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FC Salyut Belgorod

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Full nameFootball Club
Salyut Belgorod
Founded1960; 61 years ago (1960)
GroundSalyut Stadium, Belgorod
ChairmanAleksandr Shcheglov
ManagerViktor Navochenko
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Group 3
2019–20Zone Center, 4th

FC Salyut Belgorod is a Russian association football club based in Belgorod. They play in the Russian Professional Football League.


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–)[1]
  • 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.[2] As a result, on 14 February 2014 club officially withdrew from competition in Russian National Football League.[3]

Belgorod was represented professionally by FC Energomash Belgorod from 2015 to 2018.

Before the 2018–19 season, Salyut was revived and entered the third-tier Russian Professional Football League.[4]

Current squad

As of 11 August 2021, according to the FNL 2 website.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Russia RUS Pavel Kovalyov
GK Russia RUS Artyom Tsygulev
DF Russia RUS Andrei Ivanteyev
DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Krikunenko
DF Russia RUS Vladimir Masterov
DF Russia RUS Nikita Olishevsky
DF Russia RUS Nikolai Smirnykh
DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Stepanov
DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Viktorov
DF Russia RUS Denis Zhilmostnykh
MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Ageyev
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Russia RUS Yevgeni Degtyaryov
MF Russia RUS Dmitri Denisov
MF Russia RUS Timur Dudayti
MF Russia RUS Ilya Kontanistov
MF Russia RUS Vladislav Korneyev
MF Russia RUS Kirill Korolkov
MF Russia RUS Artyom Malakhov
MF Russia RUS Danila Matvevnin
FW Russia RUS Denis Dyogtev
FW Russia RUS Aleksandr Kanishchev
FW Russia RUS Nikita Yershov

League results

Russian National Football LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionAmateur Football LeagueRussian Second DivisionRussian Third DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First Division


  1. ^ В пятницу 23 января белгородский клуб завершил процедуру по изменению названия – команде возвращено прежнее наименование "Салют". Archived 2010-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Салют" снимается с Первенства ФНЛ (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ «Салют Белгород» стартует в первенстве России (in Russian). BelgorodMedia. 18 July 2018.
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