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The 2007 Russian Premier League was the 16th season of the Russian Football Championship, and the sixth under the current Russian Premier League name. The league was sponsored by insurance company Rosgosstrakh.

The season started on 10 March 2007 with the match between Luch-Energia and FC Moscow in Vladivostok, with the first goal of the season being scored by FC Moscow striker Héctor Bracamonte. It ended on 11 November 2007, when Zenit St. Petersburg claimed their first title with an away win over Saturn. Zenit became the second non-Moscow club to win the league, after Alania Vladikavkaz in 1995.

Spartak Moscow finished runners-up for the third consecutive season, while defending champions CSKA Moscow finished third.

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Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Based on paragraph 15.3 of the Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points (without having the highest number), the positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher number of wins; 3. higher goal difference; 4. higher number of goals scored; 5. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. higher number of goals scored in all matches;
  5. higher number of away goals scored in all matches;
  6. drawing of lots.

Based on paragraph 15.4 of the regulations, if two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position is determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. results of matches between the two teams (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  3. drawing of lots, or an additional match between the two teams, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if necessary.

Based on paragraph 15.5 of the regulations, if more than two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position and subsequent positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. drawing of lots, or an additional tournament between the teams in question.1

1The terms of this additional tournament are determined by the Russian Football Union and the governing body of the Russian Premier League based on suggestions from the participating clubs.

OverviewEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zenit St. Petersburg (C) 30 18 7 5 54 32 +22 61 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Spartak Moscow 30 17 8 5 50 30 +20 59 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 CSKA Moscow 30 14 11 5 43 24 +19 53 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round[a]
4 FC Moscow 30 15 7 8 40 32 +8 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Saturn 30 11 12 7 34 28 +6 45 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Dynamo Moscow 30 11 8 11 37 35 +2 41
7 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 11 8 11 39 42 −3 41
8 Amkar Perm 30 10 11 9 30 27 +3 41
9 Khimki 30 9 10 11 32 33 −1 37
10 Rubin Kazan 30 10 5 15 31 39 −8 35
11 Tom Tomsk 30 8 11 11 37 35 +2 35
12 Spartak Nalchik 30 8 9 13 29 38 −9 33
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 8 8 14 35 46 −11 32
14 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 30 8 8 14 26 39 −13 32
15 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 30 7 11 12 27 38 −11 32 Relegation to 2008 Russian First Division
16 Rostov (R) 30 2 12 16 18 44 −26 18
Source: RFPL
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd goal difference; 4th head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored; 7th drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Qualified as the winner of 2007–08 Russian Cup


 Russian Premier League 2007 Winners 
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
1st title

Top goalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

On 30 November 2007 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[1]

Season resultsEdit

Home \ Away CSK SPM LOK ZEN RUB MOS LUE TOM SPN KRY SAT ROS AMK DYN KHI KUB
CSKA Moscow 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Spartak Moscow 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0
Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 4–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 5–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–3
Zenit 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–0
Rubin 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2
Moskva 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–3[a] 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–0
Luch-Energia 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Tom 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–0
Spartak Nalchik 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Krylya Sovetov 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–3
Saturn 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Rostov 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Amkar 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0
Dynamo Moscow 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Khimki 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Kuban 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played on 1 July 2007 and originally ended with Moskva's 1–2 loss to Zenit. However, on 15 August 2007, Football Union of Russia decided to hand Moskva a 0–3 technical defeat and fine the club RUB 500,000 ($20,000) for fielding an ineligible player Roman Hubník, who was loaned to the club by Czech Sigma Olomouc until the end of June only, and was therefore ineligible to play in the match.[2]

Season statisticsEdit

  • Goals: 562 (average 2.34 per match)
    • From penalties: 57 (10%)
    • Saved/Missed penalties: 17 (23%)
    • Goals scored home: 348 (62%)
    • Goals scored away: 214 (38%)
  • Yellow cards: 1080 (average 4.50 per match)
    • For violent conduct: 563 (52%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 425 (39%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 8 (1%)
    • Other: 84 (8%)
  • Red cards: 49 (average 0.20 per match)
    • For second yellow card: 27 (55%)
    • For violent conduct: 9 (18%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 5 (9%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 4 (8%)
    • For denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity: 4 (8%)
  • Attendance: 3,147,567 (average 13,114 per match; 104,919 per matchday)

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (19), Kamil Čontofalský   (13).
Defenders: Kim Dong-Jin   (24 / 2), Martin Škrtel   (23 / 1), Aleksandr Anyukov (22 / 2), Erik Hagen   (15), Ivica Križanac   (15), Nicolas Lombaerts   (13 / 2).
Midfielders: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   (29 / 4), Konstantin Zyryanov (27 / 9), Igor Denisov (25 / 3), Alejandro Domínguez   (24 / 3), Radek Šírl   (22 / 1), Vladislav Radimov (17 / 1), Fernando Ricksen   (14), Aleksandr Gorshkov   (11), Ilya Maksimov (6), Yuri Lebedev (1).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (30 / 10), Pavel Pogrebnyak (24 / 11), Fatih Tekke   (16 / 4).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Dick Advocaat  .

Transferred out during the season: none.

2. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa   (29), Dmitri Khomich (1).
Defenders: Roman Shishkin (26), Martin Stranzl   (19 / 2), Florin Şoavă   (18), Renat Sabitov (15), Géder   (14 / 1), Martin Jiránek   (11), Andrei Ivanov (7), Fyodor Kudryashov (7), Ignas Dedura   (6 / 1).
Midfielders: Yegor Titov (27 / 7), Radoslav Kováč   (26 / 1), Dmitri Torbinski (24 / 3), Denis Boyarintsev (24 / 3), Maksym Kalynychenko   (22 / 3), Vladimir Bystrov (18 / 3), Mozart   (18 / 1), Quincy   (6), Aleksei Rebko (3), Serghei Covalciuc   (2), Sergei Parshivlyuk (2), Oleg Dineyev (1).
Forwards: Roman Pavlyuchenko (22 / 14), Nikita Bazhenov (16 / 4), Artyom Dzyuba (16 / 1), Welliton   (12 / 4), Aleksandr Prudnikov (12 / 2).

Manager: Vladimir Fedotov (until June), Stanislav Cherchesov (from June).

Transferred out during the season: Oleg Dineyev (on loan to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl), Quincy   (on loan to   Celta de Vigo).

3. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Veniamin Mandrykin (20), Igor Akinfeev (10), Yevgeny Pomazan (1).
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (26 / 3), Vasili Berezutski (26 / 1), Aleksei Berezutski (26), Deividas Šemberas   (24), Anton Grigoryev (10), Chidi Odiah   (4).
Midfielders: Yuri Zhirkov (29 / 2), Evgeni Aldonin (27 / 2), Elvir Rahimić   (27), Miloš Krasić   (22 / 4), Rolan Gusev (16), Dudu   (15 / 1), Ivan Taranov (13), Caner Erkin   (8), Eduardo Ratinho   (6 / 1), Pavel Mamayev (4), Daniel Carvalho   (4), Sergei Gorelov (2).
Forwards:   (27 / 13), Vágner Love   (23 / 13), Ramón   (18 / 1), Dawid Janczyk   (10 / 1), Nikita Burmistrov (6), Dmitry Tikhonov (2).

Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: none.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Утвержден список 33 лучших игроков "Росгосстрах Чемпионата России по футболу 2007 года" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2007-12-04.
  2. ^ "Moskva punished for oversight". UEFA.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-09-24.