Biography of Leonid Arnoldovich Fedun

The name of Leonid Arnoldovich Fedun has long been associated with FC Spartak. For more than 13 years, this man is the owner of the club. He did a lot for the development of "Spartacus", which is what made him particularly famous. However, in addition to football activities, he has been the vice-president of the oil company Lukoil for more than 20 years.

About the military career

Leonid Arnoldovich Fedun was born on April 5, 1956 in Kiev. His childhood was spent in Kazakhstan, where his father, a military surgeon and an officer were sent to travel. The boy was inspired by the atmosphere of Baikonur and, as is easy to guess, decided to start a military career.


From 1972 to 1977, Fedun studied at the military-political faculty of the Rostov Higher Military Command School of Strategic Missile Forces. Then he entered the adjuncture of the Military Academy named after FE Dzerzhinsky, after which he defended the work on the theme "Public opinion of soldiers as a factor in strengthening the morale of the army of the state of the people", becoming a candidate of philosophical sciences. Defending the candidate, he taught political science for 8 years. During this time, Leonid Arnoldovich received the rank of colonel.

Acquaintance with the oil company

In addition to teaching at the Institute, Leonid Arnoldovich lectured in the all-Union society "Knowledge". In 1987, he was sent on a business trip to the oil village of Kogalym. At one of the lectures, the intellect and the train of thought of the young teacher were interested in the representatives of the oil company Kogalymneftegaz. Leonid Fedun was invited to the meeting after the lecture, and during the subsequent conversation his enthusiasm for the oil industry was revealed, in which he was perfectly oriented. Some time after the conversation, Leonid Arnoldovich received a proposal for work from the company's CEO. Over it, Fedun did not think for a long time and, of course, agreed.

About oil

In the oil company, Leonid Arnoldovich quickly joined the work and a new team. Thanks to his intelligence and analytical abilities, he was noted by management, and when in 1990 the general director of Kogalymneftegaz was appointed deputy minister of the oil and gas industry of the USSR and moved business to Moscow, Leonid Arnoldovich went with him.


A year later in Moscow, in 1991, the start of the Lukoil concern was laid. Leonid Fedun took an active part in this and achieved success. On March 13, 1994, he was offered to take the post of vice-president of PJSC "LUKOIL".

In a new capacity, he focused on the direction of the company's strategic development. Many of L.Fedun's initiatives were introduced in the practice of Russian business for the first time.

About FC "Spartak"

One can not help but tell about the contribution of Leonid Arnoldovich Fedun to the development of FC "Spartak", beloved by many. He acquired Spartak from the previous owner, Andrei Chervichenko, in 2004 for $ 70 million. For more than 13 years he was the owner of the club and its sponsor. Currently, Leonid Arnoldovich remained the main investor of "Spartacus" and also worries about the team, as before, regularly attending the matches.

Politics of Fedun

The development of football clubs largely depends on financial support. For all of FC FC Spartak's tenure, Fedun has completed several significant projects. The selection of players in the team, he carried out according to the transfer policy, trying to find the optimal composition. He also did not forget about the future - he invested in the development of children's football, our future hope. He took care of the comfort of the team, ensuring the construction of the home stadium "Opening-Arena". Coast traditions - created a museum "Spartacus", "Hall of Fame."


What happened as a result? With the support of Leonid Fedun, the home stadium of FC "Spartak" - "Opening-Arena", in whose territory the museum functions, was opened. A remarkable team was selected, which is currently being coached by Massimo Carrera. In Sokolniki the Academy "Spartacus" is opened, where young football players are trained. And there is a result - in the season 16/17 of the Premier League at the beginning of November 2016, "Spartacus" already ranks first, ahead of Zenit by three points. And the long-awaited victory in the "Spartak" derby-CSCA in late October with a score of 3: 1 fans will not exactly forget.

About life


Leonid Arnoldovich Fedun since childhood was distinguished by perseverance and inquisitive versatile mind. In addition to business and football, he is fond of tennis and music. It is impossible not to mention the artistic side of the person - Fedun collects paintings of Nicholas Roerich.

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