VC Zenit-Kazan

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Full name Volleyball Club "Zenit-Kazan"
Founded 2000
Ground Kazan Volleyball Centre
(Capacity: 4,570)
Chairman Rafkat Kantyukov
Manager Vladimir Alekno
League Russian Volleyball Super League

VC Zenit-Kazan (Russian: Зенит-Казань) (formerly "Dinamo Tattransgaz Kazan") is a professional men's volleyball team based in Kazan, Russia. It plays in the Super League (8-time champion). The team won the 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15 and 2015-16 CEV Champions League titles, thus being the most-titled club in its new history. As of October 2016, Kazan is ranked 1st in the Men's European clubs ranking.



The club was founded on 13 May 2000 by the decision of Tatarstan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kazan City Administration. It was formed at the base of Directorate of Internal Affairs and aimed at taking part in games of Russian Championship First League.[1]

Team Roster[edit]


Head coach: Russia Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Position
1 United States Anderson, MatthewMatthew Anderson (1987-04-18) April 18, 1987 (age 29) opposite/outside hitter
3 Russia Krotkov, ValentinValentin Krotkov (1991-09-01) September 1, 1991 (age 25) libero
4 Russia Demakov, IvanIvan Demakov (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 24) middle blocker
6 Russia Sivozhelez, EugeniyEugeniy Sivozhelez (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 30) outside hitter
7 Bulgaria Salparov, TeodorTeodor Salparov (1982-08-16) August 16, 1982 (age 34) libero
9 Cuba León, WilfredoWilfredo León (1993-07-31) July 31, 1993 (age 23) outside hitter
10 Russia Volvich, ArtemArtem Volvich (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 27) middle blocker
11 Russia Ashchev, AndreyAndrey Ashchev (1983-05-10) May 10, 1983 (age 33) middle blocker
12 Russia Butko, AlexanderAlexander Butko (1986-03-18) March 18, 1986 (age 31) setter
13 Russia Kobzar, IgorIgor Kobzar (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 25) setter
14 Russia Gutsalyuk, AlexanderAlexander Gutsalyuk (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 29) middle blocker
15 Russia Zemchenok , DenisDenis Zemchenok (1987-08-11) August 11, 1987 (age 29) opposite
16 Russia Verbov, AlekseyAleksey Verbov (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 35) libero
17 Russia Babichev, VladislavVladislav Babichev (1981-02-18) February 18, 1981 (age 36) libero
18 Russia Mikhaylov, MaximMaxim Mikhaylov (1988-03-19) March 19, 1988 (age 29) opposite
19 Russia Melnik, VladimirVladimir Melnik (1980-07-21) July 21, 1980 (age 36) outside hitter

Notable players[edit]

Notable, former or current players of club, who are medalist of intercontinental tournaments in national teams or clubs.


Kazan Volleyball Centre is a modern complex with total area of 13 thousand square meters. Capacity of the main arena 5,000 spectators, a small 700, has all the necessary support facilities and well-equipped gyms. Arena is located at street Midhat Bulatov, in the neighborhood, Sun City. In 2013, St. Petersburg will take volleyball tournament of the Universiade, but until then there are games of Russian and international tournaments in a short time here will be placed club offices.

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Zenit-Kazan team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Gala


Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Gazprom other sponsors: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Adidas, TNT, Blimp, Gazeta, TFB Bank and Championat.

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