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The journey has started in 2005 ...

Gazprom becomes official partner of FC Zenit:

The partnership with FC Zenit started in 2005

Since 2005, Gazprom supports FC Zenit, who regularly represents Russia on the European football stage.

Gazprom PlayerZenit playing
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FC Zenit wins the Russian League title

On the last matchday of the season 2007, the team coached by Dick Advocaat secured the first Championship title in club history.

Honours of
FC Zenit since 2005

7x Winner of Russian Championship

2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021

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3x Russian Cup Winner

2010, 2016, 2020

Russian Cup Logo

7x Russian Super Cup Winner

2008, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021

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1x UEFA Cup Champion

2008

Logo UEFA Cup

Beginning of the partnership with FC Schalke 04 in 2007

Gazprom becomes main partner of the famous football club from Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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Zenit wins UEFA Cup

At the City of Manchester Stadium on May 14, 2008, the Russian club celebrates its greatest success in club history to date, winning the UEFA Cup against Glasgow Rangers.

Zenit gewinnt den UEFA Europa League 2008

Honours of
FC Schalke 04 since 2007

3x Runner up German Championship

2007, 2010, 2018

German Cup winner

2011

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German Super Cup winner

2011

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UEFA Champions League semi-final

2011

Beginning of the partnership with FC Crvena Zvezda in 2010

Gazprom becomes main partner of the traditional football club from Serbia

Honours of
FC Crvena Zvezda since 2010

6x Winner of Serbian Championship

2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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2x Serbian Cup winner

2012, 2021

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Russian League LogoRussian Cup Logo

Zenit wins the double

After a historic season 2009/2010 FC Zenit stands at the top of Russian football after winning the League and Cup competition.

Schalke gewinnt den DFB Pokal
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Schalke wins the German Cup

The Schalke squad around their former goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer wins the German Cup in 2011 with a 5:0 victory over MSV Duisburg at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Beginning of the partnership with the UEFA Champions League

Starting with the season 2012/2013 Gazprom becomes an official partner of the most prestigious club competition in football - the UEFA Champions League.

Official Partner

Launch of Gazprom's ticket raffle TICKETMANIA

Since 2013, Gazprom reliably gives away tickets for various UEFA Champions League matches and made football dreams come true.

Start Ticketmania Kampagne

50 year anniversary of the Marakana stadium in Belgrade

The famous Marakana, now Stadium Rajko Mitić, has been the home ground of FC Crvena Zvezda since 1963 and celebrated a fulminant 50th birthday in 2013.

Launch of Gazprom's CSR project "Football for Friendship"

Since 2013 Gazprom annualy implements the social youth programme "Football for Friendship", which aims to teach children the fundamental values of football.

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Project Geography

Starting from 2013, 211 countries have been won over for this project.

211

Participating countries

The cup of
nine values

F4F
F4F
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Football for
Friendship

8 participating countries

2013

16 participating countries

2014

64 participating countries

2017

211 participating countries

2018

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Opening of the GAZPROM Arena in St. Petersburg

On April 22nd, 2017, the new home ground of FC Zenit "The Gazprom Arena" with a capacity of up to 68,134 spectators opens in St. Peterburg. In its history, the stadium has already hosted seven matches of each the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA EURO 2020.

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FIFA World Cup
2018 in Russia

Flag ceremony of Football for Friendship participants at the World Cup 2018

Hundreds of children from different countries carry the flag of their country of origin at the opening of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and become a symbol of the unity of nations in sports.

Football for Friendship Kids zelebrieren die FlaggenzeremonieHunderte von Kindern aus verschiedenen Ländern tragen die Flagge ihres Herkunftslandes und werden zum Symbol der Einigkeit der Nationen im Sport
Selfie von Football for Friendship Kids mit Sprechblase

An unforgettable moment!

YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Founding of the Youth Football League in Russia (YFL)

Supported by main partner Gazprom, the Youth Football League has been established in 2019 to reform the youth competition system in Russia and ease the transition of youth footballers to professionals.

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Guinness World Record ©

In 2019, Football for Friendship received the Guinness World Record © for a football training session with the largest number of nations in the world.

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FC Zenit again wins the Russian double

Ten years after the double in 2010, FC Zenit again wins the Russian Championship and Cup.

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Football for Friendship with another GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title!

In 2020, Football for Friendship was awarded another GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, with the online freestyle football masterclass bringing together athletes from over 100 countries for most users in a football/soccer video hangout.

Football For Friendship Group Picture

As a culmination of the Eighth Season of Football for Friendship, the Grand Final Show took place. The online show included the 2020 Football for Friendship eWorld Championship Final with a winner presentation, as well as the announcement of the International Football for Friendship Award winner.

Football for Friendship Pokal
Juggler with FootballFootball For Friendship Virtual Tournament

Release of the new football simulator "Football for Friendship World"

On December 10th, 2020, on the World Football Day, the new Football for Friendship World game, a multiplayer football simulator, was released. The simulator is based on the most important values of the international children's social programme, such as friendship, peace and equality.

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UEFA EURO Hintergrund

Gazprom becomes Partner of UEFA Euro 2020 and renews UEFA Champions League Sponsorship for the period 2021-24

Aside of UEFA EURO 2020, the UEFA National Team Football sponsorship also includes UEFA EURO 2024 tournament as well as the Nations League Finals in 2021 and 2023.

UEFA EURO 2020 St. Petersburg
Football Juggle

Italy wins UEFA EURO 2020 at Wembley (London).

Patrik Schick's long-range stunner vs. Scotland was voted 'Goal of the Tournament'

Football For Friendship Virtual Tournament

Gazprom honors the best goal scorer with a unique award: A physical masterpiece created by the famous Russian artist Pokras Lampas that has been transformed into a digital non-fungible token format.

UEFA EURO 2020 Trophy

11 cities in 11 Countries provided venues for UEFA EURO 2020

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To be continued!