On the Presidency day

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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October 11 is a special date in the history of FC Shakhtar. On this very date, Rinat Akhmetov became the President of the club

For 22 years under the leadership of Rinat Akhmetov, Shakhtar have won the UEFA Cup, 11 league titles, 11 Cups and 8 Super Cups of Ukraine. Last season, the Miners claimed all three domestic trophies and reached the Champions League round of 16.
 
The team’s major sporting successes and the club’s performance in the 2017/18 season have been reflected in the annual report which Shakhtar is delighted to introduce to you.
 
In this edition, you will find statistics and information about the team, transfers, infrastructure, communications and finance. The report also contains information on the activities of the Shakhtar Social non-profit foundation.
 
President’s view
 
Rinat Akhmetov:
 
- The successful season involves bright victories and trophies, that’s a spectacular performance, the respect and applause of the fans. I consider the 2017/18 season to be one of the best in the history of Shakhtar. The team have won the league title and the Ukrainian Cup for the second time in a row, claiming the second consecutive golden double and adding the Super Cup title to it. Three trophies in one year - that’s certainly an excellent result.
 
Shakhtar showcased some strong European football in both the league and the Champions League. Manchester City, Napoli and Feyenoord - everyone said that we got the group of death. But we won four games against those teams and had two worthy Last 16 encounters with Roma. With their performance, the team have earned a great respect and recognition.
 
Our team have a huge potential, and I want to say that every year, Shakhtar get just stronger. We have strong players, a strong coach and the best fans in the world. I am sure we will continue displaying spectacular football, we will continue winning and holding trophies in our hands. The club ambitions are unchanged: gold medals, the Champions League and the applause of our fans.
 
The full version of the annual report is available at shakhtar.com.