FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi
FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi (Ukrainian: ФК "Зірка Кропивницький") is a Ukrainian amateur football club from Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovohrad Oblast, with its team currently playing in the Ukrainian Amateur League.
|Full name||FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi|
|Nickname(s)||"Zirka" – Star|
|Ground||"Zirka" Stadium, Kropyvnytskyi|
|League||Ukrainian Amateur League|
|2020–21||Ukrainian Amateur League, Group 3, 12th of 12|
The club traces its history of a football team that existed at the British factory of Elvorti (Elworthy) since 1911. After the occupation of Ukraine by Bolsheviks, the factory was "nationalized", its team was dissolved, and the factory was converted into Soviet factory "Chervona Zirka", hence the club's name. The Soviet football team Chervona Zirka was formed in 1922. The club's professional football history however started in 1958 when it was admitted to the Class B competitions.