FC Anzhi Makhachkala is a Russian football club based in Makhachkala, capital of the Republic of Dagestan. Founded in 1991, the club competes in the Russian Premier League. Anzhi plays their home games at the Dynamo Stadium in Makhachkala. The word 'Anji' (in Kumyk language means 'pearl') - is an ancient Kumyk name of the area that is now the city of Makhachkala. On January 18, 2011, Anzhi Makhachkala was purchased by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, and since then the club popularity is rising rapidly due to the signing of Samuel Eto'o in the summer of 2011 and appointing Guus Hiddink as manager in February 2012. The club was founded in 1991 by the head of Dagnefteprodukt - Magomed-Sultan Magomedov and ex-football player of Dinamo Makhachkala decided to...'
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