Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium


* Address: Kiev
* Country: Ukraine
* Capacity: 70,000
* Opened: 12 August 1923
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Dynamo Kiev (football), Shakhtar Donetsk (football)

Extra stadium info – Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium

The venue is used for several events, like athletics, concerts and football. It hosted football matches for the Games of the Olympiad in 1980. The stadium also hosted the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship final, which was won by the national football team of Spain after defeating the Italian Republic 4-0. In 2018, it hosted its first-ever UEFA Champions League final. The Spanish side Real Madrid won the game after defeating Liverpool FC from the United Kingdom in front of 61,000 fans. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1977, when 102,000 people showed up for a football match between Dynamo Kiev and the German side FC Bayern München.

In 2003, Dynamo Kiev became first football club with 10 Ukrainian top-flight league titles. Shakhtar Donetsk, the first Ukrainian sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, are the arch-rivals of Dynamo Kiev. The Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko is one of the former players of Dynamo Kiev. He won the prestigious UEFA Champions League with the Italian side AC Milan in 2003. The national football team of Ukraine also use the Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium for home games. In 2006, Ukraine played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match. That year, they were one of the 32 FIFA World Cup participants. Ukraine reached the quarter-finals of the world championship for national football teams in 2006. In the quarter-finals, they were beaten by the Italian Republic.

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