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Republican Football Club Akhmat Grozny (Chechen: футболан клуб Ахмат Соьлжа-ГӀала; Russian: Республиканский футбольный клуб Ахмат Грозный), commonly known as Akhmat Grozny, is a Russian professional football club from Grozny, Chechnya, that plays in the Russian Premier League. The team was named Terek between 1958 and 2017.

Akhmat Grozny
Akhmat Grozny logo.png
Full nameРеспубликанский футбольный клуб «Ахмат» Грозный
Republican Football Club
Akhmat Grozny
Nickname(s)The Wolves
Founded1958; 61 years ago (1958)
GroundAkhmat Arena
Capacity30,597
OwnerRepublic of Chechnya
ChairmanMagomed Daudov
ManagerRashid Rakhimov
LeagueRussian Premier League
2018–198th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

It was founded in 1946, as Dynamo; it changed its name in 1948 to Neftyanik and in 1958 to Terek, it changed the name again in 2017 to Akhmat. The club is named after Akhmat Kadyrov.

In the 1990s the club was disbanded for some time due to the war in Chechnya. From the 1990s to 2007 the club played its home games in the neighbouring resort city of Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai. Before the start of the 2008 Premier League season, the Russian Football Union granted Terek the right to host Premier League matches in Grozny.[1]

They won the Russian Cup by beating Krylya Sovetov Samara in the final and the Russian First Division in 2004. In 2004 they advanced through the UEFA Cup qualification by beating the Polish team Lech Poznań 1–0 in both legs but lost to Swiss outfit FC Basel in the first round. They played in the Russian Premier League in 2005 but were relegated after finishing last. Terek finished second in the First Division in 2007 and were promoted back into the Premier League.

On 3 July 2008, Terek signed three Romanian players at once: Andrei Margaritescu (Dinamo București), Florentin Petre (CSKA Sofia) and Daniel Pancu (Rapid București).[2] Terek finished 12th in the 2010 Russian Premier League season.

A new stadium has been built for the club with a capacity of 30,000.

Cameroonian FC Lotus-Terek Yaoundé, founded by Terek player Guy Stephane Essame and coached by Thomas Libiih, is a farm team of the Russian club.[3]

In January 2011 the club signed former Dutch international Ruud Gullit to an 18-month contract to manage the club.[4] On 14 June 2011 Gullit was sacked for poor results.[5]

On 7 June 2017, the team was renamed from FC Terek to FC Akhmat, after Akhmad Kadyrov, former President of the Chechen Republic.[6]

On 30 October 2017, manager Oleg Kononov resigned,[7] with Mikhail Galaktionov taking over in a caretaker capacity, before being announced as Akhmat's permanent manager on 14 December 2017.[8]

LeagueEdit

  USSREdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top scorer
(league)
Head coach
1990 2nd,
"Center"
13 42 17 7 18 51 52 41   Masudov – 13   Dyachenko
1991 5 42 19 11 12 55 40 49   Gilagaev – 11   Tarkhanov

  RussiaEdit

EuropeanEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round   Lech Poznań 1–0 1–0 2–0  
First round   Basel 1–1 0–2 1–3  

StadiumEdit

 
The Akhmat-Arena

Between the 1990s and the 2007 Season, Akhmat Grozny played their home games at the Central Stadium in the neighbouring resort city of Pyatigorsk in Stavropol Krai. At the start of the 2008 season the moved to the Sultan Bilimkhanov Stadium, playing their home games their until the opening of Akhmat-Arena on 20 May 2011, when they beat Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0 in the Russian Premier League.

Current squadEdit

As of 14 June 2019[9]

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

No. Position Player
4   DF Wilker Ángel
6   MF Mikhail Gashchenkov
7   FW Magomed Mitrishev
8   MF Damian Szymański
9   MF Konrad Michalak
10   MF Khalid Kadyrov
14   MF Ravanelli
15   DF Andrei Semyonov
16   GK Yevgeni Gorodov
17   FW Ablaye Mbengue
18   FW Andrés Ponce
19   MF Oleg Ivanov (vice-captain)
20   DF Zoran Nižić
21   MF Odise Roshi
No. Position Player
22   MF Lechi Sadulayev
23   MF Anton Shvets
31   GK Aleksandr Sheplyakov
33   GK Vitali Gudiyev
40   DF Rizvan Utsiyev (captain)
42   GK Aleksandr Melikhov
59   MF Yevgeni Kharin
77   MF Bernard Berisha
95   FW Abubakar Kadyrov
  MF Ayub Batsuyev
  MF Roland Gigolayev
  FW Apti Akhyadov
  FW Zaur Sadayev

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  FW Idris Umayev (at   Palanga until 30 June 2019)

Terek-2 GroznyEdit

In 2013, a professional farm club called FC Terek-2 Grozny was created. It played in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League until they were dissolved after the 2015–16 season.

HonoursEdit

  Russian Cup
Russian Super Cup
  • Runners-up (1): 2005

Club OfficialsEdit

ManagementEdit

Head coach     Rashid Rakhimov
Assistant coach   Isa Baytiyev
Goalkeeping coach   Ramzan Tsutsulayev
Physiotherapist   Leonid Rezvukhin
Fitness coach   Zvonko Komes
Analyst   Vladimir Kovalev
Doctor   Aswan Dalahazhiev
Team manager   Ruslan Serbiev

Source: [1]

Managerial HistoryEdit

As of match played 26 May 2019
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Vyacheslav Hroznyi   Ukraine 1 June 2008 20 October 2009 45 14 14 17 50 64 031.11
Shahin Diniyev (c)   Azerbaijan 20 October 2009 December 2009 5 0 0 5 2 10 000.00 Caretaker
Anatoly Baidachny   Russia January 2010 December 2011 31 8 9 14 28 38 025.81
Víctor Muñoz   Spain December 2010 January 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Ruud Gullit   Netherlands 18 January 2011 14 June 2011 13 3 3 7 9 17 023.08
Isa Baytiyev (c)   Russia 15 June 2011 27 September 2011 14 5 3 6 18 23 035.71 Caretaker
Stanislav Cherchesov   Russia 27 September 2011 26 May 2013 53 24 10 19 67 66 045.28
Yuri Krasnozhan   Russia 26 May 2013 28 October 2017 14 1 6 7 7 14 007.14
Vait Talgayev (c)   Kazakhstan 29 October 2013 7 November 2013 1 0 0 1 0 1 000.00 Caretaker
Rashid Rakhimov   Tajikistan 7 November 2013 22 May 2017 113 45 29 39 133 122 039.82
Oleg Kononov   Belarus 22 May 2017 30 October 2017 16 5 3 8 16 24 031.25
Mikhail Galaktionov (c)   Russia 30 October 2017 14 December 2017 5 2 2 1 6 5 040.00 Caretaker
Mikhail Galaktionov   Russia 14 December 2017 7 April 2018 4 0 1 3 2 7 000.00
Igor Lediakhov   Russia 7 April 2018 2 September 2018 12 5 4 3 12 9 041.67
Ruslan İdiqov (c)   Azerbaijan 2 September 2018 5 September 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! Caretaker
Rashid Rakhimov   Tajikistan 5 September 2018 26 9 9 8 25 27 034.62

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sputnik. "Grozny to host Russian Premier League soccer". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. ^ "РФК "Терек" Грозный им. А. А. Кадырова". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "У "Терека" появился фарм – клуб в Африке" (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Ex-Newcastle and Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit joins Terek Grozny". The Guardian. London. 19 January 2011.
  5. ^ "РФК "Терек" Грозный им. А. А. Кадырова". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ Главная футбольная команда Чеченской Республики будет переименована в «АХМАТ» (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 7 June 2017.
  7. ^ Олег Кононов подал в отставку с поста главного тренера (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 30 October 2017.
  8. ^ Михаил Галактионов подписал долгосрочный контракт с ФК «АХМАТ». FC Akhmat Grozny. 14 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Republican football club "Terek" Grozny named after AA Kadyrov". Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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