FC Volgar Astrakhan
|Full name||Volgar Football Club|
|League||Russian National Football League|
The club has been known under following names:
- Pishchevik (food industry worker) (−1958)
- Trud (labour) (1958–59)
- Volgar (1960–94) (2012–)
- Volgar-Gazprom (1995–2007), (2010–2012)
- Volgar-Gazprom-2 (2007–10)
Pishchevik played in the Second Group of the Soviet League. Trud (and later Volgar) played in the Class B (1958, 1960–1967), in Class A, Group 2 (1968–1969), in Class A, Group 1 (1970), Soviet First League (1971), Soviet Second League (1972–1990), Soviet Second League B (1991). In 1992 Volgar entered the Russian Second League, played in the Third League in 1994 (finished top and were promoted), returned to the Second League in 1995 and stayed until 1998. In 1998 Volgar-Gazprom were promoted and in 1999 they started playing in the Russian First Division. With the exception of the relegation for the 2004 season, Volgar-Gazprom had been in the First Division until 2006. The club was denied the professional licence and thus relegated to amateur level in 2007. Another club was organized called FC Volgar-Gazprom-2. The new club advanced to the Russian First Division for the 2009 season.
As of 24 February 2017, 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.
Notable past players
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Volgar.
- Official website (Russian)