Category Archives: history

30 Years Ago Today

30 years ago today, on November 21, 1984 Zenit Leningrad won the league (then Championship of the USSR) for the first time by beating Metallist Kharkov in the last round: Championship of the USSR, Round 34 November 21, 1984 Zenit … Continue reading

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The Bags

One of the two commonly known nicknames for Zenit supporters is meshki which means “the bags”. The other one is bomzhi (“homeless persons”, considered offensive). But speaking of “bags”, the nickname dates back to the ’80s and no one knows … Continue reading

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Red And White Zenit

Not a Photoshop, but a real archive picture of Zenit Leningrad in 1972: (Picture from http://fc-dynamo.ru/soccer/prot.php?id=617) I can’t recognize any of the players on this photo because I wasn’t following football yet at that time. In fact, it was in … Continue reading

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Photo Of The Legendary Team: Zenit 84

Googling for some images yesterday, found an unofficial Russian football history site which has a lot of photographs of Russian/Soviet teams of different years. Here’s the one I liked the most: Zenit 1984. Looks like the picture was taken on … Continue reading

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