FC Metalist Kharkiv

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Football Club Metalist Kharkiv was a Ukrainian football club based in Kharkiv.wikipedia
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2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League

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They have also won silver medals of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League and six bronze medals of the Ukrainian Premier League, starting from the 2006–07 season.

Ukrainian Premier League

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They have also won silver medals of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League and six bronze medals of the Ukrainian Premier League, starting from the 2006–07 season. It was removed from the Ukrainian Premier League after owner Serhiy Kurchenko absconded in February 2014, following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
As expected, the five favorites, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Chornomorets Odesa, and Metalist Kharkiv finished at the top of each group.

Serhiy Kurchenko

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It was removed from the Ukrainian Premier League after owner Serhiy Kurchenko absconded in February 2014, following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
Kurchenko is also the former owner and president of FC Metalist Kharkiv and the Ukrainian Media Holding group.

2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League

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Metalist ceased operations in 2016 due to insolvency.

FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv

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In August 2016, another club named "FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv" began to operate in the Ukrainian Amateur Football League with the stated intention of competing in the (professional) Ukrainian Second League as soon as possible.
Legally, Metallist 1925 is not the legal successor of Metalist, which was disbanded because his last owner, Serhiy Kurchenko, ceased to fund the club and refused to sell it to other potential investors.

2006–07 Vyshcha Liha

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They have also won silver medals of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League and six bronze medals of the Ukrainian Premier League, starting from the 2006–07 season. The club finished in fifth place, an achievement it would never top until the 2006–07 season, finishing in fifth place three more times since, the most notable coming during the 2001–02 season. In the 2006–07 season, Metalist finished third place in the league, qualifying for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, their second appearance in a UEFA competition.

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky

However, the club would return to the UPL after one season and following a financial crisis and a takeover of the club by UkrSibbank owner Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, steady investment would see Metalist show improvement and balanced performance.
He was formerly co-owner of UkrSibbank and President of FC Metalist Kharkiv (2005-2012).

2001–02 Vyshcha Liha

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The club finished in fifth place, an achievement it would never top until the 2006–07 season, finishing in fifth place three more times since, the most notable coming during the 2001–02 season.

2007–08 UEFA Cup

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In the 2006–07 season, Metalist finished third place in the league, qualifying for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, their second appearance in a UEFA competition.

FC Lokomotyv Kharkiv

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In the first post-war decade the club was completely overshadowed by its city rival FC Lokomotyv Kharkiv which was member of the Soviet Lokomotiv sports society.
Lokomotyv was a participant of the Soviet Top League and sometimes is erroneously considered as a direct predecessor of Metalist Kharkiv.

2007–08 Vyshcha Liha

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The top goalscorer of the season was Marko Dević from Metalist Kharkiv with 19 goals, 6 of which were penalties.

Soviet Top League

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Founded in 1925, FC Metalist Kharkiv had worked its way up the rungs of the Soviet football system, eventually being promoted to the Soviet Top League in 1960.

Ukrainian First League

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Following unsuccessful protests from Metalist, a disheartened management, team and fan base would see the club finish bottom in the following season and earning a demotion to the Ukrainian First League.

Soviet Cup

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The club won the Soviet Cup once, and were also runners-up once.

2008–09 UEFA Cup

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Metalist's next European competition was the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.
Of the eight teams who had been placed in Pot 5 of the group stage draw, only Metalist Kharkiv and Saint-Étienne reached the Round of 16.

2014 United Supercup

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The four participating clubs were Shakhtar Donetsk, Metalist Kharkiv from Ukraine and Zenit St. Petersburg, CSKA Moscow from Russia.

2003–04 Ukrainian First League

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* Metalist Kharkiv – 14th place (returning after five seasons)

U.C. Sampdoria

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In the round of 32, Metalist defeated Italian club Sampdoria 3–0 on aggregate, setting up for an all-Ukrainian round of 16 tie against Dynamo Kyiv.
Participation in recent seasons in the UEFA Europa League was marked by several defeats by Metalist Kharkiv and lack of consistent play.

2009–10 UEFA Europa League

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When the competition was re-branded as the Europa League for the 2009–10 season, Metalist beat Croatian side HNK Rijeka 4–1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round before losing 2–1 on aggregate to Austrian side Sturm Graz, despite holding them 1–1 in Graz.