Russian Premier League

The Russian Premier League (RPL; Russian: Российская премьер-лига, Rossiyskaya premyer-liga; РПЛ), also written as Russian Premier Liga,[1] is the top division professional association football league in Russia.[2] It was established at the end of 2001 as the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL; Russian: Российская футбольная премьер-лига; РФПЛ) and was rebranded with its current name in 2018.[3] From 1992 through 2001, the top level of the Russian football league system was the Russian Football Championship (Russian: Чемпионат России по футболу, Chempionat Rossii po Futbolu).[4]

Russian Premier League
Organising bodyRussian Football Union (RFU)
Founded1992 (as Top League)
2001 (as Premier League)
CountryRussia Russia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toFirst League
Domestic cup(s)Russian Cup
Russian Super Cup
Current championsZenit Saint Petersburg (10th title)
(2023–24)
Most championshipsSpartak Moscow
Zenit Saint Petersburg (10 titles)
TV partnersList of broadcasters
Websitepremierliga.ru
Current: 2024–25 Russian Premier League

There are 16 teams in the competition. As of the 2021/22 season, the league had two Champions League qualifying spots for the league winners and league runners-up, and two spots in the UEFA Conference League were allocated to the third- and fourth-placed teams.[5] However, those have all been suspended due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, along with the national team's participation in international competitions.[6] The last two teams are relegated to the Russian First League at the end of the season, while the 13th and 14th placed teams compete against the National League's 4th and 3rd teams respectively in a two-legged playoff.[7]

The Russian Premier League succeeded the Top Division including history and records. The Top Division was run by the Professional Football League of Russia. Since July 2022, the league is currently called Mir Russian Premier League (Russian: Мир Российская премьер-лига), also written as Mir Russian Premier Liga (after the Mir payment system), for sponsorship reasons.[8]

Since the introduction of the Russian Premier League in 2002, Zenit Saint Petersburg (10 times), CSKA Moscow (6 times), Lokomotiv Moscow (3 times), Rubin Kazan (2 times) and Spartak Moscow (1 time) have won the title. Zenit Saint Petersburg are the current champions winning the competition since 2018–19 until 2022–23 consecutively.

History

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After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, starting in 1992, each former Soviet republic organized an independent national championship. In Russia, the six Russian teams who had played in the Soviet Top League in 1991 (CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Torpedo Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Vladikavkaz, and Lokomotiv Moscow) were supplemented with 14 teams from lower divisions to form a 20-team Russian Top Division. The Top Division was divided into two groups to reduce the total number of matches. The number of teams in the Top Division was reduced to 18 in 1993 and 16 in 1994. Since then, the Russian Top Division (and the Premier League since 2002) has consisted of 16 teams, except for a short-lived experiment with having two more teams in 1996 and 1997.[9][citation needed]

Spartak Moscow won nine of the first ten titles. Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz was the only team which managed to break Spartak's dominance, winning the top division title in 1995. Lokomotiv Moscow have won the title three times,[10] and CSKA Moscow six times.[11][citation needed] In 2007, Zenit St. Petersburg won the title for the first time in their history in Russian professional football; they had also won a Soviet title in 1984. 2008 brought the rise of Rubin Kazan, a club entirely new to the Russian top flight, as it had never competed in the Soviet Top League.[citation needed]

In preparation for the 2018–19 season, it was decided to hold a rebranding in which a new logo was presented.[12][13][14][15][16]

As a result of the Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all Russian club and national teams were banned from European competition indefinitely. Spartak Moscow, who were competing in the UEFA Europa League and were the only Russian club team remaining in European competition at the time, were disqualified from their tie against RB Leipzig, who advanced on a walkover.[17]

Competition

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Russian Premier League match between Zenit and Dynamo (the last Zenit match at the Kirov Stadium, stadium had been already partially demolished.)

Teams in the Russian Premier League play each other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 30 matches. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss. If teams are level on points, the tie-breakers are the number of wins, then the goal difference, followed by several other factors. If the teams are tied for the first position, the tie-breakers are the number of wins, then head-to-head results. If the teams tied for the first place cannot be separated by these tie-breakers, a championship play-off is ordered.[citation needed]

 
Russian Premier League match between Lokomotiv and Spartak at the RZD Arena

As of 2020–21 season, the champions qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage. The runners-up qualifies for the Champions League third qualifying round. The third and fourth-place teams qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League. If the winner of Russian Cup ends in first or second on the championship in same season, then the third-place team qualifies to UEFA Europa League group stage, while fourth and fifth-place teams qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League instead. The bottom two teams are relegated to the First League. Starting on the 2020–21 season the teams ranked in 13th and 14th-place play a two legs relegation play-off against 4th and 3rd-place team from National League. The two winners of this play-off secures the right to play in Premier League in following season.[citation needed]

Unlike most other European football leagues, the league traditionally used to run in summer, from March to November, to avoid playing games in the cold and snowy weather in winter. This was altered ahead of the 2012–13 season, with the league planning to run the season from autumn to spring. The transitional season of the competition began in early 2011 and continued until summer of 2012. After the 16 Premier League teams played each other twice over the course of the 2011 calendar year, they were split into two groups of eight, and the teams played other teams in their groups two more times for a total of 44 games (30 in 2011 and 14 in 2012). Those two groups were contested in spring 2012, with the top eight clubs playing for the title and European places. The other sides vied to avoid relegation: the bottom two went down while the next two played off against the sides third and fourth in the National Football League, with the two losers being relegated (or denied promotion).[18] Under the current autumn-spring calendar, the league takes a three-month winter break from mid-December until mid-March. Merging the calendar with other UEFA leagues however, has increased numbers of games in winter. This has resulted in the Russian Far East and Siberian teams being forced to play more home games in hostile weather conditions which affected the Premier League when SKA Khabarovsk took part.[19]

Youth championship

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The Youth championship (Russian: Молодежное первенство), also known as Youth teams championship (Russian: Первенство молодёжных команд), Reserve team tournament (Russian: Турнир дублирующих составов) or Reserves tournament (Russian: Турнир дублёров), full name Youth football championship of Russia among teams of clubs of the Premier League (Russian: Молодёжное Первенство России по футболу среди команд клубов Премьер-Лиги), is a league that runs in parallel to the Russian Premier League and includes the youth or reserve teams of the Russian Premier League teams. The number of players a team can have on the pitch at a time that are over 21 years of age or without a Russian citizenship is limited. 16 teams participate in the league. Matches are commonly played a day before the match of the senior teams of the respective teams. All of the Russian Premier League teams are obliged to have a youth team that would participate in the Youth championship. The teams that are promoted from the National Football League and do not have a youth team must create one. The teams in the league are not relegated based on their final league position, but on the league position of their respective clubs' senior teams.[citation needed]

It has to be noted however that some Premier League clubs have three teams. Apart from the senior team and the team that plays in the Youth championship a team might have another senior team that plays in a lower division of Russian football and serves as the farm team for the main team. An example is Krasnodar-2, playing in the Russian First League.[citation needed]

Reserves tournament champions (2001–2007)

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Youth championship winners (since 2008)

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UEFA club rankings

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Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia have been suspended from UEFA and from participating in UEFA competitions and therefore the UEFA coefficient ranking of the Russian Premier League is an automatic 0.

Current clubs

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The following teams are competing in the 2024–25 season:

Team Home city Stadium Capacity Head coach
Akron Tolyatti Zhigulyovsk Kristall Stadium 3,065   Zaur Tedeyev
Akhmat Grozny Grozny Akhmat-Arena 30,597   Magomed Adiyev
Fakel Voronezh Voronezh Tsentralnyi Profsoyuz Stadion 32,750   Igor Cherevchenko
CSKA Moscow Moscow VEB Arena 30,457[20]   Marko Nikolić
Dynamo Makhachkala Makhachkala Dynamo Stadium 15,200   Khasanbi Bidzhiyev
Dynamo Moscow Moscow VTB Arena 26,700   Marcel Lička
Khimki Khimki Arena Khimki 18,636   Andrey Talalayev
Krasnodar Krasnodar Krasnodar Stadium 34,291   Murad Musayev
Krylia Sovetov Samara Solidarnost Arena 44,918   Igor Osinkin
Lokomotiv Moscow Moscow RZD Arena 27,320   Mikhail Galaktionov
FC Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 44,899   Saša Ilić
Rostov Rostov-on-Don Rostov Arena 45,000   Valeri Karpin
FC Orenburg Orenburg Gazovik Stadium 10,046   David Deogracia
Spartak Moscow Moscow Lukoil Arena 44,307[21]   Dejan Stanković
Rubin Kazan Kazan Kazan Arena 45,379   Rashid Rakhimov
Zenit Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Krestovsky Stadium 67,800[22]   Sergei Semak

Champions

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Season Champions Runners-up Third place Top scorer
1992 Spartak Moscow Spartak Vladikavkaz Dynamo Moscow   Vali Gasimov (Dinamo Moscow, 16 goals – 1–8 place)
  Yuri Matveyev (Uralmash Yekaterinburg, 20 goals – 9–20 place)
1993 Spartak Moscow (2) Rotor Volgograd Dynamo Moscow (2)   Victor Panchenko (KamAZ Naberezhnye Chelny, 21 goals)
1994 Spartak Moscow (3) Dynamo Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow   Igor Simutenkov (Dinamo Moscow, 21 goals)
1995 Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz Lokomotiv Moscow Spartak Moscow   Oleg Veretennikov (Rotor Volgograd, 25 goals)
1996 Spartak Moscow (4) Alania Vladikavkaz (2) Rotor Volgograd   Aleksandr Maslov (Rostselmash, 23 goals)
1997 Spartak Moscow (5) Rotor Volgograd (2) Dynamo Moscow (3)   Oleg Veretennikov (Rotor Volgograd, 22 goals)
1998 Spartak Moscow (6) CSKA Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow (2)   Oleg Veretennikov (Rotor Volgograd, 22 goals)
1999 Spartak Moscow (7) Lokomotiv Moscow (2) CSKA Moscow   Georgi Demetradze (Alania Vladikavkaz, 21 goals)
2000 Spartak Moscow (8) Lokomotiv Moscow (3) Torpedo Moscow   Dmitri Loskov (Lokomotiv Moscow, 18 goals)
2001 Spartak Moscow (9) Lokomotiv Moscow (4) Zenit Saint Petersburg   Dmitri Vyazmikin (Torpedo Moscow, 18 goals)
2002 Lokomotiv Moscow CSKA Moscow (2) Spartak Moscow (2)   Rolan Gusev (CSKA Moscow, 15 goals)
  Dmitri Kirichenko (CSKA Moscow, 15 goals)
2003 CSKA Moscow Zenit Saint Petersburg Rubin Kazan   Dmitri Loskov (Lokomotiv Moscow, 14 goals)
2004 Lokomotiv Moscow (2) CSKA Moscow (2) Krylia Sovetov Samara   Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg, 18 goals)
2005 CSKA Moscow (2) Spartak Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow (3)   Dmitri Kirichenko (Moscow, 14 goals)
2006 CSKA Moscow (3) Spartak Moscow (2) Lokomotiv Moscow (4)   Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow, 18 goals)
2007 Zenit Saint Petersburg Spartak Moscow (3) CSKA Moscow (2)   Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow, 14 goals)
  Roman Adamov (Moscow, 14 goals)
2008 Rubin Kazan CSKA Moscow (4) Dynamo Moscow (4)   Vágner Love (CSKA Moscow, 20 goals)
2009 Rubin Kazan (2) Spartak Moscow (4) Zenit Saint Petersburg (2)   Welliton (Spartak Moscow, 21 goals)
2010 Zenit Saint Petersburg (2) CSKA Moscow (5) Rubin Kazan (2)   Welliton (Spartak Moscow, 19 goals)
2011–12 Zenit Saint Petersburg (3) Spartak Moscow (5) CSKA Moscow (3)   Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, 28 goals)
2012–13 CSKA Moscow (4) Zenit Saint Petersburg (2) Anzhi Makhachkala   Yura Movsisyan (Krasnodar/Spartak Moscow, 13 goals)
  Wánderson (Krasnodar, 13 goals)
2013–14 CSKA Moscow (5) Zenit Saint Petersburg (3) Lokomotiv Moscow (5)   Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, 18 goals)
2014–15 Zenit Saint Petersburg (4) CSKA Moscow (6) Krasnodar   Hulk (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 15 goals)
2015–16 CSKA Moscow (6) Rostov Zenit Saint Petersburg (3)   Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar, 20 goals)
2016–17 Spartak Moscow (10) CSKA Moscow (7) Zenit Saint Petersburg (4)   Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar, 18 goals)
2017–18 Lokomotiv Moscow (3) CSKA Moscow (8) Spartak Moscow (3)   Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow, 15 goals)
2018–19 Zenit Saint Petersburg (5) Lokomotiv Moscow (5) Krasnodar (2)   Fyodor Chalov (CSKA Moscow, 15 goals)
2019–20 Zenit Saint Petersburg (6) Lokomotiv Moscow (6) Krasnodar (3)   Sardar Azmoun (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 17 goals)
  Artem Dzyuba (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 17 goals)
2020–21 Zenit Saint Petersburg (7) Spartak Moscow (6) Lokomotiv Moscow (6)   Artem Dzyuba (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 20 goals)
2021–22 Zenit Saint Petersburg (8) Sochi Dynamo Moscow (5)   Gamid Agalarov (Ufa, 19 goals)
2022–23 Zenit Saint Petersburg (9) CSKA Moscow (9) Spartak Moscow (4)   Malcom (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 23 goals)
2023–24 Zenit Saint Petersburg (10) Krasnodar (1) Dynamo Moscow (6)   Mateo Cassierra (Zenit Saint Petersburg, 21 goals)

Performance by club

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Club Winners Runners-up Third place Seasons won
Spartak Moscow
10
6
4
1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2016–17
Zenit Saint Petersburg
10
3
4
2007, 2010, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023–24
CSKA Moscow
6
9
3
2003, 2005, 2006, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
Lokomotiv Moscow
3
6
6
2002, 2004, 2017–18
Rubin Kazan
2
0
2
2008, 2009
Alania Vladikavkaz
1
2
0
1995
Rotor Volgograd
0
2
1
Dynamo Moscow
0
1
6
Rostov
0
1
0
Krasnodar
0
1
3
Sochi
0
1
0
Torpedo Moscow
0
0
1
Krylia Sovetov Samara
0
0
1
Anzhi Makhachkala
0
0
1
Total 32 32 32

Russian all-time champions

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Club Titles Seasons Won Runners up
Spartak Moscow 22 1936(a), 1938, 1939, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1962, 1969, 1979, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2016–17 18
CSKA Moscow 13 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1970, 1991, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16 13
Dynamo Moscow 11 1936(s), 1937, 1940, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1976(s) 12
Zenit Saint Petersburg 11 1984, 2007, 2010, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023–24 3
Lokomotiv Moscow 3 2002, 2004, 2017–18 7
Torpedo Moscow 3 1960, 1965, 1976(a) 3
Rubin Kazan 2 2008, 2009 0
Alania Vladikavkaz 1 1995 2

Seasons of Russian Premier League and Russian Football Championship (1992-2024)

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A total of 52 teams had competed in at least one season at the top division. Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow are the only teams to have played in the top division in every season since the league's inception at 1992. The teams in bold participate in the 2024–25 Premier League.

Seasons Clubs
33 Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow
32 Dynamo Moscow
31 Rostov
30 Zenit Saint Petersburg, Krylia Sovetov Samara
21 Rubin Kazan
18 Akhmat Grozny
17 Torpedo Moscow
16 Alania Vladikavkaz, Ural Yekaterinburg
14 Rotor Volgograd, Amkar Perm, Krasnodar
12 Saturn Ramenskoye
11 Anzhi Makhachkala
10 Shinnik Yaroslavl
9 Moscow, Tom Tomsk, Kuban Krasnodar
8 Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod, Chernomorets Novorossiysk, Ufa
7 Zhemchuzhina-Sochi, Arsenal Tula, Fakel Voronezh, Khimki
6 Spartak Nalchik, Orenburg
5 Tekstilshchik Kamyshin, KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny, Uralan Elista, Tyumen, Sochi
4 Luch Vladivostok, Baltika Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod
3 Dynamo Stavropol, Volga Nizhny Novgorod, Mordovia Saransk
2 Okean Nakhodka, Asmaral Moscow, Sokol Saratov, Lada-Tolyatti, Tambov
1 Sibir Novosibirsk, Tosno, SKA-Khabarovsk, Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, Akron Tolyatti, Dynamo Makhachkala

All-time table

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As of the end of the 2021–22 season. Teams in bold compete in 2018–19 Premier League.
Rank Club1 Seasons Spells Most
recent
season
Played2 Won Drawn Lost Goals Points3 Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1 Spartak Moscow 30 1 893 470 204 189 1551-917 1670 10 5 4
2 CSKA Moscow 30 1 893 449 202 212 1288-816 1607 6 8 3
3 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 1 893 424 240 199 1262-810 1572 3 6 6
4 Zenit Saint Petersburg 27 2 802 395 210 167 1448-783 1247 7 3 4
5 Dynamo Moscow 29 2 862 339 240 253 1152-956 1297 - 1 4
6 Krylya Sovetov Samara 27 4 806 249 218 339 851–1057 965 - - 1
7 Rostov 28 3 832 242 230 330 865–1067 993 - 1 -
8 Rubin Kazan 19 1 554 215 153 156 654–525 836 2 - 2
9 Torpedo Moscow 16 2 2014–15 492 188 142 162 625–598 706 - - 1
10 Alania Vladikavkaz 16 3 2012–13 489 179 109 201 630–663 646 1 2 - Disbanded 2020
11 Rotor Volgograd 14 2 2020-21 432 156 116 160 577–558 584 - 2 1
12 Amkar Perm 14 1 2017–18 434 114 131 159 368–478 508 - - -
13 Saturn Moscow Oblast 12 1 2010 360 120 121 119 396–378 481 - - -
14 Akhmat Grozny 12 2 344 102 77 135 322–404 422 4 - - -
15 Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast 11 2 308 93 58 127 337–421 374 - - -
16 Krasnodar 8 1 224 88 54 52 295–213 372 - - 1
17 Anzhi Makhachkala 11 3 314 86 83 115 299–353 365 - - 1 Disbanded 2022
18 Moscow 9 1 2009 270 92 83 95 295–311 359 - - - Disbanded 2010
19 Shinnik Yaroslavl 10 4 2008 304 85 86 133 294–403 341 - - -
21 Tom Tomsk 9 2 2016–17 284 75 77 132 259–395 302 - - - Dissolved 2022
22 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 8 2 2003 248 74 65 109 274–357 287 - - -
24 Zhemchuzhina Sochi 7 1 1999 222 61 57 104 263–390 240 - - - Disbanded 2003 and 2013, reestablished 2007
25 Spartak Nalchik 6 1 2011–12 194 54 57 83 207–239 219 - - -
26 Energia-Tekstilshchik Kamyshin 5 1 1996 158 53 43 62 172–177 202 - - -
27 KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny 5 1 1997 162 51 32 79 198–253 179 5 - - -
28 Uralan Elista 5 2 2003 150 36 39 75 138–225 147 - - - Disbanded 2005, reestablished 2014
29 Ufa 4 1 90 25 26 39 73–108 144 - - -
30 Luch-Energia Vladivostok 4 2 2008 124 34 32 58 116–187 134 - - -
31 Baltika Kaliningrad 3 1 1998 98 30 37 31 114–111 127 - - -
32 Fakel Voronezh 4 3 2001 124 31 29 64 101–175 122 - - -
33 Dynamo Stavropol 3 1 1994 94 27 23 44 94–125 104 - - - Disbanded 2014, re-established 2015
34 Tyumen 5 3 1998 154 25 26 103 116–326 101 - - -
35 Arsenal Tula 3 2 60 14 11 35 38–86 95 - - -
36 Volga Nizhny Novgorod 3 1 2013–14 104 25 16 63 87–171 91 - - - Disbanded 2016
37 Mordovia Saransk 3 2 2015–16 90 20 22 48 82–150 82 - - -
38 Okean Nakhodka 2 1 1993 64 22 14 28 65–83 80 - - - Disbanded 2015, reestablished 2018
39 Khimki 3 1 2009 90 17 23 50 86–151 74 - - -
40 Asmaral Moscow 2 1 1993 60 19 11 30 74–102 68 - - - Disbanded 1999
41 Sokol Saratov 2 1 2002 60 17 13 30 55–87 64 - - -
42 Lada Togliatti 2 2 1996 64 10 16 38 42–105 46 - - -
43 Orenburg 2 2 30 7 9 14 25–36 30 - - -
44 Tosno 1 1 2017–18 30 6 6 18 23–54 24 - - - Disbanded 2018
46 SKA-Khabarovsk 1 1 2017–18 30 2 7 21 16–55 13 - - -
47 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 1 1 2018-19 30 4 8 18 24-55 20 - - -
Competing in RPL
Competing in RFL (2nd tier)
Competing in PFLA (3rd tier)
Competing in PFLB (4th tier)
Competing in amateur leagues (below 4th tier)
Defunct (see notes)
Notes
  1. For clubs that have been renamed, their name at the time of their most recent season in the Russian League is given. The current members are listed in bold.
  2. Includes championship play-offs, does not include relegation play-offs.
  3. For the purposes of this table, each win is worth 3 points. The three-point system was adopted in 1995.
  4. Terek were deducted 6 points in 2005.
  5. KAMAZ-Chally were deducted 6 points in 1997.

Player records

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Most appearances

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As of 25 May 2024
Rank Player Apps
1   Igor Akinfeev 568
2   Sergei Ignashevich 489
3   Sergei Semak 456
4   Dmitri Loskov 453
5   Igor Semshov 433
6   Artem Dzyuba 422
7   Vasili Berezutski 402
8   Ruslan Adzhindzhal 397
9   Igor Lebedenko 394
10   Valery Yesipov 390

Most goals

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As of 25 May 2024
Rank Player Goals Apps Avg/Game
1   Artem Dzyuba 161 422 0.39
2   Oleg Veretennikov 143 274 0.52
3   Aleksandr Kerzhakov 139 340 0.41
4   Dmitri Kirichenko 129 377 0.34
5   Dmitri Loskov 120 453 0.26
6   Fedor Smolov 108 323 0.34
7   Roman Pavlyuchenko 104 309 0.34
8   Sergei Semak 102 456 0.22
9   Andrey Tikhonov 98 346 0.28
10   Igor Semshov 98 433 0.23

Champions (players)

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Media coverage

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2020–21 and 2021–22

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Russia and CIS

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Channel Summary Ref
Match TV 60 matches per season live [23]
Match Premier All 240 matches live

Worldwide

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All 240 matches are aired live globally on YouTube with a required subscription. There will be two membership levels for the viewers outside Russia, CIS, and China. The first level includes two matches with English commentary each matchday and will cost a monthly fee of $2.99. The second level, for $4.99 a month, gives subscribers access to all eight matches in Russian and two matches with English commentary as well.[24] In 2018–19 season, YouTube broadcast four live matches per week for free (in matchweek 30, aired all last eight matches).[25] From 2020 to 2021, YouTube also broadcast the FTA coverage of Super Cup before airing the league.

Country/Region Broadcaster
Southeast Europe Sportklub
  Belarus Belarus 5
  Brazil Grupo Bandeirantes
CIS Qsport
  Hong Kong i-cable
Latin America Gol TV

See also

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Notes

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References

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