Ukrainian Cup

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Ukrainian Cup
Ukrainian Cup.svg
Founded 1992
Region  Ukraine
Number of teams 51
Current champions FC Dynamo Kyiv
(10th title)
Most successful club(s) FC Dynamo Kyiv
(10 titles)
Website Official website
2014–15 Ukrainian Cup

The Ukrainian Cup (Ukrainian: Кубок України) is a national knockout cup competition in Ukrainian football, run by the Football Federation of Ukraine. The competition is conducted almost exclusively among professional clubs. The winner of the competition is awarded a qualification to the UEFA Cup (prior to 2000 to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup), under special circumstances the finalist also may enter. Since the 2003/04 season the Cup winner qualifies for the newly established competition the Ukrainian Super Cup. From 2007/08 season and until 2011/12 season inclusively, because of sponsorship this tournament's official name is DATAGROUP − Football Ukraine Cup, while its final - Inter Cup Final.

Current format[edit]

The format of this competition consists of two stages - the qualification with two rounds and the main event with four rounds and the final game. The first round of the main event starts with the Round of 32 which involves clubs of the Premier division (16) with another 16 clubs of lower divisions that qualify through the qualification stage. In competition participate all professional clubs and, since 2011, two finalist of the Ukrainian Amateur Cup.

There were some variations to the format throughout the history of the competition, yet most of the time that one is being used most often. The first editions involved a home-away type of elimination, but in course of history it changed to a single game per round. In some latter editions a conditional replay game was introduced to avoid case of a penalty shootout.

Draws may be conducted for two consecutive rounds, but usually they are done before each following round. Also usually the lower division teams are awarded the home-field advantage or the first leg on their home turf in case of two-leg round. The final round consists of a single match that traditionally takes place at the national stadium, Olimpiysky, however since the preparation to the European championship 2012 that tradition has been broken.

Since 1999 each club is represented by its senior club in the competition, however some exception were made to the rule. Before 1999 a club could have all its registered teams (second, third, etc.) compete. In 2008 an exception was made for FC Yednist-2 Plysky allowing it to compete as a winner of the Ukrainian Amateur cup.

Organization[edit]

Ukrainian Football Amateur Association[edit]

Mainly, the competition is limited to the professional level clubs.

Initially until 1996, the cup was open to cup winners of all Ukrainian regions (oblasts) or their best representative (at the very least), but eventually it was simplified. In 1996 there was revived an amateur cup competition that existed before in the 1970s and amateur clubs were omitted from participation in the Ukrainian Cup. In 1997 and in 1998 only winners of the Amateur Cup were allowed to participate. In 1999 there was established yet another tournament the Ukrainian Second League Cup and amateur clubs became completely restricted.

In 2006 amateur clubs once again were allowed to compete through qualification as a winner of the Amateur Cup. Since 2011 both finalists qualify for the Ukrainian Cup.

Professional clubs organizations[edit]

From the Round of 32 (1/16th of final) which is officially considered to be the first round of the competition, it is being administrated by the Premier League (created in 2008). Prior to that, the qualification stage is under the administration of PFL Ukraine. Until the organization of the PFL in 1996 this tournament as well as the league competitions was administrated exclusively by the Football Federation of Ukraine.

History[edit]

The All-Ukrainian Cup competitions started back in 1937 at first involving the best clubs in the nation such as Dynamo Kyiv. However, after World War II the following editions of the national Cup were downgraded to a regional cup competitions limiting to amateur clubs mostly participating in the what was known as KFK (clubs of fitness collectives). The KFK competitions were intermediate regional amateur competitions and administrated by the respective republican federation where they have taken place. For example the KFK competitions in Ukraine were administrated by the Football Federation of the Ukrainian SSR. Those competitions included the Cup of Ukrainian SSR as the supplemental elimination tournament along with league competitions.

The first Cup competition in the independent Ukraine brought as much surprises as the championship of 1992. The main contender, Dynamo Kyiv, settled in a draw in its first game at home against, what used to be an amateur club in Soviet times, Skala Stryi and in the next round, quarterfinals, was defeated by the FC Torpedo Zaporizhia. Eventually that season was won by Chornomorets Odessa. Nevertheless, since then Dynamo Kyiv continues to dominate not only in the amount of the gained championship titles, but in amount of the Cups won as of today.

Monday, on May 5, 2008 the Football Federation of Ukraine signed an agreement with the company DATAGROUP[1] that agreed to act as the main sponsor of the tournament. The contract was signed for four years and scheduled to expire after 2011/2012 season. DATAGROUP introduced its new version of the cup trophy,[2] the first winner of which became Shakhtar Donetsk.[3] The rain showers that accompanied the final match on May 7, 2008 and stretched way past it did not spoil the holiday spirit of the Miners who during the award ceremony were handed the trophy by the President of Ukraine. In 2010 there was an attempt to launch an independent website for the competition, which was active for only couple of months. Quarterfinals are to be played on April 11, 2012 for the 2012 season.[4]

Finals[edit]

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-Up
1992
Final
31 May 1992 19:00 (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Chornomorets Odessa
Ilia Tsymbalar Goal 107'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
(aet)
Metalist Kharkiv
1992–93
Final
30 May 1993 ? (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 47,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Victor Leonenko Goal 23'
Dmytro Topchiyev Goal 64'
2 – 1
(1 – 0)
Karpaty Lviv
Ihor Plotko Goal 89' (Pen)
1993–94
Final
29 May 1994 17:00 (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Chornomorets Odessa 0 – 0
(0 – 0)
(aet)
5–3 (penalties)
Tavriya Simferopol
1994–95
Final
28 May 1995 ? (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 42,500
Shakhtar Donetsk
Ihor Petrov Goal 78'
1 – 1
(0 – 1)
(aet)
7–6 (penalties)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Aleksandr Zakharov Goal 23'
1995–96
Final
26 May 1996 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 47,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Serhiy Rebrov Goal 27'
Yuri Maximov Goal 59'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Nyva Vinnytsia
1996–97
Final
25 May 1997 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 26,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Atelkin Goal 36'
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1997–98
Final
31 May 1998 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 43,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Andriy Shevchenko Goal 1'
Andriy Shevchenko Goal 30'
2 – 1
(2 – 0)
CSKA Kyiv
Vasyl Novokhatskyi Goal 54'
1998–99
Final
30 May 1999 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 71,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Andriy Shevchenko Goal 18'
Valentin Belkevich Goal 19'
Andriy Shevchenko Goal 67'
3 – 0
(2 – 0)
Karpaty Lviv
1999–00
Final
27 May 2000 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 45,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Aliaksandr Khatskevich Goal 45'
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
2000–01
Final
27 May 2001 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 55,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Atelkin Goal 78'
Serhiy Atelkin Goal 119'
2 – 1
(0 – 1; 1 – 1)
(aet)
CSKA Kyiv
Ruslan Kostyshyn Goal 7'
2001–02
Final
26 May 2002 19:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 81,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Popov Goal 10'
Serhiy Atelkin Goal 81'
Andriy Vorobei Goal 99'
3 – 2
(1 – 1; 2 – 2)
(aet)
Dynamo Kyiv
Valentin Belkevich Goal 31'
Maksim Shatskikh Goal 50'
2002–03
Final
25 May 2003 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 71,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Aliaksandr Khatskevich Goal 56'
Diogo Rincón Goal 90+'
2 – 1
(0 – 1)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Andriy Vorobei Goal 18'
2003–04
Final
30 May 2004 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 60,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Oleksiy Byelik Goal 1'
Anatoliy Tymoschuk Goal 90+'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2004–05
Final
29 May 2005 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 68,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Diogo Rincón Goal 11' (Pen)
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
2005–06
Final
2 May 2006 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 25,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Kléber Goal 47'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Metalurh Zaporizhya
2006–07
Final
28 May 2007 19:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 64,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Kléber Goal 58'
Oleh Husyev Goal 80'
2 – 1
(0 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Elano Goal 89'
2007–08
Final
7 May 2008 19:00 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 28,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Oleksandr Hladkiy Goal 44'
Oleksiy Hai Goal 78'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2008–09
Final
31 May 2009 17:00 (EEST)
DnipropetrovskDnipro Arena
Attendance: 25,700
Vorskla Poltava
Vasyl Sachko Goal 50'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
2009–10
Final
16 May 2010 17:00 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 21,000
Tavriya Simferopol
Feschuk Goal 2'
Kovpak Goal 40' (pen)
Idahor Goal 96'
3 – 2
(2 – 0; 2 – 2)
(aet)
Metalurh Donetsk
Mkhitaryan Goal 51'
Sérgio Goal 74'
2010–11
Final
25 May 2011 20:15 (EEST)
SumyYuvileiny Stadium
Attendance: 27,800
Shakhtar Donetsk
Eduardo Goal 64'
Luiz Adriano Goal 87'
2 – 0
(0 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2011–12
Final
6 May 2012 19:30 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 47,314
Shakhtar Donetsk
Teixeira Goal 23'
Kucher Goal 104'
2 – 1
(1 – 0; 1 – 1)
(aet)
Metalurh Donetsk
Morozyuk Goal 68'
2012–13
Final
22 May 2013 19:45 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 40,003
Shakhtar Donetsk
Fernandinho Goal 41'
Teixeira Goal 53'
Taison Goal 73'
3 – 0
(1 – 0)
Chornomorets Odessa
2013–14
Final
15 May 2014 20:00 (EEST)
PoltavaButovsky Vorskla Stadium
Attendance: 9,700
Dynamo Kyiv
Kucher Goal 40' (o.g.)
Vida Goal 43'
2 – 1
(2 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Costa Goal 57'
2014–15
Final
30 May 2015 TBA (EEST)
TBA
Attendance:
TBA

Top scorers of finals[edit]

No Name Club(s) Goals Remarks
1 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko FC Dynamo Kyiv 4
2 Ukraine Serhiy Atelkin FC Shakhtar Donetsk 4
3 Belarus Valiantsin Bialkevich FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
4 Belarus Aliaksandr Khatskevich FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
5 Ukraine Andriy Vorobei FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2
6 Brazil Diogo Rincon FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
7 Brazil Kleber FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
8 Brazil Teixeira FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2

Results by team[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Semifinalist Years won
Dynamo Kyiv 10 3 2 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014
Shakhtar Donetsk 9 5 4 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Chornomorets Odessa 2 1 4 1992, 1994
Tavriya Simferopol 1 1 2 2010
Vorskla Poltava 1 0 0 2009
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 3 5
Karpaty Lviv 0 2 3
Metalurh Donetsk 0 2 3
CSKA Kyiv 0 2 0
Metalist Kharkiv 0 1 3
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 0 1 2
Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 1 2
Nyva Vinnytsia 0 1 0
Volyn Lutsk 0 0 3
Torpedo Zaporizhya 0 0 2
Zirka Kirovohrad 0 0 2
Illichivets Mariupol 0 0 2
Veres Rivne 0 0 1
Arsenal Kyiv 0 0 1
Kremin Kremenchuk 0 0 1
Sevastopol 0 0 1
Slavutych Cherkasy 0 0 1

Top 10 managers[edit]

Rating Name Club(s) Holder Finalist Semifinalist
1 Romania Mircea Lucescu FC Shakhtar Donetsk 4 4
2 Ukraine Valeriy Lobanovskyi FC Dynamo Kyiv 3 1
3 Ukraine Viktor Prokopenko FC Chornomorets Odessa (2)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (1)
3
4 Ukraine Anatoliy Demyanenko FC Dynamo Kyiv (2)
FC Volyn Lutsk
2 1
5 Ukraine Yozhef Sabo FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
6 Ukraine Valeriy Yaremchenko FC Shakhtar Donetsk (1)
FC Kremin Kremenchuk
1 1 2
7 Ukraine Mykhaylo Fomenko FC Dynamo Kyiv (1)
FC CSKA Kyiv
SC Tavriya Simferopol
1 1 1
8 Ukraine Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko FC Dynamo Kyiv 1 1
Ukraine Vladimir Salkov FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1 1
Ukraine Mykola Pavlov FC Metalurh Mariupol
FC Vorskla Poltava (1)
1 1
11 Italy Nevio Scala FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1
Ukraine Serhiy Puchkov SC Tavriya Simferopol 1
Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov FC Dynamo Kyiv 1
14 Russia Yuri Semin FC Dynamo Kyiv 2 1
15 Ukraine Vyacheslav Hroznyi FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia
2
16 Ukraine Myron Markevych FC Karpaty Lviv
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia
FC Metalist Kharkiv
1 4
17 Ukraine Yevhen Kucherevskyi FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 3
18 Ukraine Oleh Taran FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 1 1

This table shows the most successful managers in the Cup since its foundation in 1991. Forty managers have brought their teams to the semi-finals of this competition over its history.
– Managers that have retired out of sport. In bold are managers that are still active in the current season. In parenthesis are cups for the respective team.

Players' Statistics[edit]

All-time Ukrainian Cup scorers
Player Club(s) Goals
1 Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar, Dnipro 24
2 Oleksandr Palyanytsia Dnipro, Veres, Karpaty, Metalist, Kryvbas 22
= Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo 22
4 Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo 21
5 Serhiy Rebrov Shakhtar, Dynamo 20
6 Andriy Pokladok Karpaty, Metalurh D, Rava, Halychyna L 19
7 Oleh Matveyev Shakhtar, Metalurh Z 17
8 Oleksiy Antyukhin Metalurh Z, Tavria, Vorskla 16
9 Bohdan Yesyp Dynamo, Zirka, Zakarpattia, Naftovyk 14
= Serhiy Mizin Dynamo, Dnipro, Karpaty, Kryvbas, Arsenal K 14
= Dmytro Mykhailenko Dnipro, Dynamo 14
= Volodymyr Musolitin Odessa, Naftovyk, Chornomorets, CSKA, Kryvbas, Metalurh Z 14
Data through 2011-12 season.[5]
Seasonal top scorers
Year Top Scorer(s) Goals
1992 Ukraine Oleksandr Zayets (Torpedo) 6
1993 Ukraine Vitaliy Parakhnevych (Odessa) 8
1994 Ukraine Oleksiy Antiukhin (Tavria)
Ukraine Eduard Valenko (Lviv, Karpaty)
5
1995 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo-2, Dynamo) 6
1996 Ukraine Oleksandr Palyanytsia (Dnipro)
Ukraine Oleksandr Ihnatyev (FC Nyva Myronivka)
Ukraine Oleksandr Perenchuk (FC Nyva Myronivka)
4
1997 Ukraine Yakiv Kripak (Metalurh Z) 5
1998 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo) 8
1999 Ukraine Artem Lopatkin (Stal A)
Ukraine Vyacheslav Tereschenko (Odessa)
8
2000 Ukraine Valentyn Poltavets (Metalurh Z)
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
4
2001 Ukraine Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D) 6
2002 Ukraine Yevhen Arbuzov (Tytan A)
Ukraine Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D)
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
5
2003 Ukraine Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D)
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
5
2004 Ukraine Oleksandr Kosyrin (Chornomorets) 5
2005 Brazil Diogo Rincon (Dynamo) 6
2006 Brazil Kleber (Dynamo) 5
2007 Ukraine Ruslan Levyha (Illichivets) 6
2008 Belarus Wladzimir Karytska (Chornomorets) 5
2009 Ukraine Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo) 5
2010 Ukraine Oleksandr Kovpak (Tavria) 5
2011 Ukraine Andriy Oliynyk (Karpaty Ya.) 5
2012 Brazil Maicon Pereira (Volyn) 5
2013 Brazil Luiz Adriano & Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar) 4
2014 Croatia Eduardo (Shakhtar) 4
Data through 2013-14 season.[5]


Cup of the Ukrainian SSR[edit]

First Ukrainian SSR Cup on cover of the Soviet Union

Unlike its replacement the Ukrainian Cup the Cup of Ukrainian SSR involved participation of up to 40,000 clubs of different levels that strife for the republican accolades. The participation was allowed to everybody whether it was a team of the Soviet Top League or a team of some education institution as long as none of the players competed in the Soviet Cup simultaneously.

Along with the Ukrainian SSR Cup there also was a cup competition for exclusively amateur clubs (KFK).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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