FC Balkany Zorya

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Balkany Zorya
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Full nameFC Balkany Zorya
Founded2007
GroundBoris Tropanets Stadium
Capacity1,600
ChairmanUkraine Radoslav Zlatov
Head CoachUkraine Andriy Parkhomenko
LeagueUkrainian First League
2017–18First League, 11th
WebsiteClub website

FC Balkany Zorya is a professional Ukrainian football team that is based in the village of Zorya, Sarata Raion in the region of Budjak, Odesa Oblast.

History[edit]

Old logo of FC Balkany

The club was founded in 2007 as FC Zorya in the ethnically Bulgarian village of Zorya that was founded in 1831 by resettlers from Bulgaria which is located on the Balkan peninsula.[1]

In the first year of the founding of the club managed to take second place in the championship of Sarata Raion. Between 2008–2011 Balkany became Champions of the Raion, also winning the cup and tournaments. In 2011, the team Odessa Oblast cup with the winning goal was scored by Oleksandr Raychev thereby winning the right to build a stadium in the village of Sarata. The following year began the construction of the stadium with two standard fields with grass.[2] The ground is now named after former footballer from Zorya Boris Tropaneț as the Borys Tropanets Stadium.

In 2013 the team for the first time in its history, won the championship of Odessa Oblast Championship, and in 2014 made their debut in the Ukrainian Football Amateur League.[2]

Two years later in 2015 became the fourth in the history of the club of Odessa region (after the FC Dniester Ovidiopol, FC Ivan Odessa and FC Bastion Illichivsk) to become amateur champions of Ukraine. Also the club was the runners-up in the 2015 Ukrainian Amateur Cup.[2]

The club qualified for the domestic 2015–16 Ukrainian Cup. In the Preliminary Round the club defeated Skala Stryi and in the next round lost 1–0 on a late goal to Ukrainian Premier League club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk before a crowd of 10,000 spectators.[3]

In 2016, Balkany repeated as Amateur Champions of Ukraine.[4]

The club successfully passed attestation and will compete in the 2016–17 Ukrainian Second League season.[5]

First team squad[edit]

As of 27 July 2019[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Ukraine GK Bohdan Lobodrov
3 Ukraine DF Mykola Zlatov
4 Ukraine MF Vitaliy Huzenko
5 Ukraine DF Anatoliy Opria
7 Ukraine DF Bohdan Salamakha
10 Ukraine DF Demian Pyenov
11 Ukraine MF Vadym Hranchar
12 Ukraine GK Oleksiy Palamarchuk
14 Ukraine MF Viktor Heorhiyev
15 Ukraine MF Viktor Serdenyuk
17 Ukraine DF Ihor Yurechko
No. Position Player
20 Ukraine FW Dmytro Bolokan
21 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Chernyshov
22 Ukraine MF Ruslan Palamar
25 Ukraine MF Serhiy Platunov
29 Ukraine MF Vasyl Tropanets
33 Ukraine MF Vadym Zlatov
42 Ukraine GK Dmytro Demskyi
46 Ukraine MF Kostyantyn Parkhomenko
89 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Ilnytskyi
99 Ukraine MF Volodymyr Havryliuk

Honors[edit]

Amateur Championship of Ukraine
  • Winners (2): 2015, 2016
Ukrainian Amateur Cup
  • Runners-up (1): 2015
Odessa Oblast Championship
  • Winners (1): 2013
Trusevych Cup (Odessa Oblast Cup)
  • Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Sarata Raion Championship
  • Winners (6): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Sarata Raion Cup
  • Winners (4): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Governor's Cup of Odesa Oblast: 2011
  • Cup Winners' Cup Odesa Oblast: 2015
  • Super Cup Odesa Oblast: 2015

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2014 4th 1 8 4 1 3 14 9 13
4 3 1 0 2 4 4 3
2015 4th 1 6 4 2 0 11 6 14
1 10 7 2 1 14 10 23 116 finals[3] UAC Runners Up Champions
2016 4th 1 6 5 0 1 19 6 15 Champion[4]
2016–17 3rd 4 32 16 9 7 54 32 57 132 finals Promoted
2017–18 2nd 11 34 9 13 12 30 35 40 132 finals
2018–19 2nd 132 finals

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Аматорские имена. ФК Балканы (Одесская область) [Amateur names. FK Balkany (Odesa Oblast)]. UA-Football (in Russian). 7 July 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Команда "Балкани" (Зоря, Одеська обл.) [Team "Balkany" (Zorya, Odesa Oblast)]. Ukrainian Football Amateur League Official website (in Ukrainian). 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Balkany - Dnipro". Ukrainian Premier League (in Ukrainian). 25 August 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b ФК Балкани - чемпіон України серед аматорів 2016 року [FC Balkany - Champions amongst amateurs in 2016]. UA-Football (in Ukrainian). 9 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ В Першій лізі можуть стартувати 18 команд [16 teams may compete in the First League]. UA-Football (in Ukrainian). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  6. ^ http://fcbalkans.com.ua/ua/players

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