FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv

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Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
Founded2016; 3 years ago (2016)
GroundOSC Metalist
Head coachAndriy Demchenko
LeagueUkrainian First League
2018–19First League, 4th
WebsiteClub website

Football Club Metalist 1925 Kharkiv is a professional football club from Kharkiv, Ukraine. It was founded in 2016, the club plays in Professional Football League of Ukraine. Their home stadium is Metalist Oblast Sports Complex with 40,003 capacity.

Bronze medalist of the Second League of Ukraine Championship 2017/18. Silver medalist of the Championship of Ukraine among amateurs 2016/17. In the 2018/19 season it performs to the Professional Football League of Ukraine.

Metalist 1925 is the second club in Ukraine to attend home matches in the championship.

Metalist 1925 is the bet on local players. Thus, in the first team of Metalist 1925 22 players from Kharkiv. In the team application in the first part of the 2017/18 season, 24 players from 27 were from Kharkiv football schools, in the second part of the season - 21 players from 25, in the 2018/19 season - 23 players from 30.

Legally, Metallist 1925 is not the legal successor of Metalist, which was disbanded because his last owner, Serhiy Kurchenko, ceased to fund the club and refused to sell it to other potential investors.[nb 1]


It was established in the summer of 2016. As several football clubs in the league due to debts, the original club FC Metalist Kharkiv owned by Serhiy Kurchenko was refused a license in 2014 by the Football Federation of Ukraine and expelled from national competitions. The Kurchenko's Metalist continued to play in regional competitions as SC Metalist Kharkiv.

On the initiative of former FFU vice-president and head of Kharkiv Oblast Football Federation Storozhenko along with former Metalist player Volodymyr Linke, a new club was created that received the name FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv.[2] Metalist 1925 entered the 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League and won its group, but lost in the final match. In July 2017, the club was admitted to the Ukrainian Second League.[3]

On 7 July 2017, Metalist 1925 presented a new logo.[4]


Metalist 1925 plays its games at Metalist Stadium. It has its own training site in a town of Vysokyi, yet some training it also conducts at H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.



As of 2 September 2019[5][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 Denys Sydorenko
3 Ukraine DF Vadym Zhuk
4 Ukraine DF Ivan Kovalenko
5 Ukraine DF Vladyslav Kravchenko
7 Ukraine FW Maksym Yermolenko
8 Ukraine MF Vitaliy Koltsov
9 Ukraine FW Serhiy Davydov (captain)
11 Ukraine MF Mykhaylo Storozhenko
10 Ukraine MF Yaroslav Yampol
12 Ukraine GK Arsen Byelimenko
14 Ukraine MF Yaroslav Dekhtyarenko
17 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Yermoshenko
20 Ukraine MF Serhiy Romanov
21 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Demchenko
22 Ukraine MF Vladyslav Dmytrenko
No. Position Player
23 Ukraine MF Mykhaylo Shershen
24 Ukraine DF Maksym Tsvirenko
27 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Osman
29 Ukraine MF Yevheniy Bilokin
30 Brazil MF Lucas
33 Brazil MF Dodô
35 Ukraine GK Vladyslav Fedak
38 Ukraine FW Serhiy Petrov
44 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Zhdanov
60 Ukraine DF Dmytro Pospelov
70 Ukraine MF Yevhen Prodanov
77 Ukraine FW Anton Savin
81 Ukraine GK Denys Dyakov
99 Ukraine FW Maksym Pryadun

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Ukraine DF Vladyslav Yemelyanov (at Polissya Zhytomyr until 30 June 2019)
Ukraine MF Vladyslav Krayev (at Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol until 30 June 2019)

Administration and coaches[edit]



Ukrainian Amateur Football Championship


Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2016–17 4th
(Championship among amateurs)
1 20 13 4 3 46 18 43 LF Lost final Group winner, Promoted
2017–18 3rd "B" 2 33 21 4 8 77 27 67 164 finals Promoted
2018–19 2nd 4 28 15 6 7 35 20 51 116 finals


  1. ^ In October 2017, a Ukrainian court confiscated (the original) Metalist Kharkiv from Kurchenko and placed it under state property.[1] At the time the club did not participate in any official sanctioned competitions.[1]


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