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Dynamo Kyiv
FC Dynamo Kyiv logo.svg
Full name Football Club Dynamo Kyiv
Founded 13 May 1927; 87 years ago (1927-05-13)
Ground NSC Olimpiyskiy
Ground Capacity 70,050
President Ihor Surkis
Head coach Serhiy Rebrov
League Ukrainian Premier League
2013–14 4th
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Dynamo Kyiv (Ukrainian: Футбольний Клуб Динамо Київ [dɨˈnamo ˈkɨjiʋ̥]) is a Ukrainian professional football club based in Kiev. Founded in 1927 as part of the Soviet Dynamo Sports Society, the club currently plays in the Ukrainian Premier League, and has never been relegated to a lower division. Their home is the 70,050 capacity Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex. It is by far Ukraine's most popular football club.[1]

Since 1936 Dynamo has spent its entire history in the top league of Soviet and later Ukrainian football. Its most successful periods are associated with Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who coached the team during three stints, leading them to numerous domestic and European titles. Dynamo Kyiv became the only Soviet club outside of Moscow that managed to overcome the total hegemony of Moscow-based clubs in the Soviet Top League. The Spartak Moscow - Dynamo Kyiv became the most exciting football rivalry in the Soviet Union that almost completely eclipsed the Moscow's derby Spartak - Dynamo. Since late 1960s the club almost annually (with few breaks) participates at the UEFA continental competitions.

Over the history Dynamo Kyiv has won 26 national titles (including 13 Soviet), 18 national cup competitions (including 9 Soviet Cups), and 3 continental titles (including 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cups). Along with FC Dinamo Tbilisi, they were the only two Soviet clubs that succeeded in the UEFA competitions. The first team of Dynamo became a base team for the Soviet Union national football team in 1970-80s and the Ukraine national football team in 1990-2000s. The two stars on the club's crest each signify 10 domestic titles the club has won.

History overview[edit]

Early history[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv in 1928

On May 13, 1927 the statute of the Kievan Proletarian Sport Society (PST) Dynamo was officially registered by the special commission in affairs of public organizations and unions of the Kiev district. The All-Union sport society of Dynamo itself was just earlier formed in 1923 on the initiative of the Felix Dzerzhinsky. Under the banner of Dynamo gathered the representatives of the GPU (the State Political Directorate, that is, the Soviet secret police), the best footballers of which defended the honors of the Trade Union club "Sovtorgsluzhashchie"[2] (portmanteau for Soviet retail servicemen). However the leadership of Dynamo did not dare to reorganize the well-established club and the main title contender in the middle of a playing season and therefore the first mentioning about the football club Dynamo could only be found on April 5, 1928 in the Russian-language newspaper Vecherni Kiev ("Evening Kiev").

It was then when by the initiative of Semen Zapadny, chief of the Kiev GPU, the football team was created. His deputy, Serhiy Barminsky, started to form the team not only out of regular chekists (members of the Soviet secret police), but also footballers of other clubs in the city. All the footballers were either part of the consolidated city team or the city champions. The newly created team played its first official game on July 1, 1928 against a local consolidated city team while visiting Bila Tserkva. Already on the fifth minute the Dynamo-men opened the score in the game, however at the end the club lost it 1:2. On July 15 the Bila Tserkva newspaper Radyanska Nyva ("Soviet Fields") put it in such words:

The next match played by Dynamo was on July 17, 1928 against another Dynamo from the port city of Odessa. As the club gained more experience and played on a regular basis, it started to fill the stadium with spectators with both the club and football in general gaining popularity in Soviet Ukraine.

Soviet era[edit]

During the Soviet era, the club was one of the main rivals, and often the only rival, to football clubs from Moscow. Its ability to challenge the dominance of the Moscow clubs in Soviet football, and frequently defeat them to win the Soviet championship, was a matter of national pride for Ukraine. Leaders of the Ukrainian SSR unofficially regarded the club as their national team and provided it with generous support, making Dynamo a professional team of international importance.

In 1936 the first Soviet Championship was played, and Dynamo Kyiv was one of the pioneers of the newly formed league. The club's early successes were however limited to a 2nd place finish in 1936 and 3rd place in 1937. In the 1941 season, the club only played 9 matches, as World War II interrupted league play.

The Death Match[edit]

Main article: The Death Match
Poster of the return match

The story is often told of how the Dynamo team, playing as "Start, City of Kiev All-Stars", was executed by a firing squad in the summer of 1942 for defeating an All-Star team from the German armed forces by 5–1. The actual story, as recounted by Y. Kuznetsov, is considerably more complex. This match has subsequently become known as "The Death Match".

After the Nazi occupation of Ukraine began, several members of the Dynamo team found employment in the city's Bakery No. 3, and continued to play amateur football. During Kiev's occupation, the team was spotted by the Germans and were invited to play against an army team. The team played under the name of "Start", comprising eight players from Dynamo Kyiv (Nikolai Trusevych, Mikhail Svyridovskiy, Nikolai Korotkykh, Oleksiy Klimenko, Fedir Tyutchev, Mikhail Putistin, Ivan Kuzmenko, Makar Honcharenko) and three players from Lokomotiv Kiev (Vladimir Balakin, Vasil Sukharev and Mikhail Melnyk).

In July and August 1942 "Start" played a series of matches against the Germans and their allies. On July 12 a German army team was defeated. A stronger army team was selected for the next match on July 17, which "Start" defeated 6–0. On July 19 "Start" defeated the Hungarian team MSG Wal by 5–1. The Hungarians proposed a return match, held on July 26, but were defeated again 3–2.

"Start"'s streak was noticed and a match was announced for August 6 against a "most powerful" "undefeated" German Luftwaffe Flakelf (anti-aircraft artillery) team, but despite the game being talked up by the newspapers, they failed to report the 5–1 result. On August 9 "Start" played a "friendly" against Flakelf and again defeated them. The team defeated Rukh 8–0 on August 16, and afterwards, some of "Start"'s players were arrested by the Gestapo, tortured – Nikolai Korotkykh dying under torture – and sent to the nearby labour camp at Syrets. There is speculation that the players were arrested due to the intrigues of Georgy Shvetsov, founder and trainer of the "Rukh" team, as the arrests were made in a couple of days after "Start" defeated "Rukh".

In February 1943, following an attack by partisans or a conflict of the prisoners and administration, one-third of the prisoners at Syrets were killed in reprisal, including Ivan Kuzmenko, Oleksey Klymenko, and the goalkeeper Nikolai Trusevich. Three of the other players, Makar Honcharenko, Fedir Tyutchev and Mikhail Sviridovskiy, who were in a work squad in the city that day, were arrested a few days later or, according to other sources, escaped and hid in the city until it was liberated.

The story inspired three films: the 1961 Hungarian film drama Two Half Times in Hell, the 1981 American film Escape to Victory and the 2012 Russian film Match.

Recent years[edit]

In 1989 the club transitioned into an independent company being disassociated from the Ukrainian republican society of Dynamo. During the last seasons of the Soviet Top League, it competed in the national colors of Ukraine as part of the national movement that grew very popular. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the club became a member of the newly formed Ukrainian Premier League. However already in summer of 1993 the club appeared in its first crisis as the economic policy of Dynamo president Viktor Bezverkhy set Dynamo on the path to bankruptcy. On July 19, 1993 an extraordinary assembly of coaches and players fired Viktor Bezverkhy and established a stock society "Football Club "Dynamo (Kyiv)". The president of the newly formed company was elected Hryhoriy Surkis. The republican and city councils of the Dynamo society agreed to hand over to FC Dynamo Kyiv two training centers and the Dynamo Stadium. The founders besides the football team and the Dynamo councils became also the commercial- consulting center "Slavutych" and the British firm "Newport Management". Also there was created a review board consisting of directors of the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior, Security Service of Ukraine, Border Troops and General Prosecutor.

Dynamo's status as the country's principal club did not change however with the above-mentioned events as they went on to dominate domestic competitions, winning or being runner-up in every year of the Premier League's existence and becoming a fixture in the UEFA Champions League. Its main rival in Ukraine is Shakhtar Donetsk, a team from the Donbas region, that came second to Dynamo several times before winning its first Premier League in 2002. The matches between these two sides are called the Ukrainian derby.

In 2007, as a part of club's 80-year anniversary two gold stars were added to the top of the crest, representing ten Ukrainian championship titles and ten USSR champion titles. Due to club's poor performance in the UEFA Champions League during the last two seasons, Dynamo's management took a somewhat unexpected decision by appointing the first foreign manager in the club's history. Previously, only former players or Dynamo football academy graduates became managers, but in December 2007 Russian coach Yuri Semin was invited to become the new manager of Dynamo Kyiv. However, the club yielded to Shakhtar Donetsk in both the Ukrainian Cup and Ukrainian Premier League in 2008. In 2009. in the club's most successful European campaign since 1999, it reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup (eliminating such teams as Valencia CF and PSG) but was defeated at that stage by Shakhtar Donetsk. However, 2009 also brought success as the club celebrated its 13th Ukrainian Premier League title.

In a season which contained their record win, a 9–0 victory over FC Illichivets Mariupol, club only managed to finish runners-up in the league in 2010–11, after FC Shakhtar Donetsk.[3] In what would be icon Andrei Shevchenko's final season at the club, club also finished runners-up in 2011–12.[4]

In April 2013, it was announced the club would be forced to play two European ties behind closed doors due to racism from fans during previous European ties.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv has participated in all of the USSR and Ukrainian championships to date, and has won both competitions more times than any other team. The club's best performances were in the 1970s and 1980s, a time at which the Soviet Union national football team was composed mostly of players from the club. Dynamo Kyiv also tied the national record for winning three consecutive Soviet Premier League titles in 1966, 1967, and 1968. Dynamo Kyiv won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1975 and 1986 as well as the European Super Cup in 1975, after two games against Bayern Munich. In 1977, 1987, and 1999, the club reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. These victories are associated with the name of Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who played for the club in the 1960s and later became the club's long-term head coach. In 2009 the club reached the semi-final of UEFA Cup.

Dynamo striker Oleh Blokhin is the Soviet Premier League's all-time top scorer with 211 goals, and has also made more appearances than any other player in the championship's history with 432.

Colours[edit]

Dynamo's traditional colours are white and dark blue, with white being the predominant colour. Throughout their history the club has usually played in a white shirt and blue shorts, until 1961 when a blue sash was briefly added to the kit. Although it was removed soon afterwards, in 2004 the club's management decided to restore the famous sash as a talisman. It was added to the away kit and remained there until the beginning of the 2008–09 season, when it was replaced by a white kit with a shirt having thin blue vertical stripes, the first time in over 50 years that a club has worn such a pattern.

During the last two seasons before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Dynamo's kit was similar to Metalist, yellow shirts and blue shorts. That kit at the time carried a symbolical meaning, representing the national colours of the yet-not-adopted Ukraine national flag. In the 1990 Soviet Cup Final the yellow-blue Dynamo team thrashed the all-Red Lokomotiv 6:1 at Luzhniki Stadium. Recently, in the early years of Ukrainian independence, the club swapped their yellow colour for white. However blue remained one of Dynamo's colours and is still a main colour of the club's away kit.

The club's current sponsors, Adidas and Ukrainian bank Nadra Bank, feature on the team shirt, the former also being the manufacturer of the kit.

Crest[edit]

Dynamo's first logo which featured on their shirts in 1927 was a signature blue "Д" (D) in a vertical rhombus. Over the years, the club's logo has undergone many changes and replacements, but the signature "D" has remained ever since.

In 2003 after Dynamo won their 10th domestic trophy, a golden star was added at the top of the logo to celebrate club's success. The second star was added to the logo in 2007 during celebrations of Dynamo's 80-year anniversary. Although Dynamo won only 13 Ukrainian league titles, their 13 titles as USSR Champions were taken into account.

Honours[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

The club's home ground, Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, is situated in a picturesque park located in the centre of the city, close to the Dnieper River bank. The stadium holds 16,873 spectators, and has been the club's home ever since 1934. When it was built the stadium's capacity was 23,000.[6] After being destroyed in 1941 during World War II, it was rebuilt in 1954. By the end of the 20th century, the stadium was reconstructed once more, now becoming a football-only venue, and having individual seats installed, which reduced the capacity down to its present one. In 2002 after the sudden death of Dynamo's longtime player and coach Valeriy Lobanovskyi, the stadium was renamed in his honour. After NSK Olympiyskiy was closed for reconstruction in 2008, Dynamo also began to play its European games at the Lobanovsky Stadium.

Due to a high demand for European fixtures of the club throughout its European history Dynamo played a majority of their home fixtures at Kiev's and Ukraine's largest stadium, the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, historically dubbed The Republican Stadium, which held 83,450 spectators. The stadium has been the home of the Ukrainian Cup final since its inaugural game in 1992 and up until 2007. The stadium was closed for a major reconstruction in 2008, after Ukraine and Poland were chosen to host the UEFA Euro 2012. The Olympiysky will be Kiev's main venue as well as the stadium to host the final; it will also become an UEFA Elite rated stadiums.

The team also has a modern-equipped training base in the Kiev suburb of Koncha-Zaspa. The club maintains its own football school for children and youths, also situated in Kiev. Junior Dynamo teams are colloquially known as Dynamo-2 and Dynamo-3. Its reserves team -called "double" (дубль) in both Ukrainian and Russian- participates in the national Reserves tournament, where "doubles" of all 16 Vyscha Liga teams compete. Many notable Dynamo Kyiv players progressed through the club's youth system, among them is Andriy Shevchenko, one of the graduates of the school.

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[7] Football kit Shirt sponsor
1975-1987 Adidas -
1987 Commodore
1987-1988 OCRIM
1988-1989 -
1989 Duarig FISAC Como
1989-1990 Admiral FISAC
1990-1991 Lufthansa
1992-1994 Umbro Lufthansa
1994-1995 -
1996 Prominvestbank
1996-2004 Adidas Prominvestbank
2004-2006 Gazprom
2006 Ukrtelekom
2007-2013 PrivatBank
2013 Nadra Bank

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 September 2014[8][9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ukraine GK Oleksandr Shovkovskyi (captain)
2 Brazil DF Danilo Silva
3 Ukraine DF Yevhen Selin
4 Portugal MF Miguel Veloso
6 Austria DF Aleksandar Dragović
7 Netherlands FW Jeremain Lens
9 Ukraine MF Roman Bezus
10 Ukraine FW Andriy Yarmolenko (vice-captain)
16 Ukraine MF Serhiy Sydorchuk
17 Ukraine MF Serhiy Rybalka
19 Ukraine MF Denys Garmash
20 Ukraine MF Oleh Husyev (vice-captain)
22 Ukraine FW Artem Kravets
No. Position Player
23 Ukraine GK Oleksandr Rybka
24 Croatia DF Domagoj Vida
25 Nigeria MF Lukman Haruna
27 Ukraine DF Yevhen Makarenko
29 Ukraine MF Vitaliy Buyalskyi
34 Ukraine DF Yevhen Khacheridi
45 Ukraine MF Vladyslav Kalytvyntsev
72 Ukraine GK Artur Rudko
77 Ukraine MF Andriy Tsurikov
85 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Dieumerci Mbokani
90 Morocco MF Younès Belhanda
91 Poland FW Łukasz Teodorczyk
Republic of Macedonia DF Goran Popov

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ukraine GK Maksym Koval (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Ukraine GK Myroslav Bon (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Ukraine GK Oleksiy Shevchenko (at Olimpik Donetsk)
Nigeria DF Ayila Yussuf (at Metalist)
Ukraine DF Serhiy Lyulka (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Latvia DF Vitālijs Jagodinskis (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Ukraine MF Serhiy Myakushko (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Argentina MF Facundo Bertoglio (at Club Tigre)
No. Position Player
Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar (at QPR)
Croatia MF Ognjen Vukojević (at Dinamo Zagreb)
Ukraine MF Vitaliy Kaverin (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Ukraine FW Vyacheslav Panfilov (at Hoverla Uzhhorod)
Brazil FW Dudu (at Grêmio Porto Alegrense)
Colombia FW Andrés Escobar (at FC Dallas)
Argentina FW Marco Ruben (at Tigres UANL)

Retired number(s)[edit]

12Ukraine Club Supporters (the 12th Man)

Notable managers[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Dynamo Kyiv managers.
  • In the Ukrainian championship

The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge of Dynamo Kyiv:

Name Period Trophies
Ukraine Mykhaylo Fomenko 1993 1 league title, 1 domestic cup
Ukraine Yozhef Sabo 1993–95, 1995–96, 2004–05, 2007 2 league titles, 2 domestic cups
Ukraine Mykola Pavlov 1995 1 league title
Ukraine Valeriy Lobanovskyi 1973–82, 1984–90, 1997–02 5 league titles, 3 domestic cups, 3 European cups
Ukraine Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko 2002–04, 2012 2 league titles, 1 domestic cup, 1 super cup
Ukraine Anatoliy Demyanenko 2005–07 1 league title, 2 domestic cups, 2 super cups
Russia Yuri Semin 2007–09, 2010–2012 1 league title, 1 super cup
Russia Valery Gazzaev 2009–2010 1 super cup
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin 2012–2014
Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov 2014- 1 domestic cup

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union Soviet Union[edit]

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1936 1st 2/(7) 6 4 0 2 18 11 14 spring season
6/(8) 7 1 3 3 16 19 12 1/32 finals fall season
1937 3/(9) 16 7 6 3 33 24 36
1938 4/(26) 25 15 6 4 76 35 36 Point system change
1939 8/(14) 26 9 8 9 39 44 26
1940 8/(13) 24 6 9 9 32 49 21 Not played
1941 8/(15) 9 4 2 3 16 14 10 Not played Unofficial (did not finish due to World War II)
No championship in 1942-1944
1945 1st 11/(12) 22 1 6 15 13 50 8
1946 12/(12) 22 4 5 13 18 39 13 Semi-finals
1947 4/(13) 24 9 9 6 27 31 27
1948 10/(14) 26 7 6 13 32 50 20
1949 7/(18) 34 17 6 11 48 47 40
1950 13/(19) 36 10 11 15 39 53 31
1951 8/(15) 28 9 9 10 43 39 27
1952 2/(14) 13 7 3 3 26 14 17
1953 8/(11) 20 6 5 9 21 26 17
1954 5/(13) 24 8 10 6 31 29 26 Winner
1955 6/(12) 22 8 6 8 31 37 22
1956 4/(12) 22 7 10 5 32 31 24 Not played
1957 6/(12) 22 8 7 7 30 30 23
1958 6/(12) 22 7 9 6 40 33 23
1959 7/(12) 22 6 8 8 26 33 20 Not played
1960 1/(11) 20 13 2 5 46 23 28 Qualifying round
2/(6) 10 5 1 4 19 14 11 Final group
1961 2/(11) 20 12 5 3 41 19 29 Qualifying round
1/(10) 30 18 9 3 58 28 45 Final group
1962 1/(11) 20 14 5 1 44 20 33 Qualifying round
5/(12) 22 8 9 5 36 28 25 Final group
1963 9/(20) 38 16 12 10 68 48 44
1964 6/(17) 32 10 16 6 42 29 36 Winner
1965 2/(17) 32 22 6 4 58 22 50
1966 1/(19) 36 23 10 3 66 17 56 Winner CWC 1/4 finals
1967 1/(19) 36 21 12 3 51 11 54
1968 1/(20) 38 21 15 3 58 25 57 ECC Second round
1969 1/(10) 18 10 8 0 25 6 28 Qualifying round
2/(14) 26 16 7 3 37 13 39 ECC withdrew Final round
1970 7/(17) 32 14 5 13 36 32 33 Semi-finals ECC Second round
1971 1/(16) 30 17 10 3 41 17 44
1972 2/(16) 30 12 11 7 52 38 35 1/8 finals
1973 2/(16) 30 16 8 6 44 23 36 Runner-up ECC 1/4 finals Draw games rule
1974 1/(16) 30 14 12 4 49 24 40 Winner UC Third round
1975 1/(16) 30 17 9 4 53 30 43 CWC Winner Winner of UEFA Super Cup
1976 8/(16) 15 5 5 5 14 12 15
2/(16) 15 6 6 3 22 16 18 ECC 1/4 finals
1977 1/(16) 30 14 15 1 51 12 43 ECC Semi-finals
1978 2/(16) 30 15 9 6 42 20 38 Winner UC 1/32 finals (first round) Draw games rule
1979 3/(18) 34 21 5 8 51 26 47 1/4 finals ECC 1/8 finals (second round)
1980 1/(18) 34 21 9 4 63 23 51 Semi-finals UC 1/8 finals (third round)
1981 1/(18) 34 22 9 3 58 26 53 1/4 finals UC 1/32 finals (first round)
1982 2/(18) 34 18 10 6 58 25 46 Winner ECC 1/4 finals
1983 7/(18) 34 14 10 10 50 34 38 1/4 finals ECC 1/4 finals
1984 10/(18) 34 12 13 9 46 30 34 1/8 finals UC 1/32 finals (first round) Draw games rule
1985 1/(18) 34 20 8 6 64 26 48 Winner
1986 1/(16) 30 14 11 5 53 33 39 1/8 finals CWC Winner Runner-Up of UEFA Super Cup
1987 6/(16) 30 11 10 9 37 27 32 Winner ECC Semi-finals
1988 2/(16) 30 17 9 4 43 19 43 1/8 finals ECC 1/16 finals (first round)
1989 3/(16) 30 13 12 5 44 27 38 Semi-finals
1990 1/(13) 24 14 6 4 44 20 34 Winner UC 1/8 finals (third round)
1991 5/(16) 30 13 9 8 43 34 35 1/16 finals CWC 1/4 finals

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

Season Division Position Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st 2 18 13 4 1 31 13 30 1/4 finals ECC Group stage Final: Tavriya SimferopolDynamo Kyiv-1:0
1992–93 1 30 18 8 4 59 14 44 Winner UC 1/16 finals (second round)
1993–94 34 23 10 1 61 21 56 1/8 finals ECL first round
1994–95 25 8 1 87 24 83 1/4 finals ECL Final poule
1995–96 24 7 3 65 17 79 Winner ECL Group stage Dq from ECL for bribing
1996–97 30 23 4 3 69 20 73 1/8 finals UC 1/32 finals (first round) ECL – Qual round
1997–98 30 23 3 4 70 15 72 Winner ECL 1/4 finals
1998–99 30 23 5 2 75 17 74 Winner ECL 1/2 finals
1999-00 30 27 3 0 85 18 84 Winner ECL 2nd group stage
2000–01 26 20 4 2 58 17 64 1/16 finals ECL 1st group stage yielded to FC Spartak Sumy in Domestic Cup
2001–02 2 26 20 5 1 62 9 65 Runner-up ECL 1st group stage
2002–03 1 30 23 4 3 66 20 73 Winner UC 3rd round ECL – 1st group stage
2003–04 30 23 4 3 68 20 73 1/2 finals ECL 1st group stage
2004–05 2 30 23 4 3 58 14 73 Winner UC 1/32 finals ECL – group stage
2005–06 30 23 6 1 68 20 75 Winner ECL 2nd qual round
2006–07 1 30 22 8 0 67 23 74 Winner ECL Group stage
2007–08 2 30 22 5 3 65 26 71 Runner-up ECL Group stage
2008–09 1 30 26 1 3 71 19 79 1/2 finals UC 1/2 finals ECL – group stage
2009–10 2 30 22 5 3 61 16 71 1/4 finals ECL Group Stage
2010–11 30 20 5 5 60 24 65 Runner-up EL 1/4 finals ECL – 4th qual. round
2011–12 30 23 6 1 56 12 75 1/8 finals EL Group Stage ECL – 3rd qual. round
2012–13 3 30 20 2 8 55 23 62 1/16 finals EL 1/16 finals ECL – group stage
2013–14 4 28 16 5 7 55 33 53 Winner EL Round of 32
2014–15 1/8 finals EL Group Stage

European campaigns[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
European Cup / UEFA Champions League
1972–73 Quarter Final eliminated by Spain Real Madrid 0–0 in Kiev, 0–3 in Madrid
1975–76 Quarter Final eliminated by France Saint-Étienne 2–0 in Kiev, 0–3 in Saint-Étienne
1976–77 Semi Final eliminated by Germany Mönchengladbach 1–0 in Kiev, 0–2 in Mönchengladbach
1981–82 Quarter Final eliminated by England Aston Villa 0–0 in Kiev, 0–2 in Birmingham
1986–87 Semi Final eliminated by Portugal Porto 1–2 in Porto, 1–2 in Kiev
1991–92 Group round finished fourth after Spain Barcelona, Czech Republic Sparta Prague and Portugal Benfica
1997–98 Quarter Final eliminated by Italy Juventus 1–1 in Turin, 1–4 in Kiev
1998–99 Semi Final eliminated by Germany Bayern Munich 3–3 in Kiev, 0–1 in Munich
UEFA Cup
2008–09 Semi Final eliminated by Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 in Kiev, 1–2 in Donetsk
2010–11 Quarter Final eliminated by Portugal Braga 1–1 in Kiev, 0–0 in Braga
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1965–66 Quarter Final eliminated by Scotland Celtic 0–3 in Glasgow, 1–1 in Kiev
1974–75 Winner won Hungary Ferencváros 3–0
1985–86 Winner won Spain Atlético Madrid 3–0
1990–91 Quarter Final eliminated by Spain Barcelona 2–3 in Kiev, 1–1 in Barcelona
UEFA Super Cup
1975 Winner won Germany Bayern Munich 1–0 in Munich, 2–0 in Kiev
1986 Final defeated by Romania Steaua Bucureşti 0–1


UEFA Team ranking 2013[edit]

Rank Country Team Points
19 England Manchester City 70.592
20 Portugal Sporting CP 69.833
21 England Tottenham Hotspur 69.592
1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 68.951
26 Spain Villarreal CF 67.605
27 Netherlands Ajax 64.945
27 Netherlands PSV 64.945
29 Portugal Sporting Braga 62.833

Last update: 2013
Source: xs4all.nl

Player records[edit]

[10] [11]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 30 June 2013
# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Soviet Union Oleh Blokhin 1969–1987 211 29 26 0 266
2 Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2000
2005–2007
113 19 31 0 163
3 Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh 1999–2008 97 22 23 0 142
4 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1994–1999
2009–2012
83 16 37 0 136
5 Ukraine Artem Milevskiy 2002–13 57 11 16 3 87
6 Soviet Union Viktor Kanevskyi 1953–1964 80 5 0 0 85
7 Soviet Union Leonid Buryak 1973–1984 56 12 14 0 82
8 Soviet Union Viktor Kolotov 1971–1981 62 11 8 0 81
9 Soviet Union Viktor Serebryanikov 1959–1971 70 5 4 0 79
9 Ukraine Viktor Leonenko 1992–1998 61 10 8 0 79
10 Soviet Union Andriy Biba 1957–1967 69 8 0 0 77
  • Other – National Super Cup

Most appearances[edit]

As of 27 July 2014[12]
# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Soviet Union Oleh Blokhin 1969–1987 432 67 79 3 582
2 Ukraine Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1993– 382 57 127 7 573
3 Soviet Union Anatoliy Demyanenko 1979–1990
1992–1993
347 47 43 2 439
4 Soviet Union Leonid Buryak 1973–1984 304 52 51 2 409
5 Soviet Union Volodymyr Veremeyev 1968–1982 310 45 44 2 401
6 Soviet Union Volodymyr Muntyan 1965–1977 302 34 35 0 371
7 Ukraine Oleh Husyev 2003– 246 34 84 5 369
8 Soviet Union Volodymyr Bezsonov 1976–1990 278 48 39 3 368
9 Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2000
2005–2007
242 44 73 2 361
10 Ukraine Vladyslav Vashchuk 1993–2002
2005–2008
253 41 62 0 356
  • Other – National Super Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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