Illichivets (Iллiчiвець Марiуполь, Илльичёвец Мариуполь Illichyovets Mariupol ) is a Ukrainian football team in the Ukrainian Premier League. They are based in Azov Sea coastal city of Mariupol. Illichivets joined the Vyscha Liha in the 1997-1998 season. It was previously called FC Metalurh Mariupol. FC Metalurh Mariupol' changed name to Illichivets during the winter break in the 2002-2003 season. Before that Azovets Mariupol changed name to Metalurh during the winter break in the 1995-1996 season reestablishing itself as the Footaball Club. The team, Azovets, was established in 1960 after the reformation of the Avanhard Zhdanov (now Mariupol) when another team, Shakhtar Rutchenkove was incorporated. The Avanhard, in its turn, was established in 1936. Illichevets' were relegated to Persha Liha in 2006-2007 season finishing 15th (out of 16). However, they returned to the Vyscha Liha next season finishing as champions in the 2007/08 season.
For recent transfers, see List of Ukrainian football transfers summer 2008.
|1992||2nd "B"||11||26||10||4||12||36||39||24||1/16 finals||Relegated|
|1995-96||3rd "B"||1||38||30||4||4||70||24||94||1/32 finals||Promoted|
|2004-05||1st||5||30||12||8||10||38||34||44||1/8 finals||UC||2nd qual round|
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