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FC Gazprom-UGRA wins UEFA Futsal Cup

On April 25, the 2015/16 UEFA Futsal Cup, Europe's most important club futsal tournament, ended in Guadalajara, Spain. The UEFA Futsal Cup final was contested by Russia's champion Gazprom-UGRA futsal club and Spain's champion Inter Movistar. Gazprom-UGRA managed to beat Inter Movistar (Madrid), scoring 4–3 in a thrilling match.

FC Gazprom-UGRA made a winning debut at the UEFA Futsal Cup without a single defeat. The team showed a great performance in the Final Four, which for the first time in a long period brought together the champions from four leading countries of the Old World: Russia, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Spain's Movistar Inter suffered a home loss in the final match.

Russia's reigning champion, FC Gazprom-UGRA, confirmed its status at an international level. Russia won the UEFA Cup eight years after its last victory.

“On behalf of the Futsal Association of Russia and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate FC Gazprom-UGRA on this stunning victory, namely the club's leadership represented by President Pyotr Sоzonov and Vice President Eduard Berezin, Head Coach Kaka, all members of the coaching and administrative staff, the futsal players and, of course, the fans. I would also like to congratulate all enthusiasts of Russian futsal whose winning traditions were upheld today by this glorious victory,” said Emil Aliev, President of the Futsal Association of Russia.

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.

The gas transmission company delivers gas from the northern fields in Western Siberia (Medvezhye, Urengoyskoye, Yamburgskoye, Zapolyarnoye and others) to consumers in European Russia and foreign countries. Over 80 per cent of gas produced in Russia is transported by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk.

The total length of the gas pipelines exceeds 27.8 thousand kilometers. The company's 221 compressor workshops are equipped with 1,171 gas compressor units with the total installed capacity of 15.7 thousand MW. Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk has 12 gas filling compressor stations in operation.

The integrated management system of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk meets the requirements of four international standards: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System.

The company's headcount is around 25 thousand persons. Its headquarters are located in Yugorsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.

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