FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg

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FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg (Russian: ФК «Зенит-2» Санкт-Петербург) is a Russian football team from Saint Petersburg. It plays in the Russian Professional Football League (third level). It is a farm club for the Russian Premier League team FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
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Full nameFootball Club Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
Nickname(s)Sine-Belo-Golubye (The Blue-White-Sky Blues)
Founded2013
GroundMSA Petrovskiy, Saint Petersburg
Petrovsky, Saint Petersburg
Capacity2,809[1]
21,405
OwnerGazprombank
ChairmanAlexander Medvedev
ManagerVladislav Radimov
LeagueRussian Professional Football League, Group 2
2019–20Zone West, 3rd

HistoryEdit

Zenit's reserve squad played professionally as Zenit-2 (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Second Division from 1998 to 2000) and Zenit-d (Russian Third League from 1994 to 1997). Another team that was founded as Lokomotiv-Zenit-2 played as Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division from 2001 to 2008. By 2008, there was no relation between that team and FC Zenit. Another farm club called FC Smena-Zenit debuted in the Russian Second Division in 2009, taking the spot of the former FC Zenit-2. FC Smena-Zenit was dissolved after the 2009 season because it did not fulfill Zenit's initial expectations. Zenit-2 reentered professional football in the 2013–14 season in the Russian Professional Football League.

In the 2014–15 season, Zenit-2 came in second in its PFL zone behind FC Spartak-2 Moscow. When FC Torpedo Armavir (which qualified for promotion from the Zone South) refused to be promoted to FNL for financial reasons, the league offered the second-placed teams in the PFL an FNL spot. Zenit-2 was the only one who applied and played in the second-tier competition for the first time in their history in 2015–16. Zenit-2 finished the 2017–18 season in the relegation zone, but was saved from going down due to several teams above them failing licensing. At the end of the 2018–19 season it was relegated back to the PFL.

Current squadEdit

As of 25 February 2021, 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
36 FW   RUS Stanislav Krapukhin
37 MF   RUS Vadim Simutenkov
39 DF   RUS Vasili Zapryagayev
40 DF   RUS Ilya Vakhaniya
43 FW   RUS Nikita Koldunov (on loan from Sochi)
45 MF   RUS Dmitri Sergeyev
46 FW   RUS Nikita Simdyankin
47 DF   RUS Valentin Solodarenko (on loan from Tuapse)
54 DF   RUS Saba Sazonov
59 FW   RUS Yegor Shapovalov
62 MF   RUS Maksim Levin
64 MF   RUS Kirill Kravtsov
66 GK   RUS Aleksandr Shipilov
No. Pos. Nation Player
75 DF   RUS Sergei Chibisov
79 MF   RUS Georgi Karginov
82 FW   RUS Ivan Tarasov
83 MF   RUS Georgi Chelidze
86 GK   RUS Nikolai Rybikov
90 MF   RUS Aleksandr Yelovskikh
91 GK   RUS David Byazrov
92 FW   RUS Pavel Dolgov
92 FW   RUS Daniil Shamkin
93 FW   RUS Mikhail Pogorelov
94 DF   RUS Danila Khotulyov
97 DF   RUS Islam Zhilov
98 DF   RUS Vladislav Masalsky

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