HC Donbass Donetsk Oblast[1] (previous name Shakhtar-Academiya until June 2017) is a handball club from Donetsk. The club was formed in 1983 on the base of a previous handball club called Spartak Donetsk.

Departments of Shakhtar Donetsk
Football Volleyball Handball


Through the 90's the club one of the leading forces in the Ukrainian Men's Handball Super League, winning the local league 3 times, and between seasons 1994/95-2005/06 the club never finished outside the top 3. The club also had success on the international arena, reaching the final of the EHF Cup in 1995/96.

After season 2005/06, the club started experiencing financial difficulties, and in season 2011/12 the club finished last in the league and was relegated. In the second league, in season 2012/13, the club managed to finish first and returned to the top tier.




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