Author: Futbolgrad

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Tavriya Simferopol – A Tale of Two Resurrections

Tavriya Simferopol – A Tale of Two Resurrections

In 1992 the Crimea based club Tavriya Simferopol became the first champion of an independent Ukraine. The club subsequently became a mainstay of the U ...
Metalurh-Stal Merger – Re-Shuffling Post-Soviet Football Networks

Metalurh-Stal Merger – Re-Shuffling Post-Soviet Football Networks

On June 7 Futbolgrad ran a story that Metalurh Donetsk may cease operations and merge with FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk. This news was confirmed on the we ...
Dinamo Moscow – Banned For FFP Violations

Dinamo Moscow – Banned For FFP Violations

Dinamo Moscow has been excluded by UEFA from next year’s Europa League on the grounds of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The club has ...
Sergey Rodionov – The Elk Returns to Fix Spartak

Sergey Rodionov – The Elk Returns to Fix Spartak

Sergey Rodionov was in many ways a Thomas Müller kind of player - someone who doesn’t stand out for his technical skills but rather for his impressive ...
Viktor Goncharenko – Boom or Bust in Yekaterinburg

Viktor Goncharenko – Boom or Bust in Yekaterinburg

By Manuel Veth - Viktor Goncharenko was once considered one of the brightest coaching talents in the post-Soviet space. Goncharenko is a native of Kh ...
Dmitriy Alenichev – Re-Building the Spartak Spirit

Dmitriy Alenichev – Re-Building the Spartak Spirit

By Saul Pope - In any other league it would seem absurd: the manager of the team finishing bottom of the table leaving his club to take the reins at ...
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