FC Kharkiv (Ukrainian: ФК "Харків") was a professional football club based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. After 2009–10 Ukrainian First League season the club was relegated to the Ukrainian Second League. However, they failed attestation when they submitted falsified documents to the Attestation Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine and their professional license was withdrawn.[1]

FC Kharkiv
Club crest
Full nameFC Kharkiv
GroundDynamo Stadium
ChairmanUkraine Vitaly Danilov
League —
2009–1017th in Ukrainian First League (relegated)


The current club was renamed in 2005, when it was promoted to the Vyscha Liha for the first time. Originally the club entered the Ukrainian Professional League in the Druha Liha Group C in the 1999–2000 season as FC Arsenal Kharkiv.

Arsenal Kharkiv was promoted to the Persha Liha after finishing 2nd in the Druha Liha Group C in 2001/02 season. After a 2nd-place finish in the 2004–05 Persha Liha, Arsenal Kharkiv was promoted to the Vyshcha Liha for the first time and prior to the season the club was bought by new management and they renamed the team to FC Kharkiv. The newly established club presented three teams in the Ukrainian competitions, the senior squad competed in the Top League, the second team (FC Kharkiv-2) competed in the Second League, while another reserve squad (FC Kharkiv-d) competed in the special Reserve competitions.

In the 2006–07 season the senior team finished 12th, while the team's forward Oleksandr Hladky became the top goalscorer of the season with 13 goals. The club's home ground Dynamo Stadium was under repair for some of the 2008–09 season forcing them to move to Sumy and play in the Yuvileiny Stadium. The club struggled in the Premier League that season and eventually relegated to the Persha Liha.[2] On 13 July 2010 the club was officially excluded from among the professional clubs of Ukraine.[3]

Football kits and sponsorsEdit

Years[4] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2005–2006 adidas  –
2006–2007 adidas/nike
2007–2009 nike

Famous playersEdit

Head coachesEdit

League and Cup historyEdit

FC KharkivEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1999–2005 Refer to FC Arsenal Kharkiv
2005–06 1st 13 30 9 6 15 29 36 33 1/16 finals [5]
2006–07 1st 12 30 8 9 13 26 38 33 1/8 finals
2007–08 1st 14 30 6 9 15 20 32 27 1/16 finals
2008–09 1st 16 30 2 9 19 19 50 12[6] 1/8 finals Relegated
2009–10 2nd 17 34 3 5 26 23 76 14 1/16 finals Relegated[1]

FC Kharkiv-2Edit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2005–06 3rd 13 24 0 3 21 12 60 3 Dissolved

See alsoEdit


  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. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. ^ Ukrainian cities earmarked as Euro 2012 venues, Yahoo! Sports (13 May 2009)
  3. ^ FC Kharkiv excluded out of PFL of Ukraine (in Russian)
  4. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Prior to the season, business interests buyout the franchise, which was promoted from the Ukrainian First League 2004-05 season and renamed the club to FC Kharkiv and enters the Ukrainian Premier League
  6. ^ "С ФК "Харьков" сняли три очка (FC Kharkiv deducted three points)" (in Russian). UA Football. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.

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