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FC Anji Makhachkala

FC Anji Makhachkala
Guus Hiddink took Anji to a highest ever finish of third in 2012/13 ©Getty Images

FC Anji Makhachkala

Formed: 1991
Nickname: Orly (Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• None

History
• Formed in the Soviet republic of Dagestan in 1991 by businessman Magomed-Sultan Magomedov and former Dynamo Makhachkala player Aleksandr Markarov, the club excelled on a regional level, becoming Dagestani champions in their first season. Entered the national third tier in 1992 after the restructuring of the league pyramid from a Soviet system to a Russian.

• Earned a top-flight place for the first time in 1999 and surprised many as 12-goal Serbian forward Predrag Randjelović helped them to a fourth-place finish in their debut campaign of 2000 – and UEFA Cup qualification. Failed to navigate their way out of the first round of continental competition, losing 1-0 to Rangers FC.

• Could not maintain the momentum of their maiden Premier-Liga campaign, despite a losing Russian Cup final appearance in June 2001, and suffered relegation in 2002, spending the next seven seasons in the second division.

• Anji's fortunes were revitalised once bought by Suleyman Kerimov in 2011, the new owner investing heavily to bring in big-name signings such as Roberto Carlos, Yuri Khirkov and Samuel Eto'o. Guus Hiddink was appointed coach in February 2012.

• Ended the 2011/12 campaign fifth in the Premier League before securing third place the following season. However, a penalties defeat by PFC CSKA Moskva in the 2013 Russian Cup final denied the club a first major honour.

• Reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16 in 2012/13, Anji's best showing in Europe, but Kerimov subsequently announced that investment would be cut in summer 2013 – prompting the departure of many first-teamers and a drop-off in competitiveness in the Premier League.

* Last updated 27 January 2014

Last updated: 29/01/14 15.02CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/05/2016 15:39 CET
19 July 2015 19 Jul - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Krylya Sovetov
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:01:03
27 July 2015 27 Jul - Russian Premier League
Anji1-3Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:08:46
1 August 2015 01 Aug - Russian Premier League
CSKA Moskva1-0Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:11:23
8 August 2015 08 Aug - Russian Premier League
Anji2-3Dinamo Moskva
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:06:57
14 August 2015 14 Aug - Russian Premier League
Amkar1-1Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:11:17
22 August 2015 22 Aug - Russian Premier League
Anji1-1Ural
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:15:41
29 August 2015 29 Aug - Russian Premier League
Spartak Moskva1-2Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:17:22
13 September 2015 13 Sep - Russian Premier League
Anji0-2Terek
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:21:36
18 September 2015 18 Sep - Russian Premier League
Rostov1-0Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:23:25
23 September 2015 - Russian Cup, Fifth round
Sokol2-4Anji
Referee: not available
09/23/2015 22:10:31
26 September 2015 26 Sep - Russian Premier League
Anji1-1Ufa
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:22:12
3 October 2015 03 Oct - Russian Premier League
Kuban1-1Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:26:44
18 October 2015 18 Oct - Russian Premier League
Anji2-2Krasnodar
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:31:58
24 October 2015 24 Oct - Russian Premier League
Zenit5-1Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:31:36
29 October 2015 29 Oct - Russian Cup, Sixth round
Krasnodar3-1Anji
Referee: not available
11/26/2015 16:28:27
1 November 2015 01 Nov - Russian Premier League
Anji1-2Rubin
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:34:19
6 November 2015 06 Nov - Russian Premier League
Mordovia4-0Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:30:55
21 November 2015 21 Nov - Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv Moskva0-2Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:36:29
29 November 2015 29 Nov - Russian Premier League
Anji1-1CSKA Moskva
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:35:25
4 December 2015 04 Dec - Russian Premier League
Dinamo Moskva1-2Anji
Referee: not available
03/02/2016 10:40:49
7 March 2016 07 Mar - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Amkar
Referee: not available
03/31/2016 11:56:34
12 March 2016 12 Mar - Russian Premier League
Ural4-2Anji
Referee: not available
03/30/2016 18:38:28
18 March 2016 18 Mar - Russian Premier League
Anji0-4Spartak Moskva
Referee: not available
04/18/2016 17:59:37
2 April 2016 02 Apr - Russian Premier League
Terek3-2Anji
Referee: not available
05/10/2016 12:31:01
8 April 2016 08 Apr - Russian Premier League
Anji0-0Rostov
Referee: not available
05/11/2016 12:27:40
17 April 2016 17 Apr - Russian Premier League
Ufa2-0Anji
Referee: not available
05/11/2016 23:16:29
24 April 2016 24 Apr - Russian Premier League
Anji1-0Kuban
Referee: not available
04/24/2016 22:06:39
1 May 2016 01 May - Russian Premier League
Krasnodar3-0Anji
Referee: not available
05/01/2016 20:43:17
7 May 2016 07 May - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Zenit
Referee: not available
05/07/2016 20:38:01
11 May 2016 11 May - Russian Premier League
Rubin1-2Anji
Referee: not available
05/11/2016 23:01:32
15 May 2016 15 May - Russian Premier League
Anji3-0Mordovia
Referee: not available
05/15/2016 20:54:12
21 May 2016 21 May - Russian Premier League
Krylya Sovetov0-0Anji
Referee: Sergey Karasev

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    30/08/2012, AZ 0-5 Anji, Alkmaar
  • Biggest defeat:
    12/12/2013, Tottenham 4-1 Anji, London
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  3
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 20
    Jucilei (  BRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 9
    Samuel Eto'o (  CMR)