PFC Spartak Nalchik
|Full name||Professional Football Club
|Nickname(s)||Red-White, Djigits (Horsemen), Southerners|
|Ground||Spartak Stadium, Nalchik|
|League||Russian Professional Football League|
|2016–17||FNL, 19th (relegated)|
PFC Spartak Nalchik (Russian: Профессиональный футбольный клуб "Спартак" Нальчик) is a Russian association football club based in Nalchik that plays in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League. They played in the Russian Premier League between 2006 and 2012.
FC Spartak Nalchik was founded in 1935 and played in the regional "B-class" tournament. In 1965, Spartak won the competition and was promoted into "A-class", second group. Spartak played in that tournament from 1966 to 1970.
After reorganization of Soviet league system, Spartak played in the Soviet Second League (1971, 1977, 1978, 1981–1989) and Soviet First League (1972–1976, 1979, 1980), having been promoted and relegated several times. In 1990 and 1991 Spartak played in the Buffer League. The club's best result was a 14th position in the First League in 1974 and 1975.
The club won the title of champions of RSFSR in 1965 and 1970.
In 1992, Spartak Nalchik was entitled to enter Russian First Division. The club was relegated after the 1993 season, but earned promotion back in 1995, after two seasons spent in the Russian Second Division. From 1996 to 2005 Spartak again played in the First Division. In 2005, the team finished second and earned promotion to the Premier League. They were the leaders of Premier League between 10th and 15th rounds in 2006 season. Finally they finished 9th. They led the league again from the 3rd to 8th round in the 2010 season.
Spartak has also been known as "Automobilist" (in 1969–1972) and "Elbrus" (in 1976).
In 2011/12 season the team finished 16th and was relegated to First division.
In January 2014, Minister for Sport and Tourism of Kabardino-Balkaria announced the beginning of bankruptcy proceedings for the club. Later the same month, the Government of Kabardino-Balkaria allocated additional 61 mln roubles for the team from Republican budget.
They won their PFL zone in the 2015–16 season and were promoted back to the FNL for the 2016–17.
|Season||League||Russian Cup||Top goalscorer||Manager|
|1992||2nd, West||8||34||16||3||15||58||47||35||Eduard Kugotov||19||Kazbek Tlyarugov|
|1993||2nd, West||16||42||13||8||21||52||73||34||Round of 128||Eduard Kugotov||9||Kazbek Tlyarugov|
|1994||3rd, West||3||40||28||3||9||98||33||59||Round of 64||Aslan Goplachev||29||Yuri Naurzokov|
|1995||3rd, West||1||42||30||6||6||127||49||96||Round of 256||Oleg Kirimov||22||Boris Sinitsyn|
|1996||2nd||9||42||17||8||17||62||59||59||Round of 512||Alexander Zarutsky||13||Viktor Kumykov|
|1997||2nd||4||42||23||3||16||74||53||72||Round of 64||Alexander Zarutsky||12||Viktor Kumykov|
|1998||2nd||15||42||15||11||16||49||52||56||Round of 64||Ali Alchagirov||9||Viktor Kumykov
|1999||2nd||13||42||17||5||20||49||61||56||Round of 256||Vaso Sepashvili||14||Aslanbek Khantsev|
|2000||2nd||5||38||13||9||16||37||44||48||Round of 16||Sergei Tsybul||7||Aslanbek Khantsev
|2001||2nd||5||34||17||4||13||48||37||55||Round of 64||Maxim Autlev||12||Soferbi Yeshugov|
|2002||2nd||6||34||14||11||9||42||30||53||Round of 64||Roman Uzdenov||12||Soferbi Yeshugov|
|2003||2nd||15||42||14||10||18||34||49||52||Round of 16||Anzor Dzamikhov||9||Soferbi Yeshugov|
|2004||2nd||12||42||16||10||16||53||46||58||Round of 64||Anzor Kunizhev||9||Yuri Krasnozhan|
|2005||2nd||2||42||25||11||6||67||36||86||Round of 64||Andriy Poroshyn||18||Yuri Krasnozhan|
|2006||1st||9||30||11||8||11||33||32||41||Round of 32||Serhiy Pylypchuk
|2007||1st||12||30||8||9||13||29||38||33||Round of 32||Ricardo Jesus||7||Yuri Krasnozhan|
|2008||1st||12||30||8||8||14||30||39||32||Quarter-final||Rustem Kalimullin||5||Yuri Krasnozhan|
|2009||1st||11||30||8||11||11||36||33||35||Round of 32||Shamil Asildarov
|2010||1st||6||30||12||8||10||40||37||44||Round of 32||Vladimir Dyadyun||10||Yuri Krasnozhan|
|2011/12||1st||16||44||7||13||24||39||60||34||Round of 32||Roman Kontsedalov||7||Vladimir Eshtrekov
|2012/13||2nd||3||32||15||8||9||32||27||53||Round of 32||Igor Koronov
|2013/14||2nd||10||36||13||12||11||36||34||51||Round of 64||Alikhan Shavayev||5||Shipshev
|2014/15||3rd South||8||22||7||5||10||26||27||26||Third round||Magomed Guguyev||14||Khasanbi Bidzhiyev|
|2015/16||3rd South||1||26||19||6||1||43||6||63||Round of 32||Magomed Guguyev||8||Khasanbi Bidzhiyev|
|2016/17||2nd||'||'||Round of 32||Khasanbi Bidzhiyev|
As of 13 February 2017, according to the official FNL website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Spartak.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to PFC Spartak Nalchik.|
- "Начата процедура банкротства нальчикского "Спартака"" (in Russian). http://www.rbc.ru/. 10 January 2014. External link in
- "Кабардино-Балкария выделила клубу "Спартак-Нальчик" 61 млн рублей" (in Russian). PFC Spartak Nalchik. 30 January 2014.