Location: Moscow, Russia
Nicknames: The White-blues
Stadium: VTB Arena–Lev Yashin Dynamo Central Stadium—25,716 capacity
Main rival(s): Zenit, Spartak
Dynamo Moscow is one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Russia. The White-blues became the first Soviet club to tour the West, when it played a series of friendlies in the United Kingdom in 1945. Their impressive performance boosted the development of football in the Soviet Union and was a strong influence on the decision for the Football Federation of the USSR to join FIFA.
Dynamo's heyday came at the end of the 1950s and into the early 60s, when the team dominated their domestic championship. Their main star, legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, famously won the Ballon d'Or in 1963. The White-blues also became the first Soviet side to reach the final of a European competition, when they played in the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup Final.
- USSR Champions (11): 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1976
- USSR Cup/Russian Cup (7): 1937, 1953, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1984, 1995
- Soviet Super Cup: 1977
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1972 (runners-up)
Official website of Dynamo Moscow - http://fcdynamo.ru/en/