FC Dnipro Cherkasy

FC Dnipro Cherkasy (Ukrainian: ФК Дніпро Черкаси) is a Ukrainian football team, based in Cherkasy. Over its history the club has been dissolved and revived several times. The original club that existed 1955-1974 was dissolved following a financial scandal. After that the club again was dissolved and revived couple of more times.

FC Dnipro Cherkasy
Modern crest
Full nameFC Dnipro Cherkasy
Nickname(s)Dnipro
Founded1955, 1975, 2003, 2018
Dissolved1974, 2002, 2009
GroundCentral, Cherkasy
Capacity10,321
ChairmanIhor Kolomoyets
ManagerYevhen Tarasenko
LeagueAmateur League
2008–09Druha Liha A, 7th (expelled)
Alternate colours

In 2010 the club has been partially succeeded by phoenix club FC Cherkaskyi Dnipro. That club was restructured in spring of 2018 and moved out of Cherkasy. Later same year in fall Cherkasy Tsentralny Stadion revived the club as MSC Dnipro Cherkasy.[1]

Team namesEdit

  • 1955–1974: first club (18 seasons)
    • 1955–1956: FC Dynamo/Burevisnyk Cherkasy
    • 1956–1966: FC Kolhospnyk Cherkasy
    • 1967–1972: FC Dnipro Cherkasy
    • 1973–1974: FC Hranyt Cherkasy
  • 1975–2002: second club (26 seasons)
    • 1975–1997: FC Dnipro Cherkasy
    • 1997–2002: FC Cherkasy
  • 2003–2009: third club (5 seasons)
    • 2003–2004: FC Cherkasy
    • 2004–2009: FC Dnipro Cherkasy
  • 2018–present: fourth club
    • 2018–present: FC Dnipro Cherkasy

History overviewEdit

The Cherkasy city football club traces its heritage to 1947 when Cherkasy FC (ChFC) represented the city at the republican football competitions (as part of Kyiv Oblast). Next year the city was represented by an army team Dom Ofitserov (DO). Upon creation of the Cherkasy Oblast in 1954, the city of Cherkasy was represented in republican competitions by Torpedo.

In 1955, the city was represented in republican competitions by local branch of Dynamo sports society, but in mid-season was replaced with another team that was a member of Burevisnyk sports society. Burevisnyk is considered to be a direct predecessor of the latter FC Dnipro. The club was established on 9 May 1955, the 10th anniversary Victory Day and that year (1955) is also inscribed on the shield of FC Cherkaskyi Dnipro. The original team kept its professional status for 44 years since acquiring it in 1958 and reacquired it in 2003 after the short term disruption for the 2002/03 season. Over its history Dnipro has already many times revived and dissolved. As a "team of masters" Kolhospnyk (predecessor of Kolos sports society), the club was admitted to the Soviet Class B competitions in 1958. In 1960 football competitions in Class B were organized and Ukrainian clubs as "teams of masters" played in its own republican tournament known as Class B of the Ukrainian SSR.

In December 1957 after series of friendlies, the football team Kolhospnyk Cherkasy was included in national competitions among teams of Class B.[2] Such an unprecedented decision about inclusion of the Cherkasian football club in championship was connected with construction of the stadium, stands of which contained 27 sectors and capacity of 15,000 spectators.[2] Already in 1959 Kolhospnyk inscribed in its history its first feat when it became a winner of the IV International games among rural teams of socialist countries that took place in Bulgaria.[2]

In 1967 the main Cherkasy team switched its name to Dnipro after the river on the banks of which the city of Cherkasy sits. Following another reorganization of the Soviet football competitions in 1970, republican Class B competitions were phased away and the Soviet Class A was expanded to three divisions. Many teams of former Ukrainian Class B were admitted to the Soviet Class A Second Group that next year in 1971 it was renamed in the Soviet Second League. Among those teams was Dnipro. However, in 1972 Dnipro was relegated to amateurs (republican competitions) where it was renamed to Hranyt and coached by former Dynamo player Vitaliy Khmelnytskyi in two seasons returned to the Second League. Yet it did not stay there too long as the club in 1974 appeared in a middle of a corruption scandal.[2] This corruption case reached to be dealt at a level of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine and feuilleton at the Muscovite newspaper "Pravda" under an eloquent title "Gild the leg".[2]

The club was expelled from the PFL in the second half of the 2008–09 season due to failing to arrive to a scheduled fixture for the second time.[3]

In 2010 a phoenix club FC Cherkaskyi Dnipro was established.

StadiumEdit

History of the club is closely entwined with history of central stadium in Cherkasy.[2] Before 1957 in Cherkasy existed 10 stadiums with football fields the bigger being "Kharchovyk" (5,000), "Avanhard/Trud" (2,500), "Vodnyk" (1,500).[2] Before the World War II on territory of Ukraine, all important football games in Cherkasy used to take place at Kharchovyk ("Food-provider") Stadium, however due to combat actions the stadium of Cherkasy Refined Sugar Factory was destroyed.[2] Following the war and until early 1950s, the main city stadium became Vodnyk.[2] In 1952 after debut of the Soviet Olympic team at the Olympics in Helsinki, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union made emphasis on mass involvement in sports.[2] The archive documents show that on 15 September 1955 there were allocated 6 ha (15 acres) to local sports society "Kolhospnyk" in connection of building a local central stadium in place of Vodnyk and in two years the city authorities majestically opened a fine football arena of VSS "Kolhospnyk" with capacity of 15,000 spectators.[2] On 9 November 1957 the new stadium hosted a first exhibition game between Dinamo (from Kyiv) and local Kolhospnyk.[2]

On 9 November thousands of Cherkasy residents filled stands of the new stadium. Here took place first exhibition game between Kyivan Dinamo and Kolhospnyk Cherkasy. Cherkasy players demonstrated strong will to victory, played with full dedication. Yet they still lack teamwork, technique, and skill to finish their combinations with a shot on goal. The game, with the score 3:1, was won by more experienced masters of the ball, the Kyivans.

— Cherkaska Pravda, 11 November 1957[2]

ColoursEdit

Traditionally the club colours are white, red and blue.

HonorsEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
FC Torpedo Cherkasy
1954 4th 6 10 1 1 8 6 35 3
FC Burevisnyk Cherkasy
1955 4th 8 14 0 5 9 12 43 5 [a]
1956 4th 2 14 10 1 3 24 13 21
FC Kolhospnyk Cherkasy
1957 4th 2 10 2 6 2 17 14 10 Promoted
1958 2nd 13 30 5 11 14 22 35 21
1959 2nd 4 28 14 8 6 36 24 36
1960 2nd 12 32 8 10 14 31 46 26
1961 2nd 16 34 9 10 15 25 47 28
1962 2nd 6 24 8 12 4 27 21 28 to finals
8 10 5 3 2 19 13 13 Relegated
1963 3rd 6 38 19 8 11 50 35 46 to finals
12 2 1 0 1 2 3 2
1964 3rd 5 30 11 12 7 32 24 34 to finals
15 10 4 3 3 8 6 11
1965 3rd 8 30 10 10 10 30 30 30 to finals
19 10 7 2 1 14 8 16
1966 3rd 12 38 11 14 13 24 31 36 to finals
23 withdrew
FC Dnipro Cherkasy
1967 3rd 2 40 19 12 9 46 22 50 to finals
6 5 1 0 4 4 10 2
1968 3rd 16 40 10 15 15 33 41 35
1969 3rd 19 40 8 13 19 21 36 29
1970 3rd 15 40 15 14 11 49 42 44
1971 3rd 24 50 9 15 26 28 69 33 Relegated
1972 4th 6 14 4 3 7 9 15 11
FC Hranyt Cherkasy
1973 4th 1 14 11 2 1 27 7 24 to finals
1 4 3 1 0 8 3 7 Promoted
1974 3rd 16 38 9 10 13 32 49 34 Expelled
FC Dnipro Cherkasy
1975 4th 7 12 0 2 10 9 25 2
1976 4th 9 20 4 4 12 20 37 12 Promoted
1977 3rd 23 44 8 10 26 26 69 26
1978 3rd 18 44 11 12 21 29 53 34
1979 3rd 14 46 14 13 19 38 49 41
1980 3rd 17 44 13 9 22 43 50 35
1981 3rd 20 44 13 11 20 44 55 37
1982 3rd 8 46 21 12 13 54 42 54
1983 3rd 25 50 13 13 24 35 61 39
1984 3rd 26 38 3 9 26 11 55 15 Relegated
1985 4th 5 14 3 5 6 11 29 11
1986 4th 8 16 3 3 10 14 30 9
1987 4th 1 16 12 1 3 35 10 25 to finals
1 5 4 1 0 10 2 9 Promoted
1988 3rd 22 50 16 9 25 57 77 41
1989 3rd 17 52 15 16 21 64 79 46 Relegated
1990 3rd (lower) 16 36 8 7 21 26 48 23
1991 3rd (lower) 18 50 17 10 23 47 59 44

UkraineEdit

Dnipro joined the Ukrainian competitions upon finishing the 1991 Soviet Lower Second League, Zone 1 season.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
FC Dnipro Cherkasy
1992 2nd "A" 12 26 9 4 13 22 27 22 1/32 finals Relegated
1992–93 3rd 1 34 20 9 5 59 33 49 1/64 finals Promoted
1993–94 2nd 5 38 19 7 12 56 39 45 1/32 finals
1994–95 2nd 20 42 11 8 23 33 48 41 1/64 finals
1995–96 2nd 20 42 6 4 32 26 91 22 1/32 finals
1996–97 2nd 17 46 16 7 23 46 78 55 1/64 finals
FC Cherkasy
1997–98 2nd 7 42 19 11 12 51 41 68 1/64 finals
1998–99 2nd 4 38 24 4 10 68 42 76 1/16 finals
1999–00 2nd 3 34 17 8 9 48 34 39 1/16 finals
2000–01 2nd 16 34 19 7 18 35 5' 34 1/16 finals Relegated
2001–02 3rd "B" 11 34 13 7 14 49 36 16 1/32 finals dissolved
revived as FC Cherkasy
2003 4th 2 8 6 1 1 17 6 19
2003–04 3rd "C" 8 30 11 7 12 40 40 40 1/32 finals
FC Dnipro Cherkasy
2004–05 3rd "B" 3 28 20 5 3 48 15 65 1/8 finals
2005–06 3rd "B" 1 24 18 3 3 49 22 57 1/16 finals Promoted
2006–07 2nd 15 36 10 9 17 31 46 39 1/16 finals
2007–08 2nd 18 38 8 17 13 43 43 35[4] 1/32 finals Relegated
2008–09 3rd "A" 7 32 17 5 10 37 20 50[5] 1/64 finals Expelled[3]
revived as FC Slavutych Cherkasy

Head coachesEdit

Head coachesEdit

  • Ihor Kolomoyets
  • Albert Zalyalutdinov[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Adopted results of Dynamo that competed in the first half

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TOP-news! In Cherkasy was created new football team, SC "Dnipro-Cherkasy"! (ТОП-новина! У Черкасах створено нову футбольну команду - СК "Дніпро-Черкаси"!). Cherkassy-Sport. 10 September 2018
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Oleksiy Kharchenko. Lost hope of Cherkaskyi Dnipro (Потерянная надежда черкасского Днепра). Football.ua. 12 May 2009
  3. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Professional Football League 2009 Official Meetings Minutes No. 14 (FC Dnipro Cherkasy expelled from PFL)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Deducted 6 points for failure to complete their financial transaction for their player Artem Mostovyj from Ukrainian Premier League club Metalurh Donetsk. PFL imposed the penalty on 13 June 2008 and 2 July 2008
  5. ^ Deducted 6 points by the Ukrainian Football Federation. Three points on 2 November 2008 and three points on 26 March 2009. The club failed to arrive for their 29th and 30th round games and were subsequently expelled from the competition.
  6. ^ Dnipro Cherkasy will not be revived (Черкасский "Днепр" не будут возрождать). UA-Football. 18 May 2010

See alsoEdit

  • FC Cherkaskyi Dnipro – formation of new club in 2010 which entered the professional ranks in 2011 and has historically tied itself to this former club.

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