FC Olimpik Donetsk

FC Olimpik Donetsk (Ukrainian: «Олімпік» Донецьк [oˈl(j)impiɡ doˈnɛtsjk]) is a professional football team based in Donetsk, Ukraine. The club currently competes in the Ukrainian Premier League. Since its promotion to Ukrainian Premier League in 2014, its games it plays in Kyiv due to the war in Donbass. During the 2016–17 Ukrainian Premier League, there were attempts to move the club either to Sumy or Cherkasy, which were never realized.

Olimpik Donetsk
FC Olimpik Donetsk logo.svg
Full nameFC Olimpik Donetsk
Founded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
GroundSports Complex Olimpik, Donetsk (main ground)
Temporary locations, due to occupation of eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists:
Bannikov Stadium, Kyiv (2014–2016)
Yuvileiny Stadium, Sumy (August - December 2016)
Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv (since 2017)
Capacity3,000[1]
ChairmanVladyslav Helzin
ManagerYuriy Kalitvintsev
LeagueUkrainian Premier League
2019–20UPL, 9th
Current season
Old emblem (2001–2019)

HistoryEdit

The football club Olimpik Donetsk was formed in 2001 along with a charity regional fund of football development.

The club was meant to rely on players from its academy.[2] Olimpik Donetsk entered the professional competition in 2004. After six seasons Druha Liha Olympik became champions in the 2010–11 season and were promoted to the Persha Liha. Olympik became the champions of the 2013–14 Ukrainian First League and earned promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League.[3] They play at their stadium "Olimpik".

The clubs has several youth teams that play in youth competitions under the name "Olimpik-UOR" (Olimpik – Uchylyshche of Olympiyskoho Rezervu). Since 2009, UOR Donetsk and Olimpik have agreement about mutual training of young footballers.[4]

Since its promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League in 2014, the club is forced to play its games in Kiev.

The Olimpik Donetsk participation in the 2019–20 season was under question because both of its youth teams (U-21 and U-19) were expelled from the Ukrainian Premier League due to match fixing, and are banned from competitions until the end of 2019-20 season. One of the conditions to receive a season license in UPL was presence of youth teams in a club. The league members voted to keep Olimpik's senior team in the league, yet final decision was reserved for the UAF (formerly FFU) Executive Committee. On 18 June 2019, the UAF Executive Committee approved the League's decision about Olimpik[5] and later explained that it made changes to its regulations where clubs will not be penalized for having its youth teams banned from the UPL competitions as long as the club will sponsor other youth teams.[6] On 9 July 2019 Olimpik filed a lawsuit against UAF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport about falsification of a case against the club and sanctions that were introduced against the club.[7] At the end of July in media appeared information that the club might have withdrawn its lawsuit from the CAS.[8]

HonoursEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
2004 4th (1st round)
(Amatory)
4 6 1 2 3 9 14 5 obtained professional status during season
2004–05 3rd "B"
(Druha Liha)
11 28 8 3 17 33 54 27
2005–06 5 24 13 2 9 42 28 41 1/32 finals
2006–07 10 28 8 8 12 35 41 32 1/16 finals
2007–08 6 34 19 6 9 66 41 63 1/16 finals
2008–09 6 34 16 9 9 55 32 57 1/32 finals
2009–10 5 26 15 4 7 45 28 49 1/64 finals[9][10]
2010–11 1 22 17 2 3 45 15 53 1/32 finals Promoted
2011–12 2nd
(Persha Liha)
12 34 11 7 16 38 44 40 1/32 finals
2012–13 11 34 15 4 15 34 37 49 1/32 finals
2013–14 1 30[11] 16 7 7 45 33 55 1/32 finals Promoted
2014–15 1st
(Premier Liha)
8 26 7 5 14 24 64 26 1/2 finals
2015–16 9 26 6 7 13 22 35 25 1/8 finals
2016–17[12] 4 32 11 11 10 33 44 44 1/16 finals
2017–18 9 32 9 9 14 29 38 36 18 finals EL 3Q
2018–19 9 32 7 13 12 41 48 34 18 finals
2019–20 9 32 10 6 16 32 47 36 18 finals
2020–21

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 3Q   PAOK FC 1–1 0–2 1–3

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 February 2021[13][14]

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 Artem Kychak
2 DF   UKR Bohdan Veklyak
6 DF   FRA Issiar Dramé
7 MF   GEO Temur Chogadze
9 FW   UKR Taras Zaviyskyi
11 MF   UKR Vladyslav Khamelyuk
12 GK   KVX Betim Halimi
13 DF   UKR Ivan Zotko
14 MF   LTU Daniel Romanovskij
17 FW   CMR Taddeus Nkeng
18 MF   ARG Fabricio Alvarenga
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   FRA Maxime Do Couto Teixeira
20 MF   UKR Ruslan Babenko
22 MF   NGA Benito (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
30 MF   BRA Talles
33 FW   BEL Ibrahim Kargbo Jr. (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
35 GK   UKR Andriy Chekotun
42 MF   UKR Yevhen Pasich
44 MF   UKR Yevhen Tsymbalyuk
54 DF   UKR Orest Lebedenko (on loan from CD Lugo)
74 DF   UKR Ihor Snurnitsyn
89 MF   UKR Serhiy Politylo

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
MF   AZE Arziman Rizvanov (on loan to Avanhard Kramatorsk)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   NGA Geoffrey Chinedu (on loan to FC Lahti)

Coaches and administrationEdit

Administration[15] Coaching[16] (senior team) Coaching[17] (junior teams)

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Стадион донецкого Олимпика после реконструкции (Фото) [Stadium Olimpik Donetsk after reconstruction (Photo)]. stadiums.at.ua (in Ukrainian). 20 April 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ источники, Внешние. "Олимпик выходит в Премьер-лигу".
  4. ^ Academy history Archived 30 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. FC Olimpik Donetsk.
  5. ^ Official. Olimpik stays in the UPL (Официально. Олимпик остается в УПЛ). UA-Football. 19 June 2019
  6. ^ UAF changed its regulation for clubs' licensing. Now for participation in UPL presence of youth teams is not required (УАФ изменила регламент аттестации клубов. Теперь для участия в УПЛ наличие молодежных команд не обязательно). UA-Football. 19 June 2019
  7. ^ Olimpik submitted a claim to Lausanne against UAF (Олимпик подал в Лозанну иск против УАФ). UA-Football. 9 July 2019
  8. ^ Olimpik withdrew its lawsuit in Lausanne against UAF – Tsyhanyk (Олимпик отозвал иск в Лозанну против УАФ – Цыганык). Sport Arena. 23 July 2019
  9. ^ Olimpik Donetsk refused to arrive, explaining that its staff had to arrange Euro U-19 2009.
  10. ^ "Перший попередній етап Кубка України: тріумф господарів і трагедія хмельничан (First Preliminary Round Ukrainian Cup: hosts triumph and tragedy for Khmelnytskans)" (in Ukrainian). PFL. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Olimpik Donetsk club's history. Official website.
  12. ^ Competition was played in two phases. Official final league standings are cumulative from both phases. Olimpik competed in the Championship Group in Phase II.
    "Ліга Парі-Матч Сезон 2016/17" [League Pari-Match 2016–17 Season]. Ukrainian Premier League. 31 May 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  13. ^ http://olimpik.com.ua/igroki
  14. ^ https://upl.ua/en/clubs/view/20?id=20
  15. ^ "Олимпик - главная". Archived from the original on 18 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ https://olimpik.com.ua/trenery
  17. ^ https://olimpik.com.ua/trenery-1

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