2001 Russian Top Division

Spartak Moscow won their sixth consecutive Russian title, and ninth overall.

OverviewEdit

Team Head coach
FC Spartak Moscow Oleg Romantsev
FC Lokomotiv Moscow Yuri Syomin
FC Zenit St. Petersburg Yuri Morozov
FC Torpedo Moscow Vitaly Shevchenko
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara Aleksandr Tarkhanov
FC Saturn Ramenskoye Vladimir Shevchuk
PFC CSKA Moscow Pavel Sadyrin (until October)
Aleksandr Kuznetsov (caretaker) (from October)
FC Sokol Saratov Aleksandr Koreshkov
FC Dynamo Moscow Valery Gazzaev (until April)
Aleksandr Novikov (from April)
FC Rotor Volgograd Pavel Gusev
FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don Sergei Balakhnin (until April)
Anatoly Baidachny (from April)
FC Alania Vladikavkaz Aleksandr Averyanov (until April)
Aleksandr Yanovskiy (from April)
FC Anzhi Makhachkala Gadzhi Gadzhiyev (until July)
Aleksandr Markarov (caretaker) (July to November)
Leonid Tkachenko (from November)
FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow Yevhen Kucherevskyi  
FC Fakel Voronezh Valeri Nenenko (until May)
Aleksandr Averyanov (from May)
FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk Anatoly Baidachny (until April)
Viktor Zernov (April to June)
Sergey Andreyev (June to September)
Khazret Dyshekov (caretaker) (from September)

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Moscow (C) 30 17 9 4 56 30 +26 60 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 16 8 6 53 24 +29 56 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 16 8 6 52 35 +17 56 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Torpedo Moscow 30 15 7 8 53 42 +11 52
5 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 14 7 9 38 23 +15 49
6 Saturn 30 13 8 9 45 22 +23 47
7 CSKA Moscow 30 12 11 7 39 30 +9 47
8 Sokol Saratov 30 12 5 13 31 42 −11 41
9 Dynamo Moscow 30 10 8 12 43 51 −8 38
10 Rotor Volgograd 30 8 8 14 38 42 −4 32
11 Rostselmash 30 8 8 14 29 43 −14 32
12 Alania Vladikavkaz 30 8 8 14 31 47 −16 32
13 Anzhi Makhachkala 30 7 11 12 28 34 −6 32
14 Torpedo-ZIL Moscow 30 7 10 13 22 35 −13 31
15 Fakel Voronezh (R) 30 8 4 18 30 53 −23 28 Relegation to 2002 Russian First Division
16 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (R) 30 5 8 17 19 54 −35 23
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

During the round 22 match between Anzhi and CSKA on 18 August, CSKA and Ukraine goalkeeper Serhiy Perkhun clashed heads with Anzhi striker Budun Budunov. Both players were injured, and Perkhun died from a brain haemorrhage on 28 August in the age of 23.[1]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Dmitri Vyazmikin 18 Torpedo
2 Andrey Fedkov 14 Sokol
James Obiorah   14 Lokomotiv
Serghei Rogaciov   14 Saturn
5 Dmitri Kirichenko 13 Rostselmash
6 Dmitri Loskov 12 Lokomotiv
Vitali Safronov 12 Fakel
8 Robson   11 Spartak
Egor Titov 11 Spartak
Valery Yesipov 11 Rotor

AwardsEdit

On 20 November, Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[2]

Goalkeepers
  1.   Ruslan Nigmatullin (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2.   Serhiy Perkhun (CSKA Moscow)
  3.   Maxym Levitsky (Spartak Moscow)
Stoppers
  1.   Sergei Ignashevich (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2.   Aleksei Katulsky (Zenit)
  3.   Dmytro Parfenov (Spartak Moscow)
Defensive midfielders
  1.   Marat Izmailov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2.   Dmitri Loskov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  3.   Olexandr Gorshkov (Zenit)

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Maksym Levytskyi   (20), Aleksandr Filimonov (8), Maksim Kabanov (3).
Defenders: Igor Mitreski   (27), Dmytro Parfenov   (26 / 4), Yuri Kovtun (26 / 1), Jerry-Christian Tchuissé   (22), Dmitri Ananko (13), Oleksandr Hranovskyi   (8 / 1), Dmitri Bugakov (5), Mikhail Kupriyanov (4), Ibra Kébé   (4), Igor Stamenovski   (1), Andrei Streltsov (1).
Midfielders: Yegor Titov (30 / 11), Viktor Bulatov (29 / 2), Vasili Baranov   (25 / 5), Eduard Tsykhmeystruk   (15 / 3), Maksym Kalynychenko   (9 / 2), Aleksandr Pavlenko (5), Kahaber Mzhavanadze   (4), Nikola Gjoševski   (4), Lawrence Adjei   (1), Yevhen Lysytsyn   (1).
Forwards: Luis Robson   (28 / 11), Aleksandr Shirko (15 / 3), Vladimir Beschastnykh (12 / 9), Nikolai Pisarev (9 / 1), Jafar Irismetov   (8), Artyom Bezrodny (6 / 1), German Lovchev (5), Raman Vasilyuk   (4 / 2), Marcão   (3), Okon Flo Essien   (3), Aleksandr Danishevsky (2), Aleksandr Sonin (2).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Oleg Romantsev

Transferred out during the season: Aleksandr Shirko (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Nikolai Pisarev (to FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow), Oleksandr Hranovskyi   (to   FC Karpaty Lviv), Jafar Irismetov   (on loan to   FC Slavia Mozyr), Aleksandr Filimonov (to   FC Dynamo Kyiv), Dmitri Bugakov (to FC Sokol Saratov), Nikola Gjoševski   (to   FK Vardar), Marcão   (to   FC St. Pauli).

2. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Goalkeepers: Ruslan Nigmatullin (27), Platon Zakharchuk (3).
Defenders: Igor Chugainov (28 / 2), Jacob Lekgetho   (25), Yuri Drozdov (24), Sergei Ignashevich (23), Gennadiy Nizhegorodov (21), Dmitri Sennikov (18), Vadim Evseev (13), Milan Obradović   (12 / 1), Igor Cherevchenko   (10), Andrei Lavrik   (5), Andrei Solomatin (3), Oleg Pashinin   (1).
Midfielders: Dmitri Loskov (29 / 12), Vladimir Maminov   (25 / 5), Albert Sarkisyan   (16), Yevgeni Kharlachyov (3).
Forwards: Marat Izmailov (29 / 6), James Obiorah   (25 / 14), Maksim Buznikin (25 / 6), Ruslan Pimenov (23 / 3), Zaza Janashia   (20 / 2), Nemanja Vučićević   (3).

One own goal each scored by Denis Yevsikov and Oleg Kornaukhov (both PFC CSKA Moscow).

Manager: Yuri Syomin

Transferred out during the season: Andrei Solomatin (to PFC CSKA Moscow), Yevgeni Kharlachyov (to FC Dynamo Moscow), Oleg Pashinin   (on loan to   Sanfrecce Hiroshima).

3. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (28), Dmitri Borodin (3).
Defenders: Sargis Hovsepyan   (27), Aleksei Katulsky (26 / 3), Aleksei Igonin (22), Valeri Tsvetkov (21), Maksim Demenko (19 / 6), Konstantin Lepyokhin (15 / 2), Igor Nedorezov (2).
Midfielders: Andrei Arshavin (29 / 4), Aleksandr Gorshkov   (28 / 6), Aleksandr Spivak   (27 / 3), Andrey Kobelev (24 / 6), Denis Ugarov (17), Barys Haravoy   (14), Sergei Osipov (10 / 1), Konstantin Konoplyov (8), Sergei Vasyanovich (7 / 1), Aleksei Lazarev (2).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (28 / 6), Hennadiy Popovych   (24 / 7), Maksim Astafyev (9 / 3), Yevgeni Tarasov   (9 / 3), Dmitri Akimov (2), Dzmitry Aharodnik   (2), Aleksandr Petukhov (1).

One own goal scored by Otar Khizaneishvili   (FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don).

Manager: Yury Morozov.

Transferred out during the season: none.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ УТВЕРЖДЕН СПИСОК 33 ЛУЧШИХ (in Russian). Sport Express. 2001-11-21. Archived from the original on 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2009-03-30.

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