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KAMAZ (Russian: Футбольный клуб КАМАЗ Набережные Челны) is a Russian football club based in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The club is currently in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League.

KAMAZ
Club crest
Full nameFootball Club
KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny
Nickname(s)Gruzoviki (Грузовики, The Trucks), Avtozovodci (Автозаводцы, The Car Workers)
Founded1981; 38 years ago (1981)
GroundKAMAZ stadium
Capacity6,504
ChairmanNail Magadeyev
ManagerMikhail Belov
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Group Ural-Privolzhye
2018–192nd

Colours are (Home) all white. (Away) Light blue shirts, white shorts.

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 11 November 1981 at the KAMAZ plant under the name Trud-PRZ. The team played in local tournaments until 1988, when they entered Soviet Second League.

KAMAZ stayed in this league until 1992, when following the collapse of the Soviet Union they were entitled to play in the Russian First League. They won the Centre Zone tournament and were promoted into the Top League.

The best result achieved by KAMAZ in the Top League was a 6th position in 1994. It allowed the club to participate in the Intertoto Cup, where KAMAZ reached the semifinals, defeating München 1860 in the group stage.

KAMAZ stayed in the top flight from 1993 to 1997, when the financial troubles of their owner, KAMAZ plant, forced them into the First Division and into the Second Division a year later. The team played in the Ural Zone of the Second Division from 1999 to 2003, where they earned promotion.

KAMAZ became one of the leaders of the First Division in the 2000s, finishing 4th in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2010 and 3rd in 2005 and 2008. They were relegated back to the third-tier at the end of the 2015–16 season.

The club has been known as Trud-PRZ (1981–1987), Torpedo (1988–1989), and KAMAZ-Chally (1995–2000).

KAMAZ in EuropeEdit

UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996

Group 8Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1.   FC KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny 10 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5
2.   TSV 1860 München 6 4 2 0 2 8 3 +5
3.   Kaucuk Opava 6 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1
4.   PFC Spartak Varna 5 4 1 2 1 5 5 0
5.   ŁKS Łódź 1 4 0 1 3 1 12 −11
22 June 1996
FC KAMAZ 3–0 ŁKS Łódź
29 June 1996
Kaucuk Opava 1–2 FC KAMAZ
13 July 1996
FC KAMAZ 2–2 PFC Spartak Varna
20 July 1996
TSV 1860 München 0–1 FC KAMAZ

Semi-finals (27–28 & 31 July)

FC KAMAZ   2–0, 0–4 En Avant Guingamp  

League HistoryEdit

Russian Second DivisionRussian National Football LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian National Football LeagueRussian Premier LeagueRussian National Football League 

  Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W. D. L. GS GA Pts. Cup Europe Top Scorer
(league)
Head Coach
1988 3rd, Group 2 14 32 8 12 12 32 36 28   Gibadullin – 7
  Dm. Smirnov – 7
  Chetverik
1989 7 42 20 8 14 59 50 48   Zakiyev – 11   Chetverik
1990 4th, Group 7 1 32 21 5 6 67 26 47   Baryshev – 17   Chetverik
1991 3rd, "Centre" 10 42 19 3 20 60 55 41   Y. Kuznetsov – 28   Chetverik
1992 R128   Chetverik

  RussiaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W. D. L. GS GA Pts. Cup Europe Top Scorer
(league)
Head Coach
1992 2nd, "Centre" 1 34 26 3 5 78 19 55   Panchenko – 26   Chetverik
1993 PL (1st) 10 34 12 6 16 45 53 30 R32   Panchenko – 21   Chetverik
1994 6 30 11 9 10 38 38 31 QF   Tropanets – 7
  Panchenko – 7
  Chetverik
1995 9 30 10 8 12 34 30 38 R16   Durnev – 9   Chetverik
1996 14 34 10 6 18 43 57 36 QF UIC SF   Babenko – 9   Chetverik
  Butaliy
1997 18 34 8 3 23 38 75 21(−6) R32   Shukanov – 7   Zelkevičius
1998 2nd 22 42 7 5 30 32 82 26 R16   Vekovishchev – 9   Butaliy
1999 3rd, "Ural" 10 30 11 7 12 41 46 40 R256   Tsarayev – 11   Chetverik
2000 3 30 20 4 6 80 23 64 R1024   Strizhov – 20   Shubin
2001 3 30 21 1 8 81 26 64 R512   Yermilov – 26   Shubin
  Butaliy
2002 6 28 15 6 7 41 24 51 R64   Yermilov – 15   Butaliy
  Gazzaev
2003 3rd, "Ural-P." 1 38 30 4 4 85 20 94 R128   Yermilov – 23   Gazzaev
2004 2nd 4 42 19 12 11 52 49 69 R32   Kalimullin – 9   Gazzaev
2005 3 42 26 6 10 80 32 84 R32   Monaryov – 18   Gazzaev
2006 4 42 22 11 9 54 26 77 R64   Belozyorov – 8   Gazzaev
2007 4 42 23 8 11 67 34 77 R64   Zeba – 12   Gazzaev
2008 3 42 23 10 9 68 41 79 R16   Gogniyev – 17   Gazzaev
2009 5 38 18 10 10 50 31 64 R32   Gogniyev – 17   Gazzaev
  Panov
2010 4 38 19 9 10 55 43 66 R16   Gogniyev – 13
  Serdyukov – 13
  Yevdokimov
2011–12 9 48 19 10 19 53 46 67 R32   Koronov – 12   Yevdokimov
  Klontsak
2012–13 3rd, "Ural-P." 10 28 8 6 14 23 29 30 R128   Lukyanov – 4   Klontsak
2013–14 3 27 15 4 8 43 36 39 R256   Akbashev – 6   Klontsak
2014–15 1 25 16 7 2 39 10 55 R64   Safronov – 8   Klontsak
2015–16 FNL (2nd) 20 38 6 6 26 20 60 24 R32   Davydov – 4   Klontsak
2016–17 PFL (3rd), "Ural-P." 7 24 8 5 11 23 25 29 R64   Ayukin – 4   Klontsak
  Shinkarenko
  Klontsak
2017–18 4 24 13 6 5 37 19 45 R128   Khubayev – 6   Klontsak
  Yefremov
2018–19 2 25 13 6 6 44 25 45 R128   Karayev – 7
  Galiakberov – 7
  Yefremov

Current squadEdit

As of 2 August 2019, according to the PFL website.

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

No. Position Player
  GK Leonid Balagansky
  GK Niyaz Gilmutdinov
  GK Valeri Ionin
  GK Aleksandr Kobzev
  DF Ruslan Ayukin
  DF Anton Bocharov
  DF Vladimir Klontsak
  DF Daniil Krivoruchko
  DF Nikita Mikhaylov
  DF Yevgeni Nikishin
  DF Pavel Yevseyev
  DF Grigori Ziganshin
  MF Ilnur Badrtdinov
No. Position Player
  MF Denis Chushyalov
  MF Vadim Chyorny
  MF Aleksandr Gagloyev
  MF Yuri Kirillov
  MF Roman Kurazhov (on loan from Krasnodar)
  MF Ruslan Shcherbin
  MF Yevgeni Smurygin
  MF Yevgeni Ushakov
  MF Mikhail Yakovlev (on loan from Rubin Kazan)
  FW Artur Kabirov
  FW David Karayev
  FW Ilya Stefanovich

Reserve squadEdit

KAMAZ's reserve squad played professionally as FC KAMAZ-d Naberezhnye Chelny (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Third League in 1994) and as FC KAMAZ-Chally-d Naberezhnye Chelny (Russian Third League in 1995–1997).

Notable playersEdit

External linksEdit