2017–18 Russian Football National League

The 2017–18 Russian National Football League was the 26th season of Russia's second-tier football league since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The season began on 8 July 2017 and ended on 12 May 2018.

Russian National Football League
Season2017–18
ChampionsOrenburg
PromotedOrenburg
Krylia Sovetov
Yenisey
All statistics correct as of 3 August 2017.

TeamsEdit

Stadiums, personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kitmaker Sponsor Stadium Capacity
Avangard   Igor Belyayev   Denis Sinyayev Adidas Trudovye Rezervy, Kursk 11,329
Baltika   Igor Cherevchenko   Aleksandr Sheshukov Jako Sodruzhestvo Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 35,212
Dynamo   Aleksandr Tochilin   Yevgeni Pesegov Nike MSA Petrovskiy, Saint Petersburg 2,809
Fakel   Pavel Gusev Adidas TNS Energo Tsentralnyi Profsoyuz, Voronezh 32,750
Khimki   Aleksandr Irkhin Macron - Rodina Stadium, Khimki 5,083
Krylia Sovetov   Andrey Tikhonov   Ivan Taranov Nike Cosmos Arena, Samara 44,918
Kuban   Yevgeni Kaleshin   Sergei Bendz Adidas - Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar 35,200
Luch-Energiya   Aleksandr Grigoryan Nike - Dynamo, Vladivostok 10,200
Olimpiyets   Nikolai Pisarev   Andrei Khripkov Jako Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod 44,899
Orenburg   Vladimir Fedotov   Dmitri Andreyev Nike Gazovik Stadium, Orenburg 7,500
Rotor   Sergei Pavlov   Roman Kontsedalov Adidas Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 45,568
Shinnik   Aleksandr Pobegalov   Eldar Nizamutdinov Jako - Shinnik, Yaroslavl 22,990
Sibir   Sergei Kirsanov   Eugeniu Cebotaru Joma - Spartak, Novosibirsk 12,500
Spartak-2   Dmitri Gunko   Artyom Samsonov Nike Lukoil Spartak Academy, Moscow 2,700
Tambov   Andrei Talalayev   Aleksei Rybin Jako TBS Spartak Stadium, Tambov 5,000
Tom   Vasili Baskakov   Dmitri Sasin Joma Trud Stadium, Tomsk 10,028
Tyumen   Vladimir Maminov Jako Sibur Geolog, Tyumen 13,057
Volgar   Yuri Gazzayev   Stanislav Buchnev Adidas Gazprom Tsentralny, Astrakhan 17,712
Yenisey   Dmitri Alenichev   Aleksandr Kharitonov Nike - Tsentralny, Krasnoyarsk 22,500
Zenit-2   Konstantin Zyryanov   Yegor Baburin Nike Gazprom MSA Petrovsky, Saint Petersburg 2,809

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Orenburg (C, P) 38 26 6 6 59 26 +33 84 Promotion to Premier League
2 Krylia Sovetov Samara (P) 38 26 4 8 60 23 +37 82
3 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (O, P) 38 25 6 7 68 32 +36 81 Qualification to Premier League play-offs
4 Tambov 38 20 8 10 57 36 +21 68
5 Baltika Kaliningrad 38 19 7 12 44 35 +9 64
6 Dynamo Saint Petersburg 38 13 16 9 52 47 +5 55
7 Sibir Novosibirsk 38 14 11 13 38 31 +7 53
8 Shinnik Yaroslavl 38 14 11 13 45 45 0 53
9 Kuban Krasnodar[a] (D) 38 12 13 13 47 47 0 49 Dissolved after the season
10 Volgar Astrakhan[b] (R) 38 12 9 17 40 46 −6 45 Relegation to Professional Football League
11 Avangard Kursk 38 10 15 13 43 46 −3 45
12 Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod 38 11 11 16 37 50 −13 44
13 Khimki 38 12 7 19 33 49 −16 43
14 Spartak-2 Moscow 38 11 9 18 47 64 −17 42 Ineligible for promotion
15 Tom Tomsk 38 10 11 17 36 56 −20 41
16 Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg[c] 38 11 7 20 43 59 −16 40 Ineligible for promotion
17 Rotor Volgograd[b] 38 10 10 18 38 45 −7 40
18 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok[a] 38 9 13 16 40 52 −12 40
19 Tyumen[a] 38 9 12 17 41 54 −13 39
20 Fakel Voronezh[a] 38 9 8 21 27 52 −25 35
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2018. Source: Football National League (Russian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head matches won; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored.[4]
(C) Champion; (D) Dissolved after the season; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d On 30 May 2018, the league announced that FC Kuban Krasnodar (9th place), FC Tosno (relegated from the 2017–18 Russian Premier League) and FC Ararat Moscow (promoted from the 2017–18 Russian Professional Football League, zone Center) failed in their appeal to get the FNL license for the 2018–19 season. According to league regulation, 18th, 19th and 20th-placed teams will not be relegated.[1]
  2. ^ a b On 28 May 2018, the league announced that FC Volgar Astrakhan chose to get relegated voluntarily due to lack of financial opportunities. According to league regulations, Rotor Volgograd will not be relegated.[2]
  3. ^ Russian Football Union announced on 11 May 2018, that none of the teams from the East zone of the 2017–18 Russian Professional Football League applied for the FNL license for the 2018–19 season. According to the league regulations, 16th-placed team will not be relegated.[3]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AVA BAL DSP FAK KHI KRY KUB LUE ONN ORE ROT SHI SIB SP2 TAM TOM TYU VOL YEN ZE2
Avangard Kursk 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–4 0–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–1
Baltika Kaliningrad 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 6–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–5 0–1
Dynamo St. Petersburg 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–3
Fakel Voronezh 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–1
Khimki 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1
Krylia Sovetov Samara 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–0 5–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Kuban Krasnodar 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 3–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 1–1
Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–1
Orenburg 1–1 0–1 4–3 5–0 5–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Rotor Volgograd 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 4–1
Shinnik Yaroslavl 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Sibir Novosibirsk 0–2 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–1
Spartak-2 Moscow 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 3–1 2–3 1–2 3–1
Tambov 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 3–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 5–0 3–1
Tom Tomsk 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2
Tyumen 4–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Volgar Astrakhan 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–2
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–1
Zenit-2 St. Petersburg 0–4 2–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 0–2 3–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2018. Source: FNL (in Russian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Andrei Kozlov Yenisey 15
2   Andrei Panyukov Zenit-2 12
3   Sergei Kornilenko Krylia Sovetov 10
  Dmitri Skopintsev Baltika
  Artyom Kulishev Dynamo
6   Aleksei Sutormin Volgar 9
7   Sergey Samodin Krylia Sovetov 8
  Fashion Sakala Spartak-2
  Denis Popović Orenburg

Last updated: 25 November 2017[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Клубы ФНЛ получили лицензии (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ «Волгарь» не будет играть в ФНЛ, его может заменить «Ротор-Волгоград» (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ Итоги заседания Комиссии РФС по лицензированию футбольных клубов (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "FNL 2017/2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Russian Football National League top goalscorers". Championat.com. 14 August 2017.

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