FC Mordovia Saransk
FC Mordovia Saransk (Russian: ФК Мордовия Саранск) is a Russian association football club from Saransk, Republic of Mordovia. In its current state it was formed in 2005, through the merge of Biokhimik-Mordovia and Lisma-Mordovia.
|Full name||Футбольный клуб Мордовия Саранск|
(Football Club Mordovia Saransk)
|Nickname(s)||Krasno-Belo-Siniye (The Red-White-Blue)|
|2019–20||FNL, 20th (relegated)|
The club was founded in 1961. In 2010, the club won promotion to the Russian First Division. On 8 May 2012, Mordovia beat Shinnik Yaroslavl 2–0 at home. This result meant that with a round to spare the team won promotion to the Russian Premier League for the 2012–13 season for the first time in its history. It was relegated back to the second tier after one season, and then returned to the Premier League for the 2014–15 season, taking 8th spot. After the next 2015–16 season, it was once again relegated. At the end of the 2016–17 season they were relegated for the second year in a row, to the third-tier Russian Professional Football League. They returned to the second tier after one season down for 2018–19 season.
On 18 June 2020, club director Nikolay Levin confirmed that the club failed FNL licensing for the 2020–21 season, and it has not been determined which league the club will play in. The club was not admitted to the 2020–21 Russian Professional Football League either, thus losing professional status.
- 1961: Stroitel Saransk
- 1962–71: Spartak Saransk
- 1972–79: Elektrosvet Saransk
- 1980–02: Svetotekhnika Saransk
- 2003–04: Lisma-Mordovia Saransk
- 2005–: Mordovia Saransk (merged with Biokhimik-Mordovia).
|Season||League||Russian Cup||Top goalscorer||Manager|
|2010||2nd||6th||38||16||10||12||53||40||58||Round of 32||Ruslan Mukhametshin||13||F.Shcherbachenko|
|2011–12||1st||52||29||13||10||91||56||100||Round of 32||Ruslan Mukhametshin||31||F.Shcherbachenko|
|2012–13||1st||15th||30||5||5||20||30||57||20||Round of 16||Ruslan Mukhametshin||11||F.Shcherbachenko / V.Bibikov / D.Munteanu|
|2013–14||2nd||1st||36||22||7||7||59||30||73||Round of 16||Aleksei Ivanov||11||S.Podpaly / M.Mustafin / Y.Maksymov|
|2015–16||16th||30||4||12||14||30||50||24||Round of 32||Yevgeni Lutsenko||10||A.Gordeyev / M.Mustafin|
|2016–17||2nd||17th||38||11||7||20||39||50||40||Round of 16|| Artur Sarkisov
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Mordovia.
- Yuri Utkin (March 2005 – 8 December)
- Fyodor Shcherbachenko (1 January 2009 – 19 November 2012)
- Vladimir Bibikov (caretaker) (20 November 2012 – 28 December 2012)
- Dorinel Munteanu (29 December 2012 – 30 July 2013)
- Sergei Podpaly (1 July 2013 – 9 August 2013)
- Marat Mustafin (9 August 2013 – 21 August 2013)
- Yuriy Maksymov (21 August 2013 – 18 May 2014)
- Yuri Semin (27 May 2014 - 30 May 2015)
- "Николай Левин: «Мордовия» не выступит в ФНЛ»" (in Russian). Sportbox. 18 June 2020.
- Official website (in Russian)