SC Tavriya Simferopol

Sports Club Tavriya (Ukrainian: Спортивний клуб "Таврія") was a Ukrainian football club from Simferopol. Tavriya was a member of the Ukrainian Premier League from its founding and won the first Ukrainian Premier League making them one of three teams that have ever held this title.

SC Tavriya
SC Tavriya logo.svg
Full nameSports Club Tavriya
Nickname(s)Tatars
Founded1958
Dissolved28 March 2022
GroundMarianivka Stadium, Marianivka
Mashynobudivnyk Stadium,[1] Beryslav
(RSC Lokomotyv),[a] Simferopol
Capacity19,978 (RSC Lokomotyv)
ChairmanSerhiy Kunitsyn
LeagueUkrainian Second League
2021–225th, Group B
WebsiteClub website

After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014, the club was forced to cease its existence after 56 years, while in occupied Crimean peninsula a new club composed of some of its staff and players joined the Russian Football Union under the new name FC TSK Simferopol.[2]

In June 2015, the Football Federation of Ukraine and the Tavriya's president announced it would re-establish the club and its new home would be Kherson.[3] On 29 August 2016, club was added to Group 2 of the 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League. The revamped club is based in Beryslav, Kherson oblast.[4]

Prior to the start of the 2020–21 Ukrainian Second League the club merged with FC Tavriya Novotroitske, this fusion continued to play under the original name of SC Tavriya Simferopol (in the 2020–21 Ukrainian Second League season).[5][6]

On 28 March 2022 Tavriya ceased club activities after 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent occupation of Kherson Oblast.[7]

HistoryEdit

 
Tavriya fans in 2011

The original club was founded in 1958, under the name Avanhard Simferopol and was based on the former Crimean champion 'Burevestnik Simferopol'.[citation needed] Sometime in 1963, Avanhard changed its name to Tavriya. Tavriya played their first game in the USSR Championship against the Yaroslav based club Khimik. Overall, Tavriya played 132 clubs from 113 cities. They played their last match of the Soviet competition against FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg.[citation needed]

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Premier League was formed. Tavria was one of its founders and eventually became the very first Ukrainian champion in 1992, under the Simferopol born manager Anatoliy Zayaev, defeating FC Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine's most successful club in the final, held in Lviv. Yuriy Hudymenko became the league's top scorer. More players from that era were Oleksandr Holovko, a defender who also played many years for Ukraine national team, and captain Serhiy Yakovych Shevchenko, who scored the championship goal against Dynamo Kyiv. Having earned the right to participate in 1992–93 UEFA Champions League, Tavryia were knocked out in the first round by Swiss club FC Sion. The Russian Sport-Express posted an article (No.3 (43), 25 January 2000, page 9) stating that the Ukrainian champions Tavria were threatened by the Football Federation of Ukraine to compete at the CIS Cup in 1993.

Tavria was one of the five clubs to have until 2014 participated in every season of the Ukrainian Premier League. Their best performance in the Ukrainian Cup came in 2010, where they defeated FC Metalurh Donetsk in the final to win the competition. They had previously reached the final in 1994, where they lost to FC Chornomorets Odessa in a penalty shootout.

Russian annexation of CrimeaEdit

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Tavriya asked permission from UEFA and FIFA to shift to the Russian league next season.[8] The club applied for a Russian license and changed its name to FC TSK Simferopol.[2] The club currently plays in the Crimean Premier League.

Re-establishmentEdit

On 18 June 2015, the Football Federation of Ukraine executive committee voted in favor of re-establishing the club now to be located in Kherson (the largest Ukrainian city bordering Crimea).[3] Serhiy Kunitsyn, Tavriya's former president and also a former Prime Minister of Crimea, was put in charge of the project.[3]

In August 2016, the revamped version of the club applied to play in the 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League.[9] It did not enter this competition at first.[10] However, Tavriya was included to group 2 of 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League on 29 August. Re-established club based in the city of Beryslav in Kherson Oblast.[11]

In November 2016, the club applied for FFU attestation in order to achieve professional status in the next season.[12] After finishing the 2016–17 season in the Amateur League, Tavriya was included into PFL and promoted to Ukrainian Second League in June 2017.[13] The club was included to group B of 2017–18 Ukrainian Second League.

Prior to the start of the 2020–21 Ukrainian Second League the club merged with FC Tavriya Novotroitske, but continued to play under its original name.[5][6]

On 28 March 2022 Tavriya ceased club activities after 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent temporary occupation of Kherson Oblast.[7]

Team namesEdit

  • First club (1958–2014):
    • 1958–1962: Avanhard Simferopol
    • 1963–2014: SC Tavriya Simferopol
  • Second club (2016–2022):
    • 2016–2022: SC Tavriya Simferopol

European recordEdit

Champions League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 Qualifying   Shelbourne 2–1 0–0 2–1
1st   Sion 1–3 1–4 2–7

Europa League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 Play-off   Bayer Leverkusen 1–3 0–3 1–6

Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 2nd   Tiraspol 3–1 0–0 3–1
3rd   Stade Rennais 1–0 0–1 1–1 (9–10 p)

HonoursEdit

 
RSC Lokomotiv
  1992
  2009–10
  1993–94
  1980
  1973, 1985, 1987
  1986
  1974
  1975

Football kits and sponsorsEdit

Years[14] Football kit Shirt sponsor
1998–1999 adidas Aerosvit
2000–2005 adidas  –
2005–2006 adidas/umbro CS[15]
2006–2007 umbro
2007–2009 adidas Кліринговий Дім[16]
2009–2013 umbro
2012–2014 puma TITAN

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 29 December 2021[17][18]

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 Yaroslav Herasymenko
2 MF   UKR Stanislav Zakharchenko
4 MF   UKR Dmytro Klochko
7 MF   UKR Maksym Bohdanov
8 MF   UKR Yevhen Bilokin
9 FW   UKR Oleksiy Boyko
10 FW   UKR Andriy Barladym
11 FW   UKR Oleh Vakulenko
16 MF   UKR Mykhaylo Kryvych
17 DF   UKR Pavlo Chmelenko
18 DF   UKR Roman Bochak
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   UKR Oleksandr Maksymenko
21 DF   UKR Oleksiy Zayika
22 DF   UKR Serhiy Chebotayev
23 MF   UKR Andriy Kovalyov
33 GK   UKR Vitaliy Onopko
69 DF   UKR Ivan Hura
73 GK   UKR Yehor Popovych
99 MF   UKR Vladyslav Vakulinskyi
MF   UKR Bohdan Khobta
FW   UKR Serhiy Kravchenko

CoachesEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Avangard / Avanhard
1958 2nd 15 30 5 7 18 21 43 17 Zone 2, 1/8 finals Zone 2
1959 2nd 12 28 6 9 13 20 38 21 Zone 4 1/2 finals Zone 4
1960 2nd 11 36 12 8 16 42 55 32 Zone 2
1961 2nd 5 36 14 11 11 43 38 39 1/32 finals Zone 2
9 2 1 1 0 4 2 3 Places 9–10
1962 2nd 2 24 12 7 5 34 17 31 Ukraine 1/16 finals Zone 3
3 10 3 4 3 12 14 10 Places 1–6; reorganization of competitions
Tavriya
1963 3rd 15 38 13 11 14 39 41 37 Zone 2 1/2 finals Zone 2
30 2 1 0 1 1 6 2 Places 29–30
1964 3rd 1 30 16 10 4 43 20 42 Zone 3 1/2 finals Zone 3
5 10 2 1 7 8 15 5 Places 1–6
1965 3rd 1 32 16 8 8 42 24 40 Zone 3 final Zone 3
4 10 3 4 3 10 11 10 Places 1–6; promoted
1966 2nd 12 34 10 11 13 29 33 31 1/128 finals
1967 2nd 17 38 10 10 18 44 57 30 1/16 finals
1968 2nd 6 40 20 10 10 51 33 50 1/128 finals
1969 2nd 8 42 14 16 12 60 49 44 1/64 finals relegated
1970 3rd 2 42 21 15 6 70 36 57 1/16 finals
1971 3rd 5 50 24 11 15 79 50 59 Championship of Ukraine
1972 3rd 3 46 25 7 14 62 32 57 Championship of Ukraine
1973 3rd 1 44 26 6 12 75 36 58 Champion of Ukraine
2 6 4 0 2 13 6 8 interzonal tournament, promoted
1974 2nd 6 38 18 6 14 74 55 42 1/16 finals
1975 2nd 7 38 17 8 13 58 46 42 1/16 finals
1976 2nd 4 38 17 12 9 59 32 46 1/8 finals
1977 2nd 3 38 21 7 10 57 34 49 1/32 finals
1978 2nd 8 38 14 12 12 48 38 40 1/32 finals
1979 2nd 18 46 16 11 19 50 56 43 Group stage
1980 2nd 1 46 28 9 9 82 42 65 1/8 finals promoted
1981 1st 17 34 8 7 19 27 54 23 Group stage relegated
1982 2nd 13 42 17 7 18 58 50 41 1/4 finals
1983 2nd 7 42 16 12 14 78 67 44 1/16 finals
1984 2nd 21 42 12 11 19 43 58 35 1/16 finals relegated
1985 3rd 1 26 17 5 4 49 19 39 1/64 finals
1 14 7 7 0 32 21 21 Champion of Ukraine
2 6 3 1 2 11 7 7 interzonal tournament
1986 3rd 1 26 14 10 2 68 23 38 1/64 finals
2 14 8 5 1 34 23 21 Championship of Ukraine runner up
1987 3rd 1 52 34 12 6 125 48 80 1/2 finals Champion of Ukraine
1 4 2 1 1 15 7 5 interzonal tournament, promoted
1988 2nd 14 42 13 14 15 34 43 38 1/64 finals
1989 2nd 6 42 18 12 12 61 50 48 1/64 finals
1990 2nd 9 38 11 16 11 40 38 38 1/64 finals
1991 2nd 6 42 19 10 13 64 56 48 1/16 finals
1992 No competition 1/64 finals

UkraineEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st
(Top League)
1 18 11 6 1 30 9 28 1/16 finals [21]
1992–93 10 30 11 4 15 30 39 26 1/8 finals ECL 1st round
1993–94 8 34 12 10 12 41 34 34 Runner-up
1994–95 5 34 17 8 9 61 37 59 1/2 finals
1995–96 12 34 12 8 14 46 46 44 1/4 finals
1996–97 6 30 13 5 12 36 46 44 1/16 finals
1997–98 14 30 8 9 13 35 41 33 1/8 finals
1998–99 9 30 10 7 13 33 39 37 1/4 finals
1999–00 13 30 7 8 15 32 51 29 1/8 finals
2000–01 7 26 8 9 9 24 31 33 1/8 finals
2001–02 7 26 8 6 12 27 36 30 1/8 finals
2002–03 9 30 9 7 14 36 50 34 1/16 finals
2003–04 12 30 7 11 12 26 40 32 1/4 finals
2004–05 7 30 11 9 10 34 28 42 1/4 finals
2005–06 7 30 11 6 13 29 31 39 1/8 finals
2006–07 5 30 12 6 12 32 30 42 1/2 finals
2007–08 5 30 13 8 9 38 40 47 1/4 finals
2008–09 1st
(Premier League)
8 30 10 7 13 41 45 37 1/4 finals IC 3rd round
2009–10 6 30 12 9 9 38 38 45 Winner
2010–11 7 30 10 9 11 44 46 39 1/16 finals EL Play-off Round
2011–12 6 30 12 9 9 43 36 45 1/16 finals
2012–13 11 30 10 5 15 27 46 32 1/4 finals 3 points deducted[22]
2013–14 15 28 2 4 22 15 46 10 1/16 finals Expelled[2]
in 2014 the club was forced to be dissolved due to the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
In 2016 it was revived in Kherson Oblast.
2016–17 4th
(Championship among amateurs)
9 20 6 6 8 31 37 24 Promoted
2017–18 3rd "B" 4 33 18 7 8 59 33 61 132 finals
2018–19 3rd "B" 7 27 6 12 9 30 35 30 132 finals
2019–20 3rd "B" 8 20 5 2 13 12 32 17 132 finals
2020–21 3rd "B" 4 22 12 6 4 41 22 42 132 finals
2021–22 3rd "B" 5 19 9 6 4 28 19 33 116 finals Withdrew

NotesEdit

  1. ^ temporarily inaccessible, due to the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Attestation commission inspected sports infrastructure of Tavria (photo) (Аттестационная комиссия проинспектировала спортивную инфраструктуру «Таврии» (фото)). SC Tavriya Simferopol website. 10 March 2017
  2. ^ a b c "Таврия" и "Севастополь" прекратили свое существование [Tavriya and Sevastopol terminated their existence] (in Russian). Sport Express in Ukraine. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Ukraine trying to revive Crimean champion football club, USA Today (19 June 2015)
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) Tavriya added to Ukraininan Amateur League
  5. ^ a b "SC TAVRIYA SIMFEROPOL'". soccerway.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ a b Tavria united with amateur team from Novotroitske (Таврия объединилась с аматорской командой из Новотроицкого). Sport Arena. 22 August 2020
  7. ^ a b СК «Таврія» припиняє роботу... (in Ukrainian). SC Tavriya Simferopol. 28 March 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Crimean clubs Tavriya Simferopol, Sevastopol weighing switch to Russian league". thenational.ae. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ (in Ukrainian) Tavria and Metalist – potential participants of amateur championship of Ukraine, UA-Football (5 August 2016)
  10. ^ (in Ukrainian) Teams of the 2016–17 Ukrainian Football Amateur League, Ukrainian Football Amateur Association
  11. ^ "Таврію" (Сімферополь) включено до Чемпіонату України серед аматорів (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Football Amateur Association. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Таврия" подала заявку на аттестацию в ФФУ! (in Russian). SC Tavriya Simferopol. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  13. ^ Днепр-1, Агробизнес, Львов, Нива Т, Полесье приняты в состав ПФЛ, Металлист 1925 допущен условно (in Russian). ua-football.com. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  14. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ CS website
  16. ^ Clearing House website
  17. ^ "Склад команди Футбольний клуб "Таврія" Сімферополь: офіційний сайт: футболісти, тренери, персонал".
  18. ^ "Професіональна футбольна ліга України".
  19. ^ Football.ua about coaches 1994–1997
  20. ^ UA-Football.com says with the reference to the official club's web-site.
  21. ^ Tavriya were crowned champions after they defeated Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 in a championship playoff game that was played in L'viv on 21 June 1992.
  22. ^ 3 points deducted for non-compliance with contractual agreements with player agents. З "Таврії" зняли три очки [Three points deducted from Tavria]. Football Federation of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). ua-football.com. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.

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