SC Tavriya Simferopol

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Tavriya Simferopol
SC Tavriya Simferopol.png
Full name Sports Club Tavriya Simferopol
Nickname(s) Krymchyany (Crimeans)
Founded 1958
Dissolved 2014
Ground RSC Lokomotiv
Ground Capacity 19,978
2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League, 15th
Website Club home page

SC Tavriya Simferopol was a Ukrainian football club from Simferopol. Tavriya was a member of the Ukrainian Premier League since its founding, and won the very first Ukrainian Premier League, making them one of three teams that have ever held this title.

After the 2014 Crimean Conflict, the club ceased its existence and applied for a Russian license, and with the new name FC TSK Simferopol.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1958, under the name 'Avanhard'. Tavriya played their first game in the USSR Championship against the Yaroslav based club Khimik. Overall, Tavriya played 132 clubs from 113 cities. They played their last match of the Soviet competition against FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg.

Ukraine[edit]

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Premier League was formed. Tavria was one of its founders and eventually became the very first Ukrainian champion in 1992, under the Simferopol born manager Anatoliy Zayaev, defeating FC Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine's most successful club in the final, held in Lviv. Yuriy Hudymenko became the leagues top scorer. More players from that era were Oleksandr Holovko, a defender who also played many years for Ukraine national team, and captain Serhiy Yakovych Shevchenko, who scored the championship goal against Dynamo Kyiv. Having earned the right to participate in 1992–93 UEFA Champions League, Tavryia were knocked out in the first round by Swiss club FC Sion. The Russian Sport-Express posted an article (№3 (43), 25 January 2000, page 9) stating that the Ukrainian champions Tavria were threatened by the Football Federation of Ukraine to compete at the CIS Cup in 1993.

Tavria is one of the five clubs to have so far participated in every season of the Ukrainian Premier League. Their best performance in the Ukrainian Cup came in 2010, where they defeated FC Metalurh Donetsk in the final to win the competition. They had previously reached the final in 1994, where they lost to FC Chornomorets Odessa in a penalty shootout.

Russia[edit]

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Tavriya asked permission from UEFA and FIFA to shift to the Russian league next season.[2] The club applied for a Russian license and changed its name to Skif (Skythians).[1]

European record[edit]

Europa League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 Play-off Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–3 0–3 1–6

Champions League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 Qualifying Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 2–1 0–0 2–1
1st Switzerland Sion 1–3 1–4 2–7

Honours[edit]

RSC Lokomotiv

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[3] Football kit Shirt sponsor
1998-1999 adidas Aerosvit
2000-2005 adidas -
2005-2006 adidas/umbro CS[4]
2006-2007 umbro
2007-2009 adidas Кліринговий Дім[5]
2009-2013 umbro
2012-2014 puma TITAN

Coaches[edit]

   

League and Cup history[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

The team competed in Ukrainian competitions as Tavriya Simferopol.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st "A" 1 18 11 6 1 30 9 28 1/16 finals [8]
1992–93 1st 10 30 11 4 15 30 39 26 1/8 finals ECL 1st round
1993–94 1st 8 34 12 10 12 41 34 34 Runner-up
1994–95 1st 5 34 17 8 9 61 37 59 1/2 finals
1995–96 1st 12 34 12 8 14 46 46 44 1/4 finals
1996–97 1st 6 30 13 5 12 36 46 44 1/16 finals
1997–98 1st 14 30 8 9 13 35 41 33 1/8 finals
1998–99 1st 9 30 10 7 13 33 39 37 1/4 finals
1999–00 1st 13 30 7 8 15 32 51 29 1/8 finals
2000–01 1st 7 26 8 9 9 24 31 33 1/8 finals
2001–02 1st 7 26 8 6 12 27 36 30 1/8 finals
2002–03 1st 9 30 9 7 14 36 50 34 1/16 finals
2003–04 1st 12 30 7 11 12 26 40 32 1/4 finals
2004–05 1st 7 30 11 9 10 34 28 42 1/4 finals
2005–06 1st 7 30 11 6 13 29 31 39 1/8 finals
2006–07 1st 5 30 12 6 12 32 30 42 1/2 finals
2007–08 1st 5 30 13 8 9 38 40 47 1/4 finals
2008–09 1st 8 30 10 7 13 41 45 37 1/4 finals IC 3rd round
2009–10 1st 6 30 12 9 9 38 38 45 Winner
2010–11 1st 7 30 10 9 11 44 46 39 1/16 finals EL Play-off Round
2011–12 1st 6 30 12 9 9 43 36 45 1/16 finals
2012–13 1st 11 30 10 5 15 27 46 32 1/4 finals 3 points deducted[9]
2013–14 1st 15 28 2 4 22 15 46 10 1/16 finals Expelled[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Russian) ""Таврия" и "Севастополь" прекратили свое существование" [Tavriya and Sevastopol terminated their existence]. Sport Express in Ukraine. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crimean clubs Tavriya Simferopol, Sevastopol weighing switch to Russian league". thenational.ae. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs
  4. ^ CS website
  5. ^ Clearing House website
  6. ^ Football.ua about coaches 1994–1997
  7. ^ UA-Football.com says with the reference to the official club's web-site.
  8. ^ Tavriya were crowned champions after they defeated Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 in a championship playoff game that was played in L'viv on 21 June 1992.
  9. ^ 3 points deducted for non compliance with contractual agreements with player agents. (Ukrainian) "З "Таврії" зняли три очки" [Three points deducted from Tavria]. Football Federation of Ukraine. ua-football.com. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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