FC Tobol (Kazakh: Тобыл футбол клубы, romanized: Tobyl Fýtbol Klýby) is a Kazakh professional football club based at the Central Stadium in Kostanay. They have been members of the Kazakhstan Premier League since its foundation in 1992. In 2007 they won UEFA Intertoto Cup. They won the Kazakhstan Premier League in 2010, and finished no lower than fourth place between the 2002 and 2010 seasons. In 2021 they won the title for the second time.

Tobol
Full nameFootball Club Tobol
Tobyl Fýtbol Klýby
Founded1967; 57 years ago (1967)
GroundCentral Stadium
Kostanay, Kazakhstan
Capacity10,500
OwnerAlimzhan Kaldiyarov
ChairmanNikolay Panin
Head coachMilić Ćurčić[1]
LeagueKazakhstan Premier League
20238th of 14
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History edit

Following a surprise defeat to Kyzylzhar in the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup, manager Dmitriy Ogai left the club by mutual consent,[2] with Oleg Lotov being appointed as interim manager on 30 April 2016.[3] Lotov was replaced with Omari Tetradze as the club's manager on 30 May 2016.[4]

Prior to the start of the season, Vladimir Nikitenko was appointed as Tobol's manager following the expiration of Robert Yevdokimov's contract. On 1 August, Vladimir Nikitenko resigned as manager after Tobol were eliminated from the Europa League.[5] Andrei Miroshnichenko was appointed as Caretaker manager before Marek Zub was announced as Tobol's new manager on 6 August 2018.[6] On 31 December 2018, Zub left Tobol after his contract wasn't renewed,[7] and Vladimir Gazzayev was appointed as the club's new manager.[8] Gazzayev resigned as manager on 21 July 2019 after Tobol were eliminated from the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League by Jeunesse Esch.[9]

On 14 December 2019, Grigori Babayan was appointed as manager of FC Tobol.[10] On 17 June 2021, Babayan left his role as Head Coach by mutual consent to take up a coaching role at CSKA Moscow.[11][12] The following day, 18 June 2021, Alexander Moskalenko has appointed as Acting Head Coach.[13] On 16 May 2022, Moskalenko left his role at Tobol, with Milan Milanović being appointed as the clubs new Head Coach on 20 May 2022.[14][15]

On 10 January 2023, Milić Ćurčić was appointed as the new Head Coach of Tobol.[16]

In July 2023 Andrei Kanchelskis was appointed General Director of Tobol.[17]

Names edit

  • 1967 : Founded as Avtomobilist
  • 1982 : Renamed Energetik
  • 1990 : Renamed Kustanayets
  • 1992 : Renamed Khimik
  • 1995 : Renamed Tobol

Domestic history edit

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 13 26 7 3 16 29 45 17   V.Velman
1993 8 22 7 5 10 26 31 19   Oleg Malyshev 19
1994 10 30 11 5 14 42 37 27   Maksim Nizovtsev 20
1995 12 30 10 6 14 28 33 36   Oleg Malyshev
1996 11 34 10 15 9 35 35 45   Oleg Malyshev
1999 8 30 12 5 13 28 29 41   E.Glazunov
2000 7 28 13 3 12 42 39 42   A.Gornalev
2001 6 32 15 4 13 48 43 49   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev 12
2002 3 32 15 7 10 45 43 52 Last 16   Nurken Mazbaev 9   Mykhaylo Olefirenko
2003 2 32 24 4 4 55 19 76 Runners-up   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev 16   Vladimir Mukhanov
2004 3 36 22 11 3 87 27 60 Last 32   Ulugbek Bakayev 22   Vladimir Mukhanov
2005 2 30 21 6 3 53 21 69 Last 16   Ulugbek Bakayev 15   Dmitry Ogai
2006 3 30 16 8 6 43 22 56 Quarter-final   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev 14   Dmitry Ogai
2007 2 30 19 7 4 60 20 64 Winners   Sergei Ostapenko 10   Dmitry Ogai
2008 2 30 20 7 3 58 21 67 Semi-final   Alexandru Golban   Dmitry Ogai
2009 4 26 14 9 3 54 23 51 Second round   Wladimir Baýramow 18   Dmitry Ogai
2010 1 32 19 7 6 53 25 64 Quarter-final   Ulugbek Bakayev 16   Ravil Sabitov
2011 7 32 14 3 15 48 44 32 Runners-up   Sergey Gridin 12   Ravil Sabitov
  Sergei Petrenko
2012 6 26 13 6 7 42 27 45 Quarter-final   Bauyrzhan Dzholchiyev 8   Vyacheslav Hroznyi
2013 7 32 14 6 12 48 33 35 Quarter-final   Igor Bugaiov 13   Timur Urazov
2014 7 32 10 12 10 35 35 26 Quarter-final   Tomáš Šimkovič
  Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
  Jiří Jeslínek
5   Sergei Maslenov
  Vardan Minasyan
2015 7 32 12 6 14 32 42 30 Semi-final   Tomáš Šimkovič
  Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
  Uche Kalu
5   Vardan Minasyan
  Sergei Maslenov
2016 7 32 12 5 15 40 10 41 Last 16   Sergei Khizhnichenko 10   Dmitry Ogai
  Oleg Lotov (Caretaker)
  Omari Tetradze
2017 5 33 12 11 10 36 26 47 Last 16   Aleksey Shchotkin 10   Omari Tetradze
  Robert Yevdokimov
2018 3 33 15 8 10 36 30 53 Quarter-final   Azat Nurgaliev 8

  Vladimir Nikitenko
  Andrei Miroshnichenko (Caretaker)
  Marek Zub

2019 4 33 19 6 8 45 27 63 Semi-final   Azat Nurgaliev 10   Vladimir Gazzayev
  Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (Caretaker)
2020 2 20 12 2 6 26 16 38 -   Azat Nurgaliev 5   Grigori Babayan
2021 1 26 18 7 1 54 18 61 Semi-final   Nemanja Nikolić 8   Grigori Babayan
  Alexander Moskalenko (Caretaker)
2022 3 26 14 5 7 46 33 47 Group Stage   Igor Sergeyev 9

  Alexander Moskalenko (Caretaker)
  Milan Milanović

2023 8 26 9 7 10 29 33 34 Winners   Serges Déblé 7   Milic Curcic

Continental history edit

In their first European appearance, Tobol reached the third round of the 2003 Intertoto Cup. They beat Polonia Warszawa and Sint-Truiden, and lost to SV Pasching. In UEFA Cup 2006-07 FC Basel were hard nuts to crack for Tobol. They won the Intertoto Cup 2007, defeating FC Zestafoni, Slovan Liberec and OFI Crete and advanced to 2nd qualifying round of UEFA Cup 2007-08.

As of match played 31 August 2023
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 4 0 2 2 2 8 −6 000.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 16 4 4 8 11 18 −7 025.00
UEFA Europa Conference League 16 6 2 8 16 21 −5 037.50
UEFA Intertoto Cup 12 8 1 3 16 8 +8 066.67
Total 48 17 9 22 44 56 −12 035.42

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2003 Intertoto Cup 1R   Polonia Warszawa 2–1 3–0 5–1
2R   Sint-Truidense 1–0 2–0 3–0
3R   SV Pasching 0–1 0–3 0–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q   FC Basel 0–0 1–3 1–3
2007 Intertoto Cup 1R   FC Zestafoni 3–0 0–2 3–2
2R   Slovan Liberec 1–1 2–0 3–1
3R   OFI Crete 1–0 1–0 2–0
2007–08 UEFA Cup 2Q   Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–1 0–2 0–3
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q   Austria Wien 1–0 0–2 1–2
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Galatasaray 1–1 0–2 1–3
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Zrinjski Mostar 1–2 1–2 2–4
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Slovan Bratislava 1–1 0–2 1–3
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Samtredia 2–0 1–0 3–0
2Q   Pyunik 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Jeunesse Esch 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q   Hajduk Split 4–1 (a.e.t.) 0–2 4–3
3Q   Žilina 0–1 0–5 0−6
2022–23 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Ferencváros 0–0 1–5 1−5
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q   Lincoln Red Imps 2–0 1–0 3−0
3Q   Zrinjski Mostar 1–1 0–1 1−2
2023–24 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q   Honka 2–1 0–0 2−1
2Q   Basel 1–2 3–1 4−3
3Q   Derry City 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.) 1−1 (6–5 p)
PO   Viktoria Plzeň 1–2 0–3 1–5
2024–25 UEFA Europa League 1Q

Honours edit

Current squad edit

As of 22 February, 2024[19]

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 Stas Pokatilov
3 DF   KAZ Roman Asrankulov
4 DF   KAZ Ermek Abdulla
5 DF   FRA Pape-Alioune Ndiaye
6 MF   NGA Ededem Essien
7 FW   KAZ Zhaslan Zhumashev
8 MF   MAR Ahmed El Messaoudi
10 MF   SRB Igor Ivanović
11 MF   KAZ Islam Chesnokov
12 GK   KAZ Sultan Busurmanov
15 DF   RUS Albert Gabaraev
16 DF   KAZ Yerkin Tapalov
17 DF   KAZ Timur Zhakupov
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   KAZ Ruslan Valiullin
21 MF   BUL Radoslav Tsonev
23 MF   KAZ Nurgaini Buribaev
28 MF   UKR Yevhen Shakhov
35 GK   KAZ Yuri Melikhov
39 MF   KAZ Bekzat Ermekbaev
47 MF   KAZ Vyacheslav Kulpeisov
51 MF   KAZ Beybit Galym
55 DF   SRB Ivan Miladinović
66 DF   KOS David Domgjoni
77 FW   TOG David Henen
90 FW   ITA Godberg Cooper

Managers edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Стал известен новый главный тренер "Тобола"" (in Russian). sports.kz. 4 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Дмитрий Огай оставил пост главного тренера". fc-tobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 28 April 2016. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "О.Лотов будет совмещать основу и дубль". fc-tobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 30 April 2016. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Омари Тетрадзе возглавил костанайский Тобол". fc-tobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 30 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Владимир Никитенко подал в отставку". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Марек Зуб возглавил Тобол". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  7. ^ ""Тобол" расстался с Мареком Зубом". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Пост главного тренера ФК "Тобол" займет Владимир Газзаев". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Владимир Газзаев покидает Тобол". fctobol.kz/ (in Russian). FC Tobol. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Григорий Бабаян – главный тренер Тобола". fctobol.kz/ (in Russian). FC Tobol. 14 December 2019. Archived from the original on 15 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Григорий Бабаян завершил отношения с Тоболом". fctobol.kz/ (in Russian). FC Tobol. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Григорий Бабаян вошел в тренерский штаб". pfc-cska.com/ (in Russian). PFC CSKA Moscow. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b "В новом качестве". fctobol.kz/ (in Russian). FC Tobol. 18 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Александр Москаленко завершил отношения с "Тоболом"". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Милан Миланович – главный тренер Тобола". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Милич Чурчич – главный тренер - ФК "Тобол"". fctobol.kz (in Russian). FC Tobol. 10 January 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Экс-футболист МЮ и сборной России стал гендиректором казахстанского клуба". Sportrbc.ru (in Russian). 11 July 2023.
  18. ^ The UEFA Intertoto Cup: Past Winners. Listed are all 11 teams that won the Intertoto Cup, qualifying for the UEFA Cup.
  19. ^ "Футбольный клуб "Тобол"". pflk.kz/ (in Russian). PFLK. Retrieved 11 July 2023.

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