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The Ukrainian Cup (Ukrainian: Кубок України) is an association football national knockout cup competition run by the Ukrainian Association of Football. The competition is conducted almost exclusively among professional clubs.[1] Since the 2003–04 season, the Cup winner qualifies to play the Ukrainian Premier League winner for the Ukrainian Super Cup.

Ukrainian Cup
Ukrainian Cup.svg
Founded1992
Region Ukraine
Number of teams45
Qualifier forUEFA Europa League
Domestic cup(s)Ukrainian Super Cup
Current championsShakhtar Donetsk
(13th title)
Most successful club(s)Shakhtar Donetsk (13 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2018–19 Ukrainian Cup

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Current formatEdit

The format of this competition consists of two stages: a qualification stage with two rounds followed by the main event (four rounds and the final game).[2] The competition involves all professional clubs plus the two finalists of the Ukrainian Amateur Cup (since 2011).

Past variations of the competition involved a home-away type of elimination, but the Ukrainian Cup has since changed to a single game per round format. In recent years, a conditional replay game was introduced to avoid penalty shootouts. Cup draws may be conducted for two consecutive rounds, but usually occur before each following round. The lower division teams are usually awarded the home-field advantage (or the first leg at home in case of a two-leg round).

OrganizationEdit

Ukrainian Football Amateur AssociationEdit

The modern Ukrainian Cup competition is primarily limited to professional level clubs. Prior to 1996, however, the Cup was open to cup winners of all Ukrainian regional teams. In 1996, amateur clubs were omitted from participation in the Ukrainian Cup. In 1997 and 1998, only winners of the Ukrainian Amateur Cup were allowed to participate. In 1999, a new tournament, the Ukrainian Second League Cup, was established; with that change, amateur clubs were excluded from the Ukrainian Cup competition. In 2006, amateur clubs once again were allowed to compete by qualifying as the winner of the Amateur Cup. Since 2011, both finalists have qualified for the Ukrainian Cup.

Professional clubsEdit

From the Round of 32, which is officially considered to be the first round of competition, the tournament is administrated by the Ukrainian Premier League (PFL, created in 2008). Earlier rounds are under the administration of the PFL Ukraine. Until the organization of the PFL in 1996, the tournament and league competitions were both administered by the Football Federation of Ukraine.

HistoryEdit

 
First Ukrainian SSR Cup on cover of the Soviet Union

Ukrainian Cup competitions have been conducted since at least 1936.[3] The first of season in 1936 was officially known as Spring Championship, the decision about which was adopted by the All-Ukrainian football Section.[3] Initially called also as the Spring Championship, sometime during the 1937 season the tournament was renamed by mass media as the Cup of the Ukrainian SSR (Ukrainian: Кубок УРСР, Kubok URSR).[3] The official change was adopted by the Republican Football Conference only in April 1938.[3] To commemorate the event, in 1979 the Soviet Ministry of Communication released an envelope with depiction of the trophy (see the picture).[3] The streamer on top of a picture reads in Russian language "The first Cup of Ukraine in football" (Russian: Первый кубок Украины по футболу, Pervyi kubok Ukrainy po futbolu), while the same thing is written at the picture's footer in Ukrainian language (Ukrainian: Перший кубок України з футболу, Perhyi kubok Ukrayiny z futbolu).

In 1944 as compensation for the canceled republican championship there was conducted next tournament in September.[3] The decision to conduct the tournament was adopted on 6 September 1944 by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine.[3] The tournament was also known as Ukrainian Cup[4] or Ukrainian Bowl (Ukrainian: Келих УРСР, Kelykh URSR).[3] After World War II, subsequent editions of the national Cup were downgraded to a republican cup competition that was limited to lower league clubs and teams participating in the KFK competitions (amateurs). The timeframe of the tournament also shifted from spring time to fall (end of calendar year).[3] Already in 1948 FC Lokomotyv Kharkiv as one of the Soviet Top League clubs from Ukraine chose not to participate in the Ukrainian Cup competition.[3] In 1959 the tournament was cancelled completely and replaced with Football Cup among collective of physical culture (a predecessor to Ukrainian Amateur Cup).

In 1970s the Ukrainian Cup competitions were revived and conducted parallel to Ukrainian Amateur Cup for several seasons. In second half of 1970 the tournament was discontinued once again until 1990.

The first Cup competition in independent Ukraine had an unlikely winner, similar to the championship of 1992. The main contender, Dynamo Kyiv, settled for a draw in its first game at home against a team that was an amateur club in Soviet times, Skala Stryi. In the following quarter-finals round, the team faced defeat by Torpedo Zaporizhia. Eventually that competition was won by Chornomorets Odesa.

In 2008, the Football Federation of Ukraine signed a contract with the company Datagroup,[5] naming the company as the main sponsor of the tournament for the next four years. Datagroup introduced its new version of the cup trophy,[6] the first winner of which became Shakhtar Donetsk.[7] In 2010, there was an attempt to launch an independent website for the competition, which was active for only a couple of months.

VenuesEdit

Olimpiyskiy
Metalist
most used arenas

The Ukrainian Cup finals are played most often at the main countries association football venue, Olympiyskiy National Sports Complex. Since 2008 and establishing of the Ukrainian Premier League, the final games started to be conducted at alternative stadiums among which most often was used the Metalist Oblast Sports Complex and the Dnipro Arena.

FinalsEdit

Source:[8][9]

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-up
1992
Final
31 May 1992 19:00 (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Chornomorets Odesa
Ilia Tsymbalar   107'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
(aet)
Metalist Kharkiv
1992–93
Final
30 May 1993 ? (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 47,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Victor Leonenko   23'
Dmytro Topchiyev   64'
2 – 1
(1 – 0)
Karpaty Lviv
Ihor Plotko   89' (Pen)
1993–94
Final
29 May 1994 17:00 (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Chornomorets Odesa 0 – 0
(aet)
5–3 (pen.)
Tavriya Simferopol
1994–95
Final
28 May 1995 ? (EEST)
KievRepublican Stadium
Attendance: 42,500
Shakhtar Donetsk
Ihor Petrov   78'
1 – 1
(0 – 1)
(aet)
7–6 (pen.)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Aleksandr Zakharov   23'
1995–96
Final
26 May 1996 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 47,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Serhiy Rebrov   27'
Yuri Maximov   59'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Nyva Vinnytsia
1996–97
Final
25 May 1997 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 26,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Atelkin   36'
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1997–98
Final
31 May 1998 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 43,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Andriy Shevchenko   1'
Andriy Shevchenko   30'
2 – 1
(2 – 0)
CSKA Kyiv
Vasyl Novokhatskyi   54'
1998–99
Final
30 May 1999 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 71,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Andriy Shevchenko   18'
Valentin Belkevich   19'
Andriy Shevchenko   67'
3 – 0
(2 – 0)
Karpaty Lviv
1999–00
Final
27 May 2000 ? (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 45,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Aliaksandr Khatskevich   45'
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
2000–01
Final
27 May 2001 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 55,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Atelkin   78'
Serhiy Atelkin   119'
2 – 1
(0 – 1; 1 – 1)
(aet)
CSKA Kyiv
Ruslan Kostyshyn   7'
2001–02
Final
26 May 2002 19:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 81,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Popov   10'
Serhiy Atelkin   81'
Andriy Vorobei   99'
3 – 2
(1 – 1; 2 – 2)
(aet)
Dynamo Kyiv
Valentin Belkevich   31'
Maksim Shatskikh   50'
2002–03
Final
25 May 2003 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 71,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Aliaksandr Khatskevich   56'
Diogo Rincón   90+'
2 – 1
(0 – 1)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Andriy Vorobei   18'
2003–04
Final
30 May 2004 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 60,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Oleksiy Byelik   1'
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   90+'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2004–05
Final
29 May 2005 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 68,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Diogo Rincón   11' (Pen)
1 – 0
(1 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
2005–06
Final
2 May 2006 17:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 25,000
Dynamo Kyiv
Kléber   47'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Metalurh Zaporizhya
2006–07
Final
28 May 2007 19:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 64,500
Dynamo Kyiv
Kléber   58'
Oleh Husyev   80'
2 – 1
(0 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Elano   89'
2007–08
Final
7 May 2008 19:00 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 28,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Oleksandr Hladkyy   44'
Oleksiy Hai   78'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2008–09
Final
31 May 2009 17:00 (EEST)
DnipropetrovskDnipro Arena
Attendance: 25,700
Vorskla Poltava
Vasyl Sachko   50'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
2009–10
Final
16 May 2010 17:00 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 21,000
Tavriya Simferopol
Feschuk   2'
Kovpak   40' (pen.)
Idahor   96'
3 – 2
(2 – 0; 2 – 2)
(aet)
Metalurh Donetsk
Mkhitaryan   51'
Mário Sérgio   74'
2010–11
Final
25 May 2011 20:15 (EEST)
SumyYuvileiny Stadium
Attendance: 27,800
Shakhtar Donetsk
Eduardo   64'
Luiz Adriano   87'
2 – 0
(0 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2011–12
Final
6 May 2012 19:30 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 47,314
Shakhtar Donetsk
Teixeira   23'
Kucher   104'
2 – 1
(1 – 0; 1 – 1)
(aet)
Metalurh Donetsk
Morozyuk   68'
2012–13
Final
22 May 2013 19:45 (EEST)
KharkivOSC "Metalist"
Attendance: 40,003
Shakhtar Donetsk
Fernandinho   41'
Teixeira   53'
Taison   73'
3 – 0
(1 – 0)
Chornomorets Odesa
2013–14
Final
15 May 2014 20:00 (EEST)
PoltavaButovsky Vorskla Stadium
Attendance: 9,700
Dynamo Kyiv
Kucher   40' (o.g.)
Vida   43'
2 – 1[10]
(2 – 0)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Douglas Costa   57'
2014–15
Final
4 June 2015 21:00 (EEST)
KievNSC "Olimpiyskiy"
Attendance: 53,455
Dynamo Kyiv 0 – 0
(aet)
5–4 (pen.)
Shakhtar Donetsk
2015–16
Final
21 May 2016 17:00 (EEST)
LvivArena Lviv
Attendance: 21,720
Shakhtar Donetsk
Hladkyy   42'57'
2 – 0
(1 – 0)
Zorya Luhansk
2016–17
Final
17 May 2017 21:00 (EEST)
KharkivMetalist Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Shakhtar Donetsk
Marlos   81'
1 – 0
(0 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2017–18
Final
9 May 2018 20:30 (EEST)
DniproDnipro Arena
Attendance: 28,155
Shakhtar Donetsk
Ferreyra   48'
Rakytskyi   61'
2 – 0
(0 – 0)
Dynamo Kyiv
2018–19
Final
15 May 2019 21:00 (EEST)
ZaporizhiaSlavutych Arena
Attendance: 11,100
Shakhtar Donetsk
Tetê   28'39'
Moraes   45+2'
Solomon   65'
4 – 0
(3 – 0)
Inhulets Petrove

Top scorers of finalsEdit

No Name Club(s) Goals
1   Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv 4
  Serhiy Atelkin Shakhtar Donetsk
3   Oleksandr Hladkyy Shakhtar Donetsk 3
4   Valiantsin Bialkevich Dynamo Kyiv 2
  Aliaksandr Khatskevich Dynamo Kyiv
  Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar Donetsk
  Diogo Rincón Dynamo Kyiv
  Kléber Dynamo Kyiv
  Alex Teixeira Shakhtar Donetsk
  Tetê Shakhtar Donetsk
10 32 players 1

PerformancesEdit

Achievements of clubs since 1992[11][12]

Team Winners Runners-up Winning years
Shakhtar Donetsk 13 6 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Dynamo Kyiv 11 5 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015
Chornomorets Odesa 2 1 1992, 1994
Tavriya Simferopol 1 1 2010
Vorskla Poltava 1 2009
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3
Karpaty Lviv 2
Metalurh Donetsk 2
Arsenal Kyiv[a] 2
Metalist Kharkiv 1
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 1
Metalurh Zaporizhya 1
Nyva Vinnytsia 1
Zorya Luhansk 1
Inhulets Petrove 1

All-time tableEdit

Top-10. All figures are correct through the 2017–18 season.[13]

PL Team Seasons GP W D L GS GA Pts Achievement
1 Shakhtar Donetsk 27 151 111 21 19 346 106 354 champion
2 Dynamo Kyiv 27 144 112 16 16 345 90 352 champion
3 FC Dnipro 27 117 68 17 32 188 105 221 finalist
4 Tavriya Simferopol 24 87 49 15 23 141 97 162 champion
5 Karpaty Lviv 27 89 45 12 32 130 96 147 finalist
6 Vorskla Poltava 27 84 44 12 28 113 97 144 champion
7 Chornomorets Odesa 27 92 44 12 36 148 99 144 champion
8 Volyn Lutsk 27 84 42 8 34 141 128 134 semi-finalist
9 Metalurh Zaporizhia 27 80 40 11 29 119 94 131 finalist
10 Metalurh Donetsk 20 70 37 10 23 107 91 121 finalist

Top 10 managersEdit

As of 15 May 2019

Rating Name Club(s) Holder Finalist Semifinalist
1   Mircea Lucescu Shakhtar Donetsk 6 5
2   Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Kyiv 3 1
3   Paulo Fonseca Shakhtar Donetsk 3
  Viktor Prokopenko Chornomorets Odesa (2)
Shakhtar Donetsk (1)
3
4   Serhiy Rebrov Dynamo Kyiv 2 1
5   Anatoliy Demyanenko Dynamo Kyiv (2)
Volyn Lutsk
2 1
7   Yozhef Sabo Dynamo Kyiv 2
8   Valeriy Yaremchenko Shakhtar Donetsk (1)
Kremin Kremenchuk
1 1 2
9   Mykhaylo Fomenko Dynamo Kyiv (1)
CSKA Kyiv
Tavriya Simferopol
1 1 1
10   Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko Dynamo Kyiv 1 1
  Vladimir Salkov Shakhtar Donetsk 1 1
  Mykola Pavlov Metalurh Mariupol
Vorskla Poltava (1)
1 1

This table shows the most successful managers in the Cup since its foundation in 1991.
The cup was also won by   Nevio Scala (Shakhtar) and Serhiy Puchkov (Tavriya).
– Managers that have retired from the sport. Bold font denotes managers that are still active in the current season. In parentheses are cups for the respective team.

Players' statisticsEdit

All-time Ukrainian Cup scorers
Rank Player Club(s) Goals Games Ratio
1   Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar, Dnipro, 25 53 0.472
2   Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo, Arsenal 23 46 0.5
3   Oleksandr Palyanytsia Dnipro, Veres, Karpaty, Metalist, Kryvbas 22 48 0.458
4   Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo-2, Dynamo 21 31 0.677
5   Serhiy Rebrov Shakhtar, Dynamo 20 51 0.392
6   Andriy Pokladok Karpaty, Metalurh D, Rava, Halychyna L 19 47 0.404
7   Oleh Matveyev Shakhtar, Metalurh Z 17 32 0.531
8   Oleksiy Antyukhin Metalurh Z, Tavria, Vorskla 16 34 0.471
9   Bohdan Yesyp Dynamo, Zirka, Zakarpattia, Naftovyk 15 37 0.405
10   Valentyn Poltavets Shakhtar Pavlohrad, Metalurh Z, Dnipro, Chornomorets, Dniester 15 48 0.313
Data through 21 August 2014.[14][15]
Seasonal top scorers
Year Top Scorer(s) Goals
1992   Oleksandr Zayets (Torpedo) 6
1993   Vitaliy Parakhnevych (Odessa) 8
1994   Oleksiy Antiukhin (Tavria)
  Eduard Valenko (Lviv, Karpaty)
5
1995   Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo-2, Dynamo) 6
1996   Oleksandr Palyanytsia (Dnipro)
  Oleksandr Ihnatyev (Nyva M)
  Oleksandr Perenchuk (Nyva M)
4
1997   Yakiv Kripak (Metalurh Z) 5
1998   Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo) 8
1999   Artem Lopatkin (Stal A)
  Vyacheslav Tereshchenko (Odessa)
8
2000   Valentyn Poltavets (Metalurh Z)
  Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
4
2001   Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D) 6
2002   Yevhen Arbuzov (Tytan A)
  Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D)
  Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
5
2003   Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar D)
  Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo)
5
2004   Oleksandr Kosyrin (Chornomorets) 5
2005   Diogo Rincón (Dynamo) 6
2006   Kléber (Dynamo) 5
2007   Ruslan Levyha (Illichivets) 6
2008   Wladzimir Karytska (Chornomorets) 5
2009   Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo) 5
2010   Oleksandr Kovpak (Tavriya) 5
2011   Andriy Oliynyk (Karpaty Ya.) 5
2012   Maicon (Volyn) 5
2013   Luiz Adriano & Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar) 4
2014   Eduardo (Shakhtar) 4
2015   Anton Kotlyar (Stal D) 5
2016   Oleksandr Karavayev (Zorya)
  Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo)
4
2017   Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo) 3
2018   Serhiy Kyslenko (Lviv) 5
Data through 2015–16 season.[14]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ previously, also known as CSKA Kyiv

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football Federation of Ukraine". Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  2. ^ "Football Federation of Ukraine". Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Banyas, V. Forgotten tournaments (Забуті турніри). Ukrainian Premier League. 23 May 2017
  4. ^ Banyas, V. Simply Pasha (Просто Паша). Ukrainian Premier League. 4 August 2017
  5. ^ Cup of Ukraine got title sponsor (Datagroup website) ‹See Tfd›(in English)
  6. ^ Trouphy presentation for the 2010 final (FFU website) ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian)
  7. ^ Shakhtar won the 2008 Cup final. ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian)
  8. ^ "RSSSF". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  9. ^ "Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  10. ^ 2014 Final of the Ukrainian Cup. Soccerway.
  11. ^ Five holders, 13 finalists and 26 semifinalists (П’ять володарів, 13 фіналістів і 26 півфіналістів). Ukrainian Premier League.
  12. ^ Statistics by season. Futbol from Dmitriy Troschiy.
  13. ^ http://wildstat.ru/p/2102/cht/211/stat/summary Кубок Украины (Суммарная таблица за все годы)
  14. ^ a b Players records ‹See Tfd›(in Russian)
  15. ^ "Шацких обошел Шевченко, на очереди Воробей?". sport.ua. 21 August 2014.

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