FC Shakhtar Donetsk

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Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (Футбольний клуб «Шахта́р» Донецьк, short nickname "miners") is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk.wikipedia
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2008–09 UEFA Cup

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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.
Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk beat Werder Bremen 2-1 after extra time to win their first European title.

2016–17 FC Shakhtar Donetsk season

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Following the winter break of the 2016–17 season the club then moved again to the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv (250 kilometers to the northwest of Donetsk) early in 2017.
The 2016–17 Shakhtar Donetsk season is the club's 26th season.

Donbass Arena

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The club formerly played its home matches in Donetsk at the newly built Donbass Arena, however, due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the team were forced to relocate 1000 kilometers to the west in Arena Lviv in the interim.
With a capacity of 52,518 spectators, the stadium used to host FC Shakhtar Donetsk matches and also hosted some matches of Euro 2012.

Soviet Top League

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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.
Ukraine was also often represented by Shakhtar Donetsk (Miners) and later by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk who were strong in the 1980s.

Arena Lviv

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The club formerly played its home matches in Donetsk at the newly built Donbass Arena, however, due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the team were forced to relocate 1000 kilometers to the west in Arena Lviv in the interim.
Due to the conflict in their home city, Shakhtar Donetsk played its home games at the stadium between July 2014 and December 2016.

Metalist Oblast Sports Complex

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Following the winter break of the 2016–17 season the club then moved again to the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv (250 kilometers to the northwest of Donetsk) early in 2017.
It is used chiefly for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Metalist 1925 Kharkiv and also, currently, of Shakhtar Donetsk.

UEFA Europa League

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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.
Either side of Sevilla's success, two Russian teams, CSKA Moscow in 2005 and Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2008, had their glory and yet another former Soviet club, Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk, won in 2009.

Rinat Akhmetov

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In the year that followed, Rinat Akhmetov took over as president and subsequently invested heavily in the club.
Akhmetov is the owner and president of the Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk.

Yuriy Dehteryov

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Other important players besides Starukhin at the time were Mykhaylo Sokolovsky, who went on to set a caps record for the club (for what he received the Club Loyalty Award in 1987), defenders Viktor Zvyahintsev and Valeriy Horbunov, who both made it numerous times to the 33 Top Players of the Soviet Championship lists, and goalkeeper Yuriy Dehteryov, who was named Soviet goalkeeper of the year and took third place for Soviet Footballer of the Year in 1977.
He is considered to be the best goalkeeper and one of the most legendary players to play for Shakhtar Donetsk.

1936 Cup of the Ukrainian SSR

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The first game was against Dynamo Odessa as part of the 1936 Cup of the Ukrainian SSR (at that time known as Ukrainian spring challenge) and took place on 12 May 1936 at Balitsky Stadium in Horlivka (the first home stadium).

Ukrainian Cup

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Despite Shakhtar not being a strong contender for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a large point gap from the first-place position, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times, in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001.
Datagroup introduced its new version of the cup trophy, the first winner of which became Shakhtar Donetsk.

1995 Ukrainian Cup Final

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Despite Shakhtar not being a strong contender for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a large point gap from the first-place position, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times, in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001.
The match was the 4th Ukrainian Cup Final and it was contested by FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

1997 Ukrainian Cup Final

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Despite Shakhtar not being a strong contender for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a large point gap from the first-place position, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times, in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001.
The match was the 6th Ukrainian Cup Final and it was contested by FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

2000–01 Ukrainian Cup

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Despite Shakhtar not being a strong contender for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a large point gap from the first-place position, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times, in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001.
The winner of this competition was Shakhtar Donetsk, beating CSKA Kyiv in the final.

Mykhaylo Sokolovsky

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Other important players besides Starukhin at the time were Mykhaylo Sokolovsky, who went on to set a caps record for the club (for what he received the Club Loyalty Award in 1987), defenders Viktor Zvyahintsev and Valeriy Horbunov, who both made it numerous times to the 33 Top Players of the Soviet Championship lists, and goalkeeper Yuriy Dehteryov, who was named Soviet goalkeeper of the year and took third place for Soviet Footballer of the Year in 1977.
For the big number of games played for Shakhtar Donetsk he received the Club Loyalty Award in 1987.

Donetsk

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Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (Футбольний клуб «Шахта́р» Донецьк, short nickname "miners") is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk.
Donetsk is the home to three major professional football clubs: Shakhtar Donetsk, which plays at the Donbass Arena (previously at the Shakhtar Stadium and the RSC Olimpiyskiy), Metalurh Donetsk, which plays at the Metalurh Stadium, and FC Olimpik Donetsk.

2004–05 Vyshcha Liha

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They won their second Premier League title in the 2004–05 season, but lost to Dynamo Kyiv in the inaugural Ukrainian Super Cup tournament in 2004.
Shakhtar Donetsk won its second champion's title place ahead of the reigning champions Dynamo that held for the last couple of seasons.

2005–06 Vyshcha Liha

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They retained the Premier League crown in the 2005–06 season and managed to avenge the defeat to Dynamo in the previous Super Cup by defeating them on penalties to win their first-ever Super Cup title.
The winner of the championship final became Shakhtar Donetsk that managed to defeat Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 and for the first time winning its second consecutive title and third over all.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

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Among the key players at the club at the time were captain defensive midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, striker Andriy Vorobey, midfielder Hennadiy Zubov and defender Mykhaylo Starostyak.
He moved to play for Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk, which he captained and won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup and Ukrainian Super Cup titles with.

2006–07 Vyshcha Liha

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Having missed out on the league title in 2006–07, Shakhtar regained the title in 2007–08, also being victorious in the Ukrainian Cup after defeating Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 in the final.
Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions.

2002 Ukrainian Cup Final

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They were also victorious in the 2001–02 Ukrainian Cup, defeating Dynamo 3–2 after extra time in the final.
The match was the 11th Ukrainian Cup Final and it was contested by Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv.

Vladimir Salkov

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Despite Shakhtar not being a strong contender for the championship at the time, finishing second many times with a large point gap from the first-place position, they won the Ukrainian Cup three times, in 1995 (under the management of former player Vladimir Salkov), 1997 and 2001. Among the players playing for the club then where defenders Viacheslav Aliabiev and Vladimir Salkov.
He is considered to be one of the most legendary players and managers in the history of Shakhtar Donetsk.

Andriy Vorobey

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In 2000, Andriy Vorobey was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year by Komanda, the first Shakhtar player in independent Ukraine to do so, and became the top scorer in the 2000–01 Ukrainian Premier League.
He was a three times national champion while playing for FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Ukrainian Footballer of the Year

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In 1950, Viktor Fomin was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year, despite the club finishing only 11th in the league.

2003–04 Ukrainian Cup

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After ten days at the club, he won the 2003–04 Ukrainian Cup and after three months, for the first time in club history, the club made it to the UEFA Champions League group stage, which won him the 2004 Romania Coach of the Year title.
Shakhtar Donetsk won the title, defeating FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the final.