HC Motor Zaporizhzhia (women)

HC Motor Zaporizhzhia
Founded 1989
Folded 2011
Full Name HC Motor Zaporizhzhia
Arena Palace of Sports Yunist, Zaporizhzhia
Capacity 5,500
League Ukrainian Women's Handball Super League
2008–09 2nd

HC Motor Zaporizhzhia was a Ukrainian women's handball team from Zaporizhzhia.

History edit

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union Motor Zaporizhzhia replaced Spartak Kyiv as the hegemonical powerhouse in the new Ukrainian Superleague winning 14 championships in 17 years, including an 8-year winning streak in the 2000s.[1] It also won the 2001 Cup Winners' Cup, beating Nordstrand IF in the final. Its best performance in other EHF competitions was reaching the Champions League's quarterfinals in 1998 and 2002 and the EHF Cup's semifinals in 2003 and 2006.[2]

In 2009, the club lost its sponsorship and was renamed ZDIA Zaporizhzhia. Two years later it was dissolved after going bankrupt.[3]

Honours edit

References edit

  1. ^ List of champions in the Ukrainian Handball Association
  2. ^ Competition record in EHF's website
  3. ^ Handball club Zaporizhzhia-ZDIA has ceased to exist. Reporter-ua.com, 20 April 2011