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

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Full nameFutbolny Klub
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Founded1937; 82 years ago (1937)
Ground Central Stadium,
OwnerKrasnoyarsk Krai
ChairmanViktor Kardashov
ManagerDmitri Alenichev
LeagueRussian Premier League
2017–18 FNL, 3rd (promoted via playoffs)
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.

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 Round of 16   Dmitri Alenichev

Current squadEdit

As of 22 February 2019, according to the Official 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
1   GK Yuri Nesterenko
2   DF Valery Kichin
3   DF Dmitri Yatchenko
5   MF Pavel Komolov
6   MF Dmitri Torbinski
7   MF Aleksandr Zotov (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
8   MF Fegor Ogude
9   FW Aleksandr Sobolev (on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara)
10   FW Mikhail Komkov
11   FW Artur Sarkisov
13   DF Aleksei Gritsayenko (on loan from Krasnodar)
14   MF Maksim Semakin
No. Position Player
17   MF Konstantin Savichev
23   MF Babacar Sarr
27   DF Pavel Rozhkov
36   FW Stanislav Matyash
48   FW Aleksandr Kutyin
55   GK David Yurchenko
63   DF Ali Gadzhibekov (on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara)
77   MF Mikhail Kostyukov
78   MF Arsen Khubulov
83   MF Aleksandr Kharitonov
94   MF Oleh Danchenko (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)

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
  GK Mikhail Filippov (at Rotor Volgograd)
  DF Shamil Gasanov (at Baltika Kaliningrad)
  DF David Mildzikhov (at Khimki)
No. Position Player
  MF Azim Fatullayev (at Rotor Volgograd)
  FW Maksim Rudnev (at Syzran-2003)

Notable playersEdit


  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). 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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