FC Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo

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FC Znamya Truda
FC Znamya Truda logo.png
Full name FK Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuevo
Nickname(s) Morozovtsy, Nuts
Founded 16 November 1909; 108 years ago (1909-11-16)
Ground Znamya Truda Stadium, Orekhovo-Zuevo
Ground Capacity 6,000
Owner Orekhovo-Zuyevo
Chairman Igor Mayorov
Manager Vasili Rozhnov
League PFL,
Zone West
2017–18 14th
Website Club website

Znamya Truda is a Russian football club from Orekhovo-Zuevo, Moscow Oblast. The club is most noted because they are the oldest now-playing club in Russia, founded in 1909. They currently play in the Russian Professional Football League. The club's finest hour came in 1962 when they reached the final of the USSR Cup.

In the 2017-2018 season, Znamya Truda finished last in its group, losing 24 matches out of 26. It had to lose its professional status and be relegated to the Amateur Football League, however, the club avoided relegation since another club in the competition ceased to exist.

Team name history[edit]

  • 1909–1935: Morozovtsy, KSO, TsPKFK, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Krasnoye Orekhovo, Krasny Tekstilshchik
  • 1935–1937: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1938–1945: Zvezda
  • 1946–1957: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1958–1991: Znamya Truda
  • 1992: Khitryye Lisy
  • 1993–1994: FC Orekhovo
  • 1995–1996: GFC Orekhovo
  • 1997–2002: Spartak-Orekhovo
  • 2003–present: Znamya Truda

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 July 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 Vitali Chilyushkin
Russia GK Renat Sokolov
Russia DF Vasili Chizhikov
Russia DF Ilya Gerdt
Russia DF Aleksandr Kalinin
Russia DF Anton Klochkov
Russia DF Aleksandr Ryzhov
Russia MF Artur Avanesyan
No. Position Player
Russia MF Arsen Ayrapetyan
Russia MF Maksim Gaidukov
Russia MF Shakhban Magomedaliyev
Russia MF Anton Petrov
Russia MF Anton Smirnov
Russia MF Nikita Yakovlev
Russia FW Viktor Koshovenko
Russia FW Ivan Yerokhin

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Znamya Truda.

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