FC Aktobe

Football Club Aktobe (Kazakh: Aqtóbe Fýtbol Klýby), commonly referred to as FC Aktobe or simply Aktobe, is a professional football club based in Aktobe. They last played in the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest level of Kazakh football. Formed as Aktyubinets in 1967, they became Aktobemunai in 1996, Aktobe in 1997, Aktobe-Lento in 2000 and finally Aktobe again in 2005. Their home ground is the 13,500 seat Central Stadium.

Aktobe
FC Aktobe Logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Aktobe
Nickname(s)The Red and Whites
Founded1967; 54 years ago (1967) as Aktyubinets[1]
GroundCentral Stadium
Capacity13,500[2]
OwnerAkimat of Aktobe Region
PresidentSamat Smakov
ManagerAlyaksey Baha
LeagueKazakhstan Premier League
2020Kazakhstan First League (A), 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Aktobe have won five league titles, one Kazakhstan Cup and three Kazakhstan Super Cup. The club has also won two Soviet Second League titles in 1981 and 1991.

HistoryEdit

Aktobe was founded in 1967 as Aktyubinets. They played their first three seasons in the Class B Division, fourth tier of the Soviet League system. For the next 7 seasons, they were not active in official tournaments. In 1976, the club joined the Soviet Second League, to play in its Zone 7, and in 1981, they won the championship . In 1990, the team recorded a 10–0 victory over Bulat, which remains the club's biggest victory on record. In the 1991 season, the last year of Soviet League existence, the club won Zone 8 Championship.[1]

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the club joined the newly formed Kazakhstan Premier League. In 1994, Aktyubinets reached Kazakhstan Cup final, which they lost to Vostok with a score of 0–1. In 1996, the club changed name to Aktobemunai. However, after one season they renamed again to Aktobe. As the result of reduction of league teams in 1997, Aktobe was relegated to the Kazakhstan First Division. In the 2000 season, the club won Kazakhstan First Division and were promoted to the Kazakhstan Premier League.[1]

 
Vladimir Mukhanov managed the team between 2006 and 2012.

On 20 July 2015, Ioan Andone was appointed as the club's manager.[3] After finishing Third in the league, on 10 November 2015, Andone left the club after his contract wasn't extended.[4] On 22 December 2015, Yuri Utkulbayev was announced as Aktobe new manager.[5] Ihor Rakhayev replaced Utkulbayev prior to the start of the 2017 season.[6]

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 12 34 9 13 12 29 36 40 Round 2   V.Baburin
1993 1st 9 46 16 13 17 60 55 61 Round 1   Miroshnichenko 20   V.Baburin /   N.Akchurin
1994 1st 4 30 15 10 5 45 23 55 Runners-up   Miroshnichenko 19   N.Akchurin /   Nikitenko
1995 1st 14 30 9 5 16 26 45 32 Round 2   Lemenchuk
1996 1st 10 34 13 6 15 42 48 45 Round 2   Korolev 17   Lemenchuk
1997 1st 11 26 4 3 19 16 56 15 Round 2   Lemenchuk /   Pobirsky
2001 1st 8 32 13 6 13 33 40 45 Round 1   Pobirsky /   Linchevskiy
2002 1st 5 32 13 7 12 37 40 46 Quarter-finals   Yurist 9   Linchevskiy /   Masudov
2003 1st 5 32 13 12 7 40 29 51 Quarter-finals   Masudov /   Miroshnichenko /   Ishchenko
2004 1st 4 36 22 8 6 52 19 74 Quarter-finals   Ishchenko
2005 1st 1 30 22 4 4 50 27 70 Round 2   Ashirbekov 15   Ramazanov
2006 1st 2 30 18 6 6 48 21 60 Quarter-finals   Rogaciov 16   Mukhanov
2007 1st 1 30 22 6 2 55 12 72 Quarter-finals   Rogaciov 16   Mukhanov
2008 1st 1 30 20 7 3 61 18 67 Winners   Khairullin 11   Mukhanov
2009 1st 1 26 21 2 3 65 19 65 Semi-finals   Tleshev 18   Mukhanov
2010 1st 2 32 19 6 7 56 30 63 Quarter-finals   Tleshev 10   Mukhanov
2011 1st 3 32 15 9 8 53 31 54 Round 2   Mané 12   Mukhanov
2012 1st 3 32 15 5 6 44 22 50 Semi-finals   Khairullin
  Geynrikh
6   Mukhanov /   Nikitenko
2013 1st 1 32 20 6 6 46 22 66 Semi-finals   Khairullin 7   Nikitenko
2014 1st 2 32 17 10 5 52 31 40 Runners-up   Khairullin 9   Nikitenko /   Gazzayev
2015 1st 3 32 15 9 8 35 25 32 Semi-finals   Khizhnichenko 9   Gazzayev /   Andone
2016 1st 6 32 9 9 14 37 52 36 Last 16   Bocharov 7   Utkulbayev
2017 1st 9 33 8 9 16 38 46 33 Quarter-final   Zyankovich 9   Rakhayev /   Mukhanov
2018 1st 7 33 13 9 11 51 47 42 Last 16   Pizzelli 18   Mukhanov
2019 1st 11 33 7 6 20 35 75 15 Last 16   Aimbetov 16   Sednyov
2020 2nd 1 12 9 2 1 23 4 29 -

European historyEdit

As of match played 7 July 2016
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 16 7 4 5 22 18
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 30 8 7 15 31 46
Total 46 15 11 20 53 64
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Liepājas Metalurgs 1–1 0–1 1–2  
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q   SV Mattersburg 1–0 2–4 3–4  
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 0–4 1–4  
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q   FH 2–0 4–0 6–0  
3Q   Maccabi Haifa 0–0 3–4 3–4  
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO   Werder Bremen 0–2 3–6 3–8  
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Olimpi Rustavi 2–0 1–1 3–1  
3Q   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 1–3 2–3  
2010–11 UEFA Europa League PO   AZ 2–1 0–2 2–3  
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Kecskeméti 0–0 1–1 1–1(a)  
3Q   Alania Vladikavkaz 1–1 1–1 2–2(p)  
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 1–1 2–1  
2Q   Milsami Orhei 3–0 2–4 5–4  
3Q   Genk 1–2 1–2 2–4  
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Gandzasar 2–1 2–1 4–2  
2Q   Hødd 2–0 0–1 2–1  
3Q   Breiðablik 1–0 0–1 1–1(p)  
PO   Dynamo Kyiv 2–3 1–5 3–8  
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Dinamo Tbilisi 3–0 1–0 4–0  
3Q   Steaua București 2–2 1–2 3–4  
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO   Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–2 0–3  
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Nõmme Kalju 0–1 0–0 0–1  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   MTK Budapest 1–1 0–2 1–3  
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • GS: Group stage

The following list ranks the current position of Aktobe in UEFA club ranking:

Rank Team Points
274   Irtysh Pavlodar 3.625
275   Ordabasy 3.625
276   Aktobe 3.625
277   Shakhter Karagandy 3.625
278   Shkëndija 3.500

As of 1 June 2018.[7]

Colours and crestEdit

In March 2016, Aktobe announced Lotto as their new kit suppliers.[8]

HonoursEdit

Source:[9]

Kazakhstan Premier League

Kazakhstan Cup

Kazakhstan Super Cup

Current squadEdit

As of 14 April 2021[11]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   KAZ Zhasur Narzikulov
2 DF   KAZ Dinmukhamed Kashken
3 DF   GEO Lasha Totadze
5 DF   ARM Armen Manucharyan
6 DF   KAZ Rustam Temirkhan
7 MF   RUS Oleg Chernyshov
9 FW   SRB Bojan Dubajić
10 MF   KAZ Maksim Samorodov
11 FW   UZB Igor Sergeev
12 DF   KAZ Alisher Azhimov
14 MF   KAZ Yuriy Pertsukh
16 GK   RUS Sergei Revyakin
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF   CZE Michal Jeřábek
19 DF   KAZ Ardak Saulet
20 MF   KAZ Yerkebulan Nurgaliyev
22 MF   RUS Vitali Volkov
23 MF   KAZ Rifat Nurmugamet
31 DF   KAZ Adilkhan Tanzharikov
44 MF   LTU Artūras Žulpa
73 MF   KAZ Didar Zhalmukan
88 MF   KAZ Anton Shurigin
93 MF   MLI Tongo Doumbia
94 MF   FRA Hervaine Moukam
96 MF   KAZ Maxim Fedin

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   KAZ Esen Zhasanov (at Ekibastuz)
No. Pos. Nation Player

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c История [History] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ Стадион [Stadium] (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ Йоан Андоне представлен игрокам Актобе. sports.kz (in Russian). sports.kz. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  4. ^ По обоюдному согласию. fc-aktobe.kz (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 10 November 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. ^ Юрий Уткульбаев представлен коллективу. fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 22 December 2015. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  6. ^ ГЛАВНЫМ ТРЕНЕРОМ ФК АКТОБЕ НАЗНАЧЕН РАХАЕВ ИГОРЬ ВЛАДИМИРОВИЧ. fc-aktobe.kz/ (in Russian). FC Aktobe. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  7. ^ "UEFA rankings for club competitions". UEFA.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Ақтөбе" ФК LOTTOмен жабдықталды". vk.com (in Kazakh). Aktobe VK. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  9. ^ "FK Aktobe: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Kazakhstan - List of Super Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Футбольный клуб «Тараз»". pflk.kz/ (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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