FC Orenburg

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; 44 years ago (1976)
GroundGazovik Stadium
OwnerGazprom (through subsidiaries)
ChairmanVasily Stolypin
ManagerIlshat Aitkulov (caretaker)
LeagueRussian Football National League
2019–20Russian Premier League, 16th of 16 (relegated)
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.


Domestic Competitions

2015–16, 2017–18

Current squadEdit

As of 7 August 2020, 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. Position Player
1   GK Aleksandr Rudenko
3   DF Mikhail Sivakow
5   MF Timur Ayupov
6   DF Savely Kozlov
8   MF Danijel Miškić
10   MF Ricardo Alves
11   FW Andrea Chukanov
12   DF Andrei Malykh
17   MF Žiga Škoflek
19   MF Aleksandr Ektov
No. Position Player
20   FW Joel Fameyeh
31   DF Vitali Shakhov
32   MF Artyom Kulishev
33   MF David Bidlovskiy
38   GK Andrey Klimovich
42   DF Ivan Lapshov
55   MF Kirill Kaplenko (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
57   MF Yevgeni Bolotov
90   GK Aleksei Kenyaykin
92   MF Aleksei Skvortsov

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
  DF Sergei Terekhov (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.