FC Volgar Astrakhan

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Volgar FC
Logo of FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan.png
Full name Volgar Football Club
Founded 1960; 57 years ago (1960)
Ground Central Stadium,
Ground Capacity 17,712
Owner Astrakhan Oblast
Chairman Sergey Sergeyev
Manager Russia Yuri Gazzaev
League Russian National Football League
2015–16 4th

Volgar FC (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волгарь") is an association football club based in Astrakhan, Russia. They play in the 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–)[1]
  • 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.

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
2 Russia DF Yevgeni Kirisov
3 Russia DF Konstantin Pliyev
4 Russia DF Yevgeni Steshin
7 Russia MF Dmitri Kabutov
8 Russia FW Mikhail Zhabkin
9 Russia FW Aleksandr Radchenko
10 Russia MF Ruslan Gazzayev
11 Russia FW Sergei Verkashanskiy
13 Ukraine DF Ihor Kalinin
15 Russia DF Soslan Takazov
16 Russia GK Dmitri Ternovskiy
18 Russia MF Oleg Shalayev
19 Russia MF Aleksei Sutormin
20 Russia MF Aleksandr Bolonin
21 Russia FW Dmitri Lesnikov
No. Position Player
22 Russia GK Stanislav Buchnev
25 Russia MF Vladislav Kamilov
26 Russia FW Dmitri Otstavnov
27 Russia MF Temuri Bukiya
29 Russia MF Maksim Yakovlev
30 Russia GK Dmitri Saganovich
33 Russia MF Aslan Dyshekov
44 Russia DF Mikhail Borisov
64 Russia MF Seyt-Daut Garakoyev
70 Russia MF Roman Akbashev
77 Russia DF Elbrus Zurayev
85 Russia DF Anton Grigoryev
88 Russia MF Shota Bibilov
92 Russia MF Aleksei Skvortsov
99 Russia FW Islam Mashukov

Notable past players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Volgar.


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