FC Vityaz Podolsk

FC Vityaz Podolsk is a Russian football club based in Podolsk that played in the Russian First Division in 2009.

FC Vityaz Podolsk
Vityaz logo
Full nameFootball Club Vityaz Podolsk
Nickname(s)Vityazi (Knights)
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
2018; 2 years ago (2018) (refounded)
GroundTrud Stadium ,
Planeta Stadium
Zenit Stadium
Owner13 people
ChairmanSergei Lalakin
Yury Polyakov (director)
LeagueMoscow region championship, League A (D4)
2016–17Russian Professional Football League
Zone Center, 5th
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded in 1996 as a non-professional team. The current team was formed in 2000 and in 2001 it turned professional. The uniforms are all black for home and away games. The club was promoted from the "Center" Zone of the Russian Second Division as champions in the 2007 season.

On 23 December 2009 they gave up their spot in the Russian First Division due to financial difficulties. They played in the Russian Second Division in 2010.[1]

In December 2010 Vityaz merged with FC Avangard Podolsk, the united club is named Vityaz. Before the 2017–18 season, due to financial difficulties the club did not apply for the professional license to participate in the Russian Professional Football League.


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