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The 2015–16 Russian Cup, known as the 2015–16 Pirelli–Russian Football Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 24th season of the Russian football knockout tournament since the dissolution of Soviet Union.

2015–16 Russian Cup
ChampionsZenit Saint Petersburg
(3rd title)
Runners-upCSKA Moscow
Matches played100
Goals scored252 (2.52 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Denis Tkachuk (3 goals)

The competition started on 15 July 2015. The cup champion won a spot in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The final match was played on 2 May 2016 at the Kazan Arena in Kazan.[1]


First roundEdit

The games were played on 15 and 16 July 2015.[2]

Second roundEdit

Matches were played on 24, 26 and 31 July 2015[3]

Third roundEdit

These matches were played on 6, 7 and 8 August 2015[4]

Additional gamesEdit

Fourth roundEdit

Teams from the FNL enter the competition at this round. The matches were played on 26 and 27 August and 11 September 2015.[5]

Round of 32Edit

Teams from the Premier League enter the competition at this round. The matches were played on 23 and 24 September 2015.

Round of 16Edit

The matches were played on 28 and 29 October 2015.


The matches were played from 28 February to 2 March 2016.


The matches were played on 20 April 2016.


CSKA Moscow1−4Zenit Saint Petersburg
Olanare   36' RPFL Report Hulk   34' (pen.)63' (pen.)
Kokorin   55'
Yusupov   69'
Attendance: 36,500


  1. ^ Виталий Мутко: «Финал Кубка России пройдет в Казани». (in Russian).
  2. ^ First Round
  3. ^ Second Round
  4. ^ Third round
  5. ^ Fourth round

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