FC Lokomotyv Kyiv

FC Lokomotiv Kyiv is a football club from Kyiv, owned by the South Western Railway. It currently participates in various Kyiv city football competitions. It also fields several of its junior teams in the Ukrainian youth league.

Lokomotiv Kyiv
Full nameFC Lokomotiv Kyiv
Nickname(s)LOKO
Founded1919 as ZhelDor
GroundLokomotyv Stadium, Kyiv
Capacity2,000
OwnerSouthwestern Railways
ChairmanSerhiy Lang
ManagerPetro Dmytrenko
LeagueUkrainian Amateur League
Lokomotyv Stadium in Kyiv

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1919, as ZhelDor (abbr. -Rail road), soon after joining the Soviet Lokomotiv sports society it changed its name twice to Lokomotiv in 1936 and Lokomotiv Yuga in 1940. The team played its home games at its own stadium.

The best record of competition was the 17th place in the 1938 Soviet Top League. Also, the club was multiple winner of the Kyiv championships. In 1947, soon after the World War II the senior team was disbanded, it later appeared only on the amateur level (regional). During the World War II a lot of its players were mobilized and perished at the front-lines of the war.

At the present time, the club is known for good training of young talent and selling them to domestic and European clubs. The most successful players among them are Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Yakovenko, who played for Belgian side Anderlecht. The club participated in the Second League.

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   UKR Kyrylo Romanyuk
No. Pos. Nation Player

League historyEdit

Notable playersEdit

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