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,
Ground Capacity32,000
ChairmanAleksander Tkachyov
ManagerSergey Pavlov
LeagueRussian First Division,
2007Russian Premier League 15th


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.


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


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

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

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