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FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Dnipro clebrate during their 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Formed: 1918
Nickname: Dnipryani (Dnepr-siders)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• Soviet/Ukrainian league title: 2 (1988)
• Soviet/Ukrainian Cup: 1 (1989)

• Founded in 1918 and originally known as BRIT, the initials of the Bryansk Workers Industrial College, the club was a local concern until it entered the first Soviet competition in 1936 under the name Stal.

• Known as Metalurh Dnipropetrovsk between the years 1949 and 1961, the club reached the semi-finals of the Soviet Cup in 1954, only to lose out to FC Ararat Yerevan.

• Struggled to compete with major forces of Soviet football during the 1960s but saw an upturn in fortunes in the 1970s, earning promotion to the top tier of Soviet football in 1971 and making the semi-finals of the Soviet Cup in both 1973 and 1976.

• The 1980s proved a golden age, with the club claiming the Soviet title in both 1983 and 1988, and lifting the Soviet Cup in 1989, beating FC Torpedo Moskva in the final. Made the quarter-finals of the European Champions Clubs' Cup in both the 1984/85 and 1989/90 seasons, losing to eventual finalists SL Benfica in the latter.

• Founder members of the Ukrainian Premier League on inception in 1992, Dnipro have been ever present in the country's top flight, finishing outside the top six on just two occasions. Consistency has not resulted in silverware, however, with the club's best finish their second place in 1992/93, while in the Ukrainian Cup they have finished as runners-up three times, losing to FC Shakhtar Donetsk in each final.

* Last updated 26 January 2014

Last updated: 26/01/14 17.17CET

Club record in UEFA competitions

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