Ukrainian Premier League

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The Ukrainian Premier League or UPL is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship.wikipedia
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2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League

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The 2017–18 season is the league's tenth after the restructuring of professional club football in 2008 and the 27th season since establishing of professional club's competition independent from the Soviet Union.
The 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League season is the 27th top level football club competitions since the fall of the Soviet Union and the tenth since the establishment of the Ukrainian Premier League.

SC Tavriya Simferopol

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To summarise, Tavriya Simferopol won the first championship, while all the subsequent titles have gone to either Dynamo Kyiv or Shakhtar Donetsk.
The original Tavriya was a member of the Ukrainian Premier League from its founding, and won the very first Ukrainian Premier League, making them one of three teams that have ever held this title.

FC Dynamo Kyiv

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To summarise, Tavriya Simferopol won the first championship, while all the subsequent titles have gone to either Dynamo Kyiv or Shakhtar Donetsk. Among Ukrainian fans the most popular Ukrainian clubs are Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk. As expected, the five favorites, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Chornomorets Odesa, and Metalist Kharkiv finished at the top of each group. The representatives of five clubs: Arsenal Kyiv, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, and Metalist Kharkiv have been boycotting most of the League meetings, not complying with its financial obligations and giving the broadcasting rights to TV-channels other than the League official supplier.
Founded in 1927 as part of the Soviet Dynamo Sports Society, the club plays in the Ukrainian Premier League, and has never been relegated to a lower division.

Ukrainian First League

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Also at the end of the season, the bottom clubs (usually two) are relegated to the First League (part of the lower Professional Football League) and replaced by the top clubs from that league.
Unlike the Ukrainian Premier League, Persha Liha does not conduct a parallel tournament for junior teams of its clubs.

Ukrainian Cup

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All the participants of the Premier League enter the National Cup competition and enter it at the round of 32 (1/16th of the final) or Round of 16 stage.
Since the 2003–04 season, the Cup winner qualifies to play the Ukrainian Premier League winner for the Ukrainian Super Cup.

Ukrainian Super Cup

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Also the winner of the League at the beginning of every next season plays against the winner of the National Cup for the Ukrainian Super Cup (under administration of the Premier League).
Ukrainian Super Cup is a association football game of the Ukrainian Premier League in traditional super cup format that acts as the grand-opening for every new football competition season in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Association of Football

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In 2008 it was withdrawn from Professional Football League of Ukraine and reformed into a self governed entity of the Football Federation of Ukraine, officially changing its name to the current one.
It also sets the regulations to the Premier League and the Professional Football League.

FC Metalist Kharkiv

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As expected, the five favorites, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Chornomorets Odesa, and Metalist Kharkiv finished at the top of each group. The representatives of five clubs: Arsenal Kyiv, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, and Metalist Kharkiv have been boycotting most of the League meetings, not complying with its financial obligations and giving the broadcasting rights to TV-channels other than the League official supplier.
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.

FC Vorskla Poltava

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A few newly created teams have since emerged such as Arsenal Kyiv and Metalurh Donetsk, as well as Vorskla Poltava, who surprisingly came third in the club's first season at the Top Level in the 1997.
FC Vorskla Poltava is a professional football club in Poltava, Ukraine that competes in the Ukrainian Premier League, the top flight of Ukrainian football.

FC Arsenal Kyiv

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A few newly created teams have since emerged such as Arsenal Kyiv and Metalurh Donetsk, as well as Vorskla Poltava, who surprisingly came third in the club's first season at the Top Level in the 1997. The representatives of five clubs: Arsenal Kyiv, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, and Metalist Kharkiv have been boycotting most of the League meetings, not complying with its financial obligations and giving the broadcasting rights to TV-channels other than the League official supplier.
During that period (1995–2001) it competed in the Ukrainian Top League under CSKA Kyiv brand as its senior (main) squad, while the original army squad continued to compete in lower leagues.

2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League

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The dispute went as far as even canceling the 13th round of 2009–10 season and moving it to the spring half, while having the 14th round still playing in the fall.
The 2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League season was the nineteenth since its establishment and second since its reorganization.

2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League

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Because of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and cleaning of the league from the financially unreliable clubs (Metalist, Hoverla, Dnipro), the number of teams participating in the league was cut from 16 in the 2013–14 season to 14 in the following seasons.
The 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League season was the 23rd since its establishment.

2014–15 Ukrainian Premier League

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Because of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and cleaning of the league from the financially unreliable clubs (Metalist, Hoverla, Dnipro), the number of teams participating in the league was cut from 16 in the 2013–14 season to 14 in the following seasons.
The 2014–15 Ukrainian Premier League season was the 24th since its establishment.

2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League

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With the continuation of the military conflict in the eastern oblasts (regions) of Ukraine since 2014, the league was forced to change its format again and will now be contested by 12 teams after being cut from 14 in the 2015–16 season.
The 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League season is the 25th top level football competitions since the fall of the Soviet Union and the eighth since the establishment of the Ukrainian Premier League.

Vitaliy Danilov

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At the same meeting session there was created a supervisory board that consisted of Ravil Safiullin (Professional Football League), Vitaliy Danilov (FC Kharkiv), Petro Dyminskyi (FC Karpaty), and Vadym Rabinovych (FC Arsenal).
Vitaliy Danilov is the former president of Ukrainian Premier League (2008–2016) and honorary president of FC Kharkiv (2005–2010).

2019–20 Ukrainian Premier League

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The following teams are competing in the 2019–20 season.
The 2019–20 Ukrainian Premier League season is the 29th top level football club competitions since the fall of the Soviet Union and the 12th since the establishment of the Ukrainian Premier League.

FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih

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The representatives of five clubs: Arsenal Kyiv, Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, and Metalist Kharkiv have been boycotting most of the League meetings, not complying with its financial obligations and giving the broadcasting rights to TV-channels other than the League official supplier.
In June 2013 the club went bankrupt and was expelled from the Ukrainian Premier League.

Mircea Lucescu

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Starting from 2010 and until 2015, FC Shakhtar led by Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu obtained five national league titles in a row and making Lucescu the most successful coach in the league.
He is best known for his 12-year spell in charge of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, becoming the most successful coach in the club's history by winning eight Ukrainian Premier League titles, six Ukrainian Cups, seven Ukrainian Super Cups and the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

FC Desna Chernihiv

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On 27 May 2018, the team got promoted to the Ukrainian Premier League for the first time in their history.

Volodymyr Heninson

Volodymyr Geninson (Володимир Братіславович Генінсон; born May 12, 1976, Kyiv) the former president of the Ukrainian Premier League.

FC Metalurh Donetsk

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A few newly created teams have since emerged such as Arsenal Kyiv and Metalurh Donetsk, as well as Vorskla Poltava, who surprisingly came third in the club's first season at the Top Level in the 1997.
In the next season, 1996–97, Metalurh won the Persha Liha championship and were promoted to the Vyscha Liha.

2017–18 Ukrainian First League

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In addition in the case of the withdrawal of Stal, Desna had an opportunity to be accepted to the Ukrainian Premier League with another ongoing inter-season case (see Desna vs Veres promotion) leaving the First League with 16 participants.

FC Temp Shepetivka

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The Crimeans earned the first Ukrainian title (thus far their only one), losing only once to Temp Shepetivka.
Temp Shepetivka took part in the first Ukrainian Premier League season in 1992, after being initially chosen to participate for winning the Cup of the Ukrainian SSR among amateur teams in 1991.

Thomas Grimm

Thomas Grimm (Томас Ґрімм; born April 3, 1959, Lüscherz) is a Swiss jurist and football functionary, who has served as the president of the Ukrainian Premier League since 2018.

FC Olimpik Donetsk

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The club currently competes in the Ukrainian Premier League.