FC Novokuznetsk

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Full name Football Club
Nickname(s) Kuznya, MetKuz
Founded 1946; 70 years ago (1946)
Ground Metallurg Stadium, Novokuznetsk
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Azat Shamsutdinov
Manager Vacant
League Russian Professional Football League
Zone East
2014–15 3rd

FC Novokuznetsk (Russian: ФК Новокузнецк) is a Russian football club from Novokuznetsk.

Recent history[edit]

MKN were relegated to the Russian Second Division after an 18th-place finish in 2005, and only finished 2nd in the "East" region, thus keeping them down another season. However, Lada Togliatti and Dinamo Makhachkala were denied licences for the First Division and thus also relegated. This, alongside the bankruptcy of Angusht Nazran, pushed Metallurg up alongside other second-place finishers SKA Rostov-na-Donu and Mordovia Saransk.

In 2012/13 season, playing as FC Metallurg-Kuzbass Novokuznetsk in the second level (Russian National Football League), it dropped out of the competition due to financial difficulties. It won its zone in the Amateur Football League in the 2013/14 season and advanced to the third-tier Russian Professional Football League for the 2014/15 season. It also was renamed back to FC Metallurg for that season. Before the 2015/16 season it was renamed once more, to FC Novokuznetsk.[1]

League results[edit]

Russian National Football League Russian Second Division Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian First Division

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 October 2015, according to the official PFL website.

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

No. Position Player
Russia GK Yevgeni Malofeyev
Russia GK Aleksandr Melikhov
Russia GK Ivan Smolkin
Russia DF Maksim Chevelev
Russia DF Yevgeny Krug
Russia DF Igor Nedorezov
Russia DF Aleksandr Novitskiy
Russia DF Aleksei Puchkov
Russia DF Yevgeni Shpedt
Russia MF Stanislav Ageyev
Russia MF Yevgeni Andreyev
No. Position Player
Russia MF Denis Kotov
Russia MF Aleksandr Pautov
Russia MF Aleksei Sabanov
Russia MF Andrei Volgin
Russia MF Ilya Volkov
Russia MF Maksim Yeruslanov
Russia FW Artyom Bibik
Russia FW Eduard Krug
Russia FW Vadim Larionov
Russia FW Konstantin Maltsev
Russia FW Valentin Yegunov

Team colours[edit]

MKN's home kit features green shirts, white shorts and green socks.

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