2013–14 Russian Premier League
The 2013–14 Russian Premier League is the 22nd season of the Russian football championship since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and 12th under the current Russian Premier League name. The season started on 13 July 2013 and concluded on 17 May 2014, with a winter break between the weekends around 6 December 2013 and 6 March 2014.
|Relegated||Anzhi Makhachkala |
Krylia Sovetov Samara
Volga Nizhny Novgorod
|Champions League||CSKA Moscow|
Zenit St. Petersburg
|Europa League||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|Goals scored||613 (2.55 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Seydou Doumbia (18)|
|Biggest home win||Lokomotiv Moscow 5–0 Rostov|
Spartak Moscow 6–1 Volga
|Biggest away win||Volga 0–5 Dynamo Moscow|
|Highest scoring||Zenit St. Petersburg 6–2 Rubin Kazan|
CSKA Moscow are the defending champions.
After previous season Mordovia Saransk and Alania Vladikavkaz were relegated to National Football League. They were replaced with Ural, FNL champions, and Tom Tomsk, FNL runners-up. Tom Tomsk returned to Premier League at first attempt, while Ural was absent from the top level for 16 seasons.
Personnel and sponsorshipEdit
|Terek Grozny||Stanislav Cherchesov||Contract expired||26 May 2013||Pre-season||Yuri Krasnozhan||26 May 2013||Pre-season|
|Tom Tomsk||Sergei Perednya||Contract expired||1 June 2013||Pre-season||Anatoli Davydov||25 June 2013||Pre-season|
|Kuban Krasnodar||Leonid Kuchuk||Contract expired||10 June 2013||Pre-season||Igor Osinkin (caretaker)||10 June 2013||Pre-season|
|Amkar Perm||Rustem Khuzin||Contract expired||17 June 2013||Pre-season||Stanislav Cherchesov||20 June 2013||Pre-season|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||Slaven Bilić||Mutual agreement||17 June 2013||Pre-season||Leonid Kuchuk||18 June 2013||Pre-season|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||Guus Hiddink||Resigned||22 July 2013||12th||Rene Meulensteen||22 July 2013||12th|
|Kuban Krasnodar||Igor Osinkin (caretaker)||Caretaker spell over||31 July 2013||5th||Dorinel Munteanu||31 July 2013||5th|
|Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||Pavel Gusev||Resigned||1 August 2013||15th||Oleg Vasilenko||1 August 2013||15th|
|Krylia Sovetov Samara||Gadzhi Gadzhiyev||Resigned||8 August 2013||14th||Aleksandr Tsygankov (caretaker, since 29 August 2013 manager)||8 August 2013||14th|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||Rene Meulensteen||Sacked||8 August 2013||13th||Gadzhi Gadzhiyev||8 August 2013||13th|
|Krasnodar||Slavoljub Muslin||Mutual consent||9 August 2013||11th||Aleh Konanaw||11 August 2013||11th|
|Tom||Anatoli Davydov||Sacked||15 September 2013||16th||Vasili Baskakov||15 September 2013||16th|
|Kuban Krasnodar||Dorinel Munteanu||Sacked||12 October 2013||10th||Viktor Goncharenko||12 October 2013||10th|
|Terek Grozny||Yuri Krasnozhan||Resigned||28 October 2013||14th||Vait Talgayev (caretaker)||29 October 2013||14th|
|Terek Grozny||Vait Talgayev (caretaker)||Caretaker spell over||7 November 2013||15th||Rashid Rakhimov||7 November 2013||15th|
|Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||Oleg Vasilenko||Mutual agreement||27 November 2013||14th||Aleksandr Tarkhanov||27 November 2013||14th|
|Rubin Kazan||Kurban Berdyev||Sacked||20 December 2013||11th||Vladimir Maminov||10 January 2014||11th|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||Luciano Spalletti||Sacked||11 March 2014||2nd||Sergei Semak (caretaker)||11 March 2014||2nd|
|Spartak Moscow||Valeri Karpin||Mutual agreement||18 March 2014||3rd||Dmitri Gunko (caretaker, since 2 April 2014 manager)||18 March 2014||3rd|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||Sergei Semak (caretaker)||Caretaker spell over||20 March 2014||2nd||André Villas-Boas||20 March 2014||2nd|
|Volga Nizhny Novgorod||Yuriy Kalitvintsev||Resigned||28 March 2014||14th||Andrei Talalayev||29 March 2014||14th|
|Dynamo Moscow||Dan Petrescu||Mutual agreement||8 April 2014||4th||Nikolai Kovardayev (caretaker)||8 April 2014||4th|
|Amkar Perm||Stanislav Cherchesov||Mutual agreement||8 April 2014||7th||Konstantin Paramonov (caretaker)||8 April 2014||7th|
|Dynamo Moscow||Nikolai Kovardayev (caretaker)||Caretaker spell over||10 April 2014||4th||Stanislav Cherchesov||10 April 2014||4th|
|Krylia Sovetov Samara||Aleksandr Tsygankov||Resigned||5 May 2014||14th||Vladimir Kukhlevsky (caretaker)||5 May 2014||14th|
Last updated: 5 May 2014
Tournament format and regulationsEdit
The 16 teams will play a round-robin tournament whereby each team plays each one of the other teams twice, once at home and once away. Thus, a total of 240 matches will be played, with 30 matches played by each team.
Promotion and relegationEdit
The teams that finish 15th and 16th will be relegated to the FNL, while the top two FNL teams will be promoted to the Premier League for the 2014/15 season.
The 13th and 14th Premier League teams will play the 4th and 3rd FNL teams respectively in two playoff games with the winner securing a Premier League spot for 2014/15 season.
On 11 May 2014, the game between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and FC Dynamo Moscow was interrupted in the 86th minute with Dynamo leading 4-2 when Zenit fans ran out of the stands. At first they stood behind the goal line, when the referee decided to take the teams off the field into the dressing rooms and teams began to leave, one of Zenit fans punched Dynamo player Vladimir Granat. It was originally reported that Zenit player José Salomón Rondón was also attacked. Later it has been clarified that Rondón had a conflict with Dynamo player Marko Lomić, but that incident was not registered by the referee or the game inspector. The game was abandoned. Granat was diagnosed with concussion and missed Dynamo's last game of the season against Spartak Moscow. The punishment was decided on 14 May 2014 by the Control-Disciplinary Committee of the Russian Football Union. Dynamo was awarded a 3-0 win, Zenit was fined 700,000 rubles, they will play their next two home games (in the 2014-15 season) in an empty stadium, and for the additional three home games the fan stand will be empty. The Zenit fan who punched Granat, 45-year-old Aleksei Nesterov known as Gulliver, was not immediately arrested and went into hiding for several days. Eventually he gave himself up to the police and was charged with assault. The criminal charges against Nesterov were dropped in court after he reached a settlement with Granat and he was released.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||CSKA Moscow (C)||30||20||4||6||49||26||+23||64||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|2||Zenit St. Petersburg||30||19||6||5||63||32||+31||63||Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round|
|3||Lokomotiv Moscow||30||17||8||5||51||23||+28||59||Qualification to Europa League play-off round[a]|
|4||Dynamo Moscow||30||15||7||8||54||37||+17||52||Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]|
|5||Krasnodar||30||15||5||10||46||39||+7||50[b]||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]|
|7||Rostov||30||10||9||11||40||40||0||39||Qualification to Europa League play-off round[a]|
|11||Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||30||9||7||14||28||46||−18||34|
|13||Tom Tomsk (R)||30||8||7||15||23||39||−16||31||Qualification to Relegation play-offs|
|14||Krylia Sovetov Samara (R)||30||6||11||13||27||46||−19||29|
|15||Volga Nizhny Novgorod (R)||30||6||3||21||22||65||−43||21||Relegation to Football National League|
|16||Anzhi Makhachkala (R)||30||3||11||16||25||42||−17||20|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) number of head-to-head wins; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) number of head-to-head goals scored; 7) number of head-to-head away goals scored; 8) goal difference; 9) number of goals scored; 10) number of away goals scored; 11) position in the 2012–13 season (only used until all the regularly scheduled games have been played); 11) extra play-off game or tournament between the teams in question.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Rostov have won the 2013–14 Russian Cup, therefore qualified for the play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. However, it did not pass the Russian Football Union European licensing and its spot was given to Spartak. That RFU decision was overturned by the CAS and Rostov was returned to the Europa League.
- Krasnodar ahead of Spartak Moscow on head-to-head points; Krasnodar–Spartak Moscow 4–0, Spartak Moscow–Krasnodar 3–2.
- Rubin Kazan ahead of Amkar Perm on head-to-head points; Rubin Kazan–Amkar Perm 3–0, Amkar Perm–Rubin Kazan 0–0.
|Golubov 4' (pen.), 10', 24', 61'
William Oliveira 83'
|Torpedo Moscow||2–0||Krylia Sovetov Samara|
|Krylia Sovetov Samara||0–0||Torpedo Moscow|
Round by roundEdit
The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.
|1||Seydou Doumbia||18 (4)||CSKA|
|Artyom Dzyuba||17 (4)||Rostov|
|4||Yura Movsisyan||16 (2)||Spartak|
|José Salomón Rondón||13||Rubin/Zenit|
|8||Georgi Peev||12 (8)||Amkar|
|Artyom Dzyuba||Rostov||Tom||3–0||27 July 2013|
|Danny||Zenit||Volga||3–1||3 August 2013|
|José Salomón Rondón||Rubin||Ural||3–0||1 September 2013|
|Andriy Voronin||Dynamo||Ural||4–1||16 September 2013|
|Zoran Tošić||CSKA||Krasnodar||5–1||27 October 2013|
|Yura Movsisyan||Spartak||Zenit||4–2||10 November 2013|
|Ari||Krasnodar||Spartak||4–0||22 March 2014|
|José Salomón Rondón||Zenit||Rubin||6–2||6 April 2014|
|Hulk||Zenit||Krasnodar||4–1||12 April 2014|
Last updated: 15 May 2014
|Month||Premier League Manager of the Month||Premier League Player of the Month||Reference|
|July||Valeri Karpin||Spartak||Artyom Dzyuba||Rostov|||
|October||Luciano Spalletti||Zenit||Roman Shirokov||Zenit|
|November||Leonid Kuchuk||Lokomotiv||Seydou Doumbia||CSKA|
On the same day, the RFU also announced the individual awards.
Player of the year: Seydou Doumbia (CSKA).
"Hope of the year" (under-21 players): Aleksei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv).
Manager of the year: Leonid Slutsky (CSKA).
Referee of the year: Aleksei Nikolaev.
Team of the year: PFC CSKA Moscow.
- Юрий Красножан возглавил "Терек" (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 26 May 2013.
- Анатолий Давыдов подписал контракт с ФК "Томь" (in Russian). FC Tom Tomsk. 25 June 2013. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- ОБРАЩЕНИЕ ПРЕДСЕДАТЕЛЯ СОВЕТА ДИРЕКТОРОВ ФК "КУБАНЬ" ОЛЕГА МКРТЧАНА (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 10 June 2013.
- Рустема Хузина сменит Станислав Черчесов (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 17 June 2013.
- "Амкар" и Станислав Черчесов: контракт подписан (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 20 June 2013.
- "Leonid Kuchuk – New Head Coach of Lokomotiv". FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- ИЗМЕНЕНИЯ В ТРЕНЕРСКОМ ШТАБЕ (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 22 July 2013.
- МУНТЯНУ ВНЕСЕН В ЗАЯВКУ "КУБАНИ" (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 31 July 2013.
- ПАВЕЛ ГУСЕВ ПОКИДАЕТ "УРАЛ" ПО СЕМЕЙНЫМ ОБСТОЯТЕЛЬСТВАМ (in Russian). FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
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- К "Томи" "Крылья" будет готовить Цыганков (in Russian). Sport Express. 8 August 2013. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- "Александр Цыганков назначен главным тренером "Крыльев Советов"" (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 29 August 2013.
- Славолюб Муслин покидает "Краснодар" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 9 August 2013.
- Главным тренером ФК "Краснодар" стал Олег Кононов (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 11 August 2013.
- СЕРГЕЙ ЖВАЧКИН ПРИНЯЛ РЕШЕНИЕ О РАСТОРЖЕНИИ КОНТРАКТА С ГЛАВНЫМ ТРЕНЕРОМ "ТОМИ" (in Russian). FC Tom Tomsk. 16 September 2013. Archived from the original on 19 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
- Официально: Гончаренко возглавил Кубань (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 13 October 2013. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Магомед Даудов: "Желаем Красножану всего самого хорошего" (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 28 October 2013.
- Ваит Талгаев будет исполнять обязанности главного тренера "Терека". (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 29 October 2013.
- Рашид Рахимов назначен главным тренером "Терека" (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 7 November 2013.
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- Курбан Бердыев уволен из Рубина (in Russian). ua-football.com. 20 December 2013.
- "Зенит" благодарит Лучано Спаллетти за работу (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 11 March 2014.
- "Спартак" и Карпин расстались по обоюдному согласию (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 18 March 2014.
- Представление нового главного тренера пройдет 20 марта в 13:00 (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 19 March 2014.
- Сегодня на заседании правления клуба была принята отставка Юрия Калитвинцева (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 28 March 2014.
- Андрей Талалаев возглавил "Волгу" (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 29 March 2014.
- "Динамо" расторгло контракт с Даном Петреску (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 8 April 2014.
- Станислав Черчесов покидает "Амкар" (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 8 April 2014.
- "Динамо" подписало контракт со Станиславом Черчесовым (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 10 April 2014.
- Александр Цыганков ушел в отставку с поста главного тренера "Крыльев" (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 5 May 2014.
- Владимир Кухлевский - и. о. главного тренера "Крыльев Советов" (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 5 May 2014.
- Гранат и Рондон пострадали в матче между "Зенитом" и "Динамо" (in Russian). Sport Express. 11 May 2014.
- Конфликт между Рондоном и Ломичем не внесен в протокол матча - Чеботарев (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 11 May 2014.
- Официальный диагноз Граната: сотрясение мозга и ушиб мягких тканей (in Russian). Sport Den Za Dnem. 11 May 2014.
- Итоги КДК РФС (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 14 May 2014.
- Напавший на Граната фанат избежал уголовного наказания. Sport Express (in Russian). 10 June 2014.
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