FC Zimbru Chişinău is a Moldovan football club based in Chişinău. They have won the Moldovan championship eight times, more than any other club. The club was founded in 1947.
The name of the club means "bison" in Romanian. The club was previously known as Dynamo (1947-1949), Burevestnik (1950-1957), Moldova (1958-1965, 1967-1971), Avîntul (1966), and Nistru (1972-1990).
After the foundation Dymano played in the class B of Soviet football. The promotion was won by Burevestnik in 1955, and in 1956 they achieved the best result in the club's history, finishing sixth in class A. After staying in the bottom of the table for several seasons, Moldova were relegated in 1964.
The team spent some time in the First League with mixed results, from fighting against relegation in 1971 to mid-table performance to winning promotion to the Top League in 1973 and 1982. Nistru went straight back down after one season on both occasions.
After relegation in 1986, Nistru spent 1987 and 1988 seasons in the Second League, winning the regional tournament on both occasions, but winning promotion only in 1988. They returned to the First League and played there until the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The best achievement of the club in the Soviet Cup was a quarterfinal in 1963.
 Moldovan era
Zimbru were the dominant force in the Moldovan football of the 1990s, winning eight championships in nine seasons. This is more than any other Moldovan club has done so far (Sheriff Tiraspol has seven titles). In addition, Zimbru has been challenging FC Sheriff Tiraspol every year from 2001 on, finishing second in 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007 and third in 2002 and 2004.
Zimbru won the Moldavian Cup five times and were the losing finalists twice, in 1995 and 2000.
Internationally, Zimbru's best performance in the UEFA Cup was in 1995/96, when they reached the second round proper. They have also reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League twice, in 1999/2000 and 2000/01.
Goalkeepers: Andrian Negai, Nicolae Calancea, Tomislav Pelin (Chorv.)
Defenders: Vadim Cravcescu, Alexei Savinov, Igor Armaš, Ilie Daniel Balasa (Rum.), Lucian Dobre (Rum.), Manuel Amarandei (Rum.), Mamuca Lomidze (Gruz.), Stipe Lapič (Chorv.), Iulian Erhan
Midfielders: Valentin Stan (Rum.), Vladimir Tanurkov, Andrei Cojocari, Goran Radnič (Chorv.), Boris Cebotari, Igor Tigirlas, Karen Aleksanjan (Arm.), Kiril Kovaľčuk (Ukr.), Maksim Francuz, Sergej Dacenko (Ukr.), Filip Popescu (Rum.)
Zimbru Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Chişinău, Moldova. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Zimbru Chişinău. The stadium holds 10,600 people and was built in 2006.
Well, the club don't tell us it's budget.. but zimbru has enough money to build a decent team.. too bad that our board is brainless. Every season we sell our best young players to our main rivals Sheriff and buy useless idiots from balcan and post sovietic countries. Our new stadium costed us 11000000$. The club owner is the Vice- President of Lukoil company so our financial state it's good. Unfortunately our Director of football ia a fcuking c*nt who stole money and ruin club's image.
They all are Dumbs. The president don't really care about club's state. He lives in Moscow and comes to Moldova once in a year. Damn today again we lost points in our national league.. i'll be happy if we still have chances of qualifying after the first leg but i doubt this.
Nah.. it doesn't It's not about top divisions. We just don't have decent players and when i say decent i just mean players who can stop the ball, make few passes , take shots and so on. The number of such men in our team is limited. We've lost our veterans and best players this summer and now we're playing with a bunch of kids. Recently we've appointed a new ukrainian coach.. but he's efforts are useless with our crap squad.