FC Znamya Truda

Znamya Truda is a Russian football club from Orekhovo-Zuevo, Moscow Oblast. The club is most noted because they are the oldest now-playing club in Russia, founded in 1909. They currently play in the Russian Professional Football League. The club's finest hour came in 1962 when they reached the final of the USSR Cup.


The club was founded in the village of Orekhovo which was to join with Zuevo and Nikolskoye to form Orekhovo-Zuyevo in 1917.

In the 2017–18 season, Znamya Truda finished last in its group, losing 24 matches out of 26. It had to lose its professional status and be relegated to the Amateur Football League, however, the club avoided relegation since another club in the competition ceased to exist.

Naming History

  • 1909–1935: Morozovtsy, KSO, TsPKFK, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Krasnoye Orekhovo, Krasny Tekstilshchik
  • 1935–1937: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1938–1945: Zvezda
  • 1946–1957: Krasnoye Znamya
  • 1958–1991: Znamya Truda
  • 1992: Khitryye Lisy
  • 1993–1994: FC Orekhovo
  • 1995–1996: GFC Orekhovo
  • 1997–2002: Spartak-Orekhovo
  • 2003–present: Znamya Truda

This page also has a version in other languages:  Знамя Труда (russian)

FC Znamya Truda