There are still many people who recollect the era of Andrej Kvašňák, Jiří Tichý and Václav Mašek. Those were the days when Sparta hosted the biggest number of fans in its history, with the stadium at that time accommodating almost 40,000. All three of the above-mentioned heroes were part of the national team that finished second at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. Other important players in these "golden years" were Josef Vojta, Vladimír Táborský and Ivan Mráz.
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Sparta play their home matches at Generali Arena in the Letná district of Prague. For training Sparta use a football centre at Strahov Stadium (formerly the second largest stadium in the world) whose space was rebuilt to eight football pitches (six fields of standard sizes and two futsal-sized). These are currently used as a training facility by both youth academy and reserve squad.
Four Sparta players received a call-up to the Czech team for the upcoming international break
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Two goals in the last minutes of the match resulted in a 3-3 draw in Brno
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Sparta part ways with Zdeněk Ščasný
Nevertheless, the club did not win another league title until the early 1980s. Built around Chovanec, Berger, Hašek, Skuhravý and Griga, the team regained its former status and won five league titles in a row between 1986 and 1991. In 1983–84, the team got as far as the UEFA Cup quarter-finals, falling to Hajduk Split. In the early 1990s, this successful era was continued by the next generation of players, such as Siegl, Horňák, Němeček, Frýdek, Němec and Kouba.
Sparta participated in the group stage of Champions League between 1997 and 2006. The club enjoyed their best Champions League performances in the 1999–2000 and 2001–02 seasons, reaching the now-defunct second group stage on both occasions. In 1999–2000, it actually won its initial group under the management of Ivan Hašek, and was then third in the quarter-final group. In that group, Sparta came up against a Barcelona squad which went on to reach the semi-finals.
Marek Matějovský returns to Mladá Boleslav on a season loan
Sparta drew 1-1 against Mladá Boleslav in the debut of Václav Kadlec and Tomáš Rosický
Sparta defeated the Italian giant 3-1, Václav Kadlec and Mario Holek with goals
The following is a list of the all-time statistics from Sparta's games in the three UEFA tournaments it has participated in, as well as the overall total. The list contains the tournament, the number of seasons (S), games played (P), won (W), drawn (D) and lost (L). The statistics include qualification matches.
Omlouváme se, ale stránku, na kterou směřoval Váš požadavek, se nepodařilo najít. Je možné, že byla odstraněna, přejmenována nebo není dočasně dostupná.
Václav Kadlec scored his first goal after returning back to Sparta in a 1-1 draw in Zlín
Sparta Prague has three stars above its crest to signify winning over 30 national league titles, adding a new star for every ten league titles. Sparta currently need four more league wins to add a fourth star.
Up until 1975, Sparta was the only Czech club that had never been relegated to the second division. In this year, however, due to a number of circumstances, the team dropped to division two. The club only spent one year in this division, with the crucial matches for the club's comeback to the elite being sold out.
Slavia won the 286th Prague derby 2-0, scoring twice in the second half
The Czech films Proč? (Why?), Horem pádem (Up and Down) and Non Plus Ultras take the culture of Sparta fandom as one of their subjects.
The milestones of the first golden period of the club's history are two Central European Cup titles, which in the '20 and the '30s enjoyed the same recognition as that of today's Champions League. Sparta's three titles are important milestones in the cup's history. After two triumphs in 1927 and 1935, the third came in 1964, at a time when the cup's importance was gradually falling behind that of other European cups.
Golden periods alternated with years when Sparta fans only nostalgically remembered the "good old times". After substantial changes driven by the socialist regime, bringing frequent changes of the club's name rather than achievements to be proud of, the title in 1954 was the last one before a long period of misery. Only the great era of the team around Andrej Kvašňák in the 1960s brought back memories of the club's golden years.
Sparta lost 0-3 to Southampton, as Charlie Austin scored two game-deciding goals in the first half
(The cup was played between the winners of Czech Cup and Slovak Cup.)
In 1946, AC Sparta toured Great Britain opening with a 2–2 draw against Arsenal on 2 October.
Kadlec has completed his transfer from Danish side FC Midtjylland and signed a four-year deal