THE THIRST THAT LASTS FOREVER

Forty years ago, Zbrojovka Brno won the Czechoslovak First League, their only major honour to date.
This is the story of that historic title-winning season.

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A PLACE THAT SHOULD BE HOME

Part history, part personal story. Brno's Stadion Za Lužánkami means a lot of things to a lot a lot of people.

SPEEDING ON THE STREETS

"You’d pretend to be all cool, of course, but the old heart would be banging about inside your chest.”

BRNO 1-2 SLAVIA PRAGUE (1995)

The perfect mixture of occasion, context and defeat that perfectly encapsulates the Czech Republic’s biggest underachievers.

BRNO 4-2 SPARTA PRAGUE (2007)

Brno routed Sparta Prague in a performance for the ages. And then it all went wrong.

LOST AND FOUND

One Sunday morning, Ralph Davies went to go find former Zbrojovka forward Milan Pacanda.

THE LAST AMPHIBIAN

A star on ice and on grass, Vlastimil Bubník is Brno's greatest sportsman.

“I LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY”

Petr Janečka was the breakout player of the 1977-78 season. But life after football has not been kind.

5 GAMES

The five games that helped propel Zbrojovka Brno to the 1977-78 Czechoslovak First League title.