Vakhsh Qurghonteppa

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Vakhsh
Vakhsh logo.jpeg
Full name FC Vakhsh
Founded 1960; 56 years ago (1960)
Ground Tsentralnyi Stadium
Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan
Ground Capacity 10,000
League Tajik League
2015 8th

FC Vakhsh (Tajik: ФК Вахш Қӯрғонтепа, FK Vaxş Qûrğontepa/FK Vaxş Qūrƣontepa, Persian: دسته فوتبال وخش‎‎, Dastaye Futbâle Vaxš) is a football club based in Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan. They currently play in the top division of the country.

History[edit]

FC Vakhsh was founded in 1960. In Soviet times was the farm club of the core team of the Tajik SSR – Dushanbe based CSKA Pomir Dushanbe. From 1966 to 1984 the team played under the name of Pakhtakor. "Vakhsh" first became a champion of Tajikistan in 1961 and four years later the club won the Cup for the first time in Tajikistan.

Footballers from Qurghonteppa for the first time took part in the USSR Championship in 1966, playing in the Central Asian zone of B League, when finished 16th out of 19 teams. Although from the following season the team improved their performance, in 1967 17th place (among 22 teams), in 1968 10th (out of 22), 1969 – 6th (out of 24) and in 1970 5th place (out of 18). Unfortunately, the further advancement of the team was stopped due to reorganization of the Soviet football structure in 1971.

In 1978 Pakhtakor became champion of the Tajik SSR and won a ticket to the soviet second league. From 1978 to 1984 Pakhtakor played in the second league. Again, the team was just beginning to acquire confidence as a solution of the Sports Committee of the Soviet Union removed from the rally. Since 1986, Qurghonteppa was re-introduced in the second league. To defend the honor of the city took "Vakhsh – champion of the republic in 1985. This team also goes through the gradual conquest of positions. From 16th place in 1986, Vakhsh up to 4th place in 1989, after which the club has to play in the buffer zone, though not as a team, which finished in fourth place, but as the representative of Tajikistan. In those days, Vakhsh's best footballers always ended up in Tajikistan's best team, CSKA Pomir Dushanbe. The most notable of these are Mukhsin Mukhamadiev, Khakim Fuzailov, Rustam Zabirov, Sergei Mandreko, Alimzhon Rafikov, Alexander Asimov and Vladimir Dolganov.

Since 1992, Vakhsh plays in the Tajik League. In the same year "Vakhsh" took third place. The club has achieved great success in the 1997 season, having won Tajik Cup, and qualified for the first time to participate in AFC Cup Winners Cup. Also in 1997, the year Vakhsh became the champion of Tajikistan. Striker Rustam Usmanov scoring 21 goals was named the best scorer of the national championship. In 2002, Vakhsh played in the Tajik Cup final and in 2003 won the Tajik Cup. In 2004, Vakhsh took second place and was awarded the silver medals of the championship in Tajikistan. In 2005, Vakhsh once again reached the final of Tajik Cup, losing the deciding match Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda in a penalty shootout. Although in the same year, Vakhsh became champions of Tajik League, a 17-year-old striker by the name of Akhtam Khamrakulov was named best scorer of the championship with 12 goals.

Vakhsh reached her peak of success in the international arena in 2006, when the team reached the final of AFC President's Cup losing to eventual champions Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn 2–1 in the extra time.[1]

Domestic history[edit]

Season League Tajik Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 3rd 20 11 2 7 36 23 24
1995 1st 10th 28 11 4 13 38 43 37
1996 1st 10th 30 18 2 10 77 37 56
1997 1st 1st 24 19 2 3 69 15 59 Winners
1998 1st 8th 22 8 3 11 30 28 27
1999 1st 12th 22 1 0 21 6 82 3
2000 1st 7th 34 10 3 21 57 83 33
2001 1st 7th 18 4 3 11 16 26 15
2002 1st 6th 22 12 1 9 41 23 37 Runners-up
2003 1st 4th 30 21 5 4 83 22 68 Winners
2004 1st 2nd 36 26 7 3 89 24 85 Tajikistan Nazir Rizomov 32
2005 1st 1st 18 15 2 1 41 12 47 Runners-up Tajikistan Akhtam Khamrakulov
Tajikistan Nazir Rizomov
12
2006 1st 3rd 22 15 2 5 41 18 47 Tajikistan Fozil Sattorov 20
2007 1st 3rd 20 11 4 5 26 16 37
2008 1st 4th 40 21 3 16 59 46 66
2009 1st 1st 18 15 1 2 44 15 46 Quarterfinal Tajikistan Akhtam Khamrakulov
Tajikistan Nazir Rizomov
12
2010 1st 3rd 32 16 8 8 42 27 56
2011 1st 8th 40 15 5 20 43 51 50
2012 1st 6th 24 9 4 11 31 24 31 Round of 16
2013 1st 7th 18 4 4 10 11 17 16 Semifinal
2014 1st 9th 18 4 2 12 12 32 14
2015 1st 8th 18 3 4 11 11 34 13 Quarterfinal Tajikistan Muhammadjon Hassan 4

Continental history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First Round Kazakhstan Kairat 0–3 1–2 1–5
1998–99 Asian Club Championship First Round Uzbekistan Neftchi Fargʻona w/o
Second round Turkmenistan Köpetdag Aşgabat 0–1 0–5 0–6
2006 President's Cup Group Stage Kyrgyzstan Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn 3–0 1st
Nepal Manang Marshyangdi Club 1–3
Sri Lanka Ratnam SC 2–1
Semi-final Chinese Taipei Tatung 3–1
Final Kyrgyzstan Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn 1–2
2010 President's Cup Group Stage Sri Lanka Renown SC 6–0 1st
Pakistan KRL 1–0
Cambodia Nagaworld 3–0
Semi-final Myanmar Yadanarbon 0–2

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Players listed below all received international caps.

Tajikistan
Former USSR countries
CONCACAF

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