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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 (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. As of Novembre 2017, Kazan is ranked 1st in the Men's European clubs ranking.

Zenit-Kazan
Zenit Kazan logo.svg
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
Uniforms
Home
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Championships
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AchievementsEdit

Winners (6): 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (1): 2011
Third place (1): 2013
Winners (1): 2017
Runners-up (2): 2015, 2016
Third place (2): 2009, 2011
Winners (10): 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
Third place (4): 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
  • Russian Cup
Winners (7): 2004, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Russian SuperCup
Winners (6): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016,2017

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

2018/2019Edit

Head coach:   Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Position
1   Anderson, MatthewMatthew Anderson (1987-04-18) April 18, 1987 (age 31) outside hitter
4   Volvich, ArtemArtem Volvich (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 28) middle blocker
5   Alekno, LaurentLaurent Alekno (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 21) setter
8   Alekseev, NikitaNikita Alekseev (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 25) opposite
9   N'Gapeth, EarvinEarvin N'Gapeth (1991-02-12) February 12, 1991 (age 27) outside hitter
10   Kononov, AlexeyAlexey Kononov (1997-04-09) April 9, 1997 (age 21) 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 32) setter
13   Samoylenko, AlexeyAlexey Samoylenko (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 32) middle blocker
15   Spiridonov, AlexeyAlexey Spiridonov (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 29) outside hitter
16   Verbov, AlexeyAlexey Verbov (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 36) libero
18   Mikhaylov, MaximMaxim Mikhaylov (1988-03-19) March 19, 1988 (age 30) opposite
-   Likhosherstov, VadimVadim Likhosherstov (1989-01-23) January 23, 1989 (age 29) middle blocker
-   Surmachevskiy, AndreyAndrey Surmachevskiy (1996-06-22) June 22, 1996 (age 21) outside hitter

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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