is a football (soccer) club from Russia.
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FC Avangard Kursk is an association football club based in Kursk, Russia. In 2011, it will once again play in the Russian Second Division after taking the last place in Russian First Division in 2010, where it spent one season.
The teams colors are: home all blue, and away all white.
The club has been known under the following names:
- Spartak from 1946-57
- Trudovye Rezervy from 1958-65 and 1967-72
- Trud in 1966
- Avangard 1973-
Spartak made an appearance in the Soviet league in 1946. Since 1957 Kursk was continuously represented in the league by Trudovye Rezervy, Trud, and Avangard. The club played in Class B and in the Second League. The best achievement was the second position in the zone in 1962 and 1964.
Avangard entered the Russian Second Division in 1992 and was moved to the Third League in 1994, after the number of clubs in the Second League was significantly reduced. In 1995 they won promotion to the Second League, and in 2004 Avangard finished second in their Second Division zone, obtaining promotion to the Russian Second Division. Avangard played 3 seasons in First Division and relegated to Second Division in 2007 as 18th. Avangard returned to second level in 2009 as Center Group champion. But, Avangard finished in the last place and was relegated to third level in 2010.
As of February 24, 2012, according to the