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Kuban
Full name Football Club
Kuban Krasnodar
Nickname(s) Kazaki (Cossacks), yellow-green
Founded 1928
Ground Kuban Stadium,
Krasnodar
(capacity: 32,000)
Chairman Aleksander Tkachyov
Manager Sergey Pavlov
League Russian First Division,
2007 Russian Premier League 15th
Home colours
Away colours

FC Kuban (Russian: Футбольный клуб "Кубань" Краснодар) is a Russian football club based in Krasnodar. In 2006 they won promotion to the Russian Premier League. Kuban have previously spent two seasons in Russian Premier League and three seasons in Soviet Top League.

History

The club was founded as Dynamo in 1928, but was named Neftyanik in 1954, Kuban in 1958, and Spartak in 1960. In 1963 the club was renamed Kuban and has been known by this name ever since.

Kuban and their predecessors mainly played at the lower levels of Soviet football, winning the RSFSR championship four times. Kuban played in the Soviet Top League in 1980-1982, achieving their best result (13th position) in 1981.

In 1992, due to the dissolution of the USSR, Kuban were entitled to play at the top level instead of being relegated to the Second League. They finished 18th out of 20 teams and were relegated. After spending several seasons in First and Second divisions, they won promotion back to the Premier League for 2004, but were again relegated straight away. This happened again in 2006 when they won promotion for the 2006-2007 season and then finished second to bottom.

Honours

Squad

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Aleksandr Filimonov
77 Russia GK Stanislav Kozyrev
6 Bulgaria DF Ivaylo Petkov
17 Russia DF Andrey Ushenin
22 Russia DF Aslan Zaseev
91 Russia DF Viktor Dmitrienko
8 Russia MF Artur Tlisov
33 Serbia MF Bratislav Ristić
7 Russia MF Sergey Kuznetsov
20 Ukraine MF Dmitry Gorbushin
74 Russia FW Denis Zubko
No. Position Player
35 Russia GK Igor Kot
23 Russia DF Georgy Dzhioev
18 Czech Republic DF Roman Lengiel
27 Russia DF Elbrus Zuraev
25 Russia DF Vitaly Chochiev
4 Russia MF Azat Bayryev
11 Russia MF Alan Kasaev
9 Russia MF Oleg Trifonov
26 Russia MF Maxim Semakin
10 Russia MF Andrey Topchu
99 Russia FW Ilya Dolmatov
5 Russia FW Sergey Vinogradov

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