FC Zenit Penza

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FC Zenit Penza
Logo of FC Zenit Penza.gif
Full name Football Club Zenit Penza
Founded 1918
Ground Stadium 1st May
Ground Capacity 5,100
Owner Penza
League Russian Amateur Football League
2017–18 PFL, Zone Center, 14th (dropped out)

FC Zenit Penza (Russian: «Зенит» (Пенза)) is a Russian football team from Penza. It played professionally in 1948–1949, 1961–1973, 1990–1999, 2002–2008 and 2010–2017. It played on the second-highest level in the Soviet First League in 1948–1949 and 1960–1962, where its best result was 8th place in Zone 3 in 1961. In 2009, it played in the Amateur Football League which it won and was promoted to the Russian Second Division for 2010. It dropped out the third-tier PFL during the winter break of the 2017–18 season.[1]

Team name history[edit]

  • 1918–1926: KLS Penza (Klub Lyubiteley Sporta – Sport Lovers Club)
  • 1927: Rabochiy Klub Penza
  • 1927–1929: Zavod N50 Penza
  • 1930–1935: ZIF Penza
  • 1936–1947: FC Zenit Penza
  • 1948–1959: FC Spartak Penza
  • 1960–1963: FC Zarya Penza
  • 1964–1965: FC Trud Penza
  • 1966: FC Velozavodets Penza
  • 1967–1971: FC Khimmashevets Penza
  • 1972–1973: FC Sura Penza
  • 1973–1978: FC Granit Penza
  • 1979: FC SKA Penza
  • 1980–1991: FC Granit Penza
  • 1992–present: FC Zenit Penza

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2018, according to the PFL website.

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

No. Position Player
Russia GK Maksim Staroverov
Russia DF Aleksandr Astashkin
Russia DF Artyom Lednev
Russia DF Dmitri Nikitinsky
Russia DF Artur Yefremenko
Russia MF Sergei Agrafonov
Russia MF Mikhail Belov
Russia MF Nikolai Kiritsa
Russia MF Kirill Kiselyov
No. Position Player
Russia MF Sergei Koksin
Russia MF Aleksandr Kuznetsov
Russia MF Ruslan Lyovkin
Russia MF Kirill Muromtsev
Russia MF Mikhail Sherstobitov
Russia MF Yegor Taragara
Russia FW Denis Klyuyev
Russia FW Sergei Sipatov


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