FC Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo

Znamya Truda is a Russian football club from Orekhovo-Zuevo, Moscow Oblast. The club is most noted because they are the oldest now-playing club in Russia, founded in 1909. They currently play in the Russian Professional Football League. The club's finest hour came in 1962 when they reached the final of the USSR Cup.

FC Znamya Truda
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Full nameFK Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuevo
Nickname(s)Morozovtsy, Nuts
Founded16 November 1909; 110 years ago (1909-11-16)
GroundZnamya Truda Stadium, Orekhovo-Zuevo
Capacity6,000
OwnerOrekhovo-Zuyevo
ChairmanIgor Mayorov
ManagerAnatoli Kertoake
LeaguePFL,
Group 2
2019–20Zone West, 11th
WebsiteClub website

In the 2017–18 season, Znamya Truda finished last in its group, losing 24 matches out of 26. It had to lose its professional status and be relegated to the Amateur Football League, however, the club avoided relegation since another club in the competition ceased to exist.

Team name historyEdit

  • 1909–1935: Morozovtsy, KSO, TsPKFK, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Krasnoye Orekhovo, Krasny Tekstilshchik
  • 1935–1937: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1938–1945: Zvezda
  • 1946–1957: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1958–1991: Znamya Truda
  • 1992: Khitryye Lisy
  • 1993–1994: FC Orekhovo
  • 1995–1996: GFC Orekhovo
  • 1997–2002: Spartak-Orekhovo
  • 2003–present: Znamya Truda

Current squadEdit

As of 15 October 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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   RUS Mikhail Khviyuzov
2 DF   RUS Andrei Kabayev
4 DF   RUS Anton Klochkov
5 MF   RUS Khetag Badoyev
6 MF   RUS Danila Butrimov
7 MF   RUS Shakhban Magomedaliyev
8 MF   RUS Aleksei Zhitnikov
9 MF   RUS Yevgeni Zverev
10 MF   RUS Dmitri Zakharov (on loan from Baltika Kaliningrad)
11 FW   RUS Gevork Sarkisyan
13 DF   RUS Dmitri Dolgov
14 MF   RUS Yaroslav Frolov (on loan from Baltika Kaliningrad)
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   RUS Nikolai Vovk (on loan from Shinnik Yaroslavl)
17 MF   RUS Alan Tsaritov
18 DF   RUS Aleksandr Yakovlev
22 DF   RUS Mikhail Bagayev
23 DF   RUS Danila Zhemaytis (on loan from Baltika Kaliningrad)
24 DF   RUS Ivan Gerasimov
33 GK   RUS Vitali Chilyushkin
77 FW   RUS Kirill Lukyanov
79 MF   RUS Aleksei Gerasimov
GK   RUS Ivan Zaborovskiy
DF   RUS Dmitri Ignashevich
MF   RUS Ivan Nazarov

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Znamya Truda.

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