FC Salyut Belgorod is a Russian association football club based in Belgorod. They play in the fourth-tier Russian Second League Division B.

Salyut
Full nameFootball Club
Salyut Belgorod
Founded1960; 64 years ago (1960)
GroundSalyut Stadium, Belgorod
Capacity11,456
ChairmanAleksandr Kokorev
ManagerViktor Navochenko
LeagueRussian Second League,
Division B,
Group 3
2023–24Russian Second League,
Division A,
Silver Group, 10th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

History

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Naming history

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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)

Overview

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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 squad

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As of 10 July 2024, according to the Second League 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
5 MF   RUS Stepan Inozemtsev
6 DF   RUS Dmitry Borovikov
7 MF   RUS Aleksandr Kanishchev
8 MF   RUS Nikolai Boyarkin
9 FW   RUS Ilya Viznovich
10 MF   RUS Kirill Gordeyev
11 FW   RUS Maksim Shabaydakov
12 DF   RUS Vyacheslav Vyunkov
13 DF   RUS Vladislav Sergeyev
15 MF   RUS Yury Pustovitenko
18 MF   RUS Ilya Vinnikov
21 DF   RUS Vladimir Masterov
22 FW   RUS Denis Dyogtev
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF   RUS Denis Belobayev
27 DF   RUS Stanislav Bukatov
27 MF   RUS Vladislav Bukatov
28 DF   RUS Artyom Semeykin
31 GK   RUS Denis Gnedoy
37 MF   RUS Zakhar Podzolkov
48 GK   RUS Arseny Shalyutin
67 DF   RUS Nikita Ponomaryov
71 GK   RUS Bogdan Kuzmenko
75 MF   RUS David Gagua
77 DF   RUS Makar Makarov
87 MF   RUS Arseny Prokurorov

League results

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

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  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.