FC Polissya Zhytomyr

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Polissya
Club crest
Full nameFC Polissya Zhytomyr
Founded1959
GroundCentral Stadium (built in 1923)
Capacity21928 (5928 seated)
Leaguedefunct

FC Polissya Zhytomyr was a professional Ukrainian football club. The club was based in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

Brief history[edit]

In Soviet times the club carried the name Avtomobilist (car maker), then it changed to Polissya (the name for the local region, which means (roughly) the wooded area). In the Ukrainian soccer competitions the club was called Khimik (chemical scientist) for a few seasons, then again changed back to Polissya. Note that during the Soviet times sometime in the 1970s in Zhytomyr there was another club FC Khimik Zhytomyr that was sponsored by the local chemical factory, the latter fate of which is not known. The same factory has supported Polissya already in times of the independent Ukraine for few seasons giving the club the name of its own former football representative, which already was mentioned before.

After the disastrous season of 2005, it became defunct. However soon after the reorganization two clubs were created and were admitted to the Second League for the 2005/06 season – MFK Zhytomyr and FC Zhytychi Zhytomyr. In March 2006, the municipal administration stopped funding of MFK Zhytomyr and the team was dissolved on 30 April 2006. FC Zhytychi Zhytomyr finished 8th in the Second League'06, but next year they failed to submit their license and stopped their participation on the professional level.

The highest position the club achieved was fourth place in the Persha Liha, twice. Because of this, in 2002 it was awarded to play a play-off match with PFC Olexandria in Kiev to receive the promotion to the Vyscha Liha. Polissya lost it 0:1. Subsequent seasons have brought progressively worse results with every year.

League and cup history[edit]

Spartak Zhytomyr (1977–1988)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1987 3rd 12 52 22 12 18 72 59 56
1988 3rd 13 50 18 15 17 55 58 51

Polissya Zhytomyr (1989–1992)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1989 3rd 15 52 16 16 20 59 62 48 Relegated
1990 4th Zone 1 4 50 28 13 9 67 38 69
1991 4th Zone 1 10 50 22 7 21 64 66 51 fall of the Soviet Union
1992 2nd Gr. "A" 10 26 10 5 11 30 31 25 Relegated

Khimik Zhytomyr (1992–1997)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992–93 3rd 2 34 20 9 5 53 29 49 Promoted
1993–94 2nd 10 38 14 8 16 39 47 36
1994–95 2nd 4 42 20 15 7 61 37 75
1995–96 2nd 14 42 16 10 16 55 57 58
1996–97 2nd 18 46 15 10 21 44 61 55

Polissya Zhytomyr (1997–2005)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1997–98 2nd 6 42 21 5 16 58 64 68
1998–99 2nd 12 38 15 7 16 40 55 52
1999–00 2nd 15 34 11 7 16 36 51 40 Relegated
2000–01 3rd 1 30 22 4 4 61 17 70 Promoted
2001–02 2nd 4 34 17 10 7 43 33 58 Lost promotion play-offs
2002–03 2nd 11 34 12 7 15 30 38 43
2003–04 2nd 18 34 3 7 24 22 67 16 Avoided relegation
2004–05 2nd 18 34 0 2 32 5 39 2 withdrew Relegated

Zhytychi Zhytomyr (2005–2006)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2005–06 3rd 8 28 10 11 7 38 34 41 withdrew

Awards[edit]

FC Polissya-2 Zhytomyr[edit]

It is a team of the Specialized sports school of Olympic Reserve Polissya.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2008 4th 2 8 5 0 3 11 9 15

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