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FC Chelyabinsk

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FC Chelyabinsk
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Full nameFootball Club Chelyabinsk
GroundCentral Stadium
ChairmanKonstantin Arestov
ManagerViktor Bulatov
LeagueFNL 2,
Group 4

Football Club Chelyabinsk (Russian: ФК «Челябинск») is a Russian football club from Chelyabinsk that currently plays in the FNL 2, the third tier of the Russian football league system.

It played professionally from 1989 to 1993 and from 1997 on. The club was called Strela Chelyabinsk (1977–1989) and Zenit Chelyabinsk (1990–2008). It played on the second-highest level, Russian First Division, in 1992 and 1993.


The club was founded in 1977 as Strela Chelyabinsk. From 1977 to 1989 the club played in the regional leagues, and won the league title in 1980. The club also played the regional final 5 times, winning it in 1986 and 1987. In 1990 the club was renamed to Zenit Chelyabinsk. It was promoted to the second-highest level, Russian First Division, in 1992. The following year, the club was relegated.

In 2009 the club was renamed to its current name, FC Chelyabinsk. The club made a great run in the 2009–10 Russian Cup, reaching the round of 16. Chelyabinsk entered the competition in the second round, where they beat FC Tyumen. In the third round, they defeated Gornyak Uchaly, and in the fourth round, they eliminated Gazovik Orenburg 4–1. In the fifth round, they defeated second division club FC KAMAZ. Now in the round of 32, the club produced a massive upset when they beat Russian Premier League club PFC Krylia. Their run came to an end in the round of 16, where Mordovia Saransk defeated them 2–0.[1]

Current squad

As of 8 September 2022, according to the Second League 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 Vasily Palkin
3 MF Russia RUS Viktor Kuryshev
4 DF Russia RUS Vyacheslav Dyomin
5 DF Russia RUS Ilya Salnikov
6 DF Russia RUS Kirill Sarayev
7 MF Russia RUS Ilya Shvedyuk
9 FW Russia RUS Nikita Zyryanov
10 MF Russia RUS Nikita Supagin
11 FW Russia RUS Marat Shaymordanov
14 MF Russia RUS Aleksey Amelin
15 FW Russia RUS Aleksandr Chemasov
16 GK Russia RUS Sergey Glazkov
18 MF Russia RUS Aleksey Pipo
19 FW Russia RUS Vladimir Ulyanovsky
21 MF Russia RUS Arseny Salenko
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF Russia RUS Artemy Gibner
23 MF Russia RUS Dmitry Yudin
24 FW Russia RUS Ilya Azyavin (on loan from Shinnik Yaroslavl)
25 DF Russia RUS Yevgeny Lopatko
26 FW Russia RUS Yury Rudakov
27 MF Russia RUS Pavel Kryzhevskikh
29 MF Russia RUS Timur Shayekhov
30 GK Russia RUS Zakhar Reshetnyak
39 FW Russia RUS Maksim Rudnev
55 MF Russia RUS Nikolai Zlobin
72 GK Russia RUS Oleg Novikov
74 MF Russia RUS Yefim Stanislavchuk
77 FW Russia RUS Viktor Sergeyev
86 FW Russia RUS Yegor Dorokhov (on loan from Torpedo Moscow)


  1. ^ "История ФК "Челябинск"" [History of FC Chelyabinsk]. Футбольный клуб "Челябинск" - официальный сайт ( (in Russian). 24 September 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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