FC Spartak Vladikavkaz

For the team that was called FC Spartak Vladikavkaz in 2008 and FC Iriston Vladikavkaz previously, see FC Spartak Vladikavkaz (2008).
FC Spartak Vladikavkaz
Nickname(s) Ossetian: Allon Franktæ,
Russian: Alanskiye Barsy (Alanian Snow Leopards)
Founded 1921 (1921)
Ground Republican Spartak Stadium,
Ground Capacity 32,464
Director Yuri Sekinayev
Head Coach Marat Dzoblayev
League Russian Professional Football League
Zone South
2015–16 11th (FC Alania)
Website Club home page
Historical logo (2006)
Historical logo (2007–2008)

FC Spartak Vladikavkaz (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Спартак» Владикавказ, Ossetian: Футболон клуб "Алани") is a Russian football club based in Vladikavkaz (formerly Ordzhonikidze), North Ossetia–Alania. Founded in 1921, the club played in the Soviet Top League during the communist era, and won its first and only league title in the 1995 Russian Top League.

Before the 2016–17 season, FC Alania Vladikavkaz that participated in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League was dissolved and a formally new club called FC Spartak was organized again and registered for PFL. PFL did not allow the club to register with 'Alania' in their name due to accumulated debts for the club of that name.[1]


At the collapse of the Soviet Union, Spartak Vladikavkaz were the only non-Muscovite Russian club competing in the old Soviet Top League. This had been their second and last season in the STL. Before that the only other season they competed in the top Soviet division was in 1970.

Their most successful season was 1995 when they managed to win the Russian Premier League champions title after several years of domination by Spartak Moscow. The team had previously won a silver medal for second place in 1992 and 1996. However, in the qualification stages of the UEFA Champions League Alania lost 10–3 on aggregate to the Scottish club Rangers.

However, after departure of manager Valery Gazzaev and several players from the club, Alania were not able to repeat its success, finishing in the bottom half of the table.

Previously, the club was known as Spartak Ordzhonikidze (1937–1990), Spartak Vladikavkaz (1990–1994, 2006 and from 2016), Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz (1995–1996 and 2003), Alania Vladikavkaz (1997–2002, 2004–2005 and from 2007 to 2016).

In season 2005 Alania was relegated from Russian Premier League after 15 seasons of top-flight football.

On 14 February 2006 Alania and another First Division club, Lokomotiv Chita, were denied professional licences by Professional Football League and excluded from professional football for juridical irregularities.[2] On 22 February PFL decided to replace Alania and Lokomotiv with Lada Togliatti and Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk, the runners-up in the Second Division.[3] The Russian Football Union did not endorse the exclusion and on 28 February decided to keep Alania and Lokomotiv in the First Division, giving them another chance to fulfill the league requirements.[4] Consequently, on 6 March PFL decided to extend the First Division from 22 to 24 clubs, including Alania, Lokomotiv, Lada, and Mashuk-KMV.[5]

However, on 20 March the Russian Football Union finally decided to exclude Alania and Lokomotiv from the league. This decision was announced by the Professional Football League on 21 March, five days before the start of the First Division.[6]

Alania underwent reorganization, were renamed Spartak Vladikavkaz and on 4 April were admitted into the Russian Second Division, South zone.

After finishing first in the South Zone of 2nd division in the 2006 the team was promoted to Russian First Division and again renamed to Alania.

In 2009, Alania achieved 3rd place in the Russian First Division, just below the nominal promotion places. However, due to FC Moscow being expelled from the Russian Premier League, Alania were chosen to take their place. Their season back in the top flight was not successful and only Sibir Novosibirsk finished below them, thus going back to the First Division; despite the subsequent withdrawal of Amkar Perm and Saturn Moscow Oblast, Alania was refused a reprieve by the RPL.

In the spring of 2011, Alania qualified for the final of the 2010–11 Russian Cup, where it met PFC CSKA Moscow. CSKA already qualified for the UEFA Champions League spot, and therefore Alania secured a spot in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League regardless of the final result. That is the second occasion in Russian football history when a second-level division team qualified for European competition (the first one was FC Terek Grozny). Alania achieved a rare feat of reaching the cup final without scoring a single regular-time goal. On three occasions they won a penalty shootout after playing the game with a score of 0–0 and once they received a bye after their opponent team went bankrupt.

In February 2014, Alania pulled out of the 2013–14 Russia First Division, due to financial liquidation and sponsorship problems, and the club was dissolved.[7][8] Before the 2014–15 season, former Alania's farm club, FC Alania-d Vladikavkaz, was renamed to Alania, and this club participated in the Russian Professional Football League from the 2014–15 season.

Before the 2016–17 season, FC Alania was dissolved and a formally new club called FC Spartak was organized again. Russian Professional Football League did not allow the club to register with 'Alania' in their name due to accumulated debts for the club of that name.[1]

Current squad

As of 30 August 2016, according to the PFL website.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Russia GK Azamat Tomayev
Russia GK Alan Khaymanov
Russia DF Alan Alborov
Russia DF Aslan Doguzov
Russia DF Vadim Khugayev
Russia DF Oleg Kibizov
Russia DF Taymuraz Kudziyev
Russia DF Dinis Tsaritov
Russia MF Abdulla Abatsiyev
Russia MF Aleksandr Dudayev
Russia MF Azamat Dzoblayev
Russia MF Nariman Gusalov
Russia MF Zaurbek Kambolov
No. Position Player
Russia MF David Karayev
Russia MF Vadim Khinchagov
Russia MF Rustam Sosranov
Russia MF Arsen Tandelov
Russia MF Batraz Tedeyev
Russia FW Gersan Alborov
Russia FW Tamerlan Bazayev
Russia FW Timur Dudayti
Russia FW David Gatikoyev
Russia FW Alan Mistulov
Russia FW Zaurbek Olisayev
Russia FW Inal Zaseyev

FC Alania in European Football

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1993–94 UEFA Cup R1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 0–1 0–0
1995–96 UEFA Cup R1 England Liverpool F.C. 1–2 0–0
1996–97 Champions League QR1 Scotland Rangers F.C. 2–7 1–3
1996–97 UEFA Cup R1 Belgium RSC Anderlecht 2–1 0–4
1997–98 UEFA Cup QR2 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–1 4–1
R1 Hungary MTK Budapest 1–1 0–3
2000–01 UEFA Cup R1 Poland Amica Wronki 0–3 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR3 Kazakhstan FC Aktobe 1–1 1–1 (4–2 p.)
Play-off Turkey Besiktas JK 2–0 0–3


Russian Premier League[9]
Russian Cup[10][11]
Soviet First League
Russian Football National League
Soviet Second League / Russian Professional Football League

League history

Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian Premier League

Soviet Union Soviet Union

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
19602nd, RSFSR-314263419266810--
19612nd, RSFSR-4102466123257181/64-
19622nd, RSFSR-3828106123836261/128-
19633rd, RSFSR-3730128104739321/512-
19643rd, RSFSR-4434167115335391/512-
3rd, RSFSR-final483239108
19653rd, RSFSR-493816715544339--
3rd, RSFSR-final27412949
19672nd, group 116381011173445311/32-
19682nd, group 3240191295329501/64-Soviet Union Kaishauri: 18
19692nd, group 1138221246025601/64-Soviet Union Papelishvili: 16
2nd, final13201424
1970Top League173278173148221/16-Soviet Union Kaishauri: 8
19712nd542197165257451/16-Soviet Union Zazroev: 11
19729381410144950381/16-Soviet Union Kaishauri: 18
19731738137182944301/16-Soviet Union Kaishauri: 7
19741738154194567341/32-Soviet Union Kitaev: 17
1975938157164143371/32-Soviet Union V. Gazzaev: 14
197615381114134050361/32-Soviet Union Kaishauri: 11
197715381111163845331/32-Soviet Union Khuadonov: 6
19781838108203050281/16-Soviet Union Khuadonov: 9
1979134619720494445group stage-Soviet Union Suanov, Soviet Union Zazroev: 9
1980154617920435043group stage-Soviet Union Khuadonov: 9
19812146141220364940group stage-Soviet Union Y. Gazzaev: 10
19823rd, zone 31322264641850--Soviet Union Y. Gazzaev: 23
3rd, final-124121544
19833rd, zone 31302325692348--
3rd, final-214130205
19842nd1642158194251381/32-Soviet Union Argudyaev: 13
19851638174174952381/16-Soviet Union Ambalov: 12
198616461512195866421/64-Soviet Union Ploshnik: 16
198718421212183746361/64-Soviet Union Gagloev: 8
1988134215985760391/32-Soviet Union Y. Gazzaev: 10
198917421211194461351/64-Soviet Union Y. Gazzaev: 10, Soviet Union Tskhovrebov: 7
199013824957330571/64-Soviet UnionRussia Tedeev: 23
1991Top League113098133341261/64-Soviet UnionAzerbaijan Suleymanov: 13


Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1992RFPL2261367473332--Azerbaijan Suleymanov: 12
1993634166124945381/16-Azerbaijan Suleymanov, Belarus Markhel: 14
1994530111183234331/2UCR1Azerbaijan Suleymanov: 6
199513022536321711/2-Georgia (country) Kavelashvili: 12
199623522676537721/16UCR1Azerbaijan Suleymanov, Russia Tedeev, Uzbekistan Kasymov: 11
19971034144165242461/8UCR1Russia Yanovsky: 13
1998830117124639401/2UCR1Georgia (country) Demetradze: 14
1999630127115445431/8-Georgia (country) Demetradze: 21
20001030108123436381/16-Russia Tedeev: 10
2001113088143147321/16UCR1Brazil Paolo Emilio: 6
2002123086163142301/16-Georgia (country) Demetradze, Russia D. Bazaev: 6
2003133094172343311/16-Latvia Mikholap: 4
2004143077162852281/8-Russia G. Bazaev, Romania Tudor: 5
2005153058172753231/8-Russia D. Bazaev: 9
20063rd, "South"13227328120841/16-Russia Dubrovin: 28
20072nd12421511165656561/64-Russia Dubrovin: 19
20081042178175041591/32-Moldova Dadu: 18
2009338217105730701/16-Moldova Dadu: 12
2010RFPL15304818345820F-Russia Gabulov, Russia Marenich: 4
2011–12 2nd2522813116639971/32-Uzbekistan Bikmaev: 11
2012–13 RFPL163047192653191/16-Brazil Neco: 9
2013–14 2nd12[A]36144182952461/16-Russia Khastsayev: 13
2014–15 3rd, "South"10 -Russia Burayev: 12
2015–16 11244713153719 -Russia Sikoyev: 7
    1. ^ Alania withdrew from the league in February 2014 due to financial problems.[13]

    Former coaches

    Notable Players


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