FC Rotor-2 Volgograd

FC Rotor-2 Volgograd (Russian: ФК «Ротор-Волгоград-2» Волгоград) is a Russian football team based in Volgograd. It is the farm club for FC Rotor Volgograd. It previously played professionally as FC Rotor-d Volgograd or FC Rotor-2 Volgograd in the Russian Second Division in 1992–1993, 1998–2000 and 2004 and Russian Third League in 1994-1997. They came in 3rd place in their Second Division zone in 1993. In 2001, the reserves tournament for Russian Premier League was re-established and the reserves team played there while the main team stayed in Premier League.

Rotor-2 Volgograd
Full nameFootball Club Rotor-2 Volgograd
Founded1992
ChairmanVasili Andrushchenko
ManagerAleksei Zhdanov
LeaguePFL, Group 1
2019–20PFL, Zone Center, 14th

In 2005, the main Rotor team played under the name of FC Rotor-2 Volgograd, as the parent club had lost their professional licence. Subsequently, Rotor-2 was renamed Rotor, and a Rotor reserve side entered the Volgograd Oblast Championship. Following Rotor's promotion to the second-tier Russian National Football League for the 2017–18 season, the reserve team received professional license for the third-tier Russian Professional Football League.[1] Following Rotor's promotion to Russian Premier League for the 2020–21 season, Rotor-2 left PFL as RPL conducts their own Under-20 league for reserve teams. Rotor was relegated after one season at the top level, and Rotor-2 re-entered PFL for the 2021–22 season.[2]

Current squadEdit

As of 18 February 2022, according to the FNL 2 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
GK   RUS Nikolai Nelyubov
GK   RUS Nikita Repin
GK   RUS Vasily Tuzhlov
DF   RUS Islamitdin Abdullayev
DF   RUS Aleksandr Balakhonov
DF   RUS Ilya Golosov
DF   RUS Damir Kusharov
DF   RUS Ilya Martynov
DF   RUS Turgay Mokhbaliyev
DF   RUS Aleksey Pogudin
DF   RUS Mikhail Smolyakov
DF   RUS Aleksandr Sorokin
DF   RUS Grigori Tarnov
MF   RUS Mikhail Andreyev
MF   RUS Stepan Batyutin
MF   RUS Sergei Bolotin
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   RUS Vladimir Gosinkeyev
MF   RUS Kirill Kurdin
MF   RUS Semyon Kutsenko
MF   RUS Nikolay Kuznetsov
MF   RUS Dmitri Mikhaylov
MF   RUS Nikita Popov
MF   RUS Sergei Serchenkov
MF   RUS Gleb Shilnikov
MF   RUS Ilya Voropayev
MF   RUS Dmitri Veber
MF   RUS Dmitri Vershkov
FW   RUS Aleksandr Biryukov
FW   RUS Dmitry Ponomarchuk
FW   RUS Yaroslav Shcherbin
FW   RUS Nikita Shepet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "РОТОР-2" ЗАМЕНИТ "ЮНОСТЬ МОСКВЫ" В ГРУППЕ "ЦЕНТР" (in Russian). FC Rotor Volgograd. 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Итоги заседания Комиссии РФС по лицензированию футбольных клубов" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 16 June 2021.

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