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Full name  FC Spartak Trnava
Owner  Vladimír Poór
League  Slovak Super Liga
Founded  30 May 1923
President  Dušan Keketi
Ground Capacity  19,200
2015–16  Fortuna Liga, 4th
Manager  Miroslav Karhan
Location  Trnava, Slovakia
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Nickname(s)  Bíli andeli (The White Angels)
Ground  Štadión Antona Malatinského
Arena/Stadium  Štadión Antona Malatinského
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FC Spartak Trnava ([ˈspartak ˈtr̩naʋa]) is a Slovak professional football club based in Trnava. Historically, it is one of the most successful clubs in country, having won both the Czechoslovak First League and the Czechoslovak Cup five times, and reaching the semi-final of the European Cup once and the quarter-final twice. The club's official anthem is Il Silenzio.

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History

The club was founded on 30 May 1923 by the merger of Šk Čechie and ČšŠk into TSS Trnava. After a communist takeover it became affiliated with the metal industry and was renamed to TJ Kovosmalt ("Metal-enamel"). In 1952, the club gained its current name.

Golden era

The Golden era of Spartak began in the 1966–67 season. The team of legendary coach Anton Malatinský was top of the league by the autumn, but by the end of the season had finished only in third place. Great success was achieved in the Mitropa Cup. Spartak beat teams like Budapest Honvéd, Lazio and Fiorentina and in the final they defeated Újpest of Hungary. In the following season Spartak gained their most memorable European results. They reached the semi-final of the European Cup to face Ajax. It is their greatest success to date.

Ajax won 3–2 on aggregate.

Under the management of Ján Hucko, the team also won a second championship. In 1970–71 and 1971–72, Trnava won their third and fourth championship titles under coaches Valér Švec and Anton Malatinský. The team also reached the quarter-final of the European Cup in 1973 and 1974. The fifth and the last league title in 1972–73 beckoned the end of Spartak's golden era. In 1976, Karol Dobiaš was in the squad that won the UEFA Euro 1976.

1990s

Although Spartak finished 16th (and last) in the last unified Czechoslovak league season in 1992–93, the latter half of the 1990s can be considered the renaissance of football in Trnava. In the 1995–96 season, Spartak finished third and its popularity grew. The 1996–97 season was a memorable on for the fans of Spartak, Karol Pecze almost led the team to its first Slovakian league title but got beaten to it by Košice in the final week of competition. The following season, under new coach Dušan Galis the team again achieved second place and then third place in the 1998–99 season which saw the end of this recovery of footballing prowess in Trnava.

Domestic

Czechoslovakia

  • Czechoslovak First League (1925–93)
  • Winners (5): 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73
  • Czechoslovak Cup (1961–93)
  • Winners (5): 1951, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1986
  • Slovakia

  • Slovak Superliga (1939 – 1944, 1993 – Present)
  • Runners-up (3): 1996–97, 1997–98, 2011–12
  • Slovak Cup (1961–)
  • Winners (5): 1971, 1975, 1986, 1991, 1997–98
  • Runners-Up (7): 1972, 1974, 1988, 1995–96, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10
  • Slovak Super Cup (1993–)
  • Winners (1): 1998
  • Czechoslovak and Slovak Top Goalscorer

    The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944–45 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League Top scorer.

    1Shared award

    European

  • European Cup (UEFA Champions League)
  • Semi-final (1): 1968–69
  • Quarter-final (2): 1972–73, 1973–74
  • Mitropa Cup
  • Winners (1): 1966–67
  • Runner-up (2): 1958, 1967–68
  • UEFA Ranking

    This is the current 2016–17 UEFA coefficient:

  • Full list
  • Historical names

  • ŠK Rapid Trnava (1923–39)
  • TSS Trnava (1939–48)
  • Sokol NV Trnava (1948–49)
  • ZTJ Kovosmalt Trnava (1949–53)
  • Spartak Trnava (1953–67)
  • Spartak TAZ Trnava (1967–88)
  • Spartak ZTS Trnava (1988–93)
  • FC Spartak Trnava (1993–)
  • Affiliated clubs

    The following clubs are currently affiliated with Spartak Trnava:

  • FK Lokomotíva Trnava (2016–present)
  • Fans

    The fans are well known throughout the country for their passion. The main ultras group is called Ultras Spartak. They are universally considered to be the best fans in Slovakia. Trnava has had the highest average attendances in the republic for a long period of time.

    Between 1988 and 2006, Spartak ultras had a mutual friendship with Baník Ostrava fans, good relations and friendship still exist to this day.

    Traditionally, the club has great support in the city and its districts, but it is very popular in the whole western region of Slovakia, especially in the Hlohovec, Piešťany and Sereď areas.

    Rival teams

    The greatest rival is Slovan Bratislava. This rivalry has a long tradition and the yearly match between these clubs is considered as the most prestigious derby in Slovakia.

    Stadium

    Štadión Antona Malatinského is located in the centre of Trnava, directly behind the walls of the old town. It has capacity of 19,200 spectators. Formerly known simply as Spartak stadium, it was renamed in 1998 in honour of the club's most successful manager Anton Malatinský.

    Transfers

    Spartak have produced numerous players who have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Spartak after a few years of first team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard, with the Austrian Football Bundesliga (Július Šimon to FK Austria Wien in 1997, season 1997-98 topscorer Ľubomír Luhový to Grazer AK in 1998), Greece Superleague (Erik Sabo to PAOK in 2015, Peter Doležaj to Olympiacos Volos in 2011), French Ligue 1 (Koro Koné to Dijon FCO in 2012), Czech First League (Vladimír Leitner to FK Teplice in 2000, Kamil Susko to FC Baník Ostrava in 2000), Cypriot First Division (Dušan Tittel to AC Omonia in 1999), Norway Tippeligaen (Martin Husár to Lillestrøm SK in 2006), Polish Ekstraklasa (Erik Jendrišek to Crakovia in 2015, Ján Vlasko to Zagłębie Lubin in 2015, Dobrivoj Rusov to Piast Gliwice in 2014, and Ľuboš Kamenár to Śląsk Wrocław in 2016. The top transfer was agreed in 1999 when Miroslav Karhan joined Spanish Real Betis for a fee €2.3 million.

    Record transfers

    *-unofficial fee

    Current squad

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    On loan

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Retired numbers

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Reserve team

    FC Spartak Trnava juniori are the reserve team of FC Spartak Trnava. They currently play in the second highest league in country.

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers winter 2016–17.

    League history

  • Czechoslovak First League (1948–93)
  • Slovak Super Liga (1993–present)
  • Notable players

    Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed with a bold represented their countries while playing for Spartak.

    Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

    References

    FC Spartak Trnava Wikipedia