F.C. Kuban Krasnodar

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Kuban
Full nameFootball Club
Kuban Krasnodar
Nickname(s)Kazaki (Cossacks), yellow-green
Founded1928
GroundKuban Stadium,
Krasnodar
Capacity32,000
ChairmanAleksander Tkachyov
ManagerSergey Pavlov
LeagueRussian First Division,
2007Russian Premier League 15th

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.

History[change | change source]

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 | change source]

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

Squad[change | change source]

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

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