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FC Tom Tomsk is a Russian football (soccer) club, based in the Siberian city of Tomsk. The team plays in Trud Stadium (Tomsk).


The team was previously named "Burevestnik" (1957), "Tomich" (1958, 1961–1963), "Sibelektromotor" (1959–1960), "Torpedo" (1964–1967, 1974–1978), "Tomles" (1968–1973) and "Manometr" (1979–1987).

In the 1990s the team acquired a number of players that would help them begin their ascent out of the Russian Second Division. Viktor Sebelev, Valery Konovalov and Ruslan Akhidzhak were key players of the early part of the decade with Sergei Ageyev, Vyacheslav Vishnevskiy and Dmitri Kudinov (footballer born 1971) strengthening the team as they made a run on the division championship. In 1996, the team finished 2nd in the division, just falling short of promotion to the Russian First Division. In 1997, Tomsk finally achieved a significant goal when the advanced to the First Division with a strong season. However, the team had a long way to go before they would make another run on a division title.

Following promotion, the team acquired a number of new players including Sergei Nikolayevich Zhukov, Andrei Talalaev and Mikhail Murashov to help keep the team in the First Division. However, Tomsk suffered a blow when their newly privatised sponsor, Eastern Oil Company (VNK) pulled out and left the team with no sponsor. At this point, advancement was a pipe dream with survival in the tougher division becoming a priority. It was at this point that the team also had to upgrade their stadium to new standards of the league.

The team played middling football for several years until the arrival of a new sponsor brought in needed funds and allowed the team to acquire new players and begin to compete. Third-place finishes in 2002 and 2003 left the team just short of promotion. However, the 2004 season brough new joy and Tomsk finished second in the division, earning promotion for the 2005 season. The 2005 season saw Tomsk survive their first year in top-flight football with a 10th place finish. In 2006, the team improved its position slightly with an 8th place finish but in 2007, the club slipped to an 11th place finish.

The former jersey sponsor Tomskneft, a local subsidiary of Yukos, has recently been sold to new investors. Today, the team is sponsored by the regional authorities.

The club's directors disclosed that the club needed to raise funds or it would go out of business due to debts of 200 million roubles in June 2009.

League position

Club records

Largest Margin of Victory — Dynamo Yakutsk - 9-1 (1995), FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - 8-0 (1993), PFC Spartak Nalchik 8-0 (1998)

Largest Margin of Defeat - FC Dynamo Barnaul 0-7 (1962)

All time Leading Scorer - Viktor Sebelev - 83 goals in 287 matches (1989–2004)

Most goals in a season - Ruslan Akhidzhak - 18 goals in 21 matches (1994), Denis Kiselyov - 18 goals in 37 matches (2004)

As of 25 February, 2012.

Reserve squad

The following players are listed by Tom's website as reserve players and are registered with the Russian Premier League. They are eligible to play for the first team.

On loan

Notable players

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

- Nikita Bazhenov
- Albert Borzenkov
- Denis Boyarintsev
- Aleksei Bugayev
- Artem Dzyuba
- Denis Laktionov
- Veniamin Mandrykin
- Pavel Pogrebnyak
- Aleksei Rebko
- Sergey Viktorovich Ryzhikov
- Aleksandr Shirko
- Denis Yevsikov

Former USSR countries
- Aleksandr Zhidkov
- Vital Bulyha

- Egor Filipenko
- Vasily Khomutovsky
- Sergei Kornilenko
- Aliaksandr Kulchiy
- Syarhey Amelyanchuk
- Sergey Sosnovski
- Yan Tigorev
- Syarhey Yaskovich
- Jevgeni Novikov
- Sergei Pareiko
- Nikoloz Togonidze
- Aleksandr Familtsev
- Andrius Gedgaudas
- Andrius Skerla
- Valeriu Catinsus
- Ilie Cebanu
- Serghei Covalciuc
- Oleg Shishkin
- Ilya Blyzniuk

- Pavlo Shkapenko
- Aleksei Poliakov
- Branislav Krunić
- Plamen Nikolov (footballer born 1985)
- Hrvoje Vejić
- Norbert Németh
- Goran Maznov
- Adrian Ropotan
- Ovidiu Dănănae
- Pompiliu Stoica
- Đorđe Jokić
- Aleksandar Radosavljević (midfielder)

- Daisuke Matsui
- Kim Nam-Il

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