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Following are the results of the 2004 Russian Premier League, the top division of Russian association football. Lokomotiv won their second Premier League title, while Krylya Sovetov finished in the top three for the first time, winning bronze. Kuban were relegated after just one season in the Premier League. They were joined by Rotor who played at the top level since the beginning of the Russian league.

OverviewEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lokomotiv Moscow (C) 30 18 7 5 44 19 +25 61 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 CSKA Moscow 30 17 9 4 53 22 +31 60 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
3 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 17 5 8 50 41 +9 56 2005–06 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
4 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 17 5 8 55 37 +18 56
5 Torpedo Moscow 30 16 6 8 53 37 +16 54
6 Shinnik Yaroslavl 30 12 8 10 29 29 0 44
7 Saturn 30 10 11 9 37 30 +7 41
8 Spartak Moscow 30 11 7 12 43 44 −1 40
9 FC Moscow 30 10 10 10 38 39 −1 40
10 Rubin Kazan 30 7 12 11 32 31 +1 33
11 Amkar Perm 30 6 12 12 27 42 −15 30
12 Rostov 30 7 8 15 28 42 −14 29
13 Dynamo Moscow 30 6 11 13 27 38 −11 29
14 Alania Vladikavkaz 30 7 7 16 28 52 −24 28
15 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 30 6 10 14 26 42 −16 28 Relegation to 2005 Russian First Division
16 Rotor Volgograd (R) 30 4 10 16 28 53 −25 22
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 4th goal difference
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Aleksandr Kerzhakov 18 Zenit
2 Andrei Karyaka 17 Krylya Sovetov
3 Dmitri Sychev 15 Lokomotiv
Aleksandr Panov 15 Torpedo
5 Hector Bracamonte   10 Moskva
Roman Pavlyuchenko 10 Spartak
Valery Yesipov 10 Rotor
Olexandr Spivak   10 Zenit
9 Robertas Poškus   9 Krylya Sovetov
Igor Lebedenko 9 Torpedo
Igor Semshov 9 Torpedo
Vagner Love   9 CSKA
Ivica Olić   9 CSKA
Dmitri Kirichenko 9 CSKA

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Goalkeepers: Sergei Ovchinnikov (30), Ruslan Nigmatullin (1).
Defenders: Vadim Evseev (27 / 4), Dmitri Sennikov (26), Sergei Gurenko   (26), Gennadiy Nizhegorodov (23), Malkhaz Asatiani   (19 / 1), Oleg Pashinin   (13), Jacob Lekgetho   (6).
Midfielders: Dmitri Loskov (30 / 4), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (25 / 5), Dmitri Khokhlov (24 / 6), Marat Izmailov (18 / 2), Vladimir Maminov   (18 / 1), Francisco Lima   (15), Deividas Česnauskis   (10), Jorge Wagner   (4), Leandro   (1).
Forwards: Dmitri Sychev (27 / 15), James Obiorah   (15 / 1), Ruslan Pimenov (14 / 4), Winston Parks   (13 / 1), Mikheil Ashvetia   (12), Milan Jovanović   (3), Maksim Buznikin (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Yuri Syomin.

Transferred out during the season: Maksim Buznikin (on loan to FC Rotor Volgograd).

2. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (26), Veniamin Mandrykin (6).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski (27), Deividas Šemberas   (24), Sergei Ignashevich (22 / 1), Chidi Odiah   (21), Bohdan Shershun   (14), Vasili Berezutski (6).
Midfielders: Sergei Semak (30 / 5), Evgeni Aldonin (30), Jiří Jarošík   (29 / 5), Rolan Gusev (28 / 4), Elvir Rahimić   (26 / 1), Yuri Zhirkov (25 / 6), Osmar Ferreyra   (13 / 2), Daniel Carvalho   (13 / 1), Miloš Krasić   (7), Juris Laizāns   (4).
Forwards: Dmitri Kirichenko (26 / 9), Ivica Olić   (24 / 9), Vágner Love   (12 / 9), Denis Popov (2), Serghei Dadu   (1).

One own goal scored by Luc Zoa   (FC Spartak Moscow).

Manager: Artur Jorge   (until July), Valery Gazzaev (from July).

Transferred out during the season: Denis Popov (to FC Kuban Krasnodar).

3. FC Krylia Sovetov Samara

Goalkeepers: Aleksei Poliakov   (29), Aleksandr Makarov (1).
Defenders: Aleksandr Anyukov (29 / 2), Denis Kolodin (25 / 1), Patrick Ovie   (24), Moisés   (22 / 1), Leilton   (14), Omari Tetradze (14), Rafael Schmitz   (9), Matthew Booth   (8 / 1).
Midfielders: Andrei Karyaka (29 / 17), Denis Kovba   (29 / 1), Sergei Vinogradov (26 / 4), Ognjen Koroman   (26 / 1), Souza   (25 / 3), Andrey Tikhonov (23 / 4), Anton Bober (13 / 1), Dmitri Kudryashov (9), Omonigho Temile   (5), Laryea Kingston   (3).
Forwards: Robertas Poškus   (18 / 9), Catanha   (11 / 1), Roni   (8 / 1).

One own goal each scored by Aleksei Yepifanov (FC Rotor Volgograd) and Nikolay Shirshov   (FC Rostov).

Manager: Gadzhi Gadzhiev.

Transferred out during the season: Catanha   (free agent), Rafael Schmitz   (end of loan from   Lille).

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