FC Ufa – How To Run a Small Club in Russia

When FC Ufa was promoted to the Premier League (RFPL) in 2014, they were one of the smallest sides in history to make the top flight. Having only existed since 2010, it took them just three seasons to rise from Professional Football League (PFL), the third tier, to the top flight, though many predicted it would not last long. How could a side like Ufa last in a league dominated by elite teams? The answer lies not just on the pitch, but behind the scenes.   At Europe's End Ufa is one of … [Read more...]

Season Preview: FC Ufa

Intro: Ufa are heading into this season off the back of a relatively successful debut in the Premier League last year. With former Russia national team striker Igor Kolyvanov as their manager they achieved a 12th place finish, staving off the relegation places and ensuring they stayed up automatically after grabbing 12 points from the last possible 21 games, with wins against Lokomotiv & Spartak Moscow and draws against Rubin and Zenit highlights. Despite hold ups and issues with their new … [Read more...]