Moscow locomotive

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Moscow locomotive
Locomotive moscow.svg
Basic data
Surname Lokomotiv Moscow Football Club
Seat Moscow , Russia
founding August 12, 1923
president Vasily Kiknadze
First soccer team
Head coach Yuri Syomin
Venue RŽD arena
Places 27,320
league Premjer League
2019/20 2nd place
Loko's fan curve before the derby against Spartak (2-2) on July 19, 2008

Lokomotiv Moscow ( Russian Локомотив Москва / Lokomotiw Moskwa , mostly just called Loko by its fans ) is a football club from the Russian capital Moscow . The team plays in the Premjer League and became Russian champions in the 2002, 2004 and 2018 seasons. In addition, the team won the Russian Football Cup in 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The club colors are red-white-green.

Club history


The team was founded on August 1, 1923 as "KOR" (Club of the October Revolution ) by the strongest footballers on the Soviet railway from the Moscow area. In 1935 the "KOR" was converted into a voluntary sports club of railroad workers and renamed "Lokomotive". This team no longer represented the whole area of ​​Moscow, but belonged to the city itself. From then on, the team consisted of the best players of the "KOR".

Soviet Union

Lokomotiv Moscow played the first competitive game in the football championship of the Soviet Union on May 22, 1936 against Dynamo Leningrad . In the same year, Lokomotiv also won the first edition of the Soviet Cup when Dinamo Tbilisi was defeated 2-0 in the final. In 1945, right after the end of the Second World War , Lokomotiv had to accept the first descent into the second-class Pervaya League . 1957 the renewed cup success was celebrated (1-0 in the final against Spartak Moscow ). The team had the most successful season in 1959 when the runner-up behind Dynamo Moscow was fought. It was the only season in which the club finished in the top three in the final table. Altogether, Lokomotiv had to cope with the descent into the second class seven times in its history.



After the collapse of the Soviet Union, FK Lokomotiv Moscow was one of the founding members of the newly created Russian Supreme League . Up until 2000, places in the top third of the table were always occupied. In the 1995, 1999 and 2000 seasons, the team won the runner-up. 1994 and 1998 the third place in the table was reached. The worst performance is the sixth place in the table from the 1996 season. Three cup wins (1996, 1997 and 2000) also come from this period. The club's head coach was Yuri Sjomin , who moved to Lokomotiv in 1986 and stayed there for 19 years.

2001–2010: Two-time Russian champion

2001 the fourth win of the Russian Cup was celebrated and the second place was again occupied with four points behind Spartak Moscow at the end of the season. In the Russian Cup 2001/02, the team was eliminated in the 1/16 finals against FK Elista . In the third qualifying round for the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League , FC Tirol Innsbruck was defeated. In the group stage they finished third behind Real Madrid , AS Roma and ahead of RSC Anderlecht . This got them into the third round of the 2001/02 UEFA Cup , where they were defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv .

In 2002 the first championship title was won and the long-standing hegemony of Spartak Moscow was broken. Since Lokomotiv and CSKA Moscow were tied at the top of the table at the end of the season, a playoff for the championship was held. On November 21, 2002 Lokomotiv Moscow won 1-0 (6 min; Dmitri Loskow ) in the Dynamo Stadium and thus secured the championship title. In the 2002/03 Cup, however, the team was eliminated in the second round against Anzhi Makhachkala after a 1-0 defeat.

In the following year , the club reached only fourth place in the Russian championship. In the quarter-finals of the 2003/04 Cup, the team had to admit defeat to Schinnik Yaroslavl . In the third qualifying round for the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League , the Austrian representative Grazer AK was defeated first. Then Lokomotive survived the first group stage as second in the table against FC Barcelona , FC Bruges and Galatasaray Istanbul . In the second group phase, the team was against the eventual cup winners AC Milan , Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund with only one draw and five defeats without any chance of progressing.

In 2004 Lokomotiv celebrated the second Russian championship title when the defending champion and local rival CSKA Moscow was able to collect one point less. In the end, Lok won. Moscow 2-0 in the away game against Schinnik Yaroslavl . The team was kicked out of the 2004/05 cup competition in the 1/16 finals of Chernomorets Novorossiysk .

The 2005 season ended with third place. In the 2005/06 Cup, the team did not get beyond the quarter-finals, where Spartak Moscow proved to be a stronger team. At the end of the 2006 season , as in the previous year, third place was achieved. However, the Russian Cup was won in 2006/07 when they defeated FK Moscow 1-0 in the final. At the end of 2006, the former coach Yuri Sjomin was signed as the new president. The new coach was Anatoly Byschowez . In 2007 , Lokomotive took the disappointing seventh place, so that both (Syomin and Byschowez) had been dismissed. In the 2007/08 Cup, the 1/16 final was the final destination after a 0-1 away defeat against Urals Sverdlovsk Oblast . The next season in 2008 ended the club with Raschid Rachimow as head coach again in seventh place, whereupon he had to leave. In the 2008/09 cup, Lokomotive made it to the quarter-finals, where it had to admit defeat to eventual cup winners CSKA Moscow 1-0. In May 2009, Yuri Sjomin returned to Lokomotiv as head coach. In the 2009 season, the team finished fourth in the table. In the Russian Cup 2009/10, the team was eliminated in the round of 32 against SKA-Energia Khabarovsk after a 1: 2 away defeat. After the fifth place in the table in the 2010 season , the coach Yuri Sjomin was released again.

Since 2011

For the 2012/13 season the Croat Slaven Bilić succeeded the Portuguese José Couceiro , whose contract as head coach had not been extended. Already on June 17, 2013, after only one season in Moscow, in which the ninth place was achieved the worst placement in the Russian Premjer League, Bilić dissolved his contract. He was then replaced by Leonid Kutschuk , who also had to leave on September 15, 2014.

Lok won the first title after eight years in 2015 when they won the national cup competition when they fought a 3-1 win after extra time against FK Kuban Krasnodar in the final game in the Astrakhan Central Stadium . Lok won this title for the sixth time. The team was thus directly qualified for the group stage of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League . With Sporting Lisboa , Beşiktaş Istanbul and KF Skënderbeu Korça , Lokomotiv completed the group H of the competition and moved into the round of 32 as the first in the table, where they were eliminated by Fenerbahçe Istanbul . In August 2016, Yuri Sjomin returned to Lokomotive as head coach.

Loko won his seventh Russian Cup on May 2, 2017. It was defeated in the final Ural Oblast Sverdlovsk 2-0 in the Olympic Stadium in Sochi . As a result, Lokomotiv took part in the group stage of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League . In Group F, Moscow met FC Copenhagen , Sheriff Tiraspol and FC Fastav Zlín and reached the round of 32 as the first in the table, where OGC Nice were defeated. In the round of 16, the railway workers were eliminated by Atlético Madrid .

On May 5, 2018 Loko won 1-0 at home against Zenit St. Petersburg and thus secured the third Russian championship title. The team thus took part in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League . The club was eliminated from the competition after the group stage against FC Porto , FC Schalke 04 and Galatasaray Istanbul with only one win out of five defeats as bottom of the table.


Lokomotiv Moscow plays its home games in the RŽD-Arena, built in 1923 (until 2017: Lokomotiv Stadion ). After the renovation in the years 2001 to 2002, the pure football stadium has a capacity of 30,075 seats (all seats). It was inaugurated on July 5, 2002 with a game against Uralan Elista (2-0).


The main sponsor of the association is the State Railway Company of Russia RŽD .

Current squad 2018/19

No. position Surname
1 RussiaRussia TW Guilherme
30th RussiaRussia TW Nikita Medvedev
77 RussiaRussia TW Anton Kochenkov
2 RussiaRussia FROM Dmitri Zhivoglyadov
3 NigeriaNigeria FROM Brian Idowu
5 GermanyGermany FROM Benedikt Höwedes
14th CroatiaCroatia FROM Vedran Ćorluka
27 BrazilBrazil FROM Murilo Cerqueira
28 FinlandFinland FROM Boris Rotenberg
33 GeorgiaGeorgia FROM Solomon K Wirkwelia
No. position Surname
6th RussiaRussia MF Dmitri Barinov
7th PolandPoland MF Grzegorz Krychowiak
18th RussiaRussia MF Alexander Kolomeitsew
20th RussiaRussia MF Vladislav Ignatiev
23 PortugalPortugal MF João Mário
31 PolandPoland MF Maciej Rybus
59 RussiaRussia MF Alexei Miranchuk
60 RussiaRussia MF Anton Miranchuk
8th PeruPeru ST Jefferson Farfan
22nd MontenegroMontenegro ST Luka Đorđević
24 PortugalPortugal ST Éder




Beach soccer

Lokomotiv Moscow in the European Cup

Well-known former players


CIS and former Soviet Union


South America



(since 1992)

Web links

Commons : FC Lokomotiv Moscow  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Lok Moscow plays Champions League article from September 8, 2001
  2. Locomotive couldn't be stopped Article from November 21, 2002
  3. Locomotive. Moscow Masters Article dated November 12, 2004
  4. Анатолий Бышовец уволен из "Локомотива" article from November 12, 2007 (Russian)
  5. Ösi-Aus at Lok Moscow. Der Standard , April 28, 2009, accessed August 16, 2016 .
  6. Сёмин назначен главным тренером "Локомотива" ( Memento of the original from September 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Article of May 26, 2009 (Russian) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. Руководство "Локомотива" отправило Сёмина в отставку ( Memento of the original from August 16, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Article of November 30, 2010 (Russian) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. Slaven Bilic becomes Lokomotiv's new head coach ( Memento of the original from September 28, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Article from May 14, 2012 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. Леонид Кучук - новый главный тренер "Локомотива" article from June 18, 2013 (Russian)
  10. Смородская отстранила Кучука от работы в должности главного тренера «Локомотива» Article from September 15, 2014 (Russian)
  11. Lokomotiv gets Russian Cup article from May 22, 2015
  12. Fenerbahce saved itself in the round of 16 Article from February 25, 2016
  13. «Локомотив» подтвердил назначение Семина главным тренером Article from August 26, 2016 (Russian)
  14. Farfan Cup winner - and red sinner after a fight Article from May 2, 2017
  15. Lokomotiv Moscow is Russian master again after 14 years ( memento of the original from May 9, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Article dated May 6, 2018 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. Declaration by the association on the name change, article dated August 5, 2017 (Russian)
  17. Lokomotiv Stadion