FC Salyut Belgorod
|Full name||Football Club|
|Ground||Salyut Stadium, Belgorod|
|League||Russian Professional Football League, Zone Center|
The club was founded in 1960 and has been known as:
- Tsementnik (Cement Worker) (1960–63)
- Spartak (1964–69)
- Salyut (Salute) (1970–91, 1993–95, 2010–14, 2018–)
- Energomash (Power Machine Building) (1991–92)
- Salyut-YUKOS (1996–99)
- Salyut-Energiya (2000–09)
Tsementnik played in the Class B in 1960 and 1961. After the team became the part of Spartak sports society, they re-entered the competition in 1964. In 1968 Spartak finished third in the finals of Class B and were promoted to the Class A, Group 2. After the reorganization of the leagues in 1971 Salyut played in the Soviet Second League until 1989. In 1990 and 1991 the team played in the Soviet Second League B.
In 1992 Energomash entered the newly formed Russian First League and were relegated. In 1993, the team finished first in Zone 2 of the Russian Second League but were not promoted. In 1995 Salyut were relegated from the Second League, but returned immediately after topping their zone in the Third League. Salyut-YUKOS were relegated again after another three years in the Second Division (1997–1999), this time to the amateur league (KFK). In 2000, they won the promotion back to the professional football. In 2001–2005 Salyut-Energia were among the leaders of the Second Division, finishing no lower than fifth in their zone. In 2005, the team finished first and were promoted to the First Division. The team finished 17th in 2010 and relegated to Second Division.
During winter break 2013–2014, Salyut experienced huge financial difficulties. Almost all contracts with first-team players were terminated by mutual consent. As a result, on 14 February 2014 club officially withdrew from competition in Russian National Football League.
Belgorod was represented professionally by FC Energomash Belgorod from 2015 to 2018.
As of 6 February 2019, according to the PFL website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Fans website (in Russian)
- В пятницу 23 января белгородский клуб завершил процедуру по изменению названия – команде возвращено прежнее наименование "Салют". Archived 2010-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Шебекинский нападающий Салюта уволился из белгородского клуба. В команде осталось пять футболистов (in Russian). FC Salyut Belgorod. 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
- "Салют" снимается с Первенства ФНЛ (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 14 February 2014.
- "«Салют Белгород» стартует в первенстве России" (in Russian). BelgorodMedia. 18 July 2018.