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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: 19/04/2014 18:55 CET
17 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Krasnodar1-2Zenit
Referee: not available – Krasnodar
02/03/2014 17:55:56
21 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Rubin2-1Zenit
Referee: not available – Kazan
02/03/2014 18:25:16
26 July 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit1-1Kuban
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:53:42
Nordsjælland0-1Zenit
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Farum Park, Farum (DEN)
07/30/2013 20:07:14
3 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Volga1-3Zenit
Referee: not available – Nizhniy Novgorod
02/03/2014 17:47:55
Zenit5-0Nordsjælland
Aggregate: 6-0
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
08/07/2013 23:37:43
17 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit3-0Anji
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:47:39
Paços Ferreira1-4Zenit
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) – Stadium: Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
10/06/2013 13:01:51
24 August 2013 - Russian Premier League
Dinamo Moskva1-1Zenit
Referee: not available – Khimki
02/03/2014 17:48:39
Zenit4-2Paços Ferreira
Aggregate: 8-3
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
10/06/2013 13:01:51
1 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit2-1Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:44:41
14 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit2-0Terek
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:45:24
Atlético3-1Zenit
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid (ESP)
10/06/2013 13:01:51
22 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Rostov0-4Zenit
Referee: not available – Rostov
02/03/2014 17:43:52
25 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Krylya Sovetov1-4Zenit
Referee: not available – Samara
02/03/2014 17:45:02
28 September 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit4-2Spartak Moskva
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
02/03/2014 17:45:28
Zenit0-0Austria Wien
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
10/06/2013 13:01:36
6 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Tom0-3Zenit
Referee: not available – Tomsk
03/27/2014 13:12:48
18 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit2-0CSKA Moskva
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/27/2014 13:13:08
Porto0-1Zenit
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
10/24/2013 15:38:11
26 October 2013 - Russian Premier League
Ural1-2Zenit
Referee: not available – Yekaterinburg
03/27/2014 13:13:47
30 October 2013 - Russian Cup, Fourth round
Tyumen2-0Zenit
Referee: not available – Tyumen
10/30/2013 19:13:41
2 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit1-1Amkar
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/27/2014 13:13:18
Zenit1-1Porto
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
11/08/2013 08:30:37
10 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Spartak Moskva4-2Zenit
Referee: not available – Moscow
03/27/2014 13:13:53
22 November 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit0-2Rostov
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/27/2014 13:14:03
Zenit1-1Atlético
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
11/27/2013 23:17:00
1 December 2013 - Russian Premier League
Terek1-1Zenit
Referee: not available
03/27/2014 13:15:03
6 December 2013 - Russian Premier League
Zenit2-1Ural
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/27/2014 13:14:40
Austria Wien4-1Zenit
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
Zenit2-4Dortmund
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
02/28/2014 18:22:40
9 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Zenit0-0Tom
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/12/2014 18:20:04
15 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
CSKA Moskva1-0Zenit
Referee: not available – Khimki
03/27/2014 13:15:39
Dortmund1-2Zenit
Aggregate: 5-4
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
03/21/2014 12:24:04
24 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Zenit2-1Krylya Sovetov
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
03/27/2014 13:16:53
29 March 2014 - Russian Premier League
Amkar1-2Zenit
Referee: not available – Perm
03/29/2014 13:58:51
6 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Zenit6-2Rubin
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
04/10/2014 09:17:03
12 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Zenit4-1Krasnodar
Referee: not available – St Petersburg
04/14/2014 20:14:24
19 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
Anji1-2Zenit
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev
26 April 2014 - Russian Premier League
ZenitVolga
Referee: TBD – St Petersburg
03/10/2014 22:15:07
Lokomotiv MoskvaZenit
Referee: TBD – Moscow
03/10/2014 22:25:23
ZenitDinamo Moskva
Referee: TBD – St Petersburg
03/10/2014 22:26:09
KubanZenit
Referee: TBD – Krasnodar
03/10/2014 22:27:23

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:  6
  • 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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