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FC Olimp-Dolgoprudny

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FC Olimp-Dolgoprudny
Founded2012
GroundSalyut Stadium
Capacity5,750
OwnerVladimir Belolipetsky/Viktor Vorobel/Aleksei Yegorov
ChairmanTaras Vorobel
ManagerRoman Pylypchuk
LeagueRussian Football National League
2020–21PFL, Group 2, 1st (promoted)

FC Olimp-Dolgoprudny (Russian: ФК «Олимп-Долгопрудный») is a professional association football club from Dolgoprudny, Russia. It will make its debut in the second-highest Russian Football National League in the 2021–22 season. It began competing in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League in the 2012–13 season.

History

On 25 May 2020, FSC Dolgoprudny announced that it will merge into FC Olimp Khimki, with the new club called FC Olimp-Dolgoprudny.[1] On 16 June 2020, the new club passed licensing for the Russian Football National League and applied for admission to the league, along with two other candidates.[2] On 24 July 2020, Russian Football Union chose Alania Vladikavkaz to be promoted instead.[3]

On 23 May 2021, Olimp-Dolgoprudny secured the first place in their PFL zone and promotion to the Russian Football National League for the 2021–22 season.[4]

Following promotion, the main squad moved their base to Khimki and completely revamped the squad and coaching staff. A separate club, technically a farm-club of Olimp, was organized in the third tier as FC Olimp-Dolgoprudny-2. Several players who secured promotion in the previous season moved to that new club.

Current squad

As of 16 July 2021, 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
3 DF Russia RUS Irakli Chezhiya
4 DF Nigeria NGA Philip Ipole
5 DF Russia RUS Kirill Bolshakov (on loan from Khimki)
7 FW Russia RUS Artem Shcherbak
8 MF Azerbaijan AZE Samir Masimov
9 MF Kazakhstan KAZ Akmal Bakhtiyarov
11 MF Russia RUS Danila Yanov
17 MF Russia RUS Leonid Gerchikov
18 FW Russia RUS Zakhar Tarasenko
20 MF Nigeria NGA Lawrence Nicholas
21 MF Russia RUS Dmitri Velikorodny
24 FW Russia RUS Aleksandr Korotayev
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 DF Russia RUS Andrei Alekseyev
31 GK Russia RUS Ilya Abayev
37 MF Russia RUS Roman Kosyanchuk
38 GK Russia RUS Yevgeni Staver
43 GK Russia RUS Stanislav Cherchesov
63 DF Russia RUS Aleksei Nikitenkov
64 DF Russia RUS Denis Kutin
66 DF Russia RUS Yan Gudkov
69 MF Russia RUS Nikita Balakhontsev (on loan from Khimki)
93 MF Russia RUS Mikhail Pogorelov
99 MF Russia RUS Ilya Safronov

Reserve team

Notable players

Former Russia national football team players Aleksandr Filimonov, Alan Kusov, Nikita Bazhenov and Andrei Mostovoy represented Dolgoprudny.

References

  1. ^ "Клубы «Долгопрудный» и «Олимп» объявили об объединении" (in Russian). FSC Dolgoprudny. 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ ""Долгопрудный" получил лицензию для выступления в ФНЛ" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ "«Алания» будет выступать в ФНЛ!" (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 24 July 2020.
  4. ^ ""Олимп-Долгопрудный" выходит в ФНЛ!" (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 23 May 2021.
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