FOOTBALL CLUB KRASNODAR
Founded on 22 February 2008
Club colors – black-green
Ground since 2009 until now – Kuban Stadium
2008 – 3rd position in the Russian Second Division, South zone
2010 – 5th position in the Russian First Division
2013/14 – Russian Cup finalist
2014 – 3rd position in the Group H of the UEFA Europa League
2014/15 – 3rd position in the Russian Premier League (bronze medals)
In the beginning of 2008 FC Krasnodar successfully completed the licensing procedure, and on 22 February 2008 it was issued with a license granting the Club a right to participate in the competitions of the professional teams in the Russian Second Division. This day is considered the birthday of the Club. The originator of creation of the Football Club Krasnodar is a Russian businessman Sergey Nikolayevich Galitsky.
FC Krasnodar made its debut in the Russian Premier League in the season 2011/12 and immediately took the 9th place among 16 teams. The championship that followed was finished by the black-greens at the 10th position, although they obtained more points and scored more goals than after the two rounds of a previous tournament. In the season of 2013/14 FC Krasnodar, led by Oleg Kononov who became the Head Coach in the beginning of September 2013, ranked fifth in the top domestic league championship and received a right to make its debut in the UEFA Europa League. In addition, the black-greens managed to reach the final of the Russian Cup where they lost only in the penalty shootout.
The debut of FC Krasnodar in the European arena can be in general regarded as successful. In the qualifying rounds of UEFA Europa League the Bulls by turns beat JK Sillamäe Kalev from Estonia, Diósgyőri VTK from Hungary and quite eminent Real Sociedad from Spain. The black-greens were unable to qualify past the group stage, but the team fought with dignity against such famous European clubs as Everton F.C. from England, VfL Wolfsburg from Germany and LOSC Lille from France.
Following the results of the Season 2014/15 FC Krasnodar won its first medals of the Russian Football Championship, the bronze ones. It should be noted that the team obtained the same amount of points as silver medalist PFC CSKA did (60) conceding to the Armeitsy only by the number of the total games won. This result allowed the Bulls to play in the UEFA Europa League for the second year in a row.
IMPORTANT MILESTONES OF THE CLUB HISTORY:
First official match and first obtained point:
12 April 2008. Taganrog. Torpedo Stadium, FC Nika Krasny Sulin – FC Krasnodar - 0:0 (0:0)
First win in an official match:
16 April 2008, Sochi, Yug-Sport Stadium. Russian Cup 2008/09. Round of 1024. FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi – FC Krasnodar - 0:1 (0:0)
First runaway victory in an official match:
19 April 2008, Krasnodar, Trud Stadium. FC Krasnodar - FC Avtodor Vladikavkaz - 3:0 (1:0)
First goal in the official matches:
16 April 2008, Sochi, Yug-Sport Stadium. Russian Cup 2008/09. Round of 1024. FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi – FC Krasnodar - 0:1 (0:0). Goal: Denis Dorozhkin, 66th minute
First brace in the official matches:
19 April 2008, Krasnodar, Trud Stadium. FC Krasnodar - FC Avtodor Vladikavkaz - 3:0 (1:0). Denis Dorozhkin, 48th and 71st minutes
First hat-trick in the official matches:
30 April 2008, Krasnodar, Trud Stadium. FC Krasnodar – FC Astrakhan - 5:1 (2:0). Goals, Andrei Gatsko – 17th, 55th и 65th minutes.
First official match, first obtained point and first goal in the First Division:
28 March 2009. Yaroslavl. Shinnik Stadium, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl – FC Krasnodar - 1:1 (1:1). Goal: Maksim Demenko, 25th minute (1:1)
First win in the First Division:
22 April 2009, Novorossiysk. Tsentralniy Stadium. MD 6. FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk – FC Krasnodar - 1:2 (1:1)
First match and first obtained point in the Premier League:
12 March 2011. Makhachkala. Dynamo Stadium. FC Anzhi Makhachkala – FC Krasnodar – 0:0 (0:0)
First win and first scored goal in the Premier League:
19 March 2011. Krasnodar. Kuban Stadium. FC Krasnodar – FC Spartak Nalchik – 2:0 (1:0). Goal: Igor Picușceac, 34 (1:0)
The win in the first non-capital derby at the Premier League level:
18 June 2011. Krasnodar. Kuban Stadium. 26 000 spectators. FC Kuban Krasnodar – FC Krasnodar – 0:1 (0:0). Goal: Drinčić, 67 (1:0)
First hat-trick in the Premier League match:
31 March 2013, Krasnodar, Kuban Stadium. FC Krasnodar – FC Anzhi Makhachkala - 4:0 (1:0). Francisco Wánderson – 33rd, 59th and 89th minutes
First Russian Cup final in the history of clubs from Krasnodar:
8 May 2014. Russian Cup 2013/14. Kaspiysk. Anzhi Arena. FC Krasnodar – FC Rostov (Rostov-on-Don) – 0:0, penalty shootout 5:6.
First goal scored by the pupil of the Club Academy in an official match for FC Krasnodar first team:
25 September 2014. Russian Cup. Round of 32. Saratov. Lokomotiv Stadium. FC Sokol Saratov – FC Krasnodar – 0:5 (0:2). Goal: Aleksandr Ageyev, 76 (0:5)
First match of the UEFA Cups in Club history, first goal and first win:
17 July 2014. Estonia. Tallinn. A. Le Coq Arena. UEFA Europa League 2014/15. 2nd Qualifying Round. JK Sillamäe Kalev (Estonia) – FC Krasnodar – 0:4 (0:4). Goal: Ari, 8 (0:1).
First win in the main (group) stage of the EUFA Europa League in Club history:
11 December 2014. England. Liverpool. Goodison Park. Everton F.C. (England) – FC Krasnodar (Russia) – 0:1 (0:1)