FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod
|Full name||Football Club Lokomotiv
|Founded||1916 (original club)
|2005||Russian Second Division,
Ural-Povolzhye zone, 9th
The team of the railway workers was founded in Nizhny Novgorod in 1916. Later it was known as Chervonka (1918-1922), Spartak (1923-1930), Tyaga (1931), Zheleznodorozhniki (1932-1935). In 1936 the team was renamed Lokomotiv and retained this name until 2002, when it was renamed Lokomotiv-NN. During the existence of the USSR the club was a part of the Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society.
Lokomotiv was mostly known for its football school and did not play in the Soviet league until 1987. In 1989 Lokomotiv won promotion to the First League and spent two years there.
In 1992, after the dissolution of USSR, Lokovotiv was entitled enter the Russian Premier League, and reached the best result in club's history, a 6th position. Lokomotiv finished 8th in 1994 and 1996 before being relegated after the 1997 season, during which it reached the semifinal of the Intertoto Cup. However, the club won promotion back immediately and spent another two seasons in the Premier League (1999 and 2000). After finishing last in the 2001 First Division the club was relegated. Before starting in the Second League it folded.
In 2002 a new club Lokomotiv-GZhD was created by the Gorkiy Railways and sponsored by the Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast Administration entering the Amateur Football League. In 2002 Lokomotiv won promotion to the Second Division and played there until 2005. In 2006 the club was disbanded.
Lokomotiv's reserve squad played professionally as FC Lokomotiv-d Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian Third League in 1996-1997.
Notable past players
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Lokomotiv.
- European Competitions 1997-98, rsssf.com.
- Russia 2006 Third Level, by Mike Dryomin, rsssf.com
- Georgy Maslyaev: consolidation of efforts is needed, by Grigory Gusev, Football-Hockey NN, 6 June 2006 (Russian)
- Official Website (Russian)