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FC Sheriff
Full name Fotbal Club Sheriff
Founded 1997
Ground Sheriff Stadium
Tiraspol, Transnistria (Moldova)
(Capacity: 14,300)
Chairman Moldova Victor Gusan
Manager Belarus Andrei Sasnitski
League Divizia Naţională
2008-09 1st
Home colours
Away colours

FC Sheriff Tiraspol (in Cyrillic: ФК Шериф Тирасполь) is a Moldovan football club competing in the Moldovan National Division. The team is sometimes referred to as simply FC Sheriff and should not be confused with FC Tiraspol which is a different (and competing) team.



The club was founded in 1997 by the Sheriff company, which in 2002 constructed the luxurious Sheriff Stadium in Tiraspol to serve as the team's home ground. It has dominated Moldovan football since 2001, winning all the championship titles in the Divizia Naţională since then. The team has 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 was the first club in Moldova to sign contract players from Brazil and Africa.[1]


Sheriff in the Europa League 2010

Between 2001/2002 and 2009/2010, the club had tried to reach the group stage in the UEFA Champions League every year, but had failed in the second qualifying round every time.

In the 2009/10 season FC Sheriff finally reached the third qualifying round when it defeated Inter Turku. In the next round, FC Sheriff defeated Slavia Prague with an aggregate score of 1-1 over two legs, progressing via the away goal rule due to Jose Nadson's 94th minute strike in the 2nd leg. FC Sheriff were then eliminated from the 2009/2010 UEFA Champions League by Greek club Olympiacos CFP in the new Play-offs Round, which is the last stage before the Group Stage proper. FC Sheriff were defeated 2-0 in the first leg, and 1-0 in the second leg.

FC Sheriff now progressed to the UEFA Europa League group stage, and was faced with tough opponents. In its first game in the Europa League, FC Sheriff managed to snatch an 0-0 away draw from Steaua Bucureşti. In the first home game Sheriff lost 0-1 to Fenerbahçe S.K. (Istanbul). [2] On 22 October, Sheriff produced a stunning 2-0 victory over FC Twente in Tiraspol, ending Twente's 17-match unbeaten run.[3]


Sheriff players with the 2009 CIS Cup title.[4]

The team has a large fan base across the Transnistria region, and the team has friendly relations with all the teams from that region. The team has a natural rivalry with FC Tiraspol as a competing large club from the same city.

With the Moldovan non-Transnistrian teams, FC Sheriff has rival relations, and in those matches many FC 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 Armenia Araks Ararat 1–0 2–0 3–0
2 Belgium Anderlecht 1–2 0–4 2–5
2002–03 1 Kazakhstan Astana 2–1 2–3 4–4
2 Austria Grazer AK 0-2 1-4 1-6
2003–04 1 Estonia Flora Tallinn 1–0 1–1 2–1
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0-2 0-2
2004–05 1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 2–0 0–1 2–1
2 Norway Rosenborg 0–2 1–2 1–4
2005–06 1 Malta Sliema Wanderers 2–0 4–1 6–1
2 Serbia Partizan Belgrade 0–1 0–1 0–2
2006–07 1 Armenia Pyunik Yerevan 2–0 0–0 2–0
2 Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 0–0 1–1
2007–08 1 Andorra Ranger's 2–0 3–0 5–0
2 Turkey Besiktas 0–1 0–3 0–4
2008–09 1 Kazakhstan Aktobe 4–0 0–1 4–1
2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0–1 0–2 0–3
2009–10 2 Finland Inter Turku 1–0 1–0 2–0
3 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–0 1–1 1–1
Play-off Greece Olympiacos CFP 0-2 0-1 0-3
Season Round Opponents Home leg Away leg Aggregate
1999–00 1 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc 1–1 0–0 1–1
2000–01 1 Slovenia Olimpjia Ljubljana 0–0 0-3 0–3
UEFA Europa League
Season Round Opponents Home leg Away leg Aggregate
2009-10 Group H Romania FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 0-0 1-1
Group H Turkey Fenerbahce SK 0-1 0-1 0-2
Group H Netherlands FC Twente 2-0 2-1 3-2


2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
2003, 2009

Current squad

As of 22 February, 2010:[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Serbia FW Vladimir Volkov
5 Georgia (country) DF Vazha Tarkhnishvili
6 Moldova FW Alexandru Scripcenco
7 Montenegro FW Baco Nikolic
9 Brazil FW Jymmy
10 Russia MF Alexandr Erokhin
11 Montenegro FW Žarko Korać
12 Moldova GK Dmitri Stajila
13 Moldova DF Sergey Dyulgher
14 Burkina Faso MF Benjamin Balima
15 Belarus DF Igor Karpovich
16 Armenia MF Artem Khachaturov
17 Burkina Faso MF Florent Rouamba
No. Position Player
18 Romania DF Constantin Arbănaş
19 Montenegro MF Marko Đurovic
20 Ukraine DF Rustam Tsynya
21 Senegal FW Amath Diedhiou
22 Argentina MF Luis Rodríguez
24 Togo DF Abdoul-Gafar Mamah
25 Bulgaria GK Vladislav Stoyanov
26 Moldova DF Serghei Gheorghiev
27 Moldova MF Vitalie Bulat
28 Brazil DF José Nadson Ferreira
30 Serbia MF Vladimir Branković
44 Serbia MF Miloš Adamović

Coaching staff

  • Main trainer: Belarus Leonid Koutchouk
  • Assistant trainer: Andrei Sasnitski
  • Assistant trainer: Yury Koulish
  • Team manager : Oleg Turcanu
  • Goalkeeper coach: Anatolie Migul
  • Fitness trainer: Nicolae Rusu
  • Rehabilitation trainer: Alexei Scorpan
  • Doctor: Olexander Boyko
  • Masseur: Alexandru Cerednic
  • Physio: Vladimir Muntean

Notable Former Players



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