Ukraine national football team
The Ukraine national football team is the national football team of Ukraine and is controlled by the Football Federation of Ukraine. After Ukrainian Independence and the country's breakaway from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Hungary on 29 April 1992; the team's biggest success on the world stage was reaching the quarter-finals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which marked the team's debut in the finals of a major championship. As the host nation, Ukraine automatically qualified for UEFA Euro 2012. Four years Ukraine qualified for Euro 2016 via the play-off route, the first time qualifying for a UEFA European Championship via the qualifying process, as it finished in third place in its qualifying group; this marked the first time in Ukraine's five play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie having been unsuccessful in the play-off ties for the Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup. Ukraine's home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.
The national team of Ukraine, the national team was formed in the early 1990s and shortly after was recognized internationally. It is not known, that Ukraine had a national team in 1925–1935. Just like the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic had its own national team; the earliest record of games it played can be traced back to August 1928. A championship among the national teams of the Soviet republics as well as the Moscow city team was planned to take place in Moscow. Just before the tournament started, the Ukraine national team played two exhibition games against the Red Sports Federation team from Uruguay, one in Kharkiv and the other in Moscow. At the All-Soviet tournament, Ukraine played three games and reached the final where it lost to Moscow 0–1. Along the way, Ukraine managed to defeat the national teams of Transcaucasus. In 1929, Ukraine beat the team of Lower Austria in an exhibition match in Kharkiv, recording a score of 4–1. In 1931, Ukraine participated in another All-Soviet championship in Moscow.
It played only one game, starting from the semifinals. Ukraine was eliminated. In 1986, Ukraine became a winner of association football tournament of the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR, hosted in Ukraine when in final it beat the team of Uzbekistan. Prior to Independence in 1991, Ukrainian players represented the Soviet Union national team. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Russia took the place of the Soviet Union national team in the qualifying tournament for the 1994 World Cup; the national team of Ukraine was excluded from the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification. Meanwhile, some of the best Ukrainian players of the beginning of the 1990s chose to play for Russia, as it was named the official successor of the Soviet Union; the Soviet Union's five-year UEFA coefficient, despite being earned in part by Ukrainian players, were transferred to the direct descendant of the Soviet national team – the Russia national team. As a result, a crisis was created for both the domestic league; when Ukraine returned to international football in late 1994, it did so as absolute beginners.
In the following years, the Ukrainian team improved, showcasing talents like Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Serhiy Rebrov and Oleksandr Shovkovskiy. Ukraine, failed to qualify for any major tournaments prior to 2006. Soon after being accepted to FIFA and UEFA as a full member in 1992, Ukraine started its preparation for its first game. At first the head coach of the team was planned to be Valeriy Lobanovskyi, but at that time he had a current contract with the United Arab Emirates. Thus, the first manager of the team had to be chosen among members of a coaching council which consisted of Anatoliy Puzach, Yevhen Kucherevskyi, Yevhen Lemeshko, Yukhym Shkolnykov and Viktor Prokopenko, they were joined by a native of Donetsk Valeriy Yaremchenko. At the end a circle of candidates narrowed down only to three names: Puzach and Prokopenko, the latter who became the head coach; the first game of the team it was agreed to play against Hungary on 22 April 1992 in Kiev at the Respublikansky Stadium.
Due to financial issues, however, it was rearranged to 29 April and moved to the border with Hungary in Uzhhorod at the Avanhard Stadium. There was no preparation to the game as all "pioneers" gathered in Kiev on 27 April and the next day flew out to Uzhhorod. At the same time, the opponent, while failing to qualify for the Euro 1992, was preparing for 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification. Ukraine at that time failed to be accepted for the qualification cycle. Unlike the Hungarian squad, players of which played alongside before and were coached by the European Cup-winning coach Emerich Jenei, the Ukrainian team lost some its better and experienced players to the CIS national football team, playing its own friendly against the England national football team in Moscow. Among those were Andrei Kanchelskis, Volodymyr Lyutyi, Sergei Yuran, Viktor Onopko, Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko and Akhrik Tsveiba. For the game against Hungary, only Ivan Hetsko and Oleh Luzhny had previous experience of playing at international level.
FC Midtjylland is a Danish professional football club based in Herning and Ikast in the midwestern part of Jutland. The club is the result of a merger between Herning Fremad. Midtjylland competes in the Danish Superliga, which they have won twice, most in 2018. FC Midtjylland was founded by Johnny Rune, a carpenter and owner of a private business in the wood-supply industry, Steen Hessel, an authorized Mercedes Benz dealer; the two men wanted to unite the football clubs Ikast FS and Herning Fremad – clubs that for decades had been strong rivals, but had never played any significant role in Danish football. Ikast FS had some success in the late 1970s and'80s, but, about it. At least ten years had passed with the two clubs being unable to agree on a merger, but on 6 April 1999, a deal was finalized and announced at a press conference the next day. In 2000, Midtjylland were promoted to the top-flight Danish Superliga after a season in which the team had gathered more points than any other team in the history of the first division.
In July 2014, Matthew Benham became the majority shareholder of Midtjylland's parent company FCM Holding. In the 2014–15 season, they won the Danish football championship for the first time. Midtjylland have built a reputation of finding and developing promising talents. In July 2004, Midtjylland was the first Danish club to have its own football academy, similar to that of French side Nantes; the academy attracts players from throughout Denmark, as well as players from a partnering club in Nigeria – F. C. Ebedei; the club has developed a network of over 100 clubs located in the western part of Jutland. In 2008, Danish centre-back Simon Kjær, a talent of the academy, was sold to Palermo for a transfer fee of DKK30 million. In 2010, Sune Kiilerich, another talent of the academy, was sold to Sampdoria, while Winston Reid, an academy product and New Zealand international, was sold to West Ham United for DKK32 million. In 2016, vice-captain Erik Sviatchenko was sold for £1.5 million to Celtic. In 2004, the team moved to a new stadium in Herning with a capacity of 12,000 spectators.
Midtjylland was the first Danish club to sell the stadium naming rights to a sponsor, resulting in the name "SAS Arena" which has since been changed to MCH Arena. The stadium's opening match was on 27 March. Five of the goals were scored by Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan. Black Wolves is the official fanclub of FC Midtjylland, it was founded in the beginning of August 1999, as the official fanclub of Ikast FS 1993 "Yellow Flames" changed their name at an extraordinary general meeting. Ultra Boys Midtjylland is the first ultra firm in Midtjylland, established in 2007 and renamed Ultras Midtjylland. In 2014, Midtjyland got its second ultra firm, a youth department called Midtjylland Ungdom; the clubs main rival is Viborg FF, the derby is claimed to be the second biggest in Denmark after FC København and Brøndby IF. Danish Superliga Winner: 2014–15, 2017–18 1st Division Winner: 1999–2000 Danish Cup Runner-up: 2002–03, 2004–05, 2009–10, 2010–11 As of 31 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. See: FC Midtjylland Academy Ove Pedersen Troels Bech Erik Rasmussen Thomas Thomasberg Allan Kuhn Glen Riddersholm Jess Thorup Kenneth Andersen FC Midtjylland's first competitive European match was on August 9, 2001, in the 2001-02 UEFA Cup, playing to a draw with Northern Ireland's Glentoran, 1-1 in the first leg of the Qualifying Round, before advancing to the First Round, where it was eliminated by Sporting CP. In 2016 Midtjylland reached the Round of 32 of the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League where Midtjylland got a 2-1 home victory over Manchester United but lost 6-3 on aggregate; as of 07.21.2018, Source: Official website Ikast FS's website Herning Fremad's website Black Wolves – Official fanclub Messecenter Herning's website
Switzerland the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities; the sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of 8.5 million people is concentrated on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva. The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648; the country has a history of armed neutrality going back to the Reformation.
It pursues an active foreign policy and is involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to numerous international organisations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably not part of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Eurozone. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties. Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German-speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Alpine symbolism. Due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz. On coins and stamps, the Latin name – shortened to "Helvetia" – is used instead of the four national languages.
Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product according to the IMF. Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness and human development. Zürich and Basel have all three been ranked among the top ten cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the first ranked second globally, according to Mercer in 2018; the English name Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, an obsolete term for the Swiss, in use during the 16th to 19th centuries. The English adjective Swiss is a loan from French Suisse in use since the 16th century; the name Switzer is from the Alemannic Schwiizer, in origin an inhabitant of Schwyz and its associated territory, one of the Waldstätten cantons which formed the nucleus of the Old Swiss Confederacy. The Swiss began to adopt the name for themselves after the Swabian War of 1499, used alongside the term for "Confederates", used since the 14th century.
The data code for Switzerland, CH, is derived from Latin Confoederatio Helvetica. The toponym Schwyz itself was first attested in 972, as Old High German Suittes perhaps related to swedan ‘to burn’, referring to the area of forest, burned and cleared to build; the name was extended to the area dominated by the canton, after the Swabian War of 1499 came to be used for the entire Confederation. The Swiss German name of the country, Schwiiz, is homophonous to that of the canton and the settlement, but distinguished by the use of the definite article; the Latin name Confoederatio Helvetica was neologized and introduced after the formation of the federal state in 1848, harking back to the Napoleonic Helvetic Republic, appearing on coins from 1879, inscribed on the Federal Palace in 1902 and after 1948 used in the official seal.. Helvetica is derived from the Helvetii, a Gaulish tribe living on the Swiss plateau before the Roman era. Helvetia appears as a national personification of the Swiss confederacy in the 17th century with a 1672 play by Johann Caspar Weissenbach.
Switzerland has existed as a state in its present form since the adoption of the Swiss Federal Constitution in 1848. The precursors of Switzerland established a protective alliance at the end of the 13th century, forming a loose confederation of states which persisted for centuries; the oldest traces of hominid existence in Switzerland date back about 150,000 years. The oldest known farming settlements in Switzerland, which were found at Gächlingen, have been dated to around 5300 BC; the earliest known cultural tribes of the area were members of the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures, named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Lake Neuchâtel. La Tène culture developed and flourished during the late Iron Age from around 450 BC under some influence from the Gree
Albania national football team
The Albania national football team is the men's football team that has represented Albania in international competition since 1946 and is controlled by the Albanian Football Association, headquartered in the city of Tirana. The team is affiliated with UEFA and competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. Albania was the 2000 Malta Rothmans International Tournament. At Euro 2016, Albania made its debut at a major men's football tournament. Albania scored their first goal in a major tournament and secured their first win in a European Championship, when they beat Romania on 19 June 2016. After its completion in 2019, the Arena Kombëtare will be the home ground of the national team. Albania's highest FIFA World Ranking was 22nd in August 2015; the colours of the team are red and black, the double headed eagle its symbol. Its supporters are collectively known as the Tifozët Kuq e Zi and display as well as the country's national flag colours and black.
Although it never played any matches, the Albanian national football team existed before the Albanian Football Association was created on 6 June 1930. Albania joined FIFA during 16 June. Albania played its first international match against Yugoslavia in 1946, which ended in a 3–2 home defeat at Qemal Stafa Stadium. In 1946, Albania participated for the first time in the Balkan Cup in which Albania won by beating Romania 1–0 in the final. In 1954, Albania was one of the founding members of UEFA. Albania waited until 1962 to compete in a Euro Cup competition and the only time Albania was between the best 16 teams of the Continent, the reason being Albania got past the first leg as Greece, for political reasons forfeited the game. At the end of the tournament Albania ranked 9th in Europe. Albania participated for the first time in a qualifying phrase of a World Cup in the qualifiers of the 1966 edition in England; the team was drawn in the Group 5 which finished in the last position with only one point from six matches.
In the qualifiers, of the UEFA Euro 1968 Albania had a draw 0–0 against West Germany that denied the Germans the participation to the UEFA Euro 1968 finals. In years, Albania did not participate in the qualifiers of the World Cup 1970, UEFA Euro 1972, UEFA Euro 1976, World Cup 1978 and UEFA Euro 1980 for unknown political reasons. After six years without playing any international matches, Albania entered in the qualifiers of the World Cup 1982, managing to finish in a place other than last for the first time in a qualifying match, with Finland getting last place instead; the qualifiers of the World Cup 1990 were the worst qualifier in Albania's history as there were 6 losses in as many games with no memorable matches. In the qualifiers of the World Cup 2002, Albania recorded a 2–0 win over Greece, the only team that they beat during the qualifiers. Albania was able to make some impact in the qualifying of the UEFA Euro 2004 by beating 3–1 Russia at Loro Boriçi Stadium; this match was the debut of the German coach Hans-Peter Briegel who led Albania to an undefeated run at home matches.
Despite the good results, Albania finished the group in the penultimate spot with only eight points. In the qualifiers of the World Cup 2006 Albania recorded some historical results. Two months after Greece beat Portugal to win the European Championship, Albania defeated Greece 2–1. In the qualifiers of the UEFA Euro 2008 Albania won twice in both matches against Luxembourg. Albania drew 2–2 with Belarus and 0–0 away with Bulgaria. Albania's Euro campaign ended with a 6–1 loss away to Romania which resulted in the resignation of the coach Otto Barić and his assistant. On December 2007, Arie Haan was named Albania's head coach by signing a two-year contract for the qualifiers of the World Cup 2010, where Albania made a negative performance by winning only one match. Albania won only seven points from ten matches and Haan was replaced by Josip Kuže in May 2009 following the end of the campaign. However, Kuže couldn't lead Albania to the better results as the team ended the qualifiers of the UEFA Euro 2012 with only nine points from ten matches.
With Kuže in charge, Albania recorded its second biggest win the history by defeating Cyprus 6–1 at home, equal with Albania's 5–0 victory over Vietnam in 2003. Josip Kuže parted ways with Albania three and a half years after he started the job, in December 2011, Italian coach Gianni de Biasi replaced him. Albania started the qualifiers and was, at one point, 2nd in group with six matches played and four to spare, but failed to be successful in the last four, losing away in Slovenia and Iceland, as well as at home against Switzerland, drawing in Cyprus. Albania started the qualifiers of the UEFA Euro 2016 with an emphatic 1–0 away win against Portugal, followed by a 1–1 draw against Denmark at the newly renovated stadium Elbasan Arena. After beating Armenia 3–0 in the last qualifying match, Albania made history by qualifying for the UEFA Euro 2016, its first appearance at a major men's football tournament. In the tournament itself, Albania lost 0 -- 1 to 0 -- 2 to hosts France. While they beat Romania 1–0, the team finished last among the third-placed teams and didn't progress beyond the group stage.
The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Turkey and Andorra, on 22 and 25 March 2019. All caps and goals as of 25 March 2019 after match against Andorra; the following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still a
Brøndby IF is a Danish football club based in Brøndbyvester, Brøndby, on the western outskirts of Copenhagen. The club is known as Brøndbyernes Idrætsforening, or Brøndby and BIF for short; the club was founded in 1964 as a merger between two local clubs and was promoted to the Danish top-flight football league in 1981. Brøndby IF has won 7 Danish Cups. Brøndby's most successful period was from 1985 to 2005 where, in twenty years, they won ten Danish Championships. In 1991, Brøndby reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and became the first Danish club to reach a European semi-final. Since the founding of fellow Copenhagen club F. C. Copenhagen in 1992, the two clubs have had a fierce rivalry, the matches between the two sides is called the Copenhagen Derby. Brøndby IF was founded in 1964 as an amateur club in the 6th tier of the 11 Danish leagues, the Serie 1, where they finished their two first seasons in fourth place. Among the players of the early years was team captain Per Bjerregaard, a doctor who had moved to Copenhagen from Jutland, Hans Gregersen, the mascot of the team until his death by syphilis in 1967.
In 1967, the club hired coach Leif Andersen who secured promotion to Sjællandsserien. After a few mediocre years, a new coach, John Sinding, was brought in, the club won promotion to Danmarksserien. In 1973, Per Bjerregaard stopped his active career at 27 years of age and became chairman of Brøndby. In his place, Brøndby hired former professional and Denmark national team player Finn Laudrup, who took over as head coach while he still took part in the matches as a player. Laudrup joined his brother-in-law Ebbe Skovdahl in the Brøndby team, he brought his two young sons Brian and Michael Laudrup with him to the club. Under Finn Laudrup's influence, the club's playing style was changed to a more attacking strategy though Laudrup decided to concentrate his efforts as a player after only a year. After winning promotion in 1974, Laudrup left Brøndby in the 3rd Division in 1976 to play for KB in the Danish top-flight league and a year Michael Laudrup, the brightest talent in Danish football, followed.
In 1977, Brøndby moved up into the 2nd Division, were one of the clubs who adapted to the new times of paid football in the best Danish leagues in 1978. Per Bjerregaard persuaded Finn Laudrup into returning to Brøndby in 1981 on a professional contract, following a season of 85 goals in 30 matches, Brøndby won promotion to the top-flight 1st Division under coach Tom Køhlert. Finn Laudrup subsequently ended his career at age 36, but in his place Michael Laudrup returned for the 1982 season, being one of ten players leaving KB that year. Brøndby won their 1st Division debut match 7–1 over fellow promoted team B 1909 in a match which featured two goals from Michael Laudrup, he was subsequently called up for the Denmark national team, on 15 June 1982 he became the first Brøndby player to win a cap for the national team. Brøndby finished their first 1st Division season in fourth place with Laudrup the league's third top goal scorer with 15 goals, earning him the Danish Player of the Year award. In 1983, Laudrup was sold to Juventus in the then-biggest transfer deal in Denmark, giving Brøndby the economic foundation to expand further.
After four years in the top division, Brøndby won their first Danish championship in 1985 and played its first European match when the club beat Hungarian champions Budapest Honvéd 4–1 in the 1986 European Cup. In 1986, Brøndby became the first Danish club of professionals when ten players were signed full-time, the club was introduced at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 1987. Throughout the second half of the 1980s, the team dominated the league and did not finish lower than second place until 1992; the team was built around talented Danish players, from 1987 to 1991 players from Brøndby won the Danish Player of the Year award every year. The recipients formed the backbone of the Denmark national team which won UEFA Euro 1992, was the first goalscorer in the 2–0 Euro 1992 final win John "Faxe" Jensen, national team captain Lars Olsen, the World's Best Goalkeeper 1992 and 1993 award winner Peter Schmeichel, four-time Danish Player of the Year award winner Brian Laudrup and the second goalscorer of the Euro 1992 final Kim Vilfort.
The club became used to winning the national title and turned its attention towards European success. In 1990, Brøndby hired former national team captain Morten Olsen as coach, under his reign, the 1990–91 UEFA Cup became the high point in the short history of the club; the meriting wins over German sides Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen, Russian club Torpedo Moscow saw the many Danish profiles shine, the club was minutes from qualifying for the final match of the tournament. In the 88th minute of the semi-final, however, a Rudi Völler goal denied Brøndby a trip to the UEFA Cup final in favour of Roma. Following the impressive European display by the comparatively small club, important members of the team, including Lars Olsen, top scoring striker Bent "Turbo" Christensen and star goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, left the club; the following year, 1992, was the worst year in the club's history as the intended takeover of the Danish bank Interbank went awry. It was expected that European Cup success would boost the Brøndby stock value in order to finance the buy, but as the club was beaten by Dynamo Kyiv in the 1991–92 European Cup qualification, the stocks never reached the value necessary to finalize t
FC Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi is a professional football club based in Tbilisi, that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top flight of Georgian football. Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and a major contender in the Soviet Top League immediately after it was established in 1936; the club was part of one of the leading sport societies in the Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions besides football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf, it remains the only club based in Georgia to have lifted a trophy in European competition. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Soviet players: Boris Paichadze, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Shota Iamanidze, Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Manuchar Machaidze, David Kipiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Aleksandre Chivadze, Vitaly Daraselia, Ramaz Shengelia, Tengiz Sulakvelidze.
After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze, Levan Kobiashvili. Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League, their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet Cups, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981. He was one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982. FC Dinamo Tbilisi are 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders; the history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club, at a time when football was becoming one of the most popular sports in the world. In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, "Norchi Dinamoeli"; the Juniors club provided the senior with many young skillful players, including the first goalkeeper who played for Dinamo in the USSR championship, the first captain Shota Savgulidze, defender Mikhail Minaev, forward Vladimer Berdzenishvili and other famous players.
In the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other. The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0; the Dinamo team starred: D. Tsomaia, A. Pochkhua, M. Blackman, I. Foidorov, N. Anakin, A. Gonel, A. Pivovarov, O. Goldobin, A. Galperin, S. Maslenikov, V. Tsomaia. Three days Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, "Progress" and beat them 3–0. Despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the Football Federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against the best team in the USSR championship, Dynamo Moscow, they beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League; the second championship started in autumn 1936.
Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship. The first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze; the team sheet was: A. Dorokhov, S. Shavgulidze, B. Berdzenishvili, N. Anakin, V. Jorbenadze, G. Gagua, I. Panin, M. Berdzenishvili, B. Paichadze, M. Aslamazov and N. Somov; the first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal. Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place, they challenged for the title. Dinamo played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3, they lost 0 -- 2 to Lokomotiv Moscow. Their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2. In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams though they did not win a title, they were referred to as the "crownless champions" with the team including: S. Shavgulidze, A. Dorokhov, S. Shudra, B.
Frolov, M. Berdzenishvili, A. Kiknadze, V. Panjukov, V. Berezhnoi, G. Gagua, V. Jorbenadze, G. Jejelava. In the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze, he still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, with 341 matches and 127 goals. In the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo: G. Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N. Dziapshipa, M. Minaev, A. Zazroev, V. Eloshvili, Avtandil Chkuaseli. A prominent place in Dinamo history belongs to Andro Jordania, a coach, considered as one most important figures in the club's history, his period in charge was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. The club's Digomi practice ground is named after him; the first major success came in the 1964 Soviet Top League when Dinamo won the Soviet Top League, with the team unbeaten in the last 15 matches. At the end, Dinamo was tied with Torpedo Moscow so the teams played an additional match in Tashkent, which Dinamo won 4–1.
Georgian supporters celebrated the victory by naming their team "Golden Guys". A popular French magazine, France Football, wrote: "Dinamo has great players. Their
Danish 2nd Division West
The 2nd Division West is a group in the Danish 2nd Division with teams from Jutland and Funen Football Associations. The winners gain promotion for the Danish 1st Division, while the last-place finishers risk relegation into the Denmark Series. From 1945 to 1991 the 2nd Division was a single competition, just below the top-flight Danish 1st Division. Before the 1991 season a new top-flight Danish Superliga was instituted, the 2nd Division was split into the Danish 2nd Division East and West competitions, now third tier of Danish football. In 1997 the two 2nd Divisions were again merged into one competition, it was split up again in 2005. In 2015 the 2nd Divisions were split into three groups with a relegation group; the following teams from 2nd Division West contested in the 2014–15 Danish 2nd Divisions: Brabrand FC Sydvest 05 Jammerbugt FC Kjellerup Kolding BK Kolding IF Marienlyst Middelfart Næsby Næstved Odder Ringkøbing IK Skovbakken Svendborg Thisted FC Varde IF List of teams by the Danish Football Association Current standings by the Danish Football Association Danmarksturneringen at Haslund.info