FC Ufa

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FC Ufa (Russian: ФК «Уфа», Bashkir: Өфө, Öfö) is a Russian football club based in Ufa that currently plays in the Russian Premier League.

During the summer of 2010, Rustem Khamitov, the second President of the Republic of Bashkortostan, began considering the establishment of a football club with the intention to represent the city of Ufa and also the Republic in the Russian Premier League.

On 23 December 2010, FC Ufa was formed on the base of FC Bashinformsvyaz-Dynamo Ufa, which then plied their trade in the Russian Professional Football League, the third tier of the Russian football league system. The head coaching position of the team was first assigned to two-time English Premier League winner Andrei Kanchelskis, who was tasked with leading the club to the Russian first division.