FC Polissya Zhytomyr (2016)

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FC Polissya Zhytomyr
Full nameFootball Club Polissya Zhytomyr
Founded2016
GroundKolos Stadium, Zhytomyr
Spartak Stadium, Korosten
Capacity3,500
ChairmanVitaliy Lyaskovskyi
ManagerAnatoliy Bezsmertnyi
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2016–17Football Amateur League, 6th, Group 2 (received professional status)

FC Polissya Zhytomyr (named MFC Zhytomyr until March 2017, Ukrainian: Муніципальний футбольний клуб "Житомир") is a Ukrainian football club based in Zhytomyr, Polesia. The club plays in the Amateurs championship. Their home were Spartak and Kolos stadiums. Since being admitted to the Ukrainian Second League, the club's current stadiums do not qualify for the competition. While the city's main arena under reconstruction, the club is forced to look for an alternative.

History[edit]

It was founded in 2016 and is the second known attempt to create football city team in Zhytomyr.

Originally an attempt to create the club took place back in 2005 on initiative of Hennadiy Zabrodsky soon after the dissolution of FC Polissya Zhytomyr. At that time facing a danger of losing professional football team, Zhytomyr paradoxically witnessed creation of two teams in the place of one. The new club was created in place of the existing amateur FC Arsenal Zhytomyr. The creation of the city club was supported by the city's government as part of local elections, which, however, after the city mayor lost, the club, after playing first half of the season, was dissolved. Some players moved to the regional club OFC Zhytychi Zhytomyr.

In March 2017, the club was renamed into FC Polissya Zhytomyr.[1] The club also adopted a new logo with 1959 year of establishment thus claiming heritage of the original FC Polissya Zhytomyr.[2]

Stadium[edit]

The Central Stadium is the main football arena of Zhytomyr Oblast.

MFC Zhytomyr started to play at Tsentralnyi Stadion (Central Stadium), however soon at the stadium started renovations and the club moved to smaller Kolos Stadion.[3]

In 2017 the club temporarily moved to Korosten to play at the local Spartak Stadion which was approved by the Football Federation of Ukraine and Professional Football League.

League and Cup history[edit]

MFC Zhytomyr[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2005–06 3rd 14 28 3 2 23 16 38 11 164 finals withdrew

Polissya Zhytomyr / MFC[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2016 4th
(Championship among amateurs)
3/4 6 3 1 2 6 5 10 UAC Group 1
2016–17 6/12 20 7 5 8 13 18 26 UAC 116 finals Promoted
Group 2
2017–18 3rd
(Second League)
8/10 27 9 3 15 31 44 30 1/32 finals Group A
2018–19 3/10 27 13 6 8 23 21 45 1/64 finals Group A

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 30 June 2019[4][5]

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 Oleh Mozil
5 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Lohinov
6 Ukraine DF Yevhen Kuznetsov
9 Ukraine FW Denys Halenkov
11 Ukraine MF Yevhen Nemtinov
15 Ukraine DF Andriy Vlasyuk
17 Ukraine DF Rudolf Sukhomlynov
No. Position Player
19 Ukraine FW Vadym Semchuk
20 Ukraine FW Rostyslav Taranukha
21 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Lebedenko
66 Ukraine MF Yuriy Solomka
70 Ukraine GK Mykyta Fedotov
73 Ukraine MF Maksym Borovets
77 Ukraine MF Anton Savin

Managers[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  • Ruslan Pavlyuk, 2016–2017
  • Vitaliy Lyaskovskyi, 2017–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ At last under its name MFC Zhytomyr, the club will play its official games on March 4-5. (Востаннє під назвою МФК "Житомир" клуб зіграє офіційні матчі 4-5 березня). FC Polissya Zhytomyr. 28 February 2017
  2. ^ Polissya conducted a small rebranding of its logo (Полісся провело невеличкий ребрендинг емблеми). UA-Football. 6 February 2018
  3. ^ How the Zhytomyr stadium "Polissya" will look (Як виглядатиме житомирський стадіон «Полісся». ФОТО). MFC Zhytomyr. 4 August 2016
  4. ^ "Player Profiles - FC Polissya Zhytomyr. Official club website". https://polissyafc.com. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Polissya". pfl.ua.

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