|Full name||FC Nikopol|
|Ground||Elektrometalurh Stadium, Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast|
|League||Ukrainian Second League|
FC Nikopol is a professional Ukrainian football club from the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast and Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast before 2015. Another FC Nikopol has existed in Nikopol prior to relocation of FC Makiivvuhillya.
The current club was formed in Makiivka in 2009 and became professional in 2011 entering the Professional Football League of Ukraine and was based in Makiivka under the name FC Makiyivvuhillya Makiyivka. The name of the club is associated Makiyivka's coal industry, since the city of Makiyivka is close proximity to the city of Donetsk. The football team was created out of the state mining enterprise Makiyivvuhillya in the summer of 2009 to participate in the Coal Industry Cup. In the finals of the Coal Industry Cup, a tournament which Makiyivka defeated SE "Dzerzhynskvuhillya." 
After the event the company decided to continue supporting the football team, with general director Stanislav Tolchin becoming the honorary president of football club. The President of the club became Anatoly Akimochkin and head coach was Spartak Zhyhulin.
In the winter of 2009, Makiyivvuhillya won the city championship in Makiyivka and finished 3rd in the Donetsk oblast championship. In 2010 the team became a finalist of the Coal Industry Cup (losing to FC Shakhtar Sverdlovsk) and 3rd place again in the Donetsk oblast championship. In 2011, the team participated in the Ukrainian Amateur championship.
In the Second League the club played its home games at the Bazhanovets Stadium, which was also used by the former Soviet/Ukrainian club Shakhtar Makiyivka (also known as Bazhanovets) but the stadium was found lacking in facilities. Later the club played at Metalurh Stadium in Yenakiieve.
In 2014, the club was forced to relocate to Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, due to the 2014 Russian aggression against Ukraine. It also lost its main sponsor Makiyivvuhillya, but in Nikopol the club was taken under its wing the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPHU) which added own abbreviation to the club's name as Makeyevugol-NPHU. After the 2014–15 season the club formally withdrew from the PFL and reentered under the name of FC Nikopol-NPHU.
The club plays at the stadium of FC Elektrometalurh-NZF Nikopol, while trains at the stadium of FC Kolos Chkalove from Chkalove.
Other clubs in Nikopol
In Nikopol is another FC Nikopol that participated in the 2007 Ukrainian Amateur Cup and place third in football championships of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast in 2009 and 2013. Both FC Nikopol and FC Kolos Chkalove were withdrawn from the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast championship in 2015.
League and cup history
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes 2011 4th 4 8 2 2 4 6 11 8 2011–12 3rd "B" 14/14 26 5 2 19 17 8 17 1⁄32 finals 2012–13 3rd "B" 12/13 24 5 2 17 21 58 17 1⁄64 finals 3rd "4" 4/5 32 8 3 21 32 71 27 Relegation group 2013–14 3rd 13/19 36 13 6 17 33 47 45 1⁄64 finals 2014–15 3rd 8/10 27 5 6 16 23 45 21 moved to Nikopol reorganized as FC Nikopol-NPHU 2015–16 3rd 14/14 26 2 6 18 18 51 12 1⁄32 finals renamed as FC Nikopol 2016–17 3rd 11/17 32 12 5 15 40 49 41 1⁄64 finals 2017–18 3rd "B" 7/12 33 11 12 10 36 34 45 1⁄32 finals 2018–19 3rd "B" 10/10 27 3 4 20 15 54 13 1⁄64 finals 2019–20 3rd "B" 1⁄64 finals
- 2009-2009 Ihor Yefremenko
- 2009-2015 Spartak Zhyhulin
- Official website (FC Nikopol)
- Official website (Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine)
- Official website (Makiivka Coal Mining)
- Elektrometalurh Stadium Archived 2015-07-19 at the Wayback Machine at the club's website
- 2010 Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Football Championship. Nikopolskyi Kolos website.
- "История (History of the club)" (in Russian). Makiyivvuhillya Makiyivka Official web site. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- "Сталь и еще пять клубов вышли из состава ПФЛ, восемь – включено" [Stal and other five clubs left the PFL, while other eight were included]. UA-Football (in Russian). 20 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- Big football has returned to Nikopol (В Никополь вернулся большой футбол). Gorod.dp. 9 February 2017
- ПР��ФЕСІОНАЛЬ НА ФУТБОЛЬНА ЛІГА УКРАЇНИ РАДА ЛІГ - ПОСТАНОВА №11 [Professional Football League of Ukraine - League Committee - Decision №11] (PDF). PFL (in Ukrainian). 6 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- Competition held in two stages. Points from Stage One carried over
- During the winter break the club renamed themselves from FC Nikopol-NPHU to FC Nikopol
ПРОФЕСІОНАЛЬНА ФУТБОЛЬНА ЛІГА УКРАЇНИ РАДА ЛІГ - ПОСТАНОВА №11 [Professional Football League of Ukraine - League Committee - Decision №11] (PDF). PFL (in Ukrainian). 6 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.