FC Dynamo Kirov (Russian: ФК «Динамо» Киров) is a Russianassociation football club from Kirov, founded in 1923. It plays in the Russian Professional Football League. It played on the professional level in 1937, 1957 to 1994, and since 1999. The highest level it ever achieved was the second highest (Soviet First League and Russian First Division), where it played in 1957-1962, 1982, 1983, and 1992. It was called Dynamo Vyatka (1923-1934 before the city of Vyatka was renamed to Kirov), Vyatka Kirov (1993–1996), Mashinostroitel Kirov (1997–1998), and Dynamo-Mashinostroitel Kirov (1999–2003).