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FC Enisey Krasnoyarsk
Founded in 1937
Highest achievement: 3rd place in FNL 2016/17 & 2017/18, Russian Cup quarterfinals 2012/2013
Head coach: Alexander Tarkhanov
Enisey played in the RPL as recently as 2018-19, but last season were almost relegated to the their-tier PFL. The early stoppage of the season clearly did not upset the club as they were fighting for survival at the time. At the time of the pause, Enisei were on 28 points after 27 rounds.
It was no surprise that during the pandemic the club's management changed the team’s coaching staff. Now the Siberians are led by the very experienced Alexander Tarkhanov. who began his football career in Krasnoyarsk, so the renowned manager has returned home to his roots.
Compared to last season, the team's squad has almost completely changed with 14 newcomers, the same number that left the club. Enisey’s stated aim is to finish in a not too ambitious 12th place, but it is worth remembering the club’s financial difficulties endured during the offseason, which a lot has been written about in the press.
Tarkhanov's team started brilliantly, having won two victories over Irtysh (2-1) and Bryansk Dynamo (1-0). However, then the team stumbled in Nizhnekamsk against strong Neftekhimik (0-2).
The only time Alania have played in Krasnoyarsk was back in 2011. In Vladikavkaz we’ve beaten Enisey twice, scoring six goals in the process.