SC Dnipro-1

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Dnipro-1
SC Dnipro-1 Logo.svg
Full nameSport Club Dnipro-1
Founded10 March 2017; 2 years ago (2017-03-10)
GroundDnipro Arena, Dnipro
Meteor Stadium (reserve)
Capacity31,003 (Dnipro)
24,381 (Meteor)
OwnerUkraine Maksym Bereza
Ukraine Hennadiy Polonskyi
PresidentUkraine Yuriy Bereza
Head CoachUkraine Dmytro Mykhailenko[1]
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2018–19First League, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Emblem of the Police Special Patrol Detachment "Dnipro-1", Ministry of Internal Affairs in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

SC Dnipro-1 is a professional Ukrainian football team from Dnipro. The club is competing in the 2019–20 Ukrainian Premier League, having promoted from the First League.[2]

History[edit]

The club owners are Maksym Bereza[a] and Hennadiy Polonskyi. The club adopted an emblem similar to the Police Special Patrol Detachment Dnipro-1 that used to be led by Yuriy Bereza which represents the Lisovskyi tryzub.

At a conference of the Professional Football League of Ukraine on 21 June 2017, there was reviewed an issue of admitting the club SC Dnipro-1 to the PFL.[3] The club has not been participating in championship among amateurs which is required by regulation.[3] That fact did not stop delegates of the conference 25 of whom voted for admitting the club to PFL.[3] Out of fairness, the recently revived NK Veres Rivne participating in the 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League also did not participate in amateur competition before being readmitted to professionals.[3] Before voting on the issue the club's honorary president Yuriy Bereza gave a speech stating that the club has own sports school with 300 younger athletes, has agreements with stadiums Meteor and Dnipro, also claimed that the closest assistant of Bereza is Ukrainian international footballer Roman Zozulya who supposedly was a main initiator in creation of the club.[3] Bereza also assured the audience that the club has a support of the Dnipro-1 Regiment, local ultras, and the city's community in general.[3] Some Ukrainian news media (such as UNIAN) announced that the club is a successor of FC Dnipro.[4]

On 6 July 2017, it was announced that SC Dnipro-1 would also adopt the FC Dnipro football school.[5] The same day SC Dnipro-1 announced its squad for the upcoming 2017–18 Ukrainian Second League season, having a number of well known footballers in Ukraine such as Yevhen Cheberyachko, Serhiy Kravchenko and many others.[6]

Its first official game the club played on 9 July 2017 hosting FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi as part of the 2017–18 Ukrainian Cup. Its first official league game the club played next week on 15 July 2017 hosting FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv as part of the 2017–18 Ukrainian Second League. That season Dnipro-1 became the second club in history of the Ukrainian Cup that reached semifinals while competing at the third tier and also earned promotion by placing the first place in its group.

Players[edit]

Team squad[edit]

As of 22 August 2019[7][8]

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

No. Position Player
3 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Safronov
4 Ukraine MF Serhiy Kravchenko (captain)
7 Ukraine MF Dmytro Korkishko
8 Ukraine DF Volodymyr Polyovyi
9 Ukraine FW Stanislav Kulish
10 Ukraine MF Serhiy Buletsa (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
11 Ukraine DF Vladyslav Shapoval
14 Ukraine MF Yehor Yarmolyuk
15 Ukraine DF Serhiy Lohinov
18 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Snizhko
19 Georgia (country) MF Aleksandre Kobakhidze
21 Ukraine MF Ihor Zahalskyi
23 Canada FW Aramis Kouzine
25 Ukraine MF Ihor Kohut
No. Position Player
29 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Nazarenko
30 Senegal DF Papa Gueye
31 Ukraine GK Andriy Klishchuk
33 Ukraine GK Valeriy Yurchuk
44 Ukraine MF Arseniy Batahov
69 Ukraine MF Yuriy Vakulko
71 Ukraine DF Maksym Lopyryonok
77 Ukraine FW Oleksiy Chychykov
89 Ukraine FW Vladyslav Supriaha (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
91 Switzerland MF Griffin Sabatini
97 Ukraine MF Yuriy Romanyuk
98 Ukraine MF Ivan Lytvynenko
99 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Byelyayev

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Position Player
7 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Khovayko
14 Ukraine DF Kyrylo Zaykov
No. Position Player
45 Ukraine MF Valentyn Rubchynskyi
81 Ukraine GK Viktor Babichyn

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
38 Ukraine MF Oleh Kozhushko (at Kolos Kovalivka until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player

Coaches[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
2017–18 3rd 1 33 26 3 4 87 15 81 1/2 finals Promoted
2018–19 2nd 1 28 21 4 3 72 21 67 1/2 finals Promoted
2019–20 1st

Honours[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ son of Yuriy Bereza

References[edit]