“And the feast and the pain”: the President of Shakhtar Rinat Akhmetov commented on the title of “miners”

Statement of Rinat Akhmetov after the Donetsk “Shakhtar” for the thirteenth time in its history became the champion of Ukraine

The President of FC Shakhtar Rinat Akhmetov congratulated the players, coaches and fans of the Donetsk team with the thirteenth in the history of the club the championship of Ukraine. Recall Shakhtar won the title, beating on Saturday at the NSC “Olympic” “Alexandria” with the score 3:2. The Rinat Akhmetov admitted that he today, “and the occasion, and pain.”


“Dear friends! Heartily congratulate you on winning the championship!

I remember a time when we are together with the fans dreamed of our first gold medals. I remember the day when we conquered them. I remember that the first and long – awaited victory was celebrated by millions of people. Then we were a club with very big ambitions. And today we won the gold medal for the thirteenth time! And we can say that we are not the only club with big ambitions, but with great traditions!

Today, I congratulate all who are with me and along with Shakhtar went through and continues to go that way. A huge thank you to everyone who started with me. Everyone with whom I shared my dreams and who, along with me, believed in Shakhtar Donetsk. All players who at different times took the field in the shirts of FC Shakhtar, coaches and all club employees. Today’s medal is also your merit!

Today, I congratulate and say a huge thank you to every player of our team, each employee of the club, the coaching staff. I am very glad that to us in a new capacity returned Dario, and now he helps hometown team win.

And, of course, I say thank you to the head coach of Shakhtar’s Luis Castro and his helpers. You did a very good work, you’re not just won, but won very nicely, showing the football, which is so loved and expected by our fans. You trust young players and give them the opportunity to show their best qualities and to show all Europe that the future stars of world football!

But, to be honest, I’m having a party and pain. The holiday – because we won, despite playing on foreign fields. And pain is because we are playing on foreign fields. Because we can not be together with the team and supporters to celebrate the victory in his native Donetsk.

But this victory we dedicate to all our fans! Shakhtar don’t give up! Shakhtar plays for you and wins for you, our dear friends, our dear fans!” – said the President of FC Shakhtar Rinat Akhmetov.

A review of the match “Shakhtar” – “Alexandria” (3:2)


As we wrote earlier, the title of “Shakhtar” was marked by a record. So quickly – in five rounds to finish – arrange the title in Ukraine, this could not be anyone.

We were also told that Shakhtar ahead of the Kiev “Dynamo” by the number of trophies in Ukraine. The “orange-black” now 35 prizes, including Cups and the Ukrainian Super Cup and the UEFA Cup. Dynamo remained 34 of title.