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FC Orenburg (Russian: ФК «Оренбург») is a Russian professional football club from Orenburg, founded in 1976. As of the 2018–19 season, it plays in the Russian Premier League.

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Full nameFootball Club Orenburg
Founded1976; 43 years ago (1976)
GroundGazovik Stadium
OwnerGazprom (through subsidiaries)
ChairmanVasily Stolypin
ManagerVladimir Fedotov
LeagueRussian Premier League
WebsiteClub website
Current season


It played professionally from 1976 to 1982 and from 1989 on. Before 1976 another Orenburg team, Lokomotiv Orenburg, played professionally, including 3 seasons in the second-highest Soviet First League in 1960–62. In 1989 Gazovik was called Progress Orenburg. Gazovik began Russian League at Zone 5 of Second League and relegated from Zone 6 from one to Third League in 1993. They stayed in Zone 5 of Third League until 1997 season, when they returned to third level. They finished Ural Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) as runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons and finally promoted to the Russian First League in 2010.

On 2 May 2016, the club secured top-two finish in the 2015–16 Russian National Football League and with that, the promotion to the Russian Premier League for the 2016–17 season for the first time in club's history.[1]

On 25 May 2016, the club was renamed from its historical name FC Gazovik Orenburg to FC Orenburg.[2]

The club was relegated back to the second tier at the end of the 2016–17 season after losing a penalty shootout in the relegation playoffs to FC SKA-Khabarovsk. It was promoted back to the Russian Premier League after one season in the second tier.[3]


Current squadEdit

As of 3 September 2019, according to the official RPFL 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 Rudenko
3   DF Mikhail Sivakow
4   DF Uroš Radaković (on loan from Sparta Prague)
5   MF Timur Ayupov
6   DF Adi Gotlieb
7   MF Filip Rogić
8   MF Danijel Miškić
9   FW Đorđe Despotović
10   MF Ricardo Alves
11   FW Andrea Chukanov
12   DF Andrei Malykh
13   DF Sergei Terekhov
15   DF Georgi Zotov (on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara)
17   MF Žiga Škoflek
No. Position Player
18   MF Danil Lipovoy (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
19   MF Vladimir Moskvichyov (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
20   FW Joel Fameyeh
22   MF Fiodor Černych (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
29   MF Vadim Afonin
31   DF Vitali Shakhov
32   MF Artyom Kulishev
38   GK Andrey Klimovich
56   GK Aleksandr Dovbnya
57   MF Yevgeni Bolotov
66   DF Savely Kozlov
76   MF David Bidlovskiy
77   MF Nikita Malyarov
88   FW Artyom Galadzhan (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)

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
  GK Aleksei Kenyaykin (at Torpedo Moscow)

Reserve squadEdit


Notable playersEdit

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

External linksEdit


  1. ^ «Газовик» в Премьер-лиге! (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Футбольный Клуб "Оренбург" (in Russian). FC Orenburg. 25 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Orenburg and Krylia Sovetov promoted to Premier League" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.