FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg
|Full name||Football Club Dynamo Saint Petersburg|
|Ground||Dynamo Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|2017–18||Russian National Football League, 6th|
They were a regular in the Soviet Top League until relegation in 1963. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, their highest status was in the second-level Russian National Football League for several seasons.
- 1 History
- 2 Team name history
- 3 Home Stadium
- 4 League and cup history
- 5 Farm club
- 6 Notable players
- 7 Coaches
- 8 Honours and Achievements
- 9 FC Petrotrest
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The glorious past
The club was founded in 1922 as part of the All-Union Sport Society "Dinamo" that had its different sport clubs in variety of sports throughout the whole Soviet Union. That society was the main sponsor of the club at that time. Dinamo debuted in the Soviet Top League in 1936 among the original seven teams in the very first edition of the Soviet Top League. The club reentered the Soviet Top League right after World War II as the member of the interrupted edition of 1941. The club then participated in the Top League between 1936 and 1954, finishing in the top five, three times. In 1954, however, it was decided to replace Dynamo with another club, TRL, after the people in charge of football in Saint Petersburg were left unimpressed with the team's tenth-place finish in the League. From 1955-1961, they had only Jewish striker, Israel "Zolik" Olshanetsky.
The new beginning
Coincidentally, the club was resurrected in 1960 in place of the TRL and spent the next two seasons in "Class B", the second tier of the Soviet league pyramid, before finding its way back to the Top Division.
The other Dark Ages
Dynamo lost its professional status in 2000, because of the lack of financing. The club, however, was immediately re-established by a local building society, but lost its professional status once again in 2004.
FC Petrotrest Saint Petersburg
The new Dynamo Saint Petersburg was established on the base of another Saint Petersburg club FC Petrotrest Saint Petersburg in 2007. After their relegation from the Russian First Division in 2010, they returned to the name Petrotrest and a new team was established as FC Dynamo to play in the Amateur Football League.
The United FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg
In preparations to 2013–14 season, FC Petrotrest and Dynamo signed on an agreement of merging FC Petrotrest into Dynamo in order to play in the Russian First Division, now called the National Football League.
At the end of the 2014–15 season, the club was relegated to the third level league, the Russian Professional Football League. Following the season, the club was purchased by the billionaire Boris Rotenberg (technically, a new club called FC Dynamo-Saint Petersburg was formed, with SMP Racing becoming the new sponsor) and at the end of June 2015 "Dynamo" has with the new founders and sponsors were allowed to participate in the Second Division.
The first season of the renewed team was not easy - meeting in full strength only a few days before the start of the Championship, Dynamo failed to show good performances in the first round, once in the basement of the standings at the end of the first part of the season. But in spring 2016, thanks to high-quality training in the winter and breeding spot, Dynamo straighten their figures, nearly becoming the best team in the "West" zone on the results of matches of the second stage of the Championship. in November 2016 The team finish in the 1st place in the table standing of Western Zone in the 2nd Division. They secured the top spot in their PFL zone and promotion back to the Russian National Football League on 21 May 2017.
The move to Sochi
Team name history
- Dynamo Leningrad (1936–1990)
- FC Prometey-Dynamo St. Petersburg (1991–1995)
- FC Dynamo St. Petersburg (1995–1999)
- FC Dynamo-Stroyimpuls St. Petersburg (2000)
- FC Dynamo-SPb St. Petersburg (2001–2003)
- FC Dynamo St. Petersburg (2007–2010)
- dissolved (2010)
- FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg (2011)
- dissolved (2012)
- FC Dynamo St. Petersburg (2013-)
In 1929, Dinamo gained its own stadium, Dinamo.
The Dynamo Stadium was built and design by the architects O. Lyalin and Y. Svirskiy. The stadium was located on Krestovsky Island in Leningrad and was the home stadium for Dynamo F.C., the stadium had a capacity of 500 fans.
On May 22, 1936 the stadium host 12,000 fans in the first ever game of the Soviet Championship. The game was between Dynamo Leningrad and Lokomotiv Moscow and finished with winning of Lokomotiv 1:3. During the Siege of Leningrad, On May 31, 1942, the stadium host The Siege Game, between Dynamo Leningrad and the local football clubs.
Nowadays, the stadium used as a training compound for Dynamo. In 2007 the Saint Petersburg City Administration announced on the project to destroy the stadium and replace it with a housing building and a business center. In 2009 the compound become a full municipal property after the City Administration was purchased the ground from Dymano's owners.
In 2008 The Dynamo stadium has become as a Training center for Dynamo.
Since the end of the 2000s, Dinamo plays at Sport Complex Petrovsky in Saint Petersburg. The complex consists of two arenas (stadiums): the central sport arena (CSA) and the minor sport arena (MSA). Dinamo shares the complex with four other professional teams. In 2008 Zenit plays at CSA, the MSA is used by Dinamo, Zenit-2, Zenit-D, and Sever (Murmansk). The MSA provides 2,835 seats to its spectators. There are talks that Zenit will move out of this complex to its new stadium that will be built in 2009 in place of the Kirov Stadium. This migration might provide Dinamo with full exploitation of the whole complex.
League and cup history
Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes 1936 (Spring) 1st (Group A) 6/(7) 6 1 1 4 5 12 9 3 pts for win, 2 - draw, 1 – lost 1936 (Autumn) 1st (Group A) 7/(8) 7 1 3 3 7 15 12 ¼ finals 3 pts for win, 2 - draw, 1 – lost 1937 1st (Group A) 7/(9) 16 2 9 5 21 25 29 1/16 3 pts for win, 2 - draw, 1 – lost 1938 1st (Group A) 7/(26) 25 12 6 7 52 32 30 1/2 shifted to the two point system 1939 1st (Group A) 10/(14) 26 8 6 12 41 56 22 1/16 1940 1st (Group A) 5/(13) 24 11 5 8 47 44 21 No competition 1941 1st (Group A) 2/(15) 10 5 4 1 18 8 14 No competition Unofficial (did not finish due to World War II) 1942 Did not played due to World War II 1943 Did not played due to World War II 1944 1/4 Did not played due to World War II 1945 1st (1st Group) 5/(12) 22 11 3 8 42 29 25 1/4 1946 1st (1st Group) 5/(12) 22 10 4 8 37 35 24 1/8 1947 1st (1st Group) 10/(13) 24 7 5 12 32 48 19 1/2 1948 1st (1st Group) 6/(14) 26 10 5 11 42 47 25 1/8 1949 1st (1st Group) 9/(18) 34 12 10 12 53 53 34 1/16 1950 1st (Class A) 8/(19) 36 14 10 12 63 50 38 1/16 1951 1st (Class A) 9/(15) 28 11 5 12 46 53 27 1/16 1952 1st (Class A) 5/(14) 13 5 5 3 17 17 15 1/2 1953 1st (Class A) 10/(11) 20 5 4 11 20 33 14 1/8 1954 1st (Class A) 4/(13) 24 8 10 6 29 25 26 ? as TRL 1955 1st (Class A) 10/(12) 22 5 6 11 28 41 16 ? as TRL 1956 1st (Class A) 12/(12) 22 3 7 12 25 47 13 ? as TRL
1957 2nd ? as TRL 1958 2nd ? as TRL 1959 2nd ? as TRL 1960 2nd (II Zone) 9 28 9 6 13 46 43 24 ? reestablished in place of TRL 1961 2nd (II Zone) 3 30 18 9 3 58 28 45 1/128 Promoted 1962 1st (Class A) 16 30 8 6 16 27 49 22 1/16 replaced the disbanded FC Admiralteets Leningrad 1963 1st (Class A) 16 38 7 15 16 37 51 29 1/4 relegated
|1992||First League, Western Zone||17||34||6||9||19||36-65||Vladimir Pronin, Vladimir Goncharov||relegated to the Second Division.|
|1993||Second Division, 5th Zone||10||30||11||4||15||27-41||Vladimir Goncharov||relegated to the Third Division.|
|1994||Third Division, 4th Zone||6||24||10||5||9||32-23||Aleksandr Fyodorov|
|1995||Third Division, 4th Zone||2||24||15||4||5||39-17||promoted to Second Division|
|1996||Second Division, Western Zone||20||38||3||10||25||26-81||transferred to Central Zone|
|1997||Second Division, Central Zone||18||40||8||10||22||38-69||Mark Rubin||returned to Western Zone|
|1998||Second Division, Western Zone||8||40||21||10||9||47-27||Boris Rappoport|
|1999||Second Division, Western Zone||13||38||11||12||15||31-39||lost status as Professional Club and relegated to the Amateur League|
|2000||Amateur League, North-West Football Championship||2||Sergey Gerasimets, Sergey Lomakin||promoted to Second Division, after winning the Cup of Russian Amateur League.|
|2001||Russian Professional Football League, Western Zone||1||38||29||6||3||84-21||Sergey Lomakin, Sergey Vedeneyev||promoted to First Division|
|2002||1st Division||16(4)||34||9||9||16||28-56||Sergey Lomakin, Dmitry Galyamin, Valery Gladilin|
|2003||1st Division||5||42||23||8||11||66-37||Oleg Dolmatov, Vladimir Kazachyonok||Dynamo has been demolished due to financial problems|
|2007||2nd Division, Western Zone||3||30||14||11||5||47-27||Sergey Dmitriev, Yuri Zheludkov, Leonid Tkachenko|
|2008||2nd Division, Western Zone||7||34||15||8||13||55-45||Leonid Tkachenko, Vyacheslav Melnikov, Eduard Malofeyev|
|2009||2nd Division, Western Zone||1||36||24||7||5||63-28||Eduard Malofeyev||promoted to First Division|
|2010||First Division||16||38||9||10||19||53-32||Alexander Averyanov, Grigori Mikhalyuk, Boris Zhuravlyov, Eduard Malofeyev, Sergey Frantsev, Igor Zazulin||relegated to Russian Amateur Football League|
|2011||Amateur League, North-West Football Championship||-||-||-||-||-||-||?||FC Dynamo dissolved due to bankrupt announcement of the club's sponsor.|
|2012/13||First Division||17||Pavel Gusev||promoted to Russian National Football League, due to union agreement with FC Petrotrest.|
|2013/14||First Division||14||Pavel Gusev|
|2014/15||First Division||18||Adyam Kuzyayev||FC Dynamo dissolved due to bankrupt announcement of the club's sponsor, but before the next season start was reestablish.|
|2015/16||2nd Division, Western Zone||7||Aleksandr Tochilin|
|2016/17||2nd Division, Western Zone||1||Aleksandr Tochilin||Promoted to Russian National Football League.|
|2016/17||1st Division||Aleksandr Tochilin|
Following Dynamo's promotion to the Russian National Football League at the end of the 2016–17 season, the club organized a farm-club FC Dynamo-2 Saint Petersburg and entered it into the Russian Professional Football League.
These are players who won international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Dynamo.
Honours and Achievements
- Semi-Finals: 1938, 1947, 1952
- Champion (29): 1926-1927, 1930-1931, 1933, 1935-1936, 1938, 1945, 1948, 1950-1951, 1953, 1963-1964, 1966-1968, 1970-1978, 1980-1981, 1993
|Full name||Football Club Petrotrest Saint Petersburg|
In 2002 the team played in Amateur Football League (North-West zone), in 2003, 2004, 2006 and since 2011 - in Second Division (West zone), in 2005 - in First Division (was relegated).
From 2007 to 2010 the team played under the name of FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg. After the team was relegated to the Russian Second Division after the 2010 season, the team returned to their previous name FC Petrotrest and another independent team called FC Dynamo was organized to play in the Amateur Football League. In 2012 the club was finished in the 1st place and was promoted to the First division. In 2013 it was merged into Dynamo Saint Petersburg.
- Saint Petersburg derby
- FC Dinamo Moscow
- FC Dynamo Kyiv
- FC Dinamo Tbilisi
- Dynamo Sports Club
- Petrovsky Stadium
- Питерское «Динамо» и курский «Авангард» вышли в ФНЛ (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 21 May 2017.
- Dynamo finished the season in 4th place, but the Russian Football Federation has decided to give technical losses to Dynamo in some games, due to breaking some regulations in the league. These losses dropped Dynamo to 16th position. Russian Source: Сообщение ЦОС ПФЛ от 27 ноября 2002 года Archived 2008-06-23 at the Wayback Machine.