FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Sport Soccer
Country Russian Federation Russian Federation
Home town Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
Founding year 1925
Leagues Russian Premier League,
UEFA Champions League
Website www.fc-zenit.ru

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg is a Russian football club based in the city of Saint Petersburg. They currently feature in the Russian Premier League and are one of the top clubs in Russia.

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg were established in 1925 although the club owes its origin to the political history of Saint Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad. In 1914 a team called Murzinka was established and was renamed as Bolshevik in 1924.

Then began the team called the “Stalinets” in the 1930s and they merged with Murzika in 1939. Actually, Bolshevik became part of the Zenit sports society in 1936 and were rechristened as FC Zenit and three years later absorbed Stalinets.

Zenit won the USSR Cup in 1944 but suffered some indifferent times in the subsequent years in the Soviet Top League. They won their first Soviet League title in 1984 and won the Soviet Super Cop in 1985.

In 1990 FC Zenit became an independent city-owned professional club. They were relegated from the Russian premier League in the very first year (1992) but returned to the Russian top flight in 1996. They won the Russia Cup in 1999.

In 2005 Gazprom took over the club and invested heavily in it. Zenit have since gone onto establish themselves as a major force in Russian football and won the Russian Premier League and the UEFA Cup last season.

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg play their home matches at the Petrovsky Stadium that can accommodate 21,570 spectators. The club bears the nickname Blue-White-Sky Blues.

Some of the club’s major achievements include:-1 Russian Premier League-1 Soviet Top Flight-1 Soviet Cup-1 UEFA Cup-1 UEFA Super Cup

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Knight Toad bet 101 credits @ 3.42 on FC Zenit St. Petersburg vs Benfica to end in a draw -

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Knight Toad bet 101 credits @ 3.42 on FC Zenit St. Petersburg vs Benfica to end in a draw -

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Knight Toad bet 436 credits @ 3.42 on FC Zenit St. Petersburg vs Benfica to end in a draw -

Match Results

Benfica

Benfica won a game against Zenit (2 - 1) in the UEFA Champions League -

Benfica

Benfica won a game against Zenit (1 - 0) in the UEFA Champions League -

K.A.A. Gent

K.A.A. Gent won a game against Zenit (2 - 1) in the UEFA Champions League -

Zenit

Zenit won a game against Valencia (2 - 0) in the UEFA Champions League -

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Name Position
Aleksandr Anyukov defender
Andrey Ivanov defender
Branislav Ivanovic defender
Vyacheslav Karavaev defender
Emanuel Mammana defender
Luis Carlos Novo Neto defender
Yaroslav Rakitskiy defender
Igor Smolnikov defender
Denis Terentjev defender
Artem Vyatkin defender
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Sardar Azmoun forward
Artem Dzyuba forward
Aleksandr Kokorin forward
José Salomón Rondón Giménez forward
Ruslan Suanov forward
Egor Baburin goalkeeper
Mikhail Kerzhakov goalkeeper
Yuri Lodygin goalkeeper
Andrey Lunev goalkeeper
Mikhail Mzhelskiy goalkeeper
Igor Obukhov goalkeeper
Maksim Rudakov goalkeeper
Aleksandr Vasyutin goalkeeper
Hernani Azevedo Júnior midfielder
Wílmar Enrique Barrios Terán midfielder
Alexandr Erokhin midfielder
Claudio Matías Kranevitter midfielder
Daler Kuzyaev midfielder
Róbert Mak midfielder
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