|Full name||Football Club Ufa|
|Founded||23 December 2010|
|Ground||Dynamo Stadium/Zvezda Stadium, Perm|
|League||Russian Premier League|
|2013–14||Russian National Football League, 4th (promoted)|
|Website||Club home page|
During the summer of 2010, Rustem Khamitov, the second President of the Republic of Bashkortostan, started to consider the establishment of a football club with the intention to represent the city of Ufa and also the Republic in the Russian Premier League.
On 23 December 2010, FC Ufa was formed on the base of FC Bashinformsvyaz-Dynamo Ufa, which back then plied their trade in the Russian Professional Football League, the third tier of the Russian football league system. The reign of the team was assigned to the two time English Premier League winner Andrei Kanchelskis and he was tasked leading the club to the Russian first division.
Ufa made their debut in the Russian league system on 24 April 2011 with a home match against FC Tyumen. Ufa ran out winners with the score of 3-1, with Konstantin Ionov scoring a hat-trick for the hosts.
Ufa continued to build on their initial success to the extent that, coming the end of the season, they have managed to end up deadlocked with FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk at the summit of the table with 86 points. However, Ufa's loss away to the same Nefthekhimik following the stalemate at Dynamo meant that the latter had a better head-to-head record and therefore Ufa had to postpone promotion to the Russian first division for another year.
However, Dynamo Bryansk's failure to meet the licensing requirements for the 2012-2013 Russian first division opened up a slot in the said division which Ufa gladly took over, thus effectively enabling their promotion from the Second division into the First Division.
Life in the First Division
Ufa's debut in the First Division was a success, as their 48 point haul enabled them to finish the season in the sixth position, just four points off the last promotion playoff spot.
The following season marked an improvement from Ufa as the club has built on the previous year showing and managed to end up in the fourth position, thus enabling them to contest the promotion playoff against Tom Tomsk, who finished their campaign in the Russian Premier League in the thirteenth position.
On 18 May 2014, Ufa welcomed Tom in Dynamo for the first leg of the playoff and, despite the huge difference in the playing strength of the two squads, Ufa managed to overpower Tom with the score of 5-1, with club captain and talisman Dmitri Golubov notching a poker.
The returned leg was played four days later in Tomsk and despite going down early in the match, Ufa managed to hold on their lead and their 3-1 loss against Tom meant nothing as eventually it was Ufa which marched on and claimed a historic promotion to the Russian Premier League, the highest echelon of the Russian football pyramid, just after three full seasons playing in the Russian league system.
Season Lev. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Top scorer (league) Manager/acting manager 2011–12 3rd 2 39 25 11 3 54 19 86 2nd Galysh – 9 Kanchelskis (Jan 1, 2011–May 20, 2012)
Kolyvanov (May 20, 2012–)
2012–13 2nd 6 32 13 9 10 31 30 48 4th Markosov – 9 Kolyvanov 2013–14 4 36 17 10 9 46 35 61 4th Golubov – 14 Kolyvanov 2014–15 1st - - - - - - - - - - Kolyvanov
As of July 24, 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
A semi-professional football club called FC Ufa-2 plays in the Russian Amateur Football League, the fourth tier of the Russian football system.
WFC Ufa, a female football club, plays in the Russian First Division, the second tier of the Women Russian football system.
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
|2010 – 2012||Puma||Bashinformsvyaz|