AC Sparta Prague
|Full name||Athletic Club Sparta Praha Fotbal a.s.|
|Nickname(s)||Železná Sparta (Iron Sparta)|
Rudí (The Reds/The Maroons)[note 1]
|Founded||16 November 1893|
|Ground||Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena|
|Owner||J&T Credit Investments (60%)|
Daniel Křetínský (40%)
|Head coach||Brian Priske|
|League||Czech First League|
Athletic Club Sparta Praha (Czech pronunciation: [ˈaː ˈt͡sɛː ˈsparta ˈpraɦa]), commonly known as Sparta Prague, is a Soccer club from the Czech Republic. It is the most successful football club in the Czech Republic. Its nickname is Iron Sparta. Its biggest rival is Slavia Prague.
Accomplishments[change | change source]
The A.C. Sparta Prague has:
- Won 36 Czech and Czechoslovak league titles
- Won 20 Czech league cups
- Won two Mitropa Cups in Europe
- Played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League knockout rounds
History[change | change source]
In 1991, Sparta came in third place in the Champions League. The other finalists were F.C. Barcelona, F.C. Porto, and F.C. Spartak Moscow.
Sparta last won a title in the Czech Republic during the 2013/2014 season. Sparta also won the Czech League Cup and the Super Cup that season. Because of this, Sparta fans call the 2013/2014 season the "Sparta treble season."
In the 2015/2016 season of the Europa League, Sparta made it to the quarterfinals but lost to Villarreal C.F.
Famous players[change | change source]
Famous players who have played for Sparta include Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Andrej Kvašňák, Jan Berger, Tomáš Rosický, Horst Siegl, Václav Mašek, Jiří Novotný, Jiří Jarošík, Libor Sionko, Wilfried Bony, and Leonard Kweuke.
Sparta's most famous coach was Václav Ježek.
European cups all-time statistics[change | change source]
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.
- As of 10 August 2021
|Cup Winners' Cup||30||15||5||10||68||32||+36|
UEFA club coefficient ranking[change | change source]
As of 12.02.2021, Source: 
|40||West Ham United||17.713|
|41||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||17.500|
|42||AC Sparta Prague||17.500|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Sparta Prague rivals, Slavia Prague, refer to themselves as "Červenobílí" (English: The Red-Whites) but refer to Spartans as "Rudí" (English: The Dark Reds/The Maroons).