FC Volgar Astrakhan

Volgar FC (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волгарь") is an association football club based in Astrakhan, Russia. They play in the Russian Football National League.

Volgar FC
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Full nameVolgar Football Club
Founded1925; 95 years ago (1925)
GroundCentral Stadium,
Astrakhan
Capacity21,500
OwnerAstrakhan Oblast
CEOAndrei Sharokhin
ManagerRussia Vitali Panov
LeagueFNL[1]
2019–20PFL, Zone South, 1st (promoted)[1]
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club has been known under following names:

  • Pishchevik (food industry worker) (1925−1958)
  • 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 were promoted to the second-tier FNL for the 2020–21 season.[1][4]

Current squadEdit

As of 12 October 2020,[5] according to the FNL 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
3 DF   RUS Daniil Kornyushin (on loan from Krasnodar)
4 DF   RUS Roman Loktionov
5 DF   RUS Ivan Khomukha
6 DF   RUS Danila Vedernikov (on loan from Rostov)
7 MF   RUS Aleksei Pavlishin
8 FW   RUS Artur Sagitov (on loan from Rubin Kazan)
9 FW   RUS Aleksei Gasilin
10 FW   RUS Yuri Pugachyov
11 MF   RUS Aleksandr Bolonin
14 MF   RUS Andrei Zenin
15 FW   RUS Viktor Sergeyev
17 FW   RUS Dmitri Lesnikov
18 MF   RUS Andrei Mendel
19 DF   RUS Yelisey Krivokhizhin
20 MF   RUS Danil Poluboyarinov
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK   RUS Stanislav Antipin
23 MF   RUS Danila Yemelyanov (on loan from Ufa)
24 FW   RUS Ilya Belous
27 DF   RUS Yuri Zhuravlyov
28 FW   RUS Mikhail Nesterov
29 MF   RUS Artur Karpov
30 GK   RUS Dmitri Saganovich
52 DF   RUS Vladimir Lobkaryov
69 DF   RUS Danila Kozlov
71 MF   RUS Aleksandr Butenko
77 DF   RUS Aleksei Berdnikov
78 FW   RUS Dmitry Vorobyov
88 GK   RUS Daniil Stratan
95 FW   RUS Artyom Pogosov

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 Vladislav Yampolsky (at Kolomna)

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. ^ "«Волгарь» официально в ФНЛ" (in Russian). FC Volgar Astrakhan. 19 June 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.volgar-fc.ru/volgar/footballer

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