FC Zorky Krasnogorsk (women)

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Zorky
Full name FC Zorky Krasnogorsk
Founded 2006; 8 years ago (2006)
Ground Stadion Zorkij, Krasnogorsk
Chairman Andrea Grizzo
Manager Vladimir Vvedenskii
League Russian Championship
2012–13 1st
Website Club home page

FC Zorky Krasnogorsk is a Russian women's football team from Krasnogorsk founded in 2006, currently competing in the Russian Championship in its first appearance in the top category.[1] In 2012 it reached the national cup's final, lost to Zvezda Perm.[2]

In its first top division season the team reached the runners-up spot in the league and thus qualified to the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League.

History[edit]

The team entered competition on the third level of Russian women's football, the Second Division in 2008, and finished the season on fifth place. In 2009 they won that league by winning the division play-offs.[3] In their initial First Division season in 2010 the team finished runners-up in the Western zone and then won play-off group B and then finally the final with a 1–0 win against Chertanovo Moskva.[4] They played the national top division in 2011–12 and secured a second-place position on the very last matchday, despite trailing Voroneh 13 points before the last ten games. The second position qualified them for the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League, where they defeated Iceland's Stjarnan in the round of 32 on met defending champions Lyon in the round of 16.

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 October 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Maria Zhamanakova
2 Equatorial Guinea DF Adriana Parente
3 Russia DF Natalia Russkikh
4 United States FW Alyssa Mautz
5 Russia DF Elena Medved
7 Russia FW Olesya Kurochkina
8 Russia DF Anastasia Gorshkova
9 Russia MF Elena Morozova
10 Spain FW María Ruiz
11 Russia FW Ekaterina Sochneva
12 United States MF Ashley Nick
13 Russia FW Olga Ivanova
No. Position Player
15 Russia DF Nadezhda Genkeneva
19 Russia FW Natalia Ploskonenko
21 Ukraine MF Vera Djatel
22 United States DF Amy Barczuk
23 Russia DF Lyubov Bukashkina
24 Russia MF Svetlana Tsydikova
26 Moldova DF Anastasia Slonova
27 United States GK Chanté Sandiford
30 Russia GK Nadezhda Mezhakova
51 Russia DF Anastasia Kostyukova
88 Russia MF Oksana Ryabinicheva
93 Russia DF Natalia Saratovtseva

Honors[edit]

  • Russian Leagues champion: 2012–13
  • Russian Cup runners-up: 2012
  • Russian First Division champions: 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile in Soccerway
  2. ^ [Пермская «Звезда-2005» завоевала Кубок России по футболу Zvezda-2005 wins the Russian Women's Cup
  3. ^ "Russia 2009 Women". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Russia 2010 Women". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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