FC Zenit Penza

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FC Zenit Penza
Logo of FC Zenit Penza.gif
Full nameFootball Club Zenit Penza
GroundStadium 1st May
ManagerViktor Demidov
LeagueFNL 2
2017–18PFL, Zone Center, 14th (dropped out)

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 19 January 2022, according to the FNL 2 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
33 GK Russia RUS Aleksei Balagan
16 GK Russia RUS Matvei Loginov
32 GK Russia RUS Pavel Veselov
17 DF Russia RUS Dmitry Chernukhin
64 DF Russia RUS Sergei Danilov
3 DF Russia RUS Aleksandr Kalyashin
8 DF Russia RUS Yevgeni Korbut
29 DF Russia RUS Dmitri Korolyov
63 DF Russia RUS Ilya Kuzin
44 DF Russia RUS Artyom Sarychev
55 DF Russia RUS Maksim Timchenko
15 DF Russia RUS Maksim Trunov
98 DF Russia RUS Ilya Yermakov
23 MF Russia RUS Danila Aftayev
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Astashkin
22 MF Russia RUS Nikita Danilin
69 MF Russia RUS Roman Izosimov
19 MF Russia RUS Daniil Kashmin (on loan from Akron Tolyatti)
5 MF Russia RUS Ayrat Khabibulin
13 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Kuznetsov
91 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Ocheredin
99 MF Russia RUS Aleksey Sergiyenko
9 MF Russia RUS Mikhail Voronin
12 FW Russia RUS Vitali Aralin
4 FW Russia RUS Dmitri Kuptsov
10 FW Russia RUS Dmitri Otstavnov
88 FW Russia RUS Yegor Taragara

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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