2009 Russian Premier League
The 2009 Russian Premier League was the 18th season of the Russian football championship since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and 8th under the current Russian Premier League name. The season started on 14 March 2009 with a goalless draw between Amkar Perm and Rostov. The last matches were played on 29 November 2009. On 21 November 2009 Rubin Kazan successfully retained their champion's title.
|Champions||FC Rubin Kazan|
|Relegated||FC Kuban Krasnodar|
|Champions League||FC Rubin Kazan|
FC Spartak Moscow
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
|Europa League||FC Lokomotiv Moscow|
PFC CSKA Moscow
|Goals scored||600 (2.5 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Welliton (21)|
|Biggest home win||Spartak Moscow 5–0 Tom|
|Biggest away win||Saturn 0–5 Rubin|
|Highest scoring||10 matches with 6 goals in each|
- ^1 Dynamo Moscow play their 2009 home games at Arena Khimki because their own Dynamo Stadium is undergoing renovation.
|Spartak Moscow||Michael Laudrup||Sacked||15 April 2009||10th||Valeri Karpin (executive director)|
|Lokomotiv||Rashid Rakhimov||Sacked||28 April 2009||13th||Vladimir Maminov (caretaker)||1 June 2009||8th|
|Saturn||Jürgen Röber||Sacked||15 May 2009||15th||Andrei Gordeyev (caretaker)|
|Lokomotiv||Vladimir Maminov (caretaker)||Finished||1 June 2009||8th||Yuri Semin|
|Kuban||Sergei Ovchinnikov (caretaker)||Sacked||9 August 2009||14th||Poghos Galstyan (caretaker)|
|Zenit||Dick Advocaat||Sacked||10 August 2009||8th||Anatoli Davydov |
|Amkar||Dimitar Dimitrov||Sacked||1 September 2009||13th||Rashid Rakhimov|
|CSKA||Zico||Sacked||10 September 2009||4th||Juande Ramos||26 October 2009||5th|
|Khimki||Konstantin Sarsania||Resigned||19 September 2009||16th||Igor Chugainov (caretaker)|
|Krylia Sovetov||Leonid Slutsky||Resigned||9 October 2009||10th||Yuri Gazzaev|
|Terek||Vyacheslav Hrozny||Resigned||20 October 2009||9th||Shahin Diniyev (caretaker)|
|CSKA||Juande Ramos||Sacked||26 October 2009||5th||Leonid Slutsky|
- ^2 Valeri Karpin managed Spartak Moscow, while being the executive director of the team. At the same time, assistant manager Sergei Rodionov was registered as the first coach in the official match reports and was responsible for visiting official press conferences.
- ^3 Anatoli Davydov was registered as caretaker of Zenit St. Petersburg before being confirmed as head coach on 2 October.
- ^4 Since the start of the season Mariano Barreto was officially registered as head coach of Kuban Krasnodar because Sergei Ovchinnikov, who was registered as assistant coach, did not own a UEFA Pro Licence. On 30 May Barreto left the club, and Ovchinnikov was registered as caretaker.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Rubin Kazan (C)||30||19||6||5||62||21||+41||63||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|3||Zenit St. Petersburg||30||15||9||6||48||27||+21||54[a]||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round[b]|
|4||Lokomotiv Moscow||30||15||9||6||43||30||+13||54[a]||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round|
|6||FC Moscow (R)||30||13||9||8||39||28||+11||48||Club expelled after season[c]|
|10||Krylia Sovetov Samara||30||10||6||14||32||42||−10||36|
|15||Kuban Krasnodar (R)||30||6||10||14||23||51||−28||28||Relegation to First Division|
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; 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored; 7th position in previous season or decision game
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- LOK 1–1 ZEN; ZEN 1–1 LOK
- Winners of Russian Cup 2009–10, Zenit, qualified for the Champions League, that means the loser finalists Sibir Novosibirsk will play in third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
- FC Moscow announced on 5 February 2010 that they will not participate in next season's Russian Premier League. On 17 February, they were officially excluded from the 2010 Russian Premier League.
Source: RFPL (in Russian).
- 21 goals
- 16 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
- 11 goals
- 10 goals
- 9 goals
- Defensive midfielders
- Расписание чемпионата России по футболу 2009 (in Russian). Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- "Jubilant Rubin reclaim Russian title". uefa.com. 2009-11-21. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
- "Rubin Kazan claim title". ESPN. 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
- "Dynamo on Arena Khimki". Sport Express. 11 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-04-07. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
- "Laudrup Dismissed as FC Spartak Moscow Coach". FC Spartak Moscow. 15 April 2009. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Рашид Рахимов отстранен от работы с командой (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 28 April 2009. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
- Ребер отправлен в отставку (in Russian). FC Saturn Moscow Oblast. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
- Командой будет руководить Гордеев (in Russian). FC Saturn Moscow Oblast. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
- "Administrative staff (Административный штаб)" (in Russian). FC Kuban official website. Archived from the original on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
- "Sergei Ovchinnikov: "Must have their views on life and football" (СЕРГЕЙ ОВЧИННИКОВ: "НАДО ИМЕТЬ СВОИ ВЗГЛЯДЫ НА ЖИЗНЬ И ФУТБОЛ")" (in Russian). FC Kuban official site. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
- http://www.sports.ru/football/68883430.html «Москва» не будет играть в премьер-лиге
- Плотников уведомил РФПЛ о снятии "Москвы" с чемпионата России
- ФК "Москва" прекращает членство в Премьер-Лиге Archived 2010-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Список 33-х лучших игроков Премьер-Лиги сезона-2009 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2009-11-24. Archived from the original on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.