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FC Avangard Kursk

FC Avangard Kursk is an association football club based in Kursk, Russia, currently playing in the second tier of Russian football. The teams colors are: home all blue, and away all white.

Avangard
Logo of FC Avangard Kursk.png
Full nameFootball Club
Avangard Kursk
Founded1946; 73 years ago (1946)
GroundTrudovye Rezervy Stadium,
Kursk
Capacity11,329
OwnerRubEx Group/Kursk/Kursk Oblast
ChairmanNikolai Volokitin
ManagerOleg Vasilenko
LeagueFNL
2018–198th

HistoryEdit

The club has been known under the following names:

Spartak made an appearance in the Soviet league in 1946. Since 1957 Kursk was continuously represented in the league by Trudovye Rezervy, Trud, and Avangard. The club played in Class B and in the Second League. The best achievement was the second position in the zone in 1962 and 1964.

Avangard entered the Russian Second League in 1992 and was moved to the Third League in 1994, after the number of clubs in the Second League was significantly reduced. In 1995, they won promotion to the Second League, and in 2004 Avangard finished second in their Second Division zone, obtaining promotion to the First Division. Avangard played 3 seasons in First Division and relegated to Second Division in 2007 as 18th. Avangard returned to second level in 2009 as Center Group champion. But, Avangard finished in the last place and was relegated to third level in 2010. The club won its PFL zone and was promoted back to the second-tier Russian Football National League at the end of the 2016–17 season.

In the 2017–18 season, the team has reached the final of the Russian Cup, defeating two Premier League clubs (CSKA and Amkar) during the competition. They lost the final 1–2 to FC Tosno on a late goal by Reziuan Mirzov.

In February of 2019, Avangard competed in the FNL Cup. They got into finals, where they had to play against FC Rotor Volgograd. The match took place on February 20th. After the full-time, the score was 1:1, with Mikhail Zemskov scoring the opening goal for Avangard on 80' minute and a quick response by Anzor Sanaya on 86' minute of the match. The match has ultimately ended in a penalty shoot-out, where Avangard was able to grab a 3-4 victory.

League historyEdit

  RussiaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top scorer (league) Head coach
1992 3rd, zone 2 10 42 22 3 17 67 67 47 - -   Tolmachov – 21   Galkin
1993 6 30 15 1 14 44 59 31 R512 -   Sukhorukov – 14   Galkin
1994 4th, zone 2 4 32 19 4 9 51 39 42 R128 -   Sukhorukov – 12   Galkin
1995 1 30 21 2 7 52 30 65 R256 -   Gershun – 10   Galkin
1996 3rd, "West" 15 38 13 4 21 50 78 43 R128 -   Delov – 10   Galkin
1997 15 38 11 7 20 40 58 40 R512 -   Delov – 16   Galkin
1998 3rd, "Center" 18 40 9 9 22 34 54 36 R256 -   Buda – 10   Galkin
1999 15 36 10 7 19 40 59 37 R256 -   Delov – 9   Galkin
2000 8 38 16 6 16 36 41 54 R128 -   Gershun – 9   Galkin
2001 8 38 17 7 14 47 41 58 R512 -   Gershun – 12   Galkin
2002 15 38 11 8 19 40 55 41 R512 -   E. Kalashnikov – 10   Galkin
2003 13 36 10 7 19 28 37 37 R512 -   E. Kalashnikov – 5   Galkin
  Delov
2004 2 32 21 5 6 60 23 68 R512 -   Larin – 12   Delov
2005 2nd 16 42 11 15 16 36 45 48 R256 -   Sigachev – 6   Delov
2006 10 42 16 13 13 45 38 61 R64 -   Martynov – 7   Borzykin
2007 18 42 15 6 21 50 55 51 R64 -   Bukievsky – 11
  Korovushkin – 11
  Gorlukovich
2008 3rd, "Center" 2 34 23 6 5 48 18 75 R32 -   S. Mikhailov – 10   Esipov
2009 1 32 24 1 7 68 23 73 R64 -   Borozdin – 11   Esipov
2010 2nd 20 38 7 6 25 31 67 27 R32 -   Korovushkin – 7   Esipov
  Sergeyev
  Ignatenko
2011–12 3rd, "Center" 2 39 21 7 11 62 36 79 R128 -   Sargsyan – 17   Ignatenko
  Frantsev
2012–13 3rd, "Center" 9 30 11 8 11 42 40 41 R64 -   Akhba – 8   Frantsev
  Zazulin

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August 2019, according to the FNL website.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Aleksandr Sautin
3   MF Alan Kasaev
4   DF Aslan Dashayev
6   MF Dmitri Kayumov
7   MF Khachim Mashukov
8   MF Mikhail Zemskov
9   MF Maksim Grigoryev
10   FW Artyom Fedchuk
13   GK Nikita Chagrov
14   MF Konstantin Kovalyov
17   MF Denis Sinyayev
18   MF Andrei Batyutin
20   MF Sergei Breyev
No. Position Player
22   DF Aleksandr Voynov
23   MF Ilya Kubyshkin
24   DF Kirill Gotsuk (on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara)
30   GK Anton Antipov
40   DF Nikita Timoshin
46   DF Aleksei Sukharev
66   DF Alan Lelyukayev
77   FW Roman Minayev
86   MF Grigori Chirkin
87   MF Dmitri Korobov
97   DF Denis Nikitin
  MF Aleksandr Makarov

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Ilya Bobryshov (at Ryazan)

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Avangard.

External linksEdit