FC Moscow

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This article refers to the Moscow government team formed in 2004. For the predecessors in the Russian Premier League, see FC Torpedo-ZIL and FC Torpedo-Metallurg.

Moscow
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Full name Football Club Moscow
Nickname(s) The Citizens, The Caps
Founded 2004; 10 years ago (2004)
Dissolved 2010; 4 years ago (2010)
Ground E. Streltsov Stadium, Moscow
Ground Capacity 13,200
Home colours
Away colours

FC Moscow (Russian: Футбольный клуб Москва), was a Russian football club, based in Moscow, formerly of the Russian Premier League. Moscow's best result in Russian Premier League was a 4th position in 2007. In February 2010 the club withdrew from the Premier League after their owner and main sponsor, MMC Norilsk Nickel, withdrew funding.[1][2] Their place in the league was taken by Alania Vladikavkaz.[3] Subsequently FC Moscow folded, ceasing to exist as a professional football club.[3][4] They played in 2010 in the fourth level of the Russian football pyramid, the Amateur Football League, and after that season the team was dissolved altogether on 28 December.[5]

History[edit]

The creation of the team was firstly announced by the Moscow government on 1 March 2004.[6] FC Moscow was formed on the base of FC Torpedo-Metallurg. The team played in the Russian Cup final in 2007.

League and cup history[edit]

As Torpedo-ZIL (1997–2002), Torpedo-Metallurg (2003).

Russia Russia
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Top scorer (league) Head coach
1997 4th, Zone 3 3 40 23 8 9 77 29 77 Russia Lavrentyev – 17 Russia Petrenko
1998 3rd, "Center" 1 40 28 6 6 90 30 90 Round of 128 Russia Snigiryov – 32 Russia Petrenko
Russia Ignatyev
1999 2nd 4 42 23 13 6 67 27 82 Round of 32 Russia A. Smirnov – 11 Russia Ignatyev
2000 2 38 24 8 6 62 28 80 Round of 64 Russia Lebed' – 10 Russia Ignatyev
2001 1st 14 30 7 10 13 22 35 31 Round of 32 Russia Piyuk – 6 Ukraine Kucherevsky
2002 14 30 6 10 14 20 39 28 Quarterfinals Russia D. Smirnov – 7 Russia Nikonov
2003 14 30 8 5 17 25 39 29 Round of 32 Ukraine Monaryov – 8 Belarus Aleinikov
Russia Ivanov
Russia Ignatenko
2004 9 30 10 10 10 38 39 40 Round of 32 Argentina Bracamonte – 11 Russia Petrakov
2005 5 30 14 8 8 36 26 50 Round of 16 Russia Kirichenko – 14 Russia Petrakov
Russia Slutsky
2006 6 30 10 13 7 41 37 43 Round of 16 IC 3rd round Russia Kirichenko – 12 Russia Slutsky
2007 4 30 15 7 8 40 32 52 Runner-up Russia Adamov – 14 Russia Slutsky
2008 9 30 9 11 10 34 36 38 Quarterfinals Argentina Bracamonte – 8 Ukraine Blokhin
2009 6 30 13 9 8 39 28 48 Semifinals UC 1st round Slovakia Jakubko – 8 Montenegro Božović
2010 4th, Zone Moscow, Division A 3 28 21 1 6 75 28 64 Russia Agaptsev – 21 Russia Vasilyev

Nicknames[edit]

Fans and journalists call FC Moskva The Citizens (Russian: Горожане). The colloquial nickname for the club is The Caps (Russian: Кепки), which refers to Moscow government ownership (Moscow mayor Yuriy Luzhkov usually wears a cap).

FC Moscow players in 2008.

FC Moscow in Europe[edit]

FC Moscow in its first appearance on the European arena reached the third round of 2006 Intertoto Cup and was eliminated by Hertha BSC Berlin. FC Moscow made their second appearance in Europe in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, beating Legia Warsaw in the qualifying round.

Season Competition Round Club Score
2006 Intertoto Cup 2R Belarus FC MTZ-RIPO 2–0 1–0
3R Germany Hertha BSC 0–0 0–2
2008–09 UEFA Cup 2Q Poland Legia Warsaw 2–1 2–0
1R Denmark F.C. Copenhagen 1–2 1–1

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for FC Moscow/Torpedo-ZIL/Torpedo-Metallurg.

Former coaches[edit]

Club records[edit]

As of 1 January 2009. Including FC Torpedo-ZIL and FC Torpedo-Metallurg seasons.

Most league games for the club[edit]

  1. Héctor Bracamonte: 132
  2. Konstantin Veselovskiy / Oleg Kuzmin: 115
  3. Stanislav Ivanov: 112
  4. Radu Rebeja: 110
  5. Dmitri Godunok: 100
  6. Maksim Beletskiy: 96
  7. Yuri Zhevnov: 95
  8. Mikhail Sinyov: 94
  9. Munever Rizvić: 92
  10. Pompiliu Stoica: 88
  11. Mariusz Jop: 83
  12. Valeri Leonov: 81
  13. Aleksei Melyoshin: 78
  14. Aleksandr Borodkin / Maksim Mishatkin: 76
  15. Sergei Lavrentyev: 74
  16. Sergey Shustikov: 73
  17. Nikolai Barkalov: 72
  18. Emin Agaev / Pyotr Bystrov / Aleksei Snigiryov: 70

Most league goals for the club[edit]

  1. Aleksei Snigiryov: 52
  2. Héctor Bracamonte: 35
  3. Gleb Panfyorov: 27
  4. Dmitri Kirichenko: 26
  5. Roman Adamov: 24
  6. Sergei Lavrentyev: 21
  7. Aleksandr Smirnov: 20
  8. Yuri Yakovenko: 15
  9. Konstantin Veselovskiy / Valeri Klimov: 13

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