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Football Club Torpedo Moscow (Russian: ФК "Торпедо" Москва, FK Torpedo Moskva) is a Russian football club based in Moscow that was founded in 1924 and currently plays in the Russian Football National League. Their colors are white and black, with green also commonly being associated with the club.

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Full nameTorpedo Moscow Football Club
Nickname(s)Чёрно-белые (The Black and Whites), Автозаводцы (Car factory workers)
Founded1924; 95 years ago (1924)
GroundStadion Eduard Streltsov, Moscow
Capacity13,450
ChairmanYelena Yelenceva
ManagerSergei Ignashevich
LeagueRussian Football National League
2018–19PFL, Zone Center, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Name historyEdit

  • RDPK (1924-1930) - founded as Rabochij Dvorec «Proletarskaya Kuznica»
  • AMO (1930–1932) – owned by Avtomobilnoe Moskovskoe Obshchestvo (AMO).
  • ZIS (1933–1936) – after owner's name AMO was changed to Zavod Imeni Stalina (ZIS).
  • Torpedo Moscow (1936–30.07.1996) – when they became one of the founding members of the Soviet 'B' League.
  • Torpedo-Luzhniki (31.07.1996-1998) – as they became property of the Luzhniki corporation.
  • Torpedo Moscow (1998–)

Club historyEdit

Torpedo Moscow Football Club (based on Proletarskaya Kuznitsa teams) was formed in 1924 by the AMO automotive plant (later known as "Stalin Automotive Plant – ZIS" and later "Likhachev Automotive Plant – ZIL").

They played in the Moscow League until 1936 when they became one of the founder members of the Soviet 'B' League and changed their name to Torpedo Moscow. In 1938, they were promoted to the 'A' League.

Torpedo have won the National League Championship on three occasions, and have lifted the National Cup seven times. In 1957 Torpedo Moscow, as well as other Soviet sport clubs named "Torpedo", became a part of the republican VSS Trud of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

Nicknamed "the Black-Whites," Torpedo has not been a major force in Russian football since the days of Eduard Streltsov, the brilliant striker of the 1950s and 1960s, known as "the Russian Pelé." Past glories for Torpedo include three USSR titles (1960, 1965, and autumn 1976), six USSR Cups (1949, 1952, 1960, 1968, 1972, 1986), one Russian Cup (1993) and three appearances in the quarterfinals of European/UEFA Cup competition, and one Ciutat de Lleida Trophy in 1991.

The club used to belong to the ZIL automobile plant until a fallout in the mid-1990s that resulted in Torpedo leaving their historic ground and moving across town to Luzhniki, as they became property of the Luzhniki corporation and its name was changed to Torpedo-Luzhniki between (1996–1997) before it was renamed Torpedo Moscow.

 
Torpedo-Luzhniki logo (1996–1997).

After selling Torpedo Moscow in 1996, ZIL created a new team, Torpedo-ZIL (1997), which debuted in the Third Division and reached the Russian Premier League in 2000. However, ZIL sold the team to MMC Norilsk Nickel in 2003, where it was relaunched as FC Moscow. This new team, however, was eventually dissolved after spending the 2010 season in Amateur Football League when its owner and main sponsor, MMC Norilsk Nickel, withdrew funding.

After selling Torpedo-ZIL in 2003, ZIL created another team, Torpedo-ZIL (2003), which began play in the Third Division. This team, however, was also eventually disbanded in 2011 after its efforts to seek promotion to the First Division failed.

Under SC Luzhniki ownership (1996–2009), Torpedo Moscow was relegated to the First Division in 2006 and after two seasons it fell further to the Second Division. In early 2009, Luzhniki sold the team back to ZiL.[1] It was speculated that ZIL would merge Torpedo Moscow and Torpedo-ZIL (2003), but instead an independent Torpedo Moscow spent 2009 in the Amateur Football League, later earning two consecutive promotions to gain a spot in the First Division in 2011. In their first season back in the First Division, the team finished eighth during the first half of the tournament at the end of 2011, taking them through to a Top 8 Promotion playoff during the season's second half.

In the 2012–13 season, Torpedo barely avoided relegation to the second division. At the end of the championship was again replaced head coach – instead Ignatiev came 42-year-old Vladimir Kazakov, in due time played in Torpedo. Were acquired several players with experience of playing at the highest level. However, in the first 6 matches, black-white were able earn only two points, Kazakov took the blame and resigned.

On 5 September 2013, a team led by A. G. Borodyuk began to become more competitive, ultimately placing third in the 2013–14 season and securing a playoff spot for promotion to the Premier League. The team drew the previous year's 14th-placed Premier League team, Krylia Sovetov Samara, in a game held on 18 May 2014 at the stadium in suburban Ramenskoye, which ended 2–0 for Torpedo. On 22 May, in the tie's second leg at Metallurg Stadium in Samara, Torpedo played to a draw, thus prevailing on aggregate and returning to the Premier League after an eight-year absence.

The 2014–15 season began poorly for Torpedo in the top division; in the first matchday, the club was defeated 1–4 by CSKA Moscow. At the end of the season, the team was relegated back to the Russian Football National League after finishing second-last, in 15th. Due to a lack of financing, however, Torpedo could only receive licensing for play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League for 2015–16 season, thus sealing a two-level relegation.

In 2017 Torpedo club got another owner – Roman Avdeev, the Russian billionaire, head of Ingrad real estate development company and Rossium concern.

The Edward Streltsov stadium, Torpedo's home stadium, is also owned by Rossium. In 2017 Roman Avdeev declared the reconstruction of the stadium. It will be reconstructed in 2019–2020, once completed, 15,000 fans would be able to watch the game in the stadium.

Torpedo is sponsored by Credit Bank of Moscow and Ingrad. At the end of the 2018–19 season, they were promoted back to the second-tier FNL.

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

The fans of Torpedo are "twinned" with the fans of Spartak Moscow.[citation needed]

Torpedo's rivalries are with most other Moscow football clubs (excluding Spartak), including FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC CSKA Moscow, and FC Dynamo Moscow, as well as FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Some fans have been known to show very far-right symbols and banners both during and outside of matches, such as the Celtic Cross and the Swastika, which has been reported negatively by media on several occasions.

Torpedo kitsEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Non-officialEdit

1991

League historyEdit

  Soviet UnionEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top scorer
(league)
Head coach Notes
1936 2nd 2 6 3 1 2 10 7 13 Spring tourn.
4 7 4 0 3 11 7 15 Autumn tourn.
1937 6 12 4 4 4 16 18 24 R16 Promoted due to
league expansion
1938 1st 9 25 9 11 5 51 38 29 R16   Sinyakov – 15
  P. Petrov – 15
  Bukhteev
1939 9 26 8 7 11 51 51 23 R64   Zharkov – 13   Bukhteev
  Kvashnin
1940 11 24 6 6 12 36 50 18   Zharkov – 9   Kvashnin
1941 Did not participate
No league and cup competitions in 1942–1943
1944 No competition SF
1945 1st 3 22 12 3 7 41 21 27 R16   Panfilov – 14
1946 4 22 11 5 6 44 29 27 SF   A. Ponomaryov – 18   V. Maslov
1947 5 24 9 6 9 36 29 24 RU   Zharkov – 9   V. Maslov
1948 5 26 15 3 8 58 43 33 QF   A. Ponomaryov – 19   V. Maslov
  Nikitin
1949 4 34 16 10 8 64 42 42 W   A. Ponomaryov – 19   Nikitin
  Kvashnin
1950 10 36 13 10 13 57 60 36 R32   V. Ponomaryov – 12   Kvashnin
1951 12 28 8 8 12 37 48 24 R32   Nechaev – 8   Moshkarkin
  Rzhevtsev
1952 10 13 3 6 4 11 15 12 W   Nechaev – 3
  Gabichvadze – 3
  V. Maslov
1953 3 20 11 3 6 24 24 25 QF   Vatskevich – 9   V. Maslov
  N. Morozov
1954 9 24 8 6 10 34 34 22 R16   Vatskevich – 9   N. Morozov
1955 4 22 10 8 4 39 32 28 R16   Streltsov – 15   N. Morozov
1956 5 22 8 7 7 40 37 23   V. Ivanov – 13   Beskov
1957 2 22 11 6 5 46 23 28 SF   V. Ivanov – 14   V. Maslov
1958 7 22 7 8 7 51 42 22 RU   V. Ivanov – 14   V. Maslov
1959 5 22 11 3 8 27 23 25   Falin – 7   V. Maslov
1960 1 30 20 5 5 56 25 45 W   Gusarov – 12   V. Maslov
1961 2 30 19 3 8 68 35 41 RU   Gusarov – 22   V. Maslov
1962 7 32 15 8 9 64 32 48 QF   Gusarov – 15   Zharkov
1963 10 38 12 16 10 46 41 40 R16   V. Ivanov – 17   Zolotov
  N. Morozov
1964 2 33 19 8 6 53 23 46 R32   V. Ivanov – 14   Zolotov
1965 1 32 22 7 3 55 21 51 R32   Streltsov – 12   Maryenko
1966 6 36 15 10 11 55 39 40 RU   Streltsov – 12   Maryenko
1967 12 36 12 9 15 38 47 33 QF EC R32 4 players – 6   N. Morozov
  V. Ivanov
1968 3 38 18 4 6 60 32 50 W CWC QF   Streltsov – 21   V. Ivanov
1969 5 32 13 10 9 36 27 36 QF   Pais – 8   V. Ivanov
1970 6 32 12 10 10 36 38 34 QF CWC R32   G. Shalimov – 6   V. Ivanov
1971 7 30 4 20 6 27 27 28 SF   Pais – 6   V. Maslov
1972 9 30 11 9 10 31 33 31 W   Y. Smirnov – 12   V. Maslov
1973 13 30 9 1+7 13 28 37 19 R32   Y. Smirnov – 8   V. Maslov
  V. Ivanov
1974 4 30 13 7 10 35 28 33 R16 CWC R32   Nikonov – 12   V. Ivanov
1975 4 30 13 8 9 42 33 34 R32   Khrabrostin – 7   V. Ivanov
1976 12 15 5 4 6 15 20 14 R16 UC R16   Degterev – 5
  Sergey V. Grishin – 5
  V. Ivanov Spring tourn.
1 15 9 2 4 20 9 20   Khrabrostin – 5
  V. Sakharov – 5
  V. Ivanov Autumn tourn.
1977 3 30 12 13 5 30 23 37 RU   4 players – 4   V. Ivanov
1978 8 30 11 11 8 36 29 30 SF EC R32   Khrabrostin – 7   V. Ivanov
1979 16 34 8 9 17 32 46 24 Qual. UC R32   N. Vasilyev – 14   Salkov
1980 11 34 10 11 13 28 32 30 QF   Redkous – 7   Salkov
1981 5 34 14 14 6 41 29 38 Qual.   Petrakov – 10   V. Ivanov
1982 8 34 11 12 11 36 33 32 RU   Redkous – 12   V. Ivanov
1983 6 34 14 11 9 40 34 38 R16 CWC R32   Petrakov – 11   V. Ivanov
1984 6 34 15 10 9 43 36 40 QF   Redkous – 14   V. Ivanov
1985 5 34 13 10 11 42 40 36 R16   Kobzev – 9   V. Ivanov
1986 9 30 10 11 9 31 28 30 W   Y. Savichev – 12   V. Ivanov
1987 4 30 12 12 6 35 25 34 QF CWC QF   Y. Savichev – 10   V. Ivanov
1988 3 30 17 8 5 39 23 42 RU   Grechnev – 9
  A. Rudakov – 9
  V. Ivanov
1989 5 30 11 13 6 40 26 35 RU UC R64   Grechnev – 11
  Y. Savichev – 11
  V. Ivanov
1990 4 24 13 4 7 28 24 30 QF CWC R16   Y. Savichev – 8   V. Ivanov
1991 3 30 13 10 7 36 20 36 RU UC QF   Tishkov – 8   V. Ivanov
  Skomorokhov

  RussiaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top scorer
(league)
Head coach Notes
1992 1st 11 30 12 6 12 32 30 30 R32 UC R32   G. Grishin – 10   Skomorokhov
  Y. Mironov
1993 7 34 15 8 11 35 40 38 W UC R32   Borisov – 7   Y. Mironov
1994 11 30 7 12 11 28 37 26 R32 CWC R32   Afanasyev – 8   Y. Mironov
  Petrenko
  V. Ivanov
1995 5 30 16 7 7 40 30 55 QF   D. Prokopenko – 6
  Agashkov – 6
  V. Ivanov
1996 12 34 10 11 13 42 51 41 R32   Kamoltsev – 9   V. Ivanov
1997 11 34 13 6 15 50 46 45 QF UC
IC
R64
SF
  Jankauskas – 10   Tarkhanov
1998 11 30 9 10 11 38 34 37 R16   V. Bulatov – 9   Tarkhanov
  V. Ivanov
1999 4 30 13 11 6 38 33 50 R32   Kamoltsev – 12   V. Shevchenko
2000 3 30 16 7 7 42 29 55 R32   Vyazmikin – 8   V. Shevchenko
2001 4 30 15 7 8 53 42 52 QF UC R128   Vyazmikin – 17   V. Shevchenko
2002 4 30 14 8 8 47 32 50 R32 UC R128   Semshov – 11   V. Shevchenko
  Petrenko
2003 8 30 11 10 9 42 38 43 R32   Shirko – 7   Petrenko
2004 5 30 16 6 8 53 37 54 R32 UC R32   Panov – 15   Petrenko
2005 7 30 12 9 9 37 33 45 QF   Semshov – 12   Petrenko
2006 15 30 3 13 14 22 40 22 QF   Budylin – 4   Petrenko
  Gostenin
Relegated
2007 2nd 6 42 21 6 15 75 59 69 R16   Romashchenko – 15   R. Sabitov
2008 18 42 14 7 21 47 69 49 R32   Popov – 9   Dayev Relegated to 4th level due
to financial irregul.
2009 LFL (4th),
"Moscow"
1 32 30 0 2 128 19 90 R64   Chereshnev – 23   Pavlov Promoted
2010 3rd,
"Centre"
1 30 17 6 7 59 26 57 R32   Burmistrov – 10   Chugainov Promoted
2011–12 2nd 8 52 17 17 18 63 53 68 R32   Khozin – 9
  Dorozhkin – 9
  Chugainov
  Belov
2012–13 14 32 6 15 11 29 38 33 R32   Bezlikhotnov – 7   Belov
  Ignatyev
2013–14 3 36 19 8 9 45 22 65 Fourth round   I. Shevchenko – 8   Borodyuk Promoted
2014–15 1st 15 30 6 11 13 28 45 29 R8   Putsila – 4   Savichev
  Petrakov
Relegated to 3rd level
2015–16 3rd 12 26 8 6 12 21 28 30 Second round   Tyupikov - 5   Petrakov
2016–17 3 24 11 9 4 36 19 42 Fourth round   Gonezhukov - 5
  Chernyshov - 5
  Bulatov
2017–18 6 26 11 9 6 44 22 42 Third Round   Sadykhov - 8   Kolyvanov
2018–19 1 26 20 5 1 48 17 65 Round of 32   Sergeyev - 16   Kolyvanov Promoted

European campaignsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 August 2019, according to the FNL website

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3   DF Pavel Kaloshin (on loan from Akhmat Grozny)
4   DF Aleksandr Yeliseyev
5   DF Grigori Gvardeyev
6   DF Sergey Shustikov
7   MF Aleksandr Ryazantsev
10   FW Igor Lebedenko
11   MF Konstantin Kertanov
15   MF Aleksandr Orekhov
16   DF Maksim Shorkin
17   DF Mikhail Bagayev
20   MF Artur Galoyan
22   GK Mykola Tsygan
No. Position Player
24   MF Andrei Lyakh
27   MF Oleg Kalugin
28   MF Ruslan Magal
33   FW Ivan Sergeyev
35   FW Yevgeni Tatarinov (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
44   DF Artyom Samsonov
47   DF Sergei Bozhin
49   DF Roman Shishkin
73   FW Maksim Maksimov
77   MF Ilya Samoshnikov
85   GK Dmitri Tsitsilin
90   GK Aleksei Kenyaykin (on loan from Orenburg)

Notable playersEdit

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

For full list, see Category:FC Torpedo Moscow players

Player recordsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

As of the match played 20 April 2007 and according to official site. Players in bold are still currently playing for Torpedo Moscow.

# Name Career Appearances
1   Viktor Shustikov 1958–72 427
2   Sergei Prigoda 1976–88 325
3   Aleksandr Polukarov 1980–91 319
4   Vladimir Yurin 1970–80 304
5   Valentin Ivanov 1953–66 286
6   Sergei Petrenko 1974–85 276
7   Leonid Pakhomov 1967–76 261
8   Vasiliy Zhupikov 1977–85 255
9   Viktor Kruglov 1975–81, 1984–86 231
10   Vladimir Buturlakin 1970, 1972–80 226

Most goals scoredEdit

# Name Career Goals
1   Valentin Ivanov 1953–66 124
2   Eduard Streltsov 1954–58, 1965–70 100
3   Aleksandr Ponomaryov 1945–50 83
4   Gennadiy Gusarov 1957–62 67
5   Georgiy Zharkov 1939–40, 1945–51 63
6   Pyotr Petrov 1938–40, 1945–49 54
7   Igor Semshov 1998–2005 54
8   Yuri Savichev 1985–90 47
9   Nikolai Vasilyev 1976–85 45
10   Oleg Sergeev 1958–66 43

CoachesEdit

Year Name Achievement Remarks
1932–34 Sergei Bukhteyev (1896–1948) Russian champion 1922 (SKZ, player)
died in GULAG
1936–37 Nikolai Nikitin (1895–1960) organized Moscow youth football school
replaced in July
1937–39 Sergei Bukhteyev (1896–1948) replaced in May
1939–40 Konstantin Kvashnin (1898–1982)
1945 Viktor Maslov (1910–77) player of RDPK (1930), AMO, ZiS (1931–35), Torpedo (1936–40)
for Torpedo 66 games, 1 goal
replaced in August
1945–46 Fyodor Selin (1899–1960) Bronze (Soviet Top League)
1946–48 Viktor Maslov (1910–77) Lost in finals to Spartak 1–2 replaced in July
1948–49 Nikolai Nikitin (1895–1960) replaced in May
1949–50 Konstantin Kvashnin (1898–1982) First Soviet Cup (FC Dynamo Moscow 2–1) replaced at the end 1950
1951 Vladimir Moshkarin (1914–94) Torpedo (1945–50) 89 games, 2 goals
replaced in July
1951 Andrei Rzhevtsev (1910–98) replaced at the end of 1951
1952–53 Viktor Maslov (1910–77) Second Soviet Cup (Spartak Moscow 1–0) replaced in August
1953–55 Nikolai Morozov (1916–81) Bronze (Soviet Top League) Torpedo (1938–49) 153 games, 5 goals
replaced in October
1956 Konstantin Beskov (1920–2006) coached six Moscow teams at the Top level
1957–61 Viktor Maslov (1910–77) First title (1960),
third Soviet Cup (Dinamo Tbilisi 4–3 aet),
silver twice (Soviet Top League),
Soviet Cup finalist twice
1962 Georgi Zharkov (1918–81) Torpedo (1939–51) 191 games, 63 goals
1963 Yuriy Zolotov (1929–98) Torpedo (1950–56) 60 games, 13 goals
part of club's staff (1959–94 with breaks)
replaced in April
1963 Nikolai Morozov (1916–81)
1964–66 Viktor Maryenko (1929–2007) Second title (1965),
Silver (Soviet Top League),
Soviet Cup finalist (Dynamo Kyiv 0–2)
Torpedo (1954–59) 88 games, 1 goal
coach of youth school 1981, 1988–92
1967 Nikolai Morozov (1916–81) replaced in July
1967–70 Valentin Ivanov (1934–2011) Fourth Soviet Cup (Paxtakor Toshkent 1–0),
silver (Soviet Top League)
Torpedo (1952–66) 287 games, 124 goals
1971–73 Viktor Maslov (1910–77) Fifth Soviet Cup (Spartak Moscow 0–0, 1–1, pk 5–1) replaced in August
1973–78 Valentin Ivanov (1934–2011) Third and last title (fall'76),
bronze (Soviet Top League),
Soviet Cup finalist (FC Dynamo Moscow 0–1)
1979–80 Vladimir Salkov (1937–) replaced in July
1980–91 Valentin Ivanov (1934–2011) Sixth Soviet Cup (Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0),
bronze (Soviet Top League),
Soviet Cup finalist four other times
replaced in September
1991–92 Yevgeni Skomorokhov (1945–2002) Bronze (Soviet Top League) replaced in August
1992–94 Yury Mironov (1948–) First Russian Cup (CSKA Moscow 1–1, pk 5–3) Torpedo (1970–71, 1975–78) 85 games
replaced in July
1994 Sergei Petrenko (1955–) Torpedo (1972–85) 276 games, 23 goals
coached Torpedo-ZiL (later)
replaced in August
1994–96 Valentin Ivanov (1934–2011)
1997–98 Aleksandr Tarkhanov (1954–) replaced in May
1998 Valentin Ivanov (1934–2011)
1999–2002 Vitaly Shevchenko (1951–) Bronze (Russian Premier League) replaced in July
2002–06 Sergei Petrenko (1955–) replaced in September
2006 Aleksandr Gostenin (1955–) Torpedo (1981–86) 145 games
replaced in November
2007 Georgi Yartsev (1948–) replaced in June
2007 Vyacheslav Dayev (1972–) Torpedo (1999–2001) 87 games, 8 goals
replaced in July
2007–08 Ravil Sabitov (1968–) replaced in May
2008–09 Vyacheslav Dayev (1972–)
2010 Sergei Pavlov (1955–)
2010–12 Igor Chugainov (1970–)
2012 Mikhail Belov (1966–)
2012–13 Boris Ignatyev (1940–)
2013 Nikolai Savichev (1965–)
2013–14 Aleksandr Borodyuk (1962–)
2014 Nikolai Savichev (1965–)
2014–16 Valery Petrakov (1958–)
2016–17 Viktor Bulatov (1972–)
2017–19 Igor Kolyvanov (1968–)
2019– Sergei Ignashevich (1979–)

Reserve squadEdit

Torpedo's reserve squad played professionally as FC Torpedo-d Moscow (Russian Second League in 1992–93, Russian Third League in 1994–95), FC Torpedo-Luzhniki-d Moscow (Russian Third League in 1996–97) and FC Torpedo-2 Moscow (Russian Second Division in 1998–2000).

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Акции переданы. Благодарности объявлены". Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2009.