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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; 112 years ago (1907)
GroundTrud, Novorossiysk
ChairmanVitali But
LeagueRussian Professional Football League
Zone South



The club was founded in 1907 and refounded 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 20 June 2019, according to the official PFL 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 Maksim Shvagirev
16   GK Aleksandr Lisovenko
22   GK Azamat Shogenov
4   DF Daniil Lezgintsev
5   DF Aleksei Kuznetsov
13   DF Artur Akhmedzhanov
21   DF Danila Kravchenko
24   DF Sergei Obivalin
  DF Aleksandr Kolyasnikov
7   MF Artur Minosyan
8   MF Nikita Panamaryov
11   MF Ilya Zakharov
14   MF Dato Chertkoyev
19   MF Sergei Garanzha
No. Position Player
20   MF Vladislav Fulga
23   MF Denis Neklyudov
26   MF Rafail Mirzakhanyan
  MF Yegor Golenitsky
  MF Vladislav Kirilenko
  MF Kirill Shimko
9   FW Ivan Lukyanov
10   FW Ilya Stefanovich
15   FW Manvel Agaronyan
21   FW Ilya Liventsov
25   FW Ivan Matyushenko
  FW Sergei Davtyan
  FW Kirill Fitsych

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

See alsoEdit


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

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