FC Istiklol

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Istiklol
IstiqlolDushanbe logo.gif
Full name Football Club Istiklol
Nickname(s) Tajik: Тоҷҳо (The Crowns)
Founded November 2007; 8 years ago (2007-11)
Ground Central Republican Stadium
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ground Capacity 24,000
Chairman Shohruh Saidov[1]
Manager Nikola Lazarevic
League Tajik League
2015 Tajik League, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Istiklol (Tajik: Дастаи Футболи Истиклол, Dastai Futboli Istiklol; Persian: دسته فوتبال استقلال‎‎) is a professional football club based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The currently play in the top division of the country. The name of the team was inspired by Esteghlal Tehran, one of the most popular football clubs in Iran and Asia.

History[edit]

Istiklol (Dushanbe) was established in November 2007, under the Presidency of Shohruh Saidov. In 2008, Istiklol 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] Dilshod Vasiev scored the clubs first Tajik League goal in their 2–0 victory over Ravshan Kulob on 4 April 2009.[4]

In 2010, under coach Alimzhon Rafikov the team won the Super Cup,[3] the national cup and league.[5] In the first Tajikistan's Super Cup, defeating three-time national champion Vakhsh Qurghonteppa 2–0, following two goals from Dilshod Vasiev 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.[5] 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.[6]

As of January 2014 the club's manager has been Mubin Ergashev.[7]

On 22 November 2015, Manuel Bleda scored the clubs 500th league goal.[8] Istiklol's 4-2 victory over Barki Tajik on 17 April 2016, saw the club stretch their unbeaten run in the Tajik League to 40 games, with their last defeat occurring in November 2013 against Khayr Vahdat. During this run Istiklol have scored 146 goals, conceding just 17.[9]

On 10 July 2016, Istiklol fired their entire coaching staff, including manager Mubin Ergashev.[10] Three days later, 13 July 2016, Istiklol announced Nikola Lazarevic as their new manager.[11]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2010-2012 Li-Ning[12]
2013– Joma[13] Dushanbe International Airport

Domestic history[edit]

Season League Tajik Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2009 1st 4th 18 11 3 4 41 18 36 Winner Tajikistan Kanat Latifov
Tajikistan Salohiddin Ghafurov
2010 1st 1st 32 26 6 0 76 17 84 Winner Yusuf Rabiev 30 Tajikistan Salohiddin Ghafurov
Tajikistan Alimzhon Rafikov
2011 1st 1st 40 35 3 2 130 16 108 Runner-Up Yusuf Rabiev 32 Tajikistan Alimzhon Rafikov
2012 1st 3rd 24 16 5 3 76 13 53 Runner-Up Dilshod Vasiev 24 Tajikistan Alimzhon Rafikov
Serbia Nikola Kavazović
2013 1st 2nd 18 14 1 3 47 8 46 Winner Dilshod Vasiev 10[14] Serbia Nikola Kavazović
Tajikistan Oleg Shirinbekov
2014 1st 1st 18 16 2 0 65 10 50 Winner Dilshod Vasiev 15 Tajikistan Mubin Ergashev
2015 1st 1st 18 16 2 0 69 5 50 Winner Manuchekhr Dzhalilov 22[15] Tajikistan Mubin Ergashev

Continental history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2011 AFC President's Cup Group Stage State of Palestine Jabal Al Mukaber 2–0
Bhutan Yeedzin 8–0
Myanmar Yadanarbon 1–1
Final stage Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company 0–2
Turkmenistan Balkan 1–1
2012 AFC President's Cup Group Stage State of Palestine Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 1–0
Turkmenistan Balkan 2–1
Final stage Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek 2–0
Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown 1–1
Final State of Palestine Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 2–1
2015 AFC Cup Group Stage Kuwait Qadsia 2–0 2–2 1st
Turkmenistan Ahal 5–2 2–1
Iraq Erbil 0–0 1–3
Preliminary round Syria Al-Wahda 1–1 (p)
Quarterfinal Malaysia Pahang 4–0 1–3 5–3
Semifinal Kuwait Al-Kuwait w/o[16][17] 0–4 w/o
Final Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim 0–1
2016 AFC Cup Group Stage Iraq Naft Al-Wasat 0-1 0-2 4th
Jordan Al-Faisaly 0-0 2-4
Lebanon Tripoli 1-3 0-1

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Tajik League (4)
2010,[5] 2011,[18] 2014, 2015
Tajik Cup (5)
2009,[3] 2010,[5] 2013, 2014, 2015
Tajik Super Cup (4)
2010,[3] 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016[19]
AFC President's Cup (1)
2012

Individual[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 August 2016[20]

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 Tajikistan DF Siyovush Asrorov
3 Tajikistan DF Tabrezi Davlatmir
4 Ghana MF David Mawutor
6 Tajikistan DF Sokhib Suvonkulov
9 Tajikistan FW Jahongir Aliev
12 Tajikistan FW Amirdzhon Safarov
13 Tajikistan MF Nozim Babadjanov
14 Tajikistan MF Faridoon Sharipov
15 Ukraine DF Petro Kovalchuk
16 Tajikistan GK Emomali Soniev
No. Position Player
17 Tajikistan FW Dilshod Vasiev
18 Tajikistan MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev
19 Tajikistan DF Akhtam Nazarov
20 Tajikistan MF Amirbek Juraboev
21 Tajikistan FW Suhrob Jalilov
22 Tajikistan FW Sheriddin Boboev
23 Tajikistan MF Ehson Panjshanbe
24 Tajikistan DF Alisher Safarov
35 Tajikistan GK Kurban Boboev
63 Tajikistan MF Manuchekhr Dzhalilov
Tajikistan DF Ziёvuddin Fuzaylov

Famous players[edit]

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

Notable managers[edit]

Information correct as of match played 20 August 2016. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Nikola Kavazović  Serbia January 2012 June 2013 46 36 6 4 129 22 78.26 AFC Presidents Cup (1), Tajik Super Cup (1)
Oleg Shirinbekov  Tajikistan July 2013 13 January 2014[21] 12 9 1 2 26 5 75.00 Tajik Cup (1)
Mubin Ergashev  Tajikistan 13 January 2014[22] 10 July 2016[10] 78 56 13 9 251 66 71.79 Tajik League (2), Tajik Cup (2), Tajik Super Cup (3)
Nikola Lazarevic  Serbia 13 July 2016[11] 5 3 2 0 17 2 60.00
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Istiplol Dushanbe squad list at Tajik FA website (Russian)
  2. ^ Tajikistan 2008 at RSSSF.com
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tajikistan 2009 at RSSSF.com
  4. ^ "Забьет ли "Истиклол" 500-й гол в высшей лиге?". http://fc-istiklol.tj/ (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ a b c d Tajikistan 2010 at RSSSF.com
  6. ^ http://www.fc-istiklol.tj/2010-11-22-09-33-52.html
  7. ^ "Mubin Ergashev". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Бледа Родригес стал автором 500-го гола "Истиклола" в чемпионатах Таджикистана". http://fc-istiklol.tj/ (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 23 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ "Истиклол довел беспроигрышную серию до сорока матчей". fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Тренерский штаб Истиклола отправлен в отставку". fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Никола Лазаревич - новый главный тренер Истиклола". fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Китайская компания Li Ning выступит спонсором душанбинской футбольной команды Истиклол". news.tj/ru (in Russian). Asia Plus. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Истиклол в новом футбольном сезоне выступит в экипировке испанского Joma". news.tj (in Russian). Asia Plus. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  14. ^ Истиклол: итоги выступления в чемпионате Таджикистана-2013. http://fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  15. ^ "Манучехр Джалилов стал лучшим бомбардиром чемпионата Таджикистана-2015". http://fft.tj/ (in Russian). Tajikistan Football Federation. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  16. ^ "Suspension of the Kuwait Football Association". FIFA.com. 16 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "FIFA suspension of Kuwait FA implications to AFC Cup". AFC. 17 October 2015. 
  18. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/taji2011.html
  19. ^ "Истиклол в шестой раз выиграл Суперкубок Таджикистана". fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "Istiklol". FC Istiklol. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Олег Ширинбеков освобожден от занимаемой должности". http://fc-istiklol.tj/ (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  22. ^ Мубин Эргашев – новый главный тренер Истиклола. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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