Anzhi Makhachkala, once world's richest club, to become extinct

Samuel Eto'o in action for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.
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Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, once the world's richest and home to Samuel Eto'o and Roberto Carlos, is to become extinct.

Anzhi came to prominence following huge investment from billionaire oligarch Suleyman Kerimov, reaching Russia's top flight in 2011, but the club has declined dramatically in recent years.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.