Slavia Prague Clinches Second Consecutive Czech League Title

Prague Morning

Slavia Prague clinched a second successive Czech league title on Wednesday after a 1-0 win at home against Viktoria Plzen.

Three rounds before the end of the play-off, Slavia Prague has a nine-point lead over Viktoria Plzen and can no longer be overtaken at the top of the rankings. Stanciu’s team managed to defend its trophy won in the previous season.

History – one of the oldest European clubs

For Slavia, it was the sixth title since the Czech championship was founded following the split with Slovakia in 1993.

Slavia was founded on November 2, 1892, one of the oldest sports clubs in Europe. It was founded as a cycling club mainly on the initiative of Czech students.

Slavia soon became a very successful popularizer of soccer in Bohemia and one of the leading teams on the European continent.

The Czech national team which in the year 1911 won the title of amateur European Champion – when it beat England 2:1 in the final match in Roubaix (France) – included nine Slavia players. Slavia Prague is one of the few continental honourable members of the Football Association of England.

Slavia Prague is the holder of a world record: since 1892 the players of the club have traditionally been wearing red and white colours. Since the first match on March 25, 1896, the team has always played in the same dress: a red-white jersey, on the left side of the chest with a point positioned red star.

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