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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: 27/07/2015 22:57 CET
24 September 2014 - Russian Cup, Fifth round
Anji1-2Zenit
Referee: not available
09/29/2014 18:03:37
19 July 2015 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Krylya Sovetov
Referee: not available
07/22/2015 14:53:20
27 July 2015 - Russian Premier League
Anji1-3Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: Sergey Ivanov
1 August 2015 - Russian Premier League
CSKA MoskvaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/03/2015 11:17:03
8 August 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiDinamo Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/03/2015 11:19:32
14 August 2015 - Russian Premier League
AmkarAnji
Referee: TBD
07/03/2015 11:21:00
22 August 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiUral
Referee: TBD
07/03/2015 11:20:09
29 August 2015 - Russian Premier League
Spartak MoskvaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/03/2015 11:21:08
11 September 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiTerek
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:33
18 September 2015 - Russian Premier League
RostovAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:34
26 September 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiUfa
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:34:18
2 October 2015 - Russian Premier League
KubanAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
16 October 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiKrasnodar
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:39:48
23 October 2015 - Russian Premier League
ZenitAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
30 October 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiRubin
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:51:33
6 November 2015 - Russian Premier League
MordoviaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
20 November 2015 - Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv MoskvaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
27 November 2015 - Russian Premier League
AnjiCSKA Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:43:18
1 December 2015 - Russian Premier League
Dinamo MoskvaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
4 March 2016 - Russian Premier League
AnjiAmkar
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:54:48
11 March 2016 - Russian Premier League
UralAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
18 March 2016 - Russian Premier League
AnjiSpartak Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
1 April 2016 - Russian Premier League
TerekAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
8 April 2016 - Russian Premier League
AnjiRostov
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
15 April 2016 - Russian Premier League
UfaAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:34:48
22 April 2016 - Russian Premier League
AnjiKuban
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
30 April 2016 - Russian Premier League
KrasnodarAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:40:03
AnjiZenit
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
RubinAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:51:34
AnjiMordovia
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:57:48
Krylya SovetovAnji
Referee: TBD
07/02/2015 10:50:33

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)
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