FC Nizhny Novgorod

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FC Nizhny Novgorod
FC Nizhny Novgorod emblem.svg
Full nameFootball Club Nizhny Novgorod
Founded2015 [1]
GroundNizhny Novgorod Stadium
OwnerCity of Nizhny Novgorod
ChairmanMaksim Metlin
ManagerDmitri Cheryshev
LeagueRussian National Football League
WebsiteClub website

FC Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ФК «Нижний Новгород») is a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 2015, currently playing in the Russian National Football League.


The club has been known under different names:

  • 2015–2016: FC Volga-Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2016–2018: FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2018–present: FC Nizhny Novgorod[2]

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.[3] At the end of the 2016–17, Olimpiyets won their PFL zone and were promoted to the second-level Russian National Football League. At the end of the 2018–19 season, they qualified for the Russian Premier League promotion play-offs, but lost to PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara with an aggregate score of 2–3.


Season League Russian Cup Europe Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA GD P Name Goals
2015–16 3rd 3rd 27 15 8 4 38 19 19 53 2R Russia Igor Belyakov 11 Russia Valeri Bogdanets
Russia Konstantin Galkin
2016–17 3rd 1st 24 17 4 3 47 17 30 55 2R Russia Igor Gorbunov 10 Russia Konstantin Galkin
Russia Nikolai Pisarev
2017–18 2nd 12th 38 11 11 16 37 50 -13 55 R16 Russia Radik Khayrullov 9 Russia Nikolai Pisarev
2018–19 2nd 4th 38 18 8 12 41 31 +10 62 R16 Russia Maksim Paliyenko 9 Russia Dmitri Cheryshev

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 August 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.

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Artur Anisimov
4 Russia DF Artyom Abramov
6 Russia MF Yegor Ryabkov
8 Russia MF Ivan Chudin
10 Russia MF Maksim Paliyenko
11 Russia MF Aleksandr Sergeyev
12 Russia MF Aykhan Guseynov
13 Russia MF Pavel Ignatovich
17 Russia MF Pavel Golyshev
20 Russia MF Pavel Komolov
24 Ukraine DF Vitaliy Fedoriv
29 Russia DF Vladimir Khozin
30 Russia DF Ivan Temnikov
41 Russia MF Aleksandr Sapeta
No. Position Player
55 Russia DF Yury Morozov
58 Russia DF Ilya Zuyev
61 Russia MF Aleksandr Stavpets
69 Russia GK Mikhail Borodko
71 Russia FW Artur Sagitov (on loan from Rubin Kazan)
77 Russia FW Aleksandr Salugin
82 Russia DF Gleb Shilov
83 Russia FW Artyom Shmykov
87 Russia MF Yuri Lebedev
88 Russia GK Vitali Shilnikov
96 Russia DF Danila Chechyotkin
97 Russia FW Igor Portnyagin
98 Russia MF Mikhail Loskutov
99 Russia GK Nikolai Sysuyev

Out 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
Russia MF Artyom Maksimenko (at Zenit-2 St. Petersburg)
No. Position Player
Russia FW Dmitry Vorobyov (at Volgar Astrakhan)


  1. ^ "Archived copy" ФК «Олимпиец». История клуба (in Russian). volga-olympic.ru. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ «Олимпиец» переименован в «Нижний Новгород» (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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