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Dynamo Moscow
Dynamo Moscow logo.svg
Full nameФутбольный клуб Динамо Москва
(Football Club Dynamo Moscow)
Nickname(s)Belo-golubye (White-blues)
Dinamiki (Loudspeakers)
Menty (Cops)
Musora (Cops)
Founded18 April 1923;98 years ago (1923-04-18)
Ground VTB Arena, Moscow
Capacity26,319
Owner VTB Bank (through "Dynamo Management Company")
Presidentvacant
Head coach Sandro Schwarz
League Russian Premier League
2020–21 Russian Premier League, 7th of 16
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

FC Dynamo Moscow (Dinamo Moscow, FC Dinamo Moskva, [1] Russian : Дина́мо Москва́ [dʲɪˈnamə mɐˈskva] ) is a Russian football club based in Moscow. Dynamo returned to the Russian Premier League for the 2017–18 season after one season in the second-tier Russian Football National League. [2]

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Dynamo was the only club that had always played in the top tier of Soviet football (along with Dynamo Kyiv) and of Russian football from the end of the Soviet era until they were relegated in 2016. Despite this, they have never won the modern Russian Premier League title and have won Russian Cup only once, in the season of 1994–95.

During the Soviet era, they were affiliated with the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs – The Soviet Militia) and with the KGB [3] [4] and was a part of Dynamo sports society. Chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus NKVD, Lavrentiy Beria, was a patron of the club until his downfall.

From 10 April 2009 the VTB Bank has been the owner of Dynamo after acquiring a 74% share in the club. [5] Boris Rotenberg Sr. was chairman until he resigned on 17 July 2015. [6] On 29 December 2016, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to buy VTB Bank shares back for 1 ruble. [7] On 14 February 2019, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to sell the club back to VTB for 1 ruble. [8] [9]

Dynamo's traditional colours are blue and white. Their crest consists of a blue letter "D," written in a traditional cursive style on a white background, with "Moscow" written below it, partially covering a football underneath. The club's motto is "Power in Motion," initially proposed by Maxim Gorky, the famous Russian author, who was once an active member of the Dynamo sports society.

History

Foundation and Soviet era

Commemorative coin of Lev Yashin, the legendary goalkeeper of the team. RR5110-0100R.png
Commemorative coin of Lev Yashin, the legendary goalkeeper of the team.

Dynamo Moscow has its roots in the football Club Sokolniki Moscow.

After the Russian Revolution, the club eventually found itself under the authority of the Interior Ministry and its head Felix Dzerzhinsky, chief of the Cheka, the Soviet Union's secret police. The club was renamed Dynamo Moscow in 1923 but was also referred to disparagingly as "garbage", a Russian criminal slang term for "police", by some of the supporters of other clubs. [10]

Dynamo won the first two Soviet Championships in 1936 and 1937, a Soviet Cup in 1937, and another pair of national titles in 1940 and 1945. They were also the first Soviet club to tour the West when they played a series of friendlies in the United Kingdom in 1945. Complete unknowns to the British, the Soviet players first drew 3–3 against Chelsea and then defeated Cardiff City 10-1. They defeated an Arsenal side reinforced with Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen and Joe Bacuzzi by a score of 4-3 in a match played in thick fog at White Hart Lane. They then drew 2–2 against Scottish side Rangers, meaning they completed the tour undefeated. [11]

They continued to be a strong side at home after World War II, and enjoyed their greatest success through the 1950s. Dynamo captured another five championships between 1949 and 1959, as well as their second Soviet Cup in 1953. Honours were harder to come by after that time. The club continued to enjoy some success in the Soviet Cup, but has not won a national championship since 1976. Even so, Dynamo's 11 national titles make them the country's third-most decorated side behind Dynamo Kyiv (13 titles) and Spartak Moscow (12 titles).

Dynamo's greatest achievement in Europe was in the 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup, where they reached the Final at Camp Nou in Barcelona, losing 3–2 to Rangers. This was the first time a Russian side had reached a final in a European competition, a feat not repeated until CSKA Moscow won the UEFA Cup in 2005.

VTB Bank era (2009–2016)

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Yuri Zhirkov.
Mathieu Valbuena. Dinamo-cska (4).jpg
Mathieu Valbuena.

At the end of the 2008 season, Dynamo finished third, qualifying for the 2009–10 Champions League preliminary round. On 29 July 2009, Dynamo recorded a 0–1 away win against Celtic at Celtic Park, [12] which gave them a strong advantage going into the second leg. However, Celtic comfortably defeated Dynamo 0–2 in Moscow to progress, [13] sending Dynamo into the Europa League play-off round where the club was eliminated by Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia after a 0–0 away draw in Sofia and a 1–2 home defeat in Moscow.

In 2012, after a poor start to the season in which they lost their first five league games, Dynamo replaced interim manager Dmitri Khokhlov with the Romanian Dan Petrescu, who managed to pull the club out of the relegation zone into a position in the upper-half of the league table. The team was close to qualifying for a place in European competition, but a failure to win in the last matchday left them in seventh, two points below the last Europa League qualifier position. Despite his efforts, Petrescu's contract was terminated on 8 April 2014 by mutual agreement after a heavy loss to league outsiders Anzhi Makhachkala 0–4. [14] As Dynamo Director of Sports Guram Adzhoyev stated, "Last year Dan drew the team from the complicated situation, lifted it to the certain level, but recently we have seen no progress." [15] Petrescu was replaced by Stanislav Cherchesov as manager. Under his management, Dynamo qualified for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in which they won every game before falling to Napoli in the Round of 16. Dynamo was only able to finish in fourth place in the 2014–15 season after a string of poor results in the latter stages.

In June 2015, Dynamo was excluded from 2015–16 Europa League competition for violating Financial Fair Play break-even requirements. [16] [17] As a result, VTB Bank proposed to transfer 74 percent of the shares of the club to the Dynamo sports society. Under the proposed plan, the society would own 100 percent of shares of Dynamo as it did in 2009, while the shares of the VTB Arena would still be held by the Bank. The move would allow the club to comply with the requirements of Financial Fair Play, and VTB Bank would continue to provide support to Dynamo to the extent consistent with Financial Fair Play regulations.

Manager Stanislav Cherchesov was replaced by the returning Andrey Kobelev, and many foreign players, such as Mathieu Valbuena, Balázs Dzsudzsák and Kevin Kurányi, subsequently left Dynamo. Several young Dynamo prospects, such as Grigori Morozov, Aleksandr Tashayev and Anatoli Katrich, who won the Under-21 competition in the 2014–15 season, were introduced to the first-team squad.

On 22 December 2015, Chairman of Dynamo's board of directors Vasili Titov announced that the shares had not been transferred to the Dynamo society; that FFP compliance rather than the share transfer was the top priority for the club; and that he expected the club to achieve compliance by April 2016. [18]

After the winter break of the 2015–16 season, Dynamo won only one game out of 12 played in 2016 and Kobelev was fired with 3 games left in the season. On the final day of the season, Dynamo lost 0-3 to FC Zenit St. Petersburg at home, dropped to 15th place in the table and was relegated from the Premier League for the first time in the club's history.

In October 2016, with Dynamo leading the second-tier Russian Football National League at the time, the newly appointed club president Yevgeni Muravyov claimed that club's debts stand at 13 billion rubles (approximately 188 million euros) and unless a new owner is found shortly or VTB re-commits to covering the club's debts, the club might declare bankruptcy. That would have most likely meant the loss of professional license and relegation to the fourth-level Russian Amateur Football League. [19]

Dynamo Society era (2016 to 2019)

On 29 December 2016, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to buy VTB Bank shares back for 1 ruble. [7] On 13 January 2017, VTB Bank announced they will sponsor Dynamo Sports Society to the amount of 10.64 billion rubles for the period from 2017 to 2019 (approximately 167 million euros as of that date). HC Dynamo Moscow and other teams of the society were also to be financed under that deal. [20] On 1 February 2017, former club president Boris Rotenberg said that the 75 million euro debt the football club owes to Rotenberg's companies has been restructured and "is not harming anybody". [21] On 12 April 2017, with 7 games left to play in the 2016–17 season, Dynamo secured the return to the top level Russian Premier League for 2017–18. That is the FNL record for the earliest a team secured promotion. [2]

On 14 March 2018, Yevgeni Muravyov was dismissed as the club president due to unauthorized payment made as a "bonus" to a third company during the transfer of Konstantin Rausch from 1. FC Köln. [22]

Return to VTB (from 2019)

The new stadium for the club, VTB Arena was completed in late 2018. Following that, the stadium majority owner and football club's major sponsor VTB Bank expressed interest in reacquiring the control over the club. On 14 February 2019, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to sell back the club shares to "Dynamo Management Company" (the company that owns the stadium and has VTB bank as the majority owner). [8] The price was the same symbolic 1 ruble. [9] On 26 April 2019, it was reported that the deal is close to be finalized formally, but the price for the stock increased to 10 billion rubles (approximately €138 million). This reported larger number includes accumulated debts and the cost of the club's training centre. [23] (At the beginning of 2021, the club's chairman Yuri Solovyov said in an interview that Dynamo's debts were about 5.4 billion rubles. The then state of the club Soloviev called "shocking". [24] ) On 30 April 2019, VTB confirmed that the deal has been closed and formal price is 1 ruble, the debts outstanding from the football club to Dynamo society has been restructured to an 8-year term, and Yuri Belkin was appointed club's general director. [25]

The 2019–20 season, their first back at the home stadium, started poorly and head coach Dmitri Khokhlov resigned after 12 games played with Dynamo in second-to-last position in the table. Under his replacement, Kirill Novikov, results improved and at the end of the season Dynamo finished 6th. That allowed Dynamo to qualify for European competition (UEFA Europa League) for the first time in 6 seasons.

However, at the end of September 2020, Novikov was dismissed after losing to Locomotive Tbilisi (UEFA qualification) and Khimki (RPL). Sandro Schwarz was appointed as the new coach on October 14. [26]

In the spring of 2021, the sports press started talking about the "revival" of the Moscow Dynamo. Since the appointment of Sandro Schwarz as coach, the team have won seven victories and four defeats in the Russian Premier League matches. The club's sporting director, Željko Buvač, has already described the start of the season as "great." [27] The team finished the season in 7th place, despite gaining 50 points, which was the most points for Dynamo in the Premier League since the 2014–15 season.

Lev Yashin Academy

The club has a football Academy named after Lev Yashin (official site), created on the basis of the Dynamo youth team. In recent years, the owners of the club have seriously taken up its development. VTB Group has created an endowment fund with a capital of 5 billion rubles to finance the training of young footballers. The board of trustees of the fund is headed by the former prime minister of Russia, member of the board of directors of Dynamo, Sergei Stepashin. [28] In 2020, 13 graduates of the Academy played for the main team of Dynamo. [29]

In 2020, the Academy began to develop a network of branches. The first branch was created in Makhachkala (Dagestan), the next one will appear in Barnaul (Altai Krai).

Rivalries

Spartak vs Dinamo in Luzhniki on 14 March 2010. FirstRFPLmatch.jpg
Spartak vs Dinamo in Luzhnikí on 14 March 2010.

Since its establishment in 1923, Dynamo's historical rival has been Spartak Moscow. Clashes between the clubs were seen by their fans and more generally as the most important games in the Soviet Union for more than three decades, attracting thousands of spectators. (Ironically, however, on New Year's Day in 1936, it was a combined Dynamo-Spartak team that traveled to Paris to face Racing Club de France, then one of Europe's top teams.) Dynamo clinched the first-ever Soviet League by beating Spartak 1–0 at Dynamo Stadium in front of 70,000 spectators. Spartak responded by winning the championship the following year. But after Dynamo's decline in the late 1970s, the rivalry has faded. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, first CSKA Moscow and then Zenit Saint Petersburg have emerged as the top clubs in Russian football, with the rivalries between Dynamo and its Moscow neighbours such as Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv assuming less significance.

Stadium

View of the historical Dynamo Stadium, home of Dynamo from 1928 to 2008. In 2011, it was demolished in preparation for a new stadium, which has now been built, and is now known as the VTB Arena. Dynamo Stadium.jpg
View of the historical Dynamo Stadium, home of Dynamo from 1928 to 2008. In 2011, it was demolished in preparation for a new stadium, which has now been built, and is now known as the VTB Arena.

Dynamo's ground used to be the historic Dynamo Stadium in Petrovsky Park, which seated 36,540. In 2008, it was closed for demolition. From 2010 to 2016, Dynamo Moscow played their matches at the Arena Khimki, which they shared with their Moscow rivals, CSKA Moscow. They continued to play at Arena Khimki until the 26th of May, 2019, when FC Dynamo Moscow officially "returned home," as they played their first match at the newly opened VTB Arena.

Average attendance

YearAverage
197030,331
197128,833
197221,787
197319,967
197424,333
197523,327
197615,529
197717,667
19788,987
197910,147
198010,088
198110,804
19828,853
19838,576
19849,359
19859,129
198613,527
YearAverage
198716,507
198811,600
198913,813
19909,233
19917,627
19924,323
19934,465
19942,882
19953,713
19963,476
19976,000
19985,127
19998,367
20008,867
20016,933
20026,800
YearAverage
20036,600
20045,300
20058,500
20068,067
20079,733
200813,067
20097,752
20107,116
2011–1210,193
2012–137,516
2013–147,860
2014–158,176
2015–165,956
2016–174,089
2017–186,795
2018–198,446
2019–2011,191

Honours

Domestic

Soviet Top League / Russian Premier League [30]

Soviet Cup / Russian Cup [31] [32]

Soviet Super Cup / Russian Super Cup

Russian Football National League

European

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Non-official

Ciutat de Barcelona Trophy
Atlantic Cup
Lev Yashin Cup

League and cup history

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAPDomestic CupEuropeTop ScorerHead Coach
1992 1st 3261466552934 UC 3rd round (Last 16) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Gasimov – 16 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Gazzaev
1993 1st 33416108653842Semi-finals UC 3rd round (Last 16) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Simutenkov – 16 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Gazzaev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Golodets
1994 1st 23013134553539Semi-finals UC 1st round Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Simutenkov – 21 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Beskov
1995 1st 4301686452956Winner UC 2nd round (Last 32) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Terekhin – 11 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Beskov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Golodets
1996 1st 4342077603567Semi-finals CWC Quarter-finals Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Cheryshev – 17 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Golodets
1997 1st 33419114502068Runner-Up UC 1st round Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Terekhin – 17 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Golodets
1998 1st 9308157313039Quarter-finals Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Terekhin – 12 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Golodets
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Yartsev
1999 1st 53012810444144Runner-Up UC 2nd round (Last 32) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Terekhin – 14 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Yartsev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Petrushin
2000 1st 5301488453550Quarter-finals Flag of Russia.svg Gusev – 12 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Gazzaev
2001 1st 93010812435138Round of 16 UC 1st round Flag of Russia.svg Khazov – 10 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Gazzaev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg A. Novikov
2002 1st 83012612383342Quarter-finals UC 2nd round Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Koroman – 6 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg A. Novikov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg Prokopenko
2003 1st 63012108422946Round of 32 Flag of Russia.svg Bulykin – 9 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg Prokopenko
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hřebík
2004 1st 133061113273829Round of 16 Flag of Russia.svg Korchagin – 4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hřebík
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Bondarenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Romantsev
2005 1st 83012216364638Round of 16 Flag of Portugal.svg Derlei – 13 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Romantsev
Flag of Brazil.svg Wortmann
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
20061st143081012314034Quarter-finals Flag of Portugal.svg Derlei – 7 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Semin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
20071st63011811373541Quarter-finals Flag of Russia.svg Kolodin – 9 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
20081st3301596412954Round of 16 Flag of Russia.svg Kerzhakov – 7 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
20091st83012612313742Semi-finals CL
EL
3rd qualifying round
Play-off round
Flag of Russia.svg Kerzhakov – 12 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
20101st7309138393140Round of 8 Flag of Germany.svg Kurányi – 9 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Flag of Montenegro.svg Božović
2011–12 1st 444201212665072Runner-Up Flag of Germany.svg Kurányi – 13 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Flag of Montenegro.svg Božović
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Silkin
2012–13 1st 73014610413448Quarter-finals EL PO Flag of Germany.svg Kurányi – 10
Flag of Russia.svg Kokorin - 10
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Silkin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Khokhlov
Flag of Romania.svg Petrescu
2013–14 1st 4301578543752Round of 32 Flag of Russia.svg Kokorin – 10 Flag of Romania.svg Petrescu
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Cherchesov
2014–15 1st 4301488533650Round of 16 EL Round of 16 Flag of Germany.svg Kurányi – 10 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Cherchesov
2015–16 1st 153051015254725Quarter-finals EL Disqualified Flag of Russia.svg Kokorin – 4
Flag of Russia.svg Ionov – 4
Flag of Russia.svg Kozlov – 4
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Kobelev
2016–17 2nd 1382693642587Round of 16 Flag of Russia.svg Panchenko – 25 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg Kalitvintsev
2017–18 1st 830101010293040Round of 32 Flag of Russia.svg Tashayev – 7 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg Kalitvintsev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Khokhlov
2018–19 1st 12306159282833Round of 16 Flag of Russia.svg Panchenko – 5 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Khokhlov
2019–20 1st 63011811273041Round of 32 Flag of Germany.svg Philipp – 8 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Khokhlov
Flag of Russia.svg K. Novikov

European campaigns

SeasonRoundCompetitionCountryOpposing TeamScoreVenue
1972 RUCup Winners' Cup Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers 2–3Camp Nou, Barcelona
1978 SFCup Winners' Cup Flag of Austria.svg Austria Wien 3–3 on aggregate, 4–5(p)Two-legged
1985 SFCup Winners' Cup Flag of Austria.svg Rapid Wien 2–4 on aggregateTwo-legged

UEFA ranking

As of 9 July 2021 [33]
RankCountryTeamPoints
147 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heracles Almelo 7.840
148 Flag of Russia.svg Dynamo Moscow7.676
149 Flag of Russia.svg Arsenal Tula 7.676

Players

Current squad

As of 24 July 2021, according to the RPL official website Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Anton Shunin
2 DF Flag of Uruguay.svg  URU Guillermo Varela
3 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Zaurbek Pliyev
4 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Sergei Parshivlyuk
5 DF Flag of Paraguay.svg  PAR Fabián Balbuena
7 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Dmitri Skopintsev
8 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Nikola Moro
9 FW Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Clinton N'Jie
10 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Sylvester Igboun
15 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Saba Sazonov
18 DF Flag of Ukraine.svg  UKR Ivan Ordets
19 FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Daniil Lesovoy
No.Pos.NationPlayer
20 FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Vyacheslav Grulyov
24 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Roman Yevgenyev
31 GK Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Igor Leshchuk
45 GK Flag of Russia.svg  RUS David Sangaré
47 MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Arsen Zakharyan
50 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Aleksandr Kutitsky
53 MF Flag of Poland.svg  POL Sebastian Szymański
70 FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Konstantin Tyukavin
74 MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Daniil Fomin
90 MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Vladislav Galkin
91 FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Yaroslav Gladyshev
93 DF Flag of Uruguay.svg  URU Diego Laxalt

Other players under contract

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Ilya Kalachyov
DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Grigori Morozov
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Miguel Cardoso
MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Anton Terekhov

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Sergei Slepov (at FC Rotor Volgograd)
MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Luka Gagnidze(at FC Ural Yekaterinburg)
MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Ilya Gomanyuk (at FC Volgar Astrakhan)
MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Vladislav Karapuzov (at FC Akhmat Grozny)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Igor Shkolik (at FC Rotor Volgograd)
FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Maksim Danilin (at FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk)
FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Nikolay Komlichenko (at FC Rostov)

FC Dynamo-2 Moscow

Following Dynamo's relegation from the Russian Premier League (which holds its own competition for the Under-21 teams of the Premier League clubs) at the end of the 2015–16 season, the reserve squad FC Dynamo-2 Moscow received professional license and was registered to play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League, beginning with the 2016–17 season. Following the main squad's promotion back to the RPL, they stopped playing professionally in the 2017–18 season, with players returning to the RPL U-21 tournament.

Notable players

For details of Dynamo Moscow players with a Wikipedia article, see List of FC Dynamo Moscow players.

Most appearances

RPlayerNat.App.
1 Aleksandr Novikov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 327
2 Lev Yashin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 326
3 Valery Maslov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 319
4 Aleksandr Makhovikov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 287
5 Gennady Yevryuzhikhin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 283
6 Viktor Anichkin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 282
7 Sergei Nikulin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 280
8 Viktor Tsaryov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 279
9 Anton Shunin Flag of Russia.svg 274
10 Andrei Kobelev

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg

253

Most goals

RPlayerNat.Goals
1 Sergei Solovyov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 127
2 Konstantin Beskov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 91
3 Vasili Kartsev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 72
4 Valery Gazzaev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 70
5 Igor Chislenko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 68
6 Oleg Teryokhin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 67
7 Vasili Trofimov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 67
8 Vladimir Ilyin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 63
9 Vladimir Savdunin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg 62
10 Kevin Kurányi Flag of Germany.svg 56

One-club men

PlayerNationalityPositionDebutLast Match
Vasili Trofimov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg FW 19311949
Lev Yashin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg GK 19491971
Viktor Tsaryov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg MF 19551966
Eduard Mudrik Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg DF 19571968
Vladimir Kesarev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg DF 19561965
Nikolai Tolstykh Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg DF 19771983
Anton Shunin Flag of Russia.svg GK 2004-

Coaching and medical staff

RoleName
Head coach Flag of Germany.svg Sandro Schwarz
Assistant manager Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Voronin
Assistant manager Flag of Germany.svg Volkan Bulut
Assistant manager Flag of Russia.svg Pavel Alpatov
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Izotov
Conditioning coach Flag of Spain.svg Pepe Pastor
Conditioning coach Flag of Russia.svg Ivan Karandashov
Director of sports Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Željko Buvač
Team manager Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Udaltsov
Administrative manager Flag of Russia.svg Gennady Samodurov
Press office Flag of Russia.svg Igor Yershov
Chief doctorVacant
Physiotherapist Flag of Slovenia.svg Matija Majzen
Youth team head coach Flag of Russia.svg Filipp Sokolinsky

Former head coaches

FC Dynamo Moscow coaching history from 1936 to present

Personnel

Club management

RoleName
Chairman of the Board of directors Yuri Soloviev
General DirectorPavel Pivovarov
International Affairs and Development Director Alexey Smertin
Sporting Director Željko Buvač
Security DirectorPavel Konovalov

Presidents

In the Dynamo organization, the position of "president" has not always been present; several times the head of the club was titled as "chief executive officer (CEO)," or general director.

Nikolai Tolstykh, president of Russian Football Union in 2012-2015. Tolstykh played his entire professional career for Dynamo from 1974 to his retirement in 1983 after a serious injury. After retiring, he served as the team's president and general director on numerous occasions. Nikolai Tolstykh Spartak - Rubin 18.08.2013.jpg
Nikolai Tolstykh, president of Russian Football Union in 2012–2015. Tolstykh played his entire professional career for Dynamo from 1974 to his retirement in 1983 after a serious injury. After retiring, he served as the team's president and general director on numerous occasions.
DatePosition/name
President
1989–90 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vladimir Pilguy
President
1991–92 Flag of Russia.svg Valery Sysoyev
1993–97 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Tolstykh
General director
1998 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Tolstykh
President
1999 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Tolstykh
General director
2000–01 Flag of Russia.svg Nikolai Tolstykh
2002 Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Ulyanov
2002–06 Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Zavarzin
2006–09 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Ivanov
President
2009–12 Flag of Russia.svg Yury Isayev
2012–13 Flag of Russia.svg Gennady Solovyov
2013–15 Flag of Russia.svg Boris Rotenberg
Club president
2015–16 Flag of Russia.svg Vasily Titov
2016 Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Pronichev
General director
2016–18 Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeni Muravyov
2018–19 Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Fedorov
2019– Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Belkin

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