FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow
|Full name||Football Club Torpedo-ZIL|
|Nickname(s)||Avtozavodtsy (Automobile plant workers)|
|Ground||Eduard Streltsov Stadium, Moscow|
|League||Russian Premier League|
This article refers to the Torpedo-ZIL which existed from 1997 to 2003 and was known as Torpedo-Metallurg during its final season. For the successors in the Russian Premier League, see FC Moscow. For the successors from the viewpoint of belonging to ZiL, see FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow (2003).
The team was founded in 1997 after Torpedo Moscow, which played in the Russian Top Division, became a property of SC Luzhniki and was not related to the automobile plant anymore. Soon afterwards ZiL decided to revive their own team.
Torpedo-ZIL made a debut in the Third Division in 1997. The club won promotion to the Premier League in 2000. In both 2001 and 2002, Torpedo-ZIL finished 14th out of 16 teams. In the beginning of 2003, due to inability to finance a Premier League team, ZIL had to sell first 55 percent, and two months later all remaining stock to Norilsk Nickel. Metallurgy giant renamed the team FC Torpedo-Metallurg. At the same time, ZIL created another team in the Third Division which is was originally known as FC Torpedo-RG and is now renamed back to FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow.