FC Spartak Trnava
|Full name||FC Spartak Trnava|
|Nickname(s)||Bíli andeli (The White Angels)|
|Founded||30 May 1923 |
as TŠS Trnava
|Fortuna Liga, 1st|
FC Spartak Trnava (Slovak pronunciation:
The club was founded on 30 May 1923 by the merger of Šk Čechie and ČšŠk into TSS Trnava. After a communist takeover it became affiliated with the metal industry and was renamed to TJ Kovosmalt ("Metal-enamel"). In 1952, the club gained its current name.
The Golden era of Spartak began in the 1966–67 season. The team of legendary coach Anton Malatinský was top of the league by the autumn, but by the end of the season had finished only in third place. Great success was achieved in the
Ajax won 3–2 on aggregate.
Under the management of
Although Spartak finished 16th (and last) in the last unified Czechoslovak league season in 1992–93, the latter half of the 1990s can be considered the renaissance of football in Trnava. In the 1995–96 season, Spartak finished third and its popularity grew. The 1996–97 season was a memorable on for the fans of Spartak,