FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi

FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi is a professional Ukrainian football team that is based in Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine. The club competes in the Ukrainian Second League.[2]

FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi
Club Crest
Full nameFC Podillya Khmelnytskyi
Founded1960 (unofficially 1926)[1]
GroundSC Podillya, Khmelnytskyi
Capacity10,500
ChairmanYevhen Beiderman
ManagerVitaliy Kostyshyn
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2019–20Group A, 6th

HistoryEdit

Soviet eraEdit

Established in the Soviet Union as part of the Dynamo sports society in 1926 as Dynamo Proskurov (Proskuriv), the club participated mostly in championships of the city and its region. In 1940 and 1941, it represented the region in the republican competitions among the sports societies of Ukraine. During World War II, the Soviet sports competitions were suspended and the club was disbanded.

After the World War II, Podillya once again started out as a subsection of the Soviet Dynamo athletic franchise in 1948, under the name of Dynamo, of course. In 1951, it entered all Ukrainian republican football competitions. In 1960, the club obtained the status of "team of master" and entered the Soviet Class B competitions. That year is considered to be the year of establishment. In 1978, the team was renamed after the historical Ukrainian region of Podillya (Podoliya in Russian) where it played its home games.[3]

UkraineEdit

After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, Podillya was placed in the Ukrainian First League in the very first season. Podillya finished the year in fourth place out of fourteen teams under the management of Hrynevych.[3]

It was renamed as Nord-Am Ltd.- Podillya in the 1993 season after its sponsor, Nord-Am Ltd (stands for Northern America).[3] During that season, Podillya hired Yuriy Avanesov as its manager. Until club's relegation in 1998 to the Druha Liha, the team was placing inconsistently in the middle of the tournament table. As a result of the relegation, Avanesov was fired and replaced by Kvartsyaniy. He managed the team until September 1997. The team finished the first half of the next season in second place after the return of Avanesov. The year that he returned the team finished first in the Druha Liha and was promoted to the Persha Liha again. They started the 1998–99 season in the Persha Liha however they finished in 16th out of 20 and were relegated again.

They started the 1999–2000 season in Druha Liha A and finished in 2nd place, one stop away from promotion. The 2000–01 season was another year in the Ukrainian Second League where they finished in 6th place in Druha Liha B. The 2001–02 season was another shortcoming season for Podillya when they finished in 3rd with 27 wins, but still one spot away from promotion. Podillya finished the 2002–03 season in 3rd place in Druha Liha A. The 2003–04 season was another 2nd-place finish in Druha Liha A, but still one spot away from promotion.

Merger with KrasylivEdit

Podillya started the 2004–05 season in the Ukrainian First League after finishing second the year before. Despite not being in position for promotion, Podillya merged with the FC Obolon Kyiv farm team FC Krasyliv-Obolon under a new name of FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi.[3] The Krasyliv's team existed since 2000 and soon after being promoted in 2002 to the Ukrainian First League merged with FC Obolon Kyiv.

In 2004, after the merger FC Krasyliv with FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi,[4] the club was renamed as AFC Podillya Khmelnytskyi.[5] The newly formed club kept Podillya's name and became independent from Obolon. They play at Podillya Stadium which has 10,000 seats. Players lived in Krasyliv.[5]

2007 crisis and creation of DynamoEdit

In 2006–2007, a scandal arose between the merged club's owner Petro Arsenyuk and the mayor of Khmelnytskyi Serhiy Melnyk following mayoral elections.[6][7] At the start of 2007, the professional club playing in the Ukrainian First League moved their home games to Krasyliv. At the same time on the effort of Stanislav Ostrovskyi and the Khmelnytskyi city authorities another club as a communal enterprise FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi entered national amateur competition that followed spring–fall season the 2007 Ukrainian Football Amateur League as well as Khmelnytskyi Oblast football competitions. Following the first stage of national amateur competitions the newly formed communal club applied for the next season competitions in the Second League. At the same time the First League Podillya playing in Krasyliv really struggled in performance and in addition it had 12 tournament points stripped from its record. At the end of the season it was relegated and also was anticipated to play in the 2007–08 Ukrainian Second League.

Finally, the Khmelnytskyi Podillya prevailed, while the Krasyliv Podillya withdrew. The manager of the new–old club became Bohdan Blavatskyi. The club failed to win the 2007–08 Ukrainian Second League season and finished the league at the third position. The next season the club with new manager also did not perform well.[8][9]

During a winter break of the 2008–09 Ukrainian Second League season, the Khmelnytskyi Oblast government withdrew from sponsoring of the team by dissolving the club and the club's senior team was further sponsored by the Khmelnytskyi regional Dynamo sports society which organized FC Dynamo Khmelnytskyi that took over the football team.[8][9] The club's succession was approved early in March 2009 by the Professional Football League of Ukraine. Parallelly to Dynamo at regional competitions continued to participate Podillia. In 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, "Podillya" took part in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast football championships.[3] In 2013 in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast championship it played under name "Podillya-Olimp".[3] At the end of 2013 during the ongoing 2013–14 Ukrainian Second League season, the Dynamo administration announced in official letter to the Professional Football League of Ukraine that FC Dynamo Khmelnytskyi which was established in 2007 has ceased to exist.[10]

Latest reorganization and restartEdit

In 2014 ,Podillya entered national competitions among amateurs.[3]

Hetman KhmelnytskyiEdit

In 2015, a phantom club FC Hetman Khemlnytskyi took part in 2015 Ukrainian Amateur Cup.[11][12][13][14][15]

Since 2016Edit

The club will be competing in the 2016–17 Ukrainian Second League.[2]

Team namesEdit

 
Club Emblem
 
FC Podillia-Khmelnytskyi
  • 1926–1975: Dynamo (under auspices of the Dynamo regional society, see Dynamo (Ukraine))
  • 1975–1978: Khvylya (under auspices of the Trade Union regional society)
  • 1978–1993: Podoliya (under auspices of the Avanhard regional society, see Avanhard (sports society))
  • 1993–1994: Nord-Am – Podillya
  • 1994–2004: Podillya (city team)
  • 2004–2007: AFC Podillya (merger with FC Krasyliv, owned by Arsenyuk-Shtefanik)
  • 2007–2009: Podillya-Khmelnytskyi (communal enterprise)
  • 2009–2013: Dynamo Khmelnytskyi (under auspices of the Dynamo regional society, see Dynamo (Ukraine))
  • 2013: Podillya-Olimp
  • 2014 onwards: Podillya (city team)

StadiumEdit

 
View of the stadium

Podillya Khmelnytskyi play at the Sport Complex Podillya (the venue at the complex is named Podillya Stadium; Ukrainian: Спортивний комплекс «Поділля»; Sportyvnyĭ kompleks "Podillya"), a sports facility in Khmelnytskyi. The stadium has a capacity of 10,500 people, however the club's website lists the capacity at only 6,800.[16]

Podillya Stadium opened in 1960. FC Temp Shepetivka won the 1991 Football Cup of the Ukrainian SSR at the stadium.

The stadium also hosts rugby matches, including a 2015 European Nations Cup international match.[17]

RenovationEdit

Reconstruction of the stadium started in 2012 and stopped and started until a grant worth 4 million hryvnias was given in 2015 to complete the works.[18]

The football team had to move out of the stadium during reconstruction works but eventually returned before the stadium had been finished.[19][20] The renovations to the stadium added a six-lane running track so the stadium can host athletic events.[21]

The sports complex also contains an electrical substation.[22]

HonorsEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet Union (Ukrainian SSR)Edit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Rep. Cup Soviet Cup Notes
1960 2nd (zone 1) 17 32 3 8 21 18 64 14 Relegation play-off
2nd (p/off) 2 1 0 1 5 4 2 Won over FC Avanhard Kamianets-Podilskyi
1961 2nd (zone 1) 8 34 13 7 14 47 45 33 15th place play-off
2nd (p/off) 16 2 0 1 1 3 5 1 Lost to SKF Sevastopol
2nd (p/off) 2 1 0 1 3 1 2 Won over FC Avanhard Kamianets-Podilskyi
1962 2nd (zone 3) 9 24 6 10 8 31 36 22 18-28th places play-off
2nd (p/off) 19 10 6 2 2 16 11 14 Relegated
2nd (p/off) 2 2 0 0 7 1 4 Won over FC Avanhard Kamianets-Podilskyi
1963 3rd (zone 1) 9 38 14 9 15 41 47 37 17th place play-off
3rd (p/off) 17 2 1 0 1 5 2 2 Won over FC Kolhospnyk Poltava
1964 3rd (zone 1) 7 30 12 8 10 35 22 32 13–18th places play-off
3rd (p/off) 13 10 5 2 3 14 10 12
1965 3rd (zone 2) 4 30 14 9 7 40 26 37 7–12th places play-off
3rd (p/off) 10 10 3 2 5 13 15 8
1966 3rd (zone 1) 1 38 24 6 8 62 26 54 1st place play-off
3rd (final) 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 Lost to FC Avanhard Zhovti Vody
1967 3rd (zone 1) 9 40 13 17 10 40 31 43
1968 3rd (zone 1) 3 42 21 12 9 59 19 54 Qualified for finals
3rd (finals) 5 7 3 1 3 8 7 7 Promoted
1969 2nd (s/gr 3) 21 42 9 16 17 32 47 34 Relegated
1970 3rd (lower) 4 40 19 13 8 49 24 51 Promoted
1971 3rd 18 50 15 16 19 35 45 46
1972 3rd 6 46 18 18 10 56 39 54
1973 3rd 9 44 18 5-10 11 57 45 41 Draws were earned by penalty shootout
1974 3rd 14 38 11 14 13 32 38 36
1975 3rd 7 32 11 12 9 32 25 34
1976 3rd 10 38 14 8 16 34 34 36
1977 3rd 16 44 10 15 19 33 50 35
1978 3rd 19 44 12 9 23 28 56 33
1979 3rd 13 46 17 8 21 44 57 42
1980 3rd 16 44 13 9 22 32 64 35
1981 3rd 14 44 15 9 20 45 64 39
1982 3rd 20 46 12 12 22 37 62 36
1983 3rd 15 50 18 10 22 56 67 46
1984 3rd 19 38 13 6 19 52 57 32 two stages
1985 3rd 22 40 14 9 17 35 42 37 two stages
1986 3rd 8 40 16 11 13 64 50 43 two stages
1987 3rd 7 52 23 17 12 67 49 63
1988 3rd 5 50 23 13 14 71 51 59
1989 3rd 11 52 24 7 21 64 57 55 Relegated to the lower 2nd League
1990 3rd (lower) 14 36 10 10 16 37 46 30
1991 3rd (lower) 14 50 18 13 19 54 55 49 transitioned to the Ukrainian First League

UkraineEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 2nd "A" 4 26 10 10 6 29 21 30 132 finals
1992–93 2nd 8 42 15 16 11 45 39 46 164 finals as Nord-AM-Podillya
1993–94 2nd 11 38 13 9 16 45 47 35 132 finals as Nord-AM-Podillya
1994–95 2nd 6 42 20 11 11 48 30 71 132 finals
1995–96 2nd 12 42 18 8 16 55 42 62 116 finals
1996–97 2nd 22 46 11 13 22 40 66 46 132 finals Second stage Relegated
1997–98 3rd "A" 1 34 25 3 6 69 20 78 164 finals Promoted
1998–99 2nd 16 38 13 12 13 39 42 51 164 finals Relegated
1999-00 3rd "A" 2 30 21 5 4 67 27 68 12 final Second League Cup
2000–01 3rd "B" 6 28 15 2 11 37 28 47 Did not enter
2001–02 3rd "A" 9 36 14 11 11 38 31 53 132 finals
2002–03 3rd "A" 3 36 27 2 7 79 31 83 1st Round
2003–04 3rd "A" 2 30 17 8 5 47 20 59 132 finals merged with FC Krasyliv[a]
2004–06 Club competes in the Oblast League.[b]
2007 4th 2 8 5 1 2 21 6 16 obtained professional status
2007–08 3rd 3 30 17 7 6 47 28 58 164 finals
2008–09 3rd 8 32 14 5 13 32 38 47 132 finals in winter break replaced with FC Dynamo Khmelnytskyi[c]
2010–16 Club competes in the Oblast League.
2014 4th 5 8 0 2 6 4 18 2
2016 4th 4 6 1 1 4 4 15 4 obtained professional status
2016–17 3rd 14/17 32 7 4 21 29 68 25 164 finals
2017–18 3rd "A" 9/10 27 6 4 17 20 44 22 164 finals
2018–19 3rd "A" 9/10 27 6 7 14 20 34 25 164 finals
2019–20 3rd "A" 6/11 20 8 5 7 23 25 29 132 finals

Dynamo 2009Edit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Before 2008 refer to Podillya Khmelnytskyi
2008–09 3rd "A" 8 32 14 5 13 32 38 47 1/32 finals
2009–10 5 20 10 3 7 28 16 33 1/64 finals[23]
2010–11 9 22 7 4 11 19 29 22 1/32 finals −3[24]
2011–12 10 26 6 4 16 23 50 22 1/64 finals
2012–13 10 20 4 5 11 12 22 17 1/32 finals
3rd "3" 4 6 0 1 5 1 13 1 Relegation groups[25]
2013–14 3rd 19 36 3 2 31 18 52 11 1/32 finals Withdrew[26]

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Podillya merges with FC Krasyliv-Obolon (13th Ukrainian First League 2003-04) and moves the team operations to Krasyliv from Khmelnytskyi prior to the start of season
  2. ^ Podillya competes in the Oblast League 2005
  3. ^ During a winter recess Podillya was replaced with FC Dynamo Khmelnytskyi (administered by a regional Dynamo sports society) and lost some players and staff to the new club.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Proud white letter on a blue background – Dynamo. FC Podillia fan site. October 12, 2013
  2. ^ a b В Першій лізі можуть стартувати 18 команд [18 teams may compete in the First League]. UA-Football (in Ukrainian). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Команда "Поділля" (Хмельницький) [Team "Podillya" (Khmelnytskyi)]. Ukrainian Football Amateur League Official website (in Ukrainian). 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ The club's history (Історія клуба). fcpodillya.km.ua
  5. ^ a b "We are innocent, our hands are clean" (“Ми не винні, наші руки чисті”). Vsim. 6 February 2006
  6. ^ The deep crisis of the Khmelnytskyi football (Глибока криза хмельницького футболу). Vsim. 22 September 2006
  7. ^ Picture "Here we landed" not by Repin, but by Podillya (updated) (Картина "Припливли" - не Репіна, а "Поділля"? (Оновлено)). fcpodillya.km.ua. 3 November 2006
  8. ^ a b Presenting our opponent! FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi (Представляємо суперника! ФК ПОДІЛЛЯ (Хмельницький)). Cherkashchyna-Akademiya.
  9. ^ a b Our opponent is Podillya Khmelnytskyi (Наш суперник - Поділля (Хмельницький)). Ahrobiznes Volochysk. 18 August 2017
  10. ^ "Dynamo" out of Khmelnytskyi has ceased to exist ("Динамо" из Хмельницкого прекращает существование). Footboom. 14 November 2013
  11. ^ Instead of a Round of 32 return Cup game, there was a friendly (Замість матчу відповіді 1/16 фіналу Кубка, товариська гра). Podillya Khemlnytskyi fan webportal. 21 August 2015
  12. ^ How the organizers of the Khmelnytskyi team "Hetman" have led fans to yell "Shame". DYuSSh-1. 19 August 2015
  13. ^ "Hetman" will play for Khmelnytskyi («Гетьман» гратиме за Хмельницький). Eksklyuzyv. 18 August 2015
  14. ^ Hetman – Rukh: the festival which is wanted to be forgotten or shame of the Podilian football («Гетьман» – «Рух»: свято, яке хочеться забути, або ганьба подільському футболу). Sportlider+. 20 August 2015
  15. ^ Instead of the return game of round of 32 of the Cup, there was an exhibition game (Замість матчу відповіді 1/16 фіналу Кубка, товариська гра). fcpodillya.km.ua. 21 August 2015
  16. ^ "Stadion Podillya". soccerway.com.
  17. ^ "Стадіон "Поділля" готують до спортивного сезону".
  18. ^ "Стадіон "Поділля" реконструюють і забезпечать новим інвентарем за 5 мільйонів". 6 December 2012.
  19. ^ ""Динамо" можуть "турнути" зі спортивного комплексу "Поділля"".
  20. ^ "Стадіон "Поділля" знову на ремонті. На реконструкцію виділили майже 4 мільйони гривень".
  21. ^ "У Хмельницькому після реконструкції відкрили стадіон "Поділля"".
  22. ^ "Коли завершать реконструкцію спортивного комплексу "Поділля" невідомо". ye.ua. 2013.
  23. ^ "Перший попередній етап Кубка України: тріумф господарів і трагедія хмельничан (First Preliminary Round Ukrainian Cup: hosts triumph and tragedy for Khmelnytskans)" (in Ukrainian). PFL. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-20.[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ Note 3: Deducted 3 points by the PFL on February 9, 2011 due to failure of payment of league dues. "ДК ПФЛ позбавив шість клубів по 3 очки (Disciplinary Committee deducts 3 points from 6 clubs)". ua-football.com (in Ukrainian). 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  25. ^ Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One not carried over. Відбулося жеребкування груп «3» та «4» другої ліги [Draw for the Groups 3 and 4 of Second League]. pfl.ua (in Ukrainian). PFL. April 5, 2013. Archived from the original on August 29, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  26. ^ "Динамо" Хмельницький припиняє свою діяльність [Dynamo Khmelnytskyi ceased their activity]. PFL (in Ukrainian). November 14, 2013. Archived from the original on August 25, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2013.

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