UEFA Futsal Cup best performance: winners 2007
Domestic honours (most recent)
• League title: 8 (2012)
• Russian Cup: 7 (2013)
Main round: Akademia FC Pniewy 5-0 (forfeit), Lidselmash Lida 5-1, MNK Split 11-1 (Group 5 winners)
Elite round: FK Nikars Riga 7-2, Energy Lviv 5-0, Murcia FS 4-2 (Group C winners)
• Dinamo are appearing in the four-team finals for a record fifth time since it was introduced in 2007. They were runners-up behind FC Barcelona last season, their 3-1 loss making them the first team to lose three UEFA Futsal Cup finals.
• They also lost the last pair of two-legged finals in 2005 and 2006, the second to Interviú Madrid who they then beat 2-1 with a last-gasp Pula goal to lift the trophy in Murcia in 2007 (no other team has reached the final three years running). The next year they were third as hosts and fourth in 2009.
• Konstantin Eremenko, Russia's record-breaking goalscorer, built up the newly founded Dinamo as president to claim six titles in a row and the European crown, many under coach Yuri Rudnev. Eremenko died in March 2010.
• Their success has been built on a potent mixture of the best Russian talent and Brazilian imports. Some of those, like the long-serving Cirilo and Pula, have since taken Russian citizenship.
• Dinamo were originally based in Moscow (where they hosted the 2008 finals) but now play in Shchyolkovo, north of the Russian capital.
Fernandinho, Cirilo, Tatù, Vladislav Shayakhmetov
Coach: Faustino Pérez
Date of birth: 25 April 1969
Coaching career: Talavera FS, Playas de Castellón FS, Azkar Lugo FS, Futsal Cartegena, Valencia FS, Brasov, MFK Dinamo
Pérez is one of the most successful coaches in club futsal history and is already working his magic at Dinamo. Having started as a youth coach in the early 1990s, winning two regional under-18 championships, he took his first senior role at Talavera, where he won the Spanish title in 1996/97 and an unofficial European title the next year as well as a Spanish Cup.
Switching to Castellón – who had just denied Talavera in the championship play-off final – in 2000, Pérez immediately won another title and unofficial European crown, and in 2001/02 and 2002/03 Playas were victorious in the first two editions of the UEFA Futsal Cup. Following spells at Lugo, Cartegena and Valencia, he moved to Romania's Brasov and then Dinamo in 2010. In his first season, he ended their three-year wait for a league title and won his own career maiden domestic double. In 2012 Dinamo retained the championship and reached the UEFA Futsal Cup final in Lleida.
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