Mladá Boleslav

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Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

Mladá Boleslav

About Mladá Boleslav

Fotbalový Klub Mladá Boleslav, usually known more simply as Mladá Boleslav, was founded in 1902 as a sports club for students. Located in the north of the Czech Republic, the team has risen to prominence in the country in recent years and has started to compete for major domestic honours.

Upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and the foundation of the Czech Republic's own league system, Mladá Boleslav were competing in the country's third tier. At the end of thr 1994-95 season, the club suffered relegation to the fourth division. However, back-to-back league title wins led to consecutive promotions, carrying the team into the second division. Over the course of six seasons in the league, the side gradually climbed up the division and in 2003-04, Mladá Boleslav finished in 1st place. As a result, they gained promotion to the top flight, the Gambrinus Liga, for the first time.

Since reaching the top division, the club took little time to establish itself. After a 14th place finish in their first season, Mladá Boleslav made a huge leap forward and ended their second season as league runners up. In 2006-07, they again competed near the top of the league, eventually finishing the campaign in 3rd place. The 2010-11 season brought about the club's biggest success to date, as Mladá Boleslav lifted the Czech Cup for the first time, having defeated Sigma Olomouc in the final. In 2006-07, they reached the qualification stage of the UEFA Champions League and the side have also represented their country in the UEFA Cup on several occasions.

Over the years, a number of Czech Republic international footballers have worn the Mladá Boleslav jersey, with examples including Roman Bednář, Václav Koloušek, Michal Papadopulos, Jan Rajnoch and Marek Kulič.

The team play their home games at Městský Stadion, which is owned by the town of Mladá Boleslav. The stadium is able to hold up to 5,000 spectators for football matches.