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FC Metalurh Donetsk

FC Metalurh Donetsk
Metaluhr in action against Dynamo and Andriy Shevchenko in 2010 ©Oleksandr Zadiraka

FC Metalurh Donetsk

Formed: 1996
Nickname:
Synio-bili (Blue-Whites), Metallurgists

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours
• None

History
• The Donetsk club, in its modern day form, was founded in June 1996 and replaced FC Medita in the Ukrainian third tier midway through the 1995/96 season.

• The following season Metalurh competed in the second division before making the step up to the top flight for the 1997/98 campaign.

• Metalurh's highest Premier League finish is third, achieved in 2002, 2003 and 2005. The Blue-Whites also made their UEFA Cup debut in 2002/03 but lost 10-2 on aggregate in the first round to SV Werder Bremen.

• In 2009/10 Bulgarian coach Nikolai Kostov led Metalurh to the Ukrainian Cup final where they came from 2-0 down to take the game to extra time before eventually succumbing 3-2 to SC Tavriya Simferopol.

• The Synio-bili play their home games at the 5,000-capacity Metalurh Stadium, moving to the Shakhtar Stadium for UEFA competition matches. A new 17,500-seated venue is under construction at Makiivka, near Donetsk.

Club records
Most appearances: Vyacheslav Checher (261)
Most goals: Sergiy Shyschenko (35)
Record victories: 5-0 four times, most recently at home to FC Obolon Kyiv (Premier League, 09/05/2010)
Record defeat: SV Werder Bremen 8-0 Metalurh (UEFA Cup, 03/10/2002)

Last updated 1 July 2011

Last updated: 20/07/11 10.03CET

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Matches

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    19/07/2012, Metalurh Donetsk 7-0 Čelik Nikšić, Donetsk
  • Biggest defeat:
    03/10/2002, Bremen 8-0 Metalurh Donetsk, Bremen
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  7
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 23
    Vyacheslav Checher (  UKR)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 4
    Serhiy Shyshchenko (  UKR)
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan (  ARM)
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