FC Torpedo Minsk

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FC Torpedo Minsk (Belarusian: ПФК Тарпеда Мінск, PFK Tarpeda Minsk; Russian: ПФК Торпедо Минск) is a Belarusian football club, playing in Minsk. The team plays their home games at the Torpedo Stadium in Minsk, which holds 4,800 people.

Torpedo Minsk
FC Torpedo Minsk logo.svg
Full nameFC Torpedo Minsk
Nickname(s)Чорна-белыя (The Black-Whites)
Аўтазаводцы (Car factory men)
Founded1947
Dissolved2019
GroundTorpedo Stadium, Minsk
Capacity4,800
2019Premier League, 16th (withdrew)

HistoryEdit

 
Torpedo playing against FC Dynamo Brest (June 2018)

During Soviet years, Torpedo was playing in the Belarusian SSR top league and won championships in 1947, 1962, 1966, 1967 and 1969.

The team was playing in the Belarusian Premier League since 1992. Their most successful years were in the early 2000s, when the team finished in 4th position twice in a row (2002, 2003) and reached the final of the Belarusian Cup (2000).

In early 2005, Torpedo-SKA lost financial support from their sponsor and, after losing almost all their main squad and not having funds to pay entrance fee for next season's Premiere League, had to relegate to the Second League. Torpedo-SKA won the Second League in 2005, but at the end of the season, the club was disbanded. The owner moved to a new football team, named FC Minsk (legally a successor of Smena Minsk), which also used the same office and stadium as disbanded Torpedo-SKA. Only one player from Torpedo-SKA 2005 squad joined Minsk.

In 2007, the team was reformed as Torpedo-MAZ and started playing in Minsk championship, which is a part of KFK, Belarusian amateur league (4th lever in league pyramid).[1] In 2009, the team finished in 3rd position and was eligible to represent Minsk in the final tournament for two promotion spots to the Second League (as the first two teams either declined or weren't eligible), but finished on the 3rd position.[2] Successful performance in Minsk championship and cup allowed them to qualify for Belarusian Cup twice (2009 and 2010), but they were eliminated from the tournament after the first game both times.

In 2014, the team rejoined Belarusian Second League under their original name Torpedo Minsk, and in the following year was won the promotion into Belarusian First League. In 2018, they were promoted to the Belarusian Premier League as a replacement for Krumkachy Minsk, who had their Premier League license revoked due to debts.

Midway through the 2019 season, Torpedo withdrew from the Premier League due to lack of financing. All their remaining matches were forfeited 0–3 in favor of their opponents.[3]

Name change
  • 1947: Torpedo
  • 1947: Torpedo-MTZ
  • 1999: Torpedo-MAZ
  • 2003: Torpedo-SKA
  • 2005: disbanded
  • 2007: Torpedo-MAZ
  • 2014: Torpedo

HonoursEdit

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 10 15 5 3 7 15–17 13 Quarter-finals
1992–93 1st 9 32 10 10 12 29–33 30 Round of 32
1993–94 1st 6 30 9 15 6 18–18 33 Quarter-finals
1994–95 1st 6 30 11 10 9 36–29 32 Round of 16
1995 1st 9 15 5 3 7 12–27 18 Round of 32
1996 1st 12 30 7 8 15 32–53 29
1997 1st 8 30 12 6 12 45–43 42 Round of 16
1998 1st 7 28 12 8 8 44–22 44 Round of 16
1999 1st 10 30 10 5 15 31–47 35 Semi-finals
2000 1st 8 30 13 10 7 45–28 49 Runners-up
2001 1st 8 26 10 7 9 31–32 37 Round of 16
2002 1st 4 26 15 6 5 30–16 51 Round of 16
2003 1st 4 30 19 7 4 54–20 64 Round of 16
2004 1st 6 30 13 7 10 37–31 46 Round of 32 Bankrupted, relegated
2005 3rd 1 26 22 4 0 75–9 70 Round of 16 Disbanded
2006 Round of 64
2007 4th 5 20 8 3 9 37-42 27
2008 4th 5 14 4 3 7 19-33 15
2009 4th 3
2010 4th 4 18 10 2 6 35-17 32 Round of 64
2011 4th 1 14 9 3 2 40-14 30 Round of 64
2012 4th 3 14 7 2 5 25–20 23
2013 4th 9 22 7 4 11 36–38 25
2014 3rd 6 22 8 5 9 28–26 29
2015 3rd 4 18 10 4 4 27–13 34 Round of 128 promoted
2016 2nd 9 26 9 6 11 35–36 33 Round of 64
2017 2nd 3 30 17 6 7 60–29 57 Round of 32 promoted
2018 1st 14 30 6 6 18 20–41 24 Round of 32
2019 1st 16 30 1 3 26 4–63 6 Round of 16 Withdrew, relegated
2020 Round of 16 Disbanded

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Тарпеда Менск. 2000–ыя гады". tarpeda.org. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  2. ^ "Тарпеда Менск. Сезон 2009". tarpeda.org. Archived from the original on 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  3. ^ Минское «Торпедо» снимается с чемпионата Беларуси[permanent dead link]

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