the St. Petersburg “Zenith” has turned 95. Although the date of its Foundation is a symbol — birthday, decided in may 1925, when football is actively played at the Leningrad metal plant.
in the USSR championship In the future “Zenit”, then called “stalinets” (a name of I. V. Stalin wore LMZ), debuted in 1936, not in the highest group B. upgrades the team has made in 1938, and in 1940 received its current name.
Your first meaningful trophy “Zenith” has won in August 1944, beating in the final of the USSR Cup CDKA with the score 2:1. The following accomplishments had to wait until 1980, when the team won “bronze” the championship of the Union, but only four years later, the “blue-white-blue” became Champions of the USSR.
the recent history of the club has been more successful: “Zenith” — the fivefold champion of Russia, three-time winner of the Cup of Russia, UEFA Cup winners and UEFA super Cup in 2008.
Today’s celebration started in St. Petersburg at 6 a.m. with the rise of the balloon with a banner “Zenit” in the size 60 on 40 meters. At noon members of the team celebrated the anniversary with a volley from the cannon at the Peter and Paul fortress and the spit of Vasilievsky island lit Rostral columns.
this season, the continuation of which was eagerly awaited by the fans, “Zenith” confidently leading the championship, Russian Premier League, ahead 8 rounds to the end “the locomotive” and “Krasnodar” on 9 points. 21 Jun pitertsy have to play with CSKA Moscow.
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