Congrats on the win! Congrats on the Cup!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019



Congratulations by the FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov

Dear friends, 

I want to congratulate the players, the coaching staff, the club staff, our fans, the whole big football family of Shakhtar on the spectacular and uncompromising victory in the Ukrainian Cup final!

For the thirteenth time in their history, our team have won this honorary trophy. Today, Shakhtar have become the first team in Ukraine to win the Cup four years in a row. This is the best tradition that is worthy of great pride and respect.

Some really hard work is behind each trophy. I want to thank everyone who worked every day to secure this victory: the coaching staff headed by Paulo Fonseca, the players, the medical staff, and the club management. And most importantly, our fans. Without your support, there would have been no successes of ours. I am thankful to each of you for believing in Shakhtar.

To please the fans with beautiful performance and new victories is our major goal. Shakhtar will never stop at the things they have accomplished, they will continue displaying some bright football, they will continue to win titles and trophies!

Congratulations on the victory, dear friends! Congratulations on winning the Cup!

Rinat Akhmetov,
FC Shakhtar president