FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg

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FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
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Full nameFootball Club Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
Nickname(s)Sine-Belo-Golubye (The Blue-White-Sky Blues)
Founded2013
GroundMSA Petrovskiy, Saint Petersburg
Petrovsky, Saint Petersburg
Capacity2,809[1]
21,405
OwnerGazprombank
ChairmanAlexander Medvedev
ManagerVladislav Radimov
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Group 2
2019–20Zone West, 3rd

FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg (Russian: ФК «Зенит-2» Санкт-Петербург) is a Russian football team from Saint Petersburg. It plays in the Russian Professional Football League (third level). It is a farm club for the Russian Premier League team FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

History[edit]

Zenit's reserve squad played professionally as Zenit-2 (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Second Division from 1998 to 2000) and Zenit-d (Russian Third League from 1994 to 1997). Another team that was founded as Lokomotiv-Zenit-2 played as Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division from 2001 to 2008. By 2008, there was no relation between that team and FC Zenit. Another farm club called FC Smena-Zenit debuted in the Russian Second Division in 2009, taking the spot of the former FC Zenit-2. FC Smena-Zenit was dissolved after the 2009 season because it did not fulfill Zenit's initial expectations. Zenit-2 reentered professional football in the 2013–14 season in the Russian Professional Football League.

In the 2014–15 season, Zenit-2 came in second in its PFL zone behind FC Spartak-2 Moscow. When FC Torpedo Armavir (which qualified for promotion from the Zone South) refused to be promoted to FNL for financial reasons, the league offered the second-placed teams in the PFL an FNL spot. Zenit-2 was the only one who applied and played in the second-tier competition for the first time in their history in 2015–16. Zenit-2 finished the 2017–18 season in the relegation zone, but was saved from going down due to several teams above them failing licensing. At the end of the 2018–19 season it was relegated back to the PFL.

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 August 2020, according to the PFL website.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
36 Russia FW Stanislav Krapukhin
37 Russia MF Vadim Simutenkov
40 Russia DF Ilya Vakhaniya
45 Russia MF Dmitri Sergeyev
46 Russia FW Nikita Simdyankin
51 Russia FW Daniil Makeyev
53 Russia DF Aleksandr Sandrachuk
54 Russia DF Saba Sazonov
61 Russia GK Ivan Kukushkin
64 Russia MF Kirill Kravtsov
71 Russia GK Daniil Odoyevskiy
No. Position Player
74 Russia MF Sergei Ivanov
75 Russia DF Sergei Chibisov
81 Russia MF Kirill Shchetinin
82 Russia FW Ivan Tarasov
84 Russia MF Ilya Vorobyov
86 Russia GK Nikolai Rybikov
87 Russia DF Danila Prokhin
92 Russia FW Daniil Shamkin
94 Russia DF Danila Khotulev
97 Russia DF Islam Zhilov
98 Russia DF Vladislav Masalsky

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