FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk

FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk (Russian: ФК "Черноморец" Новороссийск) is the oldest Russian association football club based in Novorossiysk. It plays in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League.

Full nameFootball Club
Nickname(s)Moryaki (моряки, lit. sailors)
Founded1907; 114 years ago (1907)
GroundTrud, Novorossiysk
ChairmanVitali But
ManagerEduard Sarkisov
LeagueRussian Professional Football League
Group 1
2019–20Zone South, 4th
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded as Cement Novorossiysk in 1960 and was known by its name in 1960–1969 and 1978–1991. In 1970–1977 the clubs was called Trud Novorossiysk, in 1992–1993 Gekris Novorossiysk, and in 2005 FC Novorossiysk. Chernomorets is Russian for "a man from Black Sea".

The club played in class B of the Soviet football in 1960–1970. After this they did not participate in Soviet championships until 1978, when they entered the Second League. They played there until the dissolution of USSR, and in 1992 were entitled to enter the Russian First Division. They spent three years there. After a third place in 1992 they won their regional group in 1993, but did not succeed in the promotion-relegation tournament. A victory in the First Division in 1994 brought them automatic promotion.

Chernomorets stayed in the Top Division from 1995 to 2001. Their best result was sixth position in 1997 and 2000. The latter entitled them to a place in the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out in the first round by Valencia.

In 2002 Chernomorets won promotion straight back, but were relegated again in 2003. After the 2004 season in the First Division, Chernomorets were denied a professional licence. The club was reorganized, renamed FC Novorossiysk and entered the Amateur Football League for the 2005 season. In the course of the season the team was renamed Chernomorets again. Chernomorets finished first in the South zone and went on to win the final tournament, becoming amateur champions of Russia. Chernomorets finished third in the South zone of Russian Second Division in the 2006 season. They finally finished first and were promoted to Russian First Division for the 2007 season. It stayed 2 seasons in First Division and relegated back to Second Division in 2009. They were promoted to the First Division again after winning the Second Division zone in 2010. It was relegated back from the First Division after one year on that level.

League resultsEdit

Russian Second DivisionFootball Championship of the National LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionAmateur Football LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian First Division

Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2021, according to the official FNL 2 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
GK   RUS Artyom Delinyan
GK   RUS Daniil Frolkin
GK   RUS Artyom Kamynin
GK   RUS Maksim Stepanov
DF   RUS Ruslan Dzhamalutdinov
DF   RUS Viktor Garayev
DF   RUS Aleksei Grechkin
DF   RUS Ruslan Khagur
DF   RUS Igor Kurbanov
DF   RUS Ilya Mamkin
DF   RUS Nikita Manevich
DF   RUS Kirill Mikhaylov
MF   RUS Akim Abdokov
MF   RUS Anton Antonov
MF   RUS Yuri Budagyan
MF   RUS Nikita Chaly
MF   RUS Tigran Dzhizmedzhyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   RUS Rasul Gystarov
MF   RUS Vladislav Kharchenko
MF   RUS Vladislav Kirilenko
MF   RUS Nikita Klimov
MF   RUS Maksim Kryukov
MF   RUS Yuri Litvinenko
MF   RUS Nikita Panamaryov
MF   RUS Dmitri Shumeykin
MF   RUS Daniel Yeryomenko
MF   RUS Denis Zubenko
FW   RUS Artyom Arutyunyan
FW   RUS Bagrat Bagdasaryan
FW   RUS Dmitri Belov
FW   RUS Beka Dzhanelidze
FW   RUS Nikita Fedorchuk
FW   RUS Ivan Matyushenko

Reserve teamEdit

Chernomorets' reserve team played professionally in the Russian Second Division (in 2000 as FC Chernomorets-2 Novorossiysk) and the Russian Third League (in 1996 as FC Chernomorets-d Novorossiysk).

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Chernomorets/Tsement/Gekris.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ История клуба (in Russian). fcchernomorets.ru. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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