Founded In
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

About Jablonec

FK Baumit Jablonec was first established in 1945. Based in Jablonec nad Nisou, a town in the north of the Czech Republic, the team have been playing in the country's top division, the Gambrinus Liga, continuously since the 1994-95 season. Over the years, Jablonec have managed to achieve some success at domestic level.

The club began play in the lower leagues in Czechoslovakia and gained promotion to the top flight for the first time at the end of the 1973-74 season. They remained in the Czechoslovak First League for two seasons, before suffering relegation back to the second tier. At the end of the 1993-94 campaign, Jablonec once again gained promotion to the top division, which by now was the Czech Republic's Gambrinus Liga. 

Since entering the Czech top flight, the team has enjoyed its most successful period. In their second season, Jablonec finished in 3rd place and that achievement was repeated the following year. In 1997-98, the club lifted its first major trophy, the Czech Cup, after beating Petra Drnovice in the final. In total, the side have reached the final of the Czech Cup on five occasions and they won the competition for the second time in 2011-12. Their best performance in the league came in 2009-10, as they finished in 2nd place. As a result of their league and cup performances, Jablonec have represented the Czech Republic in the UEFA Cup/Europa League on multiple occasions.

Czech Republic international David Lafata is amongst the most notable players to play for the club. During his time with Jablonec, he was the league's top scorer in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

The team play their home matches at the Chance Arena, which was previously known as Střelnice Stadion. The venue underwent significant renovations from 2004 to 2007 and can currently hold a maximum of 6,280 supporters.

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