FC KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny

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KAMAZ
Club crest
Full name Football Club
KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny
Nickname(s) Gruzoviki (Грузовики, The Trucks), Avtozovodci (Автозаводцы, The Car Workers)
Founded 1981; 34 years ago (1981)
Ground KAMAZ stadium
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Nail Akhmedshin
Manager Vladimir Klontsak
League Russian Football National League
2014–15 PFL, Zone Ural-Povolzhye, 1st (promoted)

KAMAZ (Russian: Футбольный клуб КАМАЗ Набережные Челны) is a Russian football club based in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan. The club is currently in the second-tier Russian Football National League.

Colours are (Home) all white. (Away) Light blue shirts, white shorts.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 11 November 1981 at the KAMAZ plant under the name Trud-PRZ. The team played in local tournaments until 1988, when they entered Soviet Second League.

KAMAZ stayed in this league until 1992, when following the collapse of the Soviet Union they were entitled to play in the Russian First League. They won the Centre Zone tournament and were promoted into the Top League.

The best result achieved by KAMAZ in the Top League was a 6th position in 1994. It allowed the club to participate in the Intertoto Cup, where KAMAZ reached the semifinals, defeating München 1860 in the group stage.

KAMAZ stayed in the top flight from 1993 to 1997, when the financial troubles of their owner, KAMAZ plant, forced them into the First Division and into the Second Division a year later. The team played in the Ural Zone of the Second Division from 1999 to 2003, where they earned promotion.

KAMAZ became one of the leaders of the First Division recently, finishing 4th in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2010 and 3rd in 2005 and 2008.

The club has been known as Trud-PRZ (1981-1987), Torpedo (1988-1989), and KAMAZ-Chally (1995-2000).

KAMAZ in Europe[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996

Group 8[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Russia FC KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny 10 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5
2. Germany TSV 1860 München 6 4 2 0 2 8 3 +5
3. Czech Republic Kaucuk Opava 6 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1
4. Bulgaria PFC Spartak Varna 5 4 1 2 1 5 5 0
5. Poland ŁKS Łódź 1 4 0 1 3 1 12 -11
22 June 1996
FC KAMAZ 3-0 ŁKS Łódź
29 June 1996
Kaucuk Opava 1-2 FC KAMAZ
13 July 1996
FC KAMAZ 2-2 PFC Spartak Varna
20 July 1996
TSV 1860 München 0-1 FC KAMAZ

Semi-finals (27–28 & 31 July)

FC KAMAZ Russia 2-0, 0-4 En Avant Guingamp France

League History[edit]

Russian Second Division Russian National Football League Russian Second Division Russian National Football League Russian Premier League Russian National Football League

Soviet Union Soviet Union[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W. D. L. GS GA Pts. Cup Europe Top Scorer
(league)
Head Coach
1988 3rd, Group 2 14 32 8 12 12 32 36 28 Soviet Union Gibadullin - 7
Soviet Union Dm. Smirnov - 7
Soviet Union Chetverik
1989 7 42 20 8 14 59 50 48 Soviet Union Zakiyev - 11 Soviet Union Chetverik
1990 4th, Group 7 1 32 21 5 6 67 26 47 Soviet Union Baryshev - 17 Soviet Union Chetverik
1991 3rd, "Centre" 10 42 19 3 20 60 55 41 Soviet Union Y. Kuznetsov - 28 Soviet Union Chetverik
1992 R128 Russia Chetverik

Russia Russia[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W. D. L. GS GA Pts. Cup Europe Top Scorer
(league)
Head Coach
1992 2nd, "Centre" 1 34 26 3 5 78 19 55 Russia Panchenko - 26 Russia Chetverik
1993 PL (1st) 10 34 12 6 16 45 53 30 R32 Russia Panchenko - 21 Russia Chetverik
1994 6 30 11 9 10 38 38 31 QF Moldova Tropanets - 7
Russia Panchenko - 7
Russia Chetverik
1995 9 30 10 8 12 34 30 38 R16 Russia Durnev - 9 Russia Chetverik
1996 14 34 10 6 18 43 57 36 QF UIC SF Russia Babenko - 9 Russia Chetverik
Russia Butaliy
1997 18 34 8 3 23 38 75 21(-6) R32 Belarus Shukanov - 7 Lithuania Zelkevičius
1998 2nd 22 42 7 5 30 32 82 26 R16 Russia Vekovishchev - 9 Russia Butaliy
1999 3rd, "Ural" 10 30 11 7 12 41 46 40 R256 Russia Tsarayev - 11 Russia Chetverik
2000 3 30 20 4 6 80 23 64 R1024 Russia Strizhov - 20 Russia Shubin
2001 3 30 21 1 8 81 26 64 R512 Russia Yermilov - 26 Russia Shubin
Russia Butaliy
2002 6 28 15 6 7 41 24 51 R64 Russia Yermilov - 15 Russia Butaliy
Russia Gazzaev
2003 3rd, "Ural-P." 1 38 30 4 4 85 20 94 R128 Russia Yermilov - 23 Russia Gazzaev
2004 2nd 4 42 19 12 11 52 49 69 R32 Russia Kalimullin - 9 Russia Gazzaev
2005 3 42 26 6 10 80 32 84 R32 Ukraine Monaryov - 18 Russia Gazzaev
2006 4 42 22 11 9 54 26 77 R64 Russia Belozyorov - 8 Russia Gazzaev
2007 4 42 23 8 11 67 34 77 R64 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeba - 12 Russia Gazzaev
2008 3 42 23 10 9 68 41 79 R16 Russia Gogniyev - 17 Russia Gazzaev
2009 5 38 18 10 10 50 31 64 R32 Russia Gogniyev - 17 Russia Gazzaev
Russia Panov
2010 4 38 19 9 10 55 43 66 R16 Russia Gogniyev - 13
Russia Serdyukov - 13
Russia Yevdokimov
2011–12 9 48 19 10 19 53 46 67 R32 Russia Koronov - 12 Russia Yevdokimov
Russia Klontsak
2012–13 3rd, "Ural-P." 10 28 8 6 14 23 29 30 R128 Russia Lukyanov - 4 Russia Klontsak

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 February 2015, according to the PFL website.

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

No. Position Player
16 Russia GK Artur Anisimov
1 Russia GK Maksim Pavlov
91 Russia DF Artur Aymetdinov
94 Russia DF Vladimir Klontsak
63 Russia DF Igor Ryzhkov
88 Russia DF Irek Ganiyev
5 Russia DF Yevgeni Shlyakov
30 Russia DF Ruslan Shaydullin
96 Russia DF Aleksei Tsyganov
17 Russia DF Sergei Volosyan
6 Russia MF Roman Akbashev
20 Russia MF Aleksandr Cherepanov
11 Russia MF Artur Gazdanov
No. Position Player
29 Russia MF Denis Chushyalov
90 Russia MF Andrei Khripkov
8 Russia MF Artyom Kuzmichyov
12 Russia MF Dmitri Maskayev
27 Russia MF Artyom Meshcheryakov
14 Russia MF Mikhail Pimenov
33 Russia MF Nikita Rodionov
44 Russia FW Aleksandr Bukharov
13 Russia FW Radik Safin
9 Russia FW Pavel Safronov
10 Russia FW Nikolay Vdovichenko
25 Russia FW Rail Zaripov

Reserve squad[edit]

KAMAZ's reserve squad played professionally as FC KAMAZ-d Naberezhnye Chelny (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Third League in 1994) and as FC KAMAZ-Chally-d Naberezhnye Chelny (Russian Third League in 1995-1997).

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for KAMAZ.

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