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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.

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

Moscow
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Full nameFootball Club Moscow
Nickname(s)The Citizens, The Caps
Founded1 March 2004; 15 years ago (2004-03-01)
Dissolved2010; 9 years ago (2010) (refounded 2017)
GroundSetun Park No. 1, Moscow
Capacity100

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HistoryEdit

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. In February 2010 the club withdrew from the Premier League after their owner and main sponsor, MMC Norilsk Nickel, withdrew funding.[2][3] Their place in the league was taken by Alania Vladikavkaz.[4] Subsequently FC Moscow folded, ceasing to exist as a professional football club.[4][5] 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.[6] 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.

League and cup historyEdit

As Torpedo-ZIL (1997–2002), Torpedo-Metallurg (2003).

  Russia
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup Europe Top scorer (league) Head coach
1997 4th, Zone 3 3 40 23 8 9 77 29 77   Lavrentyev – 17   Petrenko
1998 3rd, "Center" 1 40 28 6 6 90 30 90 Round of 128   Snigiryov – 32   Petrenko
  Ignatyev
1999 2nd 4 42 23 13 6 67 27 82 Round of 32   A. Smirnov – 11   Ignatyev
2000 2 38 24 8 6 62 28 80 Round of 64   Lebed' – 10   Ignatyev
2001 1st 14 30 7 10 13 22 35 31 Round of 32   Piyuk – 6   Kucherevsky
2002 14 30 6 10 14 20 39 28 Quarterfinals   D. Smirnov – 7   Nikonov
2003 14 30 8 5 17 25 39 29 Round of 32   Monaryov – 8   Aleinikov
  Ivanov
  Ignatenko
2004 9 30 10 10 10 38 39 40 Round of 32   Bracamonte – 11   Petrakov
2005 5 30 14 8 8 36 26 50 Round of 16   Kirichenko – 14   Petrakov
  Slutsky
2006 6 30 10 13 7 41 37 43 Round of 16 IC 3rd round   Kirichenko – 12   Slutsky
2007 4 30 15 7 8 40 32 52 Runner-up   Adamov – 14   Slutsky
2008 9 30 9 11 10 34 36 38 Quarterfinals   Bracamonte – 8   Blokhin
2009 6 30 13 9 8 39 28 48 Semifinals UC 1st round   Jakubko – 8   Božović
2010 4th, Zone Moscow, Division A 3 28 21 1 6 75 28 64   Agaptsev – 21   Vasilyev
2017 4th, Zone Moscow 11 16 4 5 7 43 52 17   Skopin – 5   Zvezdin

NicknamesEdit

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.

FC Moscow in EuropeEdit

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.

Season Competition Round Club Score
2006 Intertoto Cup 2R   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0
3R   Hertha BSC 0–0 0–2
2008–09 UEFA Cup 2Q   Legia Warsaw 2–1 2–0
1R   F.C. Copenhagen 1–2 1–1

Notable playersEdit

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.

Former coachesEdit

Club recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?82366
  2. ^ FC Moscow pull out of Russian leagueCNN, 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ Russian Premier League confirm FC Moscow withdrawalESPN, 16 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b Russian Premier League Review – Goal.com, 12 March 2010.
  5. ^ FC Moscow go out of business after owners pull plug on fundingThe Guardian, 7 March 2010.
  6. ^ ""Москва" прекратила существование". Sovetsky Sport. Retrieved 2010-12-29.

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