Photo exhibition «110 years of PFC CSKA — moments of great history»
A photo exhibition dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Professional Football Club CSKA opened in the square on Tverskoy Boulevard in front of the TASS building on August 2.
It presents all the important milestones of the Army team's glorious history — from the moment of its foundation by the Society of Ski Enthusiasts (OLLS) to the winning prestigious European trophy — the UEFA Cup, the first among Russian clubs.
Red-Blues have won more awards in Russia since 1992 than any other club — 6 championships and 7 victories each in the Cup and Super Cup of the country. PFC CSKA is the only club that has received all three Russian trophies for eternal storage. Also, the Army Men team has 7 victories in the USSR championship and 5 Soviet Cups.
The long-awaited opening of PFC CSKA's own stadium took place in 2016. VEB Arena accommodates 30 thousand spectators and meets all international requirements. The classic rectangular shape of the stadium and the proximity of the lawn to the stands allow fans to have a magnificent view of the field even from the most remote place.
PFC CSKA general director Roman Babayev, Army Men's head coach Aleksey Berezutskiy, the team's captain Igor Akinfeev and the club's veterans took part in the opening of the photo exhibition.
— We are happy to open an exhibition dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the club, — Babayev said. — It is a long way. In my opinion, it turned out to be interesting and informative. The photo exhibition will be useful for the younger generation, and pleasant for veterans. We will definitely bring academy students of all ages here so that the guys can see our glorious history. Sport is very cruel. No one remembers yesterday's victories, but people who made history deserve to be remembered.
— I have already seen all these photos more than once, — said Akinfeev. — A married couple was just walking here right now, and the man recognized the veterans in the photo. Someone will shed tears, someone will learn something new for themselves. Here is the whole history of the club.
— This is the first such exhibition in my lifetime, thanks to the management, — said Berezutskiy. — It is nice to be part of a club with such a great history and even participate in small parts of it. The photos were hanging in our old club office, we all know them.
The exhibition will last until August 31. Admission is free.