FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan
() is an association football
club based in Astrakhan
. In 2008, they won the Russian Second Division
in the South Zone and were promoted to the Russian First Division
The club has been known under following names:
- Pishchevik (food industry worker) (-1958)
- Trud (labour) (1958-59)
- Volgar (1960-94)
- Volgar-Gazprom (1995-07), (2010-)
- 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.
As of April 2, 2011, according to the .
Out on loan
Notable past players
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in......