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Dinamo Kazan (Russian: Динамо-Казань) is a Russian women's volleyball club based in Kazan. The club was founded in 2002 and plays in the super league, the top Russian league.

Dinamo Kazan
Full name Women's Volleyball Club Dinamo-Kazan
Founded 2002
Ground Kazan Volleyball Centre, Kazan
(Capacity: 5,000)
Chairman Leonid Barychev
Manager Rishat Gilyazutdinov
League Women's Super League
2016–17 2nd
Website Club home page
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Previous namesEdit

  • Kazanochka (2002–2008)
  • Dinamo Kazan (2008–present)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in September 2002 as Kazanochka and made quick progress in the lower leagues, arriving at the Super league in the 2005–06 season.[1][2] On its second season at the Super league, the club reached the top four and earned a spot at the 2007–08 CEV Women's Challenge Cup.[1]

The 2007–08 season was difficult for the club, who lost its main sponsor just before the start of the season. Faced with an uncertain future, the club just managed to fulfil its season competitions commitments with poor results, being relegated from the Super league and failing to qualify in the top 8 of the CEV Challenge Cup. With the club at the point of being dissolved, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan directly intervened and took over the club. As a result the club's name was changed to Dinamo Kazan.[1]

Dinamo Kazan returned to the Super league in 2009–10 and signed players which improved the quality of the team, among them Jordan Larson, Ekaterina Gamova, Maria Borisenko, Tatiana Kosheleva, Ekaterina Kabeshova and Vera Ulyakina. These players (apart from Jordan Larson, who is American) formed the core of the Russian national team in 2010.[1] Success and results came soon in the following seasons, the club won the 2010 Russian Cup, its first title, and would go on to win the Super league for five consecutive seasons (from 2010–11 until 2014–15). It won a second Russian Cup in 2012 and the 2013–14 CEV Champions League held in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating the home team Rabita Baku in the semifinals by 3–0[3] and the Turkish side VakıfBank İstanbul also by 3–0 in the final.[4] The title qualified the club for the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship played in Switzerland, where the club would beat Brazilian sides SESI-SP by 3–1 in the semifinals and Molico Osasco by 3–0 in the final to claim the title.[5][6]

In December 2016, the club won its third Russian Cup after beating Dinamo Moscow by 3–1 in the final.[7]

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  •   Russian Cup: 3
2010, 2012, 2016

International competitionsEdit

2014
2013–14
2016–17

Team RosterEdit

Season 2016–2017, as of October 2016.[8]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
3   Elena Ezhova Libero 1.78 66 (1977-08-14) 14 August 1977 (age 39)
4   Marina Maryukhnich Middle Blocker 1.97 70 (1982-11-26) 26 November 1982 (age 34)
5   Yuliya Podskalnaya Middle Blocker 1.89 75 (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 28)
6   Irina Zaryazhko Middle Blocker 1.96 75 (1991-10-04) 4 October 1991 (age 25)
8   Irina Voronkova Outside Hitter 1.90 85 (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 21)
9   Daria Isaeva Opposite 1.86 75 (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 27)
10   Anna Kotikova Opposite 1.88 76 (1999-10-13) 13 October 1999 (age 17)
13   Evgeniya Startseva   Setter 1.84 68 (1989-02-12) 12 February 1989 (age 28)
14   Ekaterina Ulanova Libero 1.73 61 (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 30)
15   Irina Filishtinskaya Setter 1.80 65 (1990-06-14) 14 June 1990 (age 27)
16   Anastasia Podoshvina Outside Hitter 1.84 67 (1995-07-18) 18 July 1995 (age 21)
17   Sabina Gilfanova Opposite 1.88 68 (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 21)
18   Elitsa Vasileva Outside Hitter 1.93 75 (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 27)
19   Olga Biryukova Outside Hitter 1.92 74 (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 22)

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Volleyball club Dinamo-Kazan. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "2006 Russian Women's Super League". ВФВ (Volleyball Federation of Russia) (in Russian). Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dinamo disappoints Baku home crowd by claiming the last spot in final". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Dinamo KAZAN dethrones VakifBank to claim the 2014 Champions League title". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Dinamo claims CEV Champions League title, FIVB Women's Club Championship ticket". Baku, Azerbaijan: FIVB. 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Russia's Kazan capture Women's Club World Championship in style". www.fivb.org. FIVB. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Кубок России. Женщины. Финал и матч за "бронзу"". ВФВ (Volleyball Federation of Russia) (in Russian). 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dynamo Kazan Players - Team details". Dinamo Kazan. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 

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