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FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar celebrate winning the last edition of the UEFA Cup ©Getty Images

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Formed: 1936
Nickname: Hirnyky (The Pitmen)

UEFA club competition honours
• UEFA Cup: 2009

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 5 (2010)
• Soviet/Ukrainian Cup: 10 (2008)

History
• Founded by coal miners in the Donbass region of Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, the club were called Stakhanovets Stalino before switching to FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 1946.

• The 1960s brought a turnaround in the club's fortunes as Shakhtar stormed to a surprise victory against an all-star FC Torpedo Moskva side in the 1961 Soviet Cup final, retaining the trophy 12 months later. Over the next decade they established themselves as one of the strongest teams in the Soviet Top League. Two more Soviet Cups, two silver and bronze medals came in 1980s before the 1991 establishment of an independent football league in Ukraine.

• Relegated for the only time in their history in 1971, they bounced back up and finished 1975 as Soviet runners-up. It brought Shakhtar's debut in European club competition in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup, reaching the third round before losing to eventual winners Juventus.

• On 11 October 1996 Rinat Akhmetov was appointed club president and under his command they began to establish themselves as worthy challengers to FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Along with domestic honours, Akhmetov has worked to establish Shakhtar on the European stage and in 2008/09 Mircea Lucescu led the club to victory in the last edition of the UEFA Cup. The 2010 title, meanwhile, was their fifth in total, and their fourth since the Romanian coach took over in 2004, while the following season he guided Shakhtar into the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the first time.

Club records
Most appearances: Mykhaylo Sokolovskiy (481)
Most goals: Andriy Vorobey (114)
Record victory: Shakhtar 8-0 FC Torpedo Gorkiy (Soviet Top League, 1951)
Shakhtar 9-1 FC Torpedo Zaporizhya (Premier League, 1996/1997)
Record defeat: FC Dinamo Moskva 10-1 Shakhtar (Soviet Top League, 1949)

* Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.17CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/05/2015 02:05 CET
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya
VorsklaVorskla1-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0MetalistMetalist
Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk0-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Obolon-BrovarObolon-Brovar0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0IllychivetsIllychivets
Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
AthleticAthletic0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-1ZoryaZorya
PoltavaPoltava1-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-2PortoPorto
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6-2VolynVolyn
BATEBATE0-7Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-1PoltavaPoltava
Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk2-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5-0BATEBATE
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-0DniproDnipro
KarpatyKarpaty0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-1AthleticAthletic
Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-1HoverlaHoverla
PortoPorto1-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-0BayernBayern
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0VorsklaVorskla
MetalistMetalist0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
MetalistMetalist2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
BayernBayern7-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6-0Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk
IllychivetsIllychivets2-6Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0MetalistMetalist
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa
ZoryaZorya1-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
DniproDnipro0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
VolynVolyn0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
HoverlaHoverla3-7Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-1DniproDnipro
DniproDnipro3-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk18:30KarpatyKarpaty
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv18:30Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    26/11/2008, Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 Basel, Donetsk
  • Biggest defeat:
    06/04/2011, Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk, Barcelona
    19/10/2010, Arsenal 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk, London
    17/09/2002, Austria Wien 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk, Vienna
    25/10/2000, Lazio 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk, Rome
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  15
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  4
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  16
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 95
    Darijo Srna (  CRO)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 23
    Luiz Adriano (  BRA)
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