FC Tiraspol

Tiraspol
Full name Football Club Tiraspol
Founded 1992 (as Constructorul Chișinău)
2001 (FC Tiraspol)
Dissolved 2015[1]
Ground Sheriff
Capacity 14,300
Chairman Victor Tulba
Manager Lilian Popescu
League Divizia Naţională
2014–15 4th
Website Club website

FC Tiraspol was a Moldovan football club based in Tiraspol, Moldova. They played in the Divizia Naţională, the top division in Moldovan football.

Founded in 1992 as Constructorul Chișinău, it entered the Moldovan National Division in 1995–96 season, winning its only title in 1996–97 and Moldovan Cups in 1996 and 2000. The club then relocated in 2001 to Cioburciu before moving to Tiraspol the year after. Despite the latter two settlements being in the breakway republic of Transnistria, their clubs play in the Moldovan league system.

History

Constructorul Chisinau

The side was founded in 1992 as Constructorul Chisinau, and played in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital. It entered the Moldovan National Division in 1995–96 season. Constructorul won their first silverware, the 1996 Moldovan Cup with a 2–1 win over Tiligul Tiraspol, and the next season won their only Moldovan National Division title by denying city rivals Zimbru Chișinău a sixth consecutive triumph.[2] The league triumph earned Constructorul a place in the 1997-98 UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out by Belarusian club MPKC Mozyr 4–3 on aggregate in the first qualifying round.[3] In 2000 Constructorul won their second Cup, by beating Zimbru 1–0 in the final on 24 May.[4]

The club also participated in the UEFA Cup during the Constructorul era. In September 2000, the club was banned from appearing in European competitions for a year following a number of security breaches in a home match against Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia.[5]

Move to Transnistria

Before the 2001–02 season, the club relocated to Cioburciu, a small village outside Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway republic of Transnistria, and was renamed Constructorul Cioburciu. The following season, the club moved into Tiraspol and became its current entity. The club has not won a Cup or National Division title since leaving Chisinau.

The only major European campaign since leaving Chisinau was the 2004-05 UEFA Cup. The club defeated Armenian team Shirak in the first qualifying round (4–1 on aggregate) [6] before a 5–1 aggregate elimination by Metalurh Donetsk of Ukraine in the next round.[7]

Past crests

Honours

Statistics

Until 2001, the club was known as Constructorul Chișinău, in 2001–02 as Constructorul Cioburciu, and FC Tiraspol since 2002.

Season Div Pos Pl W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1994–95 2D Quarter-finalists Promoted
1995–96 1D 3 302424 711674 Winner
1996–97 1 302631 821081 Round of 32 CWC1st Round
1997–98 3 261736 543254 Runner-up UCL1st qualifying round
1998–99 2 261565 301351 Runner-up CWCqualifying round
1999–00 3 3618117 522365 Winner UCqualifying round
2000–01 4 281099 303039 Semi-finalists UCqualifying round
2001–02 4 2810711 364239 Quarter-finalists
2002–03 5 247512 273826 Semi-finalists Intertoto1st Round
2003–04 4 281297 322245 Quarter-finalists
2004–05 4 281288 412344 Quarter-finalists UC2nd qualifying round
2005–06 3 288137 242137 Quarter-finalists
2006–07 5 36101610 373246 Semi-finalists Intertoto3rd Round
2007–08 4 301677 362155 Semi-finalists
2008–09 7 309516 303632 Semi-finalists Intertoto2nd Round
2009–10 9 3381015 203434 Quarter-finalists
2010–11 7 3917616 574557 Quarter-finalists
2011–12 6 33101211 363242 Quarter-finalists
2012–13 3 3318105 542064 Winner
2013–14 2 332193 602772 Quarter-finalists UELRound 1
2014–15 4 241428 492844 Semi-finalists UELRound 1

European record

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Managers

References

  1. "Коммюнике о прекращении профессиональной деятельности – Новости – Новости – ФК Тирасполь". Archived from the original on 2015-05-26.
  2. "Moldova 1995/96". rsssf.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. "The official website for European football – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-23.
  4. "Moldova Cup 1999/2000". rsssf.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  5. "Конструкторул" изгоря за 1 година" (in Bulgarian). segabg.com. 2000-09-05. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  6. "UEFA Europa League". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  7. "UEFA Europa League". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
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