FC Moscow

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This article refers to the Moscow government team formed in 2004. For the predecessors in the Russian Premier League, see FC Torpedo-ZIL and FC Torpedo-Metallurg.
Moscow
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Full nameFootball Club Moscow
Nickname(s)The Citizens, The Caps
Founded1 March 2004; 16 years ago (2004-03-01)
Dissolved2010; 10 years ago (2010) (refounded 2017)
GroundSetun Park No. 1, Moscow
Capacity100

FC Moscow (Russian: Футбольный клуб Москва) was a Russian football club based in Moscow.

History[edit]

The creation of the team was first announced by the Moscow government on 1 March 2004.[1] FC Moscow was formed on the base of FC Torpedo-Metallurg. The team played in the Russian Cup final in 2007.

Moscow's best result in Russian Premier League was a 4th position in 2007.

On 14 December 2007, Oleg Blokhin was announced as FC Moscow's new manager with Leonid Slutsky having left at the end of the 2007 season.[2] In February 2010 the club withdrew from the Premier League after their owner and main sponsor, MMC Norilsk Nickel, withdrew funding.[3][4] Their place in the league was taken by Alania Vladikavkaz.[5] Subsequently FC Moscow folded, ceasing to exist as a professional football club.[5][6] They played in 2010 in the fourth level of the Russian football pyramid, the Amateur Football League, and after that season the team was dissolved altogether on 28 December.[7] Soon after the club was reestablished and continue to compete in the Amateur Football League.

During the professional period, E. Streltsov Stadium, in Moscow was used as home ground.

Domestic history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Top scorer (league) Head coach
2004 1st 9 30 10 10 10 38 39 40 Round of 32 Argentina Bracamonte – 11 Russia Petrakov
2005 5 30 14 8 8 36 26 50 Round of 16 Russia Kirichenko – 14 Russia Petrakov
Russia Slutsky
2006 6 30 10 13 7 41 37 43 Round of 16 IC 3rd round Russia Kirichenko – 12 Russia Slutsky
2007 4 30 15 7 8 40 32 52 Runner-up Russia Adamov – 14 Russia Slutsky
2008 9 30 9 11 10 34 36 38 Quarterfinals Argentina Bracamonte – 8 Ukraine Blokhin
2009 6 30 13 9 8 39 28 48 Semifinals UC 1st round Slovakia Jakubko – 8 Montenegro Božović
2010 4th, Zone Moscow, Division A 3 28 21 1 6 75 28 64 Russia Agaptsev – 21 Russia Vasilyev
2017 4th, Zone Moscow 11 16 4 5 7 43 52 17 Russia Skopin – 5 Russia Zvezdin

European history[edit]

FC Moscow in its first appearance on the European arena reached the third round of 2006 Intertoto Cup and was eliminated by Hertha BSC Berlin. FC Moscow made their second appearance in Europe in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, beating Legia Warsaw in the qualifying round.

As of match played 11 March 2020
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 2 1 1 3 2
UEFA Cup 4 2 1 1 6 4
Total 8 4 2 2 9 6
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0 3–0
Third round Germany Hertha BSC 0–0 0–2 0–2
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second round Poland Legia Warsaw 2–0 2–1 4–1
Third round Denmark Copenhagen 1–2 1–1 2–3

Nicknames[edit]

Fans and journalists call FC Moskva The Citizens (Russian: Горожане). The colloquial nickname for the club is The Caps (Russian: Кепки), which refers to Moscow government ownership (former Moscow mayor Yuriy Luzhkov usually wears a cap).

FC Moscow players in 2008.

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for FC Moscow/Torpedo-ZIL/Torpedo-Metallurg.

Managers[edit]

Information correct as of match played 29 November 2009. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Valery Petrakov  Russia 1 January 2004 14 July 2005 50 19 16 15 67 55 038.00
Leonid Slutsky  Russia 15 July 2005 11 November 2007 94 43 26 25 131 108 045.74
Oleg Blokhin  Ukraine 14 December 2007[2] 27 November 2008 36 13 12 11 46 41 036.11
Miodrag Božović  Montenegro 1 January 2009 1 March 2010 34 16 9 9 45 31 047.06
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

Club records[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of Match played 29 November 2009
Héctor Bracamonte was FC Moscow's leading goalscorer, scoring 36 goals in 157 games during his 5.5-years at the club.
Name Years League Russian Cup Europe Total
1 Argentina Héctor Bracamonte 2004–2009 30 (136) 5 (13) 1 (8) 36 (157)
2 Russia Dmitri Kirichenko 2005–2007 26 (54) 4 (5) 0 (4) 30 (63)
3 Russia Roman Adamov 2006–2008 23 (63) 3 (9) 2 (4) 28 (76)
4 Russia Sergei Semak 2006–2007 12 (57) 3 (12) 0 (4) 15 (73)
5 Russia Aleksei Melyoshin 2004–2008 10 (78) 1 (5) 0 (0) 11 (83)
6 Argentina Pablo Barrientos 2006–2008 6 (33) 4 (9) 0 (0) 10 (42)
6 Moldova Stanislav Ivanov 2004–2008 9 (112) 1 (15) 0 (6) 10 (133)
6 Russia Pyotr Bystrov 2006–2008 7 (69) 2 (11) 1 (8) 10 (88)
9 Argentina Maxi López 2007–2009 9 (22) 0 (2) 0 (1) 9 (25)
9 Russia Aleksandr Samedov 2008–2009 2 (44) 0 (5) 2 (4) 9 (53)
9 Russia Oleg Kuzmin 2004–2008 6 (115) 2 (15) 1 (7) 9 (137)
9 Lithuania Edgaras Česnauskis 2008–2009 5 (35) 3 (6) 1 (3) 9 (44)

Most appearances[edit]

As of Match played 29 November 2009
Name Years League Russian Cup Europe Total
1 Argentina Héctor Bracamonte 2004–2009 136 (30) 13 (5) 8 (1) 157 (36)
2 Belarus Yuri Zhevnov 2005–2009 124 (0) 13 (0) 7 (0) 144 (0)
3 Russia Oleg Kuzmin 2004–2008 115 (6) 15 (2) 7 (1) 137 (9)
4 Moldova Stanislav Ivanov 2004–2008 112 (9) 15 (1) 6 (0) 133 (10)
5 Moldova Radu Rebeja 2004–2008 110 (3) 13 (0) 4 (0) 127 (3)
6 Russia Dmitri Godunok 2005–2008 100 (3) 11 (1) 8 (0) 119 (4)
7 Poland Mariusz Jop 2004–2009 86 (4) 10 (0) 4 (0) 100 (4)
8 Romania Pompiliu Stoica 2004–2008 88 (0) 11 (0) 0 (0) 99 (0)
9 Russia Pyotr Bystrov 2006–2008 69 (7) 15 (2) 4 (1) 88 (10)
10 Moldova Alexandru Epureanu 2007–2009 71 (3) 12 (1) 3 (0) 86 (4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2007-12-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Blokhin takes command at Moskva". uefa.com/. UEFA. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ FC Moscow pull out of Russian leagueCNN, 5 February 2010.
  4. ^ Russian Premier League confirm FC Moscow withdrawalESPN, 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b Russian Premier League Review – Goal.com, 12 March 2010.
  6. ^ FC Moscow go out of business after owners pull plug on fundingThe Guardian, 7 March 2010.
  7. ^ ""Москва" прекратила существование". Sovetsky Sport. Retrieved 2010-12-29.

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