FC Spartak Moscow (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Спартак» Москва) is a Russian football club from Moscow. Having won 12 Soviet championships (second only to Dynamo Kyiv) and 9 of 19 Russian championships they are one of the country's most successful clubs. They have also won the Soviet Cup 10 times and the Russian Cup 3 times. Spartak have also reached the semi-finals of all three European club competitions.
Historically the club was a part of the Spartak sports society. Other teams in the society include ice hockey club HC Spartak Moscow. Currently, the club is not connected with Spartak sports society and is an independent privately owned organisation. They are nicknamed "Meat" (Russian: "мясо", "myaso").
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“Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.”
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