FC Tambov (Russian: ФК Тамбов) is a Russian football team from Tambov. It will be playing in the Russian Premier League in the 2019–20 season.

FC Tambov
Tambov FC logo 2019.svg
Full nameFK Tambov
Nickname(s)The Wolves
Founded2013; 7 years ago (2013)
GroundSpartak Stadium
Capacity8,000
OwnerTambov Oblast
ChairmanGeorgi Yartsev
ManagerSergei Pervushin (caretaker)
LeagueRussian Premier League
2018–19FNL, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

FC Tambov started out on the professional level in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League in the 2013–14 season. Despite coming in last in their zone in their first professional season, the team was not relegated, as a team that came ahead of them in the table dropped out for financial reasons.

For the 2016–17 season, they were promoted to the Russian Football National League for the first time. On the last day of the 2016–17 season, they needed to defeat FC SKA-Khabarovsk away to achieve 4th place and a spot in the promotion play-offs for the Russian Premier League, but the game ended with a score of 2–2, leaving Tambov in 5th place. At the end of the next 2017–18 season they secured 4th place and a chance to play in the promotion play-offs.[1] They lost both legs of the play-offs to FC Amkar Perm and remained in the FNL.

On 11 May 2019, the club secured a top-two finish in the 2018–19 Russian National Football League and subsequently promotion to the Russian Premier League for the 2019–20 season, for the first time in the club's history.[2]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 January 2020, according to the RFPL website.

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Aleksei Rybin
3   DF Guram Tetrashvili
6   MF Vladislav Kulik
7   MF Oleg Chernyshov
8   MF Anton Kilin
9   FW Khasan Mamtov (captain)
13   FW Vladimir Obukhov
17   MF Khetag Khosonov (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
19   FW Georgi Melkadze (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
23   MF Danil Klyonkin
25   MF Pavel Karasyov
27   DF Aleksei Gritsayenko (on loan from Krasnodar)
No. Position Player
30   DF Soslan Takazov
48   FW Andrei Chasovskikh
50   GK Vladimir Sugrobov
58   DF Adessoye Oyewole
70   MF Sulley Muniru
77   MF Mikhail Kostyukov
88   GK Giorgi Shelia
90   MF Dmitri Merenchukov
91   MF Maksim Lazutkin
92   MF Valeriu Ciupercă
  FW Artyom Fedchuk
  FW Ishkhan Geloyan

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 Yevgeni Shlyakov (at SKA-Khabarovsk)
  MF Vagiz Galiulin (at Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk)
  FW Yevgeni Ragulkin (at Tyumen)
No. Position Player
  FW Artyom Arkhipov (at Gorodeya)
  FW Sergei Arkhipov (at Gorodeya)

Coaching staffEdit

HonoursEdit

Russian Football National League

Russian Professional Football League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yenisey and Tambov will play in the playoffs" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ ""Tambov" and "Sochi" went to the Premier League!" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 11 May 2019.

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