 22 January 2014

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.46CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/04/2014 16:11 CET
Plzeň4-3Željezničar
Referee: César Muñiz (ESP) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
08/07/2013 18:41:38
19 July 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň5-0Bohemians 1905
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:48:11
Željezničar1-2Plzeň
Aggregate: 4-6
Referee: not available – Stadium: Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion, Sarajevo (BIH)
09/11/2013 16:26:10
26 July 2013 - Czech First League
Příbram2-4Plzeň
Referee: not available – Pribram
02/03/2014 18:42:43
Kalju0-4Plzeň
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST)
07/31/2013 07:18:42
3 August 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň4-0Baník
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:43:01
Plzeň6-2Kalju
Aggregate: 10-2
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
08/07/2013 23:35:28
11 August 2013 - Czech First League
Znojmo0-1Plzeň
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 18:46:12
17 August 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň0-0Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:36:01
Plzeň3-1Maribor
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
10/06/2013 13:05:06
24 August 2013 - Czech First League
Slovácko1-3Plzeň
Referee: not available – Uherske Hradiste
02/03/2014 18:37:58
Maribor0-1Plzeň
Aggregate: 1-4
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
10/06/2013 13:05:06
1 September 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň3-2Sigma
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:41:13
13 September 2013 - Czech First League
Liberec1-1Plzeň
Referee: not available – Liberec
02/03/2014 18:36:17
Plzeň0-3Man. City
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
10/06/2013 13:05:06
21 September 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň0-0Dukla
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:40:47
27 September 2013 - Czech First League
Jihlava1-2Plzeň
Referee: not available – Jihlava
02/03/2014 18:38:16
CSKA Moskva3-2Plzeň
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
10/06/2013 13:05:21
12 October 2013 - Czech CMFS Cup, Third round
Kladno1-3Plzeň
Referee: not available – Kladno
10/16/2013 16:53:44
19 October 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň1-1Slavia Praha
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 19:14:38
Bayern5-0Plzeň
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL) – Stadium: Fußball Arena München, Munich (GER)
10/25/2013 09:28:39
27 October 2013 - Czech First League
Teplice1-0Plzeň
Referee: not available – Teplice
02/03/2014 19:12:01
1 November 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň6-1Jablonec
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 19:13:47
Plzeň0-1Bayern
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
9 November 2013 - Czech First League
Mladá Boleslav1-2Plzeň
Referee: not available – Mlada Boleslav
02/03/2014 19:12:16
16 November 2013 - Czech CMFS Cup, Fourth round
Jiskra Domazlice0-3Plzeň
Referee: not available – Domazlice
11/19/2013 11:16:04
22 November 2013 - Czech First League
Brno1-3Plzeň
Referee: not available – Brno
02/03/2014 19:08:01
Man. City4-2Plzeň
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (TUR) – Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester (ENG)
12/10/2013 10:42:13
1 December 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň2-0Příbram
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 19:10:12
Plzeň2-1CSKA Moskva
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
12/16/2013 13:18:55
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Plzeň1-1Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
03/04/2014 17:15:56
23 February 2014 - Czech First League
Baník1-2Plzeň
Referee: not available – Ostrava
02/25/2014 14:39:38
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Shakhtar Donetsk1-2Plzeň
Aggregate: 2-3
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) – Stadium: Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR)
03/04/2014 17:47:18
2 March 2014 - Czech First League
Plzeň3-2Znojmo
Referee: not available – Plzen
03/03/2014 00:23:59
9 March 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha1-0Plzeň
Referee: not available – Prague
03/09/2014 23:42:48
Lyon4-1Plzeň
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
03/17/2014 19:51:07
16 March 2014 - Czech First League
Plzeň0-0Slovácko
Referee: not available – Plzen
03/16/2014 23:36:31
Plzeň2-1Lyon
Aggregate: 3-5
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
03/24/2014 11:59:10
23 March 2014 - Czech First League
Sigma1-2Plzeň
Referee: not available – Olomouc
03/23/2014 20:47:40
26 March 2014 - Czech CMFS Cup, Fourth round
Plzeň4-0Jiskra Domazlice
Aggregate: 7-0
Referee: not available – Plzen
03/26/2014 19:19:27
29 March 2014 - Czech First League
Plzeň6-0Liberec
Referee: not available – Plzen
03/29/2014 23:49:24
Plzeň1-0Jihlava
Referee: not available – Plzen
04/01/2014 19:44:06
5 April 2014 - Czech First League
Dukla0-3Plzeň
Referee: not available – Prague
04/05/2014 23:51:10
Jihlava3-2Plzeň
Aggregate: 3-3 Plzeň win on away goals
Referee: not available – Jihlava
04/09/2014 19:53:46
13 April 2014 - Czech First League
Plzeň1-1Jihlava
Referee: not available – Plzen
04/13/2014 20:42:35
17 April 2014 - Czech CMFS Cup, Semi-finals
Plzeň2-0Brno
Referee: not available – Plzen
04/17/2014 18:34:39
21 April 2014 - Czech First League
Slavia Praha0-2Plzeň
Referee: not available – Prague
04/21/2014 19:21:24
25 April 2014 - Czech First League
PlzeňTeplice
Referee: TBD – Plzen
04/23/2014 15:06:16
Brno
19.00
Plzeň
Referee: TBD – Brno
04/14/2014 15:14:21
4 May 2014 - Czech First League
JablonecPlzeň
Referee: TBD – Jablonec
04/23/2014 15:16:51
11 May 2014 - Czech First League
PlzeňMladá Boleslav
Referee: TBD – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:58:56
25 May 2014 - Czech First League
PlzeňBrno
Referee: TBD – Plzen
04/23/2014 15:18:36
31 May 2014 - Czech First League
Bohemians 1905Plzeň
Referee: TBD – Prague
04/23/2014 15:18:52

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    09/08/2012, Plzeň 5-0 Ruch, Plzen
  • Biggest defeat:
    29/09/1971, Bayern 6-1 Plzeň, Munich
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 41
    Michal Ďuriš (  SVK)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 13
    Marek Bakoš (  SVK)
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