FC Nizhny Novgorod
|Full name||Football Club Nizhny Novgorod|
|Ground||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Owner||City of Nizhny Novgorod|
|League||Russian National Football League|
FC Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ФК «Нижний Новгород») is a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 2015. In the 2015–16 season, it began to play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League. It was founded as a farm club for FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. On 15 June 2016, the parent club Volga was dissolved, with Olimpiyets becoming the top club in Nizhny Novgorod. At the end of the 2016–17, Olimpiyets won their PFL zone and were promoted to the second-level Russian National Football League.
"Olimpiyets" means Olympian in Russian.
Team name history
- 2015–2016: FC Volga-Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
- 2016–2018: FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
- 2018–present: FC Nizhny Novgorod
|Season||League||Russian Cup||Europe||Top goalscorer||Manager|
|2015–16||3rd||3rd||27||15||8||4||38||19||19||53||2R||—||Igor Belyakov||11|| Valeri Bogdanets|
|2016–17||3rd||1st||24||17||4||3||47||17||30||55||2R||—||Igor Gorbunov||10|| Konstantin Galkin|
|2017–18||2nd||12th||38||11||11||16||37||50||-13||55||R16||—||Radik Khayrullov||9||Nikolai Pisarev|
As of 22 February 2019, according to the FNL website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "ФК «Олимпиец». История клуба" (in Russian). volga-olympic.ru. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016.
- "«Олимпиец» переименован в «Нижний Новгород»" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 29 June 2018.
- (in Russian) Team history by footballfacts
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