FC Arsenal Kharkiv

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FC Arsenal Kharkiv
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Full name FC Arsenal Kharkiv
Founded 1998[a]
Ground Arsenal-Spartak, Kharkiv
Ground Capacity 2,300
Chairman Volodymyr Chumak
Manager Vladislav Kisel
League Druha Liha B
2008–2009 12th (withdrew)

FC Arsenal Kharkiv is a football club based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Arsenal Kharkiv currently plays in the regional competitions of Kharkiv city. In 2005 on the base of the club was formed another club FC Kharkiv. FC Arsenal has a well established infrastructure with series of stadiums and sport schools.

Arsenal Kharkiv withdrew from the Professional Football League of Ukraine after the 2008–09 season,[1] while its youth teams continue to compete in national youth competitions.

Overview[edit]

The club was formed on 30 January 1998 at the Kharkiv Aviation Institute sports court. Its initial home stadium was "Spartak" and the first head coach – Valentyn Kryachko. The club's first game at professional level took place on 2 August 1999 in Kremenchuk against the local FC Kremin Kremenchuk, which Arsenal won 1:0. The club's first goal was scored by Viktor Hryhorov.

In 2005 the club was reorganized after a successful season in the 2004-05 Ukrainian First League. After obtaining promotion to the Ukrainian Top League, the club yielded the opportunity to a newly established club FC Kharkiv which was led by the former coach of Arsenal Hennadiy Lytovchenko. Several Arsenal's leading footballers also joined the new club.

In 2005 FC Arsenal Kharkiv started out again from the Ukrainian Second League.

Stadiums[edit]

The club has a possession of two stadiums Arsenal-Spartak Stadium (former Spartak) and Arsenal-Bavaria Stadium (former stadium of local rope factory).[2] Also the club has a complex of four fields with a synthetic surface called Arsenal-OPEN.[3] Arsenal-Spartak has capacity of 1500 people, but it's planned to enlarge it to 8000 by 2010; Arsenal-Bavaria has a capacity to accommodate 2300 spectators. In July 2010 Arsenal-Bavaria was given away to FC Helios Kharkiv and was renamed into Helios Arena.

Coaches[edit]

Original club[edit]

After reorganization[edit]

Notable players[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Arsenal Kharkiv (1999–2005)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1998–99 4th 1 18 15 1 2 19 6 46
4 3 0 1 2 0 5 1
1999-00 3rd "C" 4 26 15 4 7 24 13 49 1/4 Finals 2nd League Cup
2000–01 3rd "C" 4 30 15 7 8 55 27 52 1/4 Finals 2nd League Cup
2001–02 3rd "C" 2 34 22 6 6 52 23 72 2nd round Promoted
2002–03 2nd 9 34 13 7 14 38 42 46 1/8 finals
2003–04 2nd 7 34 15 7 12 41 40 52 1/32 finals
2004–05 2nd 2 34 23 4 7 47 24 73 1/32 finals Promoted[b]
2005–06 refer to FC Kharkiv

Arsenal Kharkiv (2005–2009)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2005–06 3rd "B" 10 24 9 3 12 35 44 30 1/64 finals [c]
2006–07 3rd "B" 9 28 10 4 14 35 42 35 1/32 finals
2007–08 3rd "B" 3 34 21 8 5 62 20 71 1/32 finals
2008–09 3rd "B" 12 34 11 10 13 36 47 40 1/64 finals –3[d] – Withdraw[1]
2009–11 participation in regional competitions of Kharkiv Oblast as Arsenal-Politekhnik
2012 4th 3 6 2 0 4 5 12 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The club refers to its date of origin to the initial date of 1998 when Arsenal Kharkiv began participating. The club was renamed to FC Kharkiv when they were promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League in 2005. Arsenal continued to exist but formed a new club around where the ground and sports structure already existed.
  2. ^ Club is promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League and its rights are bought out by businessmen from the city of Kharkiv. The team is renamed to FC Kharkiv.
  3. ^ The club reforms with the original name and enters the Druha Liha B
  4. ^ Deducted three (3) points for non-paying the participation fees. The decision was officially declared by the Disciplinary Committee of PFL on 28 May 2009.[5]

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