FC Karpaty Lviv is a Ukrainian professional football club from Lviv. Named after the Carpathian Mountains, they are one of perennial mid-table clubs in Ukraine. The team of Karpaty was founded on January 18, 1963. In 1962 Selmash Lvov won the championship and cup of the Lvov Region and, thus, obtained the rights to participate in the Soviet Class B championship (Soviet First League). However in 1963 the Football Federation of USSR conducted another reorganization in football national tournaments creating the Second Group of Class A and Class B became the third tier where a berth was reserved for a team from Lviv.
Contributions by MaksKhomenko, Aleksandr Grigoryev, and Shustfan.