After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian sides continued to compete in an independent tournament. Since the first years of the championship of Russia Dynamo Moscow kept the brand of one of the leaders of domestic football. Until the end of the XX century, Dynamo did not join the top five only once. The White-Blues won medals four times and laid claim to gold actually in 1997.
The beginning of the new era was marked by a decadence for the Moscow giant. During the first decade Dynamo finished constantly in the middle of the table. The club balanced on the verge of relegation in 2004 and 2006.
The 2008 championship gave hope to fans — Dynamo finished the first round on the second place. Despite the squad problems at the end of the tournament, the team managed to save its spot in the top three. In the year of the club's 85th anniversary, Andrey Kobelev's men won bronze medals.
On November 22, 2008, the RFPL last round fixture gathered 24 000 at the stands of the Dynamo Stadium. That game ended in a 2-0 win over Tom. By the end of the 2008 season the arena was closed for reconstruction.
Team photo, 2008
After the unstable noughties, Dynamo started to regain lost positions. In 2011, the first championship under the new autumn-spring system was held. From here on out, the Muscovites could boast of an intellectual, productive and spectacular game which became the club's permanent attribute.
Dynamo took fourth place three times, stopping one step away from the top three. In the 2011/12 season, the White-Blues reached the Russian Cup final under the stewardship of Sergey Silkin.
Team photo, 2011
In 2016, Dynamo surprised the football community having relegated from the Russian Premier League. The Muscovites left the elite division for the first time in their history. However, the team returned to the Premier League at the first attempt: in the FNL, the White-Blues became the best in all aspects.
Dynamo started the 2017/18 season with Yury Kalitvintsev as a coach and finished it with another manager — Dmitry Khokhlov. Under Khokhlov's guidance, the Muscovites took 8th place in the league table, and a year later they finished 12th.
It was then that global changes took place in the club. The Dynamo Sports Society transferred the football club's shares to VTB Bank, which determined a new vector of development and set high goals.
In the fall of 2019, the team was led by a young specialist and Dynamo prospect Kirill Novikov, who ended his professional career early due to injury. With his arrival, the team acquired a new game style and showed an amazing breakthrough, losing in points scored only to the champion by the end of the season. As a result, Dynamo finished 6th and earned the right to represent Russia in the UEFA Europa League.
The White-Blues played confidently at the start of the 2020/21 season, which was subsequently interrupted due to the pandemic. By the middle of the championship, Dynamo faced a streak of painful defeats, left the Europa League already in the first round and welcomed a new head coach. On October 23, 2020, the Moscow side was headed by Sandro Schwarz.
In his second season as a team's manager, the German specialist helped Dynamo win the bronze medals of the Russian Premier League and advance into the national Cup final. When the 2021/22 season ended, Sandro Schwarz left his post and the Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic took over the side. He stayed with Dynamo for one season and in June 2023 Marcel Licka became a new head coach.
Team photo, 2021