FC Zenit Saint Petersburg

Associated football club in Saint Petersburg, Russia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Football Club Zenit (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Зенит» [fʊdˈbolʲnɨj ˈkɫup zʲɪˈnʲit]), also known as Zenit Saint Petersburg or simply Zenit, is a Russian professional football club based in Saint Petersburg. Founded in 1925 (or in 1914, according to some Russian sources), the club plays in the Russian Premier League. Zenit are the reigning champions of the Russian Premier League. Previously they won the 2007, 2010, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21 and the 2021–22 seasons of the Russian Premier League, as well as the 2007–08 UEFA Cup and the 2008 UEFA Super Cup. The club is owned and sponsored by the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom. The team play its home matches at the Gazprom Arena. In March 2022, the club was expelled from all European and international club competitions by FIFA and the UEFA due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[2] In addition, the European Club Association suspended the team.[3]

Quick facts: Full name, Nickname(s), Founded, Ground, Capa...
Full nameФутбольный клуб Зенит
Nickname(s)Sine-Belo-Golubye (The Blue-White-Sky Blues)
Zenitchiki (The Zeniters)
Bomzhi (Homeless people)
Founded25 May 1925; 98 years ago (1925-05-25)
GroundKrestovsky Stadium
PresidentAlexander Medvedev
Head coachSergei Semak
LeagueRussian Premier League
2022–23Russian Premier League, 1st of 16 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season

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