SC Odesa

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This article is about the Soviet club SKA Odessa. For the Ukrainian club created in 2010, see SKA Odesa.
SC Odesa
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Full name ODO Odessa (1944-1957)
SKVO Odessa (1957-1960)
SKA Odessa (1960-1992)
SC Odesa (1992-1999)
Founded 1944
Dissolved 1999
Ground SKA Stadium
Ground Capacity 30,000
League Soviet Second League
Ukrainian Second League

SC Odesa is a former Soviet and Ukrainian football team. The team was located in Odessa, Ukraine and at one point was part of the Soviet Army sport system.

Brief history[edit]

The club was founded as a sport society of various disciplines in 1944. It began its legacy in the Soviet sport competitions under the name of ODO (Okruzhnoy Dom Offitserov), which meant Regional Officers' Club in Russian. There were many similar Army clubs in various cities across the whole USSR, with the central one being in Moscow. Since 1957 all of them changed names to SKVO (Sport Club of Military District), the club became SKVO Odessa. In 1960 it became SKA (Sport Club of the Army) for all Army clubs except the Moscow one, which became CSKA (the Central Sport Club of the Army). The Odessa sport club was primarily sponsored by the Odessa Military District.

Football section[edit]

For two seasons (1965 and 1966) the football team participated in the Soviet Top League. After the fall of the Soviet Union, SKA Odessa reformed due to lack of funding. The clubs football section reorganized as a separate club sponsored by the city of Odessa and was renamed simply 'SK Odessa' (without the Army part). The new club took part in the first Ukrainian Premier League season in 1992, after being 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. At the end of the first season with the least points the team was subjected to relegation. Also by the end of the season it changed its name to SK Odessa, because the Odessa Military District, the main sponsor, was disbanded. The club got rescued financially by the municipal government. It never again returned to the Premier League and in 1997 it was relegated to the Druha Liha. The club won the Druha Liha championship convincingly in 1999, but folded because of a shortage of funds. The players were all bought by FC Chornomorets Odessa and formed the club's second team FC Chornomorets-2 Odessa.


1998/99 Champions Group B

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st "B" 10 18 3 1 15 32 36 7 1/16 finals Relegated
1992-93 2nd 12 42 15 10 17 54 61 40 1/32 finals
1993-94 2nd 13 38 12 9 17 43 54 33 1/32 finals
1994-95 2nd 12 42 16 8 18 51 51 56 1/16 finals
1995-96 2nd 18 42 11 11 20 35 63 44 1/32 finals
1996-97 2nd 21 46 14 8 24 47 79 50 1/64 finals Relegated
1997-98 3rd "B" 3 32 18 7 7 48 29 61 1/32 finals
1998-99 3rd "B" 1 26 22 2 2 73 13 68 1/8 finals Promoted
1999-00 Refer to FC Chornomorets-2 Odessa[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Prior to the start of the season the club was taken over by FC Chornomorets Odessa and converted into their reserve club

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