The only goal scored by Alberto Blanco in the second half of the match against Zimbru brough another trophy to the Club – 10th in a row.Leonid Kuchuk’s team could have finished the first part of the Championship with perfect results in the National Division – 14 wins in 14 matches.The most successful season for the Club on the international scene.Guided by Gabi Pele Balint, Sheriff managed to achieve impressive results.It was an incredibly dramatic and nerve-straining game between two worthy rivals.The regulation game ended in a 1-1 draw, and in overtime, in the 109th minute, the 'golden' goal was scored. In the next season, Sheriff became the runners-up of the Moldovan Championship with silver medals.Sheriff could win the third trophy as well but failed to beat its old opponent – Zimbru from Chisinau – in the Moldova Cup final.
Thus, Sheriff made the 'golden double', winning all awards of the season The 11th Championship of Moldova Sheriff started on 4 August.On 4 April 1997, the sports club of the same name was established and headed by Company President Victor Gushan.The team was entrusted with the task to enter the National Division of the Championship of Moldova. Aleskerov, an experienced tutor and former master who had worked with clubs of Soviet football top league, was appointed as the head coach.However, in the away match against Dacia, the home team managed to win back during the extra time.The second part of the championship did not come so easy to our team.
As a result, Sheriff left other teams of Division A behind and entered the National Division of Moldova.