FC Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Stats

FC Shakhtar Donetsk Stats
FC Shakhtar Donetsk

General Information


Donbass Arena


Championships: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Ukrainian Cup: 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Soviet Cup: 1961, 1962, 1980, 1983


  • UEFA Cup/Europa League: 2009



FC Shakhtar Donetsk Stats & History

The original name of Shakhtar Donetsk was Stakhanovets and the club was created in 1936. By the end of the decade, they had competed in the top tier Soviet soccer league. One of their first notable results was a win over Soviet champion Dynamo Moscow in 1941.

In 1946, they changed their name to Shakhtyor. Shakhtyor’s form was up and down in the 1950s. They managed to finish third in the USSR Championship in 1951 but were relegated in 1952. Shakhtyor returned to the top tier in 1954 and found success in the 1960s.

The first Soviet Cup win in the FC Shakhtar Donetsk stats was in 1961. They successfully defended their title in 1962 as well. While the team had some second and third place finishes in the 70s, as well as players who won individual awards, they didn’t win any major trophies.

In 1980 and 1983, though, Shakhtar Donetsk won the last of their USSR Cup trophies. Once Ukraine declared independence, Shakhtar and Dynamo Kiev emerged as the two best teams in the country. The first Ukrainian Premier League title in the FC Shakhtar Donetsk stats was in 2001-02, when they won the domestic double.

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FC Shakhtar Donetsk Team Records

Shakhtar won four Ukrainian Premier League titles as well as four Ukrainian Cups in the 2000s. Their 2009 UEFA Cup run remains a point of pride. On their way to the final, they knocked out giants like Tottenham Hotspur, CSKA Moscow, Marseille and rivals Dynamo Kiev. In the final, they defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 to seal their first and only European trophy.
Still, Shakhtar have had some success in Europe in the meantime. In the 2010-11 season, they won their Champions League group over Arsenal and made the quarterfinals. Shakhtar Donetsk dominated the Ukrainian Premier League in the 2010s as well, with eight of ten possible trophies.

The Ukrainian Premier League resumes in August 2022 after going on hiatus since February due to the war. Shakhtar are usually at the front of the pack, and haven’t finished lower than second since the 1995-96 season. Betting advice suggests being cautious taking Shakhtar’s Champions League odds. They’ve advanced from the group stage on just four of 16 attempts.


FC Shakhtar Donetsk FAQs

Which Player Has Made the Most European Appearances for FC Shakhtar Donetsk?

Versatile right back Darijo Srna made 137 appearances in European competitions for Shakhtar Donetsk. That’s more than any other player.

Have Shakhtar Donetsk Ever Won Their Champions League Group?

Shakhtar Donetsk have won their group once, in the 2010-11 season. With five wins and a draw, they finished above Arsenal in Group H and defeated Roma in the round of 16. They lost to Barcelona in the quarterfinals.

Do FC Shakhtar Donetsk Have a European Trophy?

Yes, FC Shakhtar Donetsk won the 2008-09 UEFA Cup by defeating Werder Bremen 2-1 in the final.

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