FC Hoverla Uzhhorod

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Hoverla Uzhhorod
Hoverla logo-2012.png
Full nameFootball Club Hoverla Uzhhorod
Founded1946; 72 years ago (1946)[1]
Dissolved2016; 2 years ago (2016)
GroundAvanhard Stadium
Capacity12,000
PresidentIvan Shufrych
Head coachVyacheslav Hroznyi
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2015–1613th
WebsiteClub website
1950 Champion of Ukraine – the Zakarpattia Regional Council team (Spartak society)
Older version of the club's crest with the year of establishment 1946

Football Club Hoverla Uzhhorod (Ukrainian: Футбольний Клуб «Говерла» Ужгород [ɦoˈvɛrlɐ ˈuʒɦorod]) was a Ukrainian professional football club based in Uzhhorod. Following the end of the 2015–16 season it was expelled from the Ukrainian Premier League because of debts to (current and former) players.[2] It then ceased to exist.[3]

History[edit]

The club was inaugurated in 1946 as Spartak Uzhhorod. However some of its emblems point to a predecessor, SC Rus, founded in 1925, although direct links between the two franchises can barely be traced. In 1961 Spartak was renamed Verhovyna, and in 1971 Hoverla. In 1982, it was renamed Zakarpattia, then Verhovyna again in 1997 for two years.

Zakarpattia started the 2001–02 season in the Ukrainian Premier League, but a last-place finish saw the club demoted to the Ukrainian First League. They returned in 2004–05 and 2007–08 but each time with the same result: relegation from the Premier League after a single season.

Before the start of the 2011–12 Ukrainian First League season the club renamed itself FC Hoverla-Zakarpattia Uzhhorod.[4]

The team renamed themselves Hoverla prior to the start of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League season.[5] Following the season the club was supposed to be relegated according to the season's regulations, yet conveniently both runners-up PFC Oleksandriya and FC Stal Alchevsk refused to get promoted, while the Football Federation of Ukraine refused other teams to get promoted.

On 8 June 2016 (after the end of the 2015–16 season) the club did not get a licence to continue to play in the league due to debts to (current and former) players and was thus de-facto expelled from the Ukrainian Premier League.[2] It then ceased to exist.[3]

Name changes[edit]

  • Soviet Union 1946 – Spartak
  • Soviet Union 1961 – Verkhovyna
  • Soviet Union 1971 – Hoverla
  • Soviet Union/Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic 1982 – Zakarpattia
  • Ukraine 1997 – Verkhovyna
  • Ukraine 1999 – Zakarpattia
  • Ukraine 2011 – Hoverla-Zakarpattia
  • Ukraine 2012 – Hoverla

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[6] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2001–02 lotto/adidas  –
2004–06 lotto
2007–08
2009–10
2012–14 adidas

Honors[edit]

In Soviet Union[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "B" 5 26 13 5 8 28 25 31 1/32 finals
1992–93 2nd 16 42 13 10 19 45 56 36 1/64 finals
1993–94 2nd 14 38 12 8 18 33 53 32 1/32 finals
1994–95 2nd 17 38 12 10 20 40 62 46 1/16 finals
1995–96 2nd 17 42 14 8 20 49 67 50 1/32 finals
1996–97 2nd 15 46 17 7 22 56 78 58 1/32 finals 1st Stage as Verhovyna
1997–98 2nd 20 42 7 11 24 42 79 32 1/32 finals Relegated
as Verhovyna
1998–99 3rd "A" 1 28 20 6 2 48 14 66 1/64 finals Promoted
1999–00 2nd 13 34 14 6 14 36 49 48 1/16 finals
2000–01 2nd 2 34 19 7 8 50 38 64 1/8 finals Promoted
2001–02 1st 14 26 5 6 15 23 49 21 1/4 finals Relegated
2002–03 2nd 7 34 14 9 11 27 26 51 1/16 finals
2003–04 2nd 1 34 22 4 8 49 27 70 1/16 finals Promoted
2004–05 1st 12 30 7 10 13 21 30 31 1/32 finals
2005–06 1st 16 30 3 6 21 17 53 15 1/16 finals Relegated
2006–07 2nd 2 36 25 5 6 50 22 80 1/16 finals Promoted
2007–08 1st 16 30 3 9 18 17 54 18 1/16 finals Relegated
2008–09 2nd 1 32 21 6 5 55 28 69 1/8 finals Promoted
2009–10 1st 16 30 5 4 21 18 44 19 1/16 finals Relegated
2010–11 2nd 6 34 16 8 10 51 40 56 1/32 finals
2011–12 2nd 1 34 27 3 4 67 16 84 1/16 finals Promoted
2012–13 1st 15 30 5 7 18 29 57 22 1/8 finals
2013–14 1st 12 28 7 5 16 26 39 26 1/16 finals
2014–15 1st 12 26 3 10 13 22 47 19 1/8 finals
2015–16 1st 13 26 3 7 16 13 45 7 1/16 finals −9

In their last season the club was deducted nine points due to not complying with decisions of the FFU Control and Disciplinary Committee (CDC).[7]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Post-war restoration (Послевоенное восстановление). Kopanyi-Myach.info
  2. ^ a b Hoverla and Metalist expelled from the Premier League, Ukrop News 24 (June 8, 2016)
  3. ^ a b "Велика пихатість маленького клубу. Як команда-привид збирала зірок" [The great pomp of the little club. How the ghost team collected stars]. UA-Football. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ У новому сезоні ужгородці виходитимуть на поле під назвою "Говерла-Закарпаття" [In the new season the club from Uzhhorod will play under the name of Hoverla-Zakarpattia] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Говерла" та запорізький "Металург" стали повноправними членами Прем’єр-ліги [Hoverla and Metalurh Zaporizhya become new members of the Premier League] (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Premier League. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  6. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Официально: Говерле засчитаны технические поражения в матчах с Олимпиком и Черноморцем" [Officially: Hoverla was awarded technical losses in games against Olimpik and Chornomorets]. UA-Football. 15 April 2016. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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