FC Avanhard Kramatorsk

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FC Avanhard Kramatorsk
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Full name FC Avanhard Kramatorsk
Founded 1955
Ground Avanhard Stadium, Kramatorsk
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Oleksandr Bolshakov
Manager Oleksandr Kosevych
League Ukrainian First League
2015–16 13th

FC Avanhard Kramatorsk is a professional Ukrainian football club from the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast.

The club takes its history from a factory team of the Old Kramatorsk Machine-building Plant (SKMZ).

History[edit]

The club Avangard was reformed in 1955. Prior to World War II there existed a club that was associated with the machine industry in the city. In 1937, the club participated in the national championship as the champion of Ukraine. In 1939 the team won the Cup of Soviet Ukraine.

The team in 1936 won 1st place in Ukraine among working teams and in 1937, 1938 and 1961 reached the 1/16 finals of the Soviet National Cup, and 1/8 finals of the Soviet National Cup in 1939.

The club regularly participated in the Soviet National championship (1946, 1948, 1949, 1960–1970) and the USSR Cup (1937–1939,1949,1961-1966/1967).[1]

In the 1998–1999 season the team started the Ukrainian Second League and was called VPS Kramatorsk. However, the club was penalized 6 points for failure to pay the licence fees to the PFL and was removed from the competition after the first round.

The team's revival brought back success as they became Donetsk oblast champions in 2010.[2] In 2011 the club appointed head coach Serhiy Shevchenko in preparation for returning to the Second League.[3]

The club submitted a license to the Professional Football League of Ukraine and was accepted into the Ukrainian Second League for the 2011–12 season.

During the 2014–15 season the club was suspended from the Professional Football League of Ukraine due to the political crisis and violence in south-eastern Ukraine.[4] On 7 October 2014 a former press-attache claimed that supporters of the Donetsk People's Republic killed 17-year-old goalkeeper Stepan Chubenko.[5] Chubenko was killed on 25 July 2014 in Horbachevo-Mykhailivka, two days after he was kidnapped at the Donetsk Railway Station.[5][dubious ]

Honors[edit]

1936 (as Ordzhenikidze Factory)
1939
  • Donetsk Oblast Champions
1996, 2010

Sponsorships[edit]

Lotto Sport Italia

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As 5 October 2016[6]

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

No. Position Player
3 Ukraine DF Roman Miroshnyk
5 Ukraine DF Vitaliy Yermakov
7 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Brynko
10 Ukraine MF Vitaliy Sobko
11 Ukraine MF Dmytro Shvets (Captain)
13 Ukraine FW Mykola Ahapov
14 Ukraine MF Ihor Malysh
No. Position Player
18 Ukraine DF Maksym Vorobey
21 Ukraine FW Yaroslav Brydun
22 Ukraine DF Vitaliy Tymofiyenko
33 Ukraine DF Dmytro Ulyanov
75 Ukraine GK Artur Denchuk
77 Ukraine MF Mykyta Polyulyakh
88 Ukraine MF Anton Yevdokymov
96 Ukraine MF Roman Stefurak

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992–93 4th 12 26 7 3 16 23 57 17
1993–94 4th 8 26 10 4 12 45 42 24
1994–95 4th 14 30 7 3 20 16 30 24
1995–96 4th 1 4 2 2 0 8 2 8
1998–99 3rd "C" 14 26 1 2 23 4 20 –1 – 6
1999–2010 Club idle
2011 4th 1 8 6 1 1 15 4 19 Promoted
2011–12 3rd "B" 2 26 19 1 6 41 15 58 1/64 finals Promoted
2012–13 2nd 7 34 15 8 11 37 26 53 1/8 finals
2013–14 2nd 15 30 7 10 13 23 27 31 1/8 finals Suspended[4]
2014–15 Club idle
2015–16 2nd 13 30 8 8 14 28 42 32 1/16 finals
2016–17 2nd 1/32 finals

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boris Dvorkin (2003-10-23). "Украина А-К (Ukrainian Teams A-K)". Клуб любителей истории и статистики футбола (slisf.info) (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ Svitlana Horulko (2010-11-25). ФК "Авангард" наградили футбольным кубком области [FC Avanhard awarded championship oblast trophy]. "Восточный проект" (Eastern project) (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  3. ^ Aleksiy Ladyka (2011-06-01). У "Авангарда" новый тренер [FC Avanhard has a new trainer]. "Восточный проект" (Eastern project) (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  4. ^ a b В Першій лізі буде виступати 16 команд [In the First League will participate 16 teams] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Avanhard Kramatorsk goalkeeper perished from the hands of DNR terrorists. Ukrayinska Pravda (Champion). 7 October 2014
  6. ^ http://fc-avangard.com.ua/team/first-squad