is amongst the oldest and most popular sports clubs in the
country, with a with a number of fans not only in Prague but throughout the
whole of the Czech Republic. The foundation of the club dates back to 1893 (AC
Postupne se rozrostl na 17 sportovnich odvetvi a pres 4000 aktivnich sportovcu.
Vice nez 100 clenu Sparty reprezentovalo na Olympijskych hrach a dva z nich - Dana ZATOPKOVA a Ludvik DANEK se stali olympijskymi vitezi. Rada sportovcu sirila slavne jmeno Sparty Praha jako napr. teniste Jan KODES, Hana MANDLIKOVA a Helena SUKOVA, stolni teniste Bohumil VANA, Ivan ANDREADIS, Milan ORLOWSKI a Vladimir MIKO, fotbaliste Andrej KVASNAK, Jan BERGER, Ivan HASEK, Jan STEJSKAL, Tomas SKUHRAVY, Petr KOUBA, Pavel NEDVED, Jan KOLLER and Tomas ROSICKY, hokejiste KAREL HUT, Frantisek TIKAL, Jiri HOLECEK, Jiri HRDINA, Frantisek KUCERA a cela rada dalsich.
Club colours: red, yelow, bleu.
|1893 -1948||AC Sparta Prague|
|1948 -1950||Brotherhood Sparta|
|1950 -1964||Spartak Sokolovo|
|1965 -1991||Sparta CKD Prague|
|since 1991||Association Club Sparta Prague|
|men basketballi|| 2 x champion (1940, 1960)
10 x vicechampion (1949-51, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1989-91, 1993)
10 x 3rd place (1942, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966-69, 1976, 1994)
Czech Cup 2nd place (1995), 3rd place (1996)
|women basketball||23 x champion
1 x European champion (1976)
6 x runner up - Cup champions (1964. 1967, 1968, 1972, 1975, 1978)
|soccer||24 x champion of Czechoslovakia, 8x champion of Czech Republic|
|ice-hockey||6 x champion|
|rugby||6 x champion|
The basketball section was
founded in 1939. Since that time it has been a long-term member of the
basketball elite. This is confirmed by its results both in the First League and
the participation of its players in the national team. During the course of its
history, the Sparta basketball has been headed by as few as four
representatives. The first chairman was Vaclav Jerabek (1939-52), the
second Josef Ezr (1952-90, a full 38 years!), the third Miloslav Kriz
(1990-93), today the honorary president, and the current chairman Pavel
Majerik. Amongst important functionaries and coaches in the history of the
club are for example Josef Klima, Lubomir Bednar, Hana Ezrova, Cyril Mandel,
Vladimir Heger, Zdenek Miskovsky, Lubos Dobry, Zbynek Kubin and Michal Jezdik.
The success of the Sparta basketball team is documented both by its results in the First League: 22 medals for the men’s team and 31 for the women’s team, and also by the participation of a whole range of its players in the national team. Amongst the most prominent players in the history of Sparta are Josef Ezr, Jiri Baumruk, Bohumil Tomasek, Zdenek Dousa, Milan Voracka, Vladimir Vyoral, Michal Jezdik, Vaclav Hruby, Jiri Zidek (first Czech NBA player 1995-98), Jiri Welsch (2nd Czech NBA player since 2002), Pavel Milos and for women Hana Kopackova-Ezrova, Milena Veckova, Dana Ptackova-Klimesova, Hana Jarosova-Dousova, Alena Weiserova, Svatava Kysilkova, Eva Kaluzakova-Blazkova, Zora Brziakova, Irma Valova and Eva Antonikova.
MEN’S TEAM - TWO LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES
The basketball players of Sparta Prague played their first match against the Prague Sokol team on 23rd December 1939 and won 42:35, similarly as in the second match on the 20th January 1940 when they beat YMCA Prague 44:19. In the season 1939/40 the Sparta basketball players won their First League championship trophy with the team: Bartonicek, Bartu, Ctyroky, Dolezal, A.Dvoracek, L. Dvoracek, Faloun, Hlousek, Hruda, Jencek, Klima, Labohy, Prokop, Trpkos, with coach Jerabek. In the season 1959/60 Sparta won their second league championship trophy with the team: Baumruk, Kinsky, Krasny, Lodr, Prazak, Rojko, Tomasek, Czesany, Kliner, Pietsch, Rotter and coach Ezr.
Also to be
counted amongst Sparta’s successes are 10 seasons in which Sparta was
runner-up in the First League (1949-51, 56,59,61,89-91,93), and 10
seasons in which Sparta finished third in the First League (1942, 57, 62,
64, 66-69, 76, 94), as well as second place in the Czech Cup in 1995 and
third place in the same tournament in 1996. 20 main coaches have worked with the
team: Vaclav Jerabek, Josef Klima, Jaroslav First, Miloslav Kriz, Lubomir Bednar,
Josef Ezr, Vladimir Lodr, Vladimir Heger, Vladimir Senkyr, Jiri Baumruk,
Vladimir Mandel, Lukas Rob, Lubor Blazek, Jiri Ruzicka, Jiri Zidek, Pavel
Majerik, Michal Jezdik, Michal Velensky, Vladimir Vyoral and Jaromir Gersl.
The Sparta team is in second place in the historical table of the First League, behind Zbrojovka (now A Plus) Brno and ahead of Slavia VS (now USK) Prague. In the history of Sparta there are two particularly successful periods: 1959-64 (once champions, twice runners-up, twice third place) and 1989-94 (4 times runners-up and once third place).
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