FC SKA-Khabarovsk

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Football Club SKA-Khabarovsk (Russian: Футбольный клуб СКА-Хабаровск) is a Russian professional association football club based in Khabarovsk. They played in the Russian Premier League for the first time ever in the 2017–18 season.

SKA-Khabarovsk
FC SKA-Khabarovsk crest 2016.jpg
Full nameФутбольный клуб СКА-Хабаровск
(Football Club SKA-Khabarovsk)
Founded1946; 74 years ago (1946)
GroundLenin Stadium,
Khabarovsk, Russia
Capacity15,200
OwnerKhabarovsk Krai
RusHydro (through subsidiary)
Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association
ChairmanAleksei Kandalintsev
ManagerAleksei Poddubskiy
LeagueFNL
2019–206th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club has been known under different names:

  • DKA (−1953)
  • ODO (1954)
  • DO (1955–56)
  • OSK (1957)
  • SKVO (1957–59)
  • SKA (1960–99)
  • SKA-Energia (1999–2016)
  • SKA-Khabarovsk (2016–)[1]

The club has participated in the Soviet championships since 1957. SKA were the quarter-finalists of the Soviet Cup in 1963. They had never played in the Soviet Top League or Russian Premier League, until 2017.

SKA's best result in the Soviet First League was the 6th position in 1980, and their best result in the Russian First Division was 4th position in 2012–13. This entitled them to a promotion/relegation play-off against FC Rostov, 13th place in the RPL, but they lost 3–0 on aggregate and missed their chance to compete in the top flight.

At the end of the 2016–17 season, SKA equalled their record best finish, at the same time qualifying for a promotion play-off against FC Orenburg. On 28 May 2017, SKA were promoted to the Russian Premier League for the first time in their history, after beating FC Orenburg in the promotion play-off. They won 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out, after 0–0 draws in both the home and away legs.

SKA started their first Premier League season with 4 losses. After improving results in the next stretch of games, the losses starting mounting up again. Aleksei Poddubskiy was replaced as manager by Rinat Bilyaletdinov during the winter break, Bilyaletdinov only lasted 4 games before being replaced by Sergei Perednya. On 22 April 2018, SKA lost 0–1 to FC Dynamo Moscow at home (which was their 13th loss in a stretch of 15 winless games) and lost mathematical chances to avoid relegation back to the second-tier Russian Football National League.

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Russian Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2008 2nd 8th 42 17 10 15 63 60 61 Round of 32   Aleksandr Yarkin 21
2009 2nd 11th 38 12 11 15 43 42 47 Fifth round   Vasili Karmazinenko 9
2010 2nd 11th 38 15 8 15 37 39 53 Round of 16   Vasili Karmazinenko 10
2011–12 2nd 11th 48 16 14 18 57 66 62 Fifth round
Fifth round
  Yevgeni Lutsenko 13   Igor Protasov
  Aleksandr Grigoryan
2012–13 2nd 4th 32 13 13 6 36 26 52 Round of 16   Yevgeni Lutsenko 8   Aleksandr Grigoryan
  Giorgi Daraselia
2013–14 2nd 7th 36 15 11 10 43 34 56 Round of 16   Nathan Júnior 9   Valdas Ivanauskas
2014–15 2nd 14th 38 13 10 15 36 35 49 Fourth Round   Nathan Júnior 6   Valdas Ivanauskas
  Aleksandr Grigoryan
2015–16 2nd 14th 38 13 10 15 36 35 49 Round of 16   Konstantin Bazelyuk 10   Aleksandr Grigoryan
2016–17 2nd 4th 38 15 14 9 45 33 59 Round of 16   Ruslan Koryan 12   Aleksandr Grigoryan
  Aleksei Poddubskiy
2017–18 1st 16th 30 2 7 21 16 55 13 Quarterfinal   Miroslav Marković 4   Aleksei Poddubskiy
  Rinat Bilyaletdinov
  Sergei Perednya
2018–19 2nd 7th 38 15 13 10 46 41 58 Round of 32   Maksim Kazankov 7   Sergei Perednya
  Vadim Evseev
  Aleksei Poddubskiy

Current squadEdit

As of 15 May 2020, according to the official FNL website.[2]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Vladislav Soromytko
3   DF Nikolai Zaytsev
5   DF Magomed Elmurzayev
7   MF Adlan Katsayev
8   MF Artemi Maleyev
10   MF Vladislav Nikiforov
11   FW Ilya Kuzmichyov
14   MF Minori Sato
15   DF Kirill Suslov
17   MF Nikita Trifonov
19   FW Vladislav Bragin
21   MF Vladislav Kamilov
27   MF Roman Manuylov
No. Position Player
33   MF Irakli Kvekveskiri
34   MF Leonid Vashchenko
36   GK Daniil Abaimov
37   FW Eduard Buliya
70   MF Ramazan Gadzhimuradov
71   FW Konstantin Bazelyuk
77   MF Evgheni Oancea
79   MF Aleksey Shalygin
88   GK Georgi Kyrnats
90   DF Semyon Matviychuk
97   DF Grigori Trufanov
98   MF Vitali Gorulyov
  MF Aleksandr Maksimenko

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for SKA-Khabarovsk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ С 1 июня мы – ФК "СКА-Хабаровск"! (in Russian). FC SKA-Khabarovsk. 2 June 2016. Archived from the original on 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ http://fcska.ru/ska/team/

External linksEdit