FC Kremin Kremenchuk

FC Kremin Kremenchuk (Ukrainian: MФК Кремінь Кременчук; Russian: Кремень Кременчуг, romanizedKremen Kremenchug) is a professional football club based in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. The current club is administered by the city of Kremenchuk and was established in 2003, but it traces its heritage to the previously existing clubs of 1959–1970 and 1985–2001.

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Full nameFC Kremin Kremenchuk
Nickname(s)Torpedo (1959)
Dnipro (1960)
Kremin (1985)[1]
Founded1959
1985 (first re-formation)
2003 (second re-formation)
Dissolved1970–1985
2001–2003
GroundKremin Stadium
Capacity1,500
PresidentPost vacant since former President Oleh Babayev was shot dead on 26 July 2014.[2]
Head coachOleksiy Hodin
LeagueUkrainian First League
2019–20First League, 13th
WebsiteClub website

FC Dnipro Kremenchuk (1959–1970) became the first club from Kremenchuk that obtained the professional status (team of masters). The club only played for six seasons in the Soviet lower leagues before it was dissolved. In 1985 there was created by Soviet truck manufacturer KrAZ FC Kremin which with dissolution of the Soviet Union played for several seasons at the top level in Ukraine.

Soon after liquidation of the club, in 2003 the city council adopted a decision to revive similar club financed from a local budget. Since the 2005–06 season, the city's club has taken part in the Ukrainian Second League replacing another team Vorskla-2 Poltava. The club now plays in Ukrainian First League after reaching promotion in the 2018–19 season. After 2017–18 season MFC Kremin is the longest existing professional club in Kremenchuk.

HistoryEdit

The Soviet club was established in 1959 by the Kremenchuk factory of road equipment "Kredmash" as Dnipro Kremenchuk (Dnyepr Kremenchug) and entered the Soviet football competitions in the Class B (the 3rd tier). The club participated in 10 seasons and once it was promoted to the second group of Class A (the 2nd tier). During that time the team was coached by Borys Usenko. In 1970, the club has folded.

In 1985, the club was reestablished when Naftovyk Kremenchuk was merged with SC KrAZ Kremenchuk. Naftovyk Kremenchuk was sponsored by the Kremenchuk Oil Refinery, while SC KrAZ Kremenchuk was a sports club of the Ukrainian truck builder AutoKrAZ. The new club under the name Kremin has won the Soviet amateur football competition in 1988 and the next year entered the Soviet Second League competitions.

From 1992 to 1997, Kremin has played in the Ukrainian Premier League after being initially chosen to participate for being one of the top 9 (of 11) Ukrainian teams from the West Zone of the Soviet Second League in 1991. Kremin spent the next two seasons after that in Ukrainian First League and was demoted further to Ukrainian Second League in 1999. Soon after that the club folded and ceased to exist.

In 2003, the city authorities of Kremenchuk decided to reanimate the club once again. For the first two seasons Kremin played in the Poltava Oblast Championship and in the 2005–06 season it joined once again with the new name MFC Kremin Krimenchuk.

Kremin Kremenchuk's best achievement in the Ukrainian Premier League was 9th place (twice, in 1992–93 and 1995–96), while reaching the semi-finals in the Ukrainian National Cup in 1996.

MFC Kremin Kremenchuk changed its name to FC Kremin Kremenchuk before the start of the 2020–21 season.[3]

Crest and coloursEdit

 
Coat of arms of Kremenchuk

Home colors are blue shirts, blue shorts, and blue socks. Away uniforms are white shirts, white shorts, and white socks.

The team kits are produced by Puma AG and the shirt sponsor is KremenchukMiaso «Кременчукм’ясо».[4]

Since the club's foundation, Kremin has had three main crests.

StadiumEdit

From its inception the team played at the Polytechnic Stadium, however, that stadium has fallen into disrepair, and after one season of play at Yunist Stadium in Komsomolsk, the team have moved into their brand new stadium. City officials built FC Kremin Stadium which has covered stands for 1500 spectators and artificial pitch surface.

PlayersEdit

As of 1 March 2021[5][6]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   UKR Andriy Oliynyk (captain)
2 DF   UKR Bohdan Bychkov
5 DF   BRA Antonio Santos
7 MF   UKR Yevhen Murashov
8 MF   UKR Oleksandr Demchenko
9 DF   UKR Dmytro Semenov (on loan from FC Oleksandriya)
10 MF   UKR Serhiy Bilous
11 MF   UKR Oleksandr Kryvenko
17 DF   UKR Valeriy Kureleh
18 DF   UKR Oleksandr Holovko
19 MF   UKR Vladyslav Molko
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   UKR Denys Halata (on loan from Vorskla Poltava)
21 MF   UKR Maksym Ivakhno (on loan from FC Oleksandriya)
22 DF   UKR Pavlo Myahkov
23 MF   UKR Mykyta Dudka (on loan from FC Oleksandriya)
25 MF   UKR Pavlo Milyesin
27 MF   UKR Denys Byelousov
77 MF   UKR Artem Khotsyanovskyi
44 GK   UKR Roman Dankovych
80 MF   BRA Luiz Fernando
98 MF   UKR Oleksiy Helovani

ManagersEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Dnipro (1959–1970)Edit

The club was named Torpedo for the 1959 season. Dnipro was sponsored by the Kremenchuk Factory of Road Equipment "Kredmash". Since 1963, it participated at the professional level.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1963 3rd 20 38 5 8 25 32 82 14 Ukraine Zone 1
1965 5 30 9 13 8 21 21 31 1/8 finals Ukraine Zone 1
4 10 3 3 4 9 9 9 Play-off
1966 3 38 19 12 7 44 26 50 Winners (Zone 2) Ukraine Zone 2
X 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 Play-off lost
1967 3 40 22 6 12 51 33 50 1/16 finals Ukraine Zone 2
3 5 2 1 2 2 2 5 Play-off, Promoted
1968 2nd 18 40 7 14 19 23 46 28 1/64 finals USSR II Group
4 5 2 1 2 5 4 5 Play-off, Relegated
1969 3rd 5 40 17 15 8 45 27 49 Ukraine Zone 1

Kremin (1985–2001)Edit

The club was created out of the team of Kremenchuk Oil Refinery Plant, FC Naftovyk Kremin and SC KrAZ, sponsored by the AutoKrAZ.

Soviet championship (1985–1991)Edit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1988 4th 1 5 4 0 1 12 7 8 Final group
1989 3rd 6 52 21 18 13 59 50 60 VI Zone
1990 10 42 16 11 15 49 45 43 West Zone
1991 13 42 16 9 17 56 50 41 West Zone

Ukrainian championship (1992–2001)Edit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st 7 18 4 8 6 17 23 16 18 finals Group A
1992–93 9 30 8 11 11 23 40 27 18 finals
1993–94 15 34 9 8 17 26 39 26 14 finals
1994–95 10 34 12 6 16 42 54 42 14 finals
1995–96 9 34 14 4 16 48 56 46 12 finals
1996–97 15 30 7 3 16 28 57 24 18 finals Relegated
1997–98 2nd 14 42 16 7 19 55 53 45 132 finals
1998–99 17 38 11 7 20 34 63 40 116 finals Relegated
1999–00 3rd "C" 2 26 18 1 7 44 22 55 18 finals
2000–01 3rd "C" 14 30 7 7 16 24 38 28 18 finals Withdrawn

MFC Kremin (2003–2020)Edit

On 23 October 2003, the Kremenchuk city council created a city football team MFC Kremin Kremenchuk.

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2004 4th 4 6 1 2 3 7 9 5 Group 6
2005–06 3rd "C" 9 24 9 6 9 22 34 33 164 finals
2006–07 3rd "B" 14 28 6 7 15 20 35 25 132 finals
2007–08 3rd "B" 8 34 14 8 12 49 46 50 132 finals
2008–09 3rd "B" 14 34 10 7 17 43 52 34 132 finals –3[7]
2009–10 3rd "B" 2 26 15 9 2 41 21 54 164 finals
2010–11 3rd "B" 3 22 13 4 5 37 20 43 18 finals
2011–12 3rd "B" 5 26 16 3 7 34 23 51 116 finals
2012–13 3rd "B" 5 24 12 7 5 39 21 43 116 finals
3rd "2" 5 34 12 14 8 46 31 50 Promotion Group 2
2013–14 3rd 6 36 19 7 10 54 28 64 132 finals
2014–15 3rd 3 27 14 6 7 50 30 48 116 finals
2015–16 3rd 8 26 11 7 8 43 31 40 132 finals
2016–17 3rd 3 32 21 5 6 67 29 68 132 finals Promoted
2017–18 2nd 16 34 9 5 20 25 54 32 164 finals Relegated
2018–19 3rd 1 27 18 7 2 48 17 61 132 finals Promoted
2019–20 2nd 13 30 7 6 17 35 57 27 116 finals
2020–21 2nd

HonoursEdit

Ukrainian Second League

Winners (1): 2018–19
Runners-up (2): 1999–2000 (Group C), 2009–10 (Group B)

Ukrainian Championship among teams of physical culture

Winners (1): 1988

Poltava Oblast Cup

Winners (1): 2004[8]

Poltava Oblast Champions

Winners (3): 1962, 2004,[8] 2005[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UkrSoccerHistory.Com – web-site about Ukrainian Football History
  2. ^ Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead, Reuters (26 July 2014)
    Former Azerbaijani Deputy of Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, mayor of Kremenchuk Oleh Babayev murdered Archived 30 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Azerbaijan Press Agency (26 July 2014)
    У Кременчуці застрелили мера (Ukrainian)
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200822204234/http://pfl.ua/docs/2d684c6a7b186e1f588e17f86526a8ab.pdf
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) Quality of meat depends on quality of Vorskla Archived 23 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Главная команда МФК "Кремень" (in Ukrainian). FC Kremen. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ http://pfl.ua/teams/2-kremin
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) FC Kremin Kremenchuk deducted 3 points by the Ukrainian Football Federation Meeting minutes No. 6 26 March 2008[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Kremin 2003–04 Season Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ (in Ukrainian) Kremin 2004–05 Season Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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