FC Nizhny Novgorod
|Full name||Football Club Nizhny Novgorod|
|Ground||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Owner||City of Nizhny Novgorod|
|League||Russian Premier League|
|2020–21||FNL, 3rd (promoted)|
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
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. 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.
|Season||League||Russian Cup||Europe||Top goalscorer||Manager|
|2015–16||3rd||3rd||27||15||8||4||38||19||19||53||2R||—||Igor Belyakov||11|| Valeri Bogdanets|
|2016–17||3rd||1st||24||17||4||3||47||17||30||55||2R||—||Igor Gorbunov||10|| Konstantin Galkin|
|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
|5|| Dmitri Cheryshev |
|2020–21||2nd||3rd||42||27||7||8||67||28||+39||88||R16||—||Timur Suleymanov||9||Robert Yevdokimov|
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.
- ФК «Олимпиец». История клуба (in Russian). volga-olympic.ru. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- «Олимпиец» переименован в «Нижний Новгород» (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 29 June 2018.
- ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016.
- ""Оренбург" готов обратиться в CAS при недопуске в РПЛ в виде исключения" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 12 May 2021.
- "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.
- (in Russian) Team history by footballfacts