Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol footballers win awards in Continental Football League
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
Football players from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol won bronze medals in the finals of the Continental Football League (CFL) held in Moscow from May 9 to 13.
It was fitting that the traditional international festival of amateur and grassroots football was held a month before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The competition was supported by the European Minifootball Federation, which had recognized the CFL as the most important 8-a-side football tournament this year. CFL matches were attended by many honored guests, business leaders, politicians, sponsors, scouts of professional clubs, sports stars, and entertainers.
The CFL finals included 54 teams from Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Russia was represented in the tournament by athletes from over 30 cities.
Roman Udodov, forward of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol team, pictured in foreground
The amateur footballers from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol showed their best results during the group stage by defeating the teams from Bulgaria, Moscow, and Kursk. Gazprom’s team was on top by the critical stage of the competition. It was only after they had left behind their competitors from Nizhny Novgorod and beat the Titan team from Moscow in an intense match culminating in a series of penalty shoot-outs that they lost to the Elbin club from Makhachkala in the semifinals.
The football players from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol came home with bronze awards, which was in itself an unprecedented accomplishment for Stavropol, as no amateur football team from the Stavropol Territory had reached such heights before. Following the tournament, the club’s midfielder Zaurbek Ikoev was included in the expanded national amateur football team. His next match will take place in Brazil.
“The football gang continues to add to the collection of our company’s sports awards. Last year, the team came out on top in Gazprom’s Summer Spartakiada Games in Sochi. This spring, it scored a convincing victory in the city’s Premier Minifootball League,” says Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. “The success at the Moscow tournament proves that amateur football in southern Russia is moving in the right direction.”
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company services the linear part of gas trunklines passing through 10 constituent entities of the North Caucasus and Southern Federal Districts of the Russian Federation. It ensures that gas is supplied to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and the Republic of South Ossetia.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol consists of 18 branches, including 10 gas pipeline operation centers.
The company’s annual gas transmission and supply volumes vary from 50 to 70 billion cubic meters, while the total length of gas pipelines exceeds 8,000 kilometers. The company operates 12 compressor stations, 19 workshops, 11 types of gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 1,035.9 MW, and over 360 gas distribution stations.
The environmental management system of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001 international standard.
The company employs around 8,000 people. It is headquartered in Stavropol.