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FC Metalist Kharkiv

FC Metalist Kharkiv
Metalist celebrate a UEFA Europa League goal ©FC Arsenal Kyiv

FC Metalist Kharkiv

Formed: 1925
Nickname: Zhovto-syni (Yellow-Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• USSR Cup: 1 (1988)

History
• Founded as the works side of a local train factory, KhPZ (Kharkovski Parovozostroitelni Zavod – Kharkiv Train Factory) featured in the inaugural USSR Cup in 1938 before starting life in the third tier of the Soviet league under the name FC Traktor in 1946.

• Renamed FC Dzerzhvnets in honour of Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Soviet secret police, they played in the second division from 1947-49; as FC Avangard they advanced to the Soviet top division for the 1960 season, finishing sixth under coach Olexandr Ponomariov in 1961 before being relegated two years later.

• They returned to the top tier in 1981 as Metalist – the name means 'metalworker' – under Yevgen Lemeshko, and while they lost to FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the 1983 USSR Cup final, they won their only major honour by beating FC Torpedo Moskva in the 1988 edition.

• Founder members of the Ukrainian league in spring 1992, their fortunes declined with relegation in 1993/94, and they were out of the top tier for four years before returning for the 1998/99 campaign, with new investors steadying the ship.

• Myron Markevich's side have finished third in Ukraine for six successive seasons since 2006/07 and emulated their 1988/89 feat by reaching the last 16 of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup and the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League.

Club records
Most appearances: Oleksandr Goryainov (439)
Most goals: Yuriy Tarasov (85)
Record victory: Metalist 6-0 FC Zorya Luhansk (Premier League, 30 August 1992)
Record defeat: FC Shakhtar Donetsk 8-0 Metalist (Ukraine Premier league, 17/08/2000)

* Last updated 14 May 2012

Last updated: 14/05/12 17.56CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/05/2014 02:00 CET
MetalistMetalist1-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk
Arsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv1-2MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist2-0IllychivetsIllychivets
PAOKPAOK0-2MetalistMetalist
ZoryaZorya2-2MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist1-1PAOKPAOK
MetalistMetalist4-0VolynVolyn
HoverlaHoverla0-2MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist3-1SevastopolSevastopol
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-1MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist3-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
TavriyaTavriya0-3MetalistMetalist
OlexandriyaOlexandriya1-4MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist3-2Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya
MetalistMetalist0-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa
MetalistMetalist2-1KarpatyKarpaty
KarpatyKarpaty0-2MetalistMetalist
VorsklaVorskla1-1MetalistMetalist
Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk3-0MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalistMatch postponedArsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv
IllychivetsIllychivets1-1MetalistMetalist
DniproDnipro2-2MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist1-1HoverlaHoverla
MetalistMetalist2-3Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
MetalistMetalist2-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4-2MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist1-0TavriyaTavriya
MetalistMetalist1-1ZoryaZorya
Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-3MetalistMetalist
VolynVolyn1-4MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist2-1DniproDnipro
Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-1MetalistMetalist
SevastopolSevastopol0-2MetalistMetalist
KarpatyKarpaty2-4MetalistMetalist
MetalistMetalist16:00VorsklaVorskla

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    16/09/2010, Debrecen 0-5 Metalist, Budapest
  • Biggest defeat:
    17/02/2011, Metalist 0-4 Leverkusen, Kharkiv
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  7
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 49
    Papa Gueye (  SEN)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 10
    Marko Dević (  UKR)
    Cleiton Xavier (  BRA)
    Jonathan Cristaldo (  ARG)
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