In the 1955 season, Neftyanik finished in fifth place and was promoted to Class A of the Soviet Top League. The following year, the club finished fourth. In the 1957 season Neftyanik again finished fourth.

A Goal by AriBrings the Bulls a Confident Winover FC Rubin Kazan

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Krasnodar.

Despite the initial absence of a head coach in 2003, Kuban was in first place after the season's first half. The second half of the season began with a series of defeats which led to another coaching change. Kuban then won 11 consecutive matches (a record at the time for the First Division), finishing second and winning promotion to the Russian Premier League.

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Worst Case Scenario for the Season: Although they are still a very “young” team, FC Krasnodar are starting to get used to play European football and, for that reason, the worst case scenario for them would be to finish below the fourth place, something that would eventually leave them without European football in the season to come.

Pavel Yakovenko was Kuban's coach in 2006. In first place until the last round, a 0–2 defeat against Khimki dropped the club to second place but they won promotion to the Russian Premier League.

When the team moved to Spartak during the second half of the 1960 season, they finished third. The following year they finished eighth, which was blamed by fans on poor coaching.

In February 2008, FC Krasnodar had been granted professional status which allowed them enter Second Division (the third tier of Russian professional football). Its first official match was a 0–0 draw against FC Nika Krasny Sulin. The team was at that time managed by Vladimir Volchek.

Russian Cup 2016/17. Round of 32. PFC Spartak Nalchik 0-2 FC Krasnodar

In 1980 Kuban played for the first time in the Soviet Top League. Before the season, Kuban Stadium was renovated with an increase in capacity. Their first home game was a scoreless tie on 7 April with Lokomotiv Moscow, and on 12 April Kuban scored their first Top League goals against Dynamo Tbilisi (2–2). At the end of the season Kuban won the "Together with the team" prize for home-field attendance. In 1981 the team finished in 13th place, the club's greatest achievement to date.

Finally we know when the FC Krasnodar stadium opens. First the Russian national team will face Costa Rica, then the host club will fight against Schalke 04.

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against %W – Percentage of matches won

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Transfers/Departures Review: The arrival of Fyodor Smolov might come as a surprise, but it might turn out to be an excellent signing for FC Krasnodar. Smolov did good last season during his loan stint FC Ural, and now, being able to work with one of the most talented head coaches of the RPL might be a decisive step on his career, which seemed to have been stagnated until last season.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17. Group I. MD 1. FC Salzburg (Austria) 0-1 FC Krasnodar (Russia)

In early 2001, Kuban's management was assumed by the Krasnodar Krai government. The club's new president was governor Aleksander Tkachyov, who recruited Oleg Dolmatov as head coach to win promotion to the Russian Premier League. Although the club began the season well under Dolmatov, Kuban finished third and failed to win promotion.

Kuban's reserve squad FC Kuban-2 Krasnodar entered the third-tier Russian Professional Football League for the 2016–17 season.

They will take part in the matches held from 31 August till 6 September

Owner of the club admits his new stadium will never pay for itself. Sergey Galitsky spent a fortune, but finally for the 2016/17 season his new “coliseum” will be open.

In 1998, Kuban was in financial difficulty and on the verge of collapse. After its relegation to the Russian Professional Football League, the only player remaining was the team's third goalkeeper. Ivan Panenko, general director of OAO Rosneft-Krasnodarneftegaz, became the new president of the club and over the next two years laid the foundation for the future team.

Kuban's revival began in 1999, with the appointment of head coach Soferbi Yeshugov and the recruiting of local players. The club had a successful season, winning the Southern Zone championship.

The club owner and founder is Sergey Galitsky, a Russian businessman who has been rewarded by the Russian Football Union for his dedication to development of football in Russia.[3][dead link]

ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Football Championship 2016/17. MD 8. PFC CSKA Moscow 1-1 FC Krasnodar

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Dmitri Torbinski might also become an important asset to the team. The former FC Rostov’s man has a vast experience at Russian football and was part of his country’s national team on almost 30 occasions, something that will probably help FC Krasnodar during the predictably demanding season they will face.

Igor ShalimovHas Officially Become the Head Coach of FC Krasnodar

Best Case Scenario for the Season: It is probably too much to say that FC Krasnodar are title contenders, but in Russian football, anything can happen. Nevertheless, the best case scenario for the Kononov’s men is to finish in the top 3 this season. A place in the Russian Cup final or even to win the competition might also be one of the team’s main goals for the season.

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In 1973 Kuban finished third in the final tournament, earning a return to the First League and winning their third RSFSR zone championship. The club struggled in the First League for two seasons until they were relegated again to the Second League in 1976. Kuban returned to the First League in 1977. After a good start in 1978 (immediately after their promotion), Kuban eventually finished in sixth place.

The 1979 season was one of the most successful ones in recent club history. Kuban finished second, earning the right to play in the following year's Top League. Unlike 1962, there was no reorganization of the Soviet League and Kuban was promoted.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17. Group I. MD 2. FC Krasnodar (Russia) 5-2 OGC Nice (France)

The first stadium FC Krasnodar played its official matches at is Trud stadium. It is a 3,000-seat stadium situated in the southern part of Krasnodar city.[11]

Which time is it? We lost count, so let’s just confirm: FC Krasnodar won’t begin their 2016/17 campaign in the new 33,000-seat stadium. They’ll play at Kuban to later return the favour.

Key Early Season Fixture: The first two matches of the season are of the utmost importance for FC Krasnodar. Their always complicated travel to Perm for the first round of the RPL and the second match at home with a refurbished Spartak Moscow will surely be decisive tests for Oleg Kononov’s men.

Uzbekistan national team captain took part in scoring a winning goal of his squad