FC Ocean Kerch

FC Ocean Kerch (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Океан» (Керчь)) is a Ukrainian football team based in Kerch. After the Russian annexation of Crimea was admitted to the Crimean Premier League as a Russian team.

FC Ocean Kerch
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Full nameFutbol'nyy klub Okean Kerch
Founded1955 as Metalurh
1976 as Okean
2010 (refounded)
GroundStadium 50th Anniversary of October
Head coachSerhiy Yesin
LeagueCrimean Premier League
2020–216th

Team namesEdit

  • First club (1955–69):
    • 1955–1964: FC Metalurh Kerch
    • 1964–1969: FC Avanhard Kerch
  • Second club (1976–97):
    • 1976–1997: FC Okean Kerch
  • Third club (2010–present):
    • 2010–present: FC Okean Kerch

HistoryEdit

MetallurgEdit

The city association football team in Kerch existed as early as 1938 under a name of Stal. It is not known what happened with the original team.

The current club was established in 1955 as Metallurg (Metalurh) soon after the Crimean peninsula was transferred to Ukraine within the Soviet Union, but it was not until 1962 when it represented the city at professional level, competing in the Ukrainian championship of the Soviet Second League. In 1970, the club dissolved again.

OkeanEdit

In 1976 it was revived competing all the way pass the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 1993 it carried a name of Voikovets, in 1994 – Metalurh. In 1995–96 Ukrainian Cup both Metalurh and Okean participated in the tournament. In 1997, the club lost its professional license and disappeared for quite some time.

In 2010, it was reestablished anew.[1][unreliable source?][2] Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Football Federation of Ukraine lodged a complaint with UEFA about Crimean clubs' participation in Russian competitions. On 22 August 2014, UEFA decided "that any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the Russian Football Union will not be recognised by UEFA until further notice".[3]

On 4 December 2014, UEFA banned Crimean clubs from participating in Russian professional competitions,[4] and announced that a new local Crimean Premier League would be set up in the future that UEFA will manage directly.[5] Ocean Kerch was one of the 8 original clubs that formed the Crimean Premier League for the 2015–16 season.

Ahead of the 2022/2023 season the club has announced its intention to compete in the Russian Football National League 2.

HonoursEdit

  1995–96 (Gr. 6 as Portovyk)
  1978
  1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1995/96 ()

Notable peopleEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 6 March 2019, according to the official site

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   RUS Pavel Panyov
5 DF   RUS Ildar Vagapov
8 MF   RUS Mikhail Svetozarov
9 FW   RUS Boris Gogichaishvili
11 FW   RUS Yakov Ehrlich
14 DF   UKR Illya Hlushytskyi
15 DF   RUS Eduard Sturki
17 MF   UKR Pavlo Hryshchenko
18 MF   RUS Vladimir Larionov
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   UKR Mykyta Filatov
28 MF   UKR Oleksandr Morev
30 GK   RUS Leonid Dudinov
42 MF   RUS Ruslan Zinchenko
47 DF   RUS Maksim Mineyev
77 MF   RUS Anton Vinnikov
99 MF   UKR Artur Zhyhulin
DF   RUS Kirill Khvostik
FW   RUS Marlen Abduveliyev

Coaches (since annexation)Edit

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Sources: [6]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Metalurh Kerch
1962 5th Crimean Championship ... won play-off against
SKCF Sevastopol
1963 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 19/20 38 6 9 23 28 57 21 Zone 2 Ukrainian SSR, 18 finals Zone 2; for play-off
against other 19th place
38 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 for Places 37–38
lost to Naftovyk Drohobych
1964 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 12/16 30 7 13 10 14 19 27 Zone 3 Ukrainian SSR, 18 finals Zone 3
3/6 10 3 4 3 6 8 10 for Places 31–36
Avanhard Kerch
1965 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 14/16 30 8 6 16 30 47 22 Zone 1 Ukrainian SSR, 18 finals Zone 1
6/6 10 1 5 4 12 19 7 for Places 31–36
1966 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 11/20 38 13 11 14 41 42 37 Zone 2; for play-off
against other 11th place
22 refused to play against Avanhard Rivne for Places 21–22
1967 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 20/21 40 5 12 23 22 52 22 Zone 2 Ukrainian SSR, 18 finals Zone 2
1968 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 17/21 40 9 14 17 32 46 32 Zone Crimea, 14 finals Zone 2
1969 3rd Class B, Ukrainian SSR 21/21 40 9 10 21 22 45 28 Zone 2
Withdrew
in 1970–1976 club's history is unknown
Okean Kerch
1977 4th KFK Ukrainian SSR Gr. 5 3/12 22 13 2 7 36 20 28
1978 4th KFK Ukrainian SSR Gr. 5 1/10 18 14 2 2 32 12 30 to final stage
3/6 5 2 0 3 4 4 4 Promoted
1979 3rd Second League Gr. 2 18/24 46 12 14 20 36 52 38
1980 3rd Second League Gr. 5 14/23 44 13 12 19 40 49 38
1981 3rd Second League Gr. 5 13/23 44 13 14 17 45 51 40
1982 3rd Second League Gr. 6 23/24 46 12 11 23 43 67 35
1983 3rd Second League Gr. 6 19/26 50 13 16 21 44 58 42
1984 3rd Second League Gr. 6 25/26 38 9 10 19 38 65 28 two stages
1985 3rd Second League Gr. 6 14/28 40 12 8 20 42 62 32 two stages
1986 3rd Second League Gr. 6 14/28 40 14 4 22 46 63 32 two stages
1988 3rd Second League Gr. 5 4/26 50 24 11 15 71 60 59
1989 3rd Second League Gr. 6 24/27 52 15 9 28 50 70 39 132 finals Relegated to newly formed division
1990 4th Lower Second League Gr. 1 17/19 36 7 9 20 31 55 23 132 finals
1991 4th Lower Second League Gr. 1 24/26 50 15 10 25 49 72 40 Reorganization of competitions

UkraineEdit

Sources: [7]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 3rd Transitional League Gr. 2 6/9 16 6 5 5 16 10 17 Reorganization of competitions
1992–93 4th Transitional League 5/18 34 17 8 9 47 32 42 Promoted
1993–94 3rd Second League 19/22 42 12 11 19 50 69 35 116 finals name change
1994–95 3rd Second League 19/22 42 11 5 26 42 67 38 164 finals Relegated
1995–96 4th Amateur League Gr. 6 1/4 6 5 0 1 6 3 15 164 finals Promoted
1996–97 3rd Second League Gr. B 17/17 32 6 5 21 27 57 23 1128 finals Withdrew
idle in 2000s
2012[8] 5th Crimean Championship 10/12 22 4 4 14 17 64 16
...
2014[8] 5th Crimean Championship 10/16 14 7 3 4 26 19 24 Reorganization of competitions

CrimeaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2015[8] 1st All-Crimean Championship Gr. A 2/10 9 6 1 2 21 9 19 Reorganization of competitions
2015–16 1st Premier League 5/8 28 9 7 12 31 37 34 Group stage
2016–17 1st Premier League 4/8 28 14 4 10 46 34 46 14 finals
2017–18 1st Premier League 6/8 28 5 8 15 32 47 23 14 finals
2018–19 1st Premier League 4/8 28 11 4 13 34 48 37 12 finals
2019–20 1st Premier League 6/8 28 7 3 18 34 58 24 14 finals
2020–21 1st Premier League 6/8 28 11 6 11 40 35 39 14 finals
2021–22 1st Premier League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Ocean". Crimean Football Union. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ History of the club. FC Okean Kerch website
  3. ^ UEFA Emergency Panel decision on Crimean clubs, UEFA (22 August 2014)
  4. ^ "Crimea clubs banned from playing in Russian league by Uefa". BBC. 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "UEFA to set up new soccer league in Crimea". Associated Press. 6 March 2015.
  6. ^ Okean Kerch (URS). wildstat.com. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  7. ^ Portovik Kerch (UKR). wildstat.com. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  8. ^ a b c «Океан» Керчь, footballfacts.ru