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The 2010 Russian Premier League is the 19th season of the Russian football championship since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and ninth under the current Russian Premier League name. The season started on 12 March 2010 and the last matches were played on 29 November 2010. On 14 November 2010, Zenit Saint Petersburg clinched the title after a 5–0 win against Rostov.[5][6] This season was the last one played during an entire year (March–November), as the Russian Football Union decided to schedule the following seasons in sync with the biggest European football leagues (August–May).

Russian Premier League
Season2010
ChampionsZenit
2nd title
RelegatedAlania Vladikavkaz
Sibir Novosibirsk
Champions LeagueZenit
CSKA Moscow
Rubin Kazan
Europa LeagueSpartak Moscow
Lokomotiv
Matches played240
Goals scored561 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorerWelliton (19)
Biggest home winZenit 6–1 Saturn
(25 September)
Zenit 5–0 Rostov
(14 November)
Biggest away winSibir 1–4 CSKA
(24 April)

Tom 1–4 Anzhi
(18 July)

Lokomotiv 0–3 Zenit
(29 August)

Tom 0–3 CSKA
(26 September)

Dynamo 0–3 Spartak Nalchik
(26 September)

Terek 0–3 CSKA
(17  October)
Sibir 2–5 Zenit
(7 November)
Highest scoringSpartak Moscow 5–3 Sibir
(21 June)
Longest winning runZenit (9 games)[1]
(28 April–31 July)
Longest unbeaten runZenit (23 games)[1]
(13 March–24 October)
Longest losing runSibir (5 games)[1]
(27 March–24 April)
Anzhi (5 games)
(12 September–17 October)
Rostov (5 games)
(26 September–30 October)
Highest attendanceSpartak MoscowCSKA Moscow 65,000[2]
Lowest attendanceAnzhiLokomotiv 3,000[3]
Average attendance12,288[4]
2009

TeamsEdit

Kuban Krasnodar and Khimki were relegated at the end of the 2009 season after finishing in the bottom two places. Kuban make their immediate return to the First Division, while Khimki were relegated after a three-year tenure in the highest Russian football league.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2009 First Division champions Anzhi Makhachkala and runners-up Sibir Novosibirsk. Anzhi return after an eight-year hiatus from the Premier League, and Sibir will make their debut in the highest level of the Russian football pyramid.

On 5 February 2010, FC Moscow owner and main sponsor, MMC Norilsk Nickel, announced that the club will not play in the Premier League in 2010, possibly playing on a lower level instead.[7] The club sent the official fax to the league refusing to participate in the 2010 competition on February 11, 2010.[8] On 17 February, FC Moscow were officially excluded from the league and replaced by Alania Vladikavkaz, the third-placed team from the 2009 First Division.[9] Alania thus make their return to the Premier League after a four-year absence.

Location of teams in Russian Premier League 2010
Team Location Head Coach Team Captain Venue Capacity 2009 Kit Maker Shirt Sponsor
Alania Vladikavkaz   Vladimir Shevchuk   Georgy Gabulov Spartak 32,464 D1 3rd Umbro
Amkar Perm   Rashid Rakhimov   Martin Kushev Zvezda 19,500 13th Puma
Anzhi Makhachkala   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev   Rasim Tagirbekov Dynamo 16,863 D1 1st Adidas
CSKA Moscow   Leonid Slutsky   Igor Akinfeev Arena Khimki 20,000[10] 5th Reebok Bashneft
Dynamo Moscow   Miodrag Božović   Dmitri Khokhlov Arena Khimki 20,000 8th Umbro VTB
Krylia Sovetov Samara   Aleksandr Tarkhanov   Ivan Taranov Metallurg 33,001 10th Nike Rostekhnologii
Lokomotiv Moscow   Yuri Semin   Dmitri Loskov Lokomotiv 28,810 4th Adidas RZD
Rostov Rostov-on-Don   Oleh Protasov   Aleksandr Cherkes Olimp-2 15,842 14th Patrick
Rubin Kazan     Berdyev   Sharonov Central Stadium 27,434 1st Umbro[11] TAIF
Saturn Ramenskoye   Andrei Gordeyev   Aleksei Igonin Saturn 16,726 7th Adidas Promsvyazbank
Sibir Novosibirsk   Igor Kriushenko   Tomáš Vychodil Spartak 12,567 D1 2nd Errea Sibmost
Spartak Moscow Moscow   Valeri Karpin   Alex Raphael Meschini Luzhniki 78,360 2nd Nike Lukoil
Spartak Nalchik Nalchik   Yuri Krasnozhan   Miodrag Džudović Spartak 14,194 11th Umbro Sindika
Terek Grozny   Anatoli Baidachny   Shamil Lakhiyalov Sultan Bilimkhanov 10,400 12th Adidas Zato-Bank
Tom Tomsk   Valeri Nepomniachi   Sergei Pareiko Trud 14,950 9th Adidas
Zenit St. Petersburg   Luciano Spalletti   Aleksandr Anyukov Petrovsky 21,570 3rd Nike Gazprom

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date Table
Anzhi Makhachkala   Omari Tetradze Resigned 18 March 2010[12] 10th   Arsen Akayev (caretaker) 18 April 2010 11th
Anzhi Makhachkala   Arsen Akayev (caretaker) Finished 18 April 2010[13] 11th   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev
Dynamo Moscow   Andrei Kobelev Sacked 27 April 2010[14] 10th   Miodrag Božović
Krylia Sovetov   Yuri Gazzaev Resigned 25 July 2010[15] 16th   Aleksandr Tarkhanov

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zenit St. Petersburg (C) 30 20 8 2 61 21 +40 68 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 CSKA Moscow 30 18 8 4 51 22 +29 62
3 Rubin Kazan 30 15 13 2 37 16 +21 58 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Spartak Moscow 30 13 10 7 43 33 +10 49 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 13 9 8 34 29 +5 48
6 Spartak Nalchik 30 12 8 10 40 37 +3 44
7 Dynamo Moscow 30 9 13 8 38 31 +7 40
8 Tom Tomsk 30 10 7 13 35 43 −8 37
9 Rostov 30 10 4 16 27 44 −17 34
10 Saturn 30 8 10 12 27 38 −11 34 Team disbanded after season[a]
11 Anzhi Makhachkala 30 9 6 15 29 39 −10 33
12 Terek Grozny 30 8 9 13 28 34 −6 33
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 7 10 13 28 40 −12 31
14 Amkar Perm 30 8 6 16 24 35 −11 30
15 Alania Vladikavkaz (R) 30 7 9 14 25 41 −16 30 Relegation to 2011 Russian First Division[b]
16 Sibir Novosibirsk (R) 30 4 8 18 34 58 −24 20 Relegation to 2011 Russian First Division
Source: RFPL (in Russian)
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ Saturn Moscow Oblast were disbanded at the end of the season after amassing debts of RUB 800m.[16][17]
  2. ^ Despite being relegated, Alania Vladikavkaz will participate in UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round as finalists of the 2010–11 Russian Cup competition, lost to CSKA Moscow.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Zenit St. Petersburg433534221111111111111111111111
CSKA Moscow454723333222232323333333332222
Rubin Kazan112342444333323232222222223333
Spartak Moscow11127978755578768866766644444444
Lokomotiv Moscow1471181110568886556678988775555555
Spartak Nalchik931111112444444444445456666666
Dynamo Moscow4581112121011101199991012119119101098777777
Tom Tomsk185467910765788778108109910101110101098
Rostov14141012105686765675555554567888889
Saturn71012131414151615161616141311101011121311111111101111121010
Anzhi Makhachkala91314108912912121213111112111212101112121212131312111211
Terek Grozny1262568791010101010999767788999991112
Krylia Sovetov Samara111616161315141414141415161615151516151515151514121213131313
Amkar Perm11995911111311131312121414141414141414141415151514141414
Alania Vladikavkaz7111214151313121391111131213131313131213131313141415151515
Sibir Novosibirsk141415151616161516151514151516161615161616161616161616161616
Source: kicker.de (in German)
  = Leader;   = 2nd place;   = 3rd place

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA AMK ANZ CSK DYN KRY LOK ROS RUB SAT SIB SPA SPN TER TOM ZEN
Alania Vladikavkaz 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–3
Amkar Perm 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–2
Anzhi Makhachkala 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–3
CSKA Moscow 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 4–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 4–1 3–1 0–2
Dynamo Moscow 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 0–0 1–2
Krylia Sovetov Samara 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–3 0–1
Lokomotiv Moscow 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–3
Rostov 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–3
Rubin Kazan 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2
Saturn 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–1
Sibir Novosibirsk 1–2 1–0 2–4 1–4 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–5
Spartak Moscow 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 5–3 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–0
Spartak Nalchik 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–3
Terek Grozny 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Tom Tomsk 1–1 1–0 1–4 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0
Zenit St. Petersburg 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 5–0 2–0 6–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0
Source: RFPL (in Russian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Season eventsEdit

Krylia Sovetov controversyEdit

Krylia Sovetov Samara, who were scheduled to pass licensing on February 4, asked Russian Football Union to postpone their licensing until February 15 due to financial problems and debts to players.[18] The club was reported to be close to liquidation due to shortage of financing.[19] It later asked to postpone the licensing again to February 19, but the RFU only postponed it until February 17.[20] On February 17 it was decided to postpone the licensing until February 19 after all.[21] Krylia Sovetov finally received their license on February 19 after agreeing on new contracts with several companies to sponsor them, some of which might become partial owners of the club.[22][23]

As the first matchday arrived, Krylia Sovetov were still banned from registering new players because of debts outstanding on old contracts.[24] They could only register 11 players over 21 years old and several more players from the youth team that were registered for them in 2009. The transfer deadline had to be extended from March 11 to April 8 to accommodate Krylia Sovetov in hope they will pay their outstanding debts shortly.[25] With injuries on top of that and only 16 players available for both their main squad and the reserve team,[26] their reserve team had to finish their first game with 9 players on the field as they only had a goalkeeper on the bench after two players were injured,[27] and the main squad had to play against FC Zenit St. Petersburg with a heavily diluted roster, so even the loss with the score 0–1 was saluted by the Krylia's fans.[28] The transfer ban was confirmed again on March 16, and was to remain in place until Krylia paid back their debts to their former players Jan Koller and Jiří Jarošík.[29] Krylia lost the second game with the diluted roster 0–3 to FC Lokomotiv Moscow. The ban was finally lifted on March 26.[30]

AwardsEdit

On 9 December 2010 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[31]

Goalkeepers
  1.   Igor Akinfeev (CSKA)
  2.   Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin)
  3.   Andriy Dykan (Terek / Spartak M.)
Defensive midfielders
  1.   Igor Denisov (Zenit)
  2.   Roman Shirokov (Zenit)
  3.   Pavel Mamayev (CSKA)

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (21),   Yuri Zhevnov (8), Dmitri Borodin (1).
Defenders: Aleksandr Anyukov (27 / 1),   Nicolas Lombaerts (26 / 3),   Tomáš Hubočan (23),   Bruno Alves (14),   Ivica Križanac (14 / 1),   Aleksandar Luković (11),   Fernando Meira (11),   Michael Lumb (2).
Midfielders: Konstantin Zyryanov (28 / 2),   Danny (27 / 10), Vladimir Bystrov (25 / 6), Igor Denisov (24), Roman Shirokov (21 / 6),   Danko Lazović (20 / 5),   Alessandro Rosina (15 / 2), Viktor Fayzulin (14 / 2),   Szabolcs Huszti (13 / 1), Sergei Semak (12 / 2), Aleksei Ionov (11).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (28 / 13), Maksim Kanunnikov (12 / 1), Aleksandr Bukharov (10 / 4).
Manager:   Luciano Spalletti.

Transferred out during the season:   Michael Lumb (on loan to   Feyenoord).

2. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (28), Sergei Chepchugov (2).
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (28 / 2),   Deividas Šemberas (26), Georgi Schennikov (25), Aleksei Berezutski (23 / 1), Vasili Berezutski (22), Kirill Nababkin (13),   Chidi Odiah (11 / 1).
Midfielders:   Keisuke Honda (28 / 4), Pavel Mamayev (27), Alan Dzagoev (24 / 6),   Mark González (21 / 3),   Sekou Oliseh (16 / 3),   Zoran Tošić (15 / 3), Yevgeni Aldonin (14),   Miloš Krasić (14 / 2),   Elvir Rahimić (11).
Forwards:   Tomáš Necid (24 / 7),   Vágner Love (15 / 9),   Guilherme (12 / 5),   Seydou Doumbia (11 / 5).
Manager: Leonid Slutskiy.

Transferred out during the season:   Miloš Krasić (to   Juventus),   Guilherme (end of loan at   Dynamo Kyiv).

3. FC Rubin Kazan

Goalkeepers: Sergei Ryzhikov (28),   Giedrius Arlauskis (2).
Defenders:   César Navas (29 / 1),   Cristian Ansaldi (20), Aleksandr Orekhov (19 / 1), Vitali Kaleshin (15), Oleg Kuzmin (13),   Lasha Salukvadze (10),   Jordi Figueras (8),   Salvatore Bocchetti (7 / 2), Roman Sharonov (2).
Midfielders: Alan Kasaev (28 / 5),   Christian Noboa (27 / 8),   Rafał Murawski (23), Pyotr Bystrov (18), Andrei Gorbanets (17 / 1),   Gökdeniz Karadeniz (17 / 1),   Bibras Natkho (14 / 2), Aleksandr Ryazantsev (13 / 2), Yevgeni Balyaikin (13), Sergei Semak (8 / 1),   Vagiz Galiullin (7),   MacBeth Sibaya (7),   Carlos Eduardo (6 / 2).
Forwards: Aleksei Medvedev (13 / 2), Aleksandr Bukharov (12 / 4),   Obafemi Martins (12 / 2),   Sergei Kornilenko (8 / 3),   Fatih Tekke (5),   Hasan Kabze (5), Igor Portnyagin (4),   Bahodir Nasimov (2),   Alexandru Antoniuc (1).

Manager:     Kurban Berdyev.

Transferred out during the season: Sergei Semak (to Zenit),   Fatih Tekke (to   Beşiktaş), Aleksandr Bukharov (to Zenit),   Bahodir Nasimov (on loan to   Neftchi Baku),   Jordi Figueras (on loan to   Real Valladolid),   Vagiz Galiullin (on loan to Sibir Novosibirsk),   Hasan Kabze (to   Montpellier).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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