FC Desna Chernihiv

FC Desna Chernihiv (Ukrainian: ФК «Десна» Чернігів) is a Ukrainian football club based in Chernihiv.

Desna Chernihiv
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Full nameFC Desna Chernihiv
Nickname(s)Siveriany
Founded1960
GroundChernihiv Stadium
Capacity12,060
ChairmanVolodymyr Levin
ManagerOleksandr Ryabokon
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2019–20Ukrainian Premier League, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The original name of the club was "Avanhard" (FC Avanhard Chernihiv) during its first year of existence as part of a republican Avanhard sports society. Between 1961 and 1970 the club was called Desna. In 1972 it was replaced with SC Chernihiv (team of the SKA Kyiv) that played in Chernihiv for the next couple of years. In 1977 Desna was revived now in place of the amateur club "FC Khimik Chernihiv" 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

Original team of masters Avanhard ChernihivEdit

 
Oleh Kuznetsov, played for FC Desna Chernihiv in the season 1981–1982

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] That year the Chernihiv team "Avanhard" would take part in the state football championship (challenge) among the Class B teams. The team was created on already existing Chernihiv city team that also was known as Avanhard and played earlier in republican level competitions.

In the season 1958, "Avanhard Chernihiv", signed Viktor Bannikov for one year, considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Soviet Union earning the title of the best twice in 1964 and 1970 and distinguished Master of Sport of USSR (1991). From 1966 to 1979 the goalkeeper was Yuriy Hruznov from Chernihiv.

In the "Avanhard Chernihiv"'s squad were included better footballers of the region (Chernihiv Oblast). 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 February, "Avanhard Chernihiv" took part in the winter championship of the Chernihiv Oblast (see Chernihiv Oblast Football Federation), and the team played their first official match on April 17, 1960 in Kirovohrad against the "Zirka" (0:3). The next match, "Avanhard" held a draw with Kyivan "Arsenal" (0:0), and then lost at its home field to "Lokomotyv" out of Vinnytsia (today FC Nyva Vinnytsia) with a score of 0:6. In May 1960, Aleksandr Shchanov was dismissed. The duties of a head coach were performed by his assistant Anatoliy Zhigan, who was approved in this position in July 1960. In its first season in the USSR championship, the team took 16th place out of 17 teams in the 1st zone of the Ukrainian Class B class (second tier) and won relegation playoff against Avanhard Pryluky to stay in the league.

Name Change from "Avanhard Chernihiv" to "FC Desna Chernihiv"Edit

 
Andriy Yarmolenko in the season 2006/2007 played for FC Desna Chernihiv

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 1962, the team was coached by Yevgeny Goryansky and 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 Kyiv. 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]

In the season 1981–1982 Oleh Kuznetsov, played for FC Desna Chernihiv, later he played for Dynamo Kyiv, Rangers, Maccabi Haifa and CSKA-Borysfen Kyiv. He won with UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Soviet Top League, Soviet Cup. Scottish Premier Division, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup with Rangers. He got the final with Soviet Union in UEFA Euro 1988 in the West Germany with 11th and 17th places for Ballon d'Or in 1988 and 1989.

In summer 1982, the club signed Oleksandr Ryabokon, the defender and then later he will be appointed as Head Coach in 2008–2009. In 1983–1984 the team was coached by the experience of Yevgeny Goryansky having coached Soviet Union and clubs like FC Dinamo Minsk, FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Zenit Leningrad.

From 1985 to 1986 another coach was Mykhaylo Fomenko. In 1990 he got into the semifinal of Cup of the Ukrainian SSR against Naftovyk Okhtyrka.[9] In 1991 he got into the quarterfinal of Cup of the Ukrainian SSR against Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih.

Transition from Soviet competitions to UkrainianEdit

 
Oleksandr Ryabokon, the head-coach era of FC Desna, since 2012 and elected Best Coach of Ukrainian First League in 2016–17

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.[10] The coach was Yuriy Hruznov from 1990 to 1993 and the club won the Ukrainian Second League group tournament in the season 1996–97,[5] the team returned to the First League for two seasons. Since 1999, for seven seasons, Chernihiv footballers performed in the Second League.[10] In the Summer 2003, the club acquired the Serbia defender Milan Zagorac and the coach was Vadym Lazorenko from 2002 to 2004. Desna got second in the Ukrainian Second League with Oleksandr Kozhemyachenko top scores with 21 goals [11] and the season 2005–06 finally won the and Ukrainian Second League and the club return the team to the Ukrainian First League in the season 2006–07. First League in the championship of 2005/06 mentors Olexandr Tomakh and Yukhym Shkolnykov were managed.[7]

In summer time 2006, FC Desna signed the professional Forward Andriy Yarmolenko, who played for who played for FC Dynamo Kyiv, Borussia Dortmund and now plays for West Ham United F.C.. He also played for under-21 squad for also participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification. He later participated in qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. With the Ukraine National Team, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Andorra, Yarmolenko made his first senior appearance for Ukraine and scored in a 5–0 win. On 2 September 2011, in an international friendly against Uruguay in Kharkiv, Yarmolenko set a national team record by scoring 14 seconds into the match, the fastest time in which a Ukraine national team player has scored a goal. UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, play-off victory over Slovenia to qualify the nation for Euro 2016.

In the 2007/08 season Desna took the 4th place in the Ukrainian First League, which at that time was the best result of the team in the Ukrainian championship.[7] In November 2008 the club's president Oleksiy Savchenko announced that he sold 50% of the club's stock for 10 million hryvnias and the club's co-owner became Ukrainian parliamentarian of Party of Regions Pavlo Klymets[12] who was the owner of "Olimp" company specializing in production of vodka.[13][14] 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,[15] but the new authority managed to revive the team and declare it in the Second League.[16] In the season 2011–12, the coach was Oleksandr Deriberin that brought the club at the second place in Ukrainian Second League and gained the playoff.

Promotion to Ukrainian Premier LeagueEdit

 
Volodymyr Levin, the president who managed to bring the club in Ukrainian Premier League.

In the 2012–13 season Desna won the Ukrainian Second League title and rose in the class.[17] 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.[18][19] The coach Oleksandr Ryabokon was elected best coach of the Ukrainian First League in the season 2016–17.

In the summer 2016, the club signed the striker Oleksandr Filippov, from FC Avanhard Kramatorsk and in 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.[20]

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.[21] In reality, the problem was not only in half-shady financial irregularities, but also shady ownership of the club.[22] The license was received by NK Veres Rivne, the third-placed team during the last season in the second-tier division.[23]

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 Kyiv 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.[24] On 2 June 2017, it was announced about the final composition of the clubs and calendar for the upcoming season.[25] In summer 2017 FC Desna signed Temur Partsvania that in 2009 he won the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship with Ukraine-19.

In October 2017 the club's president Aleksei Chebotarev (Oleksiy Chebotaryov) resigned for being wanted by the Ukrainian law enforcement and ran from Ukraine, the club's ownership was passed to Volodymyr Levin.[26] In particular, the former president is in suspicion to be involved in organization of crime groups that were involved in killing and kidnappings during the Euromaidan events in Kyiv in fall-winter of 2013–14.[27][28] Some followers of football were pointing out that the club was proudly demonstrating the club's supervisory board without showing any information about the club's owner (a common issue among most Ukrainian professional clubs), three members out of 14 were also current members of the UAF Executive Committee including Hennadiy Prokopovych and Artem Frankov as well as the president of the Ukrainian PFL Serhiy Makarov.[29]

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 captain Denys Favorov was elected Best Player Ukrainian First League in the season 2017–18. The team got into the Quarterfinals of the Ukrainian Cup in the season 2017–18 against Dynamo Kyiv.

Europa League third qualifying roundEdit

 
Denys Favorov, the captain of Desna for 4 years, elected Best Player of Ukrainian First League in the season 2017–18 and Ukrainian Footballer of the Year in 2020

In 2018 the club signed the experienced goalkeeper Yevhen Past[30] and in January 2020 the Estonian international experience Joonas Tamm[31] and the club during 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, winning also against club like Dynamo Kyiv in Kyiv at the NSC Olimpiyskiy on 15 September 2019 for 1–2 (Vladyslav Kalitvintsev 40', Artem Besyedin 49, Oleksandr Filippov 56).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine and based on resolutions of the Cabinet of Ukraine and the UAF Executive Committee, on 11 March 2020 the UPL adopted a decision to conduct games of the league's championship as well as under-21 and under-19 championships without spectators until 3 April 2020 (the first two rounds of the season's second stage).[32]

FC Desna Chernihiv, started the play-offs for the Championship round table, 15 March 2020 with Dynamo Kyiv in Kyiv drawing 1–1 at the NSC Olimpiyskiy.[33] Due to pandemic situation worldwide, the League was temporally suspended.

The play-off started again 30 May 2020 and FC Desna Chernihiv won away 0–2 against FC Kolos Kovalivka[34] and 5–1 away against FC Oleksandriya on 14 June 2020. Next match Desna lost 3–2 against Shakhtar Donetsk 6 June 2020.[35] Desna made incredible performance winning 5–1 away against FC Oleksandriya 15 June 2020.[36] On 21 June 2020, the club lost 1–2 at home against Zorya Luhansk[37] and one week later FC Desna won 3–2 at home against Dynamo Kyiv in an incredible match .[38] On 5 July 2020 the club won 5–1 at home against FC Kolos Kovalivka and be the team that scored most goals during the play off[39][40]

 
The striker Oleksandr Filippov, the second Top Scorer of Ukrainian Premier League: in the season 2019–20, became the most expensive player sold by the club.

Wednesday 8 July 2020, Desna qualified matematically for the Europa League third qualifying round, for the first time in the history of the Club since 1960, following the victory of the Ukrainian Cup by Dynamo Kyiv against Vorskla Poltava and being the third best attach and the third best defence in the season.[41][42] Also Yevhen Past was the goalkeeper with most clean sheets in 11 matches together with the international Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.[43][44]

Fair Play prize of Ukrainian Premier LeagueEdit

In summer 2020, the captain Denys Favorov, left the club after 4 years with big surprise of many people as the club didn't extend the contract and elected Ukrainian Footballer of the Year in 2020.[45][46] The striker Oleksandr Filippov was sold for 1.5 million of euro, becoming the most expensive player sold by the club, also with some italian clubs interested in the player.[47][48] After the draw for the Europa League third qualifying round, Desna got the German team VfL Wolfsburg and on 24 September 2020 they lost 2–0 at the AOK Stadion.[49]

In October 2020 Yukhym Konoplya, has been called for the Ukraine national football team, for friendly match against France and UEFA Nations League matches against Germany and Spain on 7, 10 and 13 October 2020 respectively, becoming the first player of Desna Chernihiv, called in the Ukrainian National Team.[50][51]

On 24 November 2020 about 30 people with the club's symbols took the recently appointed acting director of the Stadion imeni Gagarina Oleksandr Ovcharenko out of his office, put him into a trash bin and smashed his head.[52] The group was orderly brought by and taken away in private cars. Ovcharenko was appointed to his position less than a week ago on 18 November 2020 and at that time one of the club's ultras representative shared information in social media that Desna may be banned from playing at its home stadium [53] On 25 December 2020, Monday was released the film-history of FC Desna 60 years. For 60 years, the stands at Desna's matches have been roaring, and the players are doing everything to justify the confidence of the fans.[54][55]

In January 2021, the team has won the Fair Play prize in the UPL as the best team in the season 2019–20.The award ceremony was attended by the President of the Ukrainian Football Association, UEFA Executive Committee member Andriy Pavelko, UAF First Vice President Oleh Protasov, UAF Referees Committee Chairman Luciano Luci, UPL Executive Director Yevhen Dyky and PFL President Oleksandr Kadenko.[56][57][58]

InfrastructureEdit

StadiumEdit

The team play in the Olympic sports training center "Chernihiv" (formerly Stadion Yuriya Gagarina). The Stadion Yuri Gagarin in Chernihiv was built in 1936 for 3,000 spectators in eastern portion of a city park (garden) that exists since 1804 and where previously was located residence of the Chernihiv Archbishops. During World War II, the Chernihiv Stadium was heavily damaged and in the 1950s was completely reconstructed, included stadium walls and two stands for 11,000 spectators. In 1961, it was named after the Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. On 25 May 1964, Gagarin in person attended the stadium. In the mid 1980s, the stadium capacity was increased to 14,000.

Training centreEdit

Desna Chernihiv, train in the "Olympic sports training center" and sometime in Chernihiv Arena, which is belong of FC Chernihiv. Desna Chernihiv and the young brother team FC Chernihiv, want to build football fields and other sports infrastructure. Both plots are located in the ZAZ neighborhood near Kiltseva – Voloshkova – Kalinova – Dachna streets. The first has an area of 1.4794 hectares, its regulatory monetary value is 1,923,367.94 hryvnias. Based on the results of the bidding, the relevant agreement will be concluded by December 31, 2026. The area of the second plot is 3.9469 hectares, its normative monetary value is UAH 5,131,364.69. The agreement will be valid until December 31, 2025.[59]

Youth, academy and reservesEdit

The club has few reserve teams, the main one is FC Desna-2 Chernihiv, which in 2008 entered the professional leagues for the first time. The team had been competing in the Chernihivska Oblast competition and prepared themselves in the fourth-level 2008 Ukrainian Football Amateur League.[60]The club has, the Youth Sports School called Yunist Chernihiv, where produced players like Andriy Yarmolenko.[61]The academy of Desna, produced also Illya Shevtsov, which become the top scorer for the Ukrainian Premier League Reserves in the season 2019–20.[62] In 2021, the Desna football club is working on the creation of a children's football academy in Chernihiv.There is already a land plot for this and the club began the implementation of the long-standing idea and dream of our fans – the creation of a children's academy. At the site where the academy will be located, preliminary design work is currently underway. Then the adaptation of the project to the terrain with the construction work should begin in the spring 2021.[63]

Desna's supportersEdit

The fans of FC Desna Chernihiv are called "Ultras Desna" and they are quite famous for supporting and following their team, at home and away.[64] When the team enter in the stadium they can expect a warm welcome by their fans. The fans they always support the team until the end of every single match. During FC Desna Chernihiv matches, the fan area is a strip of white and blue colors.[65] On 12 March 2020 during the Quarterfinal match against Vorskla Poltava, the match was played behind closed doors due to quarantine in Ukraine during COVID-19 pandemic and "Ultra Desna" supported the team outside the Stadion Yuri Gagarin. They are also active in many social media like the Russian-based Telegram Channel.[66]

Honours and distinctionsEdit

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.[69][70]

The modern crest, made in the traditional white and blue colors of the Desna, was presented on July 27, 2016.[71] In the development of the emblem the fans of the team took part.[72] 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.[73]

There are old crests of the club:

ColoursEdit

The historical colors of the Desna are white and blue.[74] 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]

 
Players of FC Desna Chernihiv 2014-05-22

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 19 February 2021[75][76]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   UKR Pavlo Polehenko
4 DF   EST Joonas Tamm
5 MF   UKR Vitaliy Yermakov
6 DF   ROU Constantin Dima
7 MF   UKR Vladyslav Ohirya (Captain)
8 MF   UKR Andriy Dombrovskyi
9 MF   UKR Levan Arveladze
10 MF   UKR Andriy Totovytskyi
11 MF   UKR Vladyslav Kalitvintsev
12 MF   UKR Yehor Kartushov
14 MF   UKR Yevhen Chepurnenko
17 DF   UKR Andriy Hitchenko
18 DF   UKR Bohdan Biloshevskyi (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
19 FW   UKR Denys Demyanenko
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   UKR Denys Bezborodko
22 MF   UKR Andriy Mostovyi
23 DF   UKR Artem Sukhotskyi
25 FW   UKR Oleksiy Hutsulyak
26 DF   UKR Yukhym Konoplya (on loan from Shakhtar)
28 FW   UKR Pylyp Budkivskyi
32 DF   UKR Maksym Imerekov
44 GK   UKR Yevhen Past
72 GK   UKR Ihor Lytovka
77 FW   UKR Maksym Dehtyarov
89 MF   UKR Oleksandr Volkov
91 MF   UKR Renat Mochulyak
92 MF   GRE Georgios Ermidis

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   UKR Yevheniy Belych (on loan to Dinaz Vyshhorod)
90 MF   UKR Illya Shevtsov (on loan to Inhulets Petrove)

Reserve teamEdit

The reserve team of Desna, Desna Chernihiv Reserves (Ukrainian: ФК «Десна» дубль) are playing in the Ukrainian Premier Reserve League.

Coaches and administrationEdit

Administration[77] Coaching[78] (main team) Coaching (U-21 team) Coaching (U-19 team)

Notable playersEdit

Records and statisticsEdit

Managers and presidentsEdit

President Citizenship Period
Ivan Fedorets   Ukraine January 1994 — 1997[101]
Arkadiy Rynskyi   Ukraine 1997 — 1998[102]
Volodymyr Khomenko   Ukraine 1998 — 1999[103]
Ivan Chaus   Ukraine September 1999 — August 2007[101][104]
Oleksiy Savchenko   Ukraine August 2007—2008[101]
Pavlo Klymets   Ukraine November 2008 — February 2009[12]
Valeriy Korotkov   Ukraine February 2009 — May 2009
Oleksandr Povorozniuk   Ukraine May 2009 — 2010
Yuriy Tymoshok   Ukraine 2010 — 2012[13]
Oleksiy Chebotaryov[105]   Ukraine 2010[106] — 2017
Volodymyr Levin[22]   Ukraine 2017—present

Foreign players of DesnaEdit

Country: Name: Season: Position: Caps: Goals:
  Czechoslovakia Mykhaylo Kozak 2003–2004 Midfielder 42 4
  Estonia Joonas Tamm 2020 – present Defender 28 2
  Georgia Giorgi Gadrani 2018 Midfielder 7 0
  Georgia Giorgi Parpalia 2008–2009 Defender 1 0
  Georgia Levan Arveladze 2016–2018 & 2020 – present Midfielder 76 11
  Georgia Luka Koberidze 2016–2018 Midfielder 69 1
  Greece Georgios Ermidis 2020 – present Midfielder 0 0
  Guinea Mamadi Sangare 2007–2009 Midfielder 31 1
  Kazakhstan Vladimir Martynov 1997 & 1999 Defender/Forward 13 3
  Romania Constantin Dima 2021 – present Defender 1 0
  Russia Serhiy Sitalo 2014–2015 Goalkeeper 35 0
  Serbia Milan Zagorac 2003–2004 Defender 25 0

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

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 Relegation playoff
1961 Class B, Ukraine I 5 34 13 13 8 50 49 39 UkSSR zone 1, Final (​164) Relegation playoff
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) Relegation playoff
7–17 pos. 13 10 1 7 2 7 9 9 Relegated
In 1963 Class A was expanded with an extra tier, Class B was downgraded
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

UkraineEdit

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[107] 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[108]
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[109]
2012–13 3rd "A" 1 20 14 6 0 35 12 48 116 finals
3rd "1"[110] 1 30 20 9 1 55 22 69 Promoted[111]
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[21]
2017–18 2nd 3 34 22 5 7 71 25 71 14 finals Promoted[112]
2018–19 1st 8 32 12 5 15 35 41 41 18 finals
2019–20 1st 4 32 17 5 10 59 33 56 14 finals
2020–21 1st 18 finals EL

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

European recordEdit

Desna qualified for European football for the first time in the 2020–21 season, where they will make their debut in the Europa League.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 3QR   VfL Wolfsburg N/A 0–2 N/A

NotesEdit

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  2. ^ New Club formed for the 2010–11 season.
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  107. ^ Forfeit to Javir Krasnopillja
  108. ^ Forfeit in 2nd leg after defeating Mashynobudivnyk Druzhkivka 5–0
  109. ^ Lost playoff game to Avanhard Kramatorsk 1–0
  110. ^ Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One carried over
  111. ^ Won Championship play-off against FC UkrAhroKom Holovkivka on away goals rule after a 3–3 final aggregate score.
    Kvitka, Vitaliy (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.
  112. ^ 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.

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