Dukla Prague is a football club in the Czech Republic, located in Prague. The club was founded in 1948 and was the club of the Czechoslovak Army, named ATK (Army Club of Physical Training). The Czechoslovak Cup, won in 1952, was the team’s first achievement. In 1953 the team was renamed to ÚDA (Central House of Army) and in 1956 they became Dukla Praha. They won the Czechoslovak Championship in 1953 and 1956. Their third title came in the 1957/58 season.
The 1960s was a prolific period for the team because from 1961 till 1964 they won four consecutive Czechoslovak Football League titles and in 1966 they became the champions again. In 1961, 1965, 1966 and 1969 Dukla Prague won Czechoslovak Football Cup titles.
In 1966/67 the team reached the semifinal the European Cup and in the period from 1969 till 1977 they competed in four European Cup tournaments.
In 1977, 1979 and 1982 Dukla was Czechoslovak Football League title holder. In 1978/79 UEFA Cup Dukla reached the quarterfinals, they reached the semifinals the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985/86.
One more League title came in 1990 but since then they faced a decline and then relegated. Their period in lower divisions lasted till Bohumír Ďuričko, Czech entrepreneur, bought the second-division team FC Příbram and the two teams merged in 1966. As a result of investment Dukla promoted to the top division of Czech football in 1997, later the club was renamed to FC Dukla and then to Dukla Příbram, currently that team is named 1. FK Příbram.
The name of Dukla wasn’t used for about ten years before a local team from Prague, whose history dates back to 1959. In recent years the team competed in lower divisions, before the year of 2006 when the team’s management bought the rights of the second-division team Jakubčovice, and Dukla began to compete in the Czech 2. Liga since 2007. The team competed in the second division till they won promotion in the 2010/11 season.
Stadion Juliska is the team’s home venue, it is located in the Dejvice area of Prague and has a capacity of 4,560 spectators.
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