FC Sokol Saratov

PFC Sokol (Russian: ПФК "Сокол") is a Russian association football club based in Saratov. In 2001 and 2002, Sokol played in the Russian Premier League. Currently the club plays in the third-level Russian Professional Football League.

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Full nameProfessional Football Club
Sokol Saratov
Founded1930; 91 years ago (1930)
GroundLokomotiv Stadium,
ChairmanAndrey Potapov
ManagerIhor Zakhariak
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Group 3
2019–20Zone Center, 3rd


The club was founded as Dynamo. It was known by this name until 1930 and in 1946–1953. Other club's names include Lokomotiv (1956–1960), Energiya (1954–1955), Sokol (1961–1994 and 1998–2005), and Sokol-PZD (1995–1997). "Sokol" is Russian for "falcon".

Dynamo did not enter the Soviet league until 1946, when they debuted in the Third Group and were promoted to the Second Group at the first time of asking. Dynamo played in the Second Group until 1949. After a period of absence in the league, the club entered Class B in 1954 under new name, Energia. After a considerable time spent in Class B, Sokol were eventually promoted to Class A, Group 2 in 1965. Sokol played there until 1970. In 1971–1991, they played in the Second League.

In 1992 Sokol entered the newly formed Russian First Division. They played in this division until 2000, never finishing lower than 10th, and eventually won it. The 2001 season was the best in club's history. Sokol were leading in mid-season, but could not keep up and finished 8th in the Top Division. Andrey Fedkov, Sokol's striker, was capped for Russia national team. The next year Sokol were relegated after finishing last in the league.

The club continued playing in the First Division since 2003. In 2005 Sokol finished last thanks to a points deduction for failing to pay for player transfer. Instead of starting in the Second Division in 2006, Sokol chose to play in the Amateur League. In addition, the club was renamed Sokol-Saratov.

Sokol reached the semifinals of the Soviet Cup in 1966/67 and of the Russian Cup in 2000/01.

Current squadEdit

As of 10 August 2021, 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 Daniil Avdyushkin
GK   RUS Ivan Belyayev
GK   RUS Artyom Fyodorov
DF   RUS Andrei Demchenko
DF   RUS Aleksei Dolya
DF   RUS Nikita Mankov
DF   RUS Ivan Mokshin
DF   RUS Artyom Molodtsov
DF   RUS Valeri Pavlov
DF   RUS Aleksandr Stolyarenko
MF   RUS Denis Anisimov
MF   RUS Dmitri Borisov
MF   RUS Kirill Burykin
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   RUS Boris Fartuna
MF   RUS Ruslan Kabutov
MF   RUS Anton Krotov
MF   RUS Ruslan Kul
MF   RUS Yuri Marin
MF   RUS Aleksandr Perchenok
MF   RUS Vasili Pyanchenko
MF   RUS Anton Zakharov
MF   RUS Mikhitar Zakharyan
MF   RUS Mikhail Zemskov
FW   RUS Vladislav Faskhutdinov
FW   RUS Albert Pogosyan

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
GK   RUS Timur Kraykov (at Kaluga)

Reserve squadEdit

Sokol's reserve squad played professionally as FC Sokol-d Saratov in the Russian Third League in 1994.

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Sokol.

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