FC Stal Alchevsk

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Stal Alchevsk
Club crest
Full name FC Stal Alchevsk
Founded 1983
Ground Stal Stadium
Ground Capacity 9,200
Chairman Ukraine Volodymyr Polubatko
Head Coach Ukraine Anatoliy Volobuyev
League Ukrainian First League
2013–14 3rd

FC Stal Alchevsk is a Ukrainian professional football team of the Ukrainian First League that is based in Alchevsk. In the 2012–13 season the club won promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League,[1] but the club refused this promotion "for the sake of the fans".[2]

History[edit]

The contemporary club traces its history to 1983 when in Kommunarsk was founded new football club Budivelnyk (Stroitel). The club started out in the championship of Luhansk Oblast. During that time the city top club was Kommunarets which was in synchronization with the former name of Alchevsk – Kommunarsk in the honor of the Paris Commune. Its communist revolutionary spirit can be noticed on the contemporary club's logo. With the fall of the Soviet Union Kommunarets was relegated from the Soviet championship in 1988 and disappeared, while Budivelnyk led by Anatoliy Volobuyev became sponsored by the city's metallurgic factory and were introduced to the Ukrainian SSR championship among physical culture clubs (KFK) for the 1989 season. In 1990 the club placed second in the final tournament and was promoted to the Soviet competitions (1991 Soviet Second League B).

Stal joined the Ukrainian Premier League in 2000–2001 for its tenth season. They finished in the next-to-last place and were relegated back to the Persha Liha where they remained until the 2005–2006 season, for which they and FC Kharkiv achieved promotion back to the Ukrainian Premier League. In 2006–2007 season Stal were relegated back to the Persha Liha, where they played till the end of the 2012–13 season in which they won promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League.[1] But the club refused this promotion because of its Stal Stadium did not meet the requirements of the highest Ukrainian division and the club did not want to play in another stadium because it did see "no point in holding matches in another stadium as most fans of Stal won’t see them".[2]

Club name[edit]

"Stal" is a popular name in the Soviet culture and stands for "steel" (in English). The name was chosen as the pride for the heavily industrialized region of the country. A derivative of it "Stalin" was carried by the Soviet dictator Joseph Dzhugashvili.

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[3] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2005-2007 umbro -

Current squad[edit]

Squad is given according to the club's Official website and PFL Site, as of July 29, 2014. 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 Ivan Pitsan
2 Ukraine DF Vitaliy Yermakov
3 Ukraine DF Anton Khromykh
4 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Lohinov
5 Ukraine DF Maksym Kovalyov
7 Ukraine FW Yasyn Khamid (on loan from Metalurh Donetsk)
8 Ukraine MF Dmytro Zhdanov
9 Ukraine MF Andriy Skarlosh
10 Ukraine MF Ihor Hordya
11 Ukraine FW Roman Loktionov
No. Position Player
14 Ukraine DF Dmytro Nazarenko
17 Ukraine MF Mykyta Polyulyakh (on loan from Metalurh Donetsk)
19 Ukraine MF Anatoliy Masalov
20 Ukraine MF Ruslan Mamutov (on loan from Metalurh Donetsk)
21 Ukraine DF Maksym Maksymenko
24 Cameroon FW Colince Ngaha (captain)
25 Ukraine DF Vitaliy Tymofiyenko (on loan from Metalurh Donetsk)
31 Ukraine GK Hennadiy Hanyev
32 Ukraine MF Yuriy Batiushyn
33 Ukraine GK Andriy Komarytskyi

Head coaches[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Honors[edit]

Champions: 2004–05
Runners Up: 1999–00, 2012–13

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "A" 9 26 9 8 9 28 22 26 1/16 finals
1992–93 2nd 10 42 16 10 16 40 37 42 1/64 finals
1993–94 2nd 4 38 22 7 9 56 40 51 1/16 finals
1994–95 2nd 9 42 19 5 18 57 50 62 1/8 finals
1995–96 2nd 3 42 26 5 11 73 40 83 1/16 finals
1996–97 2nd 6 46 23 9 14 76 43 78 1/32 finals 2nd stage
1997–98 2nd 4 42 24 5 13 95 53 77 1/16 finals
1998–99 2nd 9 38 16 7 15 55 52 55 1/16 finals
1999-00 2nd 2 34 21 7 6 58 36 70 1/16 finals Promoted
2000–01 1st 13 26 3 6 17 19 49 15 1/16 finals Relegated
2001–02 2nd 6 34 14 8 12 42 34 50 1/8 finals
2002–03 2nd 6 34 14 10 10 36 33 52 1/8 finals
2003–04 2nd 5 34 17 7 10 45 27 58 1/4 finals
2004–05 2nd 1 34 22 11 1 60 24 77 1/8 finals Promoted
2005–06 1st 11 30 9 9 12 26 39 36 1/8 finals
2006–07 1st 16 30 5 6 19 22 38 21 1/8 finals Relegated
2007–08 2nd 7 38 15 13 10 52 44 58 1/8 finals
2008–09 2nd 10 32 11 10 11 33 39 43 1/4 finals
2009–10 2nd 3 34 19 8 7 55 35 65 1/8 finals
2010–11 2nd 3 34 18 8 8 55 33 62 1/4 finals
2011–12 2nd 7 34 14 8 12 51 50 50 1/32 finals
2012–13 2nd 2 34 20 6 8 58 35 66 1/16 finals Refused promoted[2]
2013–14 2nd 3 30 16 3 11 41 33 51 1/32 finals
2014–15 2nd Withdrew[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]