České Budějovice

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Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic

About České Budějovice

SK Dynamo České Budějovice, often known as České Budějovice, was first established in 1905. Located in the south of the country, the club has spent the majority of its recent history in the top tier of the Czech league system. SK Strakonice 1908 currently serve as a feeder club for České Budějovice, producing potential future talent.

In 1993, the team were a founding member of the newly formed Gambrinus Liga. Although they have been relegated from the division on three seperate occasions, they have spent just three years outside of the top tier since its foundation, as they returned at the first attempt after each relegation. Their most recent relegation came at the climax of the 2004-05 season, and České Budějovice have played consistently at the top level since returning in 2006–07.

So far, the club have failed to win any of the major silverware on offer and the most important trophy won to date was a second division title in 2001–02. Their highest finish in the top flight has been 6th place, which they have achieved twice; in 1993–94 and 1996–97. In both 2002–03 and 2006–07, they reached the last four of the Czech Cup.

Former Czech international winger, Karel Poborský, is perhaps the team's best-known former player. Poborský enjoyed two seperate spells with České Budějovice in the 1990s and the 2000s and currently serves as the club chairman. Other notable former players include names like David Lafata, Jiří Němec, Jaroslav Drobný and Tomáš Sivok.

The team play their home matches at the Stadion Střelecký Ostrov. The venue opened in 1940 and was able to hold up to 12,000 supporters. However, in 2003, the stadium underwent renovations to implement more seating areas, which reduced the overall capacity. As a result, the stadium is currently able to hold up to 6,681 people.

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