|Full name||Istiqlol Dushanbe|
|Ground||Central Republican Stadium
FC Istiqlol (Dushanbe) was established in November 2007, under the Presidency of Shohruh Saidov. In 2008, Istiqlol competed in the Dushanbe Group of the second under the guidance of head coach Kanat Latifov, winning all 27 league games with a +147 goal difference and winning promotion to the Tajik League.
In 2009, in their debut in the Tajik League, led by new head coach Salohiddin Gafurov, the team finished fourth. The team had some experienced players and some young players mostly from Tajikistan national under-17 football team that won bronze in AFC U-17 Championship 2006 and reached round 16 at 2007 FIFA U-17 World Championship, winning two trophies - the traditional winter-spring tournament Rustam Doltabaev and the Tajik Cup.
In 2010, under coach Alimzhon Rafikov the team won the Super Cup, the national cup and league. In the first Tajikistan's Super Cup, defeating three-time national champion Vakhsh Qurghonteppa 2-0, following two goals from Dilshod Vosiev in extra time. In the final of the 2010 Tajik Cup, which traditionally takes place on October 5 - the birthday of the country's President Emomali Rahmon, Istiqlol with large score 5-0 defeated FK Khujand. Following victory in the 2010 Tajik League, FC Istiqlol qualified for the first time for both the CIS Cup and the 2011 AFC President's Cup.
- Kanat Latifov (2008–09)
- Salohiddin Ghafurov  (2009–10)
- Alimzhon Rafikov (2010–12)
- Nikola Kavazović (2012-June 2013)
- Oleg Shirinbekov (July 2013-)
As on January 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
This list of former players includes those who received international caps (in bold) while playing for the team.
- Nuriddin Davronov
- Davron Ergashev
- Odil Irgashev
- Yusuf Rabiev
- Kurbonali Sobirov
- Mahmadali Sodikov
- Ruslan Tavakkalov
- Farhod Tohirov
- Alisher Tuychiev
- Alisher Ulmasov
- Tajik League: 2
- Tajik Cup: 2
- Tajik Super Cup: 4
- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Tajikistan's Most Valuable Player of year 2010: Yusuf Rabiev
- Tajikistan Best defender award for year 2010: Eradzh Radzhabov
- Tajikistan's Coach of year 2010: Alimzhon Rafikov
- Official sponsor Li Ning
- Esteghlal Tehran Football Club
- Esteghlal Ahvaz Football Club
- Esteghlal Meli-Sanati Khuzestan Football Club
- (Russian) Official club website
- Istiplol Dushanbe squad list at Tajik FA website (Russian)
- Tajikistan 2008 at RSSSF.com
- Tajikistan 2009 at RSSSF.com
- Tajikistan 2010 at RSSSF.com
- "China’s company to be sponsor of Dushanbe’ football club Istiklol". Retrieved 2010-04-18.