FC Nikopol

FC Nikopol is a professional Ukrainian football club from the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast and Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast before 2015. Another FC Nikopol has existed in Nikopol prior to relocation of FC Makiivvuhillya.[2]

FC Nikopol
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Full nameFC Nikopol
GroundElektrometalurh Stadium,[1] Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
ChairmanAnatoly Akimochkin
ManagerHryhoriy Varzhelenko
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2019–20Group B, 6th


Makiyivvuhillya (Makeyevugol)Edit

Emblem of Makiyivvuhillya (2009–2015)

It should be mentioned that previously Makiivvuhillya was represented by a team of the Bazhanov coal mine known as FC Shakhtar Makiivka.

The current club was formed in Makiivka in 2009 and became professional in 2011 entering the Professional Football League of Ukraine and was based in Makiivka under the name FC Makiyivvuhillya Makiyivka. The name of the club is associated Makiyivka's coal industry, since the city of Makiyivka is close proximity to the city of Donetsk. The football team was created out of the state mining enterprise Makiyivvuhillya in the summer of 2009 to participate in the Coal Industry Cup. In the finals of the Coal Industry Cup, a tournament which Makiyivka defeated SE "Dzerzhynskvuhillya." [3]

After the event the company decided to continue supporting the football team, with general director Stanislav Tolchin becoming the honorary president of football club. The President of the club became Anatoly Akimochkin and head coach was Spartak Zhyhulin.[3]

In the winter of 2009, Makiyivvuhillya won the city championship in Makiyivka and finished 3rd in the Donetsk oblast championship. In 2010 the team became a finalist of the Coal Industry Cup (losing to FC Shakhtar Sverdlovsk) and 3rd place again in the Donetsk oblast championship. In 2011, the team participated in the Ukrainian Amateur championship.

In the Second League the club played its home games at the Bazhanovets Stadium, which was also used by the former Soviet/Ukrainian club Shakhtar Makiyivka (also known as Bazhanovets) but the stadium was found lacking in facilities. Later the club played at Metalurh Stadium in Yenakiieve.


Logo used since 2015 till 2017.
Nikopol city coat of arms

In 2014, the club was forced to relocate to Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, due to the 2014 Russian aggression against Ukraine. It also lost its main sponsor Makiyivvuhillya, but in Nikopol the club was taken under its wing the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPHU) which added own abbreviation to the club's name as Makeyevugol-NPHU. After the 2014–15 season the club formally withdrew from the PFL and reentered under the name of FC Nikopol-NPHU.[4][5]

The club plays at the stadium of FC Elektrometalurh-NZF Nikopol, while trains at the stadium of FC Kolos Chkalove from Chkalove.

FC NikopolEdit

During the winter break of the 2016–17 Ukrainian Second League season, the club renamed themselves to FC Nikopol.[6]

Other clubs in NikopolEdit

In Nikopol is another FC Nikopol that participated in the 2007 Ukrainian Amateur Cup and place third in football championships of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast in 2009 and 2013. Both FC Nikopol and FC Kolos Chkalove were withdrawn from the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast championship in 2015.


League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2011 4th 4 8 2 2 4 6 11 8
2011–12 3rd "B" 14/14 26 5 2 19 17 8 17 132 finals
2012–13 3rd "B" 12/13 24 5 2 17 21 58 17 164 finals
3rd "4" 4/5 32 8 3 21 32 71 27 Relegation group[7]
2013–14 3rd 13/19 36 13 6 17 33 47 45 164 finals
2014–15 3rd 8/10 27 5 6 16 23 45 21 moved to Nikopol
reorganized as FC Nikopol-NPHU
2015–16 3rd 14/14 26 2 6 18 18 51 12 132 finals
renamed as FC Nikopol[8]
2016–17 3rd 11/17 32 12 5 15 40 49 41 164 finals
2017–18 3rd "B" 7/12 33 11 12 10 36 34 45 132 finals
2018–19 3rd "B" 10/10 27 3 4 20 15 54 13 164 finals
2019–20 3rd "B" 164 finals


  • 2009-2009 Ihor Yefremenko
  • 2009-2015 Spartak Zhyhulin

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Elektrometalurh Stadium Archived 2015-07-19 at the Wayback Machine at the club's website
  2. ^ 2010 Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Football Championship. Nikopolskyi Kolos website.
  3. ^ a b "История (History of the club)" (in Russian). Makiyivvuhillya Makiyivka Official web site. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  4. ^ "Сталь и еще пять клубов вышли из состава ПФЛ, восемь – включено" [Stal and other five clubs left the PFL, while other eight were included]. UA-Football (in Russian). 20 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  5. ^ Big football has returned to Nikopol (В Никополь вернулся большой футбол). Gorod.dp. 9 February 2017
  6. ^ ПРОФЕСІОНАЛЬ НА ФУТБОЛЬНА ЛІГА УКРАЇНИ РАДА ЛІГ - ПОСТАНОВА №11 [Professional Football League of Ukraine - League Committee - Decision №11] (PDF). PFL (in Ukrainian). 6 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  7. ^ Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One carried over
  8. ^ During the winter break the club renamed themselves from FC Nikopol-NPHU to FC Nikopol
    ПРОФЕСІОНАЛЬНА ФУТБОЛЬНА ЛІГА УКРАЇНИ РАДА ЛІГ - ПОСТАНОВА №11 [Professional Football League of Ukraine - League Committee - Decision №11] (PDF). PFL (in Ukrainian). 6 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.