i am glad that some of you liked the first one that i did i hope some find this intresting i mightnot be able to get a lot of information about the smaller clubs but i will do my very best to mke it as informative as i can
toiday we are going to have a look at the very well known club from the ukraine shakhtar donetsk
two badges from my collection
Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian: Футбольний клуб «Шахта́р» Донецьк [fudˈbɔlʲnɪj klub ʃɐxˈtɑr doˈnɛtsʲk], short nickname "miners") is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. In 2014 the club moved to Lviv but has since early 2017 played in Kharkiv and has its headquarters in Kiev.
Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and is often a participant in the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first club in independent Ukraine to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year before the competition was revamped as the Europa League. FC Shakhtar Donetsk is one of two Ukrainian clubs, the other being Dynamo Kyiv, who have won a major UEFA competition. The club formerly played its home matches at the Donbass Arena, however, due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the team relocated 600 miles to the west in Arena Lviv in the interim. Following the winter break of the 2016–17 season the club moved to the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv (150 miles to the north of Donetsk) early 2017.
Shakhtar Donetsk is Ukraine's most popular football club, and is particularly favoured in the eastern Donbas region.
The club draws its history from the very start of the Soviet football league competitions and is one of the oldest clubs in Ukraine. The club was a member of the Soviet Voluntary Sports Society of Shakhtyor, having connections with other Soviet teams from Karaganda (Kazakhstan), Soligorsk (Belarus), among others. In the late Soviet period, Shakhtar was considered a tough mid-table club of the Soviet Top League and a cup competition specialist after winning the Soviet Cup two years in a row in 1961 and 1962.
The team has played under the following names: Stakhanovets (1936–46), Shakhtyor (Shakhtar) (1946–92), and FC Shakhtar (1992–present).
Metalist Stadium: Shakhtar Donetsk
65 Plekhanivs'ka Street, Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, 61000, Ukraine
roadmap [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
To suggest that life has been complicated for Shakhtar Donetsk in recent times would be something of an understatement. They moved into their newly built stadium, Donbass Arena, in 2009 and three years later basked in the praise as the ground was used to host matches in the 2012 European Championships, including quarter-final and semi-final matches. Sadly war broke out in the Donbass region in 2014 and Shakhtar moved their footballing operations to Lviv Arena, more than six hundred miles away in the city of Lviv. They played their games there until 2016 and at that point they moved to Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.
Kharkiv is slightly closer to the Donbass region, but we’re still talking a distance of around one hundred and fifty miles, so it’s not exactly home. The stadium was previously the home of of the Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv, but they went out of business at the end of 2016 and folded. At the start of 2017 a new club named Metalist 1925 was formed and began playing games there alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, but given the club played its first season in the Ukrainian Football Amateur League and moved to the Ukrainian Second League, we won’t be covering the new side for the moment. All club information on this page, therefore, will be solely about Shakhtar Donetsk.
Metalist Stadium Stats
Year Opened 1926
Average Attendance 10,124
Record Attendance 41,973 (Metalist v Tavria (1980))
Pitch Size 105 x 68 (7140)
Nickname OSC Metalist
Former Name Tractor Stadium, Dzerzhinets Stadium
Owner Kharkiv city council
Clubs Hosted Metalist Kharkiv, Shakhtar Donetsk, Metalist 1925
First Fixture Metalist v Dnipropretovsk (12/09/1926)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Stats
Year Founded 1936
Nickname Hirnyky (The Miners), Kroty (The Moles)
Club Mascot Mole
Rivals CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv
Previous Stadiums RSK Olimpiyskyi, Shakhtar Stadium, Donbass Arena, Arena Lviv
Kit Orange, Dark Blue & Black (Home) / Orange, Black & White (Away)
Training Ground Kirsha Training Centre
Shirt Sponsor CKM
Team Owner Rinat Akhmetov
Record Goalscorer Luiz Adriano (128)
there nickname the moles because like mineres they are underground Kroty (The Moles)
thanks for your time steve