FC Moscow

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; 16 years ago (2004-03-01)
Dissolved2010; 10 years ago (2010) (refounded 2017)
GroundSetun Park No. 1, Moscow
Capacity100

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.

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 historyEdit

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   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

European historyEdit

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   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0 3–0
Third round   Hertha BSC 0–0 0–2 0–2
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second round   Legia Warsaw 2–0 2–1 4–1
Third round   Copenhagen 1–2 1–1 2–3

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.

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.

ManagersEdit

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 recordsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

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   Héctor Bracamonte 2004–2009 30 (136) 5 (13) 1 (8) 36 (157)
2   Dmitri Kirichenko 2005–2007 26 (54) 4 (5) 0 (4) 30 (63)
3   Roman Adamov 2006–2008 23 (63) 3 (9) 2 (4) 28 (76)
4   Sergei Semak 2006–2007 12 (57) 3 (12) 0 (4) 15 (73)
5   Aleksei Melyoshin 2004–2008 10 (78) 1 (5) 0 (0) 11 (83)
6   Pablo Barrientos 2006–2008 6 (33) 4 (9) 0 (0) 10 (42)
6   Stanislav Ivanov 2004–2008 9 (112) 1 (15) 0 (6) 10 (133)
6   Pyotr Bystrov 2006–2008 7 (69) 2 (11) 1 (8) 10 (88)
9   Maxi López 2007–2009 9 (22) 0 (2) 0 (1) 9 (25)
9   Aleksandr Samedov 2008–2009 2 (44) 0 (5) 2 (4) 9 (53)
9   Oleg Kuzmin 2004–2008 6 (115) 2 (15) 1 (7) 9 (137)
9   Edgaras Česnauskis 2008–2009 5 (35) 3 (6) 1 (3) 9 (44)

Most appearancesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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