President:  Petro  Dyminsky  
Management Team:
Olexandr  Yefremov 
Yuriy  Diachuk-Stavytsky 
Ihor  Dedyshyn 
Georgiy  Syrbu 
79000  Lviv,  3 Voronoho str. 
Web site:
Phone:  +38 (032) 298-84-10
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Early Years (1963-1968)

FC Karpaty has been founded in 1963, the main initiators of the club's foundation were Lviv football veterans from a team named Silmash. The same year Karpaty debuted in Soviet Second League B and remained there for four seasons, until n 1968 they were promoted to Soviet First League.

USSR Cup (1969)

On August 17, 1969, Karpaty became the first (and the only) club in the USSR football history which won the USSR Cup, while playing in the Soviet First League. In the cup match, Karpaty played FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, one of the best Soviet clubs in the mid-1960s. Karpaty were trailing 0:1 after the first half, but were able to run away with the Cup after an improved 2nd half, with the final score of 2:1.

Te first opponent of Karpaty in European championships was Romanian Steaua Bucharest, however after two matches Steaua won with score 4:3.

Soviet Top League (1970-1977)

In 1970-1977 and 1980, Karpaty played in the Soviet Top League. Karpaty's biggest achievement was 4th place in 1976. Karpaty placed 4th twice that year since the season was split into 2 separate championships (spring and fall). Karpaty were primed for a silver that season, but an unexpected loss in the last game at home to Zenit Leningrad pushed Karpaty back to the 4th place.

While playing in the Soviet First League in 1979, Karpaty were close to repeating their 1969 achievement, when they met Dynamo Moscow in the USSR Cup semi-final. The match which was played in Moscow, went into overtime with a 1:1 score. Dynamo finally prevailed, scoring on a penalty in overtime.

SKA Karpaty (1981-1989)

In 1981, Karpaty were merged with another Lviv team, SKA Lviv. The new team, SKA Karpaty, continued playing in the Soviet First League, almost achieving promotion in 1986 when CSKA Moscow was promoted ahead of Karpaty only on the goal difference. In 1989 the original name of the club was returned.

Ukrainian League (1991-present)

Since Ukraine gained its independence, Karpaty participate in the Ukrainian Premier League. They have taken 3rd place once and has twice became runner up of the Ukrainian Cup both times losing to Dynamo Kyiv in the final.

The thirteen’s season in Ukrainian Premier League became an unfortunate one for Karpaty and in 2003-04 season the team was relegated to Persha Liha. The relegation followed after a number of referee scandals in Karpaty matches, especially in the home match against Illichivets, when the referee did not award two definite penalties (analytic football shows also did accept that the decisions were doubtful). However the Lions stayed there only for two seasons and in the 2005-06 season, the club was successful in taking second place in the Persha Liha, which allowed them to participate in the Vyscha Liha next season.

It also had a successful run that year in the Ukrainian Cup, defeating Vyscha Liha clubs such FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Chornomorets Odessa and FC Vorskla Poltava and only losing to the future winner FC Dynamo Kyiv. Karpaty, which participated in the first thirteen seasons of the Vyscha Liha, was relegated to the Persha Liha following the 2003-04 season.

Logo History

Old Logos

Since club has been named after the Carpathian Mountains, image of forest and mountains has been present on teams logo for many years.

However lately the logo has been changed to more modern style. Current logo is highly insired by Lviv's Coat of Arms with segment of fortress, and lion shown on the new crest. Club's nickname 'The Green Lions' also derrives from their logo.

Formerly logo used to feature a segment of coniferous tree, however this led to a dissatisfaction of some fans and Lviv's symbol, the lion was brought back. It also is the team's mascot, often known as The Lion or Green Lion

The club also has a ceremonial logo, however, it is very rarely used, mostly during TV broadcasts or video packages.

Traditionally the club colours are white and green. Throughout the club's history kit has always been designed of green and white tones, other colours are almost never used and are highly criticized by fans.

Green is considered to be the dominant of the two as clubs nicknames are "Green-Lions" and "Green-Whites". For some time black was also used and was even displayed on one of former logos. Lately the golden-yellow also became popular, especially on merchandise.


Club's main rivals are considered to be the neighbouring clubs FC Lviv, Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk,Nyva Ternopil and probably the most competitive with Zakarpattia Uzhhorod. However none of these were considered as very serious, however in May 2007.

Best records:

USSR Cup Winner: 1

Ukrainian Cup Finalist: 2
1992, 1998