Vitaliy Danilov

Vitaliy Danilov is the former president of Ukrainian Premier League (2008–2016) and honorary president of FC Kharkiv (2005–2010).

Vitaliy Danilov
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President of Ukrainian Premier League
In office
27 May 2008 – 29 February 2016
Preceded bypost created
Succeeded byVolodymyr Heninson
Personal details
Born (1967-06-10) June 10, 1967 (age 54)
Vinkivtsi Raion, Ukraine


Vitaliy Danilov was born June 10, 1967 in Ukraine. He graduated from the Kyiv National University with degree in fitness education and sport. He continued graduate studies at Kharkiv Economic University. Danilov is a former member of Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada).

Political careerEdit

In 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election Danilov was first elected into parliament on the party list of Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko.[1] In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of "Fatherland" (number 57 on this list).[2] In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Danilov was not re-elected into parliament; because he placed 21st on the electoral list of Batkivshchina and the party won 17 seats on the electoral list and 2 constituency seats.[3][4]

Premier League of UkraineEdit

Vitaliy Danilov was elected as a temporary acting president on May 27, 2008 when top 16 Ukrainian football clubs declared about Ukrainian Premier League launch.

On July 1, 2009, Danilov won the election and became the league president without 'temporary acting' prefix.

But in July 2009, five Premier League clubs: Arsenal (Kyiv), Dynamo (Kyiv), Dnipro (Dnepropetrovsk), Kryvbas (Kryvy Rig), and Metalist (Kharkov) declared that the elections of the League's president were illegal due to procedure infraction. The representatives of the above-mentioned clubs did not recognize Vitaliy Danilov as the president.

To resolve this conflict Vitaliy Danilov initiated in September 2009 re-election of the League's president and on December 1, 2009, won the election again[5] with 11 clubs voted for his candidature, 3 (Arsenal, Dynamo, Metalist) – against, 1 (Kryvbas) abstain, and 1 (FC Dnipro) – absent. This time most presidents of the Premier League of Ukraine acknowledged Vitaliy Danilov legality.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
post created
President of Ukrainian Premier League
Succeeded by
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new post
President of FC Kharkiv
Succeeded by
post disbanded