is a football (soccer) club from Ukraine.
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About Stal Alchevsk
FC Stal Alchevsk is a Ukrainian professional football team of the Ukrainian First League that is based in Alchevsk. "Stal" is the Russian (also Ukrainian) for "steel". The name was chosen as the pride for the heavily industrialized region of the country.
Stal joined the Ukrainian Premier League in Ukrainian Premier League 2000-01 for its tenth season. They finished in the next-to-last place and were relegated back to the Persha Liha where they remained until the Ukrainian Premier League 2005-06, for which they and FC Kharkiv achieved promotion back to the Ukrainian Premier League.
In Ukrainian Premier League 2006-07 Stal were relegated back to the Persha Liha, where they currently play.
One of the former names of the team was Kommunarets which was in synchronization with the former name of Alchevsk – Kommunarsk in the honor of the Paris Commune. Its Communist revolutionary spirit can be noticed on the contemporary club's logo.
The language based idiocy can be clearly traced by the other eastern Ukrainian club FC Helios Kharkiv, the chairman of which even spelled the name of his club as Helios (supposedly it is Latin for a god of the Sun) to avoid any approximation with the Ukrainian language.
Squad is given according to the club's
- Anatoliy Volobuyev (1989-00)
- Anatoly Konjkov (2001)
- Anatoliy Volobuyev (2002 – May 2006)
- Mykola Pavlov (May 2006 – Jun 2006)
- Ton Kaanen (Jul 2006 – Jun 2007)
- Hennadiy Batkayev (Jun 2007 – Jan 2008)
- Oleg Smolyaninov (Jan 2008 – Sep 2008)
- Vadym Plotnikov (Sep 2008– 5 Nov 2009)
- Anatoliy Volobuyev (5 Nov 2009–)
League and cup history