2018–19 Russian Football National League

The 2018–19 Russian National Football League is the 27th season of Russia's second-tier football league since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The season began on 17 July 2018 and ended on 25 May 2019.

Russian National Football League
Season2018–19
Biggest home winTyumen 4–1 Baltika
Biggest away winZenit-2 1–4 Sochi
Longest losing runFC Zenit-2 (6 Matches)
Highest attendance30,611 Round 6 Rotor Volgograd Vs. Luch Energiya 12 August 2018
All statistics correct as of 30 July 2018.

Team changesEdit

Excluded teamsEdit

Amkar Perm and Tosno were excluded from Premier League due to financial problems, but were also refused a license for the 2018–19 Russian Professional Football League, being subsequently dissolved.

Kuban Krasnodar was excluded from championship due to financial problems, then being dissolved.

Ararat Moscow was promoted from 2017–18 PFL, but were refused a license for the 2018–19 Russian National Football League, the club being subsequently dissolved.

Teams spared from relegationEdit

Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg, Rotor Volgograd, Luch Vladivostok, Tyumen and Fakel Voronezh were spared from relegation due to lack of teams enrolled for the 2018–19 season.

Other teamsEdit

Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk finished on the promotion place at the end of the 2017–18 PFL season, but refused to be promoted.

Renamed teamsEdit

Dynamo Saint Petersburg was moved from Saint Petersburg to Sochi and renamed as PFC Sochi.

Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod was renamed to FC Nizhny Novgorod.

Luch-Energiya Vladivostok was renamed to Luch Vladivostok.

Stadia by capacityEdit

Club City Stadium Capacity
Armavir Armavir Yunost 5,700
Avangard Kursk Trudovye Rezervy 11,329
Baltika Kaliningrad Arena Baltika 25,000
Chertanovo Moscow Arena Chertanovo 500
Fakel Voronezh Tsentralnyi Profsoyuz 31,793
Khimki Khimki Rodina 5,083
Krasnodar-2 Krasnodar Krasnodar Academy 3,500
Luch Vladivostok Dynamo 10,200
Mordovia Saransk Mordovia Arena 28,000
Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod 44,899
Rotor Volgograd Volgograd Arena 45,568
Shinnik Yaroslavl Shinnik 22,990
Sibir Novosibirsk Spartak 12,500
SKA Khabarovsk Lenin 15,200
Sochi Sochi Fisht Olympic 47,659
Spartak-2 Moscow Spartak Academy 4,000
Tambov Tambov Spartak 8,000
Tom Tomsk Trud 10,028
Tyumen Tyumen Geolog 13,057
Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg MSA Petrovsky / Petrovsky 2,809 / 21,405

Stadia by locationsEdit

Location of Moscow teams.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Armavir   Arsen Papikyan   Sergei Miroshnichenko Adidas
Avangard Kursk   Igor Belyayev   Mikhail Bagayev Adidas
Baltika Kaliningrad   Valery Nepomnyashchy   Aleksandr Sheshukov Jako Sodruzhestvo
Chertanovo Moscow   Igor Osinkin   Aleksandr Soldatenkov Nike Chertanovo Education Center
Fakel Voronezh   Sergei Volgin   Igor Lebedenko Adidas TNS Energo
Khimki   Igor Shalimov   Aleksandr Dimidko Puma
Krasnodar-2   Igor Picușceac   Ivan Taranov Puma WAFF!
Luch Vladivostok   Rustem Khuzin   Maksim Nasadyuk Nike
Mordovia Saransk   Marat Mustafin   Ruslan Mukhametshin Nike
Nizhny Novgorod   Dmitri Cheryshev   Andrei Khripkov Jako
Rotor Volgograd   Robert Yevdokimov   Ismail Ediyev Jako
Shinnik Yaroslavl   Aleksandr Pobegalov   Eldar Nizamutdinov Jako
Sibir Novosibirsk   Sergei Kirsanov   Eugeniu Cebotaru Jako
SKA-Khabarovsk   Sergei Perednya   Denys Dedechko Adidas
Sochi   Aleksandr Tochilin   Yevgeni Pesegov Nike
Spartak-2 Moscow   Viktor Bulatov   Nikolai Tyunin Nike Lukoil
Tambov   Timur Shipshev   Mladen Kašćelan Jako
Tom Tomsk   Vasili Baskakov   Sergei Zuykov Joma
Tyumen   Goran Aleksić   Ivan Chudin Jako Sibur
Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg   Vladislav Radimov   Sergei Bugriyev Nike Gazprom

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tambov (C, P) 38 21 10 7 55 35 +20 73 Promotion to Premier League
2 Sochi (P) 38 19 12 7 63 34 +29 69
3 Tom Tomsk 38 17 13 8 40 25 +15 64 Qualification to Premier League play-offs
4 Nizhny Novgorod 38 18 8 12 41 31 +10 62
5 Chertanovo Moscow 38 17 10 11 65 53 +12 61
6 Shinnik Yaroslavl 38 16 12 10 42 31 +11 60
7 SKA-Khabarovsk 38 15 13 10 46 41 +5 58
8 Avangard Kursk 38 16 8 14 48 42 +6 56
9 Khimki 38 14 11 13 47 49 −2 53
10 Krasnodar-2 38 12 15 11 45 52 −7 51 Ineligible for promotion
11 Rotor Volgograd 38 12 14 12 34 36 −2 50
12 Mordovia Saransk 38 12 11 15 37 46 −9 47
13 Luch Vladivostok 38 10 17 11 29 28 +1 47
14 Spartak-2 Moscow 38 12 10 16 45 47 −2 46 Ineligible for promotion
15 Armavir 38 10 14 14 32 44 −12 44
16 Baltika Kaliningrad[a] 38 10 12 16 38 52 −14 42
17 Fakel Voronezh[b] 38 9 14 15 36 40 −4 41
18 Sibir Novosibirsk 38 8 13 17 28 45 −17 37 Relegation to Professional Football League
19 Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 38 7 7 24 33 57 −24 28
20 Tyumen[c] 38 5 16 17 30 46 −16 25
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May. 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.[3]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted to Premier League.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 28 May 2019, FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk won the East zone of the Russian Professional Football League. As they have not applied for the FNL license, they will not be promoted and Baltika will not be relegated.[1]
  2. ^ On 29 May 2019, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, which was relegated to FNL at the end of the 2018–19 Russian Premier League season, recalled their appeal to the Russian Football Union on earlier RFU's decision to deny them the FNL license. Therefore Anzhi will not play in the FNL in the 2019–20 season and Fakel will not be relegated.[2]
  3. ^ Tyumen is stripped of six points for CAS requirements fulfillment failure.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARM AVA BAL CHE FAK KHI KR2 LUC MOR NNO ROT SHI SIB SKA SOC SP2 TAM TOM TYU ZE2
Armavir 0–0 2–2 1–3 4–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–0
Avangard Kursk 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1
Baltika Kaliningrad 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–4 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–2
Chertanovo Moscow 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–6 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 4–0
Fakel Voronezh 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2
Khimki 2–3 3–1 3–3 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0
Krasnodar-2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1
Luch Vladivostok 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Mordovia Saransk 2–1 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–0
Nizhny Novgorod 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0
Rotor Volgograd 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
Shinnik Yaroslavl 0–0 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Sibir Novosibirsk 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1
SKA-Khabarovsk 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1
Sochi 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 4–2 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–0
Spartak-2 Moscow 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–3 2–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Tambov 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–3 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1
Tom Tomsk 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Tyumen 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–2
Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 5–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FNL (in Russian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of match played 4 May 2019[4]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Maksim Barsov Sochi 19
2   Igor Lebedenko Fakel Voronezh 14
3   Maksim Glushenkov Spartak-2 Moscow 12
  Vladimir Obukhov Tambov
  Vladislav Sarveli Chertanovo Moscow
6   Anton Zinkovsky Chertanovo Moscow 11
7   Roman Akbashev Avangard Kursk 10
  Ilya Kukharchuk Khimki
  Vladislav Panteleyev Spartak-2 Moscow
  Yevgeni Pesegov Sochi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Сахалин" выиграл первенство ПФЛ в зоне "Восток", но не сыграет в ФНЛ [Sakhalin won the PFL East zone, but will not play in the FNL] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Анжи" не будет выступать в ФНЛ в следующем сезоне [Anzhi will not play in the FNL next season] (in Russian). Sport Express. 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "FNL 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Russian Football National League top goalscorers". soccerway.com. 30 July 2018.

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