The Kazan Terminal team: Moscow's Lokomotiv turns 94

Share 22 July 2016
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Lokomotiv players celebrate a goal scored in the Moscow Lokomotiv FC - Sporting Lisbon FC UEFA game. 26.11.2015

July 23 the Moscow Lokomotiv FC, one of the most known clubs in Russia, celebrates its 94th anniversary. In 1922 the precursor club - Kazanka - was established, comprised of workers of the Moscow-Kazan railroad.

Despite failing to win a large number of trophies in the soviet era, the 'railworks team' remained a strong contender. The club is considered to be overall 11th strongest team of the top 20 of all soviet teams. In 1936 the club finally won the USSR Cup.

Lokomotiv's heyday was in the mid 1990s - early 2000s. It was then when the club finally challenged Spartak in its golden age. In 2002 head coach Yuri Semin finally led Lokomotiv to winning gold medals in the national championship. Two years later they repeated this success.