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FC Arsenal Kyiv

FC Arsenal Kyiv
Arsenal celebrate scoring in the Premier League ©FC Arsenal Kyiv

FC Arsenal Kyiv

Formed: 2001
Nickname: Gunners

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours
• None

• Arsenal Kyiv were founded at the start of the millennium under the tutelage of one-time Kyiv mayor Olexandr Omelchenko following the collapse of FC CSKA. The municipal side entered Ukraine's top flight for the second half of 2001/02.

• Arsenal struggled in their first campaign but fared significantly better under Vyacheslav Grozniy in 2002/03, occupying third spot for a long time before ultimately finishing fifth, their highest top-flight finish.

• The club's funding came under threat in 2006 with the election of a new mayor and, having slipped from fourth to 14th, the club entered a turbulent period which lasted until May 2007 when Arsenal was bought by businessman Vadym Rabynovych.

• The Gunners, still without their own stadium, came close to securing a European spot in 2010/11 only to be eliminated in the Ukrainian Cup semi-finals and miss out on sixth place.

Club records
Most appearances: Olexandr Pershyn (106)
Most goals: Emmanuel Okoduwa (32)
Record victory: Arsenal 8-1 FC Volyn Lutsk (Premier League, 17/07/2002)
Record defeats: 1-6 twice, most recently at home to FC Tavriya Simferopol (Premier League, 15/04/2010)

* Last updated 1 July 2011

Last updated: 20/07/11 10.26CET


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Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    23/08/2001, Jokerit 0-2 Arsenal Kyiv, Helsinki
    09/08/2001, Arsenal Kyiv 2-0 Jokerit, Kyiv
    27/08/1998, Arsenal Kyiv 2-0 Cork, Kyiv
  • Biggest defeat:
    01/11/2001, Club Brugge 5-0 Arsenal Kyiv, Bruges
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 10
    Serhiy Zakarliuka (  UKR)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 2
    Serhiy Zakarliuka (  UKR)
    Ruslan Kostyshyn (  UKR)