FC Arsenal Tula

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Arsenal Tula
Full name Football Club Arsenal Tula
Nickname(s) Red-yellows, Canoneers, "Pryaniki" (Gingercakes), "Pushkari" (artillerymen), "Oruzheyniki" (Gunsmiths), Samovars.
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Ground Arsenal Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,048
Owner Rostec (Tulamashzavod)
Chairman Guram Adzhoyev
Manager Sergei Kiriakov
League Russian Football Premier League
2015–16 Russian Football National League, 2nd (promoted)
Current season

Arsenal Tula (Russian: ФК «Арсенал» Тула) is a Russian football team from Tula playing in the Russian Football Premier League.

After the end of the 2013–14 season, FC Arsenal Tula was promoted to the Russian Premier League after finished the competition as runner-up. Thus Arsenal Tula made three successive promotions and made their debut in the 2014–15 Russian Premier League. It came in last place in the Premier League and was relegated back to the FNL after one season. It returned back to the Premier League for the 2016–17 season after one season in the FNL.[1]

Team name history[edit]

  • 1946–58: FC Zenit Tula
  • 1959–61: FC Trud Tula
  • 1962–63: FC Shakhtyor Tula
  • 1964–74: FC Metallurg Tula
  • 1975–79: FC Mashinostroitel Tula
  • 1980–83: FC TOZ Tula
  • 1984–06: 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)
  • 2008–12: 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 28 February 2017, according to the 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
2 Russia DF Ivan Yershov
5 Russia DF Anri Khagush
6 Russia DF Maksim Belyayev
7 Russia MF Kantemir Berkhamov
9 Russia DF Kirill Kombarov
13 Zambia DF Stoppila Sunzu (on loan from Shanghai Shenhua)
18 Russia MF Nikita Burmistrov
19 Argentina FW Federico Rasic
20 Russia MF Vadim Steklov
21 Colombia DF Jherson Vergara
25 Russia GK Vladimir Gabulov
26 Mali MF Moussa Doumbia
No. Position Player
28 Russia MF Vladislav Ryzhkov
36 Russia GK Mikhail Levashov
61 Georgia (country) DF Gia Grigalava
62 Romania MF Alexandru Bourceanu
71 Russia DF Aleksandr Denisov
78 Russia MF Ilya Maksimov
84 Russia MF Oleg Vlasov
86 Bulgaria DF Ivan Ivanov
88 Russia FW Igor Shevchenko
98 Bulgaria MF Mihail Aleksandrov
99 Russia MF Dmitri Starodub

Reserve squad[edit]

Reserve team players are registered with the Premier League and are eligible to play in any official games.

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

No. Position Player
17 Russia FW Guram Adzhoyev
30 Russia FW Dzhamshed Maksumov
31 Russia GK Aleksei Berezin
33 Russia MF Igor Veprikov
34 Russia DF Aleksandr Osipov
35 Russia GK Nikita Makeyev
38 Russia DF Rustam Normatov
40 Russia DF Pavel Borisov
41 Russia DF Dmitri Doronin
42 Russia MF Atsamaz Torchinov
43 Russia DF Konstantin Markin
44 Russia FW Roman Izotov
45 Russia FW Arkadi Lobzin
47 Russia DF Andryus Rukas
48 Russia MF Roman Pekulov
49 Russia MF Nikita Golub
50 Russia GK Aleksandr Puchkov
51 Russia GK Vitali Ushakov
52 Russia DF Ilya Klementyev
53 Russia FW Aslanbek Sikoyev
54 Russia MF Daniil Zuyev
56 Russia DF Boris Samoylov
57 Russia MF Artyom Mingazov
58 Russia MF Yaroslav Ivakin
No. Position Player
59 Russia MF Kirill Chernov
60 Russia MF Andrei Potapov
65 Russia MF Ilya Savkin
67 Russia DF Aleksandr Tsogoyev
68 Russia FW Nikita Melnikov
66 Russia DF Yevgeni Yezhov
69 Russia FW Sergei Stepanov
70 Russia FW Valeri Alshanskiy
72 Russia FW Aleksandr Zharinov
74 Russia DF Ilya Salnikov
75 Russia DF Stepan Rebenko
76 Russia MF Maksim Zhumabekov
79 Russia MF Danila Buranov
80 Russia MF Aleksandr Gordiyenko
82 Russia GK Vladislav Suslov
83 Russia DF Kirill Merkotan
85 Russia GK Maksim Staroverov
87 Russia MF Aleksandr Kotenko
92 Russia MF Aleksei Kiselyov
94 Russia DF Aleksandr Matrenov
95 Russia DF Artur Farion
96 Russia DF Yanis Linda
97 Russia FW Vladislav Kormishin

Farm club[edit]

The farm club 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 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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