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SC Odessa
Full nameODO Odessa (1944–1957)
SKVO Odessa (1957–1960)
SKA Odessa (1960–1992)
SC Odessa (1992–1999)
Founded1944, 1992 (reorganized)
Dissolved1999 (merged with FC Chornomorets Odesa)
GroundSKA Stadium
LeagueSoviet Second League
Ukrainian Second League

SC Odessa is a former Ukrainian football team that appeared in 1992 following the reorganization of the Soviet SKA Odessa. The new city municipal team was located in Odessa, Ukraine and previously at one point was part of the Soviet Army sport system.

Brief history

The club was founded as a sport society of various disciplines in 1944. It began its legacy in the Soviet sport competitions under the name of ODO (Okruzhnoy Dom Offitserov), which meant Regional Officers' Club in Russian. There were many similar Army clubs in various cities across the whole USSR, with the central one being in Moscow. Since 1957 all of them changed names to SKVO (Sport Club of Military District), the club became SKVO Odessa. In 1960 it became SKA (Sport Club of the Army) for all Army clubs except the Moscow one, which became CSKA (the Central Sport Club of the Army). In 1970s it represented the city of Tiraspol in Moldavian SSR, after Tiraspol's team Dnestr Tiraspol was disbanded in 1971. The Odessa sport club was primarily sponsored by the Odessa Military District.

Football section

For two seasons (1965 and 1966) the football team participated in the Soviet Top League. After the fall of the Soviet Union, SKA Odessa reformed due to lack of funding. The clubs football section reorganized as a separate club sponsored by the city of Odessa and was renamed simply 'SK Odessa' (without the Army part). The new club took part in the first Ukrainian Premier League season in 1992, after being chosen to participate for being one of the top 9 (of 11) Ukrainian teams from the West Division of the Soviet Second League in 1991. At the end of the first season with the fewest points the team was subjected to relegation. Also by the end of the season it changed its name to SK Odessa, because the Odessa Military District, the main sponsor, was disbanded. The club got rescued financially by the municipal government. It never again returned to the Premier League and in 1997 it was relegated to the Druha Liha. The club won the Druha Liha championship convincingly in 1999, but folded because of a shortage of funds. The players were all bought by FC Chornomorets Odessa and formed the club's second team FC Chornomorets-2 Odessa.


League and Cup history

Soviet Union


Soviet competitions

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1989 3rd 7 52 17 25 10 58 44 59
1990 3rd 6 42 21 7 14 59 32 49
1991 3rd 10 42 18 7 17 46 42 43

Ukrainian competitions

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
1992 1st "B" 10 18 3 1 15 32 36 7 1/16 finals Relegated
1992–93 2nd 12 42 15 10 17 54 61 40 1/32 finals
1993–94 2nd 13 38 12 9 17 43 54 33 1/32 finals
1994–95 2nd 12 42 16 8 18 51 51 56 1/16 finals
1995–96 2nd 18 42 11 11 20 35 63 44 1/32 finals
1996–97 2nd 21 46 14 8 24 47 79 50 1/64 finals Relegated
1997–98 3rd "B" 3 32 18 7 7 48 29 61 1/32 finals
1998–99 3rd "B" 1 26 22 2 2 73 13 68 1/8 finals Promoted
1999-00 Refer to FC Chornomorets-2 Odessa[1]

See also


  1. ^ Prior to the start of the season the club was taken over by FC Chornomorets Odessa and converted into their reserve club
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