1999 in Russian football

1999 in Russian football was marked by the national team's failure to qualify for the Euro 2000. Spartak Moscow won the league title, while Zenit were the victors of the Russian Cup.

National teamEdit

Russia national football team failed to qualify for the Euro 2000. After a run of six straight wins, a draw with Ukraine left Russia in the third position in the group.

Date Venue Opponents Score1 Competition Russia scorers Match report
27 March 1999 Hrazdan Stadium, Yerevan (A)   Armenia 3–0 ECQ Valery Karpin (2), Vladimir Beschastnykh uefa
31 March 1999 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)   Andorra 6–1 ECQ Egor Titov, Vladimir Beschastnykh (2), Viktor Onopko, Ilya Tsymbalar, Dmitry Alenichev uefa
19 May 1999 Arsenal Stadium, Tula (H)   Belarus 1–1 F Alexander Mostovoi Sport-Express
5 June 1999 Stade de France, Saint-Denis (A)   France 3–2 ECQ Aleksandr Panov (2), Valery Karpin uefa
9 June 1999 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)   Iceland 1–0 ECQ Valery Karpin uefa
18 August 1999 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk (A)   Belarus 2–0 F Vladimir Beschastnykh, Aleksandr Panov Sport-Express
4 September 1999 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (H)   Armenia 2–0 ECQ Vladimir Beschastnykh, Valery Karpin uefa
8 September 1999 Estadi Communal, Andorra la Vella (A)   Andorra 2–1 ECQ Viktor Onopko (2) uefa
9 October 1999 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (H)   Ukraine 1–1 ECQ Valery Karpin uefa
  1. Russia score given first
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • F = Friendly
  • ECQ = 2000 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, Group 4

LeaguesEdit

Top DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Moscow (C) 30 22 6 2 75 24 +51 72 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 20 5 5 62 30 +32 65 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 CSKA Moscow 30 15 10 5 56 29 +27 55 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
4 Torpedo Moscow 30 13 11 6 38 33 +5 50
5 Dynamo Moscow 30 12 8 10 44 41 +3 44
6 Alania Vladikavkaz[a] 30 12 7 11 54 45 +9 43
7 Rostselmash 30 11 8 11 32 37 −5 41 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
8 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 9 12 9 36 34 +2 39 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
9 Uralan Elista 30 10 6 14 27 34 −7 36
10 Saturn 30 8 10 12 30 38 −8 34
11 Lokomotiv N.N. 30 9 6 15 33 48 −15 33
12 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 8 7 15 39 49 −10 31
13 Rotor Volgograd 30 7 10 13 36 51 −15 31
14 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 30 7 8 15 30 49 −19 29
15 Zhemchuzhina Sochi (R) 30 5 11 14 29 55 −26 26 Relegation to First Division
16 Shinnik Yaroslavl (R) 30 5 9 16 21 45 −24 24
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Alania qualified for the UEFA Cup thanks to Lokomotiv winning the Russian Cup in 2000.

First DivisionEdit

Anzhi won the First Division, winning their first promotion to the Top Division. Runners-up Fakel made their return to the top flight.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Anzhi Makhachkala (P) 42 26 8 8 55 20 +35 86 Promotion to Top Division
2 Fakel Voronezh (P) 42 26 7 9 65 31 +34 85
3 Sokol Saratov 42 25 7 10 74 39 +35 82
4 Torpedo-ZIL Moscow 42 23 13 6 67 27 +40 82
5 Baltika Kaliningrad 42 22 8 12 60 37 +23 74
6 Amkar Perm 42 20 10 12 65 49 +16 70
7 Rubin Kazan 42 18 12 12 56 49 +7 66
8 Gazovik-Gazprom Izhevsk 42 20 4 18 50 47 +3 64
9 Arsenal Tula 42 19 7 16 61 51 +10 64
10 Lokomotiv Chita 42 19 5 18 48 50 −2 62
11 Kristall Smolensk 42 17 7 18 44 49 −5 58
12 Tom Tomsk 42 17 7 18 48 54 −6 58
13 Spartak Nalchik 42 17 5 20 49 61 −12 56
14 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk 42 14 12 16 38 43 −5 54
15 Metallurg Lipetsk 42 15 8 19 51 53 −2 53
16 Lokomotiv St. Petersburg 42 14 9 19 35 51 −16 51
17 Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan 42 14 8 20 41 49 −8 50
18 Tyumen (R) 42 13 9 20 43 59 −16 48 Relegation to Second Division
19 Torpedo-Viktoriya Nizhny Novgorod (R) 42 11 10 21 47 67 −20 43
20 Lada-Simbirsk Dimitrovgrad[a] (R) 42 12 4 26 37 66 −29 40[b]
21 Dynamo Stavropol (R) 42 10 9 23 28 50 −22 39[b]
22 Spartak-Orekhovo Orekhovo-Zuyevo (R) 42 2 7 33 25 85 −60 13
Source: RSSSF
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ FC Lada-Grad Dimitrovgrad renamed to FC Lada-Simbirsk.
  2. ^ a b Dynamo Stavropol awarded 3-0 victory in their home game against Lada-Simbirsk Dimitrovgrad. Lada-Simbirsk did not arrive for the game as they were considering dropping out of the league altogether at the time before receiving last-second financing commitments.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Konstantin Paramonov 23 Amkar
2 Mikhail Jishkariani 20 Sokol
3 Andradina 18 Arsenal
4 Andrei Fedkov 16 Baltika
5 Andrei Bakalets 14 Torpedo-Victoria
Vadim Belokhonov 14 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk
Sergei Bulatov 14 Fakel
Vaso Sepashvili 14 Spartak
9 Nail Galimov 13 Lokomotiv Chita
10 Aleksei Kocharygin 12 Tyumen

Second DivisionEdit

Of six clubs that finished first in their respective Second Division zones, three play-off winners were promoted to the First Division:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Spartak-Chukotka Moscow (Centre) 5–2 FC Avtomobilist Noginsk (West) 1–1 4–1
FC Lada-Togliatti-VAZ Togliatti (Povolzhye) 3–2 FC Kuban Krasnodar (South) 2–1 1–1
FC Nosta Novotroitsk (Ural) 4–3 FC Metallurg Novokuznetsk (East) 3–1 1–2

CupEdit

The Russian Cup was won by Zenit Saint Petersburg, who beat Dynamo Moscow 3–1 in the final.

UEFA club competitionsEdit

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1998-99Edit

Lokomotiv Moscow reached the semifinal of the last Cup Winners' Cup, defeating Maccabi Haifa in the quarterfinal 4–0 on aggregate. In the semifinal Lokomotiv were eliminated by eventual winners S.S. Lazio on away goals.

UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999Edit

FC Rostov eliminated Cementarnica 55 Skopje and NK Varteks in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999, setting up a tie against Juventus F.C. Juventus comfortably won twice, recording a 9–1 aggregate score.

UEFA Champions League 1999-00Edit

CSKA Moscow began their campaign in the second qualifying round but lost to Molde F.K. Spartak Moscow successfully passed the third qualifying round, eliminating FK Partizan, and qualified for the main competition where they finished third in a group with AC Sparta Prague, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, and Willem II Tilburg.

UEFA Cup 1999-00Edit

Lokomotiv Moscow started 1999–00 UEFA Cup in the qualifying round. After eliminating BATE Borisov with the score 12–1 Lokomotiv defeated Lyngby Boldklub 5–1 on aggregate in the first round, but lost to Leeds United A.F.C. with the aggregate score of 1–7. Russia's second participants, Zenit Saint Petersburg were eliminated by Bologna F.C. 1909 in the first round.

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