FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod

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FC Volga
Logo of FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod.gif
Full name Некоммерческое партнерство Футбольный Клуб Волга Нижний Новгород
(Non-Commercial Partnership Football Club Volga Nizhny Novgorod)
Nickname(s) Volgari (The Volga Natives)
Founded 1963; 51 years ago (1963)
Ground Lokomotiv Stadium
Ground Capacity 17,856
Chairman Oleg Alyoshin
Manager Andrei Talalayev
League Football National League
2013–14 Premier League, 15th (relegated)
Current season

FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волга" Нижний Новгород) is a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 1963. In 2008, FC Volga won the Ural-Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) zone of the Russian Second Division and advanced to the Russian First Division. It finished First Division as 4th in 2009 and finished one as 2nd in 2010 and promoted to Russian Premier League for 2011 season. Promotion to the top league was secured after 2-2 draw with Nizhny Novgorod at Nizhny Novgorod derby on 3 November 2010.

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1963 after a merger of two teams from Gorky - Torpedo and Raketa. The team played in the Soviet Top League, where its best result was 14th place in 1964. The team was disbanded in 1984. In 1998, a new club called FC Elektronika Nizhny Novgorod was founded. It played in Russian Second Division. In 2004 it was renamed to Volga.

FC Torpedo-Viktoriya Nizhny Novgorod was another squad to claim the legacy of FC Volga Gorky.

League History[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1999 KFK(4th), "Povolzhye" 7 - - - - - - - - - -
2000 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2001 3rd, "Ural-Povolzhye" 9 34 13 10 11 54 43 49 - - Russia Kuznetsov - 12
2002 6 30 12 8 10 40 38 44 R256 - Russia Podolyanchik - 9
2003 14 38 11 5 22 41 62 38 R256 - Russia Podolyanchik - 14
2004 12 36 12 9 15 41 46 45 R512 - Russia Georgiev - 9
2005 6 36 15 12 9 44 30 57 R256 - Russia Udodov - 7
2006 7 24 10 8 6 31 23 38 R512 - Russia Loginov - 5
2007 4 26 15 5 6 52 30 50 R256 - Russia Kaynov - 11
2008 1 34 23 9 2 73 23 78 R512 - Russia Prokofyev - 17
2009 2nd 4 38 17 14 7 54 32 65 R16 - Russia Khazov - 10
2010 2 38 19 14 5 62 25 71 R64 - Georgia (country) Martsvaladze - 21
2011–12 1st 14 44 12 5 27 37 60 41 SF - Russia Bibilov - 7
2012–13 12 30 7 8 15 28 46 29 R32 - Russia Sapogov - 9

Current squad[edit]

Updated 21 August 2014, according to the FNL official 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 Artur Nigmatullin
4 Poland DF Marcin Kowalczyk
6 Russia DF Dmitriy Polyanin
7 Armenia FW Artur Sarkisov
8 Russia DF Denis Kolodin
9 Russia MF Aleksandr Shulenin
10 Russia FW Andrei Kozlov
11 Russia MF Roman Kontsedalov
13 Russia FW Ilya Kukharchuk
14 Russia MF Eduard Sukhanov
17 Armenia MF Artur Minosyan
19 Russia DF Maksim Zhestokov
20 Russia MF Dmitri Malyaka
No. Position Player
21 Russia MF Merabi Uridia
26 Poland DF Piotr Polczak
27 Russia GK Mikhail Komarov
29 Russia DF Iskandar Dzhalilov
31 Brazil MF Leandro
35 Estonia GK Sergei Pareiko
39 Russia FW Artyom Danilenko
50 Russia DF Dmitri Kurayev
53 Russia MF Andrei Churin
77 Russia DF Andrei Proshin
78 Jamaica MF Luton Shelton
95 Russia MF Ilya Petrov

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Notable players[edit]

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

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

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