SK Slavia Prague

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Sportovní Klub Slavia Praha () is a Czech professional football club founded in 1892 in the city of Prague.

They play in the Gambrinus liga - the highest competition in the Czech Republic. Alongside Sparta Prague, they are considered one of the top Czech clubs and the rivalry between the two clubs is important in Czech football. Slavia has won 17 titles, several Czech cups and the Mitropa Cup (Central European Cup) in 1938. Their most recent success was winning the Gambrinus liga in the 2008-09 season. Slavia also won the Gambrinus liga in the 1995-96 season, when they also advanced to the UEFA Cup semi-finals. They qualified for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in their history.

In addition to their men's squad, Slavia Prague also has youth and women's clubs.

History

Slavia were founded in 1892 in Vinohrady, Prague as a sport club, where cycling dominated. In January 1896, a new sport came to the club - football. On 25 March 1896 Slavia won their first-ever match 5-0 (some sources are saying 6-0). The rivals were AC Prague. Four days later, Slavia was playing against Sparta 0-0 and this match is the start of traditional rivality between these popular Czech clubs. On 5 April 1896 Slavia won 2-1 over ČFK Kickers and ended 2nd of 4 in this tournament. The great era for Slavia started in 1905, when Scottish manager and former Celtic player John William Madden brought new tactics and views on football from his home country. He managed to set up...
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