FC Orenburg

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Full name Football Club Orenburg
Founded 1976; 41 years ago (1976)
Ground Gazovik Stadium
Ground Capacity 7,500
Owner Gazprom (through subsidiaries)
Chairman Vasily Stolypin
Manager Robert Yevdokimov
League Russian Football Premier League
2015–16 Russian National Football League, 1st (promoted)

FC Orenburg (Russian: ФК «Оренбург») is a Russian professional football club from Orenburg, founded in 1976. It plays in Russian Premier League.


It played professionally from 1976 to 1982 and from 1989 on. Before 1976 another Orenburg team, Lokomotiv Orenburg, played professionally, including 3 seasons in the second-highest Soviet First League in 1960–62. In 1989 Gazovik was called Progress Orenburg. Gazovik began Russian League at Zone 5 of Second League and relegated from Zone 6 from one to Third League in 1993. They stayed in Zone 5 of Third League until 1997 season, when they returned to third level. They finished Ural Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) as runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons and finally promoted to the Russian First League in 2010.

On 2 May 2016, the club secured top-two finish in the 2015–16 Russian National Football League and with that, the promotion to the Russian Football Premier League for the 2016–17 season for the first time in club's history.[1]

On 25 May 2016, the club was renamed from its historical name FC Gazovik Orenburg to FC Orenburg.[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2017, 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 Rudenko
2 Russia DF Vladimir Poluyakhtov
3 Belarus DF Mikhail Sivakow
4 Croatia MF Ivica Žunić
5 Russia MF Roman Vorobyov
8 Russia MF Marat Shogenov
9 Russia MF Vladimir Parnyakov
10 Russia FW Anzor Sanaya
12 Russia DF Andrei Malykh
13 Belarus MF Pavel Nyakhaychyk
15 Russia DF Dmitri Andreyev (Captain)
16 Slovakia FW Michal Ďuriš
17 Russia MF Dmitri Yefremov
20 Russia MF Aleksei Pomerko
No. Position Player
22 Russia MF Georgy Gabulov
23 Russia MF Sergei Breyev
24 Russia MF Igor Koronov
27 Belarus DF Maksim Bardachow
29 Uzbekistan MF Vadim Afonin
30 Belarus GK Alyaksandr Hutar
32 Slovenia MF Denis Popović
33 Russia GK Dmitry Abakumov
40 Bulgaria MF Blagoy Georgiev
41 Russia GK Mikhail Kerzhakov
45 Georgia (country) FW Elguja Lobjanidze
48 Russia MF Maksim Grigoryev
50 Belarus MF Stanislaw Drahun
58 Russia DF Adessoye Oyewole

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
26 Tajikistan DF Farkhod Vosiyev (at Istiklol until the end of the 2016–17 season)[3]
No. Position Player
Russia FW Artyom Delkin (at Tambov until the end of the 2016–17 season)

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
7 Russia MF Andrei Boyko
14 Russia FW Anton Mikhailov
19 Russia MF Ilya Altyshev
21 Russia DF Pavel Pikin
25 Russia MF Denis Makarov
28 Russia DF Viktor Cheryazov
35 Russia MF Sergei Pikalov
36 Russia DF Valentin Prilepin
38 Russia DF Daniil Krivoruchko
39 Russia MF Denis Fedenko
42 Russia DF Maksim Kazachkov
44 Russia MF Stepan Oplesnin
55 Russia GK Vladislav Trubitsyn
60 Russia MF Danila Kozlov
66 Russia MF Sergei Mitrenko
69 Russia FW Aleksandr Matveychuk
No. Position Player
70 Russia MF Dinar Khaybullin
71 Russia MF Dmitri Rudakov
77 Russia MF Dmitri Lesovsky
78 Russia MF Ilya Ivanov
80 Russia MF Anton Antonenko
81 Russia FW Maksim Gribanov
89 Russia MF Stanislav Ivanov
91 Russia DF Denis Kaykov
92 Russia GK Aleksei Kenyaykin
93 Russia FW Mikhail Kukushkin
94 Russia DF Sergei Kovalyov
96 Russia MF Nikita Arsenyev
97 Russia FW Andrei Rybkin
98 Russia GK Vladislav Dolgopol
99 Russia MF Vladislav Kalinin


Notable players[edit]

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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ «Газовик» в Премьер-лиге! (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Футбольный Клуб "Оренбург" (in Russian). FC Orenburg. 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Истиклол арендовал Фархода Восиева". fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.