FC Avangard Kursk

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

Avangard
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Full nameFootball Club
Avangard Kursk
Founded1946; 74 years ago (1946)
GroundTrudovye Rezervy Stadium,
Kursk
Capacity11,329
OwnerRubEx Group/Kursk/Kursk Oblast
ChairmanNikolai Volokitin
ManagerIgor Belyayev
LeaguePFL, Group 3
2019–20FNL, 13th (voluntarily relegated)

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 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 20. 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.

On 17 May 2020, the club announced that they will be voluntarily relegated to the third-tier PFL for the 2020–21 season due to lack of necessary financing.[1]

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 14 October 2020, according to the PFL website.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   RUS Maksim Bogatyryov
3 DF   RUS Aleksei Medvedev
4 DF   RUS Aleksandr Belyayev
7 MF   RUS Khachim Mashukov
8 MF   RUS Ilya Shvedyuk
9 MF   RUS Artyom Mitasov
10 MF   RUS Maksim Tarasov
11 FW   RUS Andrei Myazin
13 GK   RUS Yegor Skorobogatko
14 DF   RUS Dmitri Zavarukhin
17 MF   RUS Denis Sinyayev
18 FW   RUS Nikita Saprunov
22 DF   RUS Aleksandr Voynov
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW   RUS Ivan Podolyak
24 DF   RUS Ilya Bobryshov
27 DF   RUS Artyom Gorbulin
40 DF   RUS Aleksandr Zakharov
46 DF   RUS Aleksei Sukharev
66 MF   RUS Andrei Matveyev
71 MF   RUS Dmitri Stepanov
77 MF   RUS Nikita Kholyavsky
87 MF   RUS Sergei Yarygin
95 GK   RUS Vladislav Teryoshkin
98 FW   RUS Dmitri Pereverzev
MF   RUS Yuri Kozlov

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "СЕЗОН 2020/2021 «АВАНГАРД» ПРОВЕДЕТ В ПФЛ" (in Russian). FC Avangard Kursk. 17 May 2020.

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