Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1 FC Přerov

I found myself in Přerov this week, and happened to walk by the Městský Stadion, so I decided to take a few pictures. The main part of the ground was actually locked, which limited the number (and quality) of pictures I could take.

Přerov is a city of 46,200 located in Moravia. It is on a major train line, so it is easy to reach for those of you who might decide to visit the city from one reason or another.

Football in the city has had a long, but complicated history. It wasn't too long ago, that the club spent three season in the Czech Republic 2nd division from 1996-1999. They underwent a merger and name change, and restarted. In 2002, the club played in the Okresní Přebor, and gained promoted to the Olomoucký Kraj 1 B třída in 2004. After a number of years, they finally find themselves in the Divize D or E (4th level) after winning promotion this past season. They are a club which could find themselves back in the 2nd division in a few years.

As for the stadium, I suppose it has a classic Czech 1970's feel. There is one big main stand, and a small standing section, which was probably bigger at one point. A huge minus for the ground, is the rather large athletics track.

More about the club can be found on their official website - 1 FC Přerov.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A history of football clubs in Prostějov

I am trying to put together a history of football clubs in Prostějov. Over the next few months, or however long it takes, I hope to write a small story about each club. For now, I'm just trying to sort out the various names.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Haná Prostějov to celebrate 80th anniversary (1931)

Haná Prostějov will be celebrating their 80th anniversary of the founding of the club this Saturday, June 18th. The day kicks off with various youth games at 13:00. At 17:00, the Haná Old Boys will be playing Zbrojovky Brno 1978 Old Boys, who won the old Czechoslovakian league in 1978. The club is currently celebrating a good run of form, as they play in the 7th level of Czech football, and missed out on promotion the last two years with second place finishes. Hopefully things will only get better from here on in for Haná.

A selection of other clubs established in 1931:

Olympiakos Nicosia (Cyprus), Banbury United (England), FC Astrakhan (Russia), Granada (Spain), Defensor Lima (Peru), FC Dynamo Bryansk (Russia), Egaleo FC (Greece), and Club Comunicaciones (Guatemala).