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FC Salyut Belgorod is a Russian association football club based in Belgorod. They play in the Russian Professional Football League.

Salyut
Logo FC Salyut Belgorod.gif
Full nameFootball Club
Salyut Belgorod
Founded1960; 59 years ago (1960)
GroundSalyut Stadium, Belgorod
Capacity12,000
ChairmanAleksandr Shcheglov
ManagerOleg Sergeyev
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Zone Center

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1960 and has been known as:

  • Tsementnik (Cement Worker) (1960–63)
  • Spartak (1964–69)
  • Salyut (Salute) (1970–91, 1993–95, 2010–14, 2018–)[1]
  • Energomash (Power Machine Building) (1991–92)
  • Salyut-YUKOS (1996–99)
  • Salyut-Energiya (2000–09)

Tsementnik played in the Class B in 1960 and 1961. After the team became the part of Spartak sports society, they re-entered the competition in 1964. In 1968 Spartak finished third in the finals of Class B and were promoted to the Class A, Group 2. After the reorganization of the leagues in 1971 Salyut played in the Soviet Second League until 1989. In 1990 and 1991 the team played in the Soviet Second League B.

In 1992 Energomash entered the newly formed Russian First League and were relegated. In 1993, the team finished first in Zone 2 of the Russian Second League but were not promoted. In 1995 Salyut were relegated from the Second League, but returned immediately after topping their zone in the Third League. Salyut-YUKOS were relegated again after another three years in the Second Division (1997–1999), this time to the amateur league (KFK). In 2000, they won the promotion back to the professional football. In 2001–2005 Salyut-Energia were among the leaders of the Second Division, finishing no lower than fifth in their zone. In 2005, the team finished first and were promoted to the First Division. The team finished 17th in 2010 and relegated to Second Division.

During winter break 2013–2014, Salyut experienced huge financial difficulties. Almost all contracts with first-team players were terminated by mutual consent.[2] As a result, on 14 February 2014 club officially withdrew from competition in Russian National Football League.[3]

Belgorod was represented professionally by FC Energomash Belgorod from 2015 to 2018.

Before the 2018–19 season, Salyut was revived and entered the third-tier Russian Professional Football League.[4]

Current squadEdit

As of 22 April 2019, according to the PFL website.

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

No. Position Player
  GK Denis Safronov
  GK Artyom Tsygulev
  DF Sergei Butyrin
  DF Dmitri Khlamov
  DF Andrei Kolesnikov
  DF Anton Kuznetsov
  DF Dmitri Mironenko
  DF Aleksei Sidenko
  DF Sergei Tonkikh
  MF Aleksandr Ageyev
  MF Artyom Filippov
No. Position Player
  MF Dmitri Pereverzev
  MF Artur Shakhnazarov
  MF Aleksandr Shtypula
  MF Aleksandr Snytkin
  FW Nikita Chunikhin
  FW Kirill Gordeyev
  FW Andrei Ivanteyev
  FW Ilya Molteninov
  FW Andrey Nikitin
  FW Ivan Zhukov

League resultsEdit

Russian National Football LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionAmateur Football LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian Third DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First Division 

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ В пятницу 23 января белгородский клуб завершил процедуру по изменению названия – команде возвращено прежнее наименование "Салют". Archived 2010-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Шебекинский нападающий Салюта уволился из белгородского клуба. В команде осталось пять футболистов (in Russian). FC Salyut Belgorod. 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
  3. ^ "Салют" снимается с Первенства ФНЛ (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ "«Салют Белгород» стартует в первенстве России" (in Russian). BelgorodMedia. 18 July 2018.