Name
Shakhtar Donetsk

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Established
1936 (82 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Paulo Fonseca

Stadium/Home
Metalist Stadium
(40,003 Capacity)

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Location
Kharkiv, Ukraine

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League
Ukrainian Premier League

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Upcoming Events
24 Aug 2018 Olimpik Donetsk - Shakhtar Donetsk Sports Complex Olimpik Stadium
01 Sep 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk - Illichivets Metalist Stadium Stadium
15 Sep 2018 FC Olexandria - Shakhtar Donetsk CSC Nika Stadium
22 Sep 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk - Vorskla Metalist Stadium Stadium
22 Sep 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk - Ch. Odessa Metalist Stadium Stadium

Latest Results
18 Aug 2018 Karpaty 0 - 2 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraina Stadium Stadium
11 Aug 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk 4 - 1 Vorskla Metalist Stadium Stadium
03 Aug 2018 Dynamo Kiev 1 - 0 Shakhtar Donetsk НСК "Олимпийский" Stadium
29 Jul 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk 3 - 0 Arsenal Kyiv Metalist Stadium Stadium
25 Jul 2018 Desna 0 - 2 Shakhtar Donetsk Stadion Yuri Gagarin Stadium

Description

Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian: Футбольний клуб «Шахта́р» , "miner") is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. In 2014 the club moved to Lviv but has since early 2017 played in Kharkiv and has its headquarters in Kiev.

Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and is often a participant in the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first club in independent Ukraine to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year before the competition was revamped as the Europa League. FC Shakhtar Donetsk is one of two Ukrainian clubs, the other one is Dynamo Kyiv, who have won a major UEFA competition. The club formerly played its home matches at the Donbass Arena, however, due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the team relocated 600 miles to the west in Arena Lviv in the interim. Following the winter break of the 2016–17 season the club moved to the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv (150 miles to the north of Donetsk) early 2017.

Shakhtar Donetsk is Ukraine's most popular football club, and is particularly favoured in the eastern Donbas region.

The club draws its history from the very start of the Soviet football league competitions and is one of the oldest clubs in Ukraine. The club was a member of the Soviet Voluntary Sports Society of Shakhtyor, having connections with other Soviet teams from Karaganda (Kazakhstan), Soligorsk (Belarus), among others. In the late Soviet period, Shakhtar was considered a tough mid-table club of the Soviet Top League and a cup competition specialist after winning the Soviet Cup two years in a row in 1961 and 1962.

The team has played under the following names: Stakhanovets (1936–46), Shakhtyor (Shakhtar) (1946–92), and FC Shakhtar (1992–present).

Team Members

Ismaily

Taison

Dentinho

Marlos

Maycon

Fernando

Serhiy Bolbat

Bohdan Butko

Marquinhos Cip

Oleh Danchenko

Olarenwaju Kay

Davit Khochola

Viktor Kovalen

Serhiy Kryvtso

Oleh Kudryk

Maksym Malyshe

Mykola Matviye

Júnior Moraes

Wellington Nem

Ivan Ordets

Alan Patrick

Andriy Pyatov

Yaroslav Rakit

Oleksiy Shevch

Taras Stepanen

Vyacheslav Tan

Andriy Totovyt

Oleksandr Zubk

Stadium or Home

Donbass Arena or Donbas Arena (Ukrainian: Донба́с Аре́на , Russian: Донба́сc Аре́на) is a stadium with a natural grass pitch in Donetsk, Ukraine that opened on 29 August 2009. The facility is located in the center of the city, in the Lenin Comsomol park. With a capacity of 52,518 spectators, the stadium hosts FC Shakhtar Donetsk matches and hosted some matches of Euro 2012. It is also one of the popular nightlife spots in Donetsk.

The initial estimated cost of the project was $250 million. $30M has been allocated to set up a recreational park around the stadium. The final cost of the project will reach $400M.

The name of the stadium represents the shortened name for the Donets basin industrial region, hence - Donbas, however the official name in English spells after the Russian orthography.

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