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The oldest documented predecessor of Zenit was the team "Murzinka," founded in , which played in the Obukhovsky stadium from until , when the team came to be known as "Bolshevik" the new name for Obukhovsky industry and its stadium.
In , another predecessor team of Zenit was formed, of workers from the Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod Leningrad Metal Plant ; they were called the "Stalinets" in the s.
Stalinets translates literally to English as "Stalinist"; however, in Russian, the name is a play on words as stal means "steel" in that language.
Historians documented that both predecessor teams of Zenit were playing independently until their official merger at the end of The current name of FC Zenit was registered in as Bolshevik became part of the Zenit sports society and was renamed , three years before the Stalinets merged with it.
The name Zenit means " Zenith ". In , during the rule of Joseph Stalin , Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod became part of the military industry and its sports teams, players, and managers were transferred to the Zenit sports society.
The club was always adored in Leningrad, [ citation needed ] but was not able to make much of a significant impact in the Soviet League.
In , Zenit finished last but were saved from relegation because the Soviet leadership decided it would not be prudent to relegate a Leningrad team during the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution , which occurred in the city.
Composer Dmitry Shostakovich and film star Kirill Lavrov were well known as ardent supporters of Zenit, a passion that is reflected in their attendance of many games.
The LOMO optical plant took up the ownership of the team after the war. After being relegated in the first year of the Russian League , Zenit returned to the top flight in and has been decent since.
They claimed the Russian Cup , finished third in the League in , made the Cup final in , became the runners-up in the Premier League and won the Russian Premier League Cup in In December , Gazprom took a controlling stake in the club.
Advocaat worked together with his assistant manager, former Netherlands national youth team coach Cor Pot. In the first leg of the quarter-final away game against German side Bayer Leverkusen , the team achieved a 4—1 victory.
They qualified for the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in their history, despite a 1—0 home loss to Leverkusen in the second leg, and were drawn to play further German opposition in the semi-final, Bayern Munich , considered the top team remaining.
Andrey Arshavin was named man of the match. Pavel Pogrebnyak scored the first goal and Danny scored the second, the latter being named man of the match in his debut for Zenit.
This position, however, was good enough to earn the club a place in the —09 UEFA Cup last 32, where the team faced VfB Stuttgart for a place in the last 16 of the competition.
After defeating Stuttgart on away goals, Zenit went on to lose 2—1 over two legs against Italian club Udinese.
Zenit won the Russian Cup on 16 May after beating Sibir Novosibirsk in the final previously beating Volga Tver in the quarter-finals and Amkar Perm in the semi-finals.
After 16 games in the Premier League, with 12 wins and four draws, Zenit claimed 40 points, setting a new Russian Premier League record for most points won at that stage of the campaign.
On 25 August , Zenit lost its first game under Spalletti to French side Auxerre and failed to advance to the Champions League group stage , instead participating in the Europa League.
On 3 October, Zenit beat Spartak Nalchik to set another Russian Premier League record for most consecutive games going undefeated, with 21 games since the start of the league season.
On 27 October, however, Zenit suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of rival club Spartak Moscow , just seven games short of finishing the championship undefeated.
Zenit progressed through the knockout stage of the —11 Europa League in first place, then beating Swiss side Young Boys in the Round of On 17 March, however, Zenit were knocked out of the Europa League, losing to Dutch team Twente 2—3 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.
In the Round of 16, Zenit were drawn with Portuguese side Benfica , winning the first leg 3—2 at home through two goals from Roman Shirokov and one from Sergei Semak.
In the second leg in Lisbon , however, Zenit lost 2—0 and were thus eliminated from the competition. After a series of disappointing results in both the Champions League and the Premier League, Spalletti was fired on 11 March Later in the calendar year, Villas-Boas said that he would be leaving the club after the —16 season.
In the —16 Champions League , Zenit began the competition in the group stage. They ended the group stage with their best group stage finish ever, winning five out of six matches and emerging as group winners.
They were, however, eliminated from the competition in the Round of 16 by Portuguese side Benfica. On 24 May Villas-Boas left the club at the end of the season, with Mircea Lucescu appointed the new manager of Zenit.
On 8 December , the team finished the group stage in first place and qualified for the spring knockout phase of Europa League. In the round of 32, Zenit faced R.
Anderlecht and was eliminated on aggregate due to the away goals rule. Zenit was also eliminated in the round of 16 by FC Anzhi Makhachkala on aggregate after an abysmal performance.
The first and last season of Mircea Lucescu was a complete disappointment despite the expectations. On 1 June Zenit appointed Roberto Mancini as the new manager of the team.
In May , Mancini left to become the head coach of the Italy national football team. Sergey Semak became the new manager of Zenit, receiving a two-year contract.
During the 2nd leg back on home ground, Zenit made a comeback winning , scoring 3 goals in the second half and 4 goals in the second half of the extra time, with 2 goals scored in the th minute.
Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Another team that was founded as Lokomotiv-Zenit-2 played as Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division from to By , there was no relation between that team and FC Zenit.
Zenit-2 reentered professional football in the —14 season in the Russian Professional Football League. Had international caps for their respective countries.
Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Zenit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He soon apologised, but was the subject of criticism from several media outlets and numerous death threats from angry Anderlecht and Poland fans.
In the Russian Super Cup on 12 July , Witsel converted his penalty shot in a 4—2 penalty shoot-out victory over FC Lokomotiv Moscow after the match had finished 1—1.
On 6 August , Witsel signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and agreed a four-year contract which lasts until 30 June Prior to making his international debut for the senior side, he played for the under side in earning nine caps as well as helping his side reach the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under Football Championship.
On 26 March , Witsel made his international debut during a friendly game against Morocco. The match resulted in a 1—4 loss, but Witsel scored his first goal for Belgium.
In June , Witsel married his longtime girlfriend, the Romanian-Hungarian, Rafaella Szabo, with whom he has two children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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