FC Elektrosila Leningrad

FC Electrosila Leningrad (Russian: Электросила Ленинград) or Krasnaya Zorya (Russian: Красная Заря) was a Soviet association football club from Leningrad, Soviet Union. The club played in the Soviet Top League from its inception to World War II. Until 1930 Krasnaya Zorya played in local competitions of Leningrad city and later in the city championship. In 1940 it lost most of its players when massive changes took place in the Soviet competitions before the 1941 season.

Elektrosila Leningrad
Founded1922
GroundLenin Stadium, Leningrad
Red Triangle Stadium, Leningrad

Team name historyEdit

  • Krasnaya Zaria Leningrad (1922-37)
  • Elektrik Leningrad (1938-39)
  • Krasnaya Zaria Leningrad (1940-45)
  • Elektrosila Leningrad (1946)

StadiumEdit

During its time in the Soviet Top League Elektrosila played its games at the central stadium of the city, the Lenin Stadium. Other times the club played its games at the Red Triangle Stadium.

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Division Position Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Notes
Krasnaya Zaria Leningrad
1936 (Spring) 1st 7 6 1 1 4 8 21 9
1936 (Autumn) 5 7 3 0 4 13 18 13
1937 8 16 4 4 8 17 31 28
Elektrik Leningrad
1938 1st 13 25 8 8 9 42 44 24
1939 13 26 6 5 15 32 49 17 Relegated
Krasnaya Zaria Leningrad
1940 2nd 1 26 15 5 6 54 36 35 No competition merged with Zenit[1]
World War II
Elektrosila Leningrad
1946 2nd 11 24 5 6 13 23 50 16 East subgroup

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport-Express Football. Chronicles of Aksel Vatanyan. 1941, Part II (October 6, 2006)". Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2012.

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