FC Aktobe

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Aktobe
FC Aktobe's logo
Full name Football Club Aktobe
Nickname(s) The Red-Whites
Founded 1967; 48 years ago (1967) as Aktyubinets[1]
Ground Central Stadium
Ground Capacity 13,500[2]
Chairman Sagat Yensegenuly
Manager Vladimir Gazzayev
League Kazakhstan Premier League
2013 1st
Website Club home page

Football Club Aktobe (Kazakh: Ақтөбе Футбол Клубы) is a Kazakh association football club based in Aktobe that plays in the Kazakhstan Premier League. Founded as Aktyubinets in 1967, the club was renamed to Aktobemunai in 1996 and Aktobe in 1997. After relegation to Kazakhstan First Division in 1997, the club regained Kazakhstan Premier League status, winning it in 2000. They were renamed Aktobelento in 2000 for sposorship reasons, and they returned to their previous name Aktobe in 2005. The club's home arena is the 13,500 seat Central Stadium. Aktobe is the most successful team in Kazakhstan with 5 Kazakhstan Premier League titles. They also won the Kazakhstan Cup in 2008 and three Kazakhstan Super Cups.

History[edit]

USSR era[edit]

In 1936 Dynamo Aktyubinsk took part in the first season of the Soviet Cup. In the round of 64 they hosted CDKA Moscow, losing at home 0:4. Since then, the city of Aktobe has had no major football for 30 years.

The first success of Aktobe came in 1966, when the team that was created as the Aktoberoentgen factory fitness club became the Kazakh SSR champions. The official history of FC Aktobe started in 1967, when Aktyubinets was given the status of a professional team. They played for three seasons. However, for the next seven seasons, they disappeared from view in lower divisions of USSR championships. The club finished as zonal champions of the Soviet Second League (Third tier) on two occasions.

Kazakhstan[edit]

After the fourth tier of the Soviet championship, Aktobe was placed in the Kazakhstan Premier League. The team failed to achieve good results early on, as the club consistently finished in the lower half of the league table (places 9 through 14). The only success of that period came in 1994, when the club placed fourth in the national championship and reached the final of the national cup. In the final at the Almaty Central Stadium, in the presence of one thousand spectators, "Aktyubinets" faced "Vostok" Ust-Kamenogorsk and lost 0:1.

In the mid-nineties in Kazakhstan, many cities regained their previous names. In 1996 the club was renamed Aktyubinets, but a year later, it was renamed once more, this time to "Aktobe". The club was relegated in 1997, but it returned to the top flight in 2000. The team continued to rise, and under the name "Aktobe-Lento" the team won the league in 2001. In the next three seasons (2002–2004) the team placed 4th-5th. In the following season, the team returned to its previous name, "Aktobe".

In 2005 Aktobe won the Kazakh championship, and thereby qualified to the 14th Cup of Champions of the Commonwealth of CIS for 2006, and the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League.

Aktobe won the Kazakh league again in 2007.

Aktobe were runners-up in the CIS cup in 2009.

Vladimir Mukhanov coached Aktobe from 2006 to 2012.

In 2009/10, Aktobe reached the 3rd Qualifying round of the Champions League.


Samat Smakov as an Aktobe captain in 2009.

In 2013 FC Aktobe won the Kazakh league title for the 4th time.[3]

Performance in Kazakhstan Premierleague[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GD P Сup Top Scorer (League)
1992 12 34 9 13 12 29–36 40 1/8 Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko – 5
1993 9 46 16 13 17 60–55 61 1/16 Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko – 21
1994 4 30 15 10 5 45–23 55 Final Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko – 19
1995 14 30 9 5 16 26–45 32 1/8 Kazakhstan Dmitriy Yurist – 12
1996 10 34 13 6 15 42–48 45 1/8 Kazakhstan Valeriy Korolev – 17
1997 11 26 4 3 19 16–56 15 1/8 Kazakhstan Rinat Urazaev – 4
2001 8 32 13 6 13 33–40 45 1/16 Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko – 9
2002 5 32 13 7 12 37–40 46 1/4 Kazakhstan Dmitriy Yurist – 8
2003 5 32 13 12 7 40–29 51 1/4 Kazakhstan Rinat Urazbakhtin – 9
2004 4 36 22 8 6 52–19 74 1/4 Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov – 10
2005 1 30 22 4 4 50–27 70 1/8 Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov – 15
2006 2 30 18 6 6 48–21 60 1/4 Moldova Serghei Rogaciov – 16
2007 1 30 22 6 2 55–12 72 1/4 Moldova Serghei Rogaciov – 16
2008 1 30 20 7 3 61–18 67 Win Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin – 11
2009 1 26 21 2 3 65–19 65 1/2 Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev – 20
2010 2 32 19 6 7 56–30 63 1/4 Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev – 10
2011 3 32 15 9 8 53–31 54 1/8 Senegal Malick Mane – 12
2012 3 32 15 5 6 44–22 50 1/2 Uzbekistan Geynrikh /Kazakhstan Khairullin – 6
2013 1 32 20 6 6 46–22 66 1/2 Uzbekistan Geynrikh /Kazakhstan Khairullin – 6
2014 2 32 17 10 5 52–31 40 Final Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin – 9

Achievements[edit]

European Cup history[edit]

After winning the Kazakhstan Premier League for the first time in 2005, Aktobe then qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the first time during the 2006–07 season. They entered at the First qualifying round stage and were eliminated by the champions of Latvia, Liepājas Metalurgs, 1–2 on aggregate.

The following year, they qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, where they were paired against SV Mattersburg of Austria. They won their first leg 1–0 in Kazakhstan, but they lost the second leg 4–2 in Austria to be eliminated 3–4 on aggregate.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2006–07
Champions League
1Q
 Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs
1–1
0–1
1–2
2007–08
UEFA Cup
1Q
 Austria Mattersburg
1–0
2–4
3–4
2008–09
Champions League
1Q
 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1–0
0–4
1–4
2009–10
Champions League
2Q
 Iceland FH
2–0
4–0
6–0
3Q
 Israel Maccabi Haifa
0–0
3–4
3–4
2009–10
Europa League
Play-off
 Germany Werder Bremen
0–2
3–6
3–8
2010–11
Champions League
2Q
 Georgia Olimpi Rustavi
2–0
1–1
3–1
3Q
 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
1–0
1–3
2–3
2010–11
Europa League
Play-off
 Netherlands AZ
2–1
0–2
2–3
2011–12
Europa League
2Q
 Hungary Kecskeméti
0–0
1–1
1–1 (a)
3Q
 Russia Alania Vladikavkaz
1–1
1–1
2–2 (2–4 p)
2012–13
Europa League
1Q
 Georgia FC Torpedo Kutaisi
1–0
1–1
2–1
2Q
 Moldova FC Milsami
3–0
2–4
5–4
3Q
 Belgium K.R.C. Genk
1–2
1–2
2–4
2013–14
Europa League
1Q
Armenia Armenia Gandzasar FC
2–1
2–1
4–2
2Q
Norway Norway Hødd
2–0
0–1
2–1
3Q
Iceland Iceland Breiðablik
1–0
0–1
1–1 (2–1 p)
Play-off
Ukraine Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2–3
1–5
3–8
2014–15
Champions League
2Q
Georgia (country) Georgia Dinamo Tbilisi
3–0
1–0
4–0
3Q
Romania Romania Steaua București
2–2
1–2
3–4
2014–15
Europa League
Play-off
Poland Poland Legia Warsaw
0–1
0–2
0–3
2015–16
Europa League
1Q

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 January 2015[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Kazakhstan GK Igor Trofimets
6 Kazakhstan MF Taras Tsarikayev
7 Kazakhstan DF Dmitri Miroshnichenko
8 Lithuania MF Artūras Žulpa
9 Armenia FW Marcos Pizzelli
10 Kazakhstan FW Marat Khayrullin
11 Brazil FW Danilo Neco
12 Trinidad and Tobago DF Robert Primus
17 Kazakhstan MF Askhat Tagybergen
18 Kazakhstan MF Pavel Shabalin
20 Kazakhstan DF Evgeni Levin
22 Kazakhstan DF Valeri Korobkin
No. Position Player
23 Kazakhstan DF Yuri Logvinenko
25 Kazakhstan DF Sayat Zhumagali
35 Kazakhstan GK Stanislav Pavlov
40 Kazakhstan GK Almat Bekbaev
70 Brazil DF Anderson Mineiro
75 Kazakhstan MF Didar Zhalmukan
86 Ukraine FW Oleksiy Antonov
95 Kazakhstan FW Abat Aimbetov
96 Kazakhstan MF Anuarbek Sadykov
TBA Kazakhstan GK Stas Pokatilov
TBA Republic of Macedonia DF Aleksandar Damchevski
Kazakhstan FW Sergey Khizhnichenko

Players with dual nationality[edit]

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ История [History] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Стадион [Stadium] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Karel Stokkermans (6 November 2013). "Kazakhstan - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aktobe - UEFA.com". uefa.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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