Today marks exactly 20 years since Rinat Akhmetov took over as President of Shakhtar Donetsk.
October 11, 1996 to the presidency of the miner sat Akhmetov, forever changing the fate of the Donetsk club. Rinat Akhmetov has opened a new Chapter in the club’s history where the Miners have become one of the strongest teams in Eastern Europe, ending the uncontested hegemony of Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian League. Do not forget about the most great achievement, miner, about what you failed to achieve more than any Ukrainian team to victory in the UEFA Cup in 2009.
A huge role in the rapid development of the club belongs to Akhmetov, who has always dreamed of turning Miners into a real force in European football, and day after day walked steadily to this dream.
Not so long ago the international Federation of football history and statistics (IFFHS) has named miner the most progressive club of the XXI century, and it is simply impossible to imagine that the Miners could achieve all this without their President.
The most telling indicator of the success of Rinat Akhmetov in his post is the winning club. Over these 20 years, miner has won a total of 26 trophies: 9 of the Ukrainian Championships, 9 Ukrainian cups, 7 super cups of Ukraine and 1 UEFA Cup.