VC Zenit-Kazan

VC Zenit-Kazan (Russian: Зенит-Казань), until 2008 known as Dinamo Tattransgaz Kazan (Russian: Динамо-Таттрансгаз), is a professional men's volleyball team based in Kazan, Russia. It plays in the Super League (10-time champion). The team won the 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 CEV Champions League titles, thus being the most-titled club in its new history.

Zenit-Kazan
Zenit Kazan logo.svg
Full nameVolleyball Club "Zenit-Kazan"
Founded2000
GroundKazan Volleyball Centre
(Capacity: 4,570)
ChairmanRussia Rafkat Kantyukov
ManagerRussia Vladimir Alekno
LeagueRussian Volleyball Super League
Uniforms
Home
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International competitionsEdit

Winners (6): Gold medal europe.svg 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (2): Silver medal europe.svg 2011, 2019
Third place (1): Bronze medal europe.svg 2013
Winners (1): Gold medal world centered-2.svg 2017
Runners-up (2): Silver medal world centered-2.svg 2015, 2016
Third place (2): Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 2009, 2011 ,2019

Domestic competitions

Winners (10): Gold medal with cup.svg 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (1): Silver medal with cup.svg 2019
Third place (4): Bronze medal with cup.svg 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
  • Russian Cup
Winners (9): Simple gold cup.svg 2004, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Russian SuperCup
Winners (7): Simple gold cup.svg 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 13 May 2000 by the decision of Tatarstan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kazan City Administration. It was formed at the base of Directorate of Internal Affairs and aimed at taking part in games of Russian Championship First League.[1]

Team rosterEdit

2019/2020Edit

Head coach:   Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Position
2   Tsvetan Sokolov (1989-12-31) December 31, 1989 (age 30) opposite
3   Andrey Surmachevskiy (1996-06-22) June 22, 1996 (age 24) outside hitter
4   Artem Volvich (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 30) middle blocker
5   Laurent Alekno (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 23) setter
7   Vadim Likhosherstov (1989-01-23) January 23, 1989 (age 31) middle blocker
8   Nikita Alekseev (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 28) opposite
9   Earvin N'Gapeth (1991-02-12) February 12, 1991 (age 29) outside hitter
10   Alexey Kononov (1997-04-09) April 9, 1997 (age 23) middle blocker
11   Valentin Krotkov (1991-09-01) September 1, 1991 (age 28) libero
12   Alexander Butko (1986-03-18) March 18, 1986 (age 34) setter
13   Alexey Samoylenko (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 34) middle blocker
15   Alexey Spiridonov (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 32) outside hitter
16   Alexey Verbov (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 38) libero
18   Maxim Mikhaylov (1988-03-19) March 19, 1988 (age 32) opposite

Notable playersEdit

Notable, former or current players of club, who are medalist of intercontinental tournaments in national teams or clubs.

StadiumEdit

Kazan Volleyball Centre is a modern complex with a total area of 13 thousand square meters. The capacity of the main arena is 5,000 spectators, the small one 700. They have all the necessary support facilities and well-equipped gyms. The arena is located at Midhat Bulatov Street.

Kit manufacturerEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Zenit-Kazan team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Gala
Asics
Mikasa
Mizuno
Champion
Adidas
Erreà

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Gazprom. Other sponsors: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Adidas, TNT, Blimp, Gazeta.ru, TFB Bank and Championat.com.

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