FC Orenburg

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Full name Football Club Orenburg
Founded 1976; 40 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 the second-highest Russian Football National 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 31 August 2016, 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
4 Croatia MF Ivica Žunić
5 Russia MF Roman Vorobyov
6 Ivory Coast MF Yacouba Bamba
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)
17 Russia MF Dmitri Yefremov
18 Russia FW Aleksandr Prudnikov
No. Position Player
20 Russia MF Aleksei Pomerko
22 Russia MF Georgy Gabulov
23 Russia MF Sergei Breyev
24 Russia MF Igor Koronov
26 Tajikistan DF Farkhod Vosiyev
29 Uzbekistan MF Vadim Afonin
30 Belarus GK Alyaksandr Hutar
33 Russia GK Dmitry Abakumov
34 Russia MF Aleksandr Katsalapov
40 Bulgaria MF Blagoy Georgiev
58 Russia DF Adessoye Oyewole
88 Russia DF Maksim Batov
90 Russia FW Artyom Delkin

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
28 Russia DF Viktor Cheryazov
35 Russia MF Sergei Pikalov
36 Russia DF Valentin Prilepin
38 Russia DF Daniil Krivoruchko
44 Russia MF Stepan Oplesnin
54 Russia DF Vadim Bilyukov
55 Russia GK Vladislav Trubitsyn
57 Russia MF Vladimir Pereverzev
66 Russia MF Sergei Mitrenko
No. Position Player
69 Russia FW Aleksandr Matveychuk
70 Russia MF Dinar Khaybullin
71 Russia MF Dmitri Rudakov
75 Russia FW Samat Sarsenov
77 Russia MF Dmitri Lesovsky
78 Russia MF Ilya Ivanov
81 Russia FW Maksim Gribanov
89 Russia MF Stanislav Ivanov
91 Russia DF Denis Kaykov
92 Russia GK Aleksei Kenyaykin
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.