VC Zenit-Kazan

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Zenit-Kazan
Zenit Kazan logo.svg
Full nameVolleyball Club "Zenit-Kazan"
Founded2000
GroundKazan Volleyball Centre
(Capacity: 4,570)
ChairmanRafkat Kantyukov
ManagerVladimir Alekno
LeagueRussian Volleyball Super League
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VC Zenit-Kazan (Russian: Зенит-Казань), until 2008 known as Dinamo Tattransgaz Kazan (Russian: Динамо-Таттрансгаз), is a professional men's volleyball team based in Kazan, Russia. It plays in the Super League (10-time champion). The team won the 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 CEV Champions League titles, thus being the most-titled club in its new history. As of November 2017, Kazan is ranked 1st in the Men's European clubs ranking.

Achievements[edit]

Winners (6): 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (1): 2011
Third place (1): 2013
Winners (1): 2017
Runners-up (2): 2015, 2016
Third place (2): 2009, 2011
Winners (10): 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
Third place (4): 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
  • Russian Cup
Winners (7): 2004, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Russian SuperCup
Winners (6): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016,2017

History[edit]

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]

2018/2019[edit]

Head coach: Russia Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Position
1 United States Matthew Anderson (1987-04-18) April 18, 1987 (age 31) outside hitter
3 Russia Andrey Surmachevskiy (1996-06-22) June 22, 1996 (age 22) outside hitter
4 Russia Artem Volvich (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 28) middle blocker
5 Russia Laurent Alekno (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 22) setter
7 Russia Vadim Likhosherstov (1989-01-23) January 23, 1989 (age 29) middle blocker
8 Russia Nikita Alekseev (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 26) opposite
9 France Earvin N'Gapeth (1991-02-12) February 12, 1991 (age 27) outside hitter
10 Russia Alexey Kononov (1997-04-09) April 9, 1997 (age 21) middle blocker
11 Russia Valentin Krotkov (1991-09-01) September 1, 1991 (age 27) libero
12 Russia Alexander Butko (1986-03-18) March 18, 1986 (age 32) setter
13 Russia Alexey Samoylenko (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 33) middle blocker
15 Russia Alexey Spiridonov (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 30) outside hitter
16 Russia Alexey Verbov (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 36) libero
18 Russia Maxim Mikhaylov (1988-03-19) March 19, 1988 (age 30) opposite

Notable players[edit]

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

Stadium[edit]

Kazan Volleyball Centre is a modern complex with a total area of 13 thousand square meters. The capacity of the main arena is 5,000 spectators, the small one 700. They have all the necessary support facilities and well-equipped gyms. The arena is located at Midhat Bulatov Street.

Kit manufacturer[edit]

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Gala
Asics
Mikasa
Mizuno
Champion
Adidas
Erreà

Sponsorship[edit]

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

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