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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 (8-time champion). The team won the 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 CEV Champions League titles, thus being the most-titled club in its new history. As of October 2016, Kazan is ranked 1st in the Men's European clubs ranking.

Full name Volleyball Club "Zenit-Kazan"
Founded 2000
Ground Kazan Volleyball Centre
(Capacity: 4,570)
Chairman Rafkat Kantyukov
Manager Vladimir Alekno
League Russian Volleyball Super League




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


Head coach:   Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Position
1   Anderson, MatthewMatthew Anderson (1987-04-18) April 18, 1987 (age 30) outside hitter
4   Volvich, ArtemArtem Volvich (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 27) middle blocker
5   Alekno, LaurentLaurent Alekno (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 21) setter
6   Yudin, IgorIgor Yudin (1987-06-17) June 17, 1987 (age 30) outside hitter
7   Panteleymonenko, MaximMaxim Panteleymonenko (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 36) outside hitter
8   Alekseev, NikitaNikita Alekseev (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 25) opposite
9   León, WilfredoWilfredo León (1993-07-31) July 31, 1993 (age 24) outside hitter
10   Kononov, AlexeyAlexey Kononov (1997-04-09) April 9, 1997 (age 20) middle blocker
11   Krotkov, ValentinValentin Krotkov (1991-09-01) September 1, 1991 (age 26) libero
12   Butko, AlexanderAlexander Butko (1986-03-18) March 18, 1986 (age 31) setter
13   Samoylenko, AlexeyAlexey Samoylenko (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 32) middle blocker
14   Gutsalyuk, AlexanderAlexander Gutsalyuk (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 29) middle blocker
16   Verbov, AlexeyAlexey Verbov (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 35) libero
17   Babichev, VladislavVladislav Babichev (1981-02-18) February 18, 1981 (age 36) libero
18   Mikhaylov, MaximMaxim Mikhaylov (1988-03-19) March 19, 1988 (age 29) opposite

Notable playersEdit

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


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 providersEdit

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Gala


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

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