FC Volgar Astrakhan

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Full name Football Club
Volgar Astrakhan
Founded 1925; 89 years ago (1925)
Ground Central Stadium,
Ground Capacity 21,500
Chairman Sergey Sergeyev
Manager Russia Yuri Gazzaev
League Russian National Football League
2013–14 Russian Professional Football League, Zone South, 1st (promoted)

FC Volgar Astrakhan (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волгарь" Астрахань) is an association football club based in Astrakhan, Russia. They play in the Russian National Football League.


The club has been known under following names:

  • Pishchevik (food industry worker) (-1958)
  • Trud (labour) (1958–59)
  • Volgar (1960–94) (2012-)[1]
  • Volgar-Gazprom (1995-07), (2010-2012)
  • Volgar-Gazprom-2 (2007–10)

Pishchevik played in the Second Group of the Soviet League. Trud (and later Volgar) played in the Class B (1958, 1960–1967), in Class A, Group 2 (1968–1969), in Class A, Group 1 (1970), Soviet First League (1971), Soviet Second League (1972–1990), Soviet Second League B (1991). In 1992 Volgar entered the Russian Second League, played in the Third League in 1994 (finished top and were promoted), returned to the Second League in 1995 and stayed until 1998. In 1998 Volgar-Gazprom were promoted and in 1999 they started playing in the Russian First Division. With the exception of the relegation for the 2004 season, Volgar-Gazprom had been in the First Division until 2006. The club was denied the professional licence and thus relegated to amateur level in 2007. Another club was organized called FC Volgar-Gazprom-2. The new club advanced to the Russian First Division for the 2009 season.

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 July 2014, according to the FNL website.

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

No. Position Player
2 Russia DF Aslan Doguzov
3 Russia DF Aleksandr Zhirov
5 Russia DF Dmitri Ivanov
7 Russia MF Aleksandr Krendelev
8 Russia MF Oleg Aleynik
9 Russia FW Ruslan Bolov
10 Russia MF Ruslan Gazzayev
11 Russia FW Sergei Verkashanskiy
13 Russia MF Sergei Terekhov
14 Russia MF Andrei Zenin
15 Russia MF Aleksei Kolomiychenko
17 Russia MF Khoren Bayramyan
18 Russia MF Denis Kirilenko
No. Position Player
20 Abkhazia FW Dmitry Akhba
22 Russia GK Stanislav Buchnev
23 Russia DF Sergei Zuykov
27 Russia MF Temuri Bukiya
32 Serbia MF Branimir Petrović
33 Russia FW Aleksandr Alkhazov
51 Russia DF Aslan Tautiyev
61 Russia GK Innokenti Kolesov
71 Russia DF Aleksandr Denisov
77 Russia DF Elbrus Zurayev
87 Latvia MF Ivans Lukjanovs
88 Moldova GK Ştefan Sicaci
99 Russia MF Mikhail Zhabkin

Notable past players[edit]

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


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