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FC Zenit

FC Zenit
Zenit celebrate winning the 2008 UEFA Cup ©Getty Images

FC Zenit

Formed: 1925
Nickname: Sine-Belo-Golubye (Blue and Whites)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: 2008
• UEFA Super Cup: 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 4 (2012)
• Soviet/Russian Cup: 3 (2010)

History
• While football has been played in St Petersburg since the 19th century, the city's main team were not founded until 1925, originally for workers from a local metal plant; the club initially played in local leagues, moving up to the Soviet second tier as Stalinets for a few years and playing in the top division for the first time in 1938.

• Stalinets reached the Soviet Cup final in 1939 but changed their name to Zenit in time for the following season having become part of the national Zenit sports organisation, which traditionally represented munitions workers; they beat PFC CSKA Moskva to win the 1944 Soviet Cup before going into decline.

• Zenit began to regain some momentum in the 1950s and with classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich among the regulars in the stands, steadily rebuilt their reputation; they first played in Europe in the 1981/82 UEFA Cup, having finished third in the league in 1980, but lost to FC Dynamo Dresden in their maiden European fixture.

• Better followed as Zenit Leningrad took their only Soviet title in 1984, though they were relegated five years later; the collapse of the Soviet Union soon afterwards preceded the club's rebirth as Zenit St Petersburg, and they have been Premier League regulars since 1996, winning the 1999 Russian Cup.

• Dutch coach Dick Advocaat then took the club on to another level; they won their first Russian title in 2007 before trumping that achievement the following year, an Andrey Arshavin-powered side beating Rangers FC 2-0 in the UEFA Cup final, and then taking the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-1 victory against Manchester United FC. Further league titles followed under Italian coach Luciano Spalletti in 2010 and 2012.

* Last updated 2 July 2013

Last updated: 27/01/14 19.34CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 31/07/2014 07:07 CET
AEL1-0Zenit
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca (CYP)
07/30/2014 19:21:37
2 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
Arsenal TulaZenit
Referee: TBD – Tula
07/31/2014 00:24:48
ZenitAEL
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
07/26/2014 02:14:50
9 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitTorpedo Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:21:42
13 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
UralZenit
Referee: TBD – Yekaterinburg
07/04/2014 19:50:27
16 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitFC Ufa Ufa
Referee: TBD
07/11/2014 10:03:55
23 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitAmkar
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:08:59
31 August 2014 - Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Moscow
07/11/2014 10:03:25
13 September 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitDinamo Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:09:30
20 September 2014 - Russian Premier League
RostovZenit
Referee: TBD – Rostov
07/04/2014 19:29:57
27 September 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitSpartak Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:10:13
18 October 2014 - Russian Premier League
KrasnodarZenit
Referee: TBD – Krasnodar
07/04/2014 19:35:30
25 October 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitMordovia
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:36:13
1 November 2014 - Russian Premier League
CSKA MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Khimki
07/04/2014 19:36:15
8 November 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitTerek
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:16:28
19 November 2014 - Russian Premier League
RubinZenit
Referee: TBD – Kazan
07/04/2014 19:49:12
23 November 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitKuban
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:07:13
29 November 2014 - Russian Premier League
MordoviaZenit
Referee: TBD – Saransk
07/04/2014 20:07:30
6 December 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitKrasnodar
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:08:15
7 March 2015 - Russian Premier League
ZenitUral
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:08:57
14 March 2015 - Russian Premier League
Torpedo MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Moscow
07/04/2014 20:20:45
21 March 2015 - Russian Premier League
Dinamo MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Khimki
07/04/2014 20:20:59
4 April 2015 - Russian Premier League
ZenitCSKA Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:22:00
8 April 2015 - Russian Premier League
TerekZenit
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 20:16:43
11 April 2015 - Russian Premier League
ZenitRubin
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:36:58
18 April 2015 - Russian Premier League
KubanZenit
Referee: TBD – Krasnodar
07/04/2014 19:37:12
25 April 2015 - Russian Premier League
ZenitFC Arsenal Tula
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:37:29
Spartak MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Moscow
07/04/2014 20:10:29
ZenitRostov
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:30:42
FC Ufa UfaZenit
Referee: TBD – Ufa
07/04/2014 20:22:58
AmkarZenit
Referee: TBD – Perm
07/04/2014 20:23:27
ZenitLokomotiv Moskva
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 19:03:12

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    29/08/2002, Zenit 8-0 Encamp, St Petersburg
  • Biggest defeat:
    01/11/1989, Stuttgart 5-0 Zenit, Stuttgart
    30/09/1987, Club Brugge 5-0 Zenit
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  7
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  12
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 73
    Aleksandr Anyukov (  RUS)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 23
    Aleksandr Kerzhakov (  RUS)
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