FC Torpedo Minsk
|Full name||FC Torpedo Minsk|
|Founded||1947, 2007 (reformed)|
|Ground||Torpedo Stadium, Minsk|
|Head coach||Nikolai Branfilov|
|League||Belarusian Second League|
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). 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. 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
League and Cup history
|1992–93||1st||9||32||10||10||12||29–33||30||Round of 32|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2010||4th||Round of 64|
- Official website (Belarusian)