FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk

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Logo yenisey.jpg
Full name Futbolny Klub
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Founded 1937; 81 years ago (1937)
Ground Central Stadium,
Capacity 22,500
Owner Krasnoyarsk Krai
Chairman Viktor Kardashov
Manager Dmitri Alenichev
League Russian Premier League
2017–18 FNL, 3rd (promoted via playoffs)
Current season

FK Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (ФК Енисей Красноярск) is a Russian football club based in Krasnoyarsk. The club plays in the Russian Premier League.


The club was founded in 1937 as Lokomotiv Krasnoyarsk and spent one season in Class D of the Soviet league. In 1957 the club was re-formed and entered the Far East zone of Class B. In 1968 Lokomotiv was renamed Rassvet and, in 1970, Avtomobilist. In 1991 it became Metallurg, a title it held until February 2010 when it was renamed Metallurg-Yenisey (formally, Metallurg was excluded from the league and a new independent club Metallurg-Yenisey was admitted into the league).[1] In 2011, the club was renamed to Yenisey.[2] The club is named after the river of Yenisei, where Krasnoyarsk is located.

Yenisey (or their predecessors) never played in the Soviet Top League or Russian Premier League until 2018. Their best result in Soviet League was a 2nd position in Group 7 of Class B in 1959, while their best result in Russian history is the 3rd position in Russian National Football League in 2016–17 and 2017–18. Since the end of the Soviet Union the club has suffered relegation to the Second Division on five occasions, most recently in 2006. In the 2015–16 season, Yenisey took 16th spot in the FNL and should have been relegated, but one of the third-tier Russian Professional Football League zone winners, FC Smena Komsomolsk-na-Amure, refused to be promoted due to lack of financing, and Yenisey stayed in the FNL.[3] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Yenisey reached the Russian Premier League promotion play-offs, but lost to FC Arsenal Tula on away goals rule (2–1 at home, 0–1 away) and stayed in the FNL. Despite spending a portion of the next 2017–18 season in the top-two direct-promotion spot, by the end of the season Yenisey dropped into 3rd position and qualified for promotion play-offs again.[4] They defeated FC Anzhi Makhachkala 6–4 on aggregate in the promotion play-offs and were promoted to the Russian Premier League for the 2018–19 season for the first time in team's history.

Domestic history[edit]

Season League Russian Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2010 2nd 11th 38 15 8 15 37 39 53 Second round Russia Aleksei Bazanov 14
2011–12 2nd 10th 48 17 15 16 53 53 66 Round of 32 Russia Aleksei Bazanov 13
2012–13 2nd 10th 32 9 12 11 30 31 39 Quarter-finals Russia Sergei Pyatikopov
Russia Aleksei Bazanov
2013–14 2nd 13th 36 12 9 15 40 47 45 Fourth Round Argentina Juan Lescano 7
2014–15 2nd 8th 34 11 9 14 39 42 42 Round of 32 Russia Ilya Gultyayev 5
2015–16 2nd 16th 38 12 8 18 36 49 44 Round of 32 Argentina Juan Lescano 7
2016–17 2nd 3rd 38 19 6 13 54 42 63 Round of 16 Russia Sergey Samodin 10
2017–18 2nd 3rd 38 25 6 7 68 32 81 Round of 16 Russia Andrei Kozlov 15 Russia Dmitri Alenichev

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 August 2018, according to the Official RFPL 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 Yuri Nesterenko
2 Kyrgyzstan DF Valery Kichin
3 Russia DF Dmitri Yatchenko
4 Russia DF Shamil Gasanov
5 Russia MF Pavel Komolov
6 Russia MF Dmitri Torbinski
7 Russia MF Aleksandr Zotov (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
8 Nigeria MF Fegor Ogude
9 Croatia FW Darko Bodul
10 Russia FW Mikhail Komkov
11 Armenia FW Artur Sarkisov
13 Russia DF Aleksei Gritsayenko (on loan from Krasnodar)
14 Russia MF Maksim Semakin
No. Position Player
15 Russia MF Azim Fatullayev
26 Serbia DF Rade Dugalić
27 Russia DF Pavel Rozhkov
33 Bulgaria DF Petar Zanev
47 Russia GK Mikhail Filippov
48 Russia FW Aleksandr Kutyin
55 Russia GK David Yurchenko
63 Russia DF Ali Gadzhibekov (on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara)
70 Albania MF Enis Gavazaj
77 Russia MF Mikhail Kostyukov
83 Russia MF Aleksandr Kharitonov
91 Montenegro FW Marko Obradović

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 DF David Mildzikhov (at Khimki)
Russia FW Artur Maloyan (at Tyumen)
No. Position Player
Russia FW Maksim Rudnev (at Syzran-2003)

Notable players[edit]

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


  1. ^ РЕШЕНИЕ Совета Ассоциации «Профессиональная футбольная Лига» Archived December 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ ФК "Металлург-Енисей" сменил название (in Russian). FC Yenisey. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ «Енисей» займёт место «Смены» в ФНЛ (in Russian). Championat.com. 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Yenisey and Tambov will play in the playoffs" (in Russian). Russian Football National League. 6 May 2018.

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