FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg

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FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
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Full name Football Club Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
Nickname(s) The blues
Founded 2001, 2013
Ground MSA Petrovskiy, Saint Petersburg
Ground Capacity 2,809[1]
Owner Gazprombank
Chairman Sergey Fursenko
Manager Anatoli Davydov
League Russian Football National League
2016–17 13th

FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg (Russian: ФК «Зенит-2» Санкт-Петербург) is a Russian football team from Saint Petersburg. It plays in the Russian Football National League (second level). It is a farm club for the Russian Premier League team FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

History[edit]

Zenit's reserve squad played professionally as Zenit-2 (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Second Division from 1998 to 2000) and Zenit-d (Russian Third League from 1994 to 1997). Another team that was founded as Lokomotiv-Zenit-2 played as Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division from 2001 to 2008. By 2008, there was no relation between that team and FC Zenit. Another farm club called FC Smena-Zenit debuted in the Russian Second Division in 2009, taking the spot of the former FC Zenit-2. FC Smena-Zenit was dissolved after the 2009 season because it did not fulfill Zenit's initial expectations. Zenit-2 reentered professional football in the 2013–14 season in the Russian Professional Football League.

In the 2014–15 season, Zenit-2 came in second in its PFL zone behind FC Spartak-2 Moscow. When FC Torpedo Armavir (which qualified for promotion from the Zone South) refused to be promoted to FNL for financial reasons, the league offered the second-placed teams in the PFL an FNL spot. Zenit-2 was the only one who applied and played in the second-tier competition for the first time in their history in 2015–16.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 August 2017, according to the FNL website.

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

No. Position Player
3 Russia DF Denis Terentyev
24 France MF Yohan Mollo
27 Russia DF Sergei Zuykov
32 Russia FW Nikolai Prudnikov
33 Russia FW Andrei Panyukov
36 Russia FW Stanislav Krapukhin
37 Russia MF Vladislav Sirotov
38 Russia MF Leon Musayev
39 Russia DF Vasili Zapryagayev
40 Russia MF Konstantin Zyryanov
46 Russia MF Vitali Gorulyov
49 Russia MF Dmitri Pletnyov
50 Russia DF Maksim Karpov
51 Russia GK Maksim Rudakov
54 Russia DF Nikita Kakkoyev
55 Belarus MF Kirill Kaplenko
No. Position Player
56 Russia DF Danil Krugovoy
58 Russia DF Ilya Zuyev
59 Russia DF Sergei Bugriyev
61 Russia MF Dmitri Kirillov
64 Russia FW Daniil Lesovoy
67 Russia MF Nikita Andreyev
70 Russia GK Nikita Goylo
71 Russia GK Yegor Baburin
74 Russia MF Sergei Ivanov
78 Russia FW Aleksandr Nekrasov
79 Russia DF Daniil Penchikov
88 Russia MF Dmitri Bogayev
93 Russia GK Mikhail Kizeyev
96 Russia DF Tomas Rukas
97 Russia MF Ilya Kamyshev
98 Russia FW Aleksandr Yelovskikh

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