FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk

FK Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (ФК Енисей Красноярск) is a Russian football club based in Krasnoyarsk. The club plays in the Russian Football National League.

FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk logo.svg
Full nameFutbolny Klub
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Founded1937; 84 years ago (1937)
GroundCentral Stadium,
OwnerKrasnoyarsk Krai
ChairmanViktor Kardashov
ManagerAleksandr Alfyorov
WebsiteClub website
Current season


The club was founded in 1937 as Lokomotiv Krasnoyarsk and spent one season in Class D of the Soviet league. In 1957 the club was re-formed and entered the Far East zone of Class B. In 1968 Lokomotiv was renamed Rassvet and, in 1970, Avtomobilist. In 1991 it became Metallurg, a title it held until February 2010 when it was renamed Metallurg-Yenisey (formally, Metallurg was excluded from the league and a new independent club Metallurg-Yenisey was admitted into the league).[1] In 2011, the club was renamed to Yenisey.[2] The club is named after the river of Yenisei, where Krasnoyarsk is located.

Yenisey (or their predecessors) never played in the Soviet Top League or Russian Premier League until 2018. Their best result in Soviet League was a 2nd position in Group 7 of Class B in 1959, while their best result in Russian history is the 3rd position in Russian National Football League in 2016–17 and 2017–18. Since the end of the Soviet Union the club has suffered relegation to the Second Division on five occasions, most recently in 2006. In the 2015–16 season, Yenisey took 16th spot in the FNL and should have been relegated, but one of the third-tier Russian Professional Football League zone winners, FC Smena Komsomolsk-na-Amure, refused to be promoted due to lack of financing, and Yenisey stayed in the FNL.[3] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Yenisey reached the Russian Premier League promotion play-offs, but lost to FC Arsenal Tula on away goals rule (2–1 at home, 0–1 away) and stayed in the FNL. Despite spending a portion of the next 2017–18 season in the top-two direct-promotion spot, by the end of the season Yenisey dropped into 3rd position and qualified for promotion play-offs again.[4] They defeated FC Anzhi Makhachkala 6–4 on aggregate in the promotion play-offs and were promoted to the Russian Premier League for the 2018–19 season for the first time in team's history.

They were relegated back to the second tier after one year in the Premier League.

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Russian Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2010 2nd 11th 38 15 8 15 37 39 53 Second round   Aleksei Bazanov 14
2011–12 2nd 10th 48 17 15 16 53 53 66 Round of 32   Aleksei Bazanov 13
2012–13 2nd 10th 32 9 12 11 30 31 39 Quarter-finals   Sergei Pyatikopov
  Aleksei Bazanov
2013–14 2nd 13th 36 12 9 15 40 47 45 Fourth Round   Juan Lescano 7
2014–15 2nd 8th 34 11 9 14 39 42 42 Round of 32   Ilya Gultyayev 5
2015–16 2nd 16th 38 12 8 18 36 49 44 Round of 32   Juan Lescano 7
2016–17 2nd 3rd 38 19 6 13 54 42 63 Round of 16   Sergey Samodin 10
2017–18 2nd 3rd 38 25 6 7 68 32 81 Round of 16   Andrei Kozlov 15   Dmitri Alenichev
2018–19 1st 16th 30 4 8 18 24 55 20 Round of 16   Mikhail Kostyukov 4   Dmitri Alenichev
2019–20 2nd 14th 27 7 7 13 23 40 28 Round of 32   Andrei Kozlov 15   Alexander Alekseev
  Yuri Gazzaev

Current squadEdit

As of 25 September 2020, according to the Official 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
1 GK   RUS Mikhail Oparin
2 DF   KGZ Valery Kichin
4 DF   RUS Valeri Ganus
5 DF   RUS Nikolay Markov
7 MF   RUS Aleksandr Zotov
8 MF   RUS Aleksandr Lomakin
9 FW   RUS Anzor Sanaya
10 MF   RUS Mikhail Komkov
12 MF   RUS Nikita Razdorskikh
13 MF   RUS Aleksandr Galimov
14 MF   RUS Maksim Semakin
15 DF   RUS Valeri Tskhovrebov
17 MF   RUS Yevgeni Pesikov
19 DF   RUS Konstantin Garbuz
20 MF   RUS Timur Sakharov
21 MF   RUS Yegor Ivanov
23 FW   ARG Juan Lescano
27 DF   RUS Pavel Rozhkov
No. Pos. Nation Player
29 MF   RUS Yaroslav Matviyenko
30 GK   RUS Dmitri Rebrov
32 MF   RUS Nikita Glushkov
33 DF   RUS Maksim Sukhomlinov
37 FW   RUS Fyodor Dvornikov
64 MF   RUS Oleg Lanin
77 MF   RUS Denis Samoylov
80 DF   RUS Artyom Abramov
81 MF   RUS Danila Polshikov
82 MF   RUS Aleksei Tretyakov
83 MF   RUS Aleksandr Kharitonov
84 DF   RUS Vladislav Kozhemyakin
85 MF   RUS Denis Churkin
86 FW   RUS Danil Novikov
88 MF   RUS Denis Shnitov
89 GK   RUS Andrei Shirokov
96 DF   LTU Tomas Rukas

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
FW   RUS Ilya Karpuk (at Volga Ulyanovsk)

Notable playersEdit

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


  1. ^ РЕШЕНИЕ Совета Ассоциации «Профессиональная футбольная Лига» Archived December 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ФК "Металлург-Енисей" сменил название (in Russian). FC Yenisey. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ «Енисей» займёт место «Смены» в ФНЛ (in Russian). Championat.com. 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Yenisey and Tambov will play in the playoffs" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.

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