FC Lviv

FC Lviv (Ukrainian: ФК «Львів») is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Lviv, that competes in the Ukrainian Premier League.

FC Lviv
Fc Lviv logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Lviv
Founded2006
GroundArena Lviv, Lviv
Capacity34,915
ChairmanBohdan Kopytko
Head coachVacant
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2019–2011th
Current season
Yuriy Kindzerskyi

HistoryEdit

  • 1992 – 2001 FC Lviv (Oleksandr Didenko)
  • 2006 – 2012 FC Lviv (Kindzerskyi – Hrysio), based on Hazovyk-Skala
  • 2016 – FC Lviv (Mykhailiv – Kopytko), based on Veres

FC Lviv (2006–2012)Edit

The club was founded in May 2006. It entered the Persha Liha as a replacement for the bankrupt club FC Hazovyk-Skala Stryi, which also represented Lviv Oblast. The new entity was registered on 22 May 2006[1] as a company with limited liability (Ukrainian: Товариство з обмеженою відповідальністю) "Football Club "Lviv". Later in May 2006 the PFL Bureau session adopted a decision to recognize the club as a lawful successor (Ukrainian: правонаступник) of FC Hazovyk-Skala Stryi that played in Persha Liha. This fact was also confirmed at a press-conference given at the Football Federation of Lviv Oblast on 26 May 2006.[2] The new president of the new club Yuriy Kindzerskyi informed that his club was not created as a municipal club.[2]

In its debut season FC Lviv reached 11th place and scored 45 goals. At the start of the next season, in the beginning of September 2007, the club moved to the newly built stadium Kniazha Arena in Dobromyl, west of Sambir. This arena was constructed by and named after Ukrainian insurance company Knyazha, who is the club's main sponsor. The previous home ground of the club was SKA Stadium in Lviv which fell out of favor with the FFU, PFL.

In 2007–08 season FC Lviv finished 2nd in the Persha Liha and were promoted to the Premier Liha for the first time in their history, making the club one of the founders of the newly formed Premier League. In 2008–09 FC Lviv, despite a sensational opening 2–0 win against Shakhtar, were relegated to the Persha Liha. The decisive match for them happened in the last round against another Lviv team Karpaty in the Lviv derby when they lost 2–1. The club's first, and only, season in the Premier League was spent at The Ukraina Stadium together with Karpaty under a lease contract.

In 2009, the city of Lviv lent the former land property of LORTA Plant for rent to FC Lviv. Out of 3.0542 ha FC Lviv receives 2.9 ha in rent until the spring of 2019 and the rest for only five years.[3]

FC Lviv (since 2016)Edit

In 2016 the professional team of FC Lviv was renewed and its future participation in Druha Liha was announced.[4]

In May 2018, the club was promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League on pretence of merging with NK Veres Rivne and play in the 2018–19 Ukrainian Premier League.

PlayersEdit

As of 28 February 2021[5][6]

Team 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
2 DF   UKR Ivan Lobay
3 MF   UKR Petro Velychko
4 DF   UKR Maksym Komarets
5 MF   UKR Oleksiy Dovhyi
7 FW   BRA China
8 MF   UKR Ivan Brikner
9 MF   LTU Donatas Kazlauskas
10 MF   BRA Alvaro
11 MF   BRA Welves
12 GK   UKR Orest Kostyk
13 FW   UKR Nazariy Nych
14 DF   UKR Maksym Brama
15 DF   UKR Borys Krushynskyi
17 MF   UKR Andriy Vychizhanin
19 FW   BRA Renan
21 DF   UKR Oleksandr Romanchuk
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   LUX Enes Mahmutovic
24 MF   UKR Volodymyr Yakimets
25 MF   CRO Frane Čirjak
26 MF   UKR Maksym Khimchak
27 MF   UKR Andriy Busko
29 FW   UKR Artur Remenyak
30 FW   GHA Ernest Antwi
31 GK   UKR Oleksandr Ilyuschenkov
45 FW   UKR Yuriy Zakharkiv
47 MF   UKR Maksym Hrysyo
55 MF   UKR Dmytro Penteleychuk
70 MF   UKR Ostap Malashevskyi
96 MF   BRA Rafael Sabino (captain)
98 MF   UKR Dmytro Semeniv
99 DF   FRA Maroine Mihoubi
FW   BRA Pernambuco

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
FW   BRA Filipe Pachtmann (at Zira until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player

Coaches and administrationEdit

List of PresidentsEdit

  • 2006–2009: Yuriy Kindzerskyi
  • 2009–2012: Football Federation of Lviv Oblast (led by Yaroslav Hrysyo)
  • 2016–2018: Roman Mykhayliv[7]
  • Since 2018: Bohdan Kopytko

Administrative and coaching staffEdit

Administration Coaching[8] (senior team) Coaching[9][10] (U-21/U-19 team)
  • Head coach – (vacant)
  • Coach – (vacant)
  • Coach – (vacant)
  • Goalies coach – Vadym Deonas
  • Analytic coach – Roman Handzyn

Football kits and sponsorsEdit

Since 2006 till 2012, the main sponsor was Knyazha (insurance company), other sponsors were Dobromyl, Persha Pryvatna Brovarnia (brewery), and the technical sponsor was Lotto.

Years[12] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2008–2009 Lotto Knyazha
Vienna Insurance Group

HonoursEdit

Runners-up (1): 2007–08

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
Previous Refer to FC Hazovyk-Skala Stryi
2005–06 Persha Liha 6 34 14 10 10 35 33 52 18 finals as Hazovyk Skala-Stryi
2006–07 11 36 13 8 15 45 45 47 18 finals [13]
2007–08 2 38 23 5 10 58 29 74 18 finals Promoted
2008–09 Premier Liha 15 30 6 8 16 24 39 26 18 finals Relegated
2009–10 Persha Liha 4 34 19 6 9 49 22 63 132 finals
2010–11 5 34 17 8 9 52 28 59 132 finals
2011–12 17 34 6 3 25 21 79 21 132 finals Folded
The club was idle between 2012 and 2016
2016–17 Amateurs 10 20 3 4 13 19 31 13 UAC 14 finals Admitted to professionals
2017–18 Druha Liha "A" 5 27 10 6 11 28 29 36 14 finals Swapped with Veres
Merged with NK Veres Rivne (team swap)
2018–19 Premier Liha 6 32 8 10 14 25 40 34 14 finals
2019–20 11 32 5 9 18 25 57 24 18 finals
2020–21

FC Lviv-2Edit

Football Club Lviv-2 (Ukrainian: Футбольний Клуб Львів-2) was a reserve team of FC Lviv that played in the Ukrainian Second League competition.[14]

The team was created based on a reserve (dublery) team that played in reserve competitions of the Vyshcha Liha in 2008–09 season. FC Lviv-2 played in the 2009-10 PFL League Cup.

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Other Notes
2009–10 3rd "A" 8 20 4 7 9 13 25 19 PFL LG QF

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Druzdyev, O. "Lviv" beginning of new history ("Львів" початок нової історії). Fan site of FC Lviv.
  2. ^ a b FC "Lviv" does not belong to the city (ФК "Львів" не належить місту). Shchodennyi Lviv. 26 May 2006
  3. ^ PFL web-site Archived 15 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Олег Лужний може очолити ФК Львів". champion.com.ua. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ http://pfclviv.com/sklad-komandy/
  6. ^ https://upl.ua/en/clubs/view/3?id=3
  7. ^ Artur Valerko. Mykhailiv: FC Lviv will play at Arena Lviv. Stadion Ukraina is as a reserve (Михайлів: ФК Львів гратиме на Арені Львів. Стадіон Україна – в резерві). Sport Arena. 14 July 2018
  8. ^ http://pfclviv.com/trenerskyy-shtab/
  9. ^ http://pfclviv.com/trenerskyy-shtab-u-19/
  10. ^ http://pfclviv.com/trenerskyy-shtab-u-21/
  11. ^ "Coaching staff". pfclviv.com. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  12. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ The club took over operations of FC Hazovyk-Skala Stryi, which was under financial duress and moved to Lviv
  14. ^ "Визначено склад груп учасників змагань з футболу серед команд другої ліги (Confirmed group team entrants to compete in the Druha Liha))" (in Ukrainian). PFL. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  15. ^ FC Lviv Unveils New Coaching Team 15 October 2008
  16. ^ PFL website[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Роман Марич: "Фінансування "Львова" буде покращуватися й команда прогресуватиме" [Roman Marych: Financing FC Lviv will improve and the team will progress]. ua.football.com (in Ukrainian). PFL Official Site. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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