FC Volgar Astrakhan

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Volgar FC (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волгарь") is an association football club based in Astrakhan, Russia. They played in the Russian Professional Football League in the 2019–20 season, it has not yet been determined which league they will play in the 2020–21 season.

Volgar FC
Logo of FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan.png
Full nameVolgar Football Club
Founded1925; 95 years ago (1925)
GroundCentral Stadium,
Astrakhan
Capacity17,712
OwnerAstrakhan Oblast
CEOAndrei Sharokhin
ManagerRussia Vitali Panov
LeagueFNL
(pending licensing for 2020–21 season)[1]
2019–20PFL, Zone South, 1st (promoted)[1]

HistoryEdit

The club has been known under following names:

  • Pishchevik (food industry worker) (−1958)
  • Trud (labour) (1958–59)
  • Volgar (1960–94) (2012–)[2]
  • Volgar-Gazprom (1995–2007), (2010–2012)
  • Volgar-Gazprom-2 (2007–10)

Pishchevik played in the Second Group of the Soviet League. Trud (and later Volgar) played in the Class B (1958, 1960–1967), in Class A, Group 2 (1968–1969), in Class A, Group 1 (1970), Soviet First League (1971), Soviet Second League (1972–1990), Soviet Second League B (1991). In 1992 Volgar entered the Russian Second League, played in the Third League in 1994 (finished top and were promoted), returned to the Second League in 1995 and stayed until 1998. In 1998 Volgar-Gazprom were promoted and in 1999 they started playing in the Russian First Division. With the exception of the relegation for the 2004 season, Volgar-Gazprom had been in the First Division until 2006. The club was denied the professional licence and thus relegated to amateur level in 2007. Another club was organized called FC Volgar-Gazprom-2. The new club advanced to the Russian First Division for the 2009 season.

After the 2017–18 season, the club experienced financial difficulties and decided to be voluntarily relegated to the third-tier PFL.[3]

On 15 May 2020, the 2019–20 PFL season was abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Russia. As Volgar was leading in their PFL zone at the time, they will be promoted to the second-tier FNL for the 2020–21 season, if they pass licensing requirements.[1]

Current squadEdit

As of 15 May 2020[4], 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 Dmitri Saganovich
  GK Daniil Stratan
  GK Vladislav Yampolsky
  DF Aleksei Berdnikov
  DF Viktor Garayev
  DF Roman Loktionov
  DF Aleksandr Stepanov
  DF Yuri Zhuravlyov
  MF Vladlen Babayev
  MF Pavel Bashilin
  MF Aleksandr Bolonin
  MF Aslan Dyshekov
No. Position Player
  MF Artur Karpov
  MF Danila Kozlov
  MF Aleksandr Manukovsky
  MF Aleksei Pavlishin
  MF Andrei Zenin
  FW Ilya Azyavin
  FW Ivan Khleborodov
  FW Dmitri Lesnikov
  FW Andrei Myazin
  FW Artyom Pogosov
  FW Mark Polushin
  FW Yuri Pugachyov

Notable past playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ИТОГИ ИСПОЛКОМА РФС" (in Russian). Russian Professional Football League. 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ Sergey Sergeyev: Return the name of "Volgar" Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ «Волгарь» не будет играть в ФНЛ, его может заменить «Ротор-Волгоград» (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.volgar-fc.ru/volgar/footballer

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