FC Tiraspol

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Tiraspol
Logo
Full name Football Club Tiraspol
Founded 1992 (as Constructorul Chisinau)
2001 (FC Tiraspol)
Ground Sheriff
Ground Capacity 14,300
Chairman Victor Tulba
Manager Vlad Goian
League Divizia Naţională
2011-12 6th
Website Club home page

FC Tiraspol is a Moldovan football club based in Tiraspol, Moldova. They play in the Divizia Naţională, the top division in Moldovan football.

Founded in 1992 as Constructorul Chisinau, it entered the inaugural Moldovan National Division later that year, winning its only title in 1996-97 and Moldovan Cups in 1996 and 2000. The club then relocated in 2001 to Cioburciu before moving to Tiraspol the year after. Despite the latter two settlements being in the breakway republic of Transnistria, their clubs play in the Moldovan league system.

History[edit]

Constructorul Chisinau[edit]

The side was founded in 1992 as Constructorul Chisinau, and played in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital. It entered the inaugural Moldovan National Division later that year. Constructorul won their first silverware, the 1996 Moldovan Cup with a 2-1 win over Tiligul Tiraspol, and the next season won their only Moldovan National Division title by denying city rivals Zimbru Chisinau a sixth consecutive triumph.[1] The league triumph earnt Constructorul a place in the 1997-98 UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out by Czech club Slavia Prague 4-3 on aggregate in the first qualifying round.[2] In 2000 Constructorul won their second Cup, by beating Zimbru 1-0 in the final on 24 May.[3]

The club also participated in the UEFA Cup during the Constructorul era. In September 2000, the club was banned from appearing in European competitions for a year following a number of security breaches in a home match against Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia.[4]

Move to Transnistria[edit]

Before the 2001-02 season, the club relocated to Cioburciu, a small village outside Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway republic of Transnistria, and was renamed Constructorul Cioburciu. The following season, the club moved into Tiraspol and became its current entity. The club has not won a Cup or National Division title since leaving Chisinau.

The only major European campaign since leaving Chisinau was the 2004-05 UEFA Cup. The club defeated Armenian team Shirak in the first qualifying round (4-1 on aggregate) [5] before a 5-1 aggregate elimination by Metalurh Donetsk of the Ukraine in the next round.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 July, 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Moldova GK Maxim Copeliciuc
3 Spain DF Eric Barroso
5 Moldova DF Andrey Novicov
7 Ukraine MF Yevhen Zarichnyuk
8 Ukraine MF Serhiy Shapoval
9 Moldova FW Gheorghe Ovseanicov
10 Moldova FW Oleg Molla
11 Moldova FW Gheorghe Boghiu
12 Moldova GK Vladimir Livşiţ
13 Romania DF Bogdan Hauşi
14 Moldova MF Vadim Raţă
No. Position Player
15 Bulgaria FW Georgi Karaneychev
16 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Japaridze
18 Montenegro DF Marko Vidović
19 Moldova DF Anatolie Boeştean
20 Moldova MF Alexandru Grosu
23 Moldova MF Victor Bulat
24 Moldova MF Igor Poiarchov
25 Bulgaria GK Georgi Georgiev (on loan from Sheriff Tiraspol)
26 Armenia DF Artyom Khachaturov
27 Brazil MF Ademar
77 Ukraine MF Kyrylo Sydorenko

Coaching staff[edit]

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Until 2001, the club was known as Constructorul Chişinău, in 2001-02 as Constructorul Cioburciu, and Tiraspol since 2002.

Season Div Pos Pl W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1992 1D 6 22 8 7 7 46 32 23
1994–95 2D Quarter-finalists Promoted
1995–96 1D 3 30 24 2 4 71 16 74 Winner
1996–97 1 30 26 3 1 82 10 81 Round of 32 CWC 1st Round
1997–98 3 26 17 3 6 54 32 54 Runner-up UCL 1st qualifying round
1998–99 2 26 15 6 5 30 13 51 Runner-up CWC qualifying round
1999–00 3 36 18 11 7 52 23 65 Winner UC qualifying round
2000–01 4 28 10 9 9 30 30 39 Semi-finalists UC qualifying round
2001–02 4 28 10 7 11 36 42 39 Quarter-finalists
2002–03 5 24 7 5 12 27 38 26 Semi-finalists Intertoto 1st Round
2003–04 4 28 12 9 7 32 22 45 Quarter-finalists
2004–05 4 28 12 8 8 41 23 44 Quarter-finalists UC 2nd qualifying round
2005–06 3 28 8 13 7 24 21 37 Quarter-finalists
2006–07 5 36 10 16 10 37 32 46 Semi-finalists Intertoto 3rd Round
2007–08 4 30 16 7 7 36 21 55 Semi-finalists
2008–09 7 30 9 5 16 30 36 32 Semi-finalists Intertoto 2nd Round
2009–10 9 33 8 10 15 20 34 34 Quarter-finalists
2010–11 7 39 17 6 16 57 45 57 Quarter-finalists
2011–12 6 33 10 12 11 36 32 42 Quarter-finalists

European record[edit]

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Past crests[edit]

FC Constructorul Chişinău (1993-2001)

References[edit]

External links[edit]