is a football (soccer) club from Russia.
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FC Terek Grozny (Russian: АНО "Республиканский футбольный клуб "Терек" им. А.А.Кадырова", ANO "Respublikanskiy fytbol'nyy klub "Terek" im. A.A. Kadyrova") is a Russian football (soccer) club, currently playing in the Russian Premier League.
Originally founded in 1946, as Dynamo
, it changed the name in 1948 to Neftyanik
and in 1958 to Terek
. In the 1990s the club was disbanded for some time due to the First Chechen War in Chechnya. From the 1990s to 2007 the club played its home games in the neighbouring resort city of Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai. Before the start of the Russian Premier League 2008, the Russian Football Union granted Terek the right to host Premier League matches in Grozny.
They won the Russian Cup (football) by beating Krylya Sovetov Samara in the final and the Russian First Division in 2004. In 2004 they advanced through the UEFA Cup qualification by beating the Poland team Lech Poznań 1-0 in both legs but lost to Switzerland outfit FC Basel in the first round. They played in the Russian Premier League in 2005 but were relegated after finishing last. Terek finished second in the First Division in 2007 and were promoted back into the Premier League.
On 3 July 2008, Terek signed three Romanian players at once: Andrei Margaritescu (Dinamo Bucureşti), Florentin Petre (CSKA Sofia) and Daniel Pancu (Rapid Bucureşti). Terek finished 12th in the 2010 Russian Premier League season.
A Terek Stadium has been built for the club with a capacity of 30,000.
Cameroonian FC Lotus-Terek Yaoundé, founded by Terek player Guy Stephane Essame and coached by Thomas Libiih, is a farm team of the Russian club.
In January 2011 the club had signed former Dutch international Ruud Gullit to an 18-month contract to manage the club.
On the 14th June 2011 Ruud Gullit was sacked as the manager of the club because of poor results.
As of 24 February 2012, according to the
Out on loan
The following players are listed as reserves on the official Terek's website, are registered with the Premier League and are eligible to play for the main squad