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Torpedo-ZIL
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Full name Football Club Torpedo-ZIL
Nickname(s) Avtozavodtsy (Automobile plant workers)
Founded 1997
Dissolved 2004
Ground Eduard Streltsov Stadium, Moscow
(Capacity: 13,200)
League Russian Premier League
2002 14th
Home colours
Away colours

This article refers to the Torpedo-ZIL which existed from 1997 to 2003 and was known as Torpedo-Metallurg during its final season. For the successors in the Russian Premier League, see FC Moscow. For the successors from the viewpoint of belonging to ZIL, see FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow (2003).

FC Torpedo-ZIL (Russian: Футбольный клуб Торпедо-ЗИЛ) was a Russian football club from Moscow.

History

Torpedo-Metallurg logo (2003-2004)
The first Torpedo-ZIL logo.

The team was founded in 1997 after Torpedo Moscow, which played in the Russian Top Division, became a property of SC Luzhniki and was not related to the automobile plant anymore. Soon afterwards ZIL decided to revive their own team.

Torpedo-ZIL made a debut in the Third Division in 1997. The club won promotion to the Premier League in 2000. In both 2001 and 2002, Torpedo-ZIL finished 14th out of 16 teams. In the beginning of 2003, due to inability to finance a Premier League team, ZIL had to sell first 55 percent[1], and two months later all remaining stock to Norilsk Nickel[2]. Metallurgy giant renamed the team FC Torpedo-Metallurg. At the same time, ZIL created another team in the Third Division which is was originally known as FC Torpedo-RG and is now renamed back to FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow.

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