FC Istiklol

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FC Istiklol
IstiqlolDushanbe logo.gif
Full name Istiqlol Dushanbe
Founded November 2007
Ground Central Republican Stadium
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ground Capacity 21,400
Chairman Shohruh Saidov[1]
League Tajik League
2013 2nd

FC Istiklol (Tajik: Истиклол), (Persian: استقلال‎), is football club based in Tajikistan. The currently play in the top division of the country.


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.[2]

In 2009, in their debut in the Tajik League, led by new head coach Salohiddin Gafurov, the team finished fourth.[3] 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.[3]

In 2010, under coach Alimzhon Rafikov the team won the Super Cup,[3] the national cup and league.[4] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]


Current squad[edit]

As on January 2014[7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Nikola Stošić
2 Russia DF Robert Zhilin
3 Brazil DF Glaúber da Silva
4 Tajikistan DF Akmal Saburov
5 Tajikistan DF Akhtam Nazarov
6 Tajikistan DF Naim Ulmasov
9 Tajikistan MF Umed Sharipov
10 Brazil MF Willer
11 Tajikistan MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev
12 Tajikistan FW Jahongir Ergashev
13 Tajikistan MF Firuz Bobiev
No. Position Player
15 Tajikistan MF Vaysiddin Safarov
16 Tajikistan GK Alisher Tuychiev
17 Tajikistan FW Dilshod Vasiev
18 Tajikistan MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev
20 Tajikistan FW Jahongir Ergashev
21 Tajikistan FW Shahzod Sulaymonov
23 Russia MF Aleksandr Kudryashov
30 Tajikistan GK Emomali Soniev
88 Tajikistan MF Nuriddin Davronov
Brazil FW Joscimar

Famous players[edit]

This list of former players includes those who received international caps (in bold) while playing for the team.[citation needed]


Team Honours[edit]

2010,[4] 2011[8]
2009,[3] 2010,[4]
  • Tajik Super Cup: 4
2010,[3] 2011, 2012, 2013

Individual Honours[edit]


  • Official sponsor Li Ning[9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]