FC Nyva Vinnytsia

FC Nyva Vinnytsia is a professional Ukrainian football club based in the city of Vinnytsia. The name "Nyva" translates to "grain field". The club was originally created in 1958 in the Soviet Union and folded in 2005 and 2012, but was reformed again in 2015 as Nyva-V and renamed back to Nyva in 2018.

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Full nameFC Nyva Vinnytsia
Founded1958
GroundSC Nyva, Vinnytsia
Capacity14,000
ChairmanDmytro Rohozyuk
Head coachOleh Shumovytskyi
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2019–20Group A, 9th

HistoryEdit

Previous clubsEdit

A football team in Vinnytsia existed before the World War II as a local team of Vinnytsia city, which participated in championships among other cities. After the 1936 reorganization of football competition, the team then continued to play in lower tiers.

Following World War II, in 1946 football in Vinnytsia was represented by the Spartak society. In 1947 the team played under Dynamo's colors which for the next several years was regularly winning regional competitions and making finals appearances.

The teams names including "Trud", "Burevisnyk", and City Team.

Lokomotyv → NyvaEdit

In 1958 then current club was established as a Soviet team of the local locomotive factory as Lokomotyv Vinnytsia, which was established on the initiative of the director of Southwestern Railway Petro Kryvonos.

After Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Nyva was selected to play in the inaugural Ukrainian Premier League in 1992, due to being one of the top 9 (of 11) Ukrainian teams from the West Division of the Soviet Second League in 1991.

After being relegated in 1992, Nyva spent the 1993 season in the Ukrainian second division in the First League. Nyva was quickly promoted back to the top level next season after winning the competition.

Nyva Vinnytsia's best achievement in the Ukrainian Premier League was 10th place finish in the 1993–94 season. The club also surprisingly made the 1995–96 Ukrainian Cup finals, only to lose to Dynamo Kyiv. As a result, Nyva took part in the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, even progressing to the First round after beating JK Tallinna Sadam on away goals (1:2 loss in Tallinn and 1:0 win in Vinnytsia). However, Swiss side FC Sion beat the Ukrainian side with a 6:0 score on aggregate (2:0 in Sion and 4:0 in Vinnytsia) ending the dream run in Europe.

The club ceased to exist after it was relegated from the First League in 2006 because of financial difficulties. In 2006 it was replaced with FC Bershad from Bershad, Vinnytsia oblast (see FC Nyva Bershad).

Reformation 2007Edit

In the 2007–08 season the club reentered professional league competition into the Second League as FC Nyva-Svitanok, the new part of its name meaning dawn, or new beginning. Also Svitanok is a name of a city's flower market.

On 8 July 2008 the club changed their name from "FC Nyva-Svitanok Vinnytsia" to "PFC Nyva Vinnytsia".[1]

Reformation 2015Edit

The club was again reformed and entered the Vinnytsia Oblast competition for the 2015–16 finishing in fifth place.[2] The club competed in 2016 in the 2016 Ukrainian Football Amateur League finishing second in their group. The club successfully passed attestation and competed in the 2016–17 Ukrainian Second League season finishing 7th place.[3]

StadiumsEdit

The club plays in one of two stadiums in Vinnytsia, Sports Complex Nyva which has a capacity of 5,000 spectators with the club's training facilities located there, and the Municipal Central Stadium (previously Lokomotyv) which was expanded prior to 1980's Olympics which now has a capacity of 24,000 spectators. The Central Stadium is usually used in "big" matches against famous opponents with all the other matches were played at SC Nyva.

HonorsEdit

European recordEdit

Its first and the only European competition participation occurred in 1996–97 season in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Q   JK Tallinna Sadam 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
1R   FC Sion 0–4 0–2 0–6
Notes
  • 1R: First round
  • Q: Qualifying round

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st "A" 8 18 5 4 9 18 33 14 132 finals Relegated
1992–93 2nd 1 42 24 14 4 73 26 62 116 finals Promoted
1993–94 1st 10 34 7 6 21 25 51 20 18 finals
1994–95 1st 14 34 10 7 17 38 51 37 14 finals
1995–96 1st 15 34 11 7 16 28 36 40 Runners-up
1996–97 1st 16 30 4 6 20 19 48 18 14 finals CWC 1st round Relegated
1997–98 2nd 5 42 22 7 13 58 34 73 18 finals
1998–99 2nd 6 38 16 9 13 45 39 57 164 finals
1999–00 2nd 11 34 14 6 14 29 39 48 18 finals as FC Vinnytsia
2000–01 2nd 10 34 12 8 14 35 41 44 116 finals as FC Vinnytsia
2001–02 2nd 15 34 10 8 16 35 52 38 116 finals as FC Vinnytsia
2002–03 2nd 16 34 9 9 16 18 31 36 132 finals as FC Vinnytsia
2003–04 2nd 8 34 14 10 10 34 24 52 116 finals
2004–05 2nd 5 34 15 8 11 49 38 53 14 finals Bankrupt
2005–06 Club Idle
2006 4th 2 6 2 3 1 7 3 9 Stage 1, as FC Nyva-Svitanok
2 6 3 2 1 14 5 11 Stage 2, as FC Nyva-Svitanok
4 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 Stage 3, as FC Nyva-Svitanok
2007–08 3rd "A" 9 30 10 5 15 23 40 35 Did not enter as FC Nyva-Svitanok
2008–09 3rd "A" 3 32 18 7 7 40 29 61 116 finals as PFC Nyva
2009–10 3rd "A" 2 20 12 4 4 43 16 40 132 finals Promoted[a]
2010–11 2nd 10 34 14 8 12 44 42 50 132 finals
2011–12 2nd 13 34 7 11 16 21 39 32 132 finals[b] Relegated[c]
2012–15 Club Idle
2015–16 Club reforms and participates in oblast competition
2016 4th 2 6 2 2 2 5 5 8
2016–17 3rd 7 32 14 8 10 42 33 50 116 finals
2017–18 3rd A 3 27 13 6 8 34 21 45 132 finals
2018–19 3rd A 4 27 11 9 7 29 23 42 116 finals
2019–20 3rd "A" 9/11 20 5 5 10 22 28 20 132 finals

CoachesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Won playoff game 0–2 over FC Kremin Kremenchuk after Desna Chernihiv failed attestation for the next season and withdrew
  2. ^ The club informed the PFL that the club was having financial difficulties and would not arrive for the scheduled cup game against Tytan Armyansk.[4]
  3. ^ The club informed the PFL that they were to withdraw from the league prior to the start of the 2012–13 season due to insufficient funds.[5] However, the city and the oblast administration informed the PFL guaranteeing sufficient funds for the next season. The Administration of the PFL presided at a special meeting and accepted the license. The club was relegated to the Ukrainian Second League for the next season. (10 July 2012)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Ukrainian) Ukrainian Professional Football League meeting on 8 July 2008 Archived 13 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Турнірна таблиця Чемпіонату області (вища ліга) сезону 2015–2016 рр. (ІІ коло) [Standings in Oblast Premier League Championship for 2015–16 (Second half)] (in Ukrainian). Vinnytsia Oblast Football Federation. 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ В Першій лізі можуть стартувати 18 команд [16 teams may compete in the First League]. UA-Football (in Ukrainian). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Титан" автоматически вышел в 1\16 финала Кубка Украины [Tytan automatically advance to the 1/16 Round of the Ukrainian Cup] (in Russian). football.ua. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  5. ^ Результати жеребкування другої ліги та Кубку України на сезон 2012–2013 років [Resulting draw for the Second League and preliminary rounds of the Ukrainian Cup for 2012–13]. Professional Football League of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  6. ^ Вінницька "Нива" братиме участь у змаганнях [Nyva Vinnytsia will take part in the competition] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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