FC Hoverla Uzhhorod

The football club Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod is a Ukrainian football club from Uzhhorod. The club was founded in 1946 and plays its home matches at the Awanhard Stadium, which can accommodate 12,000 spectators. From the 2012/13 season FC Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod plays in the Ukrainian Premier League, the Premjer - Liha.


The FC Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod was now little more than a hundred thousand inhabitants and the capital of the Transcarpathian Oblast, established in 1946 under the name Spartak Uzhhorod in the same city in western Ukraine. Previously existed in the city already an association that SC Rus, but broke up with the beginning of World War II and the attack of the German Empire to the Soviet Union. In today's emblem of Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhgorod, please refer to the founding date of the SC Rus. Whether today's Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhgorod from the SC Rus arose, is still not entirely clear. After the war the club was first as Spartak Uzhhorod known, until 1961 it was renamed the Verhovyna Uzhhorod, ten years later in Hoverla Uzhhorod. The name Hoverla Uzhhorod kept the club up to the year 1982, when it renamed itself in Zakarpattya Uzhhorod. 1996-1998 it was called then Verhovyna Uzhhorod, Uzhhorod Zakarpattya then to 2011 and since 2011, the club is named FC Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod, a combination of two former club name.

In the Soviet Union Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod not occurred almost in appearance, greater success came from. Only with the dissolution of the USSR and the establishment of Ukraine as an independent state began the club to make a name for himself. From 1992 to 1998 we first played in the second Ukrainian league, before the descent into the Druha Liha came. There once managed to rise again and you could establish the following season in the second division. After finishing thirteen in the 1999/2000 season Zakarpattya Uzhhorod finished second in the season 2000 /01 the second place in the Perscha Liha, only behind the second team of Dynamo Kiev, but was not allowed to rise, so Zakarpattya Uzhhorod the initial jump highest in the Ukrainian league, which Premjer - Liha, succeeded. As Table but you had to descend immediately into the Perscha Liha. After the direct resurgence failed in the 2001/ 02 season, this was 2002/ 03 achieved by a first priority before Metalist Kharkiv. However, this time followed immediately re descent. The same occurred in the following years until 2010. Zakarpattya Uzhhorod developed into a so-called lift team and commuted in most annual basis among Premjer - Liha and Perscha - Liha. After relegation from the Premier League in season 2009/10 the resurgence of 2010/11 was missed and the club played - since the summer of 2011 with a new name - in the Perscha Liha. In the 2011/12 season the club managed by winning the league title in the Perscha Liha the renewed promotion to the top Ukrainian league.

On the basis of the 15th and penultimate table place in the 2012 /13 FC Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod increased after only one year athletic excellence from the Perscha Liha. Since the seventh- placed Krywbas Krivoy Rog withdrew because of financial difficulties from the Premjer - Liha and runners- Perscha Liha Stal Alchevsk has not been approved for the highest league, FC Hoverla - Zakarpattya Uzhhorod in the season 2013/14 in the Premjer occurs - Liha to.


  • Seasons in the Premjer - Liha: 5 Seasons
  • Perscha Liha: 3x (2003/ 04, 2008/ 09, 2011 /2012)
  • Druha Liha: 1x (1998/ 99 Group A)

Known player

  • Ukraine Oleksandr Chyzhevskyi, Ukrainian national team, among others at Karpaty Lviv, 2006-2010 101 league games in Uzhhorod
  • Ukraine Ivan Hetsko, Soviet and later Ukrainian national team, now coach, 1986-1988 first stop at Zakarpattya Uzhhorod
  • Ukraine Vasyl Kobin, current Ukrainian national player of Shakhtar Donetsk, from the youth of Zakarpattya Uzhhorod
  • Borrowed Ukraine Taras Mychalyk, 2006 Vice European champion with the U21 Ukraine, since 2005 at Dynamo Kiev under contract and 2006 to Uzhgorod
  • Azerbaijan Andrey Popovic, current Azerbaijani national team, FK Baku and Metalurh Donetsk, active in youth at Zakarpattya
  • Ukraine Olexandr Radchenko, 17-time national player active among others for Dynamo Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk, 2001/ 02 on loan at Zakarpattya
  • Ukraine Valentyn Slyusar, two-time Ukrainian International, long Metalist Kharkiv in 2000 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2005 in Uzhhorod
  • Soviet Union in 1955 József Szabó, two-time World Cup participants and 40 caps for the Soviet Union, from 1957 to 1959 at Spartak Uzhhorod
  • Serbia Aleksandar Trišović, Serbian International, for example, Red Star Belgrade and currently in Kharkiv, 2009/10 to Uzhgorod on loan