FC Lokomotyv Kyiv
FC Lokomotiv Kyiv is a football club from Kyiv, owned by the South Western Railway. It is currently participates in various Kyiv city football competitions. It also fields several of its junior teams in the Ukrainian youth league.
|Full name||FC Lokomotiv Kyiv|
|Founded||1919 as ZhelDor|
|Ground||Lokomotyv Stadium, Kyiv|
|Manager||Petro Andriyovych Dmytrenko|
|League||Kyiv City Championship|
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. One of the most successful players among them is Oleksandr Yakovenko, who played for Belgian side Anderlecht. The club participated in the Second League.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.