FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Sport Soccer
Country Ukraine Ukraine
Home town Dnipropetrovs'k
Founding year 1918
Leagues Ukrainian Premier League
Website fcdnipro.dp.ua

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is a Ukrainian football club based in the city of Dnipropetrovsk. They currently feature in the Ukrainian Premier League.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk were founded in 1918 by the Petrovsky facory. At the time the club was named BRIT (Brianskyi Robitnychyi Indistrialnyi Tekhikum). The team was disbanded during World Wat I and was re-established on May 9,1925.

In 1926 the official name of the club was Petrovets and made their entry to the first Soviet competition in 1936 in a lower division as Stal (Russian word for Steel). In 1947 the club was merged with Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk and from 1949 to 1961. They were known as Metalug (from English metal worker). In 1954 they made it to the semi-finals of the USSR Cup.

In 1961, machine-producing factory Yugmash took over the sponsorship issues of the club and altered the name of the team to Dnepr. In 1973 and 1976, they reached the semi-finals of the USSR Cup competition. But two years later n 1978, they suffered relegation to the lower division and stayed there for two years.

They returned to the top flight and won the Soviet Championships in 1983 and 1988.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the club changed their name to Dnipro and finished second on the newly formed Ukrainian Premier League in 1993. They also finished third in the league and reached the final of the Ukrainian Cup several times.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk play their home matches at the Meteor Stadium that can host a crowd of 24,381. The stadium was opened in 1966 and has undergone several renovations and upgradation. Dnipro are set to switch to a better and bigger stadium in the near future. Construction on the Dnipro Stadium began in 2005 and the total cost of constructing the stadium is said to be around 100,000,000 euros.

Some of the club’s major achievements are:* 2 USSR Federation Cup* 2 USSR Championship* 1 USSR Cup

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