Football Cup of the Ukrainian SSR

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Football Cup of the Ukrainian SSR (Ukrainian: Кубок УРСР з футболу) was a playoff republican competitions in association football that were taken place in Ukrainian SSR in 1936–1991 and were predecessors of the Ukrainian Cup.[1] The competition was originally called as a Football championship of UkrSSR among the best teams of sports societies in 1936 and 1937.[1] The first cup was awarded in 1937 and starting since 1938, the competition was renamed as Football cup competitions of the Ukrainian SSR[1] as it was commemorated on the Soviet envelope.

First Ukrainian SSR Cup on cover of the Soviet Union

HistoryEdit

Unlike its replacement the Ukrainian Cup, the Cup of Ukrainian SSR involved participation of up to 40,000 clubs of different levels that strife for the republican accolades. The participation was allowed to everybody whether it was a team of the Soviet Top League or a team of some education institution as long as none of the players competed in the Soviet Cup simultaneously.

In 1939, 1940 and since 1949 no teams from the Soviet Top League participated in the competition. In 1959 the competition among teams of masters was replaced with competition for amateur clubs (see Ukrainian Amateur Cup).

In 1972 it was revived again for the next five seasons and one more time in 1990, while competition for physical fitness clubs at that time discontinued. The last winner FC Temp Shepetivka of the Soviet Ukrainian Cup was allowed to join the Ukrainian Premier League in 1991.

During the World War II, the crystal trophy, cup of the Ukrainian SSR, was not evacuated and was stolen by one of employees of the All-Ukrainian Council of Physical Culture.[1] During the Nazi occupation of Kiev, the trophy appeared in a store of random things at Velyka Vasylkivska street and was spotted by Kiev footballers who stayed behind and played for a local team Rukh Kyiv.[1] The athletes informed the municipal department of education and culture which in turn on 19 May 1942 wrote a letter to the administration of the antique store with a request to return them the Cup and inform the name of individual who pawned it in the store.[1] It is unknown if the person who stole the trophy was ever found, but the Cup was returned.[1] In such way the athletes who later labeled as "traitors" by the Soviet regime saved the trophy for Ukrainian football of post war period.[1]

FinalsEdit

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-up
1936
Final
24 June 1936 18:00 (MST)
KievBalytskyi Stadium
Attendance: 35,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Viktor Shylovsky   7'23'53'
Konstantin Shchegotsky   56'
Mykola Korotkykh   ?'
6 – 0
(2 – 0)
Dynamo Odessa
Volodymyr Tokar   ?' (own)
1937
Final
18 May 1937 18:00 (MST)
KievBalytskyi Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Oleksiy Klymenko   35' (own)
Makar Honcharenko   53'
Viktor Shylovsky   68'
Mykola Makhynia   94'103'
4 – 2
(0 – 1)
Dynamo Odessa
Leonid Oriekhov   65' (pen.)
1938
Final
15 October 1938 16:00 (MST)
KievYezhov Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Petro Laiko   27'76'
Viktor Shylovsky   84'
3 – 1
(1 – 0)
Lokomotyv Kyiv
Oleksandr Shatskyi   73'
among amateur teams
1939 Kramatorsk Avanhard Kramatorsk 2 – 0 Kharchovyk Odessa
1940 Dnipropetrovsk Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk 2 – 2
(6 – 2 replay)
Lokomotyv Odessa
After World War II reestablished as all-Ukrainian competition
1944
Final
Kiev Dynamo Kyiv won the Final Group
1945
Final
8 November 1945 ?:? (MST)
KievDynamo Stadium
Attendance: ?
Lokomotyv Kharkiv
Anatoliy Horokhov   ?'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
1946
Final
12 November 1946 14:30 (MST)
KievDynamo Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Pavlo Vinkovatyi   42'45'
2 – 0
(2 – 0)
Lokomotyv Kharkiv
1947
Final
9 November 1947 14:00 (MST)
KievDynamo Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Mykhailo Chaplyhin   7'10'
Fedir Dashkov   20'
Pavlo Vinkovatyi   47'
Pyotr Dementiev   49'
5 – 1
(3 – 1)
Kharchovyk Odesa
Mykola Potapov   34'
1948
Final
26 October 1948 15:00 (MST)
KievDynamo Stadium
Attendance: 7,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Viktor Zhylin   16'44'
Heorhiy Ponomariov   46'
Pavlo Vinkovatyi   78'
4 – 1
(2 – 0)
Bilshovyk Mukacheve
József Egervári   83' (pen.)
among amateur teams
1949 Kharkiv VPS Kharkiv 5 – 1 Vodnyk Odessa
1950 Kiev Spartak Uzhhorod 4 – 2 Metalurh Zaporizhia
1951 Kiev Metalurh Zaporizhia 4 – 0 BO Lviv
1952 Zaporizhia Metalurh Zaporizhia 6 – 3 BO Lviv
1953 Kirovohrad Torpedo Kirovohrad 3 – 1 Lokomotyv Poltava
1954 Kiev Mashbud Kyiv 1 – 0, 3 – 1 OBO Kyiv
1955 Kiev Mashbud Kyiv 2 – 1 Lokomotyv Artemivsk
1956 Kiev Kolhospnyk Poltava 4 – 0 Mashbud Zaporizhia
1957 Kiev SKMD Odessa 2 – 0 Kolhospnyk Rivne
1958 Ternopil Torpedo Kharkiv 2 – 1 aet Avanhard Ternopil
There were no competitions from 1959 till 1971. Ukrainian Amateur Cup established
1972 Kiev Avtomobilist Zhytomyr 1 – 0, aet Shakhtar Donetsk
1973 Kiev Zirka Kirovohrad 1 – 0 Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk
1974 home/away basis Tavriya Simferopol 2 – 0, 2 – 1 Avtomobilist Zhytomyr
1975 home/away basis Zirka Kirovohrad 2 – 0, 1 – 2 Tavriya Simferopol
1976 Horlivka SKA Kyiv 2 – 0 Shakhtar Horlivka
There were no competitions from 1977 till 1989.
1990 home/away basis Polissya Zhytomyr 4 – 0, 1 – 3 Naftovyk Okhtyrka
1991 home/away basis Temp Shepetivka 1 – 1, 2 – 1 Veres Rivne

PerformancesEdit

Team Winners Winning years Runners-up Runner-up years Finals
Dynamo Kyiv 7 1936, 1937, 1938, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948 1 1945 8
Zirka Kirovohrad 3 1953, 1973, 1975 0 3
Metalurh Zaporizhia 2 1951, 1952 1 1950 3
Polissya Zhytomyr 2 1972, 1990 1 1974 3
Mashynobudivnyk Kyiv 2 1954, 1955 0 2
Lokomotyv Kharkiv 1 1945 2 1944, 1946 3
Tavriya Simferopol 1 1974 1 1975 2
SKA Kyiv 1 1976 1 1954 2
Avanhard Kramatorsk 1 1939 0 1
Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk 1 1940 0 1
VPS Kharkiv 1 1949 0 1
Spartak Uzhhorod 1 1950 0 1
Kolhospnyk Poltava 1 1956 0 1
SKVO Odessa 1 1957 0 1
Torpedo Kharkiv 1 1958 0 1
Temp Shepetivka 1 1991 0 1
Dynamo Odessa 0 2 1936, 1937 2
Kharchovyk Odesa 0 2 1939, 1947 2
DO Lviv 0 2 1951, 1952 2
Veres Rivne 0 2 1957, 1991 2
Lokomotyv Kyiv 0 1 1938 1
Lokomotyv Odessa 0 1 1940 1
Bilshovyk Mukacheve 0 1 1948 1
Vodnyk Odessa 0 1 1949 1
Lokomotyv Poltava 0 1 1953 1
Lokomotyv Artemivsk 0 1 1955 1
Mashynobudivnyk Zaporizhia 0 1 1956 1
Avanhard Ternopil 0 1 1958 1
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 1 1972 1
Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk 0 1 1973 1
Shakhtar Horlivka 0 1 1976 1
Naftovyk Okhtyrka 0 1 1990 1

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