FC Saturn Ramenskoye

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Saturn Ramenskoye
Full name State-Owned Enterprise
of the Moscow Region
Football Club Saturn Moscow Region
Nickname(s) The Aliens, The Humanoids
Founded 1946; 69 years ago (1946)
Ground Saturn Stadium, Ramenskoye
Ground Capacity 16,500
Chairman Yevgeni Kalakutskiy
Manager Sergei Pavlov
League PFL, Zone West

FC Saturn Ramenskoye (Russian full name: Государственное учреждение Московской области Футбольный клуб "Сатурн" Московская область) is a Russian football (soccer) club, based in the Moscow suburb of Ramenskoye. It is also known as FC Saturn Moscow Region (FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast). The club was founded in 1946. Although the club is based in Ramenskoye, the club represents all Moscow Oblast. Due to huge debts it was dissolved in January 2011, but was recreated on the base of their former farm club FC Saturn-2 Moscow Region. It returned to the professional level in Russian Professional Football League in the 2013-14 season.

Their nickname “Aliens” (Russian инопланетяне) comes from the name 'Saturn'. Also, nicknamed "Extraterrestrials."

It was previously called Krylya Sovetov (1946–1957), Trud (1958–1959) and Saturn-REN TV (February 2002 to January 2004). In 2006 the club beat the record of drawn matches played in the Russian Premier League during one season - 16 times.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2014, according to the official PFL 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 Yegor Generalov
5 Russia DF Aleksandr Khokhlov
7 Russia MF Alexey Shebanov
8 Russia DF Dmitri Kudinov
9 Russia DF Nikita Lapin
10 Russia FW Anton Kryuchkov
11 Russia FW Nikolai Ivannikov
13 Russia FW Aleksei Medvedev
14 Russia MF Rinat Mavletdinov
17 Russia MF Pavel Sultanov
18 Russia MF Yevgeni Chernyshov
19 Russia MF Dmitri Shorokhov
21 Russia MF Lev Kornilov
22 Russia DF Sergei Chernetsov
No. Position Player
23 Russia DF Vadim Boldyrev
24 Russia GK Vitali Chilyushkin
27 Russia DF Sergei Troyan
28 Russia DF Andrei Lukanchenkov
29 Russia MF Konstantin Korzh
31 Russia MF Igor Shestakov
77 Russia MF Yevgeni Degtyaryov
79 Russia DF Shamil Kurbanov
80 Russia MF Artyom Bragin
90 Russia GK Sergei Burkin
99 Russia FW Magomed Ubaydulayev
Russia MF Daniil Savichev
Turkmenistan FW Maksim Kazankov

League and Cup history[edit]

Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian Third Division Russian Second Division

Saturn's reserve squad played professionally as FC Saturn-2 Ramenskoye in the Russian Second Division in 1999 and 2000. A separate farm club called FC Saturn-2 Moscow Oblast plays in the Russian Second Division as of 2009.

History of FCSR supportive movement[edit]

The football club Saturn Ramenskoye (FCSR) supporters movement was born in the second part of the 1980s when the team started playing on the professional level. The organised group of fans at that time consisted of not more than 20 people; however the first trips (Russian: выезда) to Tula, Kaluga, Pskov and other cities were already done by them in 1986.

The new age for FCSR supportive movement is connected with the year 1995. Then the famous supporter Andrey Egorishev (nicknamed "Arsenal") had begun to unite fans of Saturn. It is believed that the team played in black and blue colors because of him. In 1996 Saturn had played in red and white colors. Fans who disliked these colors (because of ideological views) had many discussions – and finally chose black and blue colors. Some time after that the team changed colors too.

The first union of FCSR fans – Dorf Menschen (the bumpkins; the German translates literally as "Village People") – was organised in January 1996. At that moment it consisted from about 15 people, but its size (as the size of FCSR fans in common) has been increasing. Many groups of fans were formed (mainly according to geographical location). Because a large number of these groups became uncontrollable, it was decided to unite them around a Dorf Menschen. The South-East Confederation (Russian: «Юго-Восточная Конфедерация») was formed in this way. It was able to gather about one thousand supporters at the home game. At the moment the main FCSR band is "BBS firm" whose name means "Black Blue Supporters".

After beginning to play in the highest Russian league, the structure of the FCSR supportive movement has been changed a lot. There are some different unions at the moment, both hooligans and ultras, which are united by the 46 km. The main enemies of Saturn fans are fans of FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl and FC Khimki. There is the friendship between FCSR fans and fans of Torpedo Moscow and Spartak Moscow.

Many FCSR fans' nicknames are connected with the aliens' club name. The black and blue fans themselves mostly use the nickname gumy ("гумы") (short form of Russian "гуманоид" – "humanoid").

Notable players[edit]

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

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