FC Istiklol 2016-17 Home Jersey/Shirt
This is a Joma FC Istiklol home jersey as worn by the club throughout the 2016-17 period.
FC Istiklol compete in the Tajikistan Premier League and are based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital and largest city. FC Istiklol were founded in 2007 (the word ‘istiklol’ means independence in Tajik) and first gained promotion to the top tier of football in Tajikistan in 2009. The club was co-founded by Rustam Emomali, the eldest son of Tajikistan’s president Emomali Rahmon, who served as the club’s captain as well as their main striker for several years and is now President of the Tajikistan Football Federation. They won their first league title in 2010 and in the past decade the club has won 8 league titles, including every league title consecutively since 2014, already making them the most successful club in the league’s history. FC Istiklol have also achieved success at continental level, winning the AFC President’s Cup in 2012 and also reaching the final of the AFC Cup in 2015 & 2017.