FC Stal Kamianske

FC Stal Kamianske (Ukrainian: Сталь Кам'янське) was a professional Ukrainian football club located in Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine. After being relegated to the Ukrainian First League after the 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League season the club re-registered to Bucha and changed its name to PFC Feniks Bucha in June 2018.[1][2] The club didn't play any game under the new name and was dissolved on 9 July 2018.[3]

Stal Kamianske / Feniks Bucha
Full nameFC Metalist Kamianske (1926–1933)
FC Dzerzhynka Kamianske (1934)
FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk (1936–1940)
FC Metalurh Dniprodzerzhynsk (1948–1998)
FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk (1998–2016)
FC Stal Kamianske (2016–2018)
PFC Feniks Bucha (June 2018)
Founded1926
Dissolved2018
GroundMetalurh Stadium, Kamianske (until 2015)
Meteor Stadium, Dnipro (2015–2017)
Obolon Arena, Kyiv (2017–2018)
Capacity2,900 (Metalurh Stadium)
ChairmanVardan Israelian
2017–18UPL, 12th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

The club was sponsored by the Dnieper Metallurgical Combine (DMK) which is a member of the Industrial Union of Donbas (ISD).

HistoryEdit

 
Former logo, as Stal Kamianske.
 
Gor Malakyan in the Stal's jersey with ISD

The club traces its history to a factory team that was created in 1926 under the name of FC Metalist Kamianske. Later the name was changed to FC Dzerzhynka Kamianske (1934). The team participated in competitions irregularly. It entered Soviet competitions in 1935 as a city's team (Kamianske, 1935–1936) participating in Ukrainian Championship. In 1936, the city of Kamianske was renamed as Dniprodzerzhynsk. In 1936 and in 1938 it entered the Soviet Cup competitions and in 1938 was a runner up of the Ukrainian Championship as Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk yielding only to Dzerzhynets Voroshylovhrad (today FC Zorya Luhansk). There is no record of any competitions in the region during World War II.

In 1945, Dniprodzerzhynsk city players participated in the Ukrainian Spartakiad as members of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast team. In 1949, Metalurh Dniprodzerzhynsk was again a runner-up at the republican competitions, losing a championship playoff to the Kievan Officers' Club (modern FC CSKA Kyiv). Between 1954 and 1975, the Dniprodzerzhynsk metallurgical team did not participate in any national or republican competitions focusing only on regional and city's championships. The club was completely overshadowed by another team from Kamianske (at that time Dniprodzerzhynsk), SC Prometei Dniprodzerzhynsk, that after World War II and until the 1970s was the main city's team.

In 1976, under the name of Metalurh Dniprodzerzhynsk, the team was revived including not only factory players, but also football players of SC Prometei Dniprodzerzhynsk (sports club of the Dnieper Chemical Plant) and Burevisnyk Dniprodzerzhynsk (city's education department sports society). In 1978, the new team won the Ukrainian championship for amateur clubs and was promoted to the Soviet Second League. The club's best achievement was 12th place in the 1982–83 season, and it was soon relegated in 1985.

In 1994, the club became almost defunct. In 1998, the team was reorganized again under the name FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk. The team became one of the strongest in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and in 2001, it was promoted to the Ukrainian amateur championship. In the same year, Stal won the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Cup and was promoted to the Druha Liha B. In the 2003–04 season, Stal became the champions of the division and were promoted to the Persha Liha.

Stal finished in 20th place (bottom) in the 2007–08 season and were relegated to Ukrainian Second League.

After a six-season absence, the club was promoted to Ukrainian First League in 2014.[4] In 2015, the club was set to merge with FC Metalurh Donetsk.[5] However, on 11 July 2015 Metalurh declared bankruptcy, citing the economic difficulties caused by the War in Donbass.[5] FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk did take Metalurh's place in the Ukrainian Premier League.[5]

In May 2016, the city of Dniprodzerzhynsk was renamed back into Kamianske and team name was changed to FC Stal Kamianske.[6]

After being relegated to the Ukrainian First League following the 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League season, the club re-registered to Bucha (Kiev Oblast) and changed its name to PFC Feniks Bucha.[1] Before the start of the new season, the club withdrew from 2018–19 Ukrainian First League due to financial difficulties.[7]

Colors and badgeEdit

Club's colors are silver, blue and white.

Last squadEdit

As of 16 July 2018[8][9]

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 Danylo Ryabenko
4   DF Bohdan Mytsyk
7   MF Danylo Knysh
10   MF Kyrylo Kostenko
11   MF Yuriy Klymchuk
13   MF Dmytro Kopytov
14   MF Aram Adamyan
16   FW Artem Khotsyanovskyi
20   DF Anatoliy Ulyanov
22   DF Artur Danielyan
No. Position Player
23   MF Mykhaylo Meskhi
25   GK Ivan Siletskyi
66   DF Ebert
74   FW Ihor Nekhayev
77   GK Mykyta Zelenskyi
87   DF Bohdan Rudyuk
88   DF Ihor Oshchypko
92   MF Thiago Rômulo
97   MF Andriy Yakymiv
98   FW Vladyslav Andrusenko

Coaches and administration (before dissolving)Edit

Administration[10] Coaching[11] (senior team) Coaching[12] (U-21 team)

PresidentsEdit

  • 2001–2005: Maksym Zavhorodniy
  • 2005–2007: Oleh Dubina
  • 2007–2010: Maksym Zavhorodniy
  • 2010–2011: Illia Buha
  • 2011–2015: Maksym Zavhorodniy
  • 2015–2018: Vardan Israelian

HonoursEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Football Federation of Dnipropetrovsk OblastFootball Championship of the Ukrainian SSRFootball Federation of Dnipropetrovsk OblastFootball Championship of the Ukrainian SSRFootball Federation of Dnipropetrovsk OblastWorld War IIFootball Championship of the Ukrainian SSR
Football Federation of Dnipropetrovsk OblastUkrainian Amateur Football ChampionshipFootball Federation of Dnipropetrovsk OblastSoviet Second LeagueUkrainian Amateur Football ChampionshipFootball Federation of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Stal
1936 6th "Tretia Hrupa"
(Ukrainian Championship)
W Elimination tournament in final Stal beat Dynamo Kryvyi Rih 4:1
1937 5th "Druha Hrupa"
(Ukrainian Championship)
2 5 3 1 1 17 7 12
1938 4th "Persha Hrupa"
(Ukrainian Championship)
2 11 7 3 1 40 20 28
1939 4 9 3 3 3 17 12 18
1940 4 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1941-1944 Due to World War II, the club was dissolved and did not function.
Metallurg / Metalurh
1948 4th "Zone 3"
(Ukrainian Championship)
1 10 10 0 0 48 10 20
3 4 2 0 2 10 8 4 semifinal group 2
1949 1 9 7 1 1 34 8 15
1 4 3 0 1 7 2 6 Lost championship playoff to DO Kiev
1950 4th "Zone 2"
(Ukrainian Championship)
2 17 13 1 3 40 24 27
1951 4th "Zone 4"
(Ukrainian Championship)
4 18 11 4 3 40 15 26
1952 4th "Zone 3"
(Ukrainian Championship)
9 22 5 6 11 19 45 16
1953-1957 Club's status is unknown
1958 4th "Zone 8"
(Ukrainian Championship)
7 14 3 1 10 11 29 7
1959-1974 Club's status is unknown
1975-1976 Club participates in regional competitions
1977 4th
(KFK (Ukraine))
6 22 8 7 7 25 21 23
1978 1 18 13 4 1 31 9 30 qualified for final group
1 5 5 0 0 9 3 10 Promoted
1979 3rd
(Vtoraya Liga)
23 46 13 8 25 37 71 34
1980 18 44 11 11 22 47 58 33
1981 22 44 8 13 23 31 71 29
1982 12 46 17 9 20 47 47 43
1983 12 50 17 14 19 35 39 48
1984 11 24 4 7 13 23 38 15
24 14 5 4 5 17 19 14
1985 13 26 5 4 17 20 45 14
28 14 4 3 7 14 22 11 Relegated
1986-1988 Club participates in regional competitions
1989 4th
(KFK (Ukraine))
7 24 9 7 8 34 32 25
1990-1992 Club participates in regional competitions

UkraineEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Metalurh
1992–93 4th
(Amateurs)
10 26 6 11 9 30 30 23
1993–2001 Club participates in regional competitions. In 1998 changed its name to Stal.
2001 4th
(Amateurs)
2 4 2 1 1 5 4 7 applied to Second League
2001–02 3rd "C"
(Druha Liha)
12 34 11 7 16 29 47 40 Did not enter
2002–03 5 28 16 4 8 35 22 52 1/32 finals
2003–04 1 30 23 6 1 53 16 75 1/32 finals Promoted
2004–05 2nd
(Persha Liha)
9 34 14 7 13 42 47 49 1/16 finals
2005–06 8 34 13 9 12 34 29 48 1/8 finals
2006–07 9 36 15 8 13 42 37 53 1/4 finals
2007–08 20 38 3 11 24 23 58 20 1/32 finals Relegated
2008–09 3rd "B"
(Druha Liha)
3 34 21 7 6 62 29 70 1/32 finals
2009–10 4 26 15 6 5 38 23 51 1/16 finals
2010–11 4 22 10 7 5 32 18 37 1/16 finals
2011–12 6 26 15 3 8 34 19 48 1/8 finals
2012–13 8 24 10 3 11 47 30 33 1/16 finals qualified for Group 4
2 8 5 1 2 16 10 16 Relegation group 4
2013–14 2 36 23 8 5 81 32 77 1/16 finals Promoted
2014–15 2nd
(Persha Liha)
2 30 17 9 4 45 21 60 1/8 finals Promoted
2015–16 1st
(Premier Liha)
8 26 7 8 11 22 31 29 1/4 finals
2016–17[13] 8 32 11 8 13 27 31 41 1/8 finals
2017–18 12 32 6 8 18 23 44 26 1/8 finals Relegated and withdrew
Feniks

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b UA-Футбол. "ПФЛ оголосила про перейменування ряду клубів". ua-football.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Сталь будет выступать под названием Феникс". sport.ua. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Феникс и Скала не сыграют в новом сезоне". sport.ua. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ Вперше в історії Сталь з Дніпродзержинська вийшла до УПЛ [Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk moves to First League] (in Ukrainian). ua-football.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk – A Poor State Of Affairs, Futbolgrad (16 July 2015)
  6. ^ "Рада перейменувала Дніпродзержинськ на Кам'янське" (in Ukrainian). Українські Національні Новини. 19 May 2016. Archived from the original on 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Змагання ПФЛ. Жеребкування Чемпіонату України + календарі змагань (Перша ліга і Друга ліга Група А)" (in Ukrainian). Professional Football League of Ukraine. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Основной состав". pfcstal.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Сталь". www.upl.ua. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Менеджмент клуба - ПФК "Сталь" (Каменское) - Официальный сайт". Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Тренерский состав - ПФК "Сталь" (Каменское) - Официальный сайт". Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Тренеры молодежного состава - ПФК "Сталь" (Каменское) - Официальный сайт". Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  13. ^ Competition was played in two phases. Official final league standings are cumulative from both phases. Stal competed in the Relegation 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.

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