VC Zenit-Kazan

  • Russian champion in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Russian Cup winner in 2004, 2007, 2009
  • Winner of the Champions League 2008, 2012

The UK Zenit -Kazan (Russian волейбольный клуб Зенит - Казань, formerly Dinamo Kazan Tattransgas ) is a Russian men's volleyball club from Kazan, which was established on 13 May 2000. He participates in the highest volleyball league of Russia, the Super League, and the Volleyball Champions League.


The Volleyball Club Dinamo Kazan was founded on 13 May 2000 by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Kazan City Administration. Initially the club played in the fourth division, the Perwaja league. 2001 promotion to the third division, the league Wysschaja example again, a year later, with the championship of the third division promotion to the second division, which can be reached Wysschaja League A.

The team was reinforced with Ruslan Olichver and Yevgeny Mitkow and won the championship game of the second class in 2003. Linked to this was the rise in the top flight, the Super League. In the 2003 / 04 season, the team of Dinamo finished in third place in the championship. Due to this success, Dinamo was eligible to play for the CEV Cup. In order to finance the participation in the European Competition, topped with a Tattransgas a new main sponsor and the club changed its name to Dinamo Kazan Tattransgas. At the same time the Chairman of the sponsor, Rafkat Kantjukow new president of the association was.

In the 2004/05 season, the team first won the Russian Cup competition, reached the quarter- finals of the CEV Cup and once again took the third place in the championship of Russia. With the Cup victory, the team qualified for the Top Teams Cup 2005/ 06, where, however, the group stage is not it past.

In the season 2006/ 07 Dinamo Kazan Tattransgas won the Russian Championship playoff final against VK Dynamo Moscow and thus qualified for the Champions League the following season. End of December 2007, the team won the Russian Cup competition, reaching automatically re a starting place in the Champions League the following season. On May 30 it won in the finals of the Final Four of the Champions League against Copra Piacenza and thus won for the first participation in the competition is the most important trophy in European club volleyball.

In June 2008, the club was renamed in Zenit -Kazan and the Russian national team coach Vladimir Alekno, was engaged as head coach. With the Cup victory in 2009 and the Russian league titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Zenit is one of the most successful Russian clubs of the decade.