13 Facts About Shakhtar Donetsk

1. Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk.

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2. In May 2020, Shakhtar Donetsk started to play home matches at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv.

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3. FC Shakhtar Donetsk is one of two Ukrainian clubs, the other being Dynamo Kyiv, who have won a major UEFA competition.

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4. In May–July 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk played home matches at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv.

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5. Shakhtar Donetsk is one of Ukraine's most popular football clubs, and is particularly favoured in the eastern Donbas region.

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6. In 1987, Shakhtar Donetsk received the fewest yellow and red cards in the championship, for which the club was awarded the "Soviet Top League Fair Play Award" by Man and Law magazine.

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7. That year, Shakhtar Donetsk competed in the UEFA Champions League for the first time, drawn in a group with Lazio, Arsenal and Sparta Prague.

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8. Shakhtar Donetsk appeared in all three editions of the Channel One Cup, winning the 2007 edition and finishing runners-up in 2008.

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9. Shakhtar Donetsk was named the Ukraine Premier League MVP by Komanda, Armenian Footballer of the Year and the CIS Footballer of the Year for 2012.

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10. Shakhtar Donetsk won the 2014 Ukrainian Super Cup, holding the trophy for the sixth time.

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11. The stadium received some major renovations, including the installation of bench seats in 2000 when Shakhtar Donetsk made it to the Champions League Group Stage.

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12. Shakhtar Donetsk are rated 40th by the average game attendance, being the top eastern European club on the rating charts.

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13. From 2014 until the end of 2016, due to the war in Donbas, Shakhtar Donetsk played its home matches at the Arena Lviv.

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