1998 Russian First Division

The Russian First Division 1998 was the seventh edition of the Russian First Division. The competition was renamed from Russian First League to Russian First Division this year.

OverviewEdit

Team Head coach
FC Saturn Ramenskoye Sergei Pavlov
FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod Valeri Ovchinnikov
FC Sokol Saratov Anatoli Radenko   (until May)
Anatoli Aslamov (caretaker, May–June)
Vladimir Fedotov (from June)
FC Kristall Smolensk Valeri Nenenko
FC Arsenal Tula Yevhen Kucherevskyi  
FC Lada-Grad Dimitrovgrad Vladimir Yevsyukov
FC Rubin Kazan Igor Volchok (until May)
Miodrag Radanović   (caretaker, May)
Aleksandr Irkhin (from June)
FC Dynamo Stavropol Boris Stukalov
FC Gazovik-Gazprom Izhevsk Vyacheslav Melnikov (until April)
Aleksandr Salnov (caretaker, April–August)
Viktor Slesarev (from August)
FC Fakel Voronezh Sergei Savchenkov
FC Lokomotiv Chita Aleksandr Kovalyov
FC Anzhi Makhachkala Eduard Malofeyev   (until June)
Aleksandr Reshetnyak (caretaker, June–August)
Pyotr Shubin (September)
Aleksandr Reshetnyak (caretaker, from September)
FC Metallurg Lipetsk Vladimir Fedotov (until June)
Yuri Shishlov (caretaker, June)
Valeri Tretyakov (from June)
FC Tom Tomsk Vladimir Yurin
PFC Spartak Nalchik Viktor Kumykov (until July)
Viktor Zernov (July to October)
Aslanbek Khantsev (from October)
FC Lokomotiv St. Petersburg Givi Nodia  
FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Gennadi Sarychev (until June)
Vladimir Morozov (caretaker, June)
Boris Sinitsyn (from June)
FC Druzhba Maykop Vitali Aksyonov (until July)
Soferbi Yeshugov (from July)
FC Lada-Togliatti-VAZ Togliatti Vladimir Dergach (until October)
Igor Golubtsov (October)
Aleksandr Garmashov (from November)
FC Kuban Krasnodar Valeri Sinau (until May)
Adolf Poskotin (from May)
FC Irtysh Omsk Aleksandr Ivchenko (until July)
Gennadi Kostylev (from July)
FC KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny Ivan Butaliy

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Saturn Ramenskoye (P) 42 24 12 6 73 34 +39 84 Promotion to Top Division
2 Lokomotiv N.N. (P) 42 23 8 11 65 34 +31 77
3 Sokol Saratov[a] 42 21 13 8 58 32 +26 76
4 Kristall Smolensk[b] 42 23 3 16 59 47 +12 72
5 Arsenal Tula 42 18 11 13 65 53 +12 65
6 Lada-Grad Dimitrovgrad 42 19 7 16 65 63 +2 64
7 Rubin Kazan 42 19 6 17 56 50 +6 63
8 Dynamo Stavropol 42 16 15 11 51 37 +14 63
9 Gazovik-Gazprom Izhevsk 42 18 6 18 53 58 −5 60
10 Fakel Voronezh 42 17 9 16 54 45 +9 60
11 Anzhi Makhachkala 42 17 6 19 47 56 −9 57
12 Metallurg Lipetsk 42 16 8 18 41 50 −9 56
13 Lokomotiv Chita 42 16 8 18 57 50 +7 56[c]
14 Tom Tomsk 42 15 11 16 54 45 +9 56
15 Spartak Nalchik 42 15 11 16 49 52 −3 56
16 Lokomotiv St. Petersburg 42 14 11 17 38 41 −3 53
17 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (R) 42 15 7 20 44 56 −12 52 Promotion play-offs
18 Druzhba Maykop (R) 42 13 11 18 45 55 −10 50 Relegation to Second Division
19 Lada-Togliatti-VAZ Togliatti (R) 42 15 9 18 52 70 −18 48[d]
20 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 42 10 13 19 42 68 −26 43
21 Irtysh Omsk (R) 42 11 8 23 36 58 −22 41
22 KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny (R) 42 7 5 30 32 82 −50 26
Source: RSSSF
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ FC Sokol-PZhD Saratov renamed to FC Sokol.
  2. ^ FC CSK VVS-Kristall Smolensk renamed to FC Kristall after playing 6 games.
  3. ^ FC Lokomotiv Chita awarded 5 home wins.
  4. ^ FC Lada-Togliatti-VAZ Togliatti deducted 6 points and awarded 1 home win.

Top goalscorersEdit

27 goals
19 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals
15 goals

Promotion play-offsEdit

FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk1 – 1FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow
Zinovyev   15' Report Golikov   47'
Neftekhimik Stadium, Nizhnekamsk
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Taras Bezubyak (St. Petersburg)
FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow2 – 0FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Snigiryov   48'
Panfyorov   56'
Chernov   89'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lom-Ali Ibragimov (Grozny)

FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow promoted to the Russian First Division for 1999 on aggregate, FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk relegated to the Russian Second Division.

See alsoEdit