Zenit Football Club

Sponsored by Gazprom since 2005, the Zenit Football Club is nowadays Russia’s top team. The Zenit Football Club is active both on the pitch and outside the stadium, and represents the city where the Club’s identity comes from. We bring into the world the traditions and character of the legendary St. Petersburg, heritage center of great significance, and we share the best of modern Russian culture with the world.

Gazprom Arena stadium

The Zenit Football Club was founded in May 1925 under the auspices of the Leningrad Metal Plant named after Stalin. Zenit is the only team that won all possible titles in national competitions. In 2010 Zenit won the Championship of Russia and the Cup of Russia – for the first time in its history Zenit managed to do it the same year. The Zenit Football Club took home two international trophies – the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. Independent analysts estimate that 15.26 million fans root for Zenit in Russia and abroad. The Club’s chairman of the board is Elena Ilyukhina.

Sardar Azmoun, forward of Zenit Football Club. Photo by Zenit