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FC Zenit Penza

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FC Zenit Penza
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Full nameFootball Club Zenit Penza
GroundStadium 1st May
ManagerViktor Demidov
LeagueFNL 2, Zone 3
WebsiteClub website

FC Zenit Penza (Russian: «Зенит» (Пенза)) is a Russian football team from Penza. It played professionally in 1948–1949, 1961–1973, 1990–1999, 2002–2008, 2010–2017 and from 2021. It played on the second-highest level in the Soviet First League in 1948–1949 and 1960–1962, where its best result was 8th place in Zone 3 in 1961. In 2009, it played in the Amateur Football League which it won and was promoted to the Russian Second Division for 2010. It dropped out the third-tier PFL during the winter break of the 2017–18 season.[1] It re-entered the third tier for the 2021–22 season.[2]

Current squad

As of 8 September 2022, according to the Second League 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
3 DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Kalyashin
7 MF Russia RUS Aleksey Sergiyenko
9 FW Russia RUS Dmitry Kuptsov
10 MF Russia RUS Danila Aftayev
11 MF Russia RUS Andrey Vanyan
12 FW Russia RUS Vitaly Aralin
13 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Kuznetsov
15 DF Russia RUS Maksim Trunov
16 GK Russia RUS Pavel Veselov
17 MF Russia RUS Yevgeny Yegorov
18 FW Russia RUS Deni Makayev
19 MF Russia RUS Daniil Kashmin
21 DF Russia RUS Ayrat Khabibulin
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 DF Russia RUS Stepan Lavrenenko
27 MF Russia RUS Sergey Yarygin
29 DF Russia RUS Dmitry Korolyov
33 GK Russia RUS Aleksey Balagan
42 DF Russia RUS Gordey Nefyodov
55 DF Russia RUS Maksim Timchenko
58 GK Russia RUS Matvey Loginov
63 DF Russia RUS Nikita Verkhunov
77 FW Russia RUS Ruslan Levkin
90 MF Russia RUS Ilmir Nurisov
91 DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Ocheredin
99 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Astashkin

Team name history

  • 1918–1926: KLS Penza (Klub Lyubiteley Sporta – Sport Lovers Club)
  • 1927: Rabochiy Klub Penza
  • 1927–1929: Zavod N50 Penza
  • 1930–1935: ZIF Penza
  • 1936–1947: FC Zenit Penza
  • 1948–1959: FC Spartak Penza
  • 1960–1963: FC Zarya Penza
  • 1964–1965: FC Trud Penza
  • 1966: FC Velozavodets Penza
  • 1967–1971: FC Khimmashevets Penza
  • 1972–1973: FC Sura Penza
  • 1973–1978: FC Granit Penza
  • 1979: FC SKA Penza
  • 1980–1991: FC Granit Penza
  • 1992–present: FC Zenit Penza


  1. ^ Пензенский "Зенит" и зеленодольский "Анжи-Юниор" снялись с участия в ПФЛ (in Russian). TASS. 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Итоги заседания Комиссии РФС по лицензированию футбольных клубов" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 16 June 2021.
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