FC Orenburg (Russian: ФК «Оренбург») is a Russian professional football club from Orenburg, founded in 1976. It plays in the Russian Football National League.

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Full nameFootball Club Orenburg
Founded1976; 46 years ago (1976)
GroundGazovik Stadium
OwnerGazprom (through subsidiaries)
ChairmanVasily Stolypin
ManagerMarcel Lička
LeagueRussian Football National League
WebsiteClub website
Current season


It played professionally as Gazovik 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] It was relegated at the end of the 2019–20 Russian Premier League season. They were forced to forfeit two games late in the season due to COVID-19 infections in the squad and play more games with a weakened line-up. On 8 May 2021, they secured a second-place finish in the FNL and return to the Russian Premier League after one season in the second tier.[4] However, Russian Football Union rejected the club's application for a RPL license on 5 May 2021 due to the stadium not passing capacity requirements and other conditions, and their appeal was rejected on 12 May 2021. The club considered filing a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[5] On 24 May 2021, the club announced they will not file a lawsuit with CAS and will accept the RFU decision. They also announced that the club will begin the stadium reconstruction in June 2020 to bring it up to Premier League standards.[6]


Domestic Competitions

2015–16, 2017–18

Current squadEdit

As of 11 January 2022, according to the official 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
2 DF   RUS Vladimir Poluyakhtov
3 DF   BLR Mikhail Sivakow
5 MF   RUS Timur Ayupov
6 DF   RUS Savely Kozlov
7 FW   RUS Nikolai Prudnikov
8 FW   ARM Arshak Koryan (on loan from Khimki)
9 MF   RUS Artyom Shabolin (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
11 DF   BUL Mateo Stamatov
12 DF   RUS Andrei Malykh
15 DF   BIH Renato Gojković
17 MF   BLR Yury Kavalyow
19 MF   RUS Aleksandr Ektov
20 FW   GHA Joel Fameyeh
23 MF   RUS Sergei Breyev
38 MF   RUS Nikolai Titkov (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
No. Pos. Nation Player
51 DF   RUS Danil Khoroshkov
55 MF   RUS Kirill Kaplenko (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
58 DF   RUS Adesoye Oyevole
77 MF   RUS Vladimir Sychevoy
82 GK   RUS Platon Zakharchuk
83 MF   RUS Aleksei Mironov (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
84 MF   RUS Ilya Vorobyov
90 GK   RUS Aleksei Kenyaykin
91 FW   SEN Abdoulaye Diallo
95 GK   RUS Andrey Khodanovich
97 GK   RUS Yevgeni Goshev
GK   RUS Nikolai Sysuyev
DF   BLR Kiryl Pyachenin
FW   RUS Vladimir Obukhov

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   RUS Ivan Lapshov (at Yenisey Krasnoyarsk)
MF   RUS Yevgeni Bolotov (at Forte Taganrog)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   RUS Dmitry Vorobyov (at Sochi)

Reserve squadEdit

Coaching staffEdit


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.
  3. ^ "Orenburg and Krylia Sovetov promoted to Premier League" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.
  4. ^ ""Оренбург" завоевал путевку в Премьер-Лигу" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 8 May 2021.
  5. ^ ""Оренбург" готов обратиться в CAS при недопуске в РПЛ в виде исключения" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 12 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Заявление ФК "Оренбург"" (in Russian). FC Orenburg. 24 May 2021.