Extra-Liga
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Founded1993
CountryUkraine
ConfederationUEFA (through UAF)
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
International cup(s)UEFA Futsal Cup
Most championshipsMFC Shakhtar Donetsk (5 titles)
Websitehttp://futsal.com.ua/extra-league
Current: Current season at UEFA.com

The Extra-Liga (Ukrainian: Екстра-ліга) is an association of futsal clubs of Ukraine and the top men's futsal league in the country. It is organized by the Association of Mini-Football of Ukraine which is a collective member of the Ukrainian Association of Football (formerly Football Federation of Ukraine). The Ukrainian Association of Mini-Football is not part of the Olympic movement, but is a collective members of the Ukrainian Association of Football.

History

In early 1990s futsal competitions along with other alternative types of association football such as beach football, football among women, others started to gain wider popularity worldwide and since 1996 there appeared continental competitions among European futsal clubs under auspices of UEFA.

The original Ukrainian championship among futsal clubs was founded in 1993 as a descendant of the general futsal movement among students in the Soviet Union. Prior to this, the Ukrainian teams played in the Soviet competitions that has been developing in late 1980s. The first Soviet competitions in 1990 and 1991 were conducted primarily in Ukraine. Among notable Ukrainian clubs of the Soviet period were Mekhanizator from Dnipropetrovsk, Syntez from Kremenchuk and others.

Following dissolution of the Soviet Union, the official Ukrainian competitions were reorganized after some pause in late 1993 as the Top League.

In 2011 a new Ukrainian futsal super league was formed, Extra-Liga, beginning in the 2011–12 season. Previously, the 8 highest finishing teams in the league advanced into the playoffs. The winner of the Championship playoffs gained qualification for the UEFA Futsal Cup.

Some regular association football clubs of Ukraine are fielding also their futsal squads, including both male and female.[citation needed] Other futsal clubs exist independently, while some such as MFC Interkas Kyiv originally competed in amateur competitions of association football before switching to futsal (indoor). Among notable footballers who competed in competitions of association football and later switched to futsal competitions is Stanislav Honcharenko.

Winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1993–94 Slid Kyiv Nadiya Zaporizhia Nika Dnipropetrovsk
1994–95 Mekhanizator Dnipropetrovsk Hirnyk Krasnohorivka Nadiya Zaporizhia
1995–96 Lokomotyv Odesa Mekhanizator Dnipropetrovsk DSS Zaporizhia
1996–97 Lokomotyv Odesa Interkas Kyiv DSS Zaporizhia
1997–98 Lokomotyv Odesa Interkas Kyiv Winner Ford-Universytet Zaporizhia
1998–99 Interkas Kyiv Winner Ford-Universytet Zaporizhia Zaporizhkoks Zaporizhia
1999–00 Interkas Kyiv Zaporizhkoks Zaporizhia DSS Zaporizhia
2000–01 Unisport-Budstar Kyiv Interkas Kyiv DSS Zaporizhia
2001–02 Shakhtar Donetsk Interkraz Kyiv DSS Zaporizhia
2002–03 Interkraz Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk DSS Zaporizhia
2003–04 Shakhtar Donetsk DSS Zaporizhia Yenakiievets Yenakiieve
2004–05 Shakhtar Donetsk Interkas Kyiv Yenakiievets Yenakiieve
2005–06 Shakhtar Donetsk Energia Lviv Interkas Kyiv
2006–07 Energia Lviv Interkas Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk
2007–08 Shakhtar Donetsk Energia Lviv Yenakiievets Yenakiieve
2008–09 Time Lviv Shakhtar Donetsk Yenakiievets Yenakiieve
2009–10 Time Lviv Shakhtar Donetsk Energia Lviv
2010–11 Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk Energia-Time Lviv Lokomotyv Kharkiv
2011–12 Energia Lviv Lokomotyv Kharkiv Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk
2012–13 Lokomotyv Kharkiv Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk Energia Lviv
2013–14 Lokomotyv Kharkiv Energia Lviv Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk
2014–15 Lokomotyv Kharkiv Sportlider Khmelnytskyi Energia Lviv
2015–16 Energia Lviv Lokomotyv Kharkiv Prodexim Kherson
2016–17 Prodexim Kherson Energia Lviv Lokomotyv Kharkiv
2017–18 Prodexim Kherson Energia Lviv Tytan Pokrovske
2018–19 Prodexim Kherson Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk HIT Kyiv
2019–20 Prodexim Kherson HIT Kyiv Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk
2020–21 Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk Prodexim Kherson HIT Kyiv

Performance by club

Team Winners Runner-up Third place
Shakhtar Donetsk 5 3 1
Prodexim Kherson 4 1 1
Energia Lviv (Energia-Time) 3 6 3
Interkas Kyiv (Interkraz) 3 6 1
Lokomotyv Kharkiv 3 2 2
Lokomotyv Odesa 3 0 0
Uragan Ivano-Frankivsk 2 2 3
Time Lviv 2 0 0
Mekhanizator Dnipropetrovsk 1 1 0
Slid Kyiv (Kyiv-Unisport) 1 0 0
Unisport-Budstar Kyiv 1 0 0
Zaporizhkoks Zaporizhia (Nadiya) 0 2 2
DSS Zaporizhia 0 1 6
HIT Kyiv 0 1 2
Winner Ford-Universytet Zaporizhia 0 1 1
Hirnyk Krasnohorivka 0 1 0
Sportlider Khmelnytskyi 0 1 0
Yenakiievets Yenakiieve 0 0 4
Nika Dnipropetrovsk 0 0 1
Tytan Pokrovske 0 0 1
Total 28 28 28

See also