FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk

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

Full nameFootball Club
Nickname(s)Moryaki (моряки, lit. sailors)
Founded1907; 116 years ago (1907)
GroundTrud, Novorossiysk
ChairmanVitali But
ManagerKonstantin Zyryanov
LeagueRussian First League
2022–23Russian Second League, Group 1, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

History Edit

The club was founded as a part of the football section in the Olympia sports club (Novorossiysk) in the summer of 1907, and on September 30, 1907, the first international match between the Olympia club and the sailors of a merchant ship from England took place, the match ended in a draw 2:2. The Club changed name for 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.

On 28 May 2023, the club secured promotion to the Russian First League.[2]

League results Edit

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 squad Edit

As of 18 August 2023, according to the official First League 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 Daniil Frolkin
3 DF   RUS Ruslan Khagur
4 DF   MNE Nikola Kumburović
5 DF   RUS Viktor Garayev
7 MF   RUS Anton Antonov
8 MF   RUS Nikita Panamaryov
9 FW   RUS Magomed Abakarov
10 MF   RUS Zikrula Magomedov
11 MF   RUS Shamil Saaduyev
13 DF   RUS Vladislav Kirilenko
14 DF   RUS Ivan Maklakov
15 DF   RUS Aleksei Grechkin
16 GK   RUS Matvey Tyurin
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   RUS Denis Fomin
18 MF   RUS Timur Alikberov
19 FW   RUS Vladislav Rudenko
21 MF   RUS Nikita Klimov
24 MF   RUS Yuri Budagyan
25 MF   RUS Stanislav Basyrov
27 MF   RUS Daniil Gurchenko
30 DF   RUS Oleg Krasilnichenko
47 GK   RUS Mikhail Filippov
74 MF   RUS Abdulkhakim Kazimov
77 MF   RUS Dmitri Korobov
90 FW   RUS Artyom Delkin
96 MF   RUS Vladislav Adayev

Reserve team Edit

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 players Edit

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

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ История клуба (in Russian). fcchernomorets.ru. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ "«ЧЕРНОМОРЕЦ», «ЛЕНИНГРАДЕЦ» И «СОКОЛ» В ПЕРВОЙ ЛИГЕ!" (in Russian). Russian Second League. 29 May 2023.

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