FC Oleksandriya

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Oleksandriya
FC Oleksandriya logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Oleksandriya
Nickname(s)Mistiany (The Citizens), Sashka (The Alex)
Founded1948; 71 years ago (1948)[1][2]
GroundCSC Nika
Capacity7,000
ChairmanSerhiy Kuzmenko
ManagerVolodymyr Sharan
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2018–19Ukrainian Premier League, 3rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Football Club Oleksandriya (Ukrainian: Футбольний клуб Олександрія), commonly known as Oleksandriya, is a Ukrainian professional football club based in the city of Oleksandriya, Kirovohrad Oblast. Founded in 1948, the club plays in the Ukrainian Premier League. The year 1948 on the club's crest depicts football heritage of the club rather than the club's foundation.

History[edit]

Names[edit]

  • 1990-2003 Polihraftekhnika
  • 2004-2014 PFC Oleksandriya
  • 2014–present FC Oleksandriya (merger with UkrAhroKom)

Pre-existing club (Shakhtar Oleksandriya)[edit]

FC Shakhtar Oleksandriya was established in 1948 at the production association "Oleksandriyavuhillya". At first the club played at the amateur competitions of the Ukrainian SSR until 1962 when it was accepted to the Class B which was a professional competitions. It played in Class B until the tournament was disbanded in 1971. After that the club returned to the amateurs where it played in 1971-85 and 1988-1990. After 1990 season the club folded.

The club played its games at its own Shakhtar Stadium.

Polihraftekhnika / PFC Oleksandriya[edit]

Original emblem of Polihraftekhnika

The club was formed on 6 March 1990[2] as Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya (Ukrainian: Поліграфтехніка Олександрія)[3] at the local polygraph-machine building factory.[4][5] The same year the club won the regional football competitions of the Kirovohrad Oblast. At same time in 1990 another Oleksandriya club Shakhtar represented the Kirovohrad region at the republican amateur level. FC Shakhtar Oleksandriya was a club of the Oleksandriyavuhillya coal mine company. At first Polihraftekhinka was leasing the Shakhtar Stadium, while building its own stadium Olimp.[3]

From 2001–03, PFC Oleksandriya played in the Ukrainian Premier League under the name of Polihraftechnika Oleksandriya, which it had since 1991. After the 2003 season the club's administration citing fiscal problems left the Professional Football League and was idle for one season.

In 2004 the president of Polihraftekhnika reestablished the club as PFC Oleksandriya, rejoined the Professional Football League and entered the Druha Liha.[6] At the same time the Oleksandriya city administration created own football club MFC Oleksandriya which also entered the Druha Liha, however, soon thereafter the city's club withdrew from professional competitions.

Prior to the start of 2014–15 Ukrainian First League season PFC Oleksandriya going through some financial difficulties merged with UkrAhroKom Holovkivka who were also competing in the Ukrainian First League into one club and renaming themselves to FC Oleksandriya.[7] The merger saved the Oleksandriya's club from another bankruptcy. Since the 2014 merger under the new manager Serhiy Kuzmenko (former chairman of FC UkrAhroKom), the club now claims its heritage of the Soviet miner's team of Shakhtar Oleksandriya by adding year of Shakhtar's establishment onto its club shield.

In the 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League season, FC Oleksandriya finished 6th place, earning their best achievement in the Ukrainian top flight yet and qualifying for the third qualifying round of UEFA Europa League, where they will mark their debut in a European competition.

Stadium[edit]

Nika Stadium (former Shakhtar Stadium)

The club plays its games at the Sports Complex "Nika" that was built in place of the old Shakhtar Stadium. At the new stadium Oleksandriya plays since summer of 1998.

Since 1992 Oleksandriya, at that time Polihraftekhnika, was forced to play at another city stadium "Olimp" which is located on western outskirts of the city.[8] FC Shakhtar Oleksandriya denied its city rival to play at its home stadium "Shakhtar" which was located in the center of the city. After Shakhtar Oleksandriya became defunct, its stadium was demolished and on its place was built sports complex "Nika" which was hand over to Polihraftekhnika in 1998.

Kirovohrad Oblast rivalry[edit]

A regional rivalry exists with FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi.

Year Tournament Home Away Score
01.10.1994 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya 3:2
17.05.1995 Ukrainian First League FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya FC Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad 0:0
05.10.2000 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya 1:1
23.04.2001 Ukrainian First League FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 1:0
15.08.2004 Ukrainian Second League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 2:1
05.06.2005 Ukrainian Second League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 3:1
22.10.2005 Ukrainian Second League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 0:5
29.05.2006 Ukrainian Second League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 3:1
17.10.2009 Ukrainian First League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 1:1
28.05.2010 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 0:2
15.10.2010 Ukrainian First League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 2:1
03.06.2011 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 1:1
20.10.2012 Ukrainian First League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 1:1
31.05.2013 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 1:4
11.10.2013 Ukrainian First League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 0:0
22.05.2014 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 1:1
05.10.2014 Ukrainian First League FC Zirka Kirovohrad PFC Oleksandriya 0:0
10.05.2015 Ukrainian First League PFC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kirovohrad 2:1
28.08.2016 Ukrainian Premier League FC Oleksandriya FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 4:0
04.12.2016 Ukrainian Premier League FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi FC Oleksandriya 1:1

Team names[edit]

Emblem
PFC Oleksandria
Year Name
1991–2003 Polihraftechnika
2004–2014 PFC Oleksandria
2014–present FC Oleksandria[7]

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years[9] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2001–2002 puma  –
2002–2003 puma/lotto
2011–2012 nike ?

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2019.[10][11]

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

No. Position Player
4 Ukraine DF Vladyslav Babohlo
5 Ukraine DF Tymur Stetskov
6 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Kovalets
7 Ukraine MF Yevhen Protasov
8 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Dovhyi
9 Ukraine FW Denys Bezborodko
10 Ukraine MF Maksym Tretyakov (on loan from Dunajská Streda)
11 Ukraine DF Denys Miroshnichenko
13 Ukraine DF Hlib Bukhal
15 Ukraine MF Andriy Zaporozhan (captain)
16 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Dryshlyuk
17 Ukraine MF Valeriy Luchkevych
18 Ukraine FW Artem Sitalo
No. Position Player
20 Azerbaijan DF Pavel Pashayev
21 Ukraine GK Dmytro Rudyk
22 Ukraine MF Vasyl Hrytsuk
23 Ukraine MF Dmytro Shastal
26 Ukraine DF Anton Shendrik
27 Ukraine MF Dmytro Hrechyshkin
31 Ukraine GK Oleh Bilyk
44 Ukraine MF Yevhen Banada
57 Portugal MF João Teixeira
79 Ukraine GK Yuriy Pankiv
90 Latvia DF Kaspars Dubra
94 Ukraine MF Maksym Zaderaka
99 Ukraine FW Denys Ustymenko

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Coaches and administration[edit]

Administration[12] Coaching[13] (senior team) Coaching[13] (U-21 team)

Chairmen[edit]

Honors[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Soviet Cup Notes
1991 4th
(KFK (Ukraine))
1 28 23 1 4 55 15 47 Qualified for finals
3 5 2 2 1 5 3 6 Promoted

Ukraine[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd
(Persha Liha)
3 26 11 8 7 25 27 30 1/16 finals
1992–93 6 42 19 10 13 69 39 48 1/16 finals
1993–94 3 38 22 11 5 62 22 55 1/16 finals
1994–95 8 42 18 8 16 59 37 62 1/64 finals
1995–96 4 42 23 7 12 69 37 76 1/32 finals
1996–97 10 46 17 14 15 55 50 65 1/8 finals
1997–98 16 42 15 8 18 51 49 54 1/32 finals
1998–99 5 38 15 13 10 47 51 58 1/64 finals
1999-00 8 34 13 10 11 34 34 49 1/16 finals
2000–01 3 34 18 9 7 50 22 63 1/16 finals Promoted
2001–02 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
13 26 5 8 13 21 39 23 1/16 finals [16]
2002–03 13 30 7 9 14 26 43 30 1/16 finals club folded
2003–04 Under financial duress club is idle
2004–05 3rd
(Druha Liha)
3 26 13 6 7 30 19 45 1/32 finals as PFC Oleksandriya
2005–06 2 28 20 5 3 52 14 65 1/32 finals Promoted
2006–07 2nd
(Persha Liha)
12 36 19 4 13 37 27 61 1/32 finals
2007–08 8 38 14 15 9 41 32 57 1/16 finals
2008–09 3 32 15 9 8 43 31 54 1/4 finals
2009–10 5 34 19 6 9 58 34 63 1/16 finals
2010–11 1 34 21 6 7 55 25 69 1/8 finals Promoted
2011–12 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
16 30 4 8 18 24 58 20 1/16 finals Relegated
2012–13 2nd
(Persha Liha)
3 34 17 9 8 48 35 60 1/32 finals Refused promotion
2013–14 2 30 14 10 6 47 28 52 1/16 finals Refused promotion[17]
2014–15 1 30 22 6 2 53 15 72 1/8 finals Promoted
2015–16 1st
(Premier Liha)
6 26 10 8 8 30 29 38 1/2 finals
2016–17[18] 5 32 10 10 12 41 43 40 1/8 finals EL 3rd qual. round
2017–18 7 32 10 15 7 32 27 45 1/8 finals EL Play-off round
2018–19 3 32 14 7 11 39 34 49 1/16 finals

European record[edit]

FC Oleksandriya played its first game of continental competition on 28 July 2016 in a home loss (0:3) to Hajduk Split. It qualified for the group stage of the competition for the first time in the 2019-20 season.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 3Q Croatia Hajduk Split 0–3 1–3 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 3Q Romania Astra Giurgiu 1–0 0–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Belarus BATE Borisov 1–2 1–1 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019–20 UEFA Europa League Group I Germany Wolfsburg 0–1 1–3
Belgium Gent 1–1
France Saint-Étienne 2–2 1–1

Managers[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zirka and other stars of the Kropyvnytskyy region. Football Federation of Ukraine website. 5 September 2011
  2. ^ a b FC Polihraftekhnika. First steps in a big football. Supporters Alexandria.
  3. ^ a b Yuriy Koval: I also was among the founders of Polihraftekhnika. Sport Review (Supporters Alexandria). 6 January 2001
  4. ^ "Oleksandriya" is getting ready to surprise Ukraine («Александрия» готовится удивить Украину). Mykolaiv City Football Federation. 8 July 2011
  5. ^ Presenting the opponent: PFC "Oleksandriya" (Представляем соперника: ПФК «Александрия»). MFC Mykolaiv. August 2012
  6. ^ 2004-05 Second League
  7. ^ a b PFC Oleksandriya merged with UkrAhroKom Holovkivka (25 June 2014)
    Буковина отримала атестат на право участі в Першій лізі, рішення по Ниві приймуть 4 липня [Bukovina received a attestation for participation in the First League, the decision to accept the Nyva is on July 4]. Football Federation of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). ua-football.com. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  8. ^ Olimp Stadium in Oleksandriya. footballfacts.
  9. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ https://fco.com.ua/team/main/players
  11. ^ https://upl.ua/en/clubs/view/19?id=19
  12. ^ http://fco.com.ua/index.php/klub/2014-03-24-18-05-57
  13. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Dossier on Mykola Lavrenko at Politrada
  15. ^ Buha, B. On the wings of Ikar. Football Federation of Ukraine website. 30 September 2011
  16. ^ Won playoff game 1–0 against Polissya Zhytomyr to remain in the Premier League
  17. ^ PFC Oleksandriya were to be promoted after finishing second but the president of the club refused promotion citing instability in the country and business reasons with the cost of keeping a team in the Premier League.
    Александрия откажется от выхода в УПЛ и объединится с УкрАгроКомом [Oleksandriya refuse entrance into UPL and will amalgamate with UkrAhrKom]. ua-football.com (in Russian). 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  18. ^ Competition was played in two phases. Official final league standings are cumulative from both phases. Oleksandiya competed in the Championship Group in Phase II.
    "Ліга Парі-Матч Сезон 2016/17" [League Pari-Match 2016–17 Season]. Ukrainian Premier League. 31 May 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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