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FC Sheriff Tiraspol (Russian: ФК Шериф Тирасполь) is a Moldovan football club based in Tiraspol, Moldova. They play in Divizia Naţională, the top division in Moldovan football. The team is sometimes referred to as simply FC Sheriff and should not be confused with FC Tiraspol, a different rival team of the same city.

Contents

1 History
1.1 Sheriff In Europe
2 Sheriff stadium
3 Rivalries
4 European record
5 Current squad
5.1 Reserves
6 Coaching staff
7 Notable former players
8 Achievements


History

The club was founded in 1997 by the Sheriff company, which in 2002 constructed the Sheriff Stadium in Tiraspol to serve as the team's home ground. They have dominated Moldovan football since 2001, winning all the championship titles in the Divizia Naţională since then.

The team have won the Moldavian Cup six times – in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2009. The team won the Commonwealth of Independent States Cup in 2003 and 2009, becoming the first team from Moldova to win an international title. FC Sheriff were the first club in Moldova to sign contract players from Brazil and Africa.[1]


Sheriff In Europe

From 2001/2002 to 2008/2009, the club tried to reach the group stage in the UEFA Champions League every year, but failed in the second qualifying round every time.

In the 2009/10 season Sheriff finally reached the third qualifying round when they defeated Inter Turku. In the next round, Sheriff defeated Slavia Prague with an aggregate score of 1–1 over two legs, progressing via the away goal rule due to José Nadson Ferreira's 94th minute strike in the 2nd leg. They were then eliminated from the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League by Greek club Olympiacos in the new Play-off Round, which is the last stage before the Group Stage proper. They lost 2–0 in the first leg at home, and 1–0 in the second leg in Piraeus, Athens.

Sheriff then progressed to the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League group stage, and were faced with tough opponents. In their first game in the Europa League, Sheriff managed to snatch a 0–0 away draw from Steaua Bucureşti. In the first home game Sheriff lost 1–0 to Fenerbahçe Istanbul.[2] On 22 October, Sheriff produced a stunning 2–0 victory over Twente in Tiraspol, ending Twente's 17-match unbeaten run.[3]

In the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League season, Sheriff defeated Dinamo Tirana in the second qualifying round and then overcame Dinamo Zagreb on penalties to reach the play-off round, the final stage before the lucrative Champions League Group stage. In the play-off round, Sheriff lost the first match in Switzerland with a still encouraging scoreline of 1–0, before succumbing to a 3–0 defeat at home against Basel.


Sheriff stadium

Sheriff Stadium during UEFA Europa League matchMain article: Sheriff Stadium
Sheriff Stadium is the home of FC Sheriff and is owned by the local Sheriff corporation. It has a seated capacity for 14,300 spectators. It is eligible for international events, like the matches of the Moldova national football team.


Rivalries

Sheriff players with the 2009 CIS Cup title.[4]The team has a large fan base across the Transnistrian region and the team has friendly relations with all of the teams from the region. It team has a natural rivalry with FC Tiraspol as a competing large club from the same city.

With the Moldovan non-Transnistrian teams, Sheriff has rival relations and in those matches many Sheriff fans display banners calling for the independence of Transnistria from Moldova.


European record
UEFA Champions League

Season, Round, Opponents, Home leg, Away leg Aggregate

2001–02
1 Araks Ararat 1–0 2–0 3–0
2 Anderlecht 1–2 0–4 1–6
2002–03
1 Astana 2–1 2–3 4–4
2 Grazer AK 0–2 1–4 1–6
2003–04
1 Flora Tallinn 1–0 1–1 2–1
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0–2 0–2
2004–05 1 Jeunesse Esch 2–0 0–1 2–1
2 Rosenborg 0–2 1–2 1–4
2005–06
1 Sliema Wanderers 2–0 4–1 6–1
2 Partizan Belgrade 0–1 0–1 0–2
2006–07
1 Pyunik Yerevan 2–0 0–0 2–0
2 Spartak Moscow 1–1 0–0 1–1
2007–08
1 Ranger's 2–0 3–0 5–0
2 Besiktas 0–1 0–3 0–4
2008–09
1 Aktobe 4–0 0–1 4–1
2 Sparta Prague 0–1 0–2 0–3
2009–10
2 Inter Turku 1–0 1–0 2–0
3 Slavia Prague 0–0 1–1 1–1
Play-off Olympiacos 0–2 0–1 0–3
2010–11
2 Dinamo Tirana 3–1 0–1 3–2
3 Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.) 2–2 (6–5 p)
Play-off FC Basel 0–1 0–3 0–4


UEFA Cup

Season, Round, Opponents, Home leg, Away leg, Aggregate

1999–00 1 Sigma Olomouc 1–1 0–0 1–1
2000–01 1 Olimpjia Ljubljana 0–0 0–3 0–3


UEFA Europa League

Season, Round, Opponents, Home, Away

2009–10 Group H
Steaua Bucureşti 1–1 0–0
Fenerbahce 0–1 0–1
Twente 2–0 1–2
2010–11 Group E
AZ Alkmaar 1-1 1–2
Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 0-0
BATE 0–1 1- 3


Current squad, No., Position, Player

1 GK Alexandru Melenciuc
3 DF Yurii Mîrza
4 DF Vadim Costandachi
5 DF Vazha Tarkhnishvili
6 MF Vadim Raţa
7 MF Vitalie Bulat
8 MF Sergey Gheorghiev
9 DF Jymmy França
10 DF Aleksandar Pešić
11 MF Fuseini Nuhu
12 GK Dmitri Stajila
14 MF Wilfried Balima
15 DF Marcel Metoua
16 MF Vadim Haceaturov
17 MF Florent Rouamba
17 MF Igori Dima
20 DF Ghandy Kassenu
21 FW Amath Diedhiou
22 MF Tommy Abu
24 MF Alhassan Nuhu
25 GK Vladislav Stoyanov
26 DF Miral Samardžić
33 MF Nail Zamaliyev
77 MF Anatolii Cheptine
90 MF Henrique Luvannor
TBD MF Alfredo Rafael Sosa


Coaching staff

RASHKEVICH Vitaliг - Head coach
KOULISH Yury - Assistant head coach
TURCANU Oleg - Team manager
IVANOV Eugeny - Goalkeeper coach
SCORPAN Alexei - Fitness coach
KNYAZUK Vasily - coach-analyst
VREMES Vladimir - Doctor
ALEKSEEV Vyacheslav - masseur
KARAMANOV Alexander - masseur
MUNTEAN Vladimir - Team administration (1)

(1)Information about coaching staff is from FC Sheriff's english homepage:
http://fc-sheriff.com/eng/team/our_teams/team/sheriff-tiraspol/show/coachs