PFC Sochi, Professional Football Club Sochi (Russian: Профессиональный футбольный клуб Сочи, romanizedProfessional'nyy Futbolny Klub Soči), is a Russian professional football club based in Sochi. The club is playing its home matches at the 41,000-capacity Fisht Stadium.

Sochi
PFC Sochi logo.svg
Full nameПрофессиональный футбольный клуб Сочи
(Professional Football Club Sochi)
Nickname(s)Belo-sinie (The White-Blues) Leopardy (The Leopards)
Founded6 June 2018; 19 months ago (2018-06-06)
GroundFisht Olympic Stadium
Capacity47,659
OwnerBoris Rotenberg
ChairmanDmitry Rubashko
(Director General)
ManagerVladimir Fedotov
LeagueRussian Premier League
2018–19FNL, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

PFC Sochi was founded on 6 June 2018 after the relocation of FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg to Sochi, thus becoming the only professional football club in the city.[1][2][3][4][5]

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.[6]

On 20 November 2019, Sochi announced that Aleksandr Tochilin had resigned as manager, with Roman Berezovsky being placed in temporary charge.[7] On 8 December 2019, Sochi announced Vladimir Fedotov as their new permanent manager on a ​2 12-year contract.[8]

League positionEdit

Season League Russian Cup Europe Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA GD P Name Goals
2018–19 2nd 2nd 38 19 12 7 63 34 +29 69 Third Round   Maksim Barsov 19   Aleksandr Tochilin
2019–20 1st 38   Aleksandr Tochilin
  Roman Berezovsky (Caretaker)
  Vladimir Fedotov

StadiumsEdit

Since its creation, PFC Sochi plays at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The stadium provides 40,000 seats to its spectators.

The Federal Sport base "Yug Sport" was the training center in the beginning of the 2018–19 season.[9]

Current squadEdit

As of 18 December 2019

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

No. Position Player
5   MF Aleksei Pomerko
8   MF Nikita Koldunov
9   FW Anton Zabolotny
10   FW Maksim Barsov
12   GK Nikolai Zabolotny
15   DF Ibragim Tsallagov
16   MF Christian Noboa
17   FW Andrei Mostovoy (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
18   MF Nikita Burmistrov
19   GK Yevgeny Frolov
20   DF Igor Yurganov
21   MF Akmal Bakhtiyarov
24   DF Elmir Nabiullin
No. Position Player
25   DF Ivan Novoseltsev
26   DF Nikita Kalugin
27   DF Kirill Zaika
32   DF Miha Mevlja
34   DF Timofei Margasov
35   GK Soslan Dzhanayev (captain)
45   DF Ivan Miladinović
77   FW Dmitry Poloz
87   FW Aleksandre Karapetian
90   DF Pavel Shakuro
94   MF Dušan Lagator
TBD   MF Erik Vardanyan

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 Rostislav Soldatenko (at Alania Vladikavkaz)
No. Position Player
  FW Pavel Ryabokon (at Dolgoprudny)

Coaching staffEdit

HonoursEdit

Russian Football National League

Manager historyEdit

As of match played 8 December 2019
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Aleksandr Tochilin   Russia 20 November 2019[7] 56 22 16 18 78 59 039.29
Roman Berezovsky (Caretaker)   Armenia 20 November 2019[7] 8 December 2019[8] 2 0 2 0 2 2 000.00
Vladimir Fedotov   Russia 8 December 2019[8] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ У «Динамо Спб» нет болельщиков, но клуб переезжает на 40-тысячную арену в Сочи
  2. ^ «Динамо» СПб переедет в Сочи. Клуб ждет одобрение Ротенберга
  3. ^ «Динамо-СПб» готово к переезду в Сочи и ждет решения владельца
  4. ^ Очередной ФК «Сочи»: клуб Ротенберга займет стадион «Фишт» после ЧМ-2018
  5. ^ Это было динамично!
  6. ^ ""Tambov" and "Sochi" went to the Premier League!" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Точилин уходит в отставку". pfcsochi.ru/ (in Russian). PFC Sochi. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Владимир Федотов – новый тренер Сочи". pfcsochi.ru/ (in Russian). PFC Sochi. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.yug-sport.ru

External linksEdit