Czech National Football League
CountryCzech Republic
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toCzech First League
Relegation toČFL
Domestic cup(s)Czech Cup
Current championsFK Dukla Prague (2nd title)
Most championshipsMFK Karviná,
SK Dynamo České Budějovice,
FC Hradec Králové (3 titles)
Current: 2023–24 Czech National Football League

The Czech National Football League (Czech: Fotbalová národní liga, FNL), currently known as Fortuna národní liga due to sponsorship reasons, is the second level professional association football league in the Czech Republic. Before 2013 it was known as 2. liga or Druhá liga. The top two teams each season are eligible for promotion to the Czech First League.

The league replaced the I.ČNL (I. Česká národní liga; First Czech National League), which had been established following the end of the nationwide Czechoslovak Second League in 1977. The league became known as simply II. liga (Second League) in 1993 following the establishment of the Czech Republic as an independent state.[1]


There are 16 clubs in the FNL. During the season, which runs from August to May or June, with a winter break between November and February or March, each club plays each of the other clubs twice (once at home, once away) and is awarded three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the top-ranked team is promoted to the Czech First League, providing they obtain a license and meet league requirements, and is replaced by the team that finished 16th in that league. The two teams positioned 2nd and 3rd play a play-out with two teams from the first league positioned 14th and 15th in a home and away format. The two teams that finished at the bottom of the FNL are relegated to either the Bohemian Football League or the Moravian-Silesian Football League, based on geographical criteria. In turn, the champions of each of these regional divisions are promoted to the FNL.

In the 1993–94 season the league was played with 16 teams, before expanding to 18 teams in the 1994–95 season. Since 1995, the league is usually played with 16 teams, but on two occasions a team did not fulfil its fixtures and the full 30 rounds were not completed. Firstly in the 1997–98 Czech 2. Liga as Ústí nad Labem did not fulfil their fixtures and their results were cancelled,[2] and secondly in the 2004–05 Czech 2. Liga as Bohemians' results were expunged after playing only the first half of the season.[3] In the 2020–21 season, only 14 teams competed because of the suspension of the first league in the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participating teams

The following 16 clubs are competing in the 2023–24 Czech National Football League.

Club Location Stadium Capacity 2022–23 position
FC Zbrojovka Brno Brno Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská 10,200 16th in First League
MFK Vyškov Vyškov Sportovní areál Drnovice 4,500 2nd
FK Příbram Příbram Na Litavce 9,100 3rd
FK Dukla Prague Prague Stadion Juliska 8,150 4th
SK Líšeň Brno Stadion SK Líšeň 2,100 5th
FK Varnsdorf Varnsdorf Městský stadion v Kotlině 5,000 6th
FC Silon Táborsko Tábor Stadion v Kvapilově ulici 2,000 7th
MFK Chrudim Chrudim Za Vodojemem 1,500 8th
SK Sigma Olomouc B Olomouc Andrův stadion 12,483 9th
AC Sparta Prague B Prague FK Viktoria Stadion 5,037 10th
FC Sellier & Bellot Vlašim Vlašim Stadion Kollárova ulice 3,000 11th
1. SK Prostějov Prostějov Stadion FK Holice 2,900 12th
SFC Opava Opava Stadion v Městských sadech 7,524 13th
FC Vysočina Jihlava Jihlava Stadion v Jiráskově ulici 4,500 14th
FK Viktoria Žižkov Prague eFotbal Arena 5,037 1st in ČFL
SK Hanácká Slavia Kroměříž Kroměříž Stadion SK Hanácká Slavia Kroměříž 1,529 1st in MSFL

FNL champions

Season Winners Runners-up
1993–94 Sklobižu Jablonec nad Nisou FK Švarc Benešov
1994–95 Uherské Hradiště Ostroj Opava
1995–96 FC Karviná FK Teplice
1996–97 FC Dukla Prague AFK Atlantic Lázně Bohdaneč
1997–98 FK Chmel Blšany FC Karviná
1998–99 Bohemians Prague SK České Budějovice
1999–2000 Synot Staré Město FC Viktoria Plzeň
2000–01 FC Hradec Králové SFC Opava
2001–02 SK Dynamo České Budějovice FK Zlín
2002–03 FC Viktoria Plzeň SFC Opava
2003–04 FK Mladá Boleslav FK Drnovice
2004–05 FK SIAD Most FC Vysočina Jihlava
2005–06 SK Kladno SK Dynamo České Budějovice
2006–07 FK Viktoria Žižkov Bohemians 1905
2007–08 Bohemians Prague FK Marila Příbram
2008–09 Bohemians 1905 FC Zenit Čáslav
2009–10 FC Hradec Králové FK Ústí nad Labem
2010–11 FK Dukla Prague FK Viktoria Žižkov
2011–12 FK Ústí nad Labem FC Vysočina Jihlava
2012–13 1. SC Znojmo Bohemians 1905
2013–14 SK Dynamo České Budějovice FC Hradec Králové
2014–15 SK Sigma Olomouc FK Varnsdorf
2015–16 MFK Karviná FC Hradec Králové
2016–17 SK Sigma Olomouc FC Baník Ostrava
2017–18 SFC Opava 1.FK Příbram
2018–19 SK Dynamo České Budějovice FC Vysočina Jihlava
2019–20 FK Pardubice FC Zbrojovka Brno
2020–21 FC Hradec Králové SK Líšeň
2021–22 FC Zbrojovka Brno FC Sellier & Bellot Vlašim
2022–23 MFK Karviná MFK Vyškov
2023–24 FK Dukla Prague SK Sigma Olomouc B

Teams promoted to the First League since 1993

Top scorers

All information in this table can be found at[7] except for the 2003–04 season, which is sourced from the following link.[8]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
1993–94 Czech Republic Tibor Mičinec Benešov 18
1994–95 Czech Republic Bedřich Hamsa LeRK Brno 22
1995–96 Czech Republic Patrik Holomek Poštorná 16
1996–97 Czech Republic Václav Koloušek Dukla Prague 18
1997–98 Czech Republic Vítězslav Tuma Karviná 19
1998–99 Czech Republic Patrik Holomek Staré Město 18
1999–00 Czech Republic Vladimír Malár Staré Město 24
2000–01 Czech Republic Pavel Černý Hradec Králové 17
2001–02 Czech Republic Radek Drulák HFK Olomouc 16
2002–03 Czech Republic Petr Švancara Opava 20
2003–04 Czech Republic Tomáš Kaplan Jihlava 10
Czech Republic Roman Bednář Mladá Boleslav
Czech Republic Vojtěch Schulmeister Sigma Olomouc B
2004–05 Czech Republic Horst Siegl Most 16
2005–06 Czech Republic Petr Faldyna České Budějovice 19
2006–07 Czech Republic Petr Faldyna Jihlava 15
2007–08 Czech Republic Petr Faldyna Jihlava 13
2008–09 Czech Republic Martin Jirouš Sokolov 18
2009–10 Czech Republic Pavel Černý Hradec Králové 14
Cameroon Dani Chigou Dukla Prague
Czech Republic Karel Kroupa Zlín
2010–11 Cameroon Dani Chigou Dukla Prague 19
2011–12 Czech Republic Jiří Mlika Sokolov 19
2012–13 Czech Republic Lukáš Železník Zlín 13
2013–14 Czech Republic David Vaněček Hradec Králové 17
2014–15 Czech Republic Václav Vašíček Sigma Olomouc 13
2015–16 Czech Republic Jan Pázler Hradec Králové 17
2016–17 Czech Republic Jakub Plšek Sigma Olomouc 18
2017–18 Czech Republic Jan Pázler Hradec Králové 21
2018–19 Czech Republic David Ledecký České Budějovice 18
2019–20 Czech Republic Stanislav Klobása Jihlava 17
2020–21 Czech Republic Jaroslav Málek Líšeň 13
2021–22 Czech Republic Jakub Řezníček Zbrojovka Brno 18
2022–23 Czech Republic Tomáš Wágner Viagem Příbram 17
2023–24 Czech Republic Jakub Řezníček Zbrojovka Brno 13


  1. ^ Due to dissolution of Czechoslovakia
  2. ^ Union Cheb was relegated due to bankruptcy
  3. ^ Drnovice were refused a Czech First League license so Plzeň were promoted to replace them[4]
  4. ^ Čáslav wasn't able to play 1st liga due to financial problems.[5]
  5. ^ Ústí wasn't able to play 1st liga due to problems with their stadium[6]


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  2. ^ "Czech Republic 1997/98". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bohemians přišli o licenci, ve 2. lize končí" (in Czech). 28 February 2005. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Drnovice v první lize končí, na řadě je Plzeň" (in Czech). 14 June 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Slovácko se vrací do ligy, koupilo postup od Čáslavi". (in Czech). 10 June 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ Novák, Jaromír (6 June 2012). "Brno postupuje do první ligy, Ústí doplatilo na nevyhovující stadion" (in Czech). Retrieved 25 August 2014.
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