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About Sibir

FC Sibir Novosibirsk is a Russian association football club based in Novosibirsk. The club plays at the Spartak Stadium (Novosibirsk). As a result of their 2010 Russian Premier League in the Russian Premier League in 2010, FC Sibir has been relegated to play the next season in Russian First Division.


The club was founded in 1936 and has been known as:
- Burevestnik (Petrel) in 1936-1937
- Krylya Sovetov (Soviet Wings) in 1938-1956
- Sibselmash (Siberian Agricultural Machinery) in 1957-1965
- SETM (Siberian Electrical Heavy Engineering) in 1970
- Dzerzhinets (after Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky) in 1971
- Chkalovets (after Valery Chkalov) in 1972-1991 and 1993-1999
- Chkalovets-FoKuMiS in 1992
- Chkalovets-1936 in 2000-2005
- Sibir (Siberia) since 2006

The team played in the Soviet leagues in 1937 (Group E), 1946–1947 (Third Group and Second Group), in 1957–1960 (Class B), 1964–1965 (Class B), 1969–1984 (Group B and Soviet Second League), and in 1987–1991 (Second League and Second League B).

In 1992 Chkalovets entered the newly formed Russian First Division and in 1994 was moved to the Russian Second Division after the reduction of the First League. In 1994 Chkalovets were promoted to the First League, where they played in 1995 and 1996. In 1996 Chkalovets finished last among 22 teams and were relegated to the Second League.

In 2000 Chkalovets merged with Olimpik Novosibirsk, keeping their place in the Second League, and the team named Chkalovets-1936 entered the amateur league (KFK). According to Sibir

Chkalovets-1936 were promoted to the Second League after the 2000 season, and in 2004 they won promotion to the First Division. They changed their name as Sibir in 2006 and promoted to Russian Premier League once after finishing First League as 2nd in 2009.

On May 16 2010, Sibir lost in the Russian Cup (football) final against Zenit St. Petersburg 0-1, but as Zenit qualified for the UEFA Champions League, Sibir gained the right to compete in the UEFA Europa League in 2010-11, for the first time in their history.

Continuing to make history: on August 19, 2010 Siber sensationally beat PSV in a Europa League match, 1-0, with a goal in stoppage time.

Club honours

- Russian Cup: Runner-up 2009/2010
- 2010–11 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round

League history

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from:01/07/2009 till:01/07/2010 shift:(0,-4) text:16

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Alex Miller
, played in Russian Second Division (East Zone) in 2008, but is inactive as of 2009.

2011 transfers

For recent transfers, see List of Russian football transfers winter 2010–11.

Notable players

Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Sibir.

- Dmitri Akimov
- Albert Borzenkov
- Aleksei Medvedev
- Valeri Chizhov
- Denis Laktionov
- Nikolai Olenikov
Former USSR members
- Gennadi Bliznyuk

- Egor Filipenko
- Dmitry Molosh
- Konstantīns Igošins
- Arūnas Klimavičius
- Mantas Savėnas
- Serghei Clescenco
- Victor Golovatenco
- Ion Testemitanu
- Maxym Levitsky
- Vagiz Galiullin

- Nikolai Sergiyenko
- Bartłomiej Grzelak
- Wojciech Kowalewski
- Goran Stankovski
- Veliče Šumulikoski
- Steeve Joseph-Reinette
South America
- Roger Cañas

- All-time top scorer.
- Holds a number of records.

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