|Full name||Football Club Aktobe|
|Nickname(s)||The Red and Whites|
|Owner||Akimat of Aktobe Region|
|League||Kazakhstan Premier League|
|2015||Kazakhstan Premier League, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
Football Club Aktobe (Kazakh: «Ақтөбе» футбол клубы), commonly referred to as FC Aktobe or simply Aktobe, is a professional football club based in Aktobe. They play in the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest level of Kazakh football. Formed as Aktyubinets in 1967, they became Aktobemunai in 1996, Aktobe in 1997, Aktobe-Lento in 2000 and finally Aktobe again in 2005. Their home ground is the 13,500 seat Central Stadium.
Aktobe was founded in 1967 as Aktyubinets. They played their first three seasons in the Class B Division, fourth tier of the Soviet League system. For the next 7 seasons they were not active in official tournaments. In 1976, the club joined the Soviet Second League, to play in its Zone 7, and in 1981 they won the championship . In 1990, the team recorded a 10–0 victory over Bulat, which remains the club's biggest victory on record. In the 1991 season, the last year of Sovier League existence, the club won Zone 8 Championship.
Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the club joined the newly formed Kazakhstan Premier League. In 1994, Aktyubinets reached Kazakhstan Cup final, which they lost to Vostok with a score of 0–1. In 1996, the club changed name to Aktobemunai. However, after one season they renamed again to Aktobe. As the result of reduction of league teams in 1997, Aktobe was relegated to the Kazakhstan First Division. In the 2000 season, the club won Kazakhstan First Division and were promoted to the Kazakhstan Premier League.
On 20 July 2015, Ioan Andone was appointed as the clubs manager. After finishing Third in the league, on 10 November 2015, Andone left the club after his contract wasn't extended. On 22 December 2015, Yuri Utkulbayev was announced as Aktobe new manager.
|Season||League||Kazakhstan Cup||Top goalscorer||Managers|
|1993||1st||9||46||16||13||17||60||55||61||Round 1||Miroshnichenko||20||V.Baburin / N.Akchurin|
|1994||1st||4||30||15||10||5||45||23||55||Runners-up||Miroshnichenko||19||N.Akchurin / Nikitenko|
|1997||1st||11||26||4||3||19||16||56||15||Round 2||Lemenchuk / Pobirsky|
|2001||1st||8||32||13||6||13||33||40||45||Round 1||Pobirsky / Linchevskiy|
|2002||1st||5||32||13||7||12||37||40||46||Quarterfinals||Yurist||9||Linchevskiy / Masudov|
|2003||1st||5||32||13||12||7||40||29||51||Quarterfinals||Masudov / Miroshnichenko / Ishchenko|
|2012||1st||3||32||15||5||6||44||22||50||Semifinals||Khairullin / Geynrikh||6||Mukhanov / Nikitenko|
|2014||1st||2||32||17||10||5||52||31||40||Runners-up||Khairullin||9||Nikitenko / Gazzayev|
|2015||1st||3||32||15||9||8||35||25||32||Semifinals||Khizhnichenko||9||Gazzayev / Andone|
Colours and crest
- As of 5 July 2016
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- Vladimir Nikitenko (1 Jan 1994 – 31 Dec 1994)
- Vakhid Masudov (2003)
- Oleksandr Ishchenko (2003–04)
- Vladimir Mukhanov (1 July 2006 – 31 Dec 2012)
- Vladimir Nikitenko (1 Jan 2013 – 8 July 2014)
- Vladimir Gazzayev (10 July 2014 – 16 July 2015)
- Ioan Andone (20 July 2015– 10 November 2015)
- Yuri Utkulbayev (22 December 2015 – )
- История [History] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- Стадион [Stadium] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Йоан Андоне представлен игрокам Актобе". http://www.sports.kz/ (in Russian). sports.kz. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. External link in
- "По обоюдному согласию". http://fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015. External link in
- "Юрий Уткульбаев представлен коллективу". fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- "UEFA rankings for club competitions". UEFA.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
- "Ақтөбе" ФК LOTTOмен жабдықталды". vk.com (in Kazakh). Aktobe VK. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "FK Aktobe: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- "ОСНОВНОЙ СОСТАВ". fc-aktobe.kz (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
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