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The 2018–19 Russian Premier League is the 27th season of the premier football competition in Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the 16th under the current Russian Premier League name. Lokomotiv Moscow come into the season as the defending champions.

Russian Premier League
Season2018–19
Matches played112
Goals scored232 (2.07 per match)
Top goalscorerFyodor Chalov (10 goals)
Biggest home winRostov 4–0 Yenisey
CSKA Moscow 4–0 Ural
Arsenal 4–0 Krylia Sovetov
Biggest away winAnzhi 0–4 Krasnodar
Highest scoringZenit 5–3 Lokomotiv
Longest winning run5 matches:
Zenit (29 Jul–2 Sep)
Longest unbeaten run8 matches:
Zenit
(29 Jul–30 Sep)
Longest winless run9 matches:
Yenisey (27 Aug-present)
Longest losing run6 matches:
Anzhi (6 Aug–22 Sep)
Highest attendance61,467
Zenit 0–0 Spartak
(2 September 2018)
Lowest attendance1,285
Yenisey 0–0 Arsenal
(2 September 2018)
Total attendance1,977,971
Average attendance17,660
2019–20 →
All statistics correct as of 11 November 2018.

The new logo was presented on 24 July 2018, there was no title sponsor announced for the season.[1]

Contents

TeamsEdit

As in the previous season, 16 teams will play in the 2018–19 season. After the 2017–18 season, Anzhi Makhachkala, Tosno and SKA-Khabarovsk were relegated to the 2018–19 Russian National Football League. They were replaced by three clubs from the 2017–18 Russian National Football League, Orenburg, Krylya Sovetov Samara, and Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. Orenburg and Krylya Sovetov returned after one season of absence while Yenisey make their debut in the Premier League.

On 13 June 2018, FC Amkar Perm announced that the Russian Football Union recalled their 2018–19 season license, making them ineligible for the Russian Premier League or Russian Football National League.[2] FC Anzhi Makhachkala, which was already licensed for the 2018–19 Premier League before losing in the 2017–18 relegation play-offs, was eligible to stay in the league ahead of the other relegation play-off losing club, FC Tambov. Anzhi re-applied for the Premier League membership on 15 June and was officially re-admitted into the Premier League on 22 June.[3][4]

VenuesEdit

Zenit Saint Petersburg Rubin Kazan Rostov Krylia Sovetov Samara
Krestovsky Stadium Kazan Arena Rostov Arena Cosmos Arena
Capacity: 67,800 Capacity: 45,093 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 44,918
       
Spartak Moscow
Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League
 
 
Moscow
Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League
Ural Yekaterinburg
Otkritie Arena Central Stadium
Capacity: 44,307 Capacity: 35,696
   
Krasnodar Akhmat Grozny
Krasnodar Stadium Akhmat-Arena
Capacity: 34,291 Capacity: 30,597
   
CSKA Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow
VEB Arena RZD Arena
Capacity: 30,457 Capacity: 27,320
   
Anzhi Makhachkala Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Anzhi Arena Central Stadium
Capacity: 26,500 Capacity: 22,500
   
Arsenal Tula Dynamo Moscow Ufa Orenburg
Arsenal Stadium Arena Khimki Neftyanik Stadium Gazovik Stadium
Capacity: 20,048 Capacity: 18,636 Capacity: 15,132 Capacity: 7,520
       

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Location Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Akhmat Grozny   Rashid Rakhimov   Rizvan Utsiyev   Adidas Akhmat Foundation
Anzhi Makhachkala   Magomed Adiyev   Guram Tetrashvili   Jako
Arsenal Tula   Igor Cherevchenko   Kirill Kombarov   Adidas SPLAV
CSKA Moscow   Viktor Goncharenko   Igor Akinfeev   Umbro Rosseti
Dynamo Moscow   Dmitri Khokhlov   Anton Shunin   Nike VTB
Krasnodar Krasnodar   Murad Musayev   Alyaksandr Martynovich   Puma Constell Group
Krylia Sovetov Samara   Miodrag Božović   Yevgeni Konyukhov   Puma Parimatch
Lokomotiv Moscow   Yuri Semin   Igor Denisov   Under Armour RZhD
Orenburg Orenburg   Vladimir Fedotov   Dmitri Andreyev   Adidas Gazprom
Rostov Rostov-on-Don   Valeri Karpin   Alexandru Gațcan   Joma
Rubin Kazan   Kurban Berdyev   César Navas   Jako Nizhnekamskneftekhim
Spartak Moscow   Oleg Kononov   Denis Glushakov   Nike Lukoil
Ufa Ufa   Vadim Evseev   Pavel Alikin   Joma Terra Bashkiria
Ural Yekaterinburg   Dmytro Parfenov   Artyom Fidler   Joma Renova, TMK
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk   Dmitri Alenichev   David Yurchenko   Nike HOK
Zenit Saint Petersburg   Sergei Semak   Aleksandr Anyukov   Nike Gazprom

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Zenit   Roberto Mancini Mutual consent 13 May 2018[5] pre-season   Sergei Semak 29 May 2018[6]
Ural   Aleksandr Tarkhanov Moved to the advisor position 21 May 2018[7]   Dmytro Parfenov 21 May 2018
Arsenal   Miodrag Božović Contract expired 21 May 2018[8]   Oleg Kononov 1 June 2018[9]
Ufa   Sergei Semak Mutual consent 29 May 2018[10]   Sergei Tomarov 13 June 2018[11]
Anzhi   Vadim Skripchenko Contract expired 31 May 2018[12]   Magomed Adiyev 4 June 2018[13]
Akhmat   Igor Lediakhov Resigned 2 September 2018[14] 10th   Ruslan İdiqov (caretaker) 2 September 2018
Akhmat   Ruslan İdiqov (caretaker) Caretaking spell over 5 September 2018 10th   Rashid Rakhimov 5 September 2018[15]
Krylia Sovetov   Andrey Tikhonov Fired 5 October 2018[16] 15th   Miodrag Božović 5 October 2018[17]
Spartak Moscow   Massimo Carrera Fired 23 October 2018[18] 6th   Raúl Riancho (caretaker) 23 October 2018[18]
Ufa   Sergei Tomarov Resigned 7 November 2018[19] 15th   Dmitri Kirichenko 7 November 2018
Spartak Moscow   Raúl Riancho Caretaking spell over 12 November 2018 9th   Oleg Kononov 12 November 2018[20]
Arsenal Tula   Oleg Kononov Mutual consent 12 November 2018[21] 11th   Igor Cherevchenko 13 November 2018[22]
Ufa   Dmitri Kirichenko Mutual consent 27 March 2019[23] 15th   Vadim Evseev 27 March 2019[24]

Tournament format and regulationsEdit

BasicEdit

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 2 in that league will be promoted to the Premier League for the 2019–20 season.

The 13th and 14th Premier League teams will play the 4th and 3rd FNL teams respectively in two playoff games with the winners securing Premier League spots for the 2019–20 season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zenit Saint Petersburg 23 15 3 5 40 21 +19 48 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lokomotiv Moscow 23 12 6 5 33 21 +12 42[a]
3 Krasnodar 23 12 6 5 41 18 +23 42[a] Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 CSKA Moscow 23 11 7 5 33 15 +18 40 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Spartak Moscow 23 10 6 7 29 24 +5 36 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
6 Rostov 23 9 8 6 21 15 +6 35
7 Orenburg 23 9 5 9 28 27 +1 32[b]
8 Arsenal Tula 23 8 8 7 28 25 +3 32[b]
9 Rubin Kazan 23 6 12 5 19 21 −2 30[c] Ineligible for qualification[25]
10 Akhmat Grozny 23 8 6 9 22 26 −4 30[c]
11 Krylia Sovetov Samara 23 8 3 12 20 29 −9 27[d]
12 Ural Yekaterinburg 23 7 6 10 23 35 −12 27[d]
13 Dynamo Moscow 23 5 10 8 20 19 +1 25 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
14 Ufa 23 4 9 10 17 25 −8 21
15 Anzhi Makhachkala 23 5 4 14 11 40 −29 19 Relegation to Football National League
16 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 23 2 7 14 15 39 −24 13
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Russian Premier League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head matches won; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals; 7) Matches won; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored; 11) Play-off.[26]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head: Lokomotiv 3 pts, 1 away goal; Krasnodar 3 pts, 0 away goals.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head: Orenburg 1 pt, 2 away goals; Arsenal 1 pt, 0 away goals.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Rubin 4, Akhmat 1.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head: Krylia 1 pt, 1 away goal; Ural 1 pt, 0 away goals.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKH ANZ ARS CSK DYN KRA KRY LOK ORE ROS RUB SPA UFA URA YEN ZEN
Akhmat Grozny 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–0
Anzhi Makhachkala 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1
Arsenal Tula 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–2
CSKA Moscow 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–0
Dynamo Moscow 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–0
Krasnodar 0–1 5–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0
Krylia Sovetov Samara 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–1
Lokomotiv Moscow 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Orenburg 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2
Rostov 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0
Rubin Kazan 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Spartak Moscow 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1
Ufa 0–1 3–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–2
Ural Yekaterinburg 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–2
Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 5–3 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Russian Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Zenit St. Petersburg111111111111111111111111
Lokomotiv Moscow611149581011774323455553242
Krasnodar127456542222232222224323
CSKA Moscow7121378655463655333332434
Spartak Moscow45222234547569744445555
Rostov52543323335444567776666
Orenburg156334486988871087101212108107
Arsenal Tula91471010121110131210101211111011999778
Rubin Kazan248891167656786996667989
Akhmat Grozny138101213978109991081011888810910
Krylya Sovetov111391312101213151113131313131513131311111211
Ural Yekaterinburg1415151514151412810121297689111113131112
Dynamo Moscow10101267799111411111112121212101012121313
Ufa8361111141515141514141514141314151515151414
Anzhi Makhachkala39111416161614121315151415151415141414141515
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk16161616151313161616161616161616161616161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: soccerway.com

Season statisticsEdit

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Zenit 529,224 61,467 42,464 48,111 +9.4%
2 Spartak Moscow 391,914 44,486 23,237 32,659 +8.2%
3 Rostov 366,710 41,097 21,850 30,559 +140.1%
4 Krasnodar 275,703 34,652 12,313 22,975 −8.2%
5 CSKA Moscow 214,272 29,361 9,013 19,479 +24.8%
6 Krylya Sovetov 223,410 39,137 7,213 18,617 +134.4%1
7 Ural Yekaterinburg 179,600 20,365 4,213 14,966 +84.4%
8 Lokomotiv Moscow 158,034 22,027 7,218 14,366 +13.0%
9 Rubin Kazan 127,028 26,531 3,282 10,585 +9.1%
10 Akhmat Grozny 113,962 16,342 1,850 10,360 −31.7%
11 Arsenal Tula 118,410 15,646 7,869 9,108 −23.6%
12 Dynamo Moscow 87,785 14,674 4,133 7,980 +17.4%
13 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 84,734 14,915 1,285 7,703 +163.8%1
14 Ufa 91,084 10,926 3,187 7,590 +9.7%
15 Anzhi Makhachkala 49,288 9,255 1,655 4,928 −22.9%
16 Orenburg 53,742 7,083 2,453 4,885 +59.5%1
League total 3,064,400 61,467 1,285 16,654 +19.4%

Updated to games played on 14 April 2019
Source: [1]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in the Russian Football National League.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Season. New League" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "«АМКАР» НЕ ПОЛУЧИЛ ЛИЦЕНЗИЮ РФС НА СЛЕДУЮЩИЙ СЕЗОН" (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ "«Анжи» подал документы для вступления в Премьер-Лигу" (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Состоялось заседание Общего собрания клубов РФПЛ" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ "«Зенит» и Роберто Манчини достигли соглашения о досрочном расторжении контракта" (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Сергей Семак назначен главным тренером «Зенита»" (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 29 May 2018.
  7. ^ "ГЛАВНЫМ ТРЕНЕРОМ «УРАЛА» НАЗНАЧЕН ДМИТРИЙ ПАРФЕНОВ" (in Russian). FC Ural Yekaterinburg. 21 May 2018.
  8. ^ "СПАСИБО, МИОДРАГ!" (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 21 May 2018.
  9. ^ "ОЛЕГ КОНОНОВ, ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ В «АРСЕНАЛ»!" (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Спасибо, Сергей Богданович!" (in Russian). FC Ufa. 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Сергей Томаров - главный тренер ФК "УФА"" (in Russian). FC Ufa. 13 June 2018.
  12. ^ "«Анжи» и Скрипченко завершили сотрудничество" (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Магомед Адиев – главный тренер «Анжи»" (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 4 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Игорь Ледяхов подал в отставку" (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 2 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Рашид Рахимов – главный тренер ФК «Ахмат»" (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 5 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Андрей Тихонов покидает "Крылья Советов"" (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 5 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Миодраг Божович представлен команде" (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 5 October 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Spartak Moscow sack Massimo Carrera". Goal.com. 23 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Сергей Томаров покидает пост главного тренера" (in Russian). FC Ufa. 7 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Олег Кононов — главный тренер «Спартака»" (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. 12 November 2018.
  21. ^ "ОЛЕГ КОНОНОВ ПОКИНУЛ «АРСЕНАЛ»" (in Russian). Arsenal Tula. 12 November 2018.
  22. ^ "ИГОРЬ ЧЕРЕВЧЕНКО ВОЗГЛАВИЛ «АРСЕНАЛ»" (in Russian). Arsenal Tula. 13 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Дмитрий Кириченко покидает пост главного тренера" (in Russian). Ufa. 27 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Вадим Евсеев – главный тренер ФК «Уфа»!" (in Russian). Ufa. 27 March 2019.
  25. ^ "Uefa bans Russian club Rubin Kazan from European competition for financial fair play breach - BBC Sport". bbc.com. 2018-10-18. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  26. ^ "Premier League 2018/2019 - Season rules" (PDF). rfpl.org. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Бомбардиры" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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