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FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk ( , Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk) is a Ukrainianmarker professional football club from the city of Dnipropetrovskmarker.

History

BRIT
The club's franchise traces its history all the way back when the first team that was formed in 1918 by the Petrovsky factory and was called as BRIT (Brianskyi Robitnychyi Industrialnyi Tekhnikum). The team participated in the regional competition (Katerynoslavmarker championship). With the four other teams BRIT played its games on small stadium "Sokil" which was located on the corner of the Pushkin street and Yuriy Savchenko street.
Petrovets - Stal - Metalurh
Due to the World War I BRIT was disbanded, but on May 9, 1925 a new team was formed in Dnipropetrovskmarker (coincidently, later the day became to be known as the Victory Day). The team participated under a generic name as football team of Petrovsky factory. The official name it received in 1926 when it became to be known as "Petrovets". The team entered the first Sovietmarker competition under the name of Stal (steel -engl) in 1936 in one of the lower divisions. The team participated in the three championship before the World War II. After the war, in 1947, the team reentered the Soviet competition and was merged with another club from Dnipropetrovskmarker, Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk. From 1949 until 1961, the team was called Metalurh (from English metal worker). During this time the team participated for three seasons, 1950-1952, among the amateurs due to poor results. In 1954, Metalurh Dnipropetrovsk reached the semi-finals of the USSR Cup, where it lost to Spartak Yerevan.
Dnepr
In 1961, the team was handed over to its new sponsor, the Yugmash (the Southern machine-producing factory), which at that time was one of the most powerful factories in the entire Soviet Unionmarker and was funded by the Ministry of Defense. The new sponsor changed the team's name to the Russian name of Dnepr, Dnieper, as the Russian was the accepted language of the Soviet Unionmarker and the Soviet government. The team's performance did not change much until after 1968, when Dnepr obtained Andriy Biba and the new coach - Valery Lobanovsky. After that it took the team three years to get promoted to the Soviet Top League and eventually took sixth place in 1972.
Golden generation
In 1973 and 1976 Dnepr reached the semi-finals of the USSR Cup competition. In 1978 the team was relegated to the lower league for two years. Their next return to the top flight was not as inviting as their first one and the team languished at the bottom of the table for several years. In the following years, the governing body of the team hired new promising coaches - Volodymyr Yemets and Hennadiy Zhizdik. After those changes, Dnepr became a strong contender for the Soviet championship winning it twice: once with Yemets and Zhizdik in 1983, and another one with Yevhen Kucherevsky in 1988. During those years, the team featured many notable players such as Oleg Protasov, Hennadiy Litovchenko, Oleksiy Cherednyk, and Oleh Taran.
Dnipro
Following the collapse of the Soviet Unionmarker, the club took on the Ukrainian version name of Dnipro, the name of the biggest river and one of the major symbols of Ukrainemarker. The club joined the football federation of the native country and remained one of the top contenders in the newly formed Ukrainian Premier League. The team received silver medals in 1993 as well as the bronze in 1992, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2004. The team also reached the Ukrainian Cup finals in 1995, 1997 and 2004, but lost all three to Shakhtar Donetsk.

FC Dnipro is currently controlled by the Privat Group.

Stadium

Since the club's foundation in 1925, Dnipro's home was Stadium Meteormarker in Dnipropetrovskmarker. It was opened in 1966 and has undergone several renovations since, the last one being in 2001. However in 2002 after severals spels in European competitions, it became clear that the club needed a new modern venue. Thus, in 2005 Pryvat Group started construction of Dnipro Arenamarker in the centre of Dnipropetrovskmarker. The club played its last game at Meteor on 2 September 2008, against their top rival Metalist Kharkiv.

In April 2005 the new club's arena broke ground. It was constructed by Germanymarker's largest construction company Hochtief. The construction itself took 3 years and 4 month, but a nine month delay occurred due to a land dispute over a site where the stadium's car park was planned. The stadium's final capacity is 31,003 people and the initial estimated cost of the construction was set at €40,000,000.

The stadium was opened on 15 September 2008. The opening ceremony featured a speech by Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko, a concert performance by a number of famous Ukrainian musicians and two football matches: Veterans of Dynamo Kyiv vs Spartak Moscow veterans, and Dnipro against Dynamo Kyiv. As a present to the club from the city the street that the stadium is situated on was renamed into Kucherevskyi Boulevard, in honour of Dnipro's late coach Yevhen Kucherevskyi. Dnipro played their first official game on 29 September 2008 against their local rivals FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, but Dnipro lost 1–2. They set a new attendance record for the Ukrainian Premier League 2008–09 season, at 31,000 spectators. Dnipro Arena is a scheduled venue for an upcoming Euro 2012 held in Polandmarker and Ukrainemarker, and it is also the first stadium to be completed for the competition.

Sponsors

The main sponsors are TM Biola, and NikeFootballmarker.

Honours

: 1986, 1989


: 1983, 1988


: 1989


: 1988


Runner-Up

: 2006


: 1993


: 1995, 1997, 2004


: 1987, 1989


: 1990


: 1983


Other



Current squad

Squad is given according to the club's official website [81425], as of September 18, 2009.

For recent transfers, see List of Ukrainian football transfers summer 2009 and List of Ukrainian football transfers Winter 2008-09.

Famous players

 


Coaches



League and Cup history

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See also



External links



Season
Div.
Pos.
Pl.
W
D
L
GS
GA
P
Domestic Cup
Europe
Notes
1977
1st
12
30
9
9
12
24
31
27
1/8
1978
1st
16
30
9
3
18
25
39
21
1/16
Relegated
1979
2nd
17
46
16
14
16
57
60
44
Group stage
1980
2nd
2
46
27
8
11
60
47
62
Group stage
Promoted
1981
1st
8
34
12
8
14
42
53
32
Group stage
1982
1st
9
34
11
12
11
34
38
32
1/2
1983
1st
1
34
22
5
7
63
36
49
1/4
1984
1st
3
34
17
8
9
54
40
42
1/8
1985
1st
3
34
16
11
7
71
41
42
1/4
ECL
1/4
1986
1st
11
30
8
12
10
41
41
28
1/16
UC
1/8
1987
1st
2
30
15
9
6
42
22
39
1/16
UC
1st round
1988
1st
1
30
18
10
2
49
23
46
1/2
1989
1st
2
30
18
6
6
47
27
42
Winner
UC
1st round
1990
1st
6
24
11
6
7
39
26
28
1/16 finals
ECL
1/4
1991
1st
9
30
9
10
11
31
36
28
1/8 finals
UC
1st round
Season
Div.
Pos.
Pl.
W
D
L
GS
GA
P
Domestic Cup
Europe
Notes
1992
1st
3
18
10
3
5
26
15
23
1/4 finals
yielded to FC Metalist Kharkiv
1/8 final of Soviet Cup
1992-93
1st
2
30
18
8
4
51
20
44
1/8 finals
1993-94
1st
4
34
16
9
9
53
35
41
1/4 finals
UC
2nd round
1994-95
1st
3
34
19
8
7
60
33
65
Runner-up
1995-96
1st
3
34
19
6
9
65
34
63
1/4 finals
1996-97
1st
4
30
14
13
3
48
19
55
Runner-up
1997-98
1st
4
30
17
4
9
47
27
55
1/4 finals
UC
2nd qual round
1998-99
1st
12
30
9
5
16
28
46
32
1/8 finals
1999-00
1st
11
30
8
9
13
26
52
33
1/8 finals
2000-01
1st
3
26
17
4
5
37
18
55
1/2 finals
2001-02
1st
6
26
11
7
8
30
20
40
1/2 finals
UC
1st round
2002-03
1st
4
30
18
5
7
48
27
59
1/2 finals
2003-04
1st
3
30
16
9
5
44
23
57
Runner-up
UC
3rd round
2004-05
1st
4
30
13
9
8
38
34
48
1/2 finals
UC
Round of 32
2005-06
1st
6
30
11
10
9
33
23
43
1/8 finals
UC
Group stage
2006-07
1st
4
30
11
14
5
32
24
47
1/4 finals
2007-08
1st
4
30
18
5
7
40
27
59
1/16 finals
UC
1st round
2008-09
1st
6
30
13
9
8
34
25
48
1/8 finals
UC
2nd qual round
2009-10
1st
1/4 finals

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