FC Obolon Kyiv
|Full name||Football Club Obolon Kyiv|
|Founded||13 June 1992|
|Dissolved||21 February 2013|
|League||Ukrainian Premier League|
FC Obolon Kyiv was a Ukrainian professional football club based in Kyiv (Obolon Raion) that dissolved itself in February 2013. It played home matches at Obolon Arena. Its home colors where green shirts and white shorts; while its away uniforms displayed white shirts and green shorts. They also have an all yellow kit as backup. Its main sponsor was the brewery Obolon since 1999.
The football club was created 1992 based on the specialized sports school of Olympic Reserve Zmina in Kiev. The team changed its name to Zmina-Obolon in 1993 because it was located in the historical neighborhood in Kyiv. The same year as Zmina-Obolon, the club participated in the national amateur competitions KFK at first placing third and next year winning a group competitions. After its promotion to professionals, the name portion Zmina was dropped leaving only with Obolon in 1995, and later changed to Obolon PPO in 1997. It adopted its current name on 23 April 2001. In 1995 it received professional status and entered the Ukrainian Second League for the 1995–96 season.
After finishing 3rd in the Ukrainian First League 2001–02 season, Obolon was promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League when that competition expanded to 16 teams for the 2002–03 season. Obolon was relegated to the Ukrainian First League after finishing 15th (out of 16) in the 2004–05 season. Until 2002 Obolon played its home games at Zmina Stadium and sometimes at the sport complex of Bilshovyk factory.
The club competed in the Premier League for three seasons and was relegated after the 2011–12 Ukrainian Premier League season.
On 21 February 2013 the club withdrew voluntary from the Ukrainian First League. Major club sponsor Slobodyan had refused to finance the club after goalkeeper Kostyantyn Makhnovskyi was sold by the club without his consent.
In December 2012 the President of Obolon Oleksandr Slobodian announced he would created a new team under the moniker "Obolon-Brovar" (Obolon Brewary). In spring 2013 the team applied to PFL and was accepted for the 2013–14 Ukrainian Second League season.
Football kits and sponsors
|Years||Football kit||Shirt sponsor|
League and cup history
|1995–96||3rd "A"||4||40||22||9||9||60||35||75||1/32 finals|
|1996–97||3rd "A"||4||30||15||11||4||34||17||56||1/32 finals Phase II|
|1997–98||3rd "C"||5||30||15||7||8||47||28||52||1/128 finals|
|1998–99||3rd "C"||1||26||20||4||2||45||18||64||1/64 finals||Promoted|
|2000–01||3rd "B"||1||28||21||4||3||51||14||67||1/4 finals 2nd League Cup||Promoted|
- "Оболонь" офіційно знялася з чемпіонату України ["Obolon" officially withdraw from championship of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). www.liga.net. 21 February 2013.
- (Ukrainian) Slobodyan creates new Football club "Obolon Brovar", www.liga.net (11 December 2012)
- "Буковина" продовжить виступи у Першій лізі , "Жемчужину" позбавили атестату [Bukovyna will continue to compete in the First League, Zhemchuzhyna was refused attestation] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Історія ФК "Оболонь" [History FC Obolon] (in Ukrainian). Official FC Obolon Website. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Слободян отказался финансировать ФК "Оболонь" [Slobodyan refused to fund FC Obolon] (in Russian). www.liga.net. 9 December 2012.
- Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs
- Withdrew from the PFL during the attestion meeting held in the winter break. The team's administration informed the PFL that they lack sufficient funds to continue participating in the league. (21 February 2013)
Команди футбольних клубів "Оболонь" Київ та СКА Одеса не братимуть участь у весняній частині змагань [Teams from Obolon Kyiv and SCA Odesa will not participate in the spring stage of the competition] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.