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Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
FC Metalist Kharkiv.svg
Full name Football Club Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
Nickname(s) Hor'ky (The Weasels)
Founded 11 December 1925; 90 years ago (1925-12-11)
Ground OSC Metalist
Ground Capacity 40,003
Owner TOV Avanhard Kharkiv (FC Metalist 1925)[1][2]
Serhiy Kurchenko (SC Metalist)
President Volodymyr Linke (FC Metalist 1925)[1][2]
Serhiy Kurchenko (SC Metalist)
Head coach Oleksandr Pryzetko (FC Metalist 1925)
Yuriy Rudynskyi (SC Metalist)
League Amateur League
2015–16 10th (excluded)
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Metalist 1925 Kharkiv (Ukrainian: Футбо́льний Клуб Металі́ст Ха́рків [mɛtɐ'list 'xɑrkiw]) is a Ukrainian football club based in Kharkiv.

In 2016 the original club FC Metalist Kharkiv ceased to operate and in 2016 the Ukrainian Premier League removed it from its competitions. The club was left without funds after owner Serhiy Kurchenko left Ukraine in February 2014 (following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution) and was excluded from the Ukrainian Premier League (the top football league in the country) in 2016 due to insolvency. In August 2016 a new club club named "FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv" was established that immidetly started to compete in the Ukrainian Amateur Football League.[3] "FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv" intends to play in the (professional) Ukrainian Second League as soon as possible.[3]

Founded in 1925 the original (and former Soviet) FC Metalist Kharkiv worked its way up the rungs of the Soviet football system, eventually being promoted to the Soviet Top League in 1960. After a difficult period which included relegation, Metalist was promoted to the Top League again in 1982, where it remained until the league's dissolution. The club won the Soviet Cup once, and were also runners-up once. They have also won the bronze title of the Ukrainian Premier League six times in a row, starting in the 2006–07 season. Their home was the 40,003 capacity multi-use Metalist Stadium. The stadium was originally built in 1926 and was recently reconstructed to its current capacity to host Euro 2012 football matches.

History[edit]

FC Metalist Kharkiv[edit]

USSR competitions[edit]

The team has played under the following names: KhPZ (1925–1940), Dzerzhinets (1947–1952), Avanhard/Avangard (1956–1965), Metalist/Metallist (since 1965).

FC Metalist Kharkiv was initially founded on 11 December 1925 as KhPZ, when a local locomotive construction facility (Kharkiv Steam-locomotive Factory, today the Malyshev Factory) provided funding and allowed use of its land to start a football club.[4] Ten years later, the club won the city of Kharkiv championship,[4] which allowed the club to enter the USSR Cup in the following season.[4] Following World War II, the club under the name Dzerzhinets resumed playing in local competitions, promoting itself to the Second Group (Soviet Second Division) in 1947[4] only to be demoted three seasons later. In the first post-war decade the club was completely overshadowed by its city rival FC Lokomotyv Kharkiv which was member of the Soviet Lokomotiv sports society.

In 1956, Metalist as Avanhard returned to the Soviet Second League B[4] replacing its city rivals Lokomotyv Khakriv. Soon thereafter it was promoted first to Soviet First League in 1958, and later to the Soviet Top League in 1960. The club stayed in Top League for 4 seasons, but was demoted to First League in 1963, continuing its decline with demotion to Second League. In 1978, the club was promoted to the Soviet First League[4] and two years later, the club finished third in the competition narrowly missing promotion to the top flight. The following season, the club improved on their previous performance and won the Soviet First League outright to earn a spot in Soviet Top League.[4] The club sustained 10 seasons of the Soviet Top League with several successes on the domestic front. In 1983, Metalist was the runner-up in the USSR Cup (losing 1–0 to Shakhtar Donetsk) and a few years later in 1988 would win the cup, beating Torpedo Moscow 2–0.[4] As a result, Metalist Kharkiv earned a trip to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Metalist only advanced to the last sixteen of the competition, beating Yugoslavian side Borac Banja Luka and losing to the Dutch club Roda JC.

Ukrainian Premier League[edit]

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the formation of an independent Ukraine, Metalist joined the inaugural season of the Ukrainian Premier League in 1992. The club finished in fifth place, an achievement it would never top until the 2006–07 season, finishing in fifth place three more times since, the most notable coming during the 2001–02 season. The club finished with 40 points, on a par with Metalurh Zaporizhzhya and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for a three-way tie. Metalist was expected to take fourth place (and subsequently compete in the UEFA Cup) by virtue of having the best three-way, head-to-head record among the three teams (which is the official tie-breaker to be used in domestic competitions), but following a protest by Metalurh Zaporizhzhya and an arbitrary decision by PFL (the administrative body of the UPL), Metalurh Zaporizhzhya was awarded fourth place on the grounds that it had better head-to-head records independently against either side.[5]

Following unsuccessful protests from Metalist, a disheartened management, team and fan base would see the club finish bottom in the following season and earning a demotion to the Ukrainian First League. However, the club would return to the UPL after one season and following a financial crisis and a takeover of the club by UkrSibbank owner Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, steady investment would see Metalist show improvement and balanced performance. Yaroslavsky sold the club to new owner Serhiy Kurchenko late in December 2012.[6] Kurchenko left Ukraine in February 2014 following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and his current whereabouts are unknown.[7]

European competitions[edit]

In the 2006–07 season, Metalist finished third place in the league, qualifying for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, their second appearance in a UEFA competition. They were drawn against English club Everton. The first leg, away at Goodison Park, ended in a 1–1 draw while Everton won the second leg 3–2, eliminating Metalist.

Metalist's next European competition was the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. The club beat Beşiktaş 4–2 on aggregate in the first round to qualify for the group stage, where they were grouped with Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Hertha BSC and Benfica. Metalist finished top of the group, beating Galatasaray, Olympiacos and Benfica, whilst drawing 0–0 with Hertha. In the round of 32, Metalist defeated Italian club Sampdoria 3–0 on aggregrate, setting up for an all-Ukrainian round of 16 tie against Dynamo Kyiv. After losing in Kiev 1–0, Metalist won the return leg 3–2, but were eliminated on the away goals rule.

When the competition was re-branded as the Europa League for the 2009–10 season, Metalist beat Croatian side HNK Rijeka 4–1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round before losing 2–1 on aggregate to Austrian side Sturm Graz, despite holding them 1–1 in Graz. The following season, they finished second in Group I behind Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, thus qualifying for the round of 32 where they were thrashed 6–0 on aggregate by Bayer Leverkusen. They reached the quarter-finals the following season, beating Olympiacos on away goals in the round of 16, but falling to Sporting CP. The following season, they then faced Bayer Leverkusen again—after beating Leverkusen 2–0 on 22 November 2012, Metalist finished above the side on head-to-head points (13), as they both finished on 13 points and had played out a goalless draw at the BayArena. In the round of 32, Metalist then faced English club Newcastle United. After holding them to a goalless draw at St James' Park in the first leg on 14 February, Shola Ameobi's penalty sent Newcastle through 1–0 on aggregate.

In August 2013, UEFA disqualified Metalist from all 2013–14 UEFA competitions.[8][nb 1]

Resurrection as FC Metalist 1925[edit]

On 22 April 2016, the FFU Committee announced that Metalist would not be allowed to participate in professional competitions because of its debts to its players.[11][12] On 16 May 2016, the FFU Appeal Committee left in force the decision of the FFU Football Clubs Attestation Committee of 22 April 2016 and refused in issuing attestation for the next season for the club by declining its appeals.[13]

In July 2016, a team named "SC Metalist Kharkiv" started playing in the Kharkiv Oblast Championship.[14]

In August 2016, a new club called "FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv" applied for the 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League[15] where it competes as FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv and headed by Oleksandr Pryzetko.[16][17] The owner of FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv is the company TOV Avanhard Kharkiv.[2] TOV Avanhard Kharkiv is controlled by businessman and Kharkiv City Council deputy for Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" Oleksandr Davtyan and his family.[2][3] The club wants to play in the professional Ukrainian Second League as soon as possible.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Metalist Stadium

As Metalist Stadium was one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2012, the management decided to reconstruct and expand the arena and turn it into a modern recreational and leisure facility. In May 2008, Metalist Arena was the venue for 2008 Ukrainian Cup Final.

Honours and achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Ukrainian Premier League:

Soviet / Ukrainian First League:

  • Winners (1): 1981
  • Runners-up (1): 2003–04

Championship of the Ukrainian SSR:

  • Winners (1): 1978[4]

Soviet / Ukrainian Cup:

  • Winners (1): 1988
  • Runners-up (2): 1983, 1992[4]

Soviet League Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1987

Soviet / Ukrainian Super Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1989

International[edit]

United Tournament:

  • Runners-up (1): 2014

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[18] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2000–01 Puma  –
2001–02 Puma/Adidas  –
2002–03 Lotto TECHNOCOM[19]
2002–03 adidas АВЭК[20]
2004–06 adidas UKRSIBBANK
2006–08 UKRSIBBANK
BNP Paribas Group
2007–08 UKRSIBBANK/DCH[21]
2008–12 DCH
2012–13 DCH/ВЕТЭК[22]
2013–2016 ВЕТЭК

Rivalry[edit]

Metalist Kharkiv supporters biggest rivalry centred on Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.[23] Despite this fans of both clubs marched in support of a "united Ukraine" in Kharkiv during the April 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine.[23]

Squad[edit]

Players[edit]

FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv squad
As of 16 August 2016[24]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ukraine GK Oleksandr Horyainov (1975)
Ukraine GK Vladyslav Fedak (1997)
Ukraine GK Denys Diakov (1997)
Ukraine DF Serhiy Vlasov (1999)
Ukraine DF Vadym Zinovyev (1998)
Ukraine DF Mykyta Kuzmin (1997)
Ukraine DF Ivan Pets (1999)
Ukraine DF Oleksandr Protsevskyi (1995)
Ukraine DF Vladyslav Sydorenko (1995)
Ukraine DF Ilya Sulaev (1998)
Ukraine DF Philippe Hamilton-Rollings (1993)
Ukraine MF Oleksandr Bezrodnyj (1999)
No. Position Player
Ukraine MF Yaroslav Dekhtyarenko (1998)
Ukraine MF Vladyslav Krayev (1995)
Ukraine MF Mykhailo Mazun (1998)
Ukraine MF Serhiy Napolov (1996)
Ukraine MF Serhiy Romanov (1997)
Ukraine MF Oleg Synytsia (1996)
Ukraine MF Oleksand Pyvovarov (1985)
Ukraine FW Vladyslav Dobarin (1999)
Ukraine FW Maksym Yermolenko (1998)
Ukraine FW Kyrylo Yermoshenko (1998)
Ukraine FW Mykhailo Storozhenko (1997)
FW Ndukwe McGeorge Chinedu (1994)
SC Metalist Kharkiv squad
As of 18 July 2016[25]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ukraine DF Ivan Harkusha (1999)
Ukraine MF Vadym Zinovyev (1998)
Ukraine MF Dmytro Knigin (1999)
Ukraine MF Vyacheslav Orlov (1995)
Ukraine MF Mykyta Osipov (1997)
Ukraine MF Maksym Polchaninov (1999)
Ukraine DF Oleksandr Protsevskyi (1995)
No. Position Player
Ukraine MF Sergiy Ptukhin (1999)
Ukraine MF Vitaliy Sergienko (1998)
Ukraine DF Vladyslav Sydorenko (1995)
Ukraine FW Mykhailo Storozhenko (1997)
Ukraine MF Bohdan Surovykin (1999)
Ukraine GK Vladyslav Fedak (1997)
Ukraine FW Dmytro Shkrebets (1995)

Administration and coaches[edit]

FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
SC Metalist Kharkiv

Player records[edit]

Still active players in bold.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 25 May 2014[30]

# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Serbia and MontenegroSerbiaUkraine Marko Dević 2006–12
2013–14
84 4 10 0 98
2 Soviet Union Nikolai Korolyov 1956–66 70 3 8 0 86
3 Ukraine Volodymyr Linke 1976–85
1994–96
77 4 0 0 81
4 Ukraine Yuri Tarasov 1983–91
1993–94
61 11 2 0 74
5 Soviet Union Nodar Bachiashvili 1978–82 67 1 0 0 68
6 Soviet Union Yuri Tsymbalyuk 1973–77
1981
52 4 0 0 56
7 Ukraine Oleksandr Karabuta 1991–00 46 5 0 0 51
8 Brazil Cleiton Xavier 2010–14 38 10 0 0 48
9 Soviet Union Stanislav Bernikov 1977–83 37 4 0 0 41
10 Soviet Union Sergey Melko 1974–75
1978–82
38 2 0 0 40
  • Other – National Super Cup

Most appearances[edit]

As of 25 May 2014[31]

# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Ukraine Oleksandr Horyainov 1993–95
1997–03
2005–
422 32 37 0 491
2 Ukraine Volodymyr Linke 1976–85
1994–96
351 25 0 0 376
3 Soviet Union Nikolai Korolyov 1956–66
1969
353 8 0 0 361
4 Ukraine Ivan Panchyshyn 1985–90
1992–94
1996–98
282 35 4 0 321
5 Soviet Union Evgeniy Panfilov 1958–69 312 8 0 0 320
6 Soviet Union Yuri Sivuha 1976
1979–88
268 38 2 0 308
7 Soviet Union Aleksandr Savchenko 1965–73 260 15 0 0 275
8 Soviet Union Viktor Aristov 1967–73 254 16 0 0 270
9 Senegal Papa Gueye 2006–15 206 14 49 0 269
10 Soviet Union Alexander Kosolapov 1974–78
1980–83
249 17 0 0 266
  • Other – National Super Cup

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Soviet Cup Ukrainian Cup Notes
KhPZ
1926-1935 unknown
1936 unknown 1/32 finals
1937 1/16 finals
1938 1/64 finals
1939 1/16 finals
1940-1945 World War II
Dzerzhynets / Dzerzhinets
1946 3rd
(Tretia Gruppa)
1 18 13 1 4 56 21 27 1/4 finals
3 3 0 1 2 3 10 1 Promoted
1947 2nd
(Vtoraya Gruppa)
9 24 9 3 12 43 47 21 1/128 finals 1/4 finals
1948 7 14 4 1 9 16 37 9
1949 6 34 16 7 11 50 41 39 1/256 finals Withdrew; Reorganization
1950 club idle
1951 4th
(Ukrainian Championship)
8 18 4 3 11 17 28 11 1/16 finals
1952 10 22 5 4 13 23 32 14 Withdrew
1953 unknown 1/8 finals
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
FC Lokomotyv Kharkiv was withdrawn and replaced with Avanhard Kharkiv
Avanhard / Avangard
1956 2nd
(Klass B)
10 34 14 7 13 40 44 35
1957 3 34 18 5 11 65 41 41 1/64 final
1958 11 30 10 8 12 39 35 28 1/256 final
1959 3 28 13 11 4 40 26 37 1/16 final Promoted[32]
1960 1st
(Klass A)
9 20 4 6 10 17 30 14
13 10 4 4 2 11 5 12 13-18 places group
1961 3 20 10 6 4 22 15 26 1/16 final
6 10 2 4 4 8 10 8 1-10 places group
1962 7 20 7 3 10 16 26 17 1/8 final
14 10 4 4 2 15 9 12 13-22 places group
1963 1st
(Klass A. Pervaya gruppa)
19 38 6 13 19 25 56 25 1/16 final Relegated
1964 2nd
(Klass A. Vtoraya gruppa)
1 24 12 6 6 30 17 30 1/32 final
6 14 4 6 4 15 14 14 1-14 places group
1965 3 30 14 8 8 37 27 36 1/64 final
3 16 8 2 6 19 20 18 1-16 places group
1966 10 34 6 20 8 22 23 32 1/128 final
Metalist / Metallist
1967 2nd
(Klass A. Vtoraya gruppa)
9 38 16 8 14 35 30 40 1/64 final
1968 2 40 21 13 6 45 18 55 1/32 final
1969 3 42 19 14 9 40 27 52 1/128 final
1970 2nd
(Klass A. Pervaya gruppa)
5 42 15 19 8 43 26 49 1/16 final
1971 2nd
(Pervaya Liga)
8 42 18 7 17 50 49 43 1/16 final
1972 16 38 10 12 16 33 42 32 1/16 final CoU 1/8 finals
1973 19 38 11 5[33] 22 34 50 27 1/16 final CoU 1/8 finals Relegated
1974 3rd
(Vtoraya Liga)
2 38 15 15 8 63 42 45 CoU 1/16 finals Ukrainian Championship
1 5 3 1 1 6 2 7 Semifinal group
3 5 2 2 1 7 5 6 Final group; Promoted
1975 2nd
(Pervaya Liga)
19 38 10 11 17 30 49 31 1/16 final CoU 1/4 finals Relegated
1976 3rd
(Vtoraya Liga)
2 38 19 8 11 51 29 46 CoU 1/2 finals Ukrainian Championship
1977 4 44 22 16 6 59 24 60 1/16 final Ukrainian Championship
1978 1 44 29 12 3 66 20 70 Champions of Ukraine
1 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 Promotion playoff won[34]
1979 2nd
(Pervaya Liga)
7 46 19 10 17 43 47 48 1/8
1980 3 46 24 12 10 76 40 60 1/16
1981 1 46 25 12 9 68 33 62 1/2 Promoted
1982 1st
(Vysshaya Liga)
12 34 10 11 13 32 34 30 Group stage
1983 11 34 12 8 14 38 40 32 Finalist
1984 12 34 12 5 17 42 53 29 1/8
1985 10 34 12 7 15 39 55 31 1/16
1986 12 30 9 9 12 21 25 27 1/16
1987 11 30 10 7 13 23 32 27 1/4
1988 11 30 8 10 12 29 36 26 Winner CW 2nd round First international participation
1989 7 30 10 10 10 30 33 30 1/8
1990 11 24 5 8 11 13 28 18 1/4
1991 15 30 8 9 13 32 43 25 1/16 Joined Vyshcha Liha
1992 no league competition 1/4 withdrew from the Soviet Cup[35]

Ukraine[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
6 18 8 5 5 21 16 21 Runner-up
1992–93 5 30 12 7 11 37 34 31 1/2 finals
1993–94 18 34 6 8 20 22 63 20 1/16 finals Relegated
1994–95 2nd
(Persha Liha)
10 42 17 9 16 48 44 60 Second round
1995–96 19 42 10 9 23 40 54 39 1/32 finals
1996–97 12 46 18 9 19 55 53 63 Second round
1997–98 3 42 26 11 5 74 29 89 1/16 finals Promoted
1998–99 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
6 30 14 5 11 31 32 47 1/4 finals
1999–00 5 30 12 8 10 41 35 44 1/16 finals
2000–01 9 26 8 7 11 27 37 31 1/8 finals
2001–02 5 26 11 7 8 35 36 40 1/4 finals
2002–03 16 30 6 5 19 19 43 23 1/16 finals Relegated
2003–04 2nd
(Persha Liha)
2 34 19 9 6 51 24 66 1/16 finals Promoted
2004–05 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
11 30 9 7 14 25 37 34 1/16 finals
2005–06 5 30 12 7 11 35 42 43 1/8 finals
2006–07 3 30 18 7 5 40 20 61 1/2 finals
2007–08 3 30 19 6 5 50 27 63 1/8 finals UC 1st round Bronze stripped
2008–09 1st
(Premier Liha)
3 30 17 8 5 44 25 59 1/2 finals UC Round of 16
2009–10 3 30 19 5 6 49 23 62 1/8 finals EL Play-off round
2010–11 3 30 18 6 6 58 26 60 1/16 finals EL Round of 32
2011–12 3 30 16 11 3 54 32 59 1/8 finals EL 1/4 finals
2012–13 2 30 20 6 4 59 25 66 1/8 finals EL Round of 32
2013–14 3 28 16 9 3 54 29 57 1/4 finals UCL 3rd qual. round[36]
2014–15 6 25 8 11 6 34 32 35 1/4 finals EL Group stage [37]
2015–16 11 26 5 9 12 19 46 24 1/16 finals Expelled
2016 Original club ceased to operate after being expelled from Ukrainian Premier League.
2016–17 4th
(Amateur Liha)
As Metalist 1925

Metalist in Europe[edit]

UEFA Team ranking[edit]

Rank Country Team Points
52 Turkey Fenerbaçhe 40.920
53 Czech Republic Sparta Praha 40.585
54 Scotland Celtic 40.460
55 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 38.976
56 Greece PAOK Thessaloniki 37.440
57 Romania Steaua București 36.576
58 Monaco AS Monaco 36.549

Last update: May 5, 2016
Source: [1]

European history[edit]

Metalist Kharkiv participates in European competitions since 1988 after playing its first against Borac Banja Luka. From 2007 to 2014, however, the club continuously participated on annual basis with variable successes. This ended when Metalist failed to qualify.

Best results:

Season Achievement Notes
UEFA Cup / Europa League
2011–12 Quarter-Finalist eliminated by Portugal Sporting CP 1–2 in Lisbon, 1–1 in Kharkiv

Managers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On 14 August 2013 UEFA announced that Metalist was banned from the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League due to an ongoing match fixing investigation related to match fixing arising from a game played against FC Karpaty Lviv in April 2008.[9] The club appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but it rejected Metalist's request, disqualifying the club from European 2013–14 competitions on 16 August 2013.[9] The club was on the verge of competing in the qualifying phase of the tournament at the time of the decision.[10] The CAS announced its final decision on Metalist's complaint on 28 August 2013 (thus one day after the clubs final match in the qualifying phase of the tournament would have taken place); it upheld UEFA's decision to disqualify Metalist from European competitions.[8][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d There became known founders of Metalist 1925. Metalist unofficial website. 17 August 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e (Russian) They became known to the founders of the new "Metalist", SQ news (20 August 2016)
  3. ^ a b c d (Russian) In Kharkov, presented the team "Metallist 1925", SQ (25 August 2016)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Metalist" celebrates anniversary, SQ (12 December 2015) (Russian)
  5. ^ "Ukraine 2001/02". RSSSF. Retrieved May 30, 2007. 
  6. ^ New owner of FC Metalist intends to win Ukrainian Cup, ready to buy city's share in stadium, Kyiv Post (25 December 2012)
    Kernes:Yaroslavsky sold Metalist in anticipation of court's decision on fixed matches, Kyiv Post (25 December 2012)
    Akhmetov shocked to learn of Metalist sale, Kyiv Post (27 December 2012)
  7. ^ EU imposes assets freeze on Yanukovich and ‘family’, Financial Times (March 6, 2014)
    Russia's Rosneft might buy Ukraine's Odessa refinery: newspaper, Reuters (March 3, 2014)
  8. ^ a b c Lausanne court upholds UEFA decision to disqualify FC Metalist from European competitions, says club’s vice president, Interfax-Ukraine (28 August 2013)
    UEFA happy with CAS decision on Metalist complaint, Interfax-Ukraine (28 August 2013)
  9. ^ a b Lausanne court rejects Metalist’s request to suspend UEFA decision barring club from European competition, Interfax-Ukraine (16 August 2013)
  10. ^ a b Lausanne court dismisses Metalist repeat request to suspend its disqualification, Interfax-Ukraine (20 August 2013)
    CAS to announce final decision on Metalist’s complaint on August 28, Interfax-Ukraine (20 August 2013)
    UEFA welcomes CAS’s decision to reject Metalist’s request to suspend its disqualification from Europe, Interfax-Ukraine (20 August 2013)
    FC METALIST KHARKIV V. UEFA – Second request for urgent provisional measures rejected, Court of Arbitration for Sport (20 August 2013)
  11. ^ Dnipro received license for the next season. It is enough for them the European disqualification. Segodnia. 25 April 2016
  12. ^ "Металісту, Говерлі і Волині відмовлено в атестації, Дніпро - допущений до чемпіонату" [Metalist, Hoverla and Volyn denied certification, Dnipro - admitted to the Championship] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Апеляційний комітет ФФУ відхилив апеляції "Металіста" та "Говерли"" [The FFU Appeal Committee decline appeals of Hoverla and Metalist] (in Ukrainian). Football Federation of Ukraine. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  14. ^ (Russian) Kharkiv Regional League standings
    (Russian) In Kharkiv was created an alternative "Metallist", SQ news (10 July 2016)
  15. ^ (Ukrainian) Tavria and Metalist - potential participants of amateur championship of Ukraine, UA-Football (August 5, 2016)
  16. ^ (Ukrainian) Metalist Kharkiv in 1925 will play in the amateur championship of Ukraine, UA-Football (August 10, 2016)
  17. ^ (Ukrainian) Metalist Kharkiv headed Prizetko 1925, UA-Football (August 16, 2016)
  18. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs
  19. ^ Technocom website
  20. ^ Avec website
  21. ^ DCH website
  22. ^ VETEK website
  23. ^ a b Mayor of Ukraine’s 2nd-biggest city shot in the back, New York Post (28 April 2014)
  24. ^ FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv
  25. ^ SC Metalist Kharkiv new squad
  26. ^ ФК "Металлист-1925" не является правопреемником клуба, купленного Курченко – основатели
  27. ^ a b c Oleksandr Pryzetko is a head coach of Metalist 1925
  28. ^ a b СК "Металлист" vs "Металлист 1925": что это за клубы и чем они отличаются
  29. ^ a b Стало відомо, хто очолить СК "Металіст"
  30. ^ http://metalist-kh-stat.net.ua/gvardiya/rekkordsmeny-all-time2.html
  31. ^ http://metalist-kh-stat.net.ua/gvardiya/rekkordsmeny-all-time.html
  32. ^ Competition was reorganized
  33. ^ total of 9 games were drawn, 5 out of which were won on penalty kicks for which Metalist earned one point, while the other four were lost
  34. ^ won on penalty kicks
  35. ^ Forfeited its quarterfinal game with FC Lokomotiv Moscow on March 25 and along with the two other Ukrainian clubs quit the competition
  36. ^ a b Note: Metalist was disqualified by UEFA due to match fixing in the 2007–08 season.
    "Metalist disqualified from UEFA competitions". UEFA. 14 August 2013. 
  37. ^ The Round 26 match between Chornomorets Odesa and Metalist Kharkiv was not played as per recommendation of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
    Матч "Чорноморець" – "Металіст" не відбудеться [Match between Chornomorets Odesa – Metalist Kharkiv will not take place] (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Premier League. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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