FC Obolon Kyiv

FC Obolon Kyiv (Ukrainian: Оболонь) is a Ukrainian professional football club based in Kyiv (Obolonskyi District). Its home colors are green shirts and white shorts; while its away uniforms are white shirts and green shorts. Its main sponsor was the brewery Obolon in 1999-2013. Since 2013, the club is owned by the factory.

FC Obolon Kyiv
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Full nameFootball Club Obolon Kyiv
Nickname(s)Pyvovary (Ukrainian: Пивовари, Beer-brewers)
Founded13 June 1992
GroundObolon Arena[1]
Capacity5,100
ChairmanOleksandr Slobodian
ManagerValeriy Ivashchenko
LeagueUkrainian First League
2020–21Ukrainian First League, 8th of 16
WebsiteClub website

The club was reformed in 2013 due to administrative issues and hence the team withdrew from the Professional Football League of Ukraine during the 2012–13 Ukrainian First League season in February 2013.[2] The club restarted from amateur competitions. Between 2013 and 2020, the team was known as Obolon-Brovar Kyiv.[3]

HistoryEdit

NamesEdit

  • 1992: FC Zmina
  • 1993: FC Zmina-Obolon (after its location in Obolonskyi District)
  • 1995: FC Obolon
  • 1997: FC Obolon-PPO
  • 1999: FC Obolon JSC (brewery became officially the club's sponsor)
  • 2001: FC Obolon (after its sponsor Obolon)
  • 2013: FC Obolon-Brovar (forced to reorganized and renamed)
  • 2020: FC Obolon

Obolon (original)Edit

The football club was created in 1992 by a collective of enthusiasts based on the specialized sports school of Olympic Reserve Zmina in Kyiv.[4] The team changed its name to Zmina-Obolon in 1993 because it was located in the historical neighborhood in Kyiv. The same year as Zmina-Obolon, the club participated in the national amateur competitions KFK at first placing third and next year winning a group competitions. After its promotion to professionals, the name portion Zmina was dropped leaving only with Obolon in 1995, and later changed to Obolon PPO in 1997.[4] It adopted its current name on 23 April 2001.[4] In 1995, it received professional status and entered the Ukrainian Second League for the 1995–96 season.

After finishing 3rd in the Ukrainian First League 2001–02 season, Obolon was promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League when that competition expanded to 16 teams for the 2002–03 season. Obolon was relegated to the Ukrainian First League after finishing 15th (out of 16) in the 2004–05 season. Until 2002, Obolon played its home games at Zmina Stadium and sometimes at the sport complex of Bilshovyk factory.[4]

In the 2008–09 season, Obolon finished second in the Ukrainian First League and were promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League for the 2009–10 season for the second time.

The club competed in the Premier League for three seasons and was relegated after the 2011–12 Ukrainian Premier League season.

At the end of 2012, a conflict arose in club due to a transfer policy of the club. Major club sponsor Slobodyan had refused to finance the club after goalkeeper Kostyantyn Makhnovskyi was sold by the club without his consent.[2] Due to lack of financing, on 21 February 2013, the club was forced to withdraw from the Ukrainian First League.[5]

Obolon BrovarEdit

In December 2012, the president of Obolon, Oleksandr Slobodian, announced he would create a new team under the moniker Obolon-Brovar ("Obolon Brewery").[6] The reorganized club was completely restructured and brought to a complete control of the Obolon factory, unlike its predecessor that was a public organization which was sponsored by the factory.[7] In spring 2013, the team applied to PFL and was accepted for the 2013–14 Ukrainian Second League season.[8]

In early March 2013, it was announced that the former honorary president of Obolon Kyiv, Oleksandr Slobodian would form a new football team called Obolon Brovar. Legally the team could not keep the old name and had to register a new name.[9] FC Obolon as a public organization with Obolon brewery as its title sponsor was reorganized into a limited liability company of Obolon brewery and completely owned by the last. During the organization many first team players left, but infrastructure with its academy, staff and stadium were preserved.

Learning about a new club, the fans of Obolon immediately appealed to the new leadership of Obolon-Brovar with a request to leave the symbols and logos of the old club. Also they asked not to put on the club emblem the year the club was founded.[9]

Only the doctors, administrators, massage therapists and reserve team coach Obolon-2 Kyiv Oleg Mazurenko moved from the former club to the new club. Also some players from Obolon-2 Kyiv and experienced defenders Andriy Kornyev and Valeriy Ivaschenko, who once played for Obolon Kyiv. All the rest were alumni from the Youth Academy Zmina-Obolon. Serhiy Soldatov was appointed head coach of the new team, who worked previously in the Youth Academy which was based with the team "Obolon Brovar".[9] For the second season in the second league "Obolon Brovar" took second place and went into the first league. The season of 2015/2016, the "Brewers" finished at a high third place and were close to raising in the Premier League. The season was held mediocre by the team, however, in the Ukrainian Cup reached the 1/8 finals where the penalty kick lost to MFC Mykolaiv.

Obolon (2020 re-renaming)Edit

In August 2020 Obolon-Brovar Kyiv was renamed (again) to Obolon Kyiv.[3] The club's logo was changed accordingly.[3]

StadiumEdit

 
Obolon Arena

The club originally played at its Zmina Stadium.

Since 2002, it plays at Obolon Arena,[1] while Zmina Stadium is used by its football academy Sports school Zmina Kyiv. Unlike Zmina Stadium that is located closer to the city's centre, Obolon Arena is located right on northern outskirts of Kyiv on vulytsia Pivnichna (Northern Street).

HonoursEdit

Football kits and sponsorsEdit

Years[10] Football kit Shirt sponsor
2002–2003 adidas Obolon
2003–2005 nike
2009–2011 puma Obolon
2011–2012 Carling

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
As FC Obolon Kyiv (1993–2013)
1993–94 4th 3 22 14 5 3 32 17 33
1994–95 4th 1 30 23 4 3 60 17 73
1995–96 3rd "A" 4 40 22 9 9 60 35 75 132 finals
1996–97 3rd "A" 4 30 15 11 4 34 17 56 132 finals Phase II
1997–98 3rd "C" 5 30 15 7 8 47 28 52 1128 finals
1998–99 3rd "C" 1 26 20 4 2 45 18 64 164 finals Promoted
1999-00 2nd 16 34 5 12 17 23 52 27 116 finals Relegated
2000–01 3rd "B" 1 28 21 4 3 51 14 67 14 finals 2nd League Cup Promoted
2001–02 2nd 3 34 18 8 8 49 26 62 18 finals Promoted
2002–03 1st 14 30 7 7 16 32 45 28 18 finals
2003–04 1st 6 30 11 8 11 34 35 41 18 finals
2004–05 1st 15 30 4 9 17 18 43 21 116 finals Relegated
2005–06 2nd 3 34 22 6 6 51 19 72 132 finals
2006–07 2nd 3 36 23 4 9 47 27 73 116 finals
2007–08 2nd 3 38 22 6 10 67 42 72 132 finals
2008–09 2nd 2 32 19 6 7 74 40 63 18 finals Promoted
2009–10 1st 11 30 9 4 17 26 50 31 14 finals
2010–11 1st 10 30 9 7 14 26 38 34 116 finals
2011–12 1st 15 30 4 9 17 17 42 21 116 finals Relegated
2012–13 2nd 17 34 5 7 22 19 28 22 116 finals Withdrew[11]
As FC Obolon-Brovar Kyiv (2013–2020)
2013 4th 6 10 1 4 5 4 5 7 Promoted
2013–14 3rd 8 36 16 12 8 51 34 60 132 finals
2014–15 3rd 2 27 20 4 3 46 19 64 116 finals Promoted
2015–16 2nd 3 30 16 6 8 45 35 51 18 finals
2016–17 2nd 9 34 12 9 13 37 37 45 18 finals
2017–18 2nd 14 34 9 8 17 24 37 35 132 finals
2018–19 2nd 6 28 13 8 7 35 28 47 132 finals
2019–20 2nd 6 30 14 9 7 40 31 51 116 finals
As Obolon Kyiv (2020– )
2020–21 2nd 8 30 13 4 13 44 35 43 132 finals

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August 2022[12][13]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   UKR Nazariy Fedorivskyi
2 DF   UKR Danylo Karas
3 DF   UKR Artem Tyeryekhov
4 MF   UKR Taras Moroz
5 DF   UKR Oleksandr Osman
7 FW   UKR Stanislav Vasylenko
8 MF   UKR Oleksiy Savchenko
9 FW   UKR Oleksandr Batalskyi (captain)
10 MF   UKR Oleh Slobodyan
12 GK   UKR Oleksiy Slutskyi
13 GK   UKR Artem Kychak
14 DF   UKR Oleksandr Chernov
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   UKR Oleh Boroday
16 DF   UKR Pavlo Lukyanchuk
19 MF   UKR Serhiy Kosovskyi
20 DF   UKR Dmytro Fatyeyev
21 MF   UKR Maksym Pokotylyuk
22 DF   UKR Yevhen Korokhov
24 DF   UKR Yehor Prokopenko
25 MF   UKR Vitaliy Hrusha
77 MF   UKR Serhiy Mashtalir
95 FW   UKR Ihor Krasnopir
99 MF   UKR Dmytro Oliynyk

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
No. Pos. Nation Player

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Obolon'-Brovar vs. Enerhiya Mykolajiv 0 – 0, Soccerway (14 July 2013)
  2. ^ a b Слободян отказался финансировать ФК "Оболонь" [Slobodyan refused to fund FC Obolon] (in Russian). www.liga.net. 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c (in Ukrainian) Obolon-Brovar was renamed to Obolon. Changed the emblem of the club, (21 August 2020)
  4. ^ a b c d Історія ФК "Оболонь" [History FC Obolon] (in Ukrainian). Official FC Obolon Website. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Оболонь" офіційно знялася з чемпіонату України ["Obolon" officially withdraw from championship of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). www.liga.net. 21 February 2013.
  6. ^ (in Ukrainian) Slobodyan creates new Football club "Obolon Brovar", www.liga.net (11 December 2012)
  7. ^ User, S. The club's history (Історія клуба). Obolon Brovar. 26 March 2013
  8. ^ "Буковина" продовжить виступи у Першій лізі , "Жемчужину" позбавили атестату [Bukovyna will continue to compete in the First League, Zhemchuzhyna was refused attestation] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  9. ^ a b c "Оболонь-Бровар": новый проект пивзавода [Obolon-Brovar: new brewery project] (in Russian). dynamomania.com. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Купить масло черного тмина Речь Посланников в Киеве из Египта El Hawag". o.biz.ua. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  11. ^ Withdrew from the PFL during the attestion meeting held in the winter break. The team's administration informed the PFL that they lack sufficient funds to continue participating in the league. (21 February 2013)
    Команди футбольних клубів "Оболонь" Київ та СКА Одеса не братимуть участь у весняній частині змагань [Teams from Obolon Kyiv and SCA Odesa will not participate in the spring stage of the competition] (in Ukrainian). PFL. 21 February 2013. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Наша команда". Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Професіональна футбольна ліга України". pfl.ua. Retrieved 27 November 2020.

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