FC Zirka Kirovohrad

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FC Zirka Kirovohrad
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Full name FC Zirka Kirovohrad
Nickname(s) "Zvezda" – Star
Founded 1911
Ground "Zirka" Stadium, Kirovograd
Ground Capacity 13,667
Chairman Mykola Onul
Manager Ilya Blyznyuk
League Ukrainian First League
2013–14 6th

FC Zirka Kirovohrad (Ukrainian: ФК "Зірка" Кіровоград) is a Ukrainian professional football club from Kirovohrad, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine with its senior squad (team) currently playing in the second tier.

History

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Article from a local newspaper about the sports association Elvorti Yelizavetgrad

The club traces its history back to the former Russian sports club Elvorti Yelizavetgrad that was founded in 1911 at the Elvorti Factory. The factory was later nationalized with establishment of the Soviet power and changed its name to "Chervona Zirka" (Red Star). After start of the World War I and the Ukrainian-Soviet War, most sports events in the region were suspended and in 1917 the club dissolved. Sports competitions were resumed in Lyzavetghrad in 1921 that saw participation of a team from the former Elvorti factory.

In 1922 based on the former sports club Elvorti Yelizavetgrad were created two Soviet clubs Chervona Zirka and Chervony Profintern that participated in Soviet competition. Some of Zirka's club shields contain 1922 as the club's year of establishment. In 1928 Chervona Zirka changed its name to Metallist Zinovyevsk (Metalist Zinovyivsk) and in 1934 - Selmash Kirovo (Silmash Kirove). After 1940 the club did not participate in any competitions due to the World War II. The being a member of the former Volunteer Sports Society Selmash, the Soviet club of Kirovohrad was revived as Traktor Kirovograd (Traktor Kirovohrad) in 1948 and after 1953 - Torpedo. In 1946-47 Kirovograd (Kirovohrad) was represented in football competitions by a law enforcement team "Dynamo".

In 1958 the club was renamed into Zvezda Kirovograd (Zikra Kirovohrad) when it advanced to the professional level of Soviet competitions, the B Class. As Zirka the club existed until 2006 when it went bankrupt. In 1962 the club temporarily did not participate in Soviet competitions and Kirovohrad was once again represented by Dynamo. From 1993 to 1997 the club carried a name of its title sponsor NIBAS as Zirka-NIBAS. In 2007 the club was revived in amateur regional competitions. On July 16, 2008 the club found consensus with another club from Kirovohrad, FC Olimpik Kirovohrad, that competed at professional level to yield its place in the Ukrainian Second League.

Previously, Zirka debuted at a top level for the 1994-95 season, where they finished 6th. In the 1999-2000 season they finished in last place and were relegated to the Ukrainian First League. They were promoted immediately as champions once again for the 2003–04 season, but finished in last place and were demoted again.

Team Names

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Emblem
2008-11
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Emblem
Zirka-NIBAS
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Emblem before 2008
Year Name
1922–27 Chervona Zirka
1928–35 Metalist
1935–43 Sil'mash
1949–51 Traktor
1951–57 Torpedo
1958–61, 1963–93, 1998– Zirka
1962 Dynamo
1993–97 Zirka-NIBAS

Owners (sponsors)

  • 1911–1993 Chervona Zirka (Elvorti factory), Kirovohrad
  • 1993–1998 Agrarian company Nibas, Petropavlivka (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast)[1]
  • 1998–2011 City authorities, Kirovohrad[1]
  • 2011–present Creative Industrial Group, Kirovohrad

Current squad

Squad is given according to the official PFL website, as of 14 September 2015. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Ukraine MF Yarema Kavatsiv
4 Ukraine MF Denys Sidelnyk
7 Ukraine FW Andriy Mostovyi
8 Ukraine MF Vladyslav Lupashko
9 Ukraine MF Artem Schedryi
10 Ukraine DF Oleh Dopilka
11 Ukraine MF Andriy Batsula
12 Ukraine GK Maksym Sidelnyk
13 Ukraine FW Roman Bochak
15 Ukraine FW Oleksiy Zbun
16 Ukraine MF Borys Baranets
17 Ukraine FW Oleksandr Derebchynskyi
18 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Kucherenko
20 Ukraine MF Dmytro Fateyev
No. Position Player
21 Ukraine MF Ihor Zahalskyi
22 Ukraine MF Hryhoriy Baranets
27 Ukraine MF Oleksandr Kochura (captain)
33 Ukraine GK Pavlo Poshtarenko
37 Ukraine MF Andriy Kushniryov
41 Ukraine GK Roman Lyopka
43 Ukraine GK Vladyslav Stsepinskyi
44 Ukraine GK Yevhen Past
50 Ukraine FW Oleksandr Akymenko
55 Ukraine MF Maksym Kovalyov
77 Ukraine FW Oleksiy Chychykov
85 Ukraine MF Serhiy Kernozhytskyi
99 Ukraine FW Roman Loktionov

Honors

Football kits and sponsors

Years[2] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2003-2009 lotto/nike -
2009-2013 nike/joma -
2013-2014 joma -
2014-present joma Carlsberg

League and cup history

FC Zirka (1992–2007)

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 3rd "B" 4 16 8 3 5 35 24 19 Did not qualify
1992–93 3rd 4 34 16 9 9 50 33 41 1/32 finals
1993–94 3rd 3 42 25 7 10 60 41 57 1/32 finals Promoted
1994–95 2nd 1 42 27 10 5 68 26 91 1/32 finals Promoted
1995–96 1st 6 34 14 8 12 37 33 50 1/16 finals
1996–97 1st 10 30 11 3 16 31 55 36 1/8 finals
1997–98 1st 11 30 9 6 15 27 48 33 1/16 finals
1998–99 1st 11 30 9 7 14 31 40 34 Semi finals
1999-00 1st 16 30 0 9 21 16 66 9 Semi finals Relegated
2000–01 2nd 15 34 10 10 14 27 34 40 1/16 finals
2001–02 2nd 9 34 11 13 10 29 28 46 4th round
2002–03 2nd 1 34 22 5 7 45 22 71 1/16 finals Promoted
2003–04 1st 16 30 3 8 19 16 43 14[3] 1/32 finals Relegated
2004–05 3rd "B"[4] 12 26 7 6 13 29 38 27 1/32 finals
2005–06 3rd "B" 9 28 11 4 13 23 37 37 1/32 finals [5]
2007 4th 2 8 4 1 3 12 12 13

FC Zirka (2008– )

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2007–08 3rd "B" 17 34 6 7 21 33 66 25 1/64 finals as FC Olimpik Kirovohrad
2008–09 3rd "B" 1 34 23 3 8 56 26 72 1/16 finals Promoted[6]
2009–10 2nd 12 34 11 13 10 38 40 43 1/32 finals –3[7]
2010–11 2nd 12 34 12 7 15 43 44 43 1/32 finals
2011–12 2nd 11 34 13 5 16 53 49 44 1/16 finals
2012–13 2nd 8 34 14 10 10 46 37 52 1/32 finals
2013–14 2nd 6 30 12 8 10 36 34 44 1/16 finals
2014–15 2nd 4 30 14 7 9 42 27 49 1/16 finals
2014–15 2nd 1/8 finals

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Zirka and other stars of the Kirovohrad region. FFU website.
  2. Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs
  3. PFL deducted 3 points for violations
  4. The club sought administration and became solvent. Club requested to be relegated to the Ukrainian Second League
  5. Club is bankrupt and is dissolved July 11, 2006
  6. Club name changed to FC Zirka, the name of the team that has represented Kirovohrad historically
  7. "PFL Disciplinary committee decision № 24" (PDF) (in українська). PFL. January 28, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010. Deducted 3 points for failure of payment to contracted players. (January 28, 2010)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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