FC Krystal Kherson

Krystal Kherson is a professional football club from Kherson in Ukraine that has a long history in the Soviet and then the Ukrainian Leagues. As of the 2020–21 season, it will play in the Ukrainian First League, the second tier of Ukrainian football, following promotion from the 2019–20 Ukrainian Second League.

Krystal Kherson
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Full nameFC Krystal Kherson
Founded1961
GroundKrystal Stadium, Kherson
Capacity6,000
ManagerSerhiy Shevtsov, Roman Balchos (caretakers)
LeagueUkrainian First League
2019–20Ukrainian Second League, Group B, 2nd (promoted)

HistoryEdit

PredecessorsEdit

Before the World War II, there existed Lokomotyv Kherson (like in 1938).

Following the war since 1946, Kherson was represented by Spartak in 1947 – Dynamo, in 1948 and 1949 – Avanhard.

Since 1950, Kherson was represented again by Spartak Kherson. In 1957, Spartak played for the last time at republican level. In 1958, Spartak Kherson was admitted to the Soviet Class B.

In 1958 and 1959, Kherson was represented by Avanhard in Ukrainian republican competitions, while Spartak continued to play in Class B.

Club's historyEdit

Original clubEdit

The club was formed in 1961 at the Kherson Semiconductor Factory as Mayak (English: Lighthouse). The club replaced the previous city team of masters Spartak Kherson that represented Kherson since 1958.

In 1963, the club was renamed as Stroitel (Budivelnyk). Due to reforms in Soviet football, the division where Stroitel played was demoted the third tier.

In 1965, the club was renamed again as Lokomotyv. The very same year another Lokomotyv Kherson also played in the newly formed competitions among physical fitness clubs. In 1968, the Kherson club was promoted and for couple of seasons played at Class A until 1970 reform when it was admitted to the newly formed Soviet Second League (again as the third tier).

In 1976, the club was renamed for the third time as Krystal.

When Ukraine became independent, the club entered the Persha Liha. Unfortunately, the club was relegated to the Druha Liha where it competed until the club's administration dissolved the club in 2006 and for the first time since 1958 the city did not have own professional club.

Second editionEdit

The club was revived and entered into Ukrainian Amateur competition (Fourth level) in 2011. After a five-year absence from the professional leagues Krystal Kherson applied for readmittance to the Professional Football League of Ukraine and was admitted. The club will compete in the Ukrainian Second League for the 2011–12 season.[1]

In 2017, the club was reorganized and started out again from afresh.

Other clubsEdit

In 1982 and 1988, there also existed club Shlyakhovyk that played in competitions among physical culture clubs (KFK).

Team NamesEdit

Year Name Year Name
1961—1962 Majak Kherson 1992—1994 Tavriya Kherson
1963—1964 Budivelnyk Kherson 1995 Vodnyk Kherson
1965—1975 Lokomotiv Kherson 1996—1999 Krystal Kherson
1975—1992 Krystal Kherson 2000—2003 SC Kherson
2003—present Krystal Kherson

HonorsEdit

  Fair Play award 2019-20 season[2]

Current squadEdit

As of 30 December 2020[3][4]

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 Yaroslav Herasymenko
8 FW   UKR Danylo Cherkashenko
13 GK   UKR Valeriy Voskonyan
14 MF   UKR Denys Shved
17 DF   UKR Mykhaylo Laptyev
21 MF   UKR Artem Tyshko
33 DF   UKR Vladyslav Boroday
No. Pos. Nation Player
44 MF   UKR Vladysalv Barskyi
45 MF   UKR Vladysalv Klyiev
71 GK   UKR Oleh Muravyov
77 MF   UKR Serhiy Tsybulskyi
89 MF   UKR Maksym Krutin
91 MF   UKR Maksym Olkhovikov

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Krystal Kherson
1982 3rd "6" 19 46 12 12 22 41 64 36
1983 3rd "6" 16 50 17 10 23 45 55 44
1984 3rd "6" 7 36 16 8 12 45 47 40 Two stages
1985 3rd "6" 17 40 12 16 12 41 46 40 Two stages
1986 3rd "6" 25 40 9 14 17 51 72 32 Two stages
1987 3rd "6" 18 52 16 10 26 54 79 42
1988 3rd "6" 18 50 16 15 19 48 52 47
1989 3rd "6" 25 52 13 10 29 63 84 36
1990 3rd (lower, 1) 5 36 18 9 9 61 44 45
1991 3rd (lower, 1) 6 50 23 15 12 82 60 61

UkraineEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "B" 10 26 10 5 11 36 36 25 132 finals Relegated
1992–93 3rd 10 34 12 8 14 33 29 32 164 finals [a]
1993–94 3rd 13 42 13 13 16 44 49 39 132 finals
1994–95 3rd "B" 18 42 11 7 24 35 61 40 164 finals [b]
1995–96 3rd "B" 2 40 24 7 9 75 29 79 132 finals
1996–97 3rd "B" 6 32 13 8 11 44 34 47 132 finals 2nd stage
1997–98 3rd "B" 1 32 28 2 2 74 20 88 116 finals [c]
1998–99 3rd "B" 2 26 20 2 4 55 25 62 164 finals
1999–00 3rd "B" 5 26 12 5 9 40 30 41 18 finals[d]
2000–01 3rd "B" 7 28 12 6 10 26 33 42 USLC: 132 finals [e]
2001–02 3rd "B" 9 34 14 7 13 39 39 49 1256 finals
2002–03 3rd "B" 7 30 12 6 12 35 38 42 132 finals [f]
2003–04 3rd "B" 15 30 7 7 16 26 37 28 132 finals
2004–05 3rd "B" 2 26 13 7 6 34 17 46 132 finals
2005–06 3rd "B" 13 28 7 4 17 29 51 25 132 finals
2006-10 Club reforms and competes in the Kherson Oblast Championship
2010 regional competitions UAC: 14 finals
2011 4th 4 10 5 1 4 19 14 16 Admitted to SL
2011–12 3rd "A" 8 26 9 5 12 30 32 32 164 finals
2012–13 3rd "A" 7 20 6 2 12 23 31 20 132 finals
3rd "3" 2 6 4 0 2 13 7 12 Stage 2[g]
2013–14 3rd 9 36 15 8 13 51 48 53 132 finals
2014–15 3rd 6 27 10 6 11 39 37 36 132 finals
2015–16 3rd 10 26 9 1 16 31 47 28 116 finals
2016–17 3rd 13 32 7 5 20 31 24 26 132 finals Withdrew[h]
2017 Club reforms as municipal club
2017–18 4th "3" 2 16 9 4 3 41 15 31 Play-offs – QF
Admitted to SL
2018–19 3rd "B" 4 27 15 2 10 43 29 47 116 finals
2019–20 3rd "B" 2 20 15 2 3 47 17 47 164 finals Promoted
2020–21 2nd

Notable playersEdit

References and NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Друга ліга без тернопільської "Ниви" і білоцерківської "Росі"… (Second league without Nyva ternopil and Ros Bila Tserkva)". PFL (in Ukrainian). ukrfootball.in.ua. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-07-04.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Найкращі арбітри минулого року отримали нагороди". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ https://www.mfckrystal.com/klub/players/
  4. ^ http://pfl.ua/teams/41-kristal
  1. ^ Team was named Krystal Kherson in the first round. After the winter break they were named Tavriya Kherson
  2. ^ Team was named Tavriya Kherson in the first round. After the winter break they were named Vodnyk Kherson
  3. ^ Krystal failed to win the playoffs for promotion to the Ukrainian First League. Playoffs between the 3 group champions, Krystal, Podillya Khmelnytskyi, Shakhtar-2 Donetsk and the 18th place team in Persha Liha in the 1997-98 season, FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi were held and Krystal were eliminated for promotion.
  4. ^ Finalist of the Second League Cup
  5. ^ Renamed to SC Kherson prior to the season starting
  6. ^ Renamed back to Krystal Kherson during the winter break
  7. ^ Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One not carried over. Відбулося жеребкування груп «3» та «4» другої ліги [Draw for the Groups 3 and 4 of Second League]. ua-football.com (in Ukrainian). PFL. 5 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  8. ^ Withdrew from the competition after the winter break due to the club's economic and political situation.
    "Кристал" знімається зі змагань [Krystal withdrawing from competition]. PFL (in Ukrainian). 30 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. (30 March 2017)

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