FC Nizhny Novgorod

FC Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ФК «Нижний Новгород») is a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 2015. It makes its debut in the Russian Premier League in the 2021–22 season.

FC Nizhny Novgorod
FC Nizhny Novgorod emblem.svg
Full nameFootball Club Nizhny Novgorod
Founded2015 [1]
GroundNizhny Novgorod Stadium
Capacity44,899
OwnerCity of Nizhny Novgorod
ChairmanMaksim Metlin
ManagerAleksandr Kerzhakov
LeagueRussian Premier League
2020–21FNL, 3rd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club has been known under different names:

  • 2015–2016: FC Volga-Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2016–2018: FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2018–present: FC Nizhny Novgorod[2]

In the 2015–16 season, it began to play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League. It was founded as a farm club for FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. On 15 June 2016, the parent club Volga was dissolved, with Olimpiyets becoming the top club in Nizhny Novgorod.[3] At the end of the 2016–17, Olimpiyets won their PFL zone and were promoted to the second-level Russian Football National League. At the end of the 2018–19 season, they qualified for the Russian Premier League promotion play-offs, but lost to PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara with an aggregate score of 2–3.

In the 2020–21 season, the club finished 3rd in FNL. As the second-placed club FC Orenburg failed to receive a Premier League license due to issues with their stadium, Nizhny Novgorod will be promoted to the RPL for the very first time for the 2021–22 season.[4][5]

LeagueEdit

Season League Russian Cup Europe Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA GD P Name Goals
2015–16 3rd 3rd 27 15 8 4 38 19 19 53 2R   Igor Belyakov 11   Valeri Bogdanets
  Konstantin Galkin
2016–17 3rd 1st 24 17 4 3 47 17 30 55 2R   Igor Gorbunov 10   Konstantin Galkin
  Nikolai Pisarev
2017–18 2nd 12th 38 11 11 16 37 50 -13 55 R16   Radik Khayrullov 9   Nikolai Pisarev
2018–19 2nd 4th 38 18 8 12 41 31 +10 62 R16   Maksim Paliyenko 9   Dmitri Cheryshev
2019–20 2nd 11th 27 9 9 9 28 29 -1 36 R16   Maksim Paliyenko
  Pavel Ignatovich
  Igor Portnyagin
5   Dmitri Cheryshev
  Robert Yevdokimov
2020–21 2nd 3rd 42 27 7 8 67 28 +39 88 R16   Timur Suleymanov 9   Robert Yevdokimov

Current squadEdit

As of 6 September 2021, according to the FNL 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 Artur Anisimov
4 DF   HUN Ákos Kecskés
5 DF   ARG Lucas Masoero
6 DF   UZB Ibrokhimkhalil Yuldoshev
7 FW   CAN Richie Ennin (on loan from Spartaks Jūrmala)
9 FW   RUS Artyom Galadzhan
11 FW   RUS Kirill Kosarev (on loan from Rubin Kazan)
13 MF   CMR Petrus Boumal
15 DF   SRB Ivan Miladinović (on loan from Sochi)
17 MF   RUS Igor Gorbunov
18 MF   RUS Pavel Mogilevets
19 FW   ALB Bekim Balaj
22 DF   RUS Nikita Kakkoyev
23 DF   RUS Daniil Penchikov
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   RUS Kirill Gotsuk
25 GK   RUS Artur Nigmatullin
31 MF   RUS Denis Tkachuk
33 GK   RUS Andrei Sinitsyn
34 DF   RUS Aleksei Kozlov
37 MF   RUS Albert Sharipov
41 MF   RUS Aleksandr Sapeta
45 MF   RUS Aleksandr Grunichev
52 DF   RUS Yegor Pigayev
58 MF   RUS Maksim Shakhov
78 MF   RUS Nikolay Kalinsky
88 MF   RUS Ilya Berkovsky (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
93 FW   RUS Timur Suleymanov

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ФК «Олимпиец». История клуба (in Russian). volga-olympic.ru. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. ^ «Олимпиец» переименован в «Нижний Новгород» (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ ""Оренбург" готов обратиться в CAS при недопуске в РПЛ в виде исключения" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 12 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Стыковых матчей РПЛ-ФНЛ не будет. «Оренбург» и «Алания» не получили лицензии, РФС не сделал для них исключения" (in Russian). Sports.ru. 15 May 2021.

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