Slavia Prague is a Czech football club based in the city of Prague. They currently feature in the Czech first division and are one of the traditional giants of Czech football.
Slavia Prague were established in 1892 as part of a sport club. In 1896 football started at the club and the club won their first ever football match against AC Sparta Praha on March 25,1896.
They established themselves as a huge force in Czechoslovakian football under Scottish manager John William Madden, who came to the club in 1905 and led the club to 134 domestic matches win from a possible 169 between 1905 and 1930.
Slavia Prague went a bit cold under that and resurged in 1990 when the likes of former Liverpool stars Patrick Berger and Vladimir Smicer rose through the club’s ranks. After 49 years, Slavia Prague won their 14th league title in 1996.
Slavia Prague foster massive rivalry with city rivals Sparta Prague and are owned by ENIC Sports Ltd(31%) and Czech company Key Investments(61%) while the rest are held by minor stockholders.
Legendary footballer Josef Bican was signed and he led Slavia Prague to title wins in 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1945.
Slavia Prague play their home matches at the Stadion Eden that can accommodate 21,000 spectators. They beat the nicknames the Sewns.