FC Orenburg

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Full nameFootball Club Orenburg
Founded1976; 43 years ago (1976)
GroundGazovik Stadium
OwnerGazprom (through subsidiaries)
ChairmanVasily Stolypin
ManagerVladimir Fedotov
LeagueRussian Premier League
2017–18FNL, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Orenburg (Russian: ФК «Оренбург») is a Russian professional football club from Orenburg, founded in 1976. As of the 2018–19 season, it plays in the Russian Premier 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 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]

The club was relegated back to the second tier at the end of the 2016–17 season after losing a penalty shootout in the relegation playoffs to FC SKA-Khabarovsk. It was promoted back to the Russian Premier League after one season in the second tier.[3]


Domestic Competitions

2015–16, 2017–18

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2019, according to the official RPFL 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
3 Belarus DF Mikhail Sivakow
6 Croatia DF Silvije Begić
7 Serbia FW Đorđe Despotović
8 Croatia MF Danijel Miškić
9 Russia FW Andrei Kozlov
10 Slovenia MF Denis Popović
11 Russia FW Andrea Chukanov
12 Russia DF Andrei Malykh
13 Russia DF Sergei Terekhov
15 Russia DF Dmitri Andreyev (captain)
16 Portugal MF Ricardo Alves
No. Position Player
19 Russia MF Aleksei Sutormin
23 Russia MF Sergei Breyev
29 Uzbekistan MF Vadim Afonin
31 Russia DF Vitali Shakhov
32 Russia MF Artyom Kulishev
56 Russia GK Aleksandr Dovbnya
58 Russia DF Adessoye Oyewole
77 Russia MF Nikita Malyarov
86 Russia MF Grigori Chirkin
88 Russia FW Artyom Galadzhan (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
91 Russia GK Yevgeni Frolov
92 Russia MF Denis Fedenko

Reserve squad[edit]


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. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Orenburg and Krylia Sovetov promoted to Premier League" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.