FC Chornomorets Odesa

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Chornomorets Odessa
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Full name Football Club Chornomorets Odessa
Nickname(s) The Sailors
Founded 26 March 1936; 78 years ago (1936-03-26)
Ground Chornomorets Stadium
Ground Capacity 34,164
President Leonid Klimov
Head coach Roman Hryhorchuk
League Ukrainian Premier League
2013–14 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

Chornomorets Odessa (Ukrainian: Футбо́льний Клуб Чорномо́рець Оде́са) is a Ukrainian professional football club based in Odessa. The club's home ground is the 34,164 capacity Chornomorets Stadium opened in 1935 and rebuilt in 2011. The club was officially formed in 1936 as Dynamo,[1] but after a number of name and management changes, it emerged under its current name in 1958.[2]

History[edit]

Black Sea[edit]

At the beginning of the 20th century, in Odessa, within limits of Shevchenko Park, a construction started of what was supposed to become a lake. However, after the trench for the lake was dug out, the funding stopped and so did the construction. Soon the hole began to serve as a field for one of city's non-league teams. As the hole resembled a shape of the Black Sea, that was the nickname given to the field, and the team was named Chornomorets, which means "Black Sea man". And although that team is unrelated to the today's club, it was the first team in Odessa to play under that name.

History of name[edit]

Dynamo and previous names[edit]

The official date of foundation of Chornomorets Odessa is considered to be March 26, 1936 as Dynamo Odessa. Dynamo Odessa, however, participated before that in the city championship since 1923 (the year of establishment of the Ukrainian football competitions) winning it in 1933. Initially the club was named as Sparta Odessa. In 1940 after relegating from the Top level the club was merged with Pishchevyk (Kharchovyk) Odessa that participated in the republican competitions (Championship of Ukrainian SSR). In 1941 the club was included into the War Championship (Top division) under the name of Spartak Odessa.

Post WWII club[edit]

After the WWII the club was reestablished as Pishchevik (Kharchovyk) Odessa in the lower Soviet division. In 1950 the club lost its place in the play-offs to Spartak Uzhhorod (Zakarpattia Uzhhorod) and relegating to the republican-level competitions. In 1953 upon the enlargement of the "Class B" competitions (Second division), Metalurh Odessa appeared in the league. Later Metalurh was renamed into the better-known Pishchevik (Kharchovyk) Odessa for a short period of time. Since 1958 the club participate under its current name.

Recent History[edit]

The club was a founding member of the Ukrainian Premier League, winning the Ukrainian Cup and finishing 5th in the inaugural 1992 season. Chornomorets finished 3rd the next two seasons and 2nd during the following two seasons. They also won another domestic Cup in 1994. The club’s most successful spell was achieved under the guidance of Viktor Prokopenko, and later under Leonid Buryak. At the end of the 1997–98 season, following big financial troubles and the sale of a number of leading players, the club was relegated to the First League. They won promotion the following 1998–99 season, but finished in the second last place next year and were relegated again. Chornomorets came back up again for the 2002–03 season and enjoyed several decent seasons in the Premier League. They finished third in the 2005–06 season and took part in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup tournament.

Chornomorets were deducted 6 points by FIFA on November 6, 2008. It was confirmed by Ukrainian Premier League on March 2, 2009.[3] The club managed to finish the 2008–09 season in 10th place despite the deduction. The 2009–10 season started badly with a 5:0 loss to FC Dynamo Kyiv and a poor run of form that saw the team finish the first half of the season in 13th place, just two spots away from the relegation zone. The club was relegated to the First League at the end of the season. It took, however, just a year for Chornomorets to return to the Ukrainian top flight for the 2011–12 season.

FC Chernomorets emblem on the front of stadium «Chernomorets» in Odessa.
UEFA Europa League logo on the field in Odessa on October 3, 2013 before the match Chernomorets-PSV.

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic achievements[edit]

International achievements[edit]

Special prizes[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1936: Club founded as Dynamo Odessa
  • 1940: Club renamed Pischevik / Kharchovyk Odessa
  • 1941: Club renamed Spartak Odessa
  • 1944: Club renamed Pischevik / Kharchovyk Odessa
  • 1953: Club renamed Metallurg / Metalurh Odessa
  • 1955: Club renamed Pischevik / Kharchovyk Odessa
  • 1958: Club renamed Chernomorets / Chornomorets Odessa
  • 1966: Best performance in Soviet Cup – reached semi-finals
  • 1974: Best performance in Soviet Top League – third place
  • 1975: First participation in the UEFA Cup (1975/76)
  • 1992: Took part in the Ukrainian Premier League after the break-up of the Soviet Union and officially registered as the non-amateur club Chornomorets Odesa

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 August 2014 [4][5]

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

No. Position Player
4 Ukraine DF Yuriy Putrash
8 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Kovalchuk
9 Ukraine FW Anatoliy Didenko
10 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Gai
11 Ukraine MF Ivan Bobko
12 Ukraine GK Dmytro Bezotosnyi (Captain)
13 Ukraine GK Yuriy Martyshchuk
17 Ukraine MF Volodymyr Arzhanov
19 Ukraine FW Ruslan Fomin
22 Ukraine FW Vladyslav Kabayev
24 Ukraine MF Dmytro Hrechyshkin (on loan from Shakhtar)
25 Ukraine DF Yevhen Martynenko
No. Position Player
26 Ukraine FW Anton Shynder (on loan from Shakhtar)
27 Ukraine FW Vitaliy Balashov
28 Ukraine MF Serhiy Nazarenko
32 Belarus MF Mikhail Sivakov
33 Ukraine DF Andriy Slinkin
39 Ukraine DF Yevhen Opanasenko
42 Ukraine DF Yevhen Zubeyko
44 Ukraine GK Yevhen Past
52 Cameroon DF Adolphe Teikeu
77 Ukraine DF Pavlo Kutas
94 Ukraine MF Oleh Danchenko

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 MF Yevhen Smyrnov (at Tiraspol)

Current coaching staff[edit]

Coaching staff based on the official website[6]

Position Name
Head Coach Roman Hryhorchuk
Assistant Coach Mykhail Savka
Assistant Coach Stepan Matveyev
Goalkeeping Coach Andriy Hlushchenko
Coach Andriy Telesnenko
Coach Valeriy Porkuyan
U21 Team Head Coach Oleksandr Spychyn
U21 Team Goalkeeping Coach Oleksandr Lavrentsov
U19 Coach Oleksandr Babic
U19 Coach Hennadiy Nizhehorodov
U19 Coach Vitaliy Rudenko

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Note: In Soviet competitions league calendar mostly stretched from spring through fall, while main rounds of the cup tournament sometimes would follow the fall-spring format.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1980 1st 7 34 13 9 12 37 37 35 Group stage
1981 11 34 11 9 14 36 44 31 1/4 finals
1982 10 34 11 11 12 30 36 32 (-1) Group stage Drawn games over limit
1983 8 34 16 5 13 44 46 37 1/8 finals
1984 4 34 16 9 9 49 38 41 1/4 finals Cup tournament switched format
1/8 finals
1985 15 34 11 7 16 44 65 29 1/4 finals UC 2nd round Relegation tournament
1986 15 30 8 7 15 29 37 23 1/16 finals Relegated
1987 2nd 1 42 25 12 5 68 31 62 1/64 finals Promoted
1988 1st 13 30 9 6 15 24 37 24 1/16 finals
1989 6 30 11 9 10 40 41 31 1/8 finals
1990 9 24 8 3 13 23 29 19 1/4 finals UC 2nd round
1991 4 30 10 16 4 39 24 36 1/4 finalsCup

Ukraine[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st 5 18 9 7 2 30 12 35 Winner
1992–93 3 30 17 4 9 31 12 38 1/16 finals CWC 1st round
1993–94 3 34 20 8 6 52 23 48 Winner
1994–95 2 34 22 7 5 62 29 73 1/2 finals CWC 1st round
1995–96 2 34 22 7 5 56 25 73 1/16 finals UC 2nd round
1996–97 7 30 12 6 12 36 31 42 1/4 finals UC 1st round
1997–98 15 30 8 8 14 31 39 32 1/4 finals Relegated
1998–99 2nd 2 38 25 4 9 77 38 79 1/64 finals Promoted
1999–00 1st 15 30 6 8 16 20 50 26 1/16 finals Relegated
2000–01 2nd 6 34 17 6 11 44 28 57 1/8 finals
2001–02 2 34 21 4 9 48 21 67 1/16 finals Promoted
2002–03 1st 8 30 10 4 16 31 45 34 1/16 finals
2003–04 5 30 11 12 7 38 33 45 1/2 finals
2004–05 6 30 12 6 12 29 29 42 1/16 finals
2005–06 3 30 13 6 11 36 31 45 1/16 finals
2006–07 6 30 11 8 11 36 33 41 1/16 finals UC 1st round
2007–08 7 30 11 5 14 27 33 38 1/2 finals IC 3rd round
2008–09 10 30 12 2 16 34 42 32 1/16 finals (−6) disciplinary[3]
2009–10 15 30 5 9 16 21 44 24 1/16 finals Relegated
2010–11 2nd 2 34 18 11 5 53 26 65 1/16 finals Promoted
2011–12 1st 9 30 10 7 13 32 42 37 1/4 finals
2012–13 6 30 12 7 11 32 36 43 Runners up
2013–14 5 28 12 10 6 30 22 46 1/2 finals EL 1/16 finals
2014–15 1/8 finals EL 3rd qual round

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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