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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: 16/04/2014 19:46 CET
Sparta Praha2-2Häcken
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
07/19/2013 15:56:01
21 July 2013 - Czech First League
Jihlava1-4Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Jihlava
02/03/2014 18:39:32
Häcken1-0Sparta Praha
Aggregate: 3-2
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER) – Stadium: Ullevi, Gothenburg (SWE)
07/25/2013 20:01:31
28 July 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha2-1Jablonec
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 18:44:13
4 August 2013 - Czech First League
Brno1-3Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Brno
02/03/2014 18:41:46
10 August 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha2-1Bohemians 1905
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 18:42:02
17 August 2013 - Czech First League
Plzeň0-0Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Plzen
02/03/2014 18:36:01
23 August 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha4-0Příbram
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 18:37:57
31 August 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha4-1Baník
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 18:36:17
16 September 2013 - Czech First League
Znojmo0-2Sparta Praha
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 18:36:26
20 September 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha4-1Slovácko
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 18:40:47
24 September 2013 - Czech CMFS Cup, Third round
Zlín0-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Zlin
09/25/2013 01:33:48
28 September 2013 - Czech First League
Slavia Praha0-2Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 19:13:31
5 October 2013 - Czech CMFS Cup, Fourth round
Znojmo2-3Sparta Praha
Referee: not available
10/16/2013 16:54:43
20 October 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha3-0Dukla
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 19:16:02
28 October 2013 - Czech First League
Liberec1-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Liberec
02/03/2014 19:16:13
2 November 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha2-0Teplice
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 19:15:27
5 November 2013 - Czech CMFS Cup, Fourth round
Sparta Praha2-1Znojmo
Aggregate: 5-3
Referee: not available – Prague
11/05/2013 20:14:13
10 November 2013 - Czech First League
Sigma1-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Olomouc
02/03/2014 19:14:28
23 November 2013 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha4-1Mladá Boleslav
Referee: not available – Prague
02/03/2014 19:05:46
30 November 2013 - Czech First League
Jablonec2-3Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Jablonec
02/03/2014 19:12:31
24 February 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha4-0Brno
Referee: not available – Prague
03/07/2014 21:36:24
1 March 2014 - Czech First League
Bohemians 19051-2Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Prague
03/01/2014 23:54:42
9 March 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha1-0Plzeň
Referee: not available – Prague
03/09/2014 23:42:48
15 March 2014 - Czech First League
Příbram0-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Pribram
03/15/2014 22:50:53
22 March 2014 - Czech First League
Baník1-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Ostrava
03/22/2014 20:09:50
Dukla2-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Prague
03/26/2014 22:49:51
30 March 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha3-0Znojmo
Referee: not available – Prague
03/30/2014 22:23:14
Sparta Praha2-0Dukla
Aggregate: 3-2
Referee: not available – Prague
04/02/2014 19:48:51
6 April 2014 - Czech First League
Slovácko0-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available – Uherske Hradiste
04/06/2014 21:49:20
12 April 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta Praha3-0Slavia Praha
Referee: not available – Prague
04/12/2014 17:11:19
16 April 2014 - Czech CMFS Cup, Semi-finals
Jablonec3-1Sparta Praha
Referee: not available
20 April 2014 - Czech First League
DuklaSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Prague
04/07/2014 17:12:52
26 April 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaLiberec
Referee: TBD – Prague
02/03/2014 19:05:31
30 April 2014 - Czech CMFS Cup, Semi-finals
Sparta Praha
18.00
Jablonec
Referee: TBD – Prague
04/14/2014 15:14:36
4 May 2014 - Czech First League
TepliceSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Teplice
02/06/2014 16:59:42
10 May 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaSigma
Referee: TBD – Prague
02/03/2014 18:58:42
24 May 2014 - Czech First League
Mladá BoleslavSparta Praha
Referee: TBD – Mlada Boleslav
02/03/2014 18:58:42
31 May 2014 - Czech First League
Sparta PrahaJihlava
Referee: TBD – Prague
02/03/2014 18:56:48

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:  24
  • 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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