Dynamo Kyiv)

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May 19, 2022

Dynamo is a Ukrainian football club from Kyiv, which participates in the Ukrainian Premier League. Dynamo was founded in 1927 and is the oldest professional club in the city today. The only club that spent all seasons in the top league of the USSR and then Ukraine. The most titled team in Ukraine has 16 championship titles, 13 national cups, 9 Ukrainian Super Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup and 2 Cup Winners' Cups. In addition, during the Soviet period, Dynamo won 13 championship titles, 9 USSR Cups, 3 USSR Super Cups, which makes Dynamo the most titled team in the history of Soviet football. The first non-Moscow team to win the USSR title and the first representative of the Soviet Union to win a European trophy. The most successful club in Ukraine according to the results of seven decades: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The most titled club in Central and Eastern Europe. Dynamo also took 8th place in the list of the best clubs in the world of the 20th century according to Kicker magazine, 16th place in the list of the best European clubs of the 20th century according to IFFHS and 17th place in the list of the most legendary clubs in the world according to France Football magazine. The best club in Eastern Europe of the 20th century according to France-Presse. According to the analytical agency CK, in 2011 Dynamo was the first football club in Ukraine and the 19th in Europe in terms of the number of real fans.

History of the club

Foundation: 1927—1928

On April 13, 1927, the Presidium of the All-Ukrainian Council of Proletarian Sports Associations "Dynamo" with its center in Kharkiv (then the capital of the USSR) approved the establishment of its branch in Kyiv. This is how the appearance of the Kyiv Proletarian Sports Association "Dynamo" was documented (this document was found by the historian Oleksandr Kabanets in the State Archives of Kyiv Region). Exactly one month later, on May 13, 1927, the Interdepartmental Commission for Public Organizations and Unions of the Kyiv District officially registered the Statute of the Kyiv Proletarian Sports Association "Dynamo". And the day before KPST "Dynamo" sent a letter to the District Council of Physical Culture of Kiev (both documents were searched by Alexander Kabanets). The real initiator of the creation of the football team "Dynamo" should be considered «