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FC Volgar Astrakhan

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Volgar FC
Full nameVolgar Football Club
Founded1925; 96 years ago (1925)
GroundCentral Stadium,
OwnerAstrakhan Oblast
CEOAndrei Sharokhin
ManagerRussia Vitali Panov
WebsiteClub website

Volgar FC (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волгарь") is an association football club based in Astrakhan, Russia. They play in the Russian Football National League.


The club has been known under following names:

  • Pishchevik (food industry worker) (1925−1958)
  • 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.

After the 2017–18 season, the club experienced financial difficulties and decided to be voluntarily relegated to the third-tier PFL.[2]

On 15 May 2020, the 2019–20 PFL season was abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Russia. As Volgar was leading in their PFL zone at the time, they were promoted to the second-tier FNL for the 2020–21 season.[3]

Current squad

As of 16 June 2021,[4] 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. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Russia RUS Maksim Tyulin
4 DF Russia RUS Roman Loktionov
7 MF Russia RUS Aleksei Pavlishin
10 FW Russia RUS Yuri Pugachyov
11 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Bolonin
14 MF Russia RUS Andrei Zenin
19 DF Russia RUS Yelisey Krivokhizhin
21 DF Russia RUS Svyatoslav Shabanov
28 FW Russia RUS Mikhail Nesterov
29 MF Russia RUS Artur Karpov
30 GK Russia RUS Dmitri Saganovich
69 DF Russia RUS Danila Kozlov (on loan from Torpedo Moscow)
71 FW Russia RUS Aleksandr Butenko
72 DF Russia RUS Daniil Gorovykh
No. Pos. Nation Player
88 GK Russia RUS Daniil Stratan
95 FW Russia RUS Artyom Pogosov
97 DF Russia RUS Albert Gabarayev
GK Russia RUS Oleg Smirnov
GK Russia RUS Vladislav Yampolsky
DF Russia RUS Diyego Malaniya
DF Russia RUS Nikita Pechyonkin
MF Russia RUS Viktor Demyanov
MF Russia RUS Ilya Gomanyuk (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
MF Russia RUS Nikita Muromsky
FW Russia RUS Aleksei Bayev
FW Russia RUS Dmitri Lesnikov
FW Russia RUS Ilya Stefanovich
FW Russia RUS Artyom Yusupov (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)

Notable past players

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


  1. ^ Sergey Sergeyev: Return the name of "Volgar" Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ «Волгарь» не будет играть в ФНЛ, его может заменить «Ротор-Волгоград» (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "«Волгарь» официально в ФНЛ" (in Russian). FC Volgar Astrakhan. 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.volgar-fc.ru/volgar/footballer
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