Football club

according to archives, former war veterans of the Nizhny Novgorod football Ikonnikov and Korovin played football in the village Rastyapino, (now the city of Dzerzhinsk), began playing in 1911.
A year later the team from Rastyapino played several matches with the teams of Nizhny Novgorod.

In 1913 and 1914

The players from Rastyapino participated in the Nizhny Novgorod regional championships.

The sport of football really took off and gained popularity in the 1930s, when the site of the village Rastyapino became transformed and renamed into Dzerzhinsk.

At the time, the main football clubs in the city consisted of:

  • "Dynamo"
  • Chernorechensk chemical plant (CHC)
  • Sverdlova SOE
More about the club

A love for football, a recognition of the sport.

Throughout the history of the club, our club established and maintained itself as the core partner of Khimik Football club, with this relationship being especially strengthened in the 1990s.

The lion's share of funding was conducted by Sverdlova SOE.

The undoubted credit should be given to the former director Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov, who believed that:
"Despite any existing problems, our staff should always be entitled to a holiday."


The new, young management team of the State Owned Enterprise have taken special measures to ensure the success and prowess of our footballing pride. At the moment, we have not only significantly funded but also managed a successful professional sports team. Our First Deputy General Director Yury Fedorovich Shumsky is the president of football club "Khimik". On his shoulders rest primarily the responsibilities of fundraising, appointment of head coach as well as long-term planning and management.


Our most recent milestone came in 2013 – whence we won the division "West" in the second league of the Russian Championship and were promoted to the National Football League – the equivalent of the Premier League. At the end of May 2013 the project was successfully implemented and promotion was achieved
ДFurther, it was necessary to gain a foothold in the second largest country league. And therein lies the path to success. "Khimik" continues to perform, delighting all football fans. Cooperation with the club will continue. Our social policy guarantees that we will follow through on this promise. We will never leave one of our own behind and are always willing to lend a helping hand to our footballing pride.

Love of football, recognition of sport – is part of our tradition GO KHIMIK, GO!


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