FC Desna Chernihiv

FC Desna Chernihiv is a Ukrainian football club based in Chernihiv.

FC Desna Chernihiv
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Full nameFC Desna Chernihiv
Nickname(s)Siveriany (The Northerners)
Founded1960
GroundStadion Yuri Gagarin, Chernihiv
Capacity12,060
ChairmanVolodymyr Levin
ManagerOleksandr Ryabokon
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2018–19Ukrainian Premier League, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The original name of the club was "Avanhard" during its first year of existence. Between 1961–70 the club was called Desna. In 1972 it was replaced with SC Chernihiv (team of the SKA Kiev) that played in Chernihiv for the next couple of years. In 1977 Desna was revived now in place of the amateur club "Khimik Cherhihiv" that won regional competitions.

After the completion of the 2009–10 Ukrainian First League the club failed attestation and the PFL withdrew their license.[1] However, the club was reformed with new management as "Sporting Football Club" Desna Chernihiv and was readmitted in the Ukrainian Second League.[2]

On 27 May 2018, the team got promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League for the first time in their history.

The original team colours were blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks.

HistoryEdit

The team of masters was established in Chernihiv in 1960 under the name "Avanhard" as part of the republican Avanhard sports society and entering competitions of the class "B" competitions (concurrently Football Championship of the Ukrainian SSR).[3] "This year the Chernihiv team "Avanhard" will take part in the state football championship (challenge) among the Class B teams. To its squad were included better footballers of the region. Among them are goalkeeper V.Lomako, field players V.Kravchynskyi, Yu.Shkolnikov, O.Finkelberh, and others", in such way the chairman of regional council of sports societies and organizations V.Tatur informed readers of "Desnyanska Pravda" on 10 February 1960.[4] "The team's coach is appointed a former Dynamo Kyiv player Aleksandr Shchanov. These days "Avanhard" will proceed with its training and in already the nearest future in Chernihiv will start reconstruction and upgrade of the city's stadium. In its construction will take part quite a few city residents, public, youth, and Komsomol activists".[4] Over 26 seasons in the USSR championships, Desna played 1,099 matches, of which 380 won, 301 - tied and 418 - lost. They scored 1145 goals, conceded - 1251.[5]

In 1961 the team received the name "Desna". According to the results of the 1961 season, Desna took the 5th place in its group and the 10th place in the final of the Ukrainian SSR (class "B"). Among all the Ukrainian teams of the championship of the USSR Chernihiv team was the 13th.[3]

In 1965 Desna achieved its highest achievement in the Soviet Union era. Defeating six opponents, including class "A" teams - "Shinnik" and "Neftçi", the team reached the 1/8 finals of the USSR Cup, where they lost to "Kairat" in Almaty with a score 3:4.[6][7] The following season, the team fought for leadership in the first zone of the Ukrainian class "B" - the winners were given the right to fight for securing the second group of the "A" class (later reorganized into the First League). "Desna" skipped forward only Khmelnitsky "Dynamo", and in the overall standings took the 4th place in the championship of the Ukrainian SSR.[7]

In 1968, Desna, taking fourth place in the final tournament of the best Ukrainian teams of the "B" class, won a ticket to the second group of the "A" class.[6] At the end of the 1970 season, the team took 11th place among 22 teams, but at the end of the year the decision of the new head of the Chernihiv region was to disband the club.[8][7] In 1972 the city of Chernihiv was represented by a football team called the "team of Chernihiv city" and later renamed as SC Chernihiv. The team represented the Armed Forces of Kiev Military District and better known as SKA Kiev. The 1976 season was its last season at professional level.

At the same period of time in 1976 "Khimik" Chernihiv, led by the former player of the Desna, Yukhym Shkolnykov, won the Ukrainian SSR championship among the physical culture teams, thus gaining an opportunity to participate at professional level, the Soviet Second League. In 1977 "Desna", the composition of which was formed from the former players of "Khimik" Chernihiv, entered the Soviet Second League. In the 1982 season, the team, placed 2nd in the Ukrainian zone of the Second League, won silver medals of the football championship of the Ukrainian SSR.[6][7]

After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the proclamation of Ukraine's independence, Desna started playing in the Ukrainian First League, but in the season 1993/94 it was relegated to the third tier.[9] Having won the second league group tournament in 1997,[5] the team returned to the First League for two seasons. Since 1999, for seven seasons, Chernihiv footballers performed in the Second League.[9] To return the team to the First League in the championship of 2005/06 mentors Olexandr Tomakh and Yukhym Shkolnykov were managed.[7]

In the 2007/08 season Desna took the 4th place in the First League, which at that time was the best result of the team in the Ukrainian championship.[7] After the end of the 2009/10 season Desna was deprived of professional status due to the fact that it did not pass the certification,[10] but the new authority managed to revive the team and declare it in the Second League.[11]

In the 2012/13 season Desna won the Second League title and rose in the class.[12] Following the results of the championship of 2013/14 the team took the 5th position in the First League. In the Ukrainian Cup in the season 2013-14, the team for the first time in history reached the quarter finals, having beaten "Metalurh" Zaporizhya (1:1, in a penalty shootout - 5:4) on its field. In the match 1/4 finals with the "Shakhtar" "Desna" lost with a score of 0:2.[13][14]

According to the results of the 2016/17 season Desna won the silver medals of the First League and for the first time in history gained the right to compete in the Premier League.[15]

However, on 1 June 2017, it was announced that Desna was denied in receiving license to play in the top division. The argument was that the club is not able to provide guarantees for an adequate financing of infrastructure.[16] The license was received by NK Veres Rivne, the third-placed team during the last season in the second-tier division.[17]

Both clubs FC Desna Chernihiv and NK Veres Rivne did not play at their home stadiums in the 2016–17 Ukrainian First League. The first one played in Kiev at the Obolon Arena, while the other one played in Varash, at the Izotop Stadium of the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. The administration of Desna released a letter of protest before a meeting of FFU representative.[18] On 2 June 2017, it was announced about the final composition of the clubs and calendar for the upcoming season.[19]

According to the results of the 2017/18 season Desna won the bronze medals of the First League and gained the right to compete in the Premier League through the play-offs against Zirka Kropyvnytskyi.

The team got into the Quarterfinals of the Ukrainian Cup in the season 2017-18 against Dynamo Kyiv. 2 seasons late, Desna in the season 2019-20 got again into the Quarterfinals of the Ukrainian Cup for the second time of the history of the club.

In Premier League in the season 2019–20, Desna got the 4th place, through the play-offs for the Championship round table.

HonorsEdit

Runners-up (1): 1982
Runners-up (1): 2016–17
Third place (1): 2017–18
Winners (3): 1996–97 (Group A), 2005–06 (Group A), 2012–13 (Group A)
Runners-up (4): 2000–01 (Group C), 2003–04 (Group C), 2004–05 (Group C), 2011–12 (Group A)

Crest and coloursEdit

 
The coat of arms of the Chernihiv city

CrestEdit

The crest of the club, which was created in early 2008 contained an image of an eagle from the coat of arms of Chernihiv and a sign of Chernihiv prince Mstyslav Volodymyrovych.[20][21]

The modern crest, made in the traditional white and blue colors of the Desna, was presented on July 27, 2016.[22] In the development of the emblem the fans of the team took part.[23] On the shield is a stylized eagle - the main element of the city coat of arms of Chernihiv. The image of the eagle was used as a symbol of Chernihiv princes from the middle of the 10th century. The golden cross, which holds the eagle, symbolizes the importance of Christianity in the history of the city, one of the main spiritual centers of Ukraine. Vertical blue and white stripes on the emblem are based on the form in which the players of the Desna have been playing since 1962. The inscription "Desna" is made in a font that was used on the previous emblems of the club.[24]

There are old crests of the club:

ColoursEdit

The historical colors of the Desna are white and blue.[25] In the season of 1961, for the basic set of the form, white and blue colors were used, for the reserve set - green-blue. In a friendly match against the Stockholm Hammarby on October 22, 1961, the players of the Desna appeared on the field wearing red T-shirts and blue shorts.[7]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 March 2020[26][27]

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

No. Position Player
4   DF Joonas Tamm
5   MF Vitaliy Yermakov
7   MF Vladyslav Ohirya
8   MF Andriy Dombrovskyi
9   MF Levan Arveladze
10   FW Oleksandr Filippov
11   MF Vladyslav Kalitvintsev
12   MF Yehor Kartushov
13   FW Dmytro Khlyobas
16   MF Yevheniy Belych
17   DF Andriy Hitchenko
20   MF Andriy Totovytskyi
No. Position Player
22   MF Andriy Mostovyi
25   FW Oleksiy Hutsulyak
26   DF Yukhym Konoplya (on loan from Shakhtar)
27   MF Serhiy Starenkyi
28   FW Pylyp Budkivskyi
32   DF Maksym Imerekov
35   GK Maksym Tatarenko
43   MF Artur Zapadnya
44   GK Yevhen Past
45   DF Denys Favorov (captain)
72   GK Ihor Lytovka
77   MF Orest Kuzyk

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  MF Vadym Bovtruk (at Dinaz Vyshhorod)
89   MF Oleksandr Volkov (at Kolos Kovalivka)

ManagersEdit

Dates Name
1960   Oleksandr Shchanov[28]
1960   Anatoly Zhyhan[28]
1961   Yosyp Lifshyts[28]
1962–1963   Yevgeny Goryansky[29][30]
1963   Mykhaylo Chyrko[31]
1964   Vadim Radzishevskiy[32][33]
1965–1966   Valentin Tugarin[29]
1966   Sergei Korshunov[29][34]
1967   Viktor Zhiltsov[35]
1967   Yevhen Lemeshko[36]
1968   Valentin Tugarin[29][37]
1969   Volodymyr Onyshchenko[38][39]
1969–1970   Oleh Bazylevych[29]
1977–1982   Yukhym Shkolnykov
1983   Andriy Protsko[29]
1983–1984   Yevgeny Goryansky[29]
1985–1986   Mykhaylo Fomenko
1987   Andriy Protsko[29]
1988–1989   Mykhailo Dunets
1989   Andriy Protsko (caretaker)
1990–1993     Yuriy Hruznov
1993   Andriy Protsko (caretaker)
1994   Viktor Dubino
1994–1996   Andriy Protsko
1996–1999   Yukhym Shkolnykov
1999–2002   Yuriy Hruznov
2002–2004   Vadym Lazorenko
2004–2007   Oleksandr Tomakh
2007   Serhiy Bakun (caretaker)
2007–2008   Serhiy Kucherenko
2008   Oleksandr Ryabokon
2009   Mykhailo Dunets
2009   Yuriy Ovcharov (caretaker)
2009–2010   Oleksandr Ryabokon
2010   Viktor Dohadaylo[40]
2010   Ihor Khimich (caretaker)[41]
2010   Oleh Melnychenko (caretaker)[41]
2010   Oleksiy Skala[41]
2011   Anatoly Byelay[41]
2011–2012   Oleksandr Deriberin
2012–   Oleksandr Ryabokon[42]

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet Union

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1960 Class B, Ukraine I 16 32 5 6 21 29 62 16
1961 Class B, Ukraine I 5 34 13 13 8 50 49 39 UkSSR zone 1, Final (​164)
9-10 pos. 10 2 0 1 1 2 4 1
1962 Class B, Ukraine III 4 24 10 8 6 40 33 28 UkSSR zone, ​18 finals (​1256)
7-17 pos. 13 10 1 7 2 7 9 9 Relegated
1963 Class B, Ukraine I 11 38 12 12 14 35 42 36 UkSSR zone 1, ​14 finals (​1512)
21-22 pos. 21 2 1 0 1 4 3 2
1964 Class B, Ukraine I 11 30 8 10 12 23 31 26 UkSSR zone 1, Final (​1128)
25-30 pl. 25 10 4 5 1 15 8 13
1965 Class B, Ukraine I 9 30 8 14 8 32 33 30 18 finals
19-24 pl. 21 10 4 2 4 13 14 10
1966 Class B, Ukraine I 2 38 19 11 8 56 32 49 1128 finals
3-4 pl. 4 2 0 1 1 0 2 1
1967 Class B, Ukraine I 8 40 17 11 12 44 33 45 UkSSR zone 1, ​18 finals (​11024)
1968 Class B, Ukraine II 3 40 24 6 10 50 27 54 Crimea zone, Final (​1256)
Final UkSSR 4 7 3 2 2 6 6 8 Promoted
1969 Class A, Group 2, Subgroup 3 18 42 11 14 17 30 59 36 1128 finals Relegated
1970 Class A, Group 2, Zone 1 11 42 17 10 15 43 45 44 1128 Finals Disbanded
Desna was disbanded in 1971-76
1977 Second League, Zone 2 14 44 11 16 17 34 42 38
1978 Second League, Zone 2 11 44 16 13 15 37 33 45
1979 Second League, Zone 2 17 46 13 12 21 37 57 38
1980 Second League, Zone 5 8 44 18 13 13 50 29 49
1981 Second League, Zone 5 12 44 13 15 16 48 38 41
1982 Second League, Zone 6 2 46 26 10 10 64 38 62
1983 Second League, Zone 6 23 50 16 8 26 26 50 38
1984 Second League, Zone 2, Group 1 11 24 6 5 13 24 39 17
Final 13-26 pl. 20 14 6 3 5 20 24 15
1985 Second League, Zone 2, Group 1 10 26 7 6 13 26 36 20
Final 15-28 pl. 23 14 6 3 5 16 19 15
1986 Second League, Zone 2, Group 1 10 26 8 7 11 25 31 23
Final 15-28 pl. 23 14 5 3 6 12 13 13
1987 Second League, Zone 6 24 52 11 17 24 48 80 39
1988 Second League, Zone 6 21 50 14 14 22 42 59 42
1989 Second League, Zone 5 17 42 14 8 20 39 54 36 Relegated
1990 Soviet Lower Second League, Zone 1 12 36 13 6 17 35 39 32 UkSSR Cup, ​12 finals
1991 Soviet Lower Second League, Zone 1 13 50 20 9 21 59 59 49 UkSSR Cup, ​14 finals

Ukraine

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "A" 5 26 11 7 8 23 24 29 132 finals
1992–93 2nd 19 42 13 9 20 42 49 35 164 finals
1993–94 2nd 20 38 7 10 21 29 53 24 116 finals Relegated
1994–95 3rd 11 42 17 7 18 44 43 58 132 finals
1995–96 3rd "A" 7 40 21 9 10 55 30 72 132 finals
1996–97 3rd "A" 1 30 26 6 4 39 12 66 132 finals Second stage[43] Promoted
1997–98 2nd 15 42 14 12 16 45 53 54 116 finals
1998–99 2nd 19 38 7 6 25 28 60 27 132 finals Relegated
1999-00 3rd "C" 9 26 11 5 10 27 32 38 116 finals Second League Cup
2000–01 3rd "C" 2 30 18 5 7 66 29 59 116 finals Second League Cup
2001–02 3rd "C" 4 34 18 6 10 57 43 60 Round 1[44]
2002–03 3rd "C" 3 28 19 1 8 36 25 58 132 finals
2003–04 3rd "C" 2 30 23 5 2 67 25 74 132 finals
2004–05 3rd "C" 2 28 21 4 3 59 26 67 18 finals
2005–06 3rd "A" 1 28 24 2 2 76 13 74 132 finals Promoted
2006–07 2nd 14 36 11 8 17 51 58 41 116 finals
2007–08 2nd 4 38 20 7 11 61 44 67 18 finals
2008–09 2nd 7 32 13 8 11 31 33 47 116 finals
2009–10 2nd 8 34 12 12 10 38 30 48 132 finals Relegated[1]
2010–11 3rd "A" 5 22 12 4 6 38 24 40 164 finals
2011–12 3rd "A" 2 26 18 5 3 48 19 59 132 finals Play-off[45]
2012–13 3rd "A" 1 20 14 6 0 35 12 48 116 finals
3rd "1"[46] 1 30 20 9 1 55 22 69 Promoted[47]
2013–14 2nd 5 30 14 2 14 33 27 44 14 finals
2014–15 2nd 5 30 12 11 7 44 27 47 116 finals
2015–16 2nd 8 30 11 7 12 30 29 40 116 finals
2016–17 2nd 2 34 22 8 4 55 23 74 18 finals Denied Promotion[16]
2017–18 2nd 3 34 22 5 7 71 25 71 14 finals Promoted[48]
2018–19 1st 8 32 12 5 15 35 41 41 18 finals
2019–20 1st TBD

1 tier - 1 season (Ukraine)
2 tier - 4 seasons (USSR) + 14 seasons (Ukraine)
3 tier - 20 seasons (USSR) + 13 seasons (Ukraine)
4 tier - 2 seasons (USSR)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Club failed attestation for the 2010–11 season and license was withdrawn.
    "Состоялось заседание Центрального Совета ПФЛ (Meeting of the Professional Football League)" (in Russian). ua.football. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ New Club formed for the 2010–11 season.
    ""Десна" буде грати! (Desna will play!)" (in Ukrainian). ua.football. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  3. ^ a b Муха В. А. (2014-01-14). Столітня епопея Чернігівського футболу (in Ukrainian). Gorod.cn.ua. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  4. ^ a b 1960-1962. Desna Chernihiv website. 19 August 2016
  5. ^ a b Муха, Семь рекордов «Десны» 1997. sfn error: no target: CITEREFМуха,_Семь_рекордов_«Десны»1997 (help)
  6. ^ a b c Муха В. А. (2010-12-28). Деснянське півстоліття: віхи й імена (in Ukrainian). sport.ua. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Муха, Піввіку «Десни» 2010. sfn error: no target: CITEREFМуха,_Піввіку_«Десни»2010 (help)
  8. ^ Муха В. А. (2010-07-10). Анатомія падіння (in Ukrainian). sport.ua. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  9. ^ a b Кудырко, Футбол Украины—2008 2008. sfn error: no target: CITEREFКудырко,_Футбол_Украины—20082008 (help)
  10. ^ Сытник С. (2010-06-17). "Состоялся Исполком ФФУ". UA-Football. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  11. ^ Мельничук А. (2010-07-15). "Десна" буде грати! (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  12. ^ Чемпіоном другої ліги стала чернігівська "Десна" (in Ukrainian). Professional Football League of Ukraine. 2013-06-16. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  13. ^ Кириченко С. (2013-10-30). Кубок України. Десна — Металург (З) 1:1 (5:4). Чернігівська лотерея (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  14. ^ Валерко А., Клюйко А. (2014-07-07). "Favbet Лига 1. Итоги сезона. Десна". football.ua. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  15. ^ "Десна завоевала путёвку в Премьер-лигу". UA-Football. 2017-05-27. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  16. ^ a b Veres passed an attestation and will be playing in the UPL along with a coach Kvartsianyi (Верес получил аттестат и сыграет в УПЛ с тренером Кварцяным). Sport Arena. 1 June 2017
  17. ^ Desna was not allowed in UPL, out of the First League there will be promoted Veres (Десну не пустили в УПЛ, из Первой лиги выйдет Верес). Football.ua. 1 June 2017
  18. ^ Desna's administration: if there won't be the Premier Liha, there won't be financing (Руководство Десны: не будет Премьер-лиги — не будет финансирования). Football.ua. 1 June 2017
  19. ^ http://football.ua/ukraine/336638-upl-predstavila-kalendar-igr-pervogo-ehtapa-chempionata-ukrainy-201718.html
  20. ^ "Як "Десна" новий клубний герб розробляла". UA-Football. 2008-01-22.
  21. ^ "Символика спортивных клубов и организаций Украины". Vexillographia.ru.
  22. ^ "Десна сменила эмблему клуба". UA-Football. 2016-07-27.
  23. ^ "ФК "Десна" меняет свою эмблему". Высокий Вал. 2016-05-28.
  24. ^ "Десна представила новую эмблему". football.ua. 2016-07-30.
  25. ^ Ретроспектива. Назвали "Десною" (in Ukrainian). Официальный сайт ФК «Десна». 2016-02-05. Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  26. ^ http://desna.football/our-players/
  27. ^ https://upl.ua/en/clubs/view/6
  28. ^ a b c Муха, В. (2014-01-14). "Столітня епопея Чернігівського футболу". Gorod.cn.ua. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h Муха, В. (2010-12-28). Деснянське півстоліття: віхи й імена (in Ukrainian). sport.ua. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  30. ^ Муха 2010, p. 50.
  31. ^ Муха 2010, p. 51.
  32. ^ "Радзишевский Владислав (Вадим) Николаевич". footballfacts.ru. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  33. ^ Муха 2010, p. 53—54.
  34. ^ Муха 2010, p. 70—76.
  35. ^ Муха 2010, p. 76—79.
  36. ^ Муха 2010, p. 79—80.
  37. ^ Муха 2010, p. 80.
  38. ^ "СССР. Сезон — 1969. 2 группа класса «А». 3 подгруппа. Составы команд". КЛИСФ. Archived from the original on 2013-08-27.
  39. ^ "Онищенко Владимир Леонтьевич". Одесский футбол. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  40. ^ Муха, В. (2010-07-29). Догадайло пішов... (in Ukrainian). sport.ua. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  41. ^ a b c d Кириченко, С. (2011-07-13). ""Десна" из берегов не вышла". Gorod.cn.ua. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  42. ^ Олександр Рябоконь — головний тренер ФК "Десна" (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. 2012-03-16. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  43. ^ Forfeit to Javir Krasnopillja
  44. ^ Forfeit in 2nd leg after defeating Mashynobudivnyk Druzhkivka 5–0
  45. ^ Lost playoff game to Avanhard Kramatorsk 1–0
  46. ^ Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One carried over
  47. ^ Won Championship play-off against FC UkrAhroKom Holovkivka on away goals rule after a 3–3 final aggregate score.
    Vitaliy Kvitka (16 June 2013). Друга ліга. Матч за звання чемпіона. "УкрАгроКом" – "Десна" 3:1. Коронований Чернігів [Second League – Championship match. UkrAhroKom – Desna 3:1] (in Ukrainian). ua-football.com. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  48. ^ Won playoff against Zirka Kropyvnytskyi on aggregate 5–1

ReferencesEdit

  • Муха, Віктор (2010). Піввіку "Десни". Чернігів: Видавець Лозовий В.М. ISBN 978-966-2482-28-7.

External linksEdit

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