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FC Lokomotiv Moscow Stats & History
FC Lokomotiv Moscow was originally called Kazanska, and the Russian soccer club was founded in 1922. In 1924, they started recruiting railway workers for the team, hence the Lokomotiv name. The team is owned by Russian Railways to this day.
They found success in the first-ever Soviet Cup by defeating Dinamo Tbilisi in the final. However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing for Lokomotiv Moscow. After WWII, they were relegated to the second division on two occasions.
In 1951, Lokomotiv returned to the Soviet Top League. They added another Soviet Cup to the FC Lokomotiv Moscow stats in 1957. In 1959, they finished second in the Soviet Top League, which was their best-ever finish in the Soviet era.
Lokomotiv were one of the few teams who played international friendlies during the Cold War era. Because of that fact, they were able to attract some of the best players in the Soviet Union. However, they were unable to win another trophy for nearly 40 years.
At the end of the 90s, Lokomotiv were resurgent and won the Russian Cup in both 1996 and 1997. Lokomotiv reached the semifinals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. The FC Lokomotiv Moscow stats show Russian Cup victories in 2000 and 2001 as well.
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In 2002, Lokomotiv won the Russian Premier League for the first time in team history. Since then, they’ve also won it in 2004 and 2018. They’ve been more successful in the Russian Cup, which they’ve won five more times since 2007. Their most recent triumph was in 2021, and they participated in the 2021-22 Europa League as a result. In a group with Galatasaray, Lazio and Marseille, Lokomotiv failed to win a match.
Despite a difficult start to the 2022-23 season, betting advice implies better times could be ahead. Lokomotiv Moscow haven’t finished lower than ninth in the Russian Premier League for over 20 years. In recent seasons, they have been short on prolific goalscorers, as no Lokomotiv player has scored 10 or more league goals since 2019-20. Since Russian teams are currently banned from UEFA competitions, punters cannot bet on Lokomotiv’s Europa League odds this season.