Lokomotiv Moskva

Founded In
Moskva, Russia

About Lokomotiv Moskva

FC Lokomotiv Moskva was established in 1923. For much of its history, it formed part of the Lokomotiv Sports Society. Over the past few decades, Lokomotiv Moskva have emerged as one of Russia's biggest and most successful teams.

Traditionally seen to be smaller in stature than some of Moscow's other clubs, Lokomotiv set about trying to change this after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. During the 1990s, Valeri Filatov, the club's president, took the opportunity to capitalise on the Russian league's loss of several notable clubs, including the big Ukrainian sides. During this decade and around the turn of the 21st century, Lokomotiv established themselves through their consistent performances on the pitch.

Despite never winning the Soviet Top League, Lokomotiv Moskva did enjoy some success during the Sovet era, notably winning two Soviet Cups, in 1936 and 1957. In 1959, they achieved their best league performance of that era, finishing as runners up behind Dinamo Moskva. Since the break up of the Sovet Union, the club's success level has risen dramatically. During the 1990s, the club lifted the Russian Cup twice, in 1996 and 1997. Moving into the new millennium, they won the trophy two more times, in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, Lokomotiv won their first ever league title and a second Russian Premier League win followed in 2004. In 2007, the club triumphed in the Russian Cup for the fifth time.

Some of the more notable players to represent Lokomotiv Moskva throughout the club's history include Vladimir Maminov, Sergei Ovchinnikov and Roman Pavlyuchenko. The team's record scorer is Dmitry Loskov, who netted 108 goals.

Lokomotiv Stadium has served as the club's home since its opening in 2002. The ground, which was constructed with the support of the Russian Transport Ministry, is able to hold up to 28,800 supporters.   

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