History – FC Flora - FC Flora

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FIRST TEAM HISTORY

FC Flora, the biggest and most influential club in the history of Estonia was founded on the 10th of March 1990. It was club president Aivar Pohlak’s dream to plant a seed to grow Estonian football culture in the Soviet Union and so an all Estonian team was founded based on the legendary Tallinna Lõvid youth team. It incidentally fell to the period of the Soviet Union’s collapse.

Flora has won the league title 13 times, silver medal 6 times, and bronze 6 times during the 30 seasons since Estonia regained its independence. We haven’t reached a podium place only five times, remarkably never dropping below fourth place. Since 1992 only JK Narva Trans has played in Estonias highest division every season besides FC Flora. 

FC Flora made Estonian football history becoming the first Estonian football club to ever reach UEFA competitions group stages. FC Flora reached to new UEFA competition UEFA Europe Conference League group stage after beating Irish Champions Shamrock Rovers on an aggregate score of 5-2. Flora gained 5 wins and 3 one-goal losses during qualifying rounds. Flora started from UEFA Champions League first qualifying round where they faced Maltese club Hibernians FC. Flora won 5-0 on aggregate. 2nd round was against Polish giants Legia Warszawa which they lost 3-1 on aggregate. Continuing the journey in Europe, Flora faced Cyprosi side Omonoia Nicosia in the Europa League 3rd qualifying round. Flora lost the first game away 0-1 and won at home 2-1, but lost on penalties 4-5 which saw FLora relegating to the brand new competition UEFA Europa Conference League play-off. In paly-off Flora was against Irish Champions Shamrock Rovers. Flora won 5-2 on aggregate and reached the first-ever UEFA competition group stage. Flora was on the 3rd pot – there are 4 pots. Flora was drawn to B group with Belgian side KAA Gent, Serbian club Partizan Belgrade, and Cyprosi team Anorthosis Famagusta. The club’s historical first European group stage game will be played at home in A. Le Coq Arena on 16th September.

Estonian Champion
1993/94
1994/95
1997/98
1998
2001
2002
2003
2010
2011
2015
2017
2019
2020

Estonian Cup winner
1995
1998
2008
2009
2011
2013
2016
2020

Estonian SuperCup winner
1998
2002
2003
2004
2009
2011
2012
2014
2016
2020
2021

WOMEN’S TEAM’S HISTORY

FC Flora women’s team was first brought to life in March 1997.