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Full name  FC Stal Kamianske
Ground Capacity  2,900
Head coach  Leonid Kuchuk
Arena/Stadium  Metalurh Stadium
League  Ukrainian Premier League
Founded  1926
Ground  Metalurh Stadium
Chairman  Vardan Israelian
2015–16  8th
Manager  Erik van der Meer
Location  Kamianske, Ukraine
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FC Stal Kamianske (Ukrainian: Сталь Кам'янське) is a professional Ukrainian football club located in Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine. The club currently competes in the Ukrainian Premier League.

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The club is sponsored by the Dnieper Metallurgical Combine (DMK) which is a member of the Industrial Union of Donbas (ISD).

History

The club traces its history to a factory team that was created in 1926 under the name of Metalist. Later the name was changed to Dzerzhynka. The team participated in competitions irregularly. It entered Soviet competitions in 1935 as a city's team (Dniprodzerzhynsk, 1935 – 1936) participating in Ukrainian Championship. In 1936 and in 1938 it entered the Soviet Cup competitions and in 1938 was a runner up of the Ukrainian Championship as Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk yielding only to Dzerzhynets Voroshylovhrad (today FC Zorya Luhansk). There is no record of any competitions in the region during World War II.

In 1945 Dniprodzerzhynsk city players participated in the Ukrainian Spartakiad as members of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast team. In 1949 Metalurh Dniprodzerzhynsk was again a runner-up at the republican competitions, losing a championship playoff to the Kievan Officers' Club (modern FC CSKA Kyiv). Between 1954 to 1975 the Dniprodzerzhynsk metallurgical team did not participate in any national or republican competitions focusing only on regional and city's championships.

In 1976, under the name of Metalurh Dniprodzerzhynsk, the team was revived including not only factory players, but also football players of SC Prometei Dniprodzerzhynsk (sports club of the Dnieper Chemical Plant) and Burevisnyk Dniprodzerzhynsk (city's education department sports society). In 1978 the new team won the Ukrainian championship for sports clubs and was promoted to the Soviet Second League. The club's best achievement was 12th place in the 1982–83 season, and it was soon relegated in 1985.

In 1994, the club became almost defunct. In 1998, the team was reorganized again under the current name, Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk. The team became one of the strongest in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and in 2001, it was promoted to the Ukrainian amateur championship. In the same year, Stal won the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Cup and was promoted to the Druha Liha B. In the 2003–04 season, Stal became the champions of the division and were promoted to the Persha Liha.

Stal finish in 20th place (bottom) in the 2007–08 season and were relegated Ukrainian Second League.

After a six season absence the club was promoted to Ukrainian First League in 2014. In 2015 the club was set to merge with FC Metalurh Donetsk. However, on 11 July 2015 Metalurh declared bankruptcy, citing the economic difficulties caused by the War in Donbass. FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk did take Metalurh's place in the Ukrainian Premier League.

In May 2016 (the city of) Dniprodzerzhynsk was renamed (into) Kamianske.

Colors and badge

Club's colors are silver, blue and white.

Current squad

As of 11 March 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Presidents

  •  ?–2005 Maksym Zavhorodniy
  • 2005–? Oleh Dubina
  •  ?–? Illia Buha
  • 2011–2015 Maksym Zavhorodniy
  • 2015–present Vardan Israeltian
  • Honors

  • Ukrainian First League
  • Runners-up (1): 2014–15
  • Ukrainian Second League
  • Winners (1): 2003–04
  • Runners-up (1): 2013–14
  • Ukrainian Championship (amateur level competitions until 1960)
  • Runners-up (2): 1938, 1949
  • Ukrainian KFK championship (predecessor of Ukrainian Amateur League)
  • Champions (1): 1978
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Championship
  • Winners (2): 1988, 1992
  • References

    FC Stal Kamianske Wikipedia