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
Chairman Viktor Smagin
Manager Mikhail Solovyev[1]
League Russian Professional Football League, Zone Center
2015–16 7th

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 from 2010. 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.

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 13 February 2017, 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 Daniil Avdyushkin
Russia GK Vadim Khrenov
Russia DF Yevgeni Alfyorov
Russia DF Aleksandr Astashkin
Russia DF Maksim Igoshin
Russia DF Artyom Lednev
Russia DF Denis Masyutin
Russia MF Yevgeni Kuznetsov
No. Position Player
Russia MF Nikita Mitin
Russia MF Aleksandr Molchanov
Russia MF Kirill Muromtsev
Russia MF Vladimir Yesin
Russia FW Denis Bulatov
Russia FW Denis Klyuyev
Russia FW Mikhail Markin
Russia FW Aleksandr Zakarlyuka


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