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FC Rotor Volgograd is a football club from Volgogradmarker, Russiamarker.

History

Rotor was the last champion of the old USSR Second Division, in 1991, thus forming the new Russian Top Division after the USSR collapsed.

In mid-1990s, Rotor was one of the strongest clubs in Russia, rivalling with Spartak Moscow for the championship, yet never winning it. Rotor became the league runners-up in 1993 and 1997. They also enjoyed some success at the European stage, having eliminated Manchester United from the UEFA Cup in 1995.

In 2000s, Rotor's results came into a decline, and in 2004, the team finished last in the Russian Premier League. The following winter Rotor was denied professional licence, and chose not to participate in the amateur competitions.

However, Rotor's former B-team, Rotor-2 Volgograd, spent 2005 season in the Russian Second Division. On January 12, 2006, Rotor-2 was renamed Rotor.

The team name is a reference to the Dzherzinsky Tractor Works, once a major producer of tractors, and the scene of heavy fighting during the Battle of Stalingradmarker during World War II.

FC Rotor Volgograd were excluded from the Russian Second Division on August 4, 2009. They have played 18 games and were in the 13th position with 21 points.

League and Cup history

Honours



Historical names

  • 1929 - Traktor Stalingrad
  • 1948 - Torpedo Stalingrad
  • 1958 - Traktor Stalingrad
  • 1961 - Traktor Volgograd
  • 1970 - Stal Volgograd
  • 1972 - Barrikady Volgograd
  • 1975 - Rotor Volgograd


Current Squad

As of August 19, 2009, according to the official PFL website.

2009 transfers

In

Out

Notable players

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







Reserves

The reserves team, called FC Rotor-d Volgograd or FC Rotor-2 Volgograd, participated in the professional competition - Russian Second Division in 1992-1993, 1998-2000 and 2004 and Russian Third League in 1994-1997. They came in 3rd place in their Second Division zone in 1993. In 2001, the reserves tournament for Russian Premier League has been re-established and the reserves team played there while the main team stayed in Premier League. In 2005, the main Rotor team played under the name of FC Rotor-2 Volgograd.

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References

  1. РЕШЕНИЕ Совета Ассоциации "Профессиональная футбольная Лига"



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