FC Dynamo Kyiv

Full name  FC Dynamo Kyiv

From Kiev, The Ukraine

Nickname Bilo-Syni (White-Blues)

FC Dynamo Kyiv kit

Club colours White shirt with diagonal navy stripe, white shorts, white socks.

Ground Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium (16,900)

Last season 2nd in Ukranian Premier League

Yuri Semin - FC Dynamo Kyiv

Manager Yuri Semin (pictured left)

Squad
Goalkeepers
Olexandr Shovkovskiy, Stanislav Bogush, Olexandr Rybka, Artem Kychak

Defenders
Oleh Dopilka, Betão, Goran Sabljić, Carlos Corrêa, Pape Diakhate, Olexandr Romanchuk, Andriy Nesmachniy, Malkhaz Asatiani

Midfielders
Tiberiu Ghioane, Ognjen Vukojević, Mykola Morozyuk, Roman Eremenko, Taras Mikhalik, Florin Cernat, Oleh Gusev, Badr El, Miloš Ninković, Ayila Yussuf, Roman Zozulya

Forwards
Olexandr Aliyev, Ismaël Bangoura, Maksim Shatskikh, Artem Kravets, Artem Milevskiy, Emmanuel Okoduwa, Andriy Yarmolenko

Website www.fcdynamo.kiev.ua

European Honours
UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1975, 1986
UEFA Super Cup 1975

10 FACTS ON FC DYNAMO KYIV

  • The club was founded in 1926 as part of Dinamo, a Soviet sport society.
  • The first recorded match dynamo played was on 17 july 1928 against another dynamo from the ukranian port city of Odesa.
  • the club became a source of national pride for Ukraine. Dynamo emerged as one of, and often the only rival to the Moscow clubs.
  • 10 years after their formation, Dynamo took part in the first Soviet Championship. They finished second.
  • In the summer of 1942, eight FC Dynamo Kyiv players were part of a side that beat the German Luftwaffe team 5-1. One of the Dynamo men, Mykola Korotkykh, was arrested by the Gestapo shortly after the defeat and died under torture.
  • In 1995, Dynamo were expelled from the Champions League for bribery. Referee Antonio Lopez Nieto filed a complaint to UEFA claiming that he and his linesmen had been offered money and two fur coats by Dynamo officials.
  • The two stars that appear on the Dynamo Emblem were added in 1996. One represents the 10 USSR titles won, the other represents the 10 Ukranian titles won.
  • For the first time in the club’s history, a foreign manager is in charge. The decision was made after under-performing  in the Champions League for the last two years. Previously only former players or Dynamo football academy graduates became managers.
  • FC Dynamo Kyiv have participated in all of the USSR and Ukranian championships to date. They have won both competitions more times than any other club.
  • Notable ex-players include Andrey Shevchenko, Sergei Rebrov and ex-Gunner Oleg Luzny, who also spent time in charge of the club.

Valery Lobanovskiy - FC Dynamo Kyiv

Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium - Kiev

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