FC Kramatorsk

Football Club Kramatorsk is a professional Ukrainian football club from the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast.

Kramatorsk
FC Kramatorsk logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Kramatorsk
Founded1955
GroundPrapor Stadium, Kramatorsk
Capacity6,000[1]
ChairmanMaksim Yefimov
ManagerOleksiy Horodov
LeagueUkrainian First League
2020–21First League, 12th
WebsiteClub website
Former crest

The club takes its history from a factory team of the Old Kramatorsk Machine-building Plant (SKMZ).

HistoryEdit

The club Avangard was reformed in 1955. Prior to World War II there existed a club that was associated with the machine industry in the city. In 1937, the club participated in the national championship as the champion of Ukraine. In 1939, the team won the Cup of Soviet Ukraine.

The team in 1936 won 1st place in Ukraine among working teams and in 1937, 1938 and 1961 reached the 1/16 finals of the Soviet Cup, and 1/8 finals of the Soviet Cup in 1939.

The club regularly participated in the Soviet championship (1946, 1948, 1949, 1960–1970) and the USSR Cup (1937–1939,1949,1961-1966/1967).[2]

In the 1998–1999 season, the city of Kramatorsk was presented by a team of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, VPS Kramatorsk (Air Force), in the Ukrainian Second League. That team was penalized 6 points for failure to pay the licence fees to the PFL and was removed from the competition after the first round. During that period the actual factory team was called Bliuminh Kramatorsk and played in championship of Donetsk Oblast.

The team's revival brought back success as they became Donetsk oblast champions in 2010.[3] In 2011, the club appointed head coach Serhiy Shevchenko in preparation for returning to the Second League.[4]

The club submitted a license to the Professional Football League of Ukraine and was accepted into the Ukrainian Second League for the 2011–12 season.

During the 2014–15 season, the club was suspended from the Professional Football League of Ukraine as it ended up in the "ATO zone".[5] Earlier that year in spring due Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Russian Federation occupied the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

On 7 October 2014, a former press-attache claimed that supporters of the Donetsk People's Republic killed 16-year-old goalkeeper Stepan Chubenko.[6] Chubenko was killed on 25 July 2014 in Horbachevo-Mykhailivka, two days after he was kidnapped at the Donetsk Railway Station.[6][7]

Near the end of the 2020–21 season the team name was changed from Avanhard Kramatorsk to FC Kramatorsk.

HonorsEdit

1936 (as Ordzhonikidze Factory)
1939
  • Donetsk Oblast Champions
1947, 1996, 2010
  • Fair Play award
  Winners (1) Fair Play award of Ukrainian First League: 2019-20[8]

SponsorshipsEdit

Lotto Sport Italia

LeadershipEdit

PresidentsEdit

  • 2005 – 2008 Serhiy Karakuts
  • 2010 – 2017 Oleksandr Bolshakov
  • 2010 - Maksim Yefimov (honorary president)
  • 2021 – Karen Zargarian (head)[9]

DirectorsEdit

  • 2011 Vladyslav Dolhopolov (sports)
  • ???? – 2017 Roman Bolshakov (general)[10][11]
  • 2017 – 2021 Andriy Bezsonnyi[12]
  • 2021 – Yevhen Shvets

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 17 February 2022[13][14]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF   UKR Maksym Ahapov
5 DF   UKR Kyrylo Prokopchuk
6 MF   UKR Vadym Vitenchuk
9 FW   UKR Maksym Yermolenko
12 GK   UKR Mykyta Yakubenko
15 DF   UKR Danylo Safonov
16 GK   UKR Maksym Babiychuk
17 MF   UKR Yehor Hunichev
18 MF   UKR Dmytro Prokopchuk
19 MF   UKR Nikita Kukanov
20 MF   UKR Yuriy Senytskyi
22 DF   UKR Pavlo Myahkov
26 MF   UKR Artem Tsurupin
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 MF   UKR Arsentiy Doroshenko (on loan from Kolos Kovalivka)
38 MF   UKR Pavlo Shushko (on loan from Mariupol)
43 DF   UKR Oleksandr Sukharov
51 FW   UKR Maksym Zarovniy
52 MF   UKR Kyrylo Naumenko
53 MF   UKR Vladyslav Zavarza
71 GK   UKR Mykhaylo Abramov
77 MF   UKR Pavlo Pokhytaylo
88 FW   UKR Volodymyr Korobka
91 MF   UKR Maksym Havrylenko
99 DF   UKR Volodymyr Hrachov
DF   UKR Serhiy Shvets

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

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet periodEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
1936 4th
(Republican championship)
1 4 4 0 0 10 2 12
1937 4 6 2 2 2 9 6 12 14 finals SC 116 finals
1938 6 11 5 1 5 18 20 22 18 finals SC 116 finals
1939 5 9 4 1 4 16 15 18 Winner SC 18 finals
1940 2 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Round 3
1941–1945 World War II, club was dissolved
1945 unknown 116 finals
1946 4th
(Republican championship)
5 Group stage (Group East) Round 3
1947 1 Group stage (Group 6) 12 finals
2 5 3 1 1 14 7 7
1948 9 Group stage (Group 5) Round 2
1949 6 Group stage (Group 5)
1950 5 Group stage (Group 3)
1951 5 Group stage (Group 3)
1952 7 22 7 8 7 36 29 22 Group 2
1948 2nd
(Second Group)
6 14 3 4 7 23 40 10 Group Ukraine, A
1949 11 34 12 6 16 51 70 30 Group Ukraine
1953–1955 Unknown status
1956 4th
(Republican championship)
7 14 4 1 9 26 28 9 116 finals Group 4
1957 5 10 3 1 6 9 24 7 14 finals Group 5
1958 2 14 8 2 4 24 15 18 Group 8
4 5 1 3 1 3 5 5 Group 2
1959 8 14 2 3 9 16 31 7 Group 3
Admitted to masters
1960 2nd
(Class B, Ukraine)
7 36 13 12 11 41 35 38 Group 2
1961 17 36 10 8 18 30 47 28 R.P/O winner Group 2
1962 13 24 5 5 14 28 47 15 Group 3
30 10 6 2 2 20 12 14 Places 29–39
Relegated
1963 3rd
(Class B, Ukraine)
16 38 11 11 16 34 44 33 R.P/O loser Group 2
1964 10 30 8 11 11 27 32 27 Group 3
26 10 5 2 3 17 12 12 Places 25–30
1965 17 32 7 6 19 23 52 20 Group 3
44 4 2 1 1 3 2 5 Places 43–45
1966 9 38 16 8 14 49 49 40 P/O winner Group 1
1967 16 40 10 14 16 46 52 34 Group 2
1968 10 40 13 13 14 43 43 39 Group 2
1969 11 40 12 16 12 31 30 40 Group 2
Relegated
1970 4th
(Class B, Ukraine)
5 26 10 7 9 32 34 27 Group 2
12 40 13 11 16 43 54 37 Places 1–14
Tier liquidated
1971–1973 Unknown status
1974 4th
(KFK championship)
1 14 8 5 1 28 12 21 Group 5
6 5 0 1 4 3 12 1 Final Group
1975 3 14 7 4 3 24 19 18 Group 6
1976 10 18 2 3 13 9 34 7 18 finals Group 5

UkraineEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992–93 4th
(KFK championship)
12 26 7 3 16 23 57 17
1993–94 8 26 10 4 12 45 42 24
1994–95 14 30 7 3 20 16 30 24
1995–96 1 4 2 2 0 8 2 8
1996–1998 Club idle
1998–99 3rd "C"
(Second League)
14 26 1 2 23 4 20 –1 – 6
1999–2010 Club idle
2011 4th
(Championship among amateurs)
1 8 6 1 1 15 4 19 Promoted
2011–12 3rd "B"
(Second League)
2 26 19 1 6 41 15 58 164 finals Promoted
2012–13 2nd
(First League)
7 34 15 8 11 37 26 53 18 finals
2013–14 15 30 7 10 13 23 27 31 18 finals
2014–15 Club suspended operation due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine[5]
2015–16 2nd
(First League)
13 30 8 8 14 28 42 32 116 finals
2016–17 7 34 14 10 10 32 28 52 132 finals
2017–18 6 34 15 7 12 44 42 52 116 finals
2018–19 5 28 14 6 8 44 26 48 132 finals
2019–20 8 30 13 6 11 37 40 45 132 finals
2020–21 12 30 9 5 16 32 51 32 164 finals

ManagersEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stadium at the FC Avanhard Kramatorsk website
  2. ^ Boris Dvorkin (2003-10-23). "Украина А-К (Ukrainian Teams A-K)". Клуб любителей истории и статистики футбола (slisf.info) (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  3. ^ Svitlana Horulko (2010-11-25). ФК "Авангард" наградили футбольным кубком области [FC Avanhard awarded championship oblast trophy]. "Восточный проект" (Eastern project) (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  4. ^ Aleksiy Ladyka (2011-06-01). У "Авангарда" новый тренер [FC Avanhard has a new trainer]. "Восточный проект" (Eastern project) (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  5. ^ a b В Першій лізі буде виступати 16 команд [In the First League will participate 16 teams] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football. 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b Avanhard Kramatorsk goalkeeper perished from the hands of DNR terrorists. Ukrayinska Pravda (Champion). 7 October 2014
  7. ^ A memorial plaque for Stepan Chubenko was installed at the entrance to Avanhard Stadium (Пам’ятну дошку Степану Чубенку відкрили при вході на стадіон «Авангард» у Краматорську). NSTRKU. 24 September 2017
  8. ^ "Найкращі арбітри минулого року отримали нагороди". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  9. ^ Олексій Ладика. Четыре команды под одним брендом, десятки спортсменов и бюджетно-спонсорское финансирование: что такое СК "Краматорск". www.kramatorskpost.com. 5 July 2021
  10. ^ «Тренируемся с мыслью, чтоб сюда, не дай Бог, не упала мина». Чем живет футбол на неспокойном Донбассе. ua.tribuna.com. 22 May 2014
  11. ^ Гендиректор краматорского «Авангарда»: «Мне уже все равно, что будет. Самостоятельная страна, федеративная… Лишь бы не стреляли». www.sports.ru. 27 May 2014
  12. ^ Андрей Евченко. Новым директором ФК Авангард стал Андрей Бессонный. www.kramatorskpost.com. 1 February 2017
  13. ^ https://fcavangard.com/teams/6/players
  14. ^ "Професіональна футбольна ліга України".