FC Spartak Vladikavkaz

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FC Spartak Vladikavkaz (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Спартак Владикавказ») was a Russian football club based in Vladikavkaz (formerly Ordzhonikidze), North Ossetia–Alania. Founded in 1921, the club played in the Soviet Top League during the communist era, and won its first and only league title in the 1995 Russian Top League.

Spartak Vladikavkaz
Logo alania vladikavkaz.png
Full nameFootball Club Spartak Vladikavkaz
Nickname(s)Ossetian: Allon Franktæ, Russian: Alanskiye Barsy (Alanian Leopards) Red-Yellows
Founded1921; 100 years ago (1921)
Dissolved2020
GroundRepublican Spartak Stadium,
Vladikavkaz
Capacity32,464
LeagueN/A
2019–20PFL
Zone South, 16th (dissolved)

HistoryEdit

At the collapse of the Soviet Union, Spartak Vladikavkaz were the only non-Muscovite Russian club competing in the old Soviet Top League. This had been their second and last season in the STL. Before that the only other season they competed in the top Soviet division was in 1970.

Their most successful season was 1995 when they managed to win the Russian Premier League champions title after several years of domination by Spartak Moscow. They were the first non-Muscovite Russian club to win the title since Zenit St Petersburg won the STL in 1984. The team had previously won a silver medal for second place in 1992 and 1996. However, in the qualification stages of the UEFA Champions League Alania lost 10–3 on aggregate to the Scottish club Rangers.

However, after departure of manager Valery Gazzaev and several players from the club, Alania were not able to repeat its success, finishing in the bottom half of the table.

Previously, the club was known as Spartak Ordzhonikidze (1937–1990), Spartak Vladikavkaz (1990–1994, 2006 and from 2016), Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz (1995–1996 and 2003), Alania Vladikavkaz (1997–2002, 2004–2005 and from 2007 to 2016).

In season 2005 Alania was relegated from Russian Premier League after 15 seasons of top-flight football.

On 14 February 2006 Alania and another First Division club, Lokomotiv Chita, were denied professional licences by Professional Football League and excluded from professional football for juridical irregularities.[1] On 22 February PFL decided to replace Alania and Lokomotiv with Lada Togliatti and Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk, the runners-up in the Second Division.[2] The Russian Football Union did not endorse the exclusion and on 28 February decided to keep Alania and Lokomotiv in the First Division, giving them another chance to fulfill the league requirements.[3] Consequently, on 6 March PFL decided to extend the First Division from 22 to 24 clubs, including Alania, Lokomotiv, Lada, and Mashuk-KMV.[4]

However, on 20 March the Russian Football Union finally decided to exclude Alania and Lokomotiv from the league. This decision was announced by the Professional Football League on 21 March, five days before the start of the First Division.[5]

Alania underwent reorganization, were renamed Spartak Vladikavkaz and on 4 April were admitted into the Russian Second Division, South zone.

After finishing first in the South Zone of 2nd division in the 2006 the team was promoted to Russian First Division and again renamed to Alania.

In 2009, Alania achieved 3rd place in the Russian First Division, just below the nominal promotion places. However, due to FC Moscow being expelled from the Russian Premier League, Alania were chosen to take their place. Their season back in the top flight was not successful and only Sibir Novosibirsk finished below them, thus going back to the First Division; despite the subsequent withdrawal of Amkar Perm and Saturn Moscow Oblast, Alania was refused a reprieve by the RPL.

In the spring of 2011, Alania qualified for the final of the 2010–11 Russian Cup, where it met PFC CSKA Moscow. CSKA already qualified for the UEFA Champions League spot, and therefore Alania secured a spot in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League regardless of the final result. That is the second occasion in Russian football history when a second-level division team qualified for European competition (the first one was FC Terek Grozny). Alania achieved a rare feat of reaching the cup final without scoring a single regular-time goal. On three occasions they won a penalty shootout after playing the game with a score of 0–0 and once they received a bye after their opponent team went bankrupt.

In February 2014, Alania pulled out of the 2013–14 Russia First Division, due to financial liquidation and sponsorship problems, and the club was dissolved.[6][7] Before the 2014–15 season, former Alania's farm club, FC Alania-d Vladikavkaz, was renamed to Alania, and this club participated in the Russian Professional Football League from the 2014–15 season.

Before the 2016–17 season, FC Alania Vladikavkaz that participated in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League was dissolved and a formally new club called FC Spartak was organized again and registered for PFL. PFL did not allow the club to register with 'Alania' in their name due to accumulated debts for the club of that name.[8]

Before the 2019–20 season, a new club was created with the historical name Alania that was privately owned, the team was tasked with returning to the elite of Russian football.[9] However, Spartak Vladikavkaz also remained in the Russian Professional Football League for the 2019–20, where it finished in last place, before being dissolved in the summer of 2020.[10]


EuropeanEdit

As of match played 25 August 2011
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 2 0 0 2 3 10 –7
UEFA Cup/Europa League 16 4 5 7 14 24 -10
Total 18 4 5 9 17 34 -17


Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1993–94 UEFA Cup R1   Borussia Dortmund 0–1 0–0
1995–96 UEFA Cup R1   Liverpool F.C. 1–2 0–0
1996–97 Champions League QR1   Rangers F.C. 2–7 1–3
1996–97 UEFA Cup R1   RSC Anderlecht 2–1 0–4
1997–98 UEFA Cup QR2   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–1 4–1
R1   MTK Budapest 1–1 0–3
2000–01 UEFA Cup R1   Amica Wronki 0–3 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR3   FC Aktobe 1–1 1–1 (4–2 p.)
Play-off   Besiktas JK 2–0 0–3

HonoursEdit

Russian Premier League[11]
Russian Cup[12][13]
Soviet First League
  • Winners (2): 1969, 1990
Russian Football National League
Soviet Second League / Russian Professional Football League
  • Winners (2): 1983, 2006[14]
  • Runners-up (2): 1966, 1982

League historyEdit

Russian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian Premier League

Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1960 2nd, RSFSR-3 14 26 3 4 19 26 68 10 - -
1961 2nd, RSFSR-4 10 24 6 6 12 32 57 18 1/64 -
1962 2nd, RSFSR-3 8 28 10 6 12 38 36 26 1/128 -
1963 3rd, RSFSR-3 7 30 12 8 10 47 39 32 1/512 -
1964 3rd, RSFSR-4 4 34 16 7 11 53 35 39 1/512 -
3rd, RSFSR-final 4 8 3 2 3 9 10 8
1965 3rd, RSFSR-4 9 38 16 7 15 54 43 39 - -
1966 1 38 22 9 7 80 40 53 1/32 -
3rd, RSFSR-final 2 7 4 1 2 9 4 9
1967 2nd, group 1 16 38 10 11 17 34 45 31 1/32 -
1968 2nd, group 3 2 40 19 12 9 53 29 50 1/64 -   Kaishauri: 18
1969 2nd, group 1 1 38 22 12 4 60 25 60 1/64 -   Papelishvili: 16
2nd, final 1 3 2 0 1 4 2 4
1970 Top League 17 32 7 8 17 31 48 22 1/16 -   Kaishauri: 8
1971 2nd 5 42 19 7 16 52 57 45 1/16 -   Zazroev: 11
1972 9 38 14 10 14 49 50 38 1/16 -   Kaishauri: 18
1973 17 38 13 7 18 29 44 30 1/16 -   Kaishauri: 7
1974 17 38 15 4 19 45 67 34 1/32 -   Kitaev: 17
1975 9 38 15 7 16 41 43 37 1/32 -   V. Gazzaev: 14
1976 15 38 11 14 13 40 50 36 1/32 -   Kaishauri: 11
1977 15 38 11 11 16 38 45 33 1/32 -   Khuadonov: 6
1978 18 38 10 8 20 30 50 28 1/16 -   Khuadonov: 9
1979 13 46 19 7 20 49 44 45 group stage -   Suanov,   Zazroev: 9
1980 15 46 17 9 20 43 50 43 group stage -   Khuadonov: 9
1981 21 46 14 12 20 36 49 40 group stage -   Y. Gazzaev: 10
1982 3rd, zone 3 1 32 22 6 4 64 18 50 - -   Y. Gazzaev: 23
3rd, final-1 2 4 1 2 1 5 4 4
1983 3rd, zone 3 1 30 23 2 5 69 23 48 - -
3rd, final-2 1 4 1 3 0 2 0 5
1984 2nd 16 42 15 8 19 42 51 38 1/32 -   Argudyaev: 13
1985 16 38 17 4 17 49 52 38 1/16 -   Ambalov: 12
1986 16 46 15 12 19 58 66 42 1/64 -   Ploshnik: 16
1987 18 42 12 12 18 37 46 36 1/64 -   Gagloev: 8
1988 13 42 15 9 8 57 60 39 1/32 -   Y. Gazzaev: 10
1989 17 42 12 11 19 44 61 35 1/64 -   Y. Gazzaev: 10,   Tskhovrebov: 7
1990 1 38 24 9 5 73 30 57 1/64 -    Tedeev: 23
1991 Top League 11 30 9 8 13 33 41 26 1/64 -    Suleymanov: 13
1992 - - - - - - - - - 1/16 -

RussiaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1992 RFPL 2 26 13 6 7 47 33 32 - -   Suleymanov: 12
1993 6 34 16 6 12 49 45 38 1/16 -   Suleymanov,   Markhel: 14
1994 5 30 11 11 8 32 34 33 1/2 UC R1   Suleymanov: 6
1995 1 30 22 5 3 63 21 71 1/2 -   Kavelashvili: 12
1996 2 35 22 6 7 65 37 72 1/16 UC R1   Suleymanov,   Tedeev,   Kasymov: 11
1997 10 34 14 4 16 52 42 46 1/8 UC R1   Yanovsky: 13
1998 8 30 11 7 12 46 39 40 1/2 UC R1   Demetradze: 14
1999 6 30 12 7 11 54 45 43 1/8 -   Demetradze: 21
2000 10 30 10 8 12 34 36 38 1/16 -   Tedeev: 10
2001 11 30 8 8 14 31 47 32 1/16 UC R1   Paolo Emilio: 6
2002 12 30 8 6 16 31 42 30 1/16 -   Demetradze,   D. Bazaev: 6
2003 13 30 9 4 17 23 43 31 1/16 -   Mikholap: 4
2004 14 30 7 7 16 28 52 28 1/8 -   G. Bazaev,   Tudor: 5
2005 15 30 5 8 17 27 53 23 1/8 -   D. Bazaev: 9
2006 3rd, "South" 1 32 27 3 2 81 20 84 1/16 -   Dubrovin: 28
2007 2nd 12 42 15 11 16 56 56 56 1/64 -   Dubrovin: 19
2008 10 42 17 8 17 50 41 59 1/32 -   Dadu: 18
2009 3 38 21 7 10 57 30 70 1/16 -   Dadu: 12
2010 RFPL 15 30 4 8 18 34 58 20 F -   Gabulov,   Marenich: 4
2011–12 2nd 2 52 28 13 11 66 39 97 1/32 -   Bikmaev: 11
2012–13 RFPL 16 30 4 7 19 26 53 19 1/16 -   Neco: 9
2013–14 2nd 12[A] 36 14 4 18 29 52 46 1/16 -   Khastsayev: 13
2014–15 3rd, "South" 17 20 5 6 9 21 33 21 1/256 -   Burayev: 12
2015–16 11 24 4 7 13 15 37 19 1/256 -   Sikoyev: 7
2016–17 10 30 10 7 13 26 36 37 1/128 -   Gatikoev: 8
2017–18 13 32 8 8 16 26 41 32 1/256 -   Gurtsiev: 5
2018–19 10 28 8 6 14 36 48 30 1/64 -   Zhabkin: 8
2019–20 16 19 1 5 13 14 40 8 1/256 -


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    Alania withdrew from the league in February 2014 due to financial problems.[15]

Former coachesEdit

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Новости. Футбол – первый дивизион. СЭ: "Алания" и читинский "Локомотив" исключены из первого дивизиона. Спорт-Экспресс. Новости спорта : футбол, хоккей, теннис, баскетбол, биатлон – все виды спорта на одном сайте". News.sport-express.ru.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 4 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ "Газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС. ВЕРНУЛИСЬ К ТОМУ, С ЧЕГО НАЧИНАЛИ: В ПЕРВОМ ДИВИЗИОНЕ – 22 КЛУБА. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС: Ежедневная спортивная газета / SPORT-EXPRESS: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. Archived from the original on 27 May 2006.
  6. ^ Футбольный клуб "Алания" прекратил свое существование. www.rg.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Russia's Bankrupt Ex-Champions Alania Vladikavkaz Pull Out of League". Rsport. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  8. ^ В первенство ПФЛ будет заявлен «Спартак» из Владикавказа (in Russian). Championat. 3 July 2016.
  9. ^ (in Russian). ftbl info. 7 August 2019 "Барсов" https://ftbl.info/blogs/vozvrashhenie-barsov-vladelcem-alanii-stal-biznesmen-iz-krasnoyarska-a-prezidentom-vladimir-gabulov/Возвращение "Барсов" Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Футбольный клуб «Спартак-Владикавказ» расформируют" (in Russian). Rossia Alania. 22 May 2020.
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  12. ^ "USSR (Soviet Union) - List of Cup Finals". rsssf.com.
  13. ^ "Russia - Cup Finals". rsssf.com.
  14. ^ ru:Второй дивизион ПФЛ 2006#.D0.AE.D0.B3[circular reference]
  15. ^ "Алания" и "Салют" официально исключены из ФНЛ