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FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk
Club crest
Full name Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk
Nickname(s) Hirnyky (The Miners), Kroty (The Moles)
Founded 24 May 1936 (1936-05-24)
Ground Donbass Arena, Donetsk (Currently playing at Arena Lviv due to safety concerns in Donbass)
Ground Capacity 52,187[1]
Chairman Rinat Akhmetov
Manager Mircea Lucescu
League Ukrainian Premier League
2013–14 Premier League, 1st
Website Club home page
Departments of Shakhtar Donetsk
Football Volleyball Handball
Futsal

Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian: Футбольний клуб «Шахта́р» Доне́цьк ) is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk.

Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and is often a participant of 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 one is Dynamo Kyiv, who have won a major UEFA competition. The club normally plays its home matches at the Donbass Arena. However, because of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, this season home games are being played more than 600 miles to the west in Arena Lviv.[2] Shakhtar Donetsk is Ukraine's second most popular football club.[3] The club is the sole favorite of football fans in the Donbas.[3]

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 (1936–1946), Shakhtyor (Shakhtar) (1946–1992), and FC Shakhtar (since 1992).

Contents

  • History overview 1
  • Stadiums 2
    • Training centre 2.1
  • Crests and colours 3
    • Former kits 3.1
    • Football kits and sponsors 3.2
  • Rivalry 4
  • Honours 5
    • Europe 5.1
    • Soviet Union 5.2
    • Ukraine 5.3
    • Unofficial competitions 5.4
    • Individual player awards 5.5
  • Players 6
    • Current squad 6.1
    • Out on loan 6.2
  • Current coaching staff 7
  • Player records 8
    • Top goalscorers 8.1
    • Most appearances 8.2
  • Head coaches 9
  • League and Cup history 10
    • Soviet Union 10.1
    • Ukraine 10.2
  • European history 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13

History overview

Football came to the Donetsk region in the time of the Vladimir Lenin's club. One of the most prominent players of that period was Viktor Shylovsky[4] who became famous, however, playing for Dynamo Kiev.

The club Shakhtar was originally formed in May 1936 and was initially named Stakhanovets, meaning "the participant of Stakhanovite movement," which derived from Aleksei Stakhanov, a coal-miner in the Donets basin and propaganda celebrity in 1935. The first team was based upon two other local teams, the participants of the All-Ukrainian Spartakiads: Dynamo Horlivka and Stalino. The first game was unofficial against Dynamo Odessa and took place on 12 May 1936 at Balitsky Stadium. The team lost it 3–2 after scoring the first goal. Its first official game with Dynamo Kazan was even more disappointing, which they lost 4–1. Nonetheless, the selective job conducted constructively by the clubs administration allowed the club to compete successfully at the top level by the end 1930s. During the war championship of 1941, which was interrupted unexpectedly, the club defeated Soviet champions Dynamo Moscow and after about ten games were placed in fifth position. In the last game of that championship, they played on 24 June, two days after the start of the Great Patriotic War,[5] which they lost at home to Traktor Stalingrad.[6]

The team in 1937.

The All-Union coal mining society of Stakhanovite had changed its name in July 1946 to Shakhtyor. In 1950 Aleksandr Ponomarev became the head coach of the club. In 1954, Shakhtar under Ponomarev won the Class B League, and returned to the top league.

In 1958 the players of the club received less yellow and red cards then any other team in the championship, for what the Sovetsky Sport newspaper awarded the club with the "Fair Play Award".[7] In the 1960s, Shakhtar, under Oleg Oshenkov’s coaching, were three-time USSR Cup finalists, winning it twice in 1961 and 1962. Among the players playing for the club then where defenders Viacheslav Aliabiev and Vladimir Salkov. The club was nicknamed "The Cup Team" due to Shakhtar’s success in vying for the trophy every year. The Miners’ more notable achievements, however, occurred later from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.

Despite the departure of the teams leader midfielder Anatoliy Konkov, in 1975, Shakhtar under management of former player Vladimir Salkov, earned second place in the USSR Championship and received the right to represent the Soviet Union in European competition. At the end of the season Shakhtar received the Progress Cup, for making the biggest progress from previous season in the league (they received the award again in 1977). In 1978, Shakhtar finished third in the USSR Championship. A year later, the team finished second in the league campaign and its captain — striker Vitaliy Starukhin — became the top scorer in the USSR Championship with 26 goals scored and was named the Soviet Footballer of the Year. The club was only 2 points away from the first place, despite having important players leaving the club before the season, and other important players receiving injuries.[8] Other important players besides Starukhin at the time were Mykhaylo Sokolovsky, who went on to set a caps record for the club (for what he received the Club Loyalty Award in 1987), defenders Viktor Zvyahintsev and Valeriy Horbunov, who both made it numerous times to the 33 Top Players of the Soviet Championship lists, and goalie Yuriy Dehteryov who was named Soviet goalie of the year and took 3rd place for Soviet Footballer of the Year in 1977.[9]

Shakhtar twice, in 1980 and 1983, brought home the crystal USSR Cup to Donetsk and in 1983, it won the

  • Official website
  • Shakhtar news on Tribuna.com

External links

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/StatDoc/competitions/UCL/01/67/63/79/1676379_DOWNLOAD.pdf
  2. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk move training and games over Ukraine conflict".  
  3. ^ a b Poll: 40% of Ukrainians consider themselves football supporters, most against idea of CIS league, Interfax-Ukraine (27 August 2013)
  4. ^ Shylovsky's profile
  5. ^ A local name for World War II military campaign against the Soviet Union
  6. ^ Club's History
  7. ^ http://www.hsf.narod.ru/awards/fairplay1.htm
  8. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/high/52286911.html
  9. ^ a b http://sport.segodnya.ua/football/kratkaja-entsiklopedija-pobed-shakhtera.html
  10. ^ http://www.hsf.narod.ru/awards/fairplay2.htm
  11. ^ http://www.hsf.narod.ru/awards/wtc.htm
  12. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (30 April 2009). "Dynamo and Shakhtar Donetsk fight for Ukraine supremacy on European stage". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Ukraine 2001/02". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  14. ^ http://fairbet.su/2012/12/prichiny-uspexa-doneckogo-shaxtera-na-evropejskoj-futbolnoj-arene-ili-primer-vsem-klubam-byvshego-sssr/
  15. ^ http://football.ua/author/article/144624.html
  16. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/blogs/multi_media/521c8788.html
  17. ^ http://shakhtar.com/ru/news/28153
  18. ^ http://sport.rbc.ru/football/newsline/08/08/2013/400639.shtml
  19. ^ http://brettforrest.com/articles/europes-little-piece-of-brazil/
  20. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1394275.html
  21. ^ http://www.football365.com/f365-features/8308669/Shakhtar-Donetsk-A-Very-Modern-Football-Club
  22. ^ "Ukraine 2004/05". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Ukraine 2005/06". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "Ukraine 2006/07". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "Ukraine 2007/08". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "S Donetsk 2–1 W Bremen (aet)". BBC Sport. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  27. ^ "Ukraine 2009/10". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  28. ^ "Shakhtar Champions League 2010//1". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  29. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2914/champions-league/2011/05/27/2505997/three-manchester-united-players-gareth-bale-included-in
  30. ^ "Ukraine 2010/11". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  31. ^ http://www.sports.ru/football/79251555.html
  32. ^ a b http://shakhtar.com/en/news/21888
  33. ^ "Ukraine 2011/12". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  34. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/high/51e0631a.html
  35. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/high/5215b203.html
  36. ^ a b http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/thegooseandwater/569500.html
  37. ^ a b http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/high/51f65107.html
  38. ^ http://www.sport-express.ua/football/ukraina/news/196950-zenit-shahter-1-3-superkubok-chempionov.html
  39. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/news/52f2a347.html
  40. ^ http://sport.segodnya.ua/football/shahter-so-100-rezultatom-vyigral-obedinennyy-superkubok-494029.html
  41. ^ http://www.rma.ru/news/3830/
  42. ^ http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/thegooseandwater/569898.html
  43. ^ http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/fmpredictor/304989.html
  44. ^ Формат і календар наступного Чемпіонату ПЛ [Format and calendar of the next PFL Championship] (in Українська).  
  45. ^ a b Shakhtar to play home matches in Lviv, Interfax-Ukraine (24 July 2014)
  46. ^ http://shakhtar.com/en/club/crest/ Short crest history
  47. ^ Jerseys of Ukrainian clubs
  48. ^ DCC was a Donetsk-based company in 1995 to 2006 when it was acquired by the Astelit better known as life :).
  49. ^ Digital Cellular Communication at InsideView
  50. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/ukraine-russia-protesters-donetsk-separate-by-force
  51. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/pro-unity-voices-east-ukraine-struggle-heard-191449196.html
  52. ^ «Шахтер» и «Барселона» получат награды от IFFHS – Футбол – Sports.ru
  53. ^ Shakhtar Squad | First Team | FC Shakhtar Donetsk official website
  54. ^ [
  55. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  56. ^ Виталий СТАРУХИН – Футболфан
  57. ^ Михаил СОКОЛОВСКИЙ – Футболфан
  58. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  59. ^ Игорь ПЕТРОВ – Футболфан
  60. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  61. ^ Виктор ГРАЧЁВ – Футболфан
  62. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  63. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  64. ^ Ященко
  65. ^ Дегтерев
  66. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  67. ^ Рудаков
  68. ^ Яремченко
  69. ^ Офіційний сайт Федерації футболу України
  70. ^ Qualified for championship

References


Shakhtar Donetsk participates in European competitions since 1976 after playing its first against Berliner FC Dynamo in the UEFA Cup 1976-77. Since 1997, however, the club continuously participates on annual basis with variable successes, while also takes part in the UEFA Champions League competition since 2000. The first qualification to a group stage took place in the 2000-01 UEFA Champions League when Shakhtar Donetsk played against Arsenal, Lazio, and Sparta Prague.

European history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st 4 18 10 6 2 31 10 26 1/2 finals yielded to FC Chornomorets Odessa
in 1/8 finals of Soviet Cup
1992–93 1st 4 30 11 12 7 44 32 34 1/16 finals
1993–94 1st 2 34 20 9 5 64 32 49 1/8 finals
1994–95 1st 4 34 18 8 8 52 29 62 Winner UC Qual round
1995–96 1st 10 34 13 6 15 44 43 45 1/2 finals CWC 1st round
1996–97 1st 2 30 19 5 6 72 28 62 Winner
1997–98 1st 2 30 20 7 3 61 25 67 1/8 finals CWC 2nd round
1998–99 1st 2 30 20 5 5 70 25 65 1/2 finals UC 2nd qual round
1999–2000 1st 2 30 21 3 6 60 16 66 1/4 finals UC 1st round
2000–01 1st 2 26 19 6 1 71 21 63 Winner UC 3rd round UCL – 1st group stage
2001–02 1st 1 26 20 6 0 49 10 66 Winner UC 1st round UCL – 3rd qual round
2002–03 1st 2 30 22 4 4 61 24 70 Runner-up UC 1st round UCL – 3rd qual round
2003–04 1st 2 30 22 4 4 62 19 70 Winner UC 1st round UCL – 3rd qual round
2004–05 1st 1 30 26 2 2 63 19 80 Runner-up UC Round of 16 UCL – group stage
2005–06 1st 1 30 23 6 1 64 14 75 1/8 finals UC Round of 32 UCL – 3rd qual round
2006–07 1st 2 30 19 6 5 57 20 63 Runner-up UC Round of 16 UCL – group stage
2007–08 1st 1 30 24 2 4 75 24 74 Winner UCL Group stage
2008–09 1st 2 30 19 7 4 47 16 64 Runner-up UC Winner UCL – group stage
2009–10 1st 1 30 24 5 1 62 18 77 1/2 finals EL Round of 32 UCL – 3rd qual round
2010–11 1st 1 30 23 3 4 53 16 72 Winner UCL Quarterfinals
2011–12 1st 1 30 25 4 1 80 18 79 Winner UCL Group stage
2012–13 1st 1 30 25 4 1 82 18 79 Winner UCL Round of 16
2013–14 1st 1 28 21 2 5 62 23 65 Runner-up UCL Group Stage
2014–15 1st UCL Group Stage

Ukraine

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1936 3 spring 7 7 2 1 4 14 24 12 1/32
3 fall 6 7 3 0 4 11 14 13
1937 3 3 9 4 4 1 20 13 21 1/64 Promoted
1938 1 11 25 11 7 7 56 51 29 1/4
1939 1 12 26 5 10 11 40 55 20 1/4
1940 1 12 24 6 4 14 32 43 16
1941 1 5 11 6 0 5 13 13 12
1945 2 5 17 9 5 3 36 25 23 1/8
1946 2 5 24 10 7 7 45 23 27
1947 2 2 24 15 4 5 48 19 34 1/32
1948 2 3 14 8 3 3 33 15 19 Promoted
1949 1 18 34 5 8 21 21 73 18 1/16
1950 1 11 36 13 7 16 49 63 11 1/8
1951 1 3 28 12 10 6 44 30 34 1/2
1952 1 13 13 1 6 6 14 26 8 1/32 Relegated
1953 2 1 14 9 4 1 33 9 22
1953 2 3 5 3 0 2 6 5 6 Semifinals
1954 2 1 22 17 4 1 56 16 38
1954 2 1 5 4 1 0 10 1 9 1/4 Promoted
1955 1st 7 22 4 10 8 23 34 18 1/8
1956 1st 7 22 7 7 8 30 39 21
1957 1st 8 22 7 5 10 19 35 19 1/4
1958 1st 8 22 9 3 10 22 32 21 1/8
1959 1st 12 22 4 5 13 24 43 13 Semifinals
1960 1st 17 30 9 8 13 34 48 26
1961 1st 12 32 12 10 10 45 37 34 Winner
1962 1st 8 32 15 7 10 47 35 37 Winner
1963 1st 11 38 11 14 13 29 33 36 Runner up
1964 1st 5 32 13 11 8 35 26 37 1/8
1965 1st 12 32 7 14 11 29 34 28 1/4
1966 1st 10 36 15 7 14 32 35 37
1967 1st 6 36 13 16 7 43 38 42 1/8
1968 1st 14 38 9 14 15 38 42 32 1/2
1969 1st (Group 2) 3 18 5 8 5 20 17 18 1/16 [70]
1st (Final) 10 26 6 8 12 20 28 20
1970 1st 10 32 11 8 13 35 50 30 1/16
1971 1st 16 30 10 4 16 31 37 24 1/4 Relegated
1972 2nd 2 38 19 13 6 57 21 51 1/16 Promoted
1973 1st 6 30 14 3 13 32 26 31 1/8
1974 1st 12 30 8 12 10 31 35 28 1/2
1975 1st 2 30 15 8 7 45 23 38 1/16
1976 1st spring 5 15 7 4 4 15 16 18 1/2
1st fall 10 15 5 4 6 12 10 14
1977 1st 5 30 9 16 5 31 24 34 1/4 UC 1/8
1978 1st 3 30 16 5 9 42 31 37 Runner up
1979 1st 2 34 20 8 6 57 33 48 Group stage UC 1/16
1980 1st 6 34 13 9 12 45 40 35 Winner UC 1/32
1981 1st 7 34 12 10 12 51 39 34 Group stage UC 1/32
1982 1st 14 34 10 9 15 42 57 29 Group stage
1983 1st 9 34 16 3 15 48 40 35 Winner
1984 1st 13 34 10 9 15 47 46 29 1/8 CWC 1/4
1985 1st 12 34 10 12 12 46 45 30 Runner up
1986 1st 6 30 11 9 10 40 38 31 Runner up
1987 1st 7 30 10 10 10 29 31 30 1/16
1988 1st 8 30 9 10 11 30 28 28 1/8
1989 1st 14 30 9 5 16 24 36 23 1/4
1990 1st 8 24 6 10 8 23 31 22 1/8
1991 1st 12 30 6 14 10 33 41 26 1/8

Soviet Union

League and Cup history

Years Name Trophies
1936–37 Nikolay Naumov
1938 Vasiliy Borisenko
1938 Grigoriy Arkhangelsky
1939–41 Abram Dangulov
1944–45 Nikolay Kuznetsov
1946–48 Aleksey Kostylev
1949 Georgiy Mazanov
1949–51 Viktor Novikov
1952 Konstantyn Kvashnin
1952–56 Aleksandr Ponomarev 1 Soviet First League
1956–57 Vasiliy Yermilov
1958 Abram Dangulov
1959 Viktor Novikov
1959–60 Konstantyn Shegodsky
1960–69 Oleg Oshenkov 2 Soviet Cup
1969–70 Yuriy Voynov
1970–71 Artem Falyan
1971 Yuriy Zakharov
1971–72 Nikolai Morozov
1972–73 Oleh Bazylevych
1974 Yuriy Zakharov
1974–78 Vladimir Salkov
1979–85 Viktor Nosov 2 Soviet Cup
1 USSR Super Cup
1986 Oleh Bazylevych
1987–89 Anatoliy Kon'kov
1989–94 / Valeriy Yaremchenko
1995 Vladimir Salkov 1 Ukrainian Cup
1995–96 Valeriy Rudakov
1 Aug 1996 – 30 March 1999 Valeriy Yaremchenko 1 Ukrainian Cup
1 April 1999–Sept 30, 1999 Anatoliy Byshovets
1999 Oleksiy Drozdenko
30 Nov 1999 – 12 Oct 2001 Viktor Prokopenko 1 Ukrainian Cup
12 Oct 2001 – 31 Dec 2001 Valeriy Yaremchenko (interim)
1 Jan 2002–Sept 18, 2002 Nevio Scala 1 Ukrainian Premier League
1 Ukrainian Cup
Sept 18, 2002–30 June 2003 Valeriy Yaremchenko
1 July 2003 – 3 May 2004 Bernd Schuster
8 May 2004 – 20 June 2004 Viktor Prokopenko
17 May 2004– Mircea Lucescu 8 Ukrainian Premier League
5 Ukrainian Cup
5 Ukrainian Super Cup
1 UEFA Cup

Head coaches

  • Other – National Super Cup
# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Sokolovsky, MykhayloMykhaylo Sokolovsky 1974–1987 400 63 18 4 485
2 Yashchenko, SerhiySerhiy Yashchenko [64] 1982–1995 384 51 8 1 444
3 Srna, DarijoDarijo Srna 2003– 268 38 103 9 418
4 Dehteryov, YuriyYuriy Dehteryov[65] 1967–1983 321 47 10 0 378
5 Shutkov, DmytroDmytro Shutkov[66] 1991–2008 267 56 24 0 347
6 Rudakov, ValeriyValeriy Rudakov [67] 1974–1986 277 44 16 3 340
7 Yaremchenko, ValeriyValeriy Yaremchenko[68] 1966–1978 297 32 8 0 337
8 Hrachov, ViktorViktor Hrachov 1980–1981
1982–1990
1994
282 40 6 3 331
9 Petrov, IhorIhor Petrov 1982–1991
1994–1996
1998
281 39 10 1 331
10 Tymoshchuk, AnatoliyAnatoliy Tymoshchuk[69] 1998–2006 227 40 57 2 326

As of 21 October 2014

Most appearances

  • Other – National Super Cup
# Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 , Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano 2007– 69 14 29 3 115
2 Vorobey, AndriyAndriy Vorobey[55] 1998–2007 80 22 12 0 114
3 Starukhin, VitaliyVitaliy Starukhin[56] 1973–1981 84 23 3 0 110
4 Sokolovsky, MykhayloMykhaylo Sokolovsky[57] 1974–1987 87 11 5 2 105
5 , BrandãoBrandão[58] 2002–2008 65 11 15 0 91
6 Petrov, IhorIhor Petrov[59] 1982–1991
1994–1996
1998
70 12 2 0 84
7 Atelkin, SerhiySerhiy Atelkin[60] 1990–1995
1996–1997
2000–2002
61 9 12 0 82
8 Hrachov, ViktorViktor Hrachov[61] 1980–1981
1982–1990
1994
65 10 5 0 82
9 Matveyev, OlehOleh Matveyev[62] 1992–1995
1996–2000
61 16 1 0 78
10 Zubov, HennadiyHennadiy Zubov[63] 1994–2004 57 10 6 0 73
As of 21 October 2014

Top goalscorers

Player records

Position Name
Manager Mircea Lucescu
Assistant Manager Antônio Carlos Zago
Assistant Manager Alexandru Spiridon
Fitness Coach Carlo Nicolini
Fitness Coach Massimo Ugolini
Goalkeeping Coach Tomislav Rogić
Goalkeeping Coach Dmytro Shutkov
Reserve Team Manager Miguel Cardoso
Reserve Team Assistant Manager Anatoliy Skyrchuk
Reserve Team Assistant Manager Serhiy Kovalyov
Reserve Team Physical Training Coach Volodymyr Rashevskyi
Reserve Team Goalkeeping Coach Borys Tkachov

Current coaching staff

No. Position Player
GK Mykyta Shevchenko (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
GK Yaroslav Stavytskyi (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
DF Taras Kacharaba (on loan to Hoverla Uzhhorod)
DF Bohdan Butko (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
DF Mykola Ischenko (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
DF Mykhaylo Pysko (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
DF Eduard Sobol (on loan to Metalurh Donetsk)
MF Maksym Malyshev (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
MF Maksym Zhychykov (on loan to Sumy)
MF Vitaliy Vitsenets (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
MF David Targamadze (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
MF Andriy Totovytskyi (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
MF Vyacheslav Churko (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
MF Oleksiy Polyanskyi (on loan to Hoverla Uzhhorod)
No. Position Player
MF Vasyl Kobin (on loan to Metalist Kharkiv)
MF Denys Kozhanov (on loan to Karpaty Lviv)
MF Serhiy Hryn (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
MF Dmytro Hrechyshkin (on loan to Chornomorets Odesa)
MF Alan Patrick (on loan to Internacional)
MF Ruslan Malinovskyi (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
MF Oleksandr Karavayev (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
MF Illya Hlushytskyi (on loan to Hoverla Uzhhorod)
MF Roman Yemelyanov (on loan to Ural)
FW Serhiy Bolbat (on loan to Metalist Kharkiv)
FW Anton Shynder (on loan to Chornomorets Odesa)
FW Pylyp Budkivskyi (on loan to Zorya Luhansk)
FW Vladyslav Kulach (on loan to Illichivets Mariupol)
FW Facundo Ferreyra (on loan to Newcastle United)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Out on loan

No. Position Player
4 DF Oleksandr Volovyk
5 DF Oleksandr Kucher
6 MF Taras Stepanenko
7 MF Wellington Nem
8 MF Fred
9 FW Luiz Adriano (vice-captain)
10 MF Bernard
11 MF Marlos
12 GK Rustam Khudzhamov
13 DF Vyacheslav Shevchuk
17 MF Fernando
18 DF Ivan Ordets
20 MF Douglas Costa
21 FW Oleksandr Hladkyy
No. Position Player
23 GK Bohdan Sarnavskyi
27 DF Dmytro Chyhrynskyi
28 MF Taison
29 MF Alex Teixeira
30 GK Andriy Pyatov
31 DF Ismaily
32 GK Anton Kanibolotskyi
33 DF Darijo Srna (captain)
35 GK Mykyta Kryukov
38 DF Serhiy Kryvtsov
44 DF Yaroslav Rakytskiy
66 DF Márcio Azevedo
77 MF Ilsinho
89 FW Dentinho
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

The squad is as of 2 September 2014.[53][54]

Current squad

Players

Honours

Among the extinguished rivalries are the games against Soviet Top League. Another interesting rivalry, the Donbas Derby, is with Zorya Luhansk, which gather a significant crowd in Luhansk. During the early Ukrainian championships, another interesting rivalry developed with Chornomorets Odessa labelled the "Miners vs. Sailors," which declined with the turn of the millennium due to inconsistent performance of the Odessa-based club.

The other rivalry with Metalurh Donetsk is local and, although not as significant as games against the rivals from the capital, the games between the two Donetsk teams have been proclaimed the Donetsk Derby.

Shakhtar's biggest rival today is Dynamo Kyiv. The match between them has grown into what is called the Ukrainian derby. The stadiums in Kiev and Donetsk are nearly full for matches between the two teams and are the main football events within the country. On the other hand "ultras" – fanatical supporters of Shakhtar – fought alongside their Dynamo arch-rivals during the violent street protests of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.[50] They later provided security for pro-Ukrainian demonstrators during the 2014 pro-Russian protests in Donetsk.[51]

Shakhtar ultras at the Donbass Arena

Rivalry

Years[47] Football kit Shirt sponsor
1992-1998 Adidas Carlsberg
1998-2005 DCC[48][49]
2005-2006 life:)
2006-2007 SCM
2008–present Nike

Football kits and sponsors


Stakhanovets
Shakhtar '50s
Since 1961
Shakhtar '70s
Since 1983
Since 1986

Former kits

In 2008, during the presentation of the club's new stadium, Shakhtar's new logo was unveiled. For the first time in over 30 years, the crossed hammers, the traditional symbols of the club, were present on the crest. Also, for the first time the name was written in the Ukrainian language and not Russian.

In 1989, an artist, Viktor Savilov, on the event of the club restructuring offered a draft variant of a logo with elements of the ball and a pitch. Some time later, the logo was remodelled into the present one. The emblem was added to the kit in 1997.[46]

The first logo of the club was designed in 1936, it featured a blue hexagon, with a red 'S' in the middle, crossed over by a jackhammer. In 1946, when the club was renamed, the logo was changed to black and white, with addition of club's name. Later, in the middle of the 1960s, their logo depicted two crossed hammers, with "Shakhtar Donetsk" written in the circle. The crest was added to the kit and remained there since, except for several seasons in the beginning of the 1990s. The club's name was depicted in the Russian language, until the latest logo was chosen. Therefore, some sources have its name written often as "Shakhter" or rarely "Shakhtyor."

Public billboard in Donetsk, using the Russian name of the club

Crests and colours

Shakhtar Donetsk has its own training facilities for its first team, reserve team and youth academy all located at Kirsha Training Centre. During the period when their temporary venue for its home matches is Bannikov Stadium the team will use training facilities in Kiev.[45]

Training centre

Due to conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Shakhtar and Metalurh Donetsk are playing this season at the Arena Lviv in Lviv.[44][45]

A mascot mole (moles is a nickname for the club) will entertain spectators during the home matches. Shakhtar are rated 40th by the average game attendance, being the top eastern European club on the rating charts.[43] Before season 2013-14 Shakhtar set a new record for Eastern Europe for number of season tickets sold, selling 27,000 season tickets, which means 52% of the seats in Donbass Arena belong to season tickets holders.[37]

Until 2009 Shakhtar had been playing most of its games at the RSC Olimpiyskiy stadium. The construction of a new stadium, Donbass Arena, finished and it was opened on 29 August 2009. The stadium has a capacity of 50,149 and has been awarded a UEFA five star rating, the highest rating achievable. Shakhtar's old home, the central Shakhtar Stadium which was built in 1936 and reconstructed four times, is currently being used by Shakhtar Donetsk Reserves. The stadium received some major renovations, including the installation of bench seats in 2000 when Shakhtar made it to the Champions League Group Stage.

Shakhtar currently play at the Arena Lviv due to conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Stadiums

In the Willian brought the club over 100 million Euros, and Shakhtar spent the following summer trying to integrate new young players into the team, who along with the remaining players are supposed to form the backbone of the renewed Shakhtar.[34][35][36] Despite selling its leaders, before season 2013-14 Shakhtar set a new record for East Europe for number of season tickets sold.[37] Before the beginning of the 2013/14 season, Shakhtar won two friendly tournaments in Abu Dhabi, the Match World Cup, and the Super Cup of Champions played against the Russian champion Zenit St Petersburg.[38] In the mid-season break, Shakhtar won the 2014 United Supercup (the second edition of the United Tournament), a tournament between the top-two placed clubs of Ukraine and of Russia,[39][40] which strengthened Shakhtar's status as the strongest club in Eastern Europe.[36][41][42] At the end of the 2013–14 season Shakhtar won the Ukraine Premier League, while Luiz Adriano became the league top scorer. Shakhtar also won the 2014 Ukrainian Super Cup, holding the trophy for the 6th time.

Before the start of the 2009/10 season, Shakhtar won the friendly Willian.

In 2009, they became only the second Ukrainian team to win a European competition (and the first since independence), and the first to win the UEFA Cup, beating Werder Bremen in the final, with goals from Brazilians Luiz Adriano and Jádson.[26] The victory earned the player Mariusz Lewandowski the 2009 Polish Footballer of the Year award. This also made them the last UEFA Cup winners before the tournament was rebranded as the UEFA Europa League.

Shakhtar appeared in all three editions of the Channel One Cup, winning the 2006 edition and finishing runners up in 2008. Having missed out on the league title in the 2006–07 season,[24] Shakhtar regained the title in the 2007–08 season. They were also victorious in the Ukrainian Cup, defeating Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 in the final.[25] Shakhtar's attendance levels at league matches have continually risen over the years to a point where they averaged 36,983 spectators over the 2011–12 Premier League season.

They retained the Premier League crown in the 2005–06 season and managed to avenge the defeat to Dynamo in the previous Super Cup by defeating them on penalties to win their first ever Super Cup title.[23] At the end of the season Anatoliy Tymoschuk was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year for by Ukrainskiy Football for the second time, becoming the first Shakhtar player to be named so more than once. Brazilian striker Brandao became league joint top scorer.

After few manager changes, in 2004 Mircea Lucescu was invited to built a team in Shakhtar. After 10 days at the club he won the 2003–04 Ukrainian Cup, and after three month for the first time in club history the club made it to the UEFA Champions League group stage, which won him the 2004 Romania Coach of the Year title.[9] The strategy chosen was looking for young talented players in Brazil, which will form the base of the attack, while the defense will be mostly local (in order to adjust to rules forcing teams to have a certain number of local players on the field).[14][15] The big amount of Brazilian players arriving to the club through the years earned Shakhtar the nickname "the most Brazilian club in Europe".[16][17][18][19][20][21] They won their second Premier League title in the 2004-05 season. They lost to Dynamo Kyiv in the inaugural Ukrainian Super Cup tournament in 2004. They finished as runners up in the 2004-05 Ukrainian Cup, losing to Dynamo in a penalty shoot-out the Final.[22]

The club won their first ever Ukrainian Premier League title in the 2001-02 season, under coach Nevio Scala, winning by a single point over Dynamo Kyiv. They were also victorious in the 2001-02 Ukrainian Cup, defeating Dynamo 3–2 after extra time in the Final.[13] Among the main players at the club at the time were captin defensive midfielder Anatoliy Tymoschuk, striker Andriy Vorobey, midfielder Hennadiy Zubov and defender Mykhaylo Starostyak. At the end of the season Tymoschuk, who emerged as the club's leader on the field, was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year according to Komanda and Ukrainskiy Football.

Towards the end of the decade, the team finally started to look like a team able to become champion. In 1999, a Shakhtar football academy was opened and now hosts football training for roughly 3,000 children. In 2000 Andriy Vorobey was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year by Komanda, the first Shakhtar player in independent Ukraine to do so, and became the top scorer in the 2000–01 Ukrainian Premier League.

Even though Shakhtar was not a contester for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a big point gap from the first place, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001. In the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Shakhtar were eliminated after a 5–2 aggregate loss to Italian club Vicenza, losing the first and second legs. Important players at the time were defenders Serhiy Popov and Mykhaylo Starostyak, goalkeeper Dmytro Shutkov, striker Oleh Matveyev, who was top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League in season 1996/97, and midfielders Hennadiy Orbu, Valeriy Kriventsov and Ihor Petrov. Most of the players plying for the team of the time came through the teams youth ranks.

In the newly independent Ukraine, Shakhtar, along with Dynamo Kyiv, became perennial first place competitors. In October 1995, a bombing-assassination took place at the team's stadium, killing team President Akhat Bragin. In the year that followed, Rinat Akhmetov took over as President and subsequently invested heavily in the club.[12]

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