B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg

Zenit Saint Petersburg
Zenit Saint Petersburg logo
LeaguesVTB United League
EuroCup
Founded2003; 15 years ago (2003)
HistoryBC Dynamo Moscow Region
(2003–2007)
BC Triumph Lyubertsy
(2007–2014)
BC Zenit Saint Petersburg
(2014–present)
ArenaSibur Arena
Capacity7,120[1]
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia
Team colorsBlue, white
         
Team managerOlga Antonova
Head coachVasily Karasev
OwnershipRoman Agapov
Websiteenbasket.fc-zenit.ru
Uniforms

BC Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russian: БК Зенит Санкт Петербург), formerly known as BC Dynamo Moscow Region (2003–2007) and BC Triumph Lyubertsy (2007–2014), is a Russian professional basketball team that is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, since 2014. The club competes in the VTB United League. Their home court is Sibur Arena. The club is sponsored by Gazprom.

Since the team moved to Saint Petersburg in 2014, the team is a part of the multi-sports club Zenit, of which the football club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, is also a part.[2]

History[]

The club was originally established in 2003, under the name BC Dynamo Moscow Region, and registered into the Russian Superleague A. The original club was based in Lyubertsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

In June 2007, the basketball club of Dynamo Moscow Region disbanded and became the newly reformed club of BC Triumph Lyubertsy Moscow Region. Triumph Lyubertsy retained all of the history and records of the Dynamo Moscow Region club, through the acquisition of the club's history and rights. In the 2013–14 season, Triumph reached the Final of the EuroChallenge, in which it lost to Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia by a score of 65:79.[3]

In July 2014, the club announced it was relocating from Lyubertsy to Saint Petersburg, and was changing its name to BC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The club retained the history and rights of BC Triumph Lyubertsy,[4] and also its place in both the VTB United League and the EuroCup.[5] While the club was still trying to retain a second club in Lyubertsy, that would compete in the Russian Super League 1.[6]

Arenas[]

When the club moved to St. Petersburg, they first played their home games at the 7,044 seat Sibur Arena. They then moved to the newly renovated 7,000 seat[7] Yubileyni Arena.[8] When the club was previously based in Lyubertsy, they played their home games at the 4,000 seat[9][10] Triumph Sports Palace arena.

Honours[]

European competitions[]

Russian competitions[]

Season by season[]

Season Tier League Pos. Russian Cup European competitions
Dynamo Moscow Region
2003–04 1 Superliga A 6th
2004–05 1 Superliga A 7th
2005–06 1 Superliga A 6th
2006–07 1 Superliga A 6th
Triumph Lyubertsy
2007–08 1 Superliga A 4th 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 Superliga A 5th 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2009–10 1 Superliga А 6th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 PBL 10th 3 EuroChallenge QR
2011–12 1 PBL 3rd Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2012–13 1 PBL 5th 2 Eurocup EF
2013–14 1 United League 5th Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge RU
Zenit Saint Petersburg
2014–15 1 United League 5th Second qualifying round 2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 United League 3rd Runner-up 2 Eurocup EF
2016–17 1 United League 3rd 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 United League 3rd 2 EuroCup QF

Players[]

Current roster[]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 1 United States Armand, Sean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1991-08-26)26 August 1991
C 10 Russia Desyatnikov, Andrey 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) 24 – (1994-05-04)4 May 1994
PG 3 United States Jennings, Brandon 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 29 – (1989-09-23)23 September 1989
SF 7 Russia Karasev, Sergey 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1993-10-26)26 October 1993
PG 9 Israel Mekel, Gal 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 30 – (1988-03-04)4 March 1988
SF 20 Russia Panin, Vadim 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 34 – (1984-02-10)10 February 1984
C 14 Russia Puškov, Anton 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 30 – (1988-11-22)22 November 1988
C 2 United States Reynolds, Jalen 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1992-12-30)30 December 1992
SG 23 Canada Scrubb, Philip 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1992-11-27)27 November 1992
SF 19 Serbia Simonović, Marko 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1986-05-30)30 May 1986
PF 16 Russia Trushkin, Vladislav 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1993-05-05)5 May 1993
PF 21 United States Uthoff, Jarrod 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1993-05-19)19 May 1993
PF 31 Russia Valiev, Evgeny 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1990-05-03)3 May 1990
SG 18 Russia Voronov, Evgeny 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 32 – (1986-05-07)7 May 1986
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 20, 2018

Depth chart[]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jalen Reynolds Andrey Desyatnikov Anton Puškov
PF Jarrod Uthoff Vladislav Trushkin Evgeny Valiev
SF Sergey Karasev Marko Simonović Vadim Panin
SG Philip Scrubb Evgeny Voronov Sean Armand
PG Brandon Jennings Gal Mekel

Notable players[]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coaches[]

References[]

  1. ^ VTB United League – Zenit Profile
  2. ^ "What does Zenit's new basketball team mean for the football club?". russianfootballnews.com. 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ Triumph Lyubertsy - BC Emilia : 65:79 (Match report) ScoresPro.com
  4. ^ EurocupBasketball.com Club profile: Zenit St Petersburg. Archived 2014-08-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ EurocupBasketball.com Triumph Lyubertsy becomes Zenit St Petersburg.
  6. ^ «Триумф» будет выступать под названием «Зенит» в Санкт-Петербурге; Championat.ru, 18 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014
  7. ^ Общая информация (in Russian).
  8. ^ Официально: сезон-2016/17 баскетбольная команда «Зенит» проведет в «Юбилейном» (in Russian).
  9. ^ Capacity: 4 000.
  10. ^ Triumph Sports Palace Capacity: 4 000.

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