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FC Silmash Kharkiv

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FC Silmash Kharkiv was an association football club of the Ukrainian SSR and the Russian Empire that was created in 1910 as Sade FC.

The club played at its own stadiums.

  • Champion of Kharkiv: 1913, 1917

Gelferikh Sade Factory

It represented an engine-building Gelferikh Sade Factory that existed since 1875 in Kharkiv (Kharkov) and was producing an agricultural equipment (machines). In 1918 the factory was nationalized and in 1922 was renamed into Sickle and Mallet (Russian: Серп и молот). Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the factory stayed as a state company. In 2005 it was announced bankrupt.

Soviet regime

In 1919 Sade FC was reformed into FC Serp i Molot Kharkiv.

In the fall of 1936 the Sickle and Mallet Factory fielded another football team in the Soviet Group B championship called FC Silmash Kharkiv.

In 1941 the club was temporarily merged with FC Dynamo Kharkiv to form FC Spartak Kharkiv. Dynamo Kharkiv was dissolved as part of Dynamo sports society representation that took place in 1940 and included at least such clubs as FC Dynamo Odessa and FC Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk. Previously, another FC Spartak has already participated in the Soviet Group A competitions (later Soviet Top League), yet was dissolved upon relegation in 1938.

There is information that after the World War II, FC Silmash Kharkiv was revived in lower league competitions, yet its further fate is uncertain.

League history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1936 (f) 2nd 8 7 0 1 6 6 24 8 as Serp i Molot Kharkiv
1937 3rd 8 9 3 1 5 16 29 16
1938 1st 15 25 8 6 11 34 45 22
1939 2nd 10 22 10 4 8 38 25 24
1940 2nd 13 26 6 5 15 41 53 17
1941 1st 14 9 2 1 6 7 19 5 as Spartak Kharkiv

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