FC Rostov

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Rostov
FC Rostov logo.png
Full name Футбольный клуб Ростов
(Football Club Rostov)
Nickname(s) Selmashi, Muzhiki
Founded 1930; 87 years ago (1930)
Ground Olimp-2
Ground Capacity 15,840
Owner Rostov Oblast
Chairman Viktor Goncharov
Manager Ivan Daniliants
League Russian Premier League
2015–16 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

FC Rostov (Russian: Футбольный клуб Ростов) is a Russian professional football club based in Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast. The club are currently members of the Russian Premier League and play at the Olimp-2 stadium.[1]

History[edit]

The club's home stadium

The club was established on 10 May 1930, and was initially named Selmashstroy (Сельмашстрой). They were renamed Selmash in 1936 and Traktor in 1941. In 1950 the club joined the South Zone of the Azov-Don group of the Russian SFSR Championship. The following season they were placed in Group B of the championship. After finishing first in their group, they played in Group A in 1952. A third-place finish meant the club were promoted to the Class B for the 1953 season, during which they were renamed again, becoming Torpedo. In 1958 they were renamed Rostselmash.

In 1964 the club won their Division of Class B. In the Russian-zone play-offs they finished second in the first round and top in the second after defeating Terek Grozny 2–0 in the deciding match, earning promotion to the Soviet First League. The following season they finished bottom of the division, but were not relegated as the number of teams in the division was increased.

By the early 1970s the club was back in the Russian leagues. In 1975 they returned to Class B (now known as the Soviet Second League). Following several near misses, the club won their zone of the Second League in 1985. They went on to win a play-off tournament, earning promotion back to the First League.

In 1991 the club finished fourth in what was the final season of Soviet football following the USSR's disintegration. This was enough to earn them a place in the new Russian Top League. Following an eighth-place finish in their first season, the 1993 season saw the club struggle, eventually finishing second bottom, resulting in relegation to the First League.

The club made an immediate return to the Top League after finishing second in the 1994 First League season. In 2003 they adopted their current name and reached the Russian Cup final for the first time, losing 1–0 to Spartak Moscow.[2] In 2007 they finished bottom of the (now renamed) Premier Division and were relegated to the First Division. However, they made another immediate return to the top division as First Division champions.

Rostov won the 2013–14 Russian Cup, defeating FC Krasnodar on penalties 6–5, and earned qualification to the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. However Rostov were excluded from the competition at the end of May 2014, due to breached financial rules, being replaced by Spartak Moscow.[3][4] Later Rostov appealed the decision of the local football federation to lift the club from the tournament in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, the club won the right to play.[5]

On 18 December 2014, the official website of FC Rostov announced the appointment of Kurban Berdyev as head coach. Under his leadership, the team has maintained a place in the Premier League on aggregate (1–0, 4–1) beating "Tosno" in the play-offs Premier League – First Division. In the summer 2015 the club bought César Navas, Christian Noboa and Sardar Azmoun who worked together with Berdyev in FC Rubin. Throughout the second half of 2015, the club had problems with the payment of salaries and bonuses the players, but it has not prevented the club at the end of the first part of the season 2015–16 to hold 2nd place in the championship.

In the 2016–17 season, Rostov earned a UEFA Champions League spot in the League Route as runners-up of the Russian Premier League. In the third qualifying round, they were drawn against Anderlecht. After a 2–2 home draw, they beat Anderlecht 2–0 away. In the play-off, Rostov were drawn against Dutch giants Ajax. In the first leg in Amsterdam, Netherlands, they held on to a 1–1 draw, which gave them an away goal advanage. In the return leg, Rostov earned a historical 4–1 surprise win over Ajax and qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stages, a stunning performance as was their first qualification into the group stages of a European tournament.[6] Rostov were drawn in Group D, against Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid and PSV Eindhoven,[7][8] gaining their first Champions League victory on 23 November 2016, defeating Bayern Munich 3–2 at Olimp-2.[9]

Records and statistics[edit]

Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Premier League
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top scorer (league) Head coach
1992 1st 8 26 8 7 11 22 28 23 R8 Russia Tikhonov – 7 Russia Yulgushov
1993 17 34 8 12 14 35 52 28 R8 RussiaGeorgia (country) Spanderashvili – 8 Russia Yulgushov
1994 2nd 2 42 27 8 7 92 44 62 R16 Russia Maslov – 32 Russia Yulgushov
1995 1st 14 30 8 4 18 35 56 28 R16 Russia Maslov – 18 Russia Yulgushov
RussiaUkraine Andreev
1996 11 34 11 8 15 58 60 41 R8 Russia Maslov – 23 RussiaUkraine Andreev
1997 13 34 9 14 11 34 38 41 R16 Russia Gerasimenko – 8 RussiaUkraine Andreev
1998 6 30 11 11 8 42 38 44 QF Russia Matveev – 14 RussiaUkraine Andreev
1999 7 30 11 8 11 32 37 41 R16 UIC SF Ukraine Pestryakov – 7 RussiaUkraine Andreev
2000 12 30 6 14 10 24 27 32 R16 UIC 3R Russia Kirichenko – 14 RussiaUkraine Andreev
2001 12 30 8 8 14 29 43 32 R16 Russia Kirichenko – 13 Russia Balakhnin
Russia Baidachny
2002 11 30 7 10 13 29 49 31 RU Ghana Baba Adamu – 5 Russia Baidachny
Russia Balakhnin
2003 11 30 8 10 12 30 42 34 QF Russia Osinov – 7 Russia Balakhnin
2004 12 30 7 8 15 28 42 29 R8 Uruguay Pérez – 5 Russia Shevchenko
Russia Balakhnin
2005 13 30 8 7 15 26 41 31 R16 Russia Buznikin – 8 Russia Stepushkin
Russia Petrakov
2006 12 30 10 6 14 42 48 36 QF Russia Osinov – 12 Russia Balakhnin
2007 16 30 2 12 16 18 44 18 R8 Russia Osinov – 4
Malawi Kanyenda – 4
Russia Dolmatov
2008 2nd 1 42 29 9 4 78 29 96 R32 Russia Osinov – 16 Russia Dolmatov
2009 1st 14 30 7 11 12 28 39 32 R16 Russia Akimov – 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ahmetović – 6
Russia Dolmatov
2010 9 30 10 4 16 27 44 34 SF Russia Adamov – 8 Ukraine Protasov
2011–12 13 44 12 12 20 45 61 48 SF Russia Adamov – 11 Ukraine Protasov
Ukraine Lyutyi
Russia Talalayev
Russia Balakhnin
Russia Baidachny
2012–13 13 30 7 8 15 30 41 29 SF Czech Republic Holenda – 6 Montenegro Božović
2013–14 7 30 10 9 11 40 40 39 Winner Russia Dzyuba – 17 Montenegro Božović
2014–15 14 30 7 8 15 27 51 29 R16 UEL PO Russia Grigoryev – 5 Montenegro Božović
Turkmenistan Berdyev
2015–16 2 30 19 6 5 41 20 63 R32 Iran Azmoun – 9 Turkmenistan Berdyev

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Republic of Macedonia FK Cementarnica 55 2–1 1–1 3–2
3R Croatia NK Varaždin 0–1 2–1 2–2 (a)
SF Italy Juventus 0–4 1–5 1–9
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R France AJ Auxerre 0–2 1–3 1–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO Turkey Trabzonspor 0–2 0–0 0–2
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 3R Belgium Anderlecht 2–2 2–0 4–2
PO Netherlands Ajax 4–1 1–1 5–2
Group D Germany Bayern Munich 3–2 0–5 3rd place
Spain Atlético Madrid 0–1 1–2
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–2 0–0
UEFA Europa League R32 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 4–0 1–1 5–1
R16 England Manchester United 1–1 0–1 1–2
Notes
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • 2R: Second round
  • 3R: Third round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • SF: Semi–finals

Achievements[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners 2008
  • Runners-up (1): 1994
Winners 2014
  • Runners-up (1): 2003
  • Runners-up (1): 2014

Players[edit]

FC Rostov-Bayern Munich. 2016–17 UEFA Champions League
As of 14 March 2017 according to the Official Russian Premier League website

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

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Ivan Komissarov
2 Belarus MF Timofei Kalachev
4 Russia DF Vladimir Granat
5 Russia DF Denis Terentyev
7 Russia FW Dmitry Poloz
8 Russia MF Igor Kireyev
11 Russia FW Aleksandr Bukharov
16 Ecuador MF Christian Noboa
18 Russia MF Pavel Mogilevets
19 Russia MF Khoren Bayramyan
20 Iran FW Sardar Azmoun
No. Position Player
22 Montenegro DF Marko Simić
23 Slovenia DF Miha Mevlja
28 Romania MF Andrei Prepeliță
30 Russia DF Fyodor Kudryashov
33 Ukraine FW Marko Dević
35 Russia GK Soslan Dzhanayev
44 Spain DF César Navas
77 Russia GK Nikita Medvedev
84 Moldova MF Alexandru Gațcan (Captain)
89 Russia MF Aleksandr Yerokhin
- Angola DF Nandinho

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Russia DF Dmitri Skopintsev (on loan to Baltika Kaliningrad)
Mali MF Moussa Doumbia (on loan to Arsenal Tula)
Russia MF Maksim Grigoryev (on loan to Orenburg)
No. Position Player
Iran MF Saeid Ezatolahi (on loan to Anzhi Makhachkala)
Russia MF Valeri Yaroshenko (on loan to Baltika Kaliningrad)
Georgia (country) FW Nika Kacharava (on loan to Ethnikos Achna)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Moldova Ivan Daniliants
Assistant Manager Russia Dmitri Kirichenko
Moldova Alexandru Mațiura
Goalkeeper Coach Turkmenistan Vitaliy Kafanov
Analyst Ukraine Vladimir Kulaev
Fitness Coaches Ecuador Yuri Sanchez Solano
Spain José Pastor Verchili
Russia Ýakub Urazsahatow

Source: Rostov

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Ripley (2012-09-07). "David Bentley joins FC Rostov – but who are they? | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Russian Cup 2003". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Spartak Moscow will replace FC Rostov". www.espnfc.com. ESPN. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Moscow "Spartak" because of "sanctions" was in the Europa League". ru-facts.com. ru-facts. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  5. ^ «РОСТОВ» СЫГРАЕТ В ЛИГЕ ЕВРОПЫ!!!
  6. ^ "Rostov stun Ajax to book group stage debut". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "UEFA Champions League group stage draw". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Champions League roundup: four-time winners Ajax crash out to FC Rostov". Guardian. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "FC Rostov 3–2 Bayern Munich". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

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