FC Arsenal Tula

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FC Arsenal Tula
FC Arsenal Tula Logo.svg
Full name Football Club Arsenal Tula
Nickname(s) Red-yellows, Canoneers, "Pryaniki" (Gingercakes), "Pushkari" (artillerymen), "Oruzheyniki" (Gunmen), Samovars.
Founded 1946; 68 years ago (1946)
Ground Arsenal Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,048
Chairman Pyotr Koshelnikov
Manager Dmitri Alenichev
League Russian Premier League
2013–14 2nd - Russian National Football League (promoted)

FC Arsenal-Tula (Russian: ФК «Арсенал» Тула) is a Russian football team from Tula. It played professionally in 1946, 1949 and 1959 to 2006. It played on the second-highest level (Soviet First League and Russian First Division) in 1949, 1959–1962, 1967–1969, 1998–2001 and 2004, where its best result was 5th place in 1969 and 1998. Until 2012 it played in the Amateur Football League. On 18 July 2012, Arsenal's participation in the Russian Second Division for the 2012–13 season was officially confirmed.

After the end of 2013–14 season of Russian National Football League, FC Arsenal Tula is promoted to Russian Premier League after finished the competition as runner-up. Thus Arsenal Tula made 3 successive promotion and will make debut in 2014-15 Russian Premier League.

Team name history[edit]

  • 1946–1958: FC Zenit Tula
  • 1959–1961: FC Trud Tula
  • 1962–1963: FC Shakhtyor Tula
  • 1964–1974: FC Metallurg Tula
  • 1975–1979: FC Mashinostroitel Tula
  • 1980–1983: FC TOZ Tula
  • 1984–2006: FC Arsenal Tula
  • 2007: FC Oruzheynik Tula (formed based on the squad and staff of FC Arsenal Tula, but was not a legal successor to Arsenal)
  • 2008–2012: FC Arsenal-Tula (formed based on the squad and staff of FC Oruzheynik Tula, but was not a legal successor to Oruzheynik)
  • 2011–: FC Arsenal Tula

Current squad[edit]

As of July 28, 2014, 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 Russia GK Aleksandr Filimonov
2 Russia DF Ivan Yershov
3 Russia DF Ivan Lozenkov
4 Russia DF Andrei Vasilyev (on loan from Rostov)
7 Russia MF Aleksandr Zotov (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
8 Russia DF Sergei Sukharev
10 Russia MF Sergey Kuznetsov
11 Russia FW Aleksei Bazanov
14 Russia MF Sergey Maslov
16 Russia GK Sergei Kotov
18 Montenegro MF Mladen Kašćelan
19 Russia DF Yevgeni Osipov
No. Position Player
22 Slovakia DF Lukáš Tesák
23 Russia DF Igor Kaleshin
24 Russia MF Dmitry Smirnov
27 Russia MF Sergei Ignatyev
28 Russia MF Vladislav Ryzhkov
30 Russia GK Maksim Klikin
38 Russia FW Artur Maloyan
48 Russia FW Aleksandr Kutyin
77 Russia MF Maksim Lepskiy
88 Russia MF Aleksandr Makarenko
90 Russia MF Andrei Lyakh
99 Russia FW Maxim Votinov

B team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
13 Russia DF Vladimir Mazov
15 Russia MF Vitali Orlov
17 Russia MF Ivan Baklanov (on loan from Rostov)
21 Russia MF Pavel Sergeyev
25 Russia FW Marat Gubzhev
29 Russia MF Aleksei Gogiya
35 Russia DF Maksim Biryulin
36 Russia GK Mikhail Levashov
37 Russia GK Maksim Staroverov
39 Russia DF Irakli Chezhiya
44 Russia DF Yuri Medvedev
50 Russia DF Nikita Abramov
No. Position Player
52 Russia DF Anatoli Stukalov
55 Russia DF Artur Farion
69 Russia FW Sergey Stepanov
71 Russia MF Aleksandr Zharinov
78 Russia MF Anton Babushkin
79 Russia MF Aleksandr Gordiyenko
86 Russia FW Leonid Boyev
87 Russia GK Aleksandr Leykin
91 Russia DF Nikita Sorokin
93 Russia DF Aleksei Makorin
95 Russia FW Pavel Belyanin

Farm club[edit]

The farm club FC Arsenal-2 Tula participates in the third tier of professional Russian soccer, Russian Professional Football League, beginning with the 2014-15 season. Another team was called Arsenal-2 and competed professionally from 1998 to 2002, it last competed as FC Dynamo Tula.

Notable players[edit]

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

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