FC Zenit Penza
|Full name||Football Club Zenit Penza|
|Ground||Stadium 1st May|
|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.
Team name history
- 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
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.
- Пензенский "Зенит" и зеленодольский "Анжи-Юниор" снялись с участия в ПФЛ (in Russian). TASS. 30 March 2018.