FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod

FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волга" Нижний Новгород) was a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 1998. In 2008, FC Volga won the Ural-Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) zone of the Russian Second Division and advanced to the Russian First Division. In 2010 they promoted to the Russian Premier League. After the 2013-14 season, they were relegated to the second level once more. On 15 June 2016, the club was dissolved due to inability to service the accumulated debts.[1]

FC Volga
Full nameНекоммерческое партнерство Футбольный Клуб Волга Нижний Новгород
(Non-Commercial Partnership Football Club Volga Nizhny Novgorod)
Nickname(s)Volgari (The Volga Natives)
GroundLokomotiv Stadium
OwnerIgor Zheleznyakov/Vladimir Zinovyev/Aleksandr Kuznetsov
ChairmanOleg Alyoshin


The team was founded in 1963 after a merger of two teams from Gorky - Torpedo and Raketa. The team played in the Soviet Top League, where its best result was 14th place in 1964. The team was disbanded in 1984. In 1998, a new club called FC Elektronika Nizhny Novgorod was founded. It played in Russian Second Division. In 2004 it was renamed to Volga.

FC Torpedo-Viktoriya Nizhny Novgorod was another squad to claim the legacy of FC Volga Gorky.

League History


Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1999KFK(4th), "Povolzhye"7----------
20013rd, "Ural-Povolzhye"934131011544349-- Kuznetsov - 12
200263012810403844R256- Podolyanchik - 9
2003143811522416238R256- Podolyanchik - 14
2004123612915414645R512- Georgiev - 9
200563615129443057R256- Udodov - 7
20067241086312338R512- Loginov - 5
20074261556523050R256- Kaynov - 11
20081342392732378R512- Prokofyev - 17
20092nd43817147543265R16- Khazov - 10
201023819145622571R64- Martsvaladze - 21
2011–121st144412527376041SF- Bibilov - 7
2012–1312307815284629R32- Sapogov - 9
2013–1415306321226521R32- Sarkisov, Bibilov - 3
2014–152nd133412418445740R64- Sarkisov - 12

Farm club

A farm club called FC Volga-Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod is playing professionally in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Notable players

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



  1. ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016.
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