FC Kalush

FC Kalush (Ukrainian: Футбольний клуб «Калуш») is a Ukrainian professional football club that is from Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast that competes currently in the Ukrainian Second League.

FC Kalush
Kalush 2018.svg
Full nameFC Kalush
Founded1947
Ground"Khimik"
ManagerStepan Matviyiv
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2019–20Group A, 5th
Khimik Stadium in Kalush

HistoryEdit

The club was founded soon after World War II as Khimik Kalush and in the Soviet competitions competed at regional level and KFK (amateur level). The club was reestablished in place of previously existed Polish club at the chemical plant TESP that also was overtaken by Soviets. Khimik Kalush also was associated with the Soviet chemical and metallurgical association "Khlorvinil" that was expanded in 1961.

At KFK level the club competed until 1995, when as Khimik entered the Druha Liha. Its main sponsor "Khlorvinil" was reorganized as a state enterprise "Oriana". Later in 1995, Khimik renamed themselves to FC Kalush.

The club struggled at this level of competition. In 2001, "Oriana" and the Russian oil conglomerate Lukoil created a joint venture "Lukor". In 2001 the club also renamed themselves to FC LUKOR Kalush and the new sponsorship immediately improved the status of the club. In 2002 Lukor already announced about its financial instability and filed for bankruptcy.[1][2] In the next season the club won the Druha Liha 2002–03 Group A championship. However, at the end of the season the club was bought out by neighboring club FC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk and they were subsequently renamed and made into a reserve club.

The club renamed again to FC Spartak-2 Ivano-Frankivsk in 2004 and later in that year they were dissolved.

The club reformed in 2006 and played at the Amateur level.

On 17 January 2014, Lukor Kalush filed for bankruptcy and its liquidation.[3]

After a break of over 10 years the club was readmitted to the Professional Football League of Ukraine for the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League competition.

EmblemsEdit

HonorsEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup[note 1] Europe Notes
1987 4th 3 14 7 2 5 17 11 16 as Kolos Kalush
1988 4th 5 18 7 5 6 14 11 19 as Kolos Kalush
1990 4th 6 28 11 8 9 39 26 30 as Halychyna Kalush
1991 4th
1992–93 4th 2 24 15 3 6 50 30 33 as Khimik Kalush
1993–94 4th 6 26 11 4 11 34 32 26
1994–95 4th 1 26 16 6 2 37 12 48
1995–96 3rd "A" 5 40 22 8 10 64 31 74 132 finals Renamed[note 2]
1996–97 3rd "A" 11 30 9 8 13 32 29 35 1128 finals
1997–98 3rd "A" 15 34 11 5 18 32 42 38 132 finals
1998–99 3rd "A" 12 28 6 8 14 20 45 26 Did not enter
1999-00 3rd "A" 15 30 6 6 18 19 51 24 132 finals Second League Cup
2000–01 3rd "A" 15 30 7 2 21 26 74 23 132 finals Second League Cup
2001–02 3rd "A" 5 36 19 8 9 63 35 65 1st Round Renamed[note 3]
2002–03 3rd "A" 1 28 21 2 5 56 25 65 132 finals Club taken over[note 4]
2003–04 3rd "A" 8 30 11 4 15 29 31 37 Reserve club[note 5]— Renamed[note 6]
2004–05 3rd "A" 13 28 6 2 20 17 12 20 Club folds[note 7]
2006–16 Club reforms as FC Kalush[note 8]
2017–18 4th "1" 5 16 7 3 6 16 14 24 116 finals (amateurs) Applied[note 9]
2018–19 3rd "A" 7/10 27 10 6 11 30 33 36 18 finals
2019–20 3rd "A" 5/11 20 8 5 7 26 20 29 132 finals

Notable playersEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Since the 2000–01 season 2nd clubs or reserve clubs could not enter the Ukrainian Cup competition
  2. ^ During the winter break the club was renamed from Khimik Kalush to FC Kalush
  3. ^ Prior to the start of the season the club was renamed to FC LUKOR Kalush
  4. ^ The club was taken over by FC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk who finished in 17th place in the Ukrainian First League 2002-03 season and were to be relegated.
  5. ^ Prior to the start of the season the club was renamed to Prykarpattya Kalush and the club became the reserve team of FC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk
  6. ^ During the winter break the club was renamed to FC Spartak-2 Kalush after the main club was renamed to FC Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk
  7. ^ During the winter break the club dissolves. Technical victories are awarded to their opponents.
  8. ^ The club returns to the name FC Kalush and competes at the Amateur level in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast competition
  9. ^ Applied to the Second League

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