- MFK Dubnica
Football club infobox
clubname = MFK Dubnica
fullname = Mestský futbalový klub Dubnica
nickname = -
founded = 1926
Štadión Zimný, Dubnica nad Váhom
capacity = 5,450
chairman = Ivan Nemečkay
season = 2007-08
position = First Division, 9th
MFK Dubnica is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of
Dubnica nad Váhom.
ZTS Dubnica was founded in 1926 and spent much of its early years playing in the regional Czechoslovakian leagues until 1977 where they were finally promoted to the national first division and finished a respectable 9th in their first season. The team continued in top flight football for 10 years before being relegated in 1987 and it would be at least another 10 years before the team would play at the highest national level again but this time in the independent state of
Slovakia. In 1996 Dubnica gained its promotion from the Slovak second division to form part of a newly structured league consisting of one league and 15 other teams. Dubnica would then be relegated the following season, which would set a trend of swinging between the first and second divisions. 2005 saw a turn in fortunes for Dubnica, a 4th place finished earned them a place in Europe for the second time playing in the Intertoto Cup.
The first match saw them come up against
Vasas SCof Hungary, the match ended 0-0 in the first leg but the second leg saw Dubnica duely despatch the Hungarian side 2-0 at home. This win next saw the club taken to Turkeyto face tough competition in B.B. Ankarasporbut Dubnica upset the home team with a shock 4-0 win and defended this lead well in the second leg only to lose 1-0. Dubnica's next match saw them take on the English team, Newcastle United F.C.but they proved to be too strong and failed to win either legs losing 3-1 and 2-0 respectively.
* 1926 - Founded as "SK Dubnica"
* 1948 - Renamed "ŠK Sokol Škoda Dubnica"
* 1952 - Renamed "ŠK Sokol Vorošilov"
* 1953 - Renamed "DŠO Spartak ŠK Dubnica"
* 1962 - Renamed "TJ Spartak ŠK Dubnica"
* 1965 - Renamed "TJ Spartak SMZ Dubnica"
* 1978 - Renamed "TJ Spartak ZTS ŠK Dubnica"
* 1993 - Renamed "FK ZTS Kerametal Dubnica"
* 1999 - Renamed "FK ZTS Dubnica"
* 2003 - First European qualification, 2003
* 2008 - Renamed "MFK Dubnica"
* Slovakian League "(1993 - Present)"
** "Best finish:" 4th - 1995
*sk icon [http://www.fkdubnica.sk Official website]
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