F.C. Kuban Krasnodar

Russian association football club in Krasnodar
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FC Kuban (Russian: Футбольный клуб "Кубань" Краснодар) is a Russian football club based in Krasnodar. In 2006 they won promotion to the Russian Premier League. Kuban have previously spent two seasons in Russian Premier League and three seasons in Soviet Top League.

Full nameFootball Club
Kuban Krasnodar
Nickname(s)Kazaki (Cossacks), yellow-green
GroundKuban Stadium,
ChairmanAleksander Tkachyov
ManagerSergey Pavlov
LeagueRussian First Division,
2007Russian Premier League 15th

History change

The club was founded as Dynamo in 1928, but was named Neftyanik in 1954, Kuban in 1958, and Spartak in 1960. In 1963 the club was renamed Kuban and has been known by this name ever since.

Kuban and their predecessors mainly played at the lower levels of Soviet football, winning the RSFSR championship four times. Kuban played in the Soviet Top League in 1980-1982, achieving their best result (13th position) in 1981.

In 1992, due to the dissolution of the USSR, Kuban were entitled to play at the top level instead of being relegated to the Second League. They finished 18th out of 20 teams and were relegated. After spending several seasons in First and Second divisions, they won promotion back to the Premier League for 2004, but were again relegated straight away. This happened again in 2006 when they won promotion for the 2006-2007 season and then finished second to bottom.

Honours change

  • RSFSR Championship: 4
    • Winners: 1948, 1962, 1973, 1987

Squad change

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Russia Aleksandr Filimonov
77 GK   Russia Stanislav Kozyrev
6 DF   Bulgaria Ivaylo Petkov
17 DF   Russia Andrey Ushenin
22 DF   Russia Aslan Zaseev
91 DF   Russia Viktor Dmitrienko
8 MF   Russia Artur Tlisov
33 MF   Serbia Bratislav Ristić
7 MF   Russia Sergey Kuznetsov
20 MF   Ukraine Dmitry Gorbushin
74 FW   Russia Denis Zubko
No. Pos. Nation Player
35 GK   Russia Igor Kot
23 DF   Russia Georgy Dzhioev
18 DF   Czech Republic Roman Lengiel
27 DF   Russia Elbrus Zuraev
25 DF   Russia Vitaly Chochiev
4 MF   Russia Azat Bayryev
11 MF   Russia Alan Kasaev
9 MF   Russia Oleg Trifonov
26 MF   Russia Maxim Semakin
10 MF   Russia Andrey Topchu
99 FW   Russia Ilya Dolmatov
5 FW   Russia Sergey Vinogradov

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