FC Energy Voronezh

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FC Energy Voronezh (Russian: «Энергия» Воронеж) was a women's football club from Voronezh, Russia.

FC Energy Voronezh
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Full nameFC Energy Voronezh
Founded1989; 33 years ago (1989)
Dissolved2012; 10 years ago (2012)
GroundStadion Rudgormash
LeaguePremier League
WebsiteClub website

The club holds the most championships in Russian, having 5 championships to its name. In 1994 the team won the vice championship behind CSK WWS Samara. From that time to 2004 when the club finished third, the team always achieved at least a second-place finish winning titles in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003.


Founded in 1989, Energiya started in the also newly founded Soviet Championship's second tier. In 1990 the club managed a mid-table 8th place,[1] while in the next season it gained promotion to the new top division after winning its group and the subsequent playoffs against the other group winners.[2] Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union Energiya was instead registered in the new Russian Championship.[citation needed]

Energiya, which was known in 2000 and 2001 as Energiya XXI Wiek Voronezh («Энергия XXI Век» Воронеж) for sponsorship reasons, soon became a national powerhouse; always ranking in the two top positions for a decade, it won five championships between 1995 and 2003. The club was even more successful in the national cup, with seven trophies between 1993 and 2001 including two three-years winning streaks. In 2004 and 2005 it also played the UEFA Women's Cup, where it reached the quarter-finals both times, losing to eventual champions Umeå IK and Turbine Potsdam.[citation needed]

This last European campaign marked the end of the club's golden era as it had to withdraw from the 2005 championship due to financial trouble, playing instead in the second tier. Energiya returned to the top category in 2008, losing all 16 games but avoiding relegation due to the dissolution of Nadezhda Noginsk and SKA Rostov. In 2009 it returned to the top positions, and in 2010 it qualified to the new UEFA Women's Champions League (where it was defeated in the Round of 16 by compatriot rival WFC Rossiyanka) by beating 2009 European runner-up Zvezda Perm in a last-week match for the second place. However the club's comeback was short-lived, as in June 2012 it again had to disband its squad and withdraw from the premier category for financial reasons.[3]



Other resultsEdit

Russian Championship
Place Year
2nd 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001
3rd 2004, 2009, 2012
6th 1992, 1993
7th 2008
Russian Cup
Result Year
Runner-up 1994, 2003, 2010
Semifinals 2002, 2009, 2012
Quarterfinals 1991, 2004, 2005, 2006
Round of 16 1992

Record in UEFA competitionsEdit

Season Competition Stage Result Opponent Scorers
2003–04 UEFA Women's Cup Group Stage 11–0   Femina Budapest Morozova 3, Zinchenko 3, Skotnikova 2, Strukova 2, Terekhova
0–0   Foroni Verona
13–0   ZNK Osijek Zinchenko 5, Danilova 3, Degai, Morozova, Saenko, Shmachkova, Stepanenko
Quarterfinals 1–2, 1–2   Umeå IK Danilova, Sitnikova
2004–05 UEFA Women's Cup Qualifying Stage 13–0   ZFK Skiponjat Gorbacheva 4, Benson 3, Zvarych 3, Apanaschenko, Bukashkina, Kozhnikova
11–0   Gintra Universitetas Zinchenko 4, Apanaschenko 2, Terekhova 2, Benson, Gorbacheva, Lamtyugina
3–0   Gömrükçü Baku Terekhova 2, Apanaschenko
Group Stage 1–1   Brøndby IF Zinchenko
1–1   Trondheims-Ørn Bosikova
4–1   Alma KTZh Rastetter 3 + 1 o.g.
Quarterfinals 1–1, 1–4   Turbine Potsdam Bosikova, Rastetter
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Round of 32 1–1, 4–2   Bristol Academy Conti 2, Mashina 2, Boquete
Round of 16 0–4, 3–3   Rossiyanka Danilova, Ogbiagbevha, Terekhova

Former internationalsEdit



  1. ^ On October 5, 2017, FIFA declared her ineligible to play for Equatorial Guinea.[4]
  2. ^ On October 17, 2018, CAF declared her ineligible to play for Equatorial Guinea.[5]


  1. ^ "Soviet Union 1990 Women". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Soviet Union 1991 Women". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ Energiya again breaks with the premier division Archived 2014-03-29 at the Wayback Machine. womensoccer.nnover.ru, 14 July 2012
  4. ^ "Equatorial Guinea expelled from FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". FIFA.com. October 5, 2017. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Harambee Starlets appeal against Equatorial Guinea upheld, Kenya set to grace AWCON". Football Kenya Federation. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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