FC Torpedo Minsk

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Torpedo Minsk
Full name FC Torpedo Minsk
Founded 1947, 2007 (reformed)
Dissolved 2006
Ground Torpedo Stadium, Minsk
Ground Capacity 4,800
Head coach Nikolai Branfilov
League Belarusian Second League

FC Torpedo Minsk is a Belarusian football club, playing in Minsk. The team plays their home games at the Torpedo Stadium in Minsk, which holds 4,800 people.

History[edit]

During Soviet years Torpedo was playing in Belaruasin SSR top league and won a championships in 1947, 1962, 1966, 1967 and 1969.

The team was playing in Belarusian Premier League since 1992. Their most successful years were early 2000s, when the team finished on 4th position twice in a row (2002, 2003) and reached the final of Belarusian Cup (2000).

In early 2005 Torpedo-SKA lost financial support from their sponsor and, after losing almost all their main squad and not having funds to pay entrance fee for next season's Premiere League, had to relegate to the Second League. The team won the Second League in 2005 and received a promotion to the First League.

At the end of 2005 Torpedo-SKA was disbanded. A new football team, named FC Minsk was formed on the base of another Minsk team from the First League, Smena Minsk. FC Minsk had the same owner, office and stadium as disbanded Torpedo-SKA, but was legally a successor of Smena, also having most of its initial squad formed from Smena players and newly transferred players from other teams. Only one player from Torpedo-SKA 2005 squad joined Minsk.

In 2007 the team was reformed as Torpedo-MAZ and started playing in Minsk championship, which is a part of KFK, Belarusian amateur league (4th lever in league pyramid).[1] In 2009 the team finished on the 3rd position and was eligible to represent Minsk in the final tournament for two promotion spots to Second League (as the first two teams either declined or weren't eligible), but finished on the 3rd position.[2] Successful performance in Minsk championship and cup allowed them to qualify for Belarusian Cup twice (2009 and 2010), but they were eliminated from the tournament after the first game both times.

In 2014 the team rejoined Belarusian Second League under their original name Torpedo Minsk.

Name change
  • 1947: Torpedo
  • 1999: Torpedo-MAZ
  • 2003: Torpedo-SKA
  • 2005: disbanded
  • 2007: Torpedo-MAZ
  • 2014: Torpedo

Honours[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 10 15 5 3 7 15–17 13 Quarterfinals
1992–93 1st 9 32 10 10 12 29–33 30 Round of 32
1993–94 1st 6 30 9 15 6 18–18 33 Quarterfinals
1994–95 1st 6 30 11 10 9 36–29 32 Round of 16
1995 1st 9 15 5 3 7 12–27 18 Round of 32
1996 1st 12 30 7 8 15 32–53 29
1997 1st 8 30 12 6 12 45–43 42 Round of 16
1998 1st 7 28 12 8 8 44–22 44 Round of 16
1999 1st 10 30 10 5 15 31–47 35 Semifinals
2000 1st 8 30 13 10 7 45–28 49 Runners-up
2001 1st 8 26 10 7 9 31–32 37 Round of 16
2002 1st 4 26 15 6 5 30–16 51 Round of 16
2003 1st 4 30 19 7 4 54–20 64 Round of 16
2004 1st 6 30 13 7 10 37–31 46 Round of 32 Bankrupted, relegated
2005 3rd 1 26 22 4 0 75–9 70 Round of 16 Disbanded
2006 Round of 64
2007 4th 5
2008 4th 5
2009 4th 3
2010 4th Round of 64
2011 4th
2012 4th 3 14 7 2 5 25–20 23
2013 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Тарпеда Менск. 2000-ыя гады". tarpeda.org. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Тарпеда Менск. Сезон 2009". tarpeda.org. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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