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AC Sparta Praha

AC Sparta Praha
Sparta celebrate the most recent of their 35 league titles ©Getty Images

AC Sparta Praha

Formed: 1893
Nickname: Rudí (Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets):
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets):
• League title: 35 (2010)
• National cup: 13 (2008)

History
• Founded by the three Rudl brothers and their friends, and named in honour of the Spartans of Greek antiquity, Sparta earned a goalless draw against local rivals SK Slavia Praha in their first official game in 1896. A decade later, their club president Dr Petřík returned from a trip to London with a red Arsenal FC jersey, Sparta subsequently adopting similar colours.

• The "Iron Sparta" side of 1919-23 set new standards, winning all but one of their 59 competitive games in that period to dominate the predecessor to the first official Czechoslovakian league; Sparta also won Central European Cups in 1927 and 1935 to emerge as one of the continent's strongest sides.

• Sparta have always been the most popular Czech side, edging out Slavia, but in the years after 1945 they failed to translate that into much success, even being relegated for the only time in their history in 1975.

• However, from the mid-1980s, a Sparta side featuring the likes of Jozef Chovanec, Tomáš Skuhravý and Ivan Hašek kick-started a massive upturn in the club's fortunes: the 1983/84 title was the first of 19 successes in the course of 26 seasons.

• The 1990s Sparta sides boasted the talents of Pavel Nedvěd, Michal Bílek and Tomáš Rosický, and while the club have never reached the final of a UEFA club competition, they came closest in 1991/92, finishing second behind eventual winners FC Barcelona in the European Champion Clubs' Cup group stage, equivalent to a last-four finish.

Club records
Most appearances: Josef Chovanec (743)
Most goals: Oldřich Nejedlý (183)
Record victory: Sparta 15-1 Kovo Děčín (Czechoslovakian Cup, 1965)
Record defeat: SK Slavia Praha 7-0 Sparta (Czechoslovakian league, 7 December 1941)
Sparta 1-8 SK Slavia Praha (Czechoslovakian league, 15 March 1942)

* Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 19/01/11 16.21CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/08/2014 18:27 CET
Sparta Praha7-0Levadia
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
07/16/2014 09:24:14
Levadia1-1Sparta Praha
Aggregate: 1-8
Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA) – Stadium: Kadriorg, Tallinn (EST)
07/23/2014 11:12:42
25 July 2014 - Czech First League
Bohemians 19051-2Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Prague
07/26/2014 01:11:45
Sparta Praha4-2Malmö
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
07/29/2014 20:38:17
2 August 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha3-0Jihlava
Referee: not available – Prague
08/02/2014 21:40:46
Malmö2-0Sparta Praha
Aggregate: 4-4 Malmö win on away goals
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) – Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmo (SWE)
08/06/2014 20:25:47
9 August 2014 - Czech First League
Příbram0-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Pribram
08/09/2014 22:29:58
15 August 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha0-1Baník
Referee: not available – Prague
08/15/2014 21:59:13
21 August 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
ZwolleSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Stadium: IJsseldeltastadion, Zwolle (NED)
08/14/2014 17:27:37
24 August 2014 - Czech First League
DuklaSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Prague
08/18/2014 16:55:36
28 August 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Sparta Praha - Zwolle
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
08/14/2014 17:00:14
31 August 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaJablonec
Referee: TBD – Prague
08/18/2014 17:28:48
14 September 2014 - Czech First League
TepliceSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Teplice
07/30/2014 12:26:46
20 September 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaHradec Králové
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:52:47
27 September 2014 - Czech First League
Slavia PrahaSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:52:47
4 October 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaLiberec
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:52:33
18 October 2014 - Czech First League
BrnoSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Brno
07/07/2014 07:52:34
25 October 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaMladá Boleslav
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:52:41
31 October 2014 - Czech First League
PlzeňSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Plzen
07/07/2014 07:52:41
8 November 2014 - Czech First League
SlováckoSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Uherske Hradiste
07/07/2014 07:52:41
22 November 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaČeské Budějovice
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/09/2014 08:09:48
29 November 2014 - Czech First League
JihlavaSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Jihlava
07/09/2014 08:09:48
21 February 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaPříbram
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/09/2014 08:09:48
28 February 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaDukla
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/09/2014 08:09:48
7 March 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaTeplice
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:50:25
14 March 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaSlavia Praha
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:50:44
21 March 2015 - Czech First League
BaníkSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Ostrava
07/09/2014 08:09:48
28 March 2015 - Czech First League
JablonecSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Jablonec
07/09/2014 08:09:48
4 April 2015 - Czech First League
Hradec KrálovéSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Hradec Kralove
07/09/2014 08:09:48
11 April 2015 - Czech First League
LiberecSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Liberec
07/09/2014 08:09:48
18 April 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaBrno
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/09/2014 08:09:48
25 April 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaPlzeň
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:49:53
1 May 2015 - Czech First League
České BudějoviceSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Ceske Budejovice
07/07/2014 07:50:03
9 May 2015 - Czech First League
Mladá BoleslavSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Mlada Boleslav
07/07/2014 07:50:04
16 May 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaSlovácko
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:50:14
23 May 2015 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaBohemians 1905
Referee: TBD – Prague
07/07/2014 07:50:24

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    16/09/1964, Sparta Praha 10-0 Anorthosis, Prague
  • Biggest defeat:
    08/12/2004, Lyon 5-0 Sparta Praha, Lyon
    08/12/1999, Barcelona 5-0 Sparta Praha, Barcelona
    09/03/1966, Partizan 5-0 Sparta Praha, Belgrade
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  25
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  6
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  14
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 83
    Jiří Novotný (  CZE)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 14
    Horst Siegl (  CZE)
    Ivan Mráz (  CZE)
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