FC Vorskla Poltava

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Vorskla
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Full name Football Club Vorskla Poltava
Nickname(s) Zeleno-Bili (Green-Whites)
Founded 1955
Ground Butovsky Vorskla Stadium
Ground Capacity 24,795[1]
Chairman Post vacant since former chairman Oleh Babayev was shot dead on 26 July 2014.[2]
Manager Vasyl Sachko
League Ukrainian Premier League
2013–14 8th
Website Club home page

FC Vorskla Poltava (Ukrainian: ФК «Во́рскла» Полта́ва ['vɔrsklɐ pol'tɑvɐ]) is a professional football team which plays in the Ukrainian Premier League and represents the city of Poltava.

History[edit]

The club draws its history from 1955 when in the city of Poltava was established a football club Kolhospnyk within the republican trade union sports society Kolos. In 1957 the club obtained its professional status and was included in the competitions of the Soviet third division (then "Class B"). However in 1982 the club went into bankruptcy and was dissolved. For a short period of time from 1968–72 Kolos was also carrying names Silbud and Budivelnyk. In 1984 the club was reanimated as Vorskla after the river Vorskla, which flows through Poltava. In 1986 Vorskla entered the Soviet professional ranks of the third division where it participated to the collapse of the Soviet system.

Upon establishing of the Ukrainian football competitions in 1992 the club was admitted to the Ukrainian First League which it won in 1996. The team debuted in the Ukrainian Premier League in the 1996–97 season, taking that season the 3rd place, the highest achievement in team's history. Vorskla have remained in the Premier League since, and participated twice in UEFA Cup. In 2009 Vorskla met Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2009 Ukrainian Cup Final. Mykola Pavlov's men won the match 1-0 after Vasyl Sachko's goal in the 49th minute.

As a Domestic Cup winner Vorskla participated in the annual opening game of the season Ukrainian Super Cup meeting the champions Dynamo Kyiv. After a 0-0 draw at full-time Vorskla lost the cup to Dynamo on penalties.

Its home games the main team plays at Butovsky Memorial Vorskla Stadium which is named after one of the founders of the modern Olympic games and the International Olympic Committee in 1894. Oleksiy Dmytrovych also was a lieutenant-general of the Russian Army and a teacher. He wrote several books on the physical training in various conditions.

The biggest success of Vorskla in the European competitions was their qualification to the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League group phase.

In 2014, the club's president Oleh Babayev was shot dead, while police has opened a criminal cases under Article premeditated murder".[3]

Reserve team[edit]

The reserve team of Vorskla, Vorskla Poltava Reserves (Ukrainian: ФК «Ворскла» Полтава дубль) are playing in the Ukrainian Premier Reserve League.

Honours[edit]

1956 winners
1995–96 Champions
1996–97 third place
2008–09 winners

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[4] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2000–01 lotto/adidas -
2001–03 adidas
2002–04 puma НАФТОГАЗ
України
2004–05 puma/lotto
2005–06 adidas/puma FERROEXPO
Poltava Mining
2006–07 adidas
FERROEXPO
2007–14 FERROEXPO

European record[edit]

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Season Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 Q1 Latvia Daugava Riga 2–1 3–1 5–2
Q2 Belgium Anderlecht 0–2 0–2 0–4
2000–01 Q1 Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 2–0 2–0 4–0
1 Portugal Boavista 1–2 1–2 2–4
2009–10 PO Portugal Benfica 2–1 0–4 2–5
2011–12 Q2 Northern Ireland Glentoran 3–0 2–0 5–0
Q3 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 0–0 2–0 2–0
PO Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 2–1 3–2 5–3
Group B Germany Hannover 96 1–2 1–3 4th
Belgium Standard Liège 1–3 0–0
Denmark Copenhagen 1–1 0–1
  • Q = Qualifying
  • PO = Play-Off

Current squad[edit]

Squad is given according to the club's official website[5] and UPL website,[6] as of 1 August 2014.

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

No. Position Player
2 Ukraine DF Serhiy Lohinov
4 Albania DF Armend Dallku (captain)
6 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Sklyar
7 Ukraine MF Artem Hromov
8 Ukraine MF Andriy Tkachuk
9 Albania FW Ahmed Januzi
10 Serbia MF Jovan Markoski (vice-captain)
11 Ukraine MF Ivan Kryvosheyenko
12 Ukraine GK Dmytro Nepohodov
14 Ukraine MF Dzhemal Kyzylatesh (on loan from Arsenal-Kyivshchyna)
15 Ukraine MF Denys Dedechko
17 Ukraine DF Volodymyr Chesnakov
23 Ukraine DF Vadym Sapay
No. Position Player
24 Ukraine FW Oleh Barannik
31 Ukraine GK Stanislav Bohush
34 Ukraine DF Yevhen Tkachuk
39 Ukraine FW Oleksandr Kovpak
40 Ukraine MF Ihor Perduta
42 Ukraine MF Yevhen Pisotskyi
47 Ukraine FW Bohdan Sichkaruk
51 Ukraine GK Oleksiy Kazakov
54 Ukraine MF Yuriy Pavlyk
77 Uzbekistan MF Sanzhar Tursunov
84 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Romanchuk
99 Ukraine FW Oleh Mishchenko

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 DF Serhiy Vovkodav (on loan to Kremin Kremenchuk)
Ukraine FW Roman Kunyev (on loan to Kremin Kremenchuk)
No. Position Player
Ukraine FW Yevhen Budnik (on loan to Czech Republic Slovan Liberec)

Head coaches[edit]

   

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "B" 8 26 12 5 9 33 25 29 1/16 finals
1992–93 2nd 4 42 21 9 12 57 46 51 1/32 finals
1993–94 2nd 8 38 15 7 16 30 52 37 1/16 finals
1994–95 2nd 11 42 17 8 17 49 48 59 1/8 finals
1995–96 2nd 1 42 32 7 3 92 37 103 1/32 finals Promoted
1996–97 1st 3 30 17 7 6 50 26 58 1/4 finals
1997–98 1st 5 30 15 4 11 41 46 49 1/4 finals UC 2nd qual round
1998–99 1st 10 30 10 5 15 36 43 35 1/4 finals
1999–00 1st 4 30 14 7 9 50 34 49 1/8 finals
2000–01 1st 12 26 6 5 15 16 29 23 1/16 finals UC 1st round
2001–02 1st 11 26 6 7 13 19 33 25 1/16 finals
2002–03 1st 11 30 8 8 14 26 41 32 1/4 finals
2003–04 1st 14 30 6 9 15 26 49 27 1/8 finals
2004–05 1st 14 30 8 6 16 18 35 30 1/16 finals
2005–06 1st 10 30 9 10 11 28 34 37 1/4 finals
2006–07 1st 13 30 7 10 13 23 28 31 1/16 finals
2007–08 1st 8 30 9 9 12 28 30 36 1/4 finals
2008–09 1st 5 30 14 7 9 32 26 49 Winners
2009–10 1st 10 30 6 13 11 29 32 31 1/16 finals EL Play-off Round
2010–11 1st 6 30 10 9 11 37 32 39 1/8 finals
2011–12 1st 8 30 9 10 11 38 43 37 1/8 finals EL Group Stage
2012–13 1st 12 30 8 7 15 31 36 31 1/8 finals
2013–14 1st 8 28 10 10 8 36 38 40 1/8 finals
2014–15 1st 1/8 finals

References[edit]

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