FC Gazovik Orenburg (Russian: ФК «Газовик» Оренбург) is a Russian association football club from Orenburg, founded in 1976. In 2011, it will play in the second-highest Russian First Division (the first time they reached that level) after winning the 2010 Russian Second Division zone. It played professionally from 1976 to 1982 and from 1989 on. Before 1976 another Orenburg team, Lokomotiv Orenburg, played professionally, including 3 seasons in the second-highest Soviet First League in 1960-1962. In 1989 Gazovik was called Progress Orenburg. Gazovik began Russian League at Zone 5 of Second League and relegated from Zone 6 from one to Third League in 1993. They stayed in Zone 5 of Third League until 1997 season, when they returned to third level. They finished Ural Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) as runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons and finally promoted to Russian First League in 2010 one.
Current squad 
As of February 22, 2013, according to the official RFU website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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