FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow

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Full name Football Club Torpedo-ZIL
Nickname(s) Avtozavodtsy (Automobile plant workers)
Founded 1997; 21 years ago (1997)
Dissolved 2004; 14 years ago (2004) (became FC Moscow)
Ground Eduard Streltsov Stadium, Moscow
Capacity 13,200
League Russian Premier League
2002 14th

FC Torpedo-ZIL (Russian: Футбольный клуб Торпедо-ЗИЛ) was a Russian football club from Moscow.


Torpedo-Metallurg logo (2003-2004)
The first Torpedo-ZIL logo.

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,[1] and two months later all remaining stock to Norilsk Nickel.[2] 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.


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