Shakhtar Donetsk fixtures
Cheer on one of the best Ukranian and European football teams as Shakhtar get ready to kick off again and defend their 2018 Ukranian Premier League title. Here at StubHub you can find a range of Shakhtar Donetsk tickets, so get yours today and cheer on one of Europe's most impressive football teams. The club from the city of Donetsk (although they no longer play there) are flying high after successfully defending their 2017 Ukranian Premier League title in 2018 and, once again, qualifying for the Champions League. The current Shakhtar Donetsk manager is Portuguese former footballer Paulo Fonseca who, in his (so far) brief tenure at the Ukranian football club, has won the UPL twice, the Ukranian Cup twice and led the side from Ukraine to the Last Sixteen in the 2017-18 Champions League before losing to AS Roma on away goals. With more Champions League football to look forward to in the new season, buy Shakhtar Donetsk tickets and cheer on the side at home or on the road.
Shakhtar Donetsk history
If you choose to watch Shakhtar Donetsk live you will be watching one of the oldest and the most popular football club in Ukraine. Founded in 1936, the team has performed under several different names in its time, including Stakhanovets (1936-46), Shakhtyor (1946-92) and FC Shakhtar (1992-present). When the side won the Europe Cup, the precursor to the Europa League, in 2009, they became only the second Ukranian football team to have won a major European competition, the other being rivals Dynamo Kyiv who won the European Super Cup and the Cup Winner's Cup.
Shakhtar have won the Premier League eleven times, most recently in 2018, the Ukranian Cup twelve times, most recently in 2018 and the Ukranian Super Cup eight times, most recently in 2017. There have been many great footballers to play for the Ukranian side, and Shakhtar Donetsk has a policy of bringing young players over from Brazil. In fact, this earned the club the nickname "The most Brazilian club in Europe'. Some of the best Shakhtar Donetsk footballers over the years include Darijo Srna, Luiz Adriano, Andriy Vorobey, Mykhaylo Sokolovsky and Marlos.
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Shakhtar Donetsk stadium
Since February 2017, the side has played their home stadiums at the Metalist Oblast Sports Complex in Kharkiv (150 miles north of Donetsk) because of the ongoing conflict in Donbass. The official Shakhtar Donetsk stadium, the Donbass Arena, was completed in 2009 and hosted several European Championship games in 2012. However, due to the war, it is not being used by Shakhtar Donetsk. So, if you want to see a Shakhtar Donetsk home game, you will need to travel to Kharkiv, not Donestk. When buying your Shakhtar Donetsk tickets it's very important to remember this!