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FC Vorskla Poltava
Vorskla
FC Vorskla Poltava logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Vorskla Poltava
Nickname(s)Zeleno-Bili (Green-Whites)
Founded1955
GroundButovsky Vorskla Stadium
Capacity24,795[1]
Honorary PresidentKostyantyn Zhevago
PresidentRoman Cherniak
ManagerYuriy Maksymov
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2019-20UPL, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Vorskla Poltava (Ukrainian: «» ['w?rskl? pol't?w?]) is a professional football club in Poltava, Ukraine that competes in the Ukrainian Premier League, the top flight of Ukrainian football.

History

Kolos Poltava

The club draws its history from 1955 when in the city of Poltava was established a football club Kolhospnyk within the republican trade union sports society Kolos. In 1957 the club obtained its professional status and was included in the competitions of the Soviet third division (then "Class B"). However, in 1982 the club went into bankruptcy and was dissolved. In 1983 many players moved to play for an amateur football team Kooperator from Poltava that represented the Poltava Institute of Cooperation. During its history for a short period of time from 1968 to 1972, Kolos was also carrying names Silbud and Budivelnyk.

Vorskla Poltava

In 1984, the club was reanimated based on the Kolos academy (sports school) as Vorskla after the river Vorskla, which flows through Poltava. In 1986, Vorskla entered the Soviet professional ranks of the third division where it participated until the collapse of the Soviet system.

Upon establishing of the Ukrainian football competitions in 1992 the club was admitted to the Ukrainian First League (the second tier of Ukrainian football) which it won in 1996. At that time Vorskla was sponsored by "Poltavagasprom".[2] The team debuted in the Ukrainian Premier League in the 1996-97 season, taking that season the 3rd place. Vorskla have remained in the Premier League since, and participated twice in the UEFA Cup. In 2009, Vorskla met Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2009 Ukrainian Cup Final. Mykola Pavlov's men won the match 1-0 after Vasyl Sachko's goal in the 49th minute.

In 2003-2005, the club was named Vorskla-Naftogaz due to sponsorship reasons.

As a Domestic Cup winner, Vorskla participated in the annual opening game of the season Ukrainian Super Cup meeting the champions Dynamo Kyiv. After a 0-0 draw at full-time, Vorskla lost the cup to Dynamo on penalties.

The first team plays its home matches at Butovsky Memorial Vorskla Stadium which is named after one of the founders of the modern Olympic games and the International Olympic Committee in 1894.

One of the biggest successes of Vorskla in European competition was their qualification to the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League group phase.

On 26 July 2014, the club's president Oleh Babayev was shot dead, while police has opened a criminal cases under Article "premeditated murder".[3][4]

In the 2017-18 season, the club finished third in the top division for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

Stadium

Vorskla plays its games at Oleksiy Butovskyi Vorskla Stadium (Ukrainian «?» ? ). Vorskla has been playing there since 1955. The stadium underwent significant reconstruction between 1968 and 1975 and 1995 and 2000.

Supporters & Rivalries

Development of fan movement in Poltava started in 1985. Then on the stadium began to appear first green-white scarves and fan chants. In the 1990s, fans began to actively go abroad. In particular Vorskla fans were present at the legendary match between Ukraine and Russia October 9, 1999 in Moscow. European competition games with FC Daugava from Latvia and Anderlecht[5] from Brussels in 1997 allowed fans try their hand on the European stage.

The largest fan club is known as the Crew of Golden Eagle.[6]

Vorskla maintains friendly relations with Shakhtar Donetsk[7] and Chornomorets Odesa fans. Strained relations with: Metalist Kharkiv,[8]Karpaty Lviv, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Zorya Luhansk and Obolon Kyiv. Now all fans have declared a truce because of the war in Eastern Ukraine.

Reserve teams

The reserve team of Vorskla, Vorskla Poltava Reserves (Ukrainian: "?" ? ) are playing in the Ukrainian Premier Reserve League.

There also was FC Vorskla-2 Poltava.

Honours

Football kits and sponsors

Years[9] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2000-01 Lotto/Adidas  -
2001-03 Adidas
2002-04 Puma
?
2004-05 Puma/Lotto
2005-06 Adidas/Puma FERROEXPO
Poltava Mining
2006-07 Adidas
FERROEXPO
2007-14 FERROEXPO

European record

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1997-98 UEFA Cup 1Q Latvia Daugava R?ga 2-1 3-1 5-2
2Q Belgium Anderlecht 0-2 0-2 0-4
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Iceland Leiftur 3-0 3-0 6-0
2R Denmark AB 1-1 2-2 3-3 (a)
3R Netherlands Fortuna Sittard 2-2 0-3 2-5
2000-01 UEFA Cup 1Q North Macedonia Rabotni?ki 2-0 2-0 4-0
1R Portugal Boavista 1-2 1-2 2-4
2009-10 UEFA Europa League PO Portugal Benfica 2-1 0-4 2-5
2011-12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Northern Ireland Glentoran 3-0 2-0 5-0
3Q Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 0-0 2-0 2-0
PO Romania Dinamo Bucure?ti 2-1 3-2 5-3
Group B Germany Hannover 96 1-2 1-3 4th
Belgium Standard Liège 1-3 0-0
Denmark Copenhagen 1-1 0-1
2015-16 UEFA Europa League 3Q Slovakia ?ilina 3-1 (a.e.t) 0-2 3-3 (a)
2016-17 UEFA Europa League 3Q Croatia Lokomotiva 2-3 0-0 2-3
2018-19 UEFA Europa League Group E England Arsenal 0-3 2-4 3rd
Portugal Sporting CP 1-2 0-3
Azerbaijan Qarabag 0-1 1-0
  • Q = Qualifying
  • PO = Play-off

Current squad

As of 3 September 2020[10][11]

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

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
35 FW Ukraine UKR Denys Halata (at Kremin Kremenchuk)
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW Ukraine UKR Yuriy Kozyrenko (at Hirnyk-Sport)

Coaches and administration

Administration[12] Coaching[13](main team) Coaching[13](U-21 team) Coaching[13](U-19 team)

Head coaches

   

League and Cup history

Soviet Union

Kolos
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1955 4th
(Ukrainian championship)
3 14 8 2 4 25 13 18 qualified for final group
8 7 0 2 5 15 24 2
1956 4th
(Ukrainian championship)
2 14 8 4 2 23 11 20
1957 2nd
(Klass B)
12 34 12 4 18 43 57 28
Vorskla
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
club reorganized Vorskla based on the Kolos academy
1984 4th
(KFK (Ukraine))
1 16 11 3 2 33 13 25 qualified for final group
1985 1 14 11 2 1 37 10 24 qualified for final group
3 5 3 1 1 8 3 7
1986 1 16 13 1 2 45 13 27 qualified for final group
1 5 4 1 0 11 1 9 Promoted
1987 3rd
(Vtoraya Liga)
9 52 22 14 16 74 59 58 Ukrainian Championship
1988 2 50 30 8 12 70 42 68 Ukrainian Championship
1989 8 52 24 10 18 62 55 58 Ukrainian Championship
1990 12 42 15 11 16 47 51 41 ​ finals Zone West
1991 19 42 10 11 21 39 60 31 ​ finals Zone West
1992 no competition ​ finals

Ukraine

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd
(Persha Liha)
8 26 12 5 9 33 25 29 1/16 finals Group B
1992-93 4 42 21 9 12 57 46 51 1/32 finals
1993-94 8 38 15 7 16 30 52 37 1/16 finals
1994-95 11 42 17 8 17 49 48 59 1/8 finals
1995-96 1 42 32 7 3 92 37 103 1/32 finals Promoted
1996-97 1st
(Vyshcha Liha)
3 30 17 7 6 50 26 58 1/4 finals
1997-98 5 30 15 4 11 41 46 49 1/4 finals UC 2nd qual round
1998-99 10 30 10 5 15 36 43 35 1/4 finals
1999-00 4 30 14 7 9 50 34 49 1/8 finals
2000-01 12 26 6 5 15 16 29 23 1/16 finals UC 1st round
2001-02 11 26 6 7 13 19 33 25 1/16 finals
2002-03 11 30 8 8 14 26 41 32 1/4 finals
2003-04 14 30 6 9 15 26 49 27 1/8 finals
2004-05 14 30 8 6 16 18 35 30 1/16 finals
2005-06 10 30 9 10 11 28 34 37 1/4 finals
2006-07 13 30 7 10 13 23 28 31 1/16 finals
2007-08 8 30 9 9 12 28 30 36 1/4 finals
2008-09 1st
(Premier Liha)
5 30 14 7 9 32 26 49 Winners
2009-10 10 30 6 13 11 29 32 31 1/16 finals EL Play-off Round
2010-11 6 30 10 9 11 37 32 39 1/8 finals
2011-12 8 30 9 10 11 38 43 37 1/8 finals EL Group stage
2012-13 12 30 8 7 15 31 36 31 1/8 finals
2013-14 8 28 10 10 8 36 38 40 1/8 finals
2014-15 5 26 11 9 6 35 22 42 1/8 finals
2015-16 5 26 11 9 6 32 26 42 1/4 finals EL 3rd qual. round
2016-17[14] 7 32 11 9 12 32 32 42 1/4 finals EL 3rd qual. round
2017-18 3 32 14 7 11 37 35 49 1/4 finals
2018-19 7 32 12 6 14 31 43 42 1/4 finals EL Group stage
2019-20 10 32 9 7 16 23 48 34 Runners-up
2020-21

References

  1. ^ https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/EuroExperience/competitions/UEFACup/01/67/58/86/1675886_DOWNLOAD.pdf
  2. ^ Ozirnyi, O. In anticipation of Sevastopol: the best newcomers of the elite (? : ? ). Football.ua. 14 July 2013
  3. ^ "Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead". uk.reuters.com. Reuters. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead, Reuters (26 July 2014)
    Former Azerbaijani Deputy of Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, mayor of Kremenchuk Oleh Babayev murdered Archived 2014-07-30 at the Wayback Machine, Azerbaijan Press Agency (26 July 2014)
    ? ? ? ? (Ukrainian)
  5. ^ Artemio2014 (11 April 2010). "Vorskla Poltava - Anderlecht 0:2, 1997/1998 qualifiers". Retrieved 2018 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Crew of Golden Eagle official site Archived 2014-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ " "", "?" "?" ? ? ? ?". tsn.ua. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ football24.ua. "? "" ? "?" ? ?. ? - 24". 24. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived September 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Vorskla". vorskla.com.ua.
  11. ^ https://upl.ua/en/clubs/view/5?id=5
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-08. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b c " ? - ?, ?". vorskla.com.ua. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Competition was played in two phases. Official final league standings are cumulative from both phases. Vorskla competed in the Relegation Group in Phase II.
    "? ?-? 2016/17" [League Pari-Match 2016-17 Season]. Ukrainian Premier League. 31 May 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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