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).
- For the unrelated Torpedo club founded in 1924 which were formerly owned by ZIL, see Torpedo Moscow
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, and a year later used it to form a new club, FC Moscow. At the same time, ZIL created another team in the Third Division which was originally known as FC Torpedo-RG and was later renamed back to FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow. That team has also since been disbanded.