FC Dinamo Sukhumi

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Dinamo Sukhumi
Emblem of Dinamo Sukhum.png
Full name Футбольный клуб Динамо Сухум
(Football Club Dinamo Sukhumi)
Founded 1927 (2009)
Ground Sukhumi, Abkhazia
League Abkhaz football championship
2012 4th
Website Club home page

FC Dinamo Sukhumi (Russian: ФК «Динамо» Сухум) is an Abkhazian football club based in Sukhumi and one of the most successful clubs of the country, currently playing in the Abkhaz Football Championship. Dynamo's traditional kit colours are blue and white. Their crest is of a blue letter "D", written in a traditional cursive style, on a white background with the name of their home town "Sukhumi" written in front of a football underneath.

History[edit]

Dinamo Sukhumi was founded in 1927 and took part in the Soviet football league system since 1936. The club long played in the Soviet Second League and brought up several well known Soviet football players. Among them were Nikita Simonyan, Valter Sanaya, Daur Akhvlediani, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Akhrik Tsveiba, Gennadi Bondaruk, Georgy Grammatikopulo, Temuri Ketsbaia and Ruslan Adzhindzhal who all started their professional career at Dinamo Sukuhm or spent significant amounts of time at the club.

In 1990, the new Georgian Umaglesi Liga was founded and was joined by most Georgian football clubs, including Dinamo Tbilisi and Torpedo Kutaisi. In contrast, Dinamo Sukhumi chose to remain in the Soviet League system. The club was relegated to the Soviet First League where it remained until 1991. In the mean time FC Tskhumi Sokhumi and FC ASMC Sokhumi were formed by former members of the club. After 1991, due to the War in Abkhazia, nearly all Abkhaz football clubs temporarily ceded playing.

After the situation calmed down and Abkhazia achieved de facto independence, the original Dinamo Sukhumi played for the first time in the Abkhaz Football Championship in 1994. It won the first national Abkhaz football championship that year, but retired from professional football several years later.

In 2009, it was revived and now plays in the Abkhaz football league, the highest league of the country.

Achievements[edit]

1947, 1948

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Notes Manager
1988 3 12 38 18 7 13 55 42 43
1989 ?
1990 2 12 38 14 8 16 36 41 36
1991 2 10 42 16 11 15 50 50 43

Notable players[edit]

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