FC Metalurh Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. The club currently plays in the Ukrainian Premier League. Metalurh takes its roots from the Football Club Antratsyt Kirovske that was allowed to participate on the non-amateur level once Ukraine attained its independence. After a disappointing first season in the Second League, in the 1993 season Antratsyt placed third in the Third League and was promoted back to the Second League. Once there, the club relocated to Shakhtarsk and changed its name first to Shakhtar, but then to FC Medita Shahtarsk. A couple of years later, the club was reorganized again and renamed to, already widely accepted, Football Club Metalurh Donetsk....'
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