FC Metalurh Zaporizhya

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FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
MFC Metalurh Zaporizhya Logo.svg
Full name Football Club Metalurh Zaporizhya
Nickname(s) The Cossacks
Founded 1935; 83 years ago (1935)
Ground Slavutych Arena
Ground Capacity 12,000
Director Maksym Lupashko
Head coach Oleh Taran
League Ukrainian Second League
2016–17 16th
Logo used since 2005 till 2015.
Logo used since 2016 till 2018.

FC Metalurh Zaporizhya (Ukrainian: Футбо́льний клуб «Металу́рг» Запорі́жжя [mɛtɐˈlurɦ zɐpɔˈrʲiʒːɐ]) is a Ukrainian professional football club based in Zaporizhya.

In 2015, the original club went bankrupt and in 2016 the Ukrainian Premier League finally removed it from its competitions. In 2016, it was announced that another amateur club from Zaporizhia (FC Rosso-Nero Zaporizhia) has officially changed its name to FC Metalurh Zaporizhia and intends to start participation at the Ukrainian Amateur Football League the same year.[1]

History[edit]

Early years (1935–1946)[edit]

The history of Metalurg began in 1935 when a steel production company, Zaporizhstal, formed the football club 'Stal'. By the end of the year a local sports union gave Stal the status of a main club in the region. Throughout the 1930s the team appeared regularly in domestic competitions and often played against clubs from the Soviet Top League, the most notable of which was Spartak Moscow. In 1939 and 1940 under the name of Lokomotiv won the Ukrainian championships. The tough times of World War II soon followed, however, bringing decline to both Zaporizhstal and its team. Nonetheless, in 1946 the club was revived and in 1949 Stal won the cup in Zaporizhia Oblast.

USSR era (1946–1990)[edit]

In October 1949, the team was renamed to 'Metalurg'. In 1950 Metalurg debuts in the USSR Cup and in the round of 64 they defeated Lokomotiv Petrozavodsk with the score of 5–0, but go out in the next stage, losing 2–3 to Torpedo Stalingrad. However, the very next year club went to eighth-finals, notably defeating Dinamo Minsk 1–0 and Lokomotiv Moscow 4–0 on the way. In 1953, the club debuted in the USSR Championship after becoming the champion of Ukrainian SSR in 1952. From 1953 to 1962 Metalurg played in USSR Championship division 'B'.

In 1963 Metalurg won a place in USSR Championship division 'A' and had some moderate success. They stayed there until 1971, when in the 1970 season club secured a position in division 'A' and a place in the USSR First League. In their first season they came in fourth place, which became the club's highest achievement in the USSR Championships.

Ukrainian leagues (1991–2015)[edit]

In 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine became independent and Ukrainian Premier League was formed. Metalurh was among the founders of the League. The club has remained in the Vyshcha Liga for all 16 seasons with their highest achievement in the 1995–96 season, taking 5th place. The club's best performance in a domestic cup came in 2006, when Metalurh reached the final, there they met with Dynamo Kyiv and were beaten 2 goals to none, however this performance allowed them to enter the UEFA Cup next season. Zaporizhstal still remains as a largest club sponsor and actively finances most of club's expenses.

The club had always been in the top league, since the first season in 1992 until the 2010–11 season when they finished last position and were relegated to the Ukrainian First League. After one season in the Ukrainian First League the club was promoted back to the Ukrainian Premier League.[2] During the 2015-16 season On 2 March 2016 Metalurh was recognized as bankrupt on decision of the commercial court of Zaporizhia Oblast and a liquidation procedure was initiated.[3]

European history

Throughout its history in Ukrainian Premier League, Metalurh has entered the UEFA Cup on two occasions; the first in 2002–03 UEFA Cup after finishing fourth in the league the previous season. In the qualifying round they beat Maltese side Birkirkara 3–0 on aggregate, before losing 2–1 to English side Leeds United in the first round.

The second time club had to wait 4 years to qualify again. After finishing as runners-up in the Ukrainian Cup in 2006, Metalurh secured a place in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup. The club entered the competition in the second qualifying round, Metalurh defeated Moldavian side Zimbru Chișinău 3–0 over two legs. However, Metalurh went out in the first stage, losing to Greek club Panathinaikos.

FC Metallurh based on FC Rosso Nero (2016–2018)[edit]

FC Rosso Nero was created in 2009 by Andriy Bohatchenko who owns a pizzeria with the same name in Zaporizhia. The first two seasons the club played in futsal (indoor football). In 2011, the club won the Zaporizhia city Cup and the beach football city league. In 2012, Rosso Nero were runners-up at 8x8 football (variant of association football popular in Russia). In 2014, the club became a city champions by beating the defending city champions Motor Zaporizhia. The victory inspired Rosso Nero to apply for the Second League of national competitions. In fall of 2015, when Metalurh Zaporizhia started the process for liquidation, Rosso Nero offered to pass the legendary club to them,[4] however no agreement was reached.

On 26 March 2016, in Zaporizhia held a meeting of non-governmental organization "Metalurh forever", at which it was decided to rename the "FC Rosso Nero" into "FC Metalurh". At the same meeting, the group adopted symbols and colors of the original club "Metalurh".[5][6]

The club was dissolved in June 2018.[7]

MFC Metalurh Zaporizhia (since 2017)[edit]

On 6 August 2017, a new municipal football club MFC Metalurh Zaporizhya started its participation in the 2017–18 Ukrainian Football Amateur League with an away game against Yarud at Azovets Stadium in Mariupol.[8] In 2016, the new club was established by the Zaporizhia city authorities based on a communal company "Tsentralnyi Stadion" (Central Stadium) which owns Slavutych Arena.[9][10][11][12][13]

Stadium[edit]

Slavutych Arena

Throughout their history, the club has played in various stadiums around Zaporizhia, but in 2001 the Football Federation of Ukraine forbade Metalurh from playing in their home stadium, Tsentarlnyi Metalurh Stadium, due to security concer and the club was forced to play at the Avto ZAZ Stadium (which formerly belong to now-bankrupt Torpedo Zaporizhya). Soon after, the club's board approved plans to construct a brand new stadium for the team in place of the old one. Construction commenced in late 2004 and on 29 July 2006, Slavutych Arena was opened, in their first game on a new stadium Metalurh faced Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv. The stadium is situated in a central part of the city, on a street that has been recently renamed after legendary Ukrainian player and coach Valery Lobanovsky.

The stadium is purposed for football only use and has a total capacity of 12,000 seats. It consists out of four separate stands, north, south, east and west, two of which are covered by a roof, stadium is equipped with a single, multi-colour screen with dimensions of 6x10m and a lighting system of 1400 lux. The pitch dimensions are 105х68 м. Lately it has often been used as a venue for the Ukrainian Premier League FC Zorya Luhansk, while Metalurh is forced to play at its own training base.[14][15] Metalurh Training Base is also known as Velykyi Luh (Great Meadow).

Sponsors[edit]

The history of FC Metalurh dates back to a factory team 'Stal' that has been sponsored by one of the largest steel production companies in Ukraine, Zaporizhstal. The company has remained a sponsor of the club for over 70 years and now is a general sponsor of the club. The main partner of the club is OAO Zaporizhstalbud-1.

The official kit manufacturer for the club is company Nike and the official beer sponsor of the club is Slavutych.

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[16] Football kit Shirt sponsor
1999–04 Umbro Zaporizhstal
2004–05 Lotto
2005–06 Lotto/Adidas
2006–09 Adidas
2009–10 Nike/Adidas
2010–11 Nike
2012–13 Nike -
2013–14 Adidas
2016–17 Joma UNIQA

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 August 2018[17]

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 Ihor Vartsaba
2 Ukraine MF Semen Dyachenko
3 Ukraine MF Denys Danyuk
4 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Matvyeev
5 Ukraine MF Eduard Sarapiy
6 Ukraine MF Taras Kovalchuk
7 Ukraine MF Roman Stefurak
8 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Zeynalov
9 Ukraine MF Yevhen Katelin
10 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Razuvayev
11 Ukraine MF Yevhen Pidlepenets
No. Position Player
12 Ukraine GK Ihor Levchenko
13 Ukraine MF Dmytro Krapyvnyi
14 Ukraine MF Dmytro Oliynyk
15 Ukraine DF Artur Kuznetsov
16 Ukraine MF Yuriy Sachko
17 Ukraine FW Dmytro Lykhobabenko
18 Ukraine FW Oleksandr Yarovenko
19 Ukraine FW Ilyya Kornyev
20 Ukraine MF Yevhen Pisotskyi
21 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Hodin
23 Ukraine DF Oleksiy Pinchuk

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach – TBA

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1946 4th
(Republican)
1 (Group South) 14 12 2 0 37 10 26 As Bilshovyk
4 (playoffs) 3 0 1 2 5 14 1
1947 2nd
(Second Group)
12 24 5 1 18 25 72 11
1948 5 (UkrSSR Group A) 14 4 3 7 22 30 11 Renamed to Lokomotiv
1949 16 (UkrSSR) 34 7 7 20 46 61 21 1/16 finals Relegated
1950 4th
(Republican)
4 1/32 finals
1951 4 1/8 finals
1952 1 1/64 finals Won championship game, Champion of Ukraine
1953 2nd
(Class B)
3 (Group 3) 14 6 3 5 34 26 15 1/8 finals In play-offs Metalurh Odessa 1–4
and Torpedo Rostov/Donu 4–5
1954 3 (Group 3) 22 11 5 6 34 24 27 1/32 finals
1955 8 (Group 1) 30 13 6 11 37 33 32 1/32 finals
1956 3 (Group 1) 34 21 4 9 54 35 46
1957 8 (Group 1) 34 14 11 9 41 34 39 1/16 finals
1958 2 (Group 2) 30 17 5 8 55 29 39 1/64 finals
1959 6 (Group 1) 28 14 4 10 40 30 32
1960 2nd
(Group B of UkrSSR)
1 (Group 2) 36 25 9 2 78 29 59 1/128 finals Won championship play-off over Sudnobudivnyk
Lost promotion play-off to FC Shakhtar Donetsk
1961 4 (Group 2) 36 15 12 9 50 37 42 1/128 finals Lost play-off to SKA Lviv, placed 8th overall
1962 2 (Group 2) 24 13 5 6 42 21 31 1/64 finals Qualified for promotion group
6 10 1 5 4 13 22 7 promotion group
1963 2nd
(Class A Second Group)
4 34 12 17 5 36 17 41 1/8 finals
1964[18] 8 (Group 2) 26 7 12 7 19 16 26 1/32 finals Qualified for Relegation group
17 38 11 17 10 35 25 39 Relegation group
1965[19] 14 (Group 1) 30 8 9 13 28 37 25 1/32 finals Qualified for Relegation group
28 46 11 15 20 44 60 37 Relegation group
1966 7 (Group 2) 34 12 12 10 35 28 36 1/32 finals
1967 2 (Group 2) 38 18 14 6 50 24 50 1/128 finals Qualified for 2nd place play-off
1 4 2 1 1 6 5 5 playoff
1968 9 (Group 2) 40 14 15 11 52 42 43 1/64 finals
1969 7 (Group 3) 42 15 14 13 49 35 44 1/32 finals Relegated
1970 3rd
(Class A Second Group)
1 (Zone 1) 42 26 10 6 73 33 62 1/64 finals Promoted, Champion of Ukraine
1971 2nd
(First League)
4 42 16 14 12 51 39 46 1/16 finals
1972 14 38 13 7 18 45 49 33 1/8 finals
1973 6 38 14 6 18 62 53 34 1/16 finals 5 other draws included as losses[20]
1974 13 38 11 12 15 42 50 34 1/16 finals
1975 13 38 11 13 14 47 45 35 1/16 finals
1976 13 38 14 8 16 38 40 36 1/16 finals
1977 16 38 11 11 16 35 48 33 1/16 finals
1978 14 38 10 14 14 39 47 34 1/32 finals
1979 10 46 19 8 19 69 65 46
1980 20 46 15 11 20 57 67 41
1981 13 42 16 14 16 57 51 44 -2 pts draw overlimit
1982 12 42 17 7 18 54 42 41
1983 5 42 21 8 13 66 46 50 1/32 finals
1984 5 42 18 12 12 57 43 48 1/16 finals
1985 7 (West Zone) 20 7 5 8 17 25 19 1/64 finals Qualified for Group B
13 18 9 3 6 32 27 21 Group B (13–22 places)
1986 12 46 17 11 18 59 54 45 1/16 finals
1987 9 42 14 12 16 54 53 40 1/8 finals
1988 17 42 12 13 17 30 43 36 1/32 finals -1 point, draw overlimit
1989 7 42 17 12 13 55 40 46 1/64 finals
1990 3 38 19 14 5 58 30 52 1/16 finals Promoted
1991 1st
(Top League)
13 30 9 7 14 27 38 25 1/64 finals
1992 league competition discontinued 1/16 finals

Ukraine[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Ukrainian Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st
(Top League)
11 18 6 6 6 20 19 18 14 finals
1992–93 7 30 10 9 11 38 35 29 14 finals
1993–94 16 34 9 6 19 26 49 24 18 finals
1994–95 9 34 11 10 13 47 42 43 18 finals
1995–96 5 34 16 4 14 49 42 52 14 finals
1996–97 8 30 12 5 13 48 44 41 12 finals
1997–98 9 30 10 7 13 40 44 37 116 finals
1998–99 8 30 12 6 12 46 43 42 12 finals
1999-00 6 30 12 8 10 43 35 44 18 finals
2000–01 8 26 8 8 10 27 31 32 18 finals
2001–02 4 26 11 7 8 25 22 40 18 finals
2002–03 15 30 6 8 16 22 41 26 116 finals UC 1st round
2003–04 11 30 8 8 14 26 40 32 14 finals
2004–05 10 30 8 11 11 25 32 35 18 finals
2005–06 8 30 11 6 13 32 40 39 Runner-up
2006–07 7 30 10 10 10 25 32 40 116 finals UC 1st round
2007–08 7 30 9 9 12 24 32 36 116 finals
2008–09 1st
(Premier League)
7 30 12 9 9 29 30 45 116 finals
2009–10 9 30 10 5 15 31 48 35 14 finals
2010–11 16 30 6 6 18 18 40 24 14 finals Relegated
2011–12 2nd
(First League)
2 34 24 4 6 77 32 76 14 finals Promoted
2012–13 1st
(Premier League)
16 30 1 8 21 12 64 11 116 finals
2013–14 14 28 2 6 20 19 54 12 18 finals
2014–15 7 26 6 8 12 20 40 26 18 finals
2015–16 14 26 0 3 23 7 50 3 116 finals Expelled[21]

FC Metallurh based on FC Rosso Nero[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Ukrainian Cup Europe Notes
2016 4th
(Amateur League)
3 6 2 2 2 5 6 8 Admitted
2016–17 3rd 16 32 7 2 23 35 104 23 164 finals
2017–18 3rd "B" 12 33 2 1 30 14 133 7 164 finals Dissolved[22]

MFC Metalurh Zaporizhia[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Ukrainian Cup Europe Notes
2017–18 4th "C" 4 16 9 4 3 39 18 31 Admitted
2018–19 3rd
(Second League)

European record[edit]

FC Metalurh Zaporizhya participates in European competitions on few occasions since 2002 after playing its first game against Birkirkara F.C..

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Malta Birkirkara F.C. 3–0 0–0 3–0
1R England Leeds United 1–1 0–1 1–2
2006–07 UEFA Cup 2Q Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 3–0 0–0 3–0
1R Greece Panathinaikos F.C. 0–1 1–1 1–2

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Russian) "Запорожский ФК "Россо Неро" переименован в "Металлург"" [Zaporozhian FC Rosso Nero is renamed into Metalurh]. UA-Football. 26 March 2016. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Small description of club" (in Ukrainian). football24.ua. 
  3. ^ Ex-sports director of Metalurh Zaporizhia Mike Snoei wants to sue the club more than 15 mln hryvnia (Екс-спортдиректор запорізького Металурга Майк Снуі хоче відсудити у клубу понад 15 млн гривень). Football 24. 6 December 2017
  4. ^ Cofounder Rosso Nero: We are all pupils of Metalurh therefore cannot turn away from the club. Metalurh Zaporizhia website. 15 January 2016
  5. ^ https://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/amateur/1458942655-zaporozhskiy-fk-rosso-nero-pereimenovan-v-metallurg.html
  6. ^ How much costs revival of FC Metalurh. Metalurh Zaporizhia website. 27 April 2016
  7. ^ https://sport.ua/news/389017-zaporozhskiy-metallurg-prekrashchaet-sushchestvovanie
  8. ^ MFC Metalurh conducted its first game in amateur championship (МФК «Металлург» провел свой первый матч в аматорском первенстве). Akzent.ZP. 7 August 2017
  9. ^ In Zaporizhia a communal company "Tsentralnyi Stadion" will be renamed into a communal company "Futbolnyi klub Metalurh", document (В Запорожье КП "Центральный стадион" переименуют в КП "Футбольный клуб Металлург", - ДОКУМЕНТ). 061 (Zaporizhia city news portal). 12 May 2016
  10. ^ In Zaporizhia for stadium renovations and new Metalurh will be allocated almost 5 millions (В Запорожье на ремонт стадиона и новый «Металлург» выделят почти 5 миллионов). Akzent.
  11. ^ More Metalurhs, better and different – there was published a statute of the Zaporizhian Municipal Football Club (Больше «Металлургов», хороших и разных — опубликован устав запорожского муниципального футбольного клуба). Akzent.
  12. ^ In Zaporizhia was established a municipal football club (В Запорожье создали муниципальный футбольный клуб). Akzent.
  13. ^ For an amateur "Metalurh" out of the city budget, there will be allocated 7-8 millions – the mayor of Zaporizhia Buryak (На любительский «Металлург» из бюджета выделят 7-8 миллионов — мэр Запорожья Буряк). Akzent.
  14. ^ Metalurh Training Base Stadium (Стадіон УТБ "Металург" (Запоріжжя)). Ground hopping, Team Ukraine portal.
  15. ^ Game report (ПРОТОКОЛ МАТЧУ). Professional Football League of Ukraine.
  16. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ [dead link]Team squad – Ukrainian Premier League website
  18. ^ In 1964 and 1965 seasons the league was split into two groups with the first eight teams from each qualify for promotion and the last eight teams – for relegation. Teams in the promotion group had their record recalculated and results with teams from relegation group were scratched. The teams in the promotion group played with the other candidate teams from other qualifying group. The teams in the relegation group had their records kept and also played only with the teams from the other qualifying group.
  19. ^ In 1965, the league was split into two groups with the first eight teams from each qualify for promotion and the last eight teams – for relegation. Teams in the promotion group had their record recalculated and results with teams from relegation group were scratched. The teams in the promotion group played with the other candidate teams from other qualifying group. The teams in the relegation group had their records kept and also played only with the teams from the other qualifying group.
  20. ^ In 1973 in case of a draw the game went to a penalty shoot-out. Whichever team won it would earn a point in the league standings; the losing team would earn nothing.
  21. ^ Metalurh Zaporizhia were expelled from the competition after the winter break. Technical victories were to be awarded to their opponents for the rest of season.
    "Металург виключений зі змагань під егідою УПЛ" [Metalurh is excluded from competition sponsored by the UPL] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  22. ^ After completing the season the club failed attestation for the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League season and the club's administration decided to dissolve the team.
    (in Ukrainian) "Металург Запоріжжя припиняє існування" [Metalurh Zaporizhia terminated its existence]. UA-Football. 7 June 2018. 
  23. ^ FC Metalurh Zaporizhya at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)

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