FC Torpedo Zaporizhya

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Torpedo Zaporizhya
Torpedo Zaporizhya
Full name FC Torpedo Zaporizhya
Nickname(s) Automobilists, Automakers
Founded 1982
Ground AutoZAZ Arena
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Ukraine
Head Coach Ukraine
League Ukrainian Premier League

FC Torpedo Zaporizhya are a former professional football team based in Zaporizhya, Ukraine. Founded in 1982, the club appeared played in the Ukrainian Premier League from 1992 through 1998, after being initially chosen to participate for being one of the top 9 (of 11) Ukrainian teams from the West Division of the Soviet Second League in 1991.

Torpedo Zaporizhya's best achievement in the Ukrainian Premier League was 7th place (trice, in 1992 (prorated), 1994-95, and 1995-96). The club has successfully competing in the domestic cup competition in early years being eliminated only in semi-finals twice in a row and reaching the best of eight the next year.

Following relegation during the 1997-98 season, Torpedo Zaporizhya competed successfully in the Ukrainian First League, taking third place and achieving promotion back to the Ukrainian Premier League. However despite this finish, the club applied for bankruptcy following the conclusion of the 1998-99 season and were suspended by the Ukrainian Football Association. The club returned to the Ukrainian Second League in 2002 and 2003, but was relegated to the amateur league thereafter.

FC Torpedo Zaporizhya played its games at the AutoZAZ Stadium with maximum capacity of 15,000.

Colours are white shirts, blue shorts.

League and cup history[edit]

Soviet Union Soviet Union

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1985 3rd 24 40 10 14 16 39 44 34 VI Zone
Group 2 (12 place)
1986 3rd 9 40 17 7 16 49 47 41 VI Zone
Group 2 (6 place)
1987 3rd 20 52 12 16 24 54 81 40 VI Zone
1988 3rd 24 50 13 12 25 55 71 38 VI Zone
1989 3rd 13 52 19 12 21 51 62 50 Relegated[1]
VI Zone
1990 4th 1 36 23 8 5 53 25 54 Promoted
I Zone
1991 3rd 7 42 18 10 14 63 50 46 West Zone

Ukraine Ukraine

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st 4 18 6 7 5 21 26 19 1/2 finals Group A
1992-93 1st 13 30 9 7 14 32 40 25 1/2 finals
1993-94 1st 13 34 9 10 15 27 39 28 1/4
1994-95 1st 7 34 15 3 16 49 49 48 1/8
1995-96 1st 7 34 15 3 16 40 45 48 1/8
1996-97 1st 14 30 8 5 17 25 56 29 1/8
1997-98 1st 16 30 2 7 21 20 69 13 1/8 Relegated
1998-99 2nd 3 38 24 5 9 55 29 77 1/32 Filed a bankruptcy
1999-00 2nd 18 34 5 1 28 21 32 16 1/16[2] Reinstated after the bankruptcy
Relegated and Folded
2001-02 3rd 15 34 7 10 17 22 57 31 1/16*[3] Reinstated second time
2002-03 3rd 16 30 4 7 19 19 52 19 1/32 Relegated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New tier added for the next season.
  2. ^ The team forfeited its game to Dynamo Kyiv.
  3. ^ Second League Cup