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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: 11/06/2014 13:11 CET
14 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji2-2Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 11:49:28
19 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Dinamo Moskva2-1Anji
Referee: not available – Khimki
02/03/2014 17:55:58
28 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Krylya Sovetov1-1Anji
Referee: not available – Samara
02/03/2014 17:53:39
2 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Rostov
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 17:47:11
17 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit3-0Anji
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:47:39
24 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji1-2Krasnodar
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 17:47:57
31 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Terek1-1Anji
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 17:44:28
15 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Tom2-2Anji
Referee: not available – Tomsk
02/03/2014 17:45:54
19 September 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group K)
Sheriff0-0Anji
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL) – Stadium: Stadionul Sheriff, Tiraspol (MDA)
09/25/2013 15:05:29
22 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Volga2-1Anji
Referee: not available – Nizhniy Novgorod
02/03/2014 17:43:35
25 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
CSKA Moskva0-0Anji
Referee: not available – Khimki
02/03/2014 17:43:35
29 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji2-2Amkar
Referee: not available
02/03/2014 18:13:14
Anji0-2Tottenham
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
10/08/2013 13:12:55
6 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Rubin5-1Anji
Referee: not available – Kazan
03/27/2014 13:12:47
20 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Spartak Moskva
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:12:23
Anji1-0Tromsø
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
02/03/2014 17:22:24
28 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Kuban2-0Anji
Referee: not available – Krasnodar
03/27/2014 13:13:23
31 October 2013 - Russian Cup, Fourth round
Alania1-0Anji
Referee: not available – Vladikavkaz
10/31/2013 19:16:18
3 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-1Ural
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:13:17
Tromsø0-1Anji
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) – Stadium: Alfheim, Tromso (NOR)
02/03/2014 17:22:39
10 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Amkar1-0Anji
Referee: not available – Perm
03/27/2014 13:13:23
24 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-0Volga
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:14:10
28 November 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group K)
Anji1-1Sheriff
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
02/03/2014 17:22:54
2 December 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-2Tom
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:14:33
7 December 2013 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-0Kuban
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:15:53
12 December 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group K)
Tottenham4-1Anji
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) – Stadium: White Hart Lane, London (ENG)
02/03/2014 17:23:09
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Anji0-0Genk
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
03/04/2014 17:15:57
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Genk0-2Anji
Aggregate: 0-2
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) – Stadium: KRC Genk Arena, Genk (BEL)
03/04/2014 17:47:19
9 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Anji1-0Rubin
Referee: not available
03/12/2014 18:20:04
AZ1-0Anji
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
03/17/2014 20:28:24
17 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Spartak Moskva2-2Anji
Referee: not available – Moscow
03/27/2014 13:15:17
Anji0-0AZ
Aggregate: 0-1
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
03/24/2014 11:35:41
24 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Anji0-3CSKA Moskva
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:16:08
29 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Ural2-1Anji
Referee: not available – Yekaterinburg
03/31/2014 11:08:41
6 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Anji4-0Dinamo Moskva
Referee: not available
04/07/2014 20:49:26
13 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv Moskva0-0Anji
Referee: not available – Moscow
04/14/2014 21:09:04
19 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Anji1-2Zenit
Referee: not available
04/21/2014 19:25:23
27 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Rostov1-1Anji
Referee: not available – Rostov
04/28/2014 20:22:33
Anji3-0Terek
Referee: not available
05/05/2014 17:13:55
Krasnodar1-0Anji
Referee: not available – Krasnodar
05/12/2014 20:28:51
Anji0-1Krylya Sovetov
Referee: not available
05/15/2014 18:09:05

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: 16
    Samuel Eto'o (  CMR)
    João Carlos (  BRA)
    Jucilei (  BRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 9
    Samuel Eto'o (  CMR)
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