2003 Russian Premier League

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CSKA won their first Russian title. It was their first championship since the last edition of the Soviet Top League in 1991. Newly promoted Rubin got the bronze.

Russian Premier League
Season2003
ChampionsCSKA Moscow
RelegatedUralan Elista
Chernomorets Novorossiysk
Champions LeagueCSKA Moscow
UEFA CupZenit St.Petersburg
Rubin Kazan
Intertoto CupShinnik Yaroslavl
Spartak Moscow
Matches played240
Goals scored609 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerDmitri Loskov (14)
2002
2004

TeamsEdit

As in the previous season, 16 teams are playing in the 2003 season. After the 2002 season, Anzhi Makhachkala and Sokol Saratov were relegated to the 2003 Russian First Division. They were replaced by Rubin Kazan and Chernomorets Novorossiysk, the winners and runners up of the 2002 Russian First Division.

VenuesEdit

Spartak-Alania Chernomorets CSKA Dynamo
Republican Spartak Stadium Central Stadium Central Stadium Central Stadium
Capacity: 32,464 Capacity: 12,500 Capacity: 36,540 Capacity: 36,540
     
Krylia Sovetov Samara Lokomotiv Moscow
Metallurg Stadium RZD Arena
Capacity: 33,001 Capacity: 27,084
   
Rostov Rotor
Olimp-2 Central Stadium
Capacity: 15,840 Capacity: 32,120
   
Rubin Saturn
Central Stadium Saturn Stadium
Capacity: 22,500 Capacity: 14,685
   
Shinnik Spartak
Shinnik Stadium Luzhniki Stadium
Capacity: 22,871 Capacity: 81,029
   
Torpedo Torpedo-ZIL Uralan Zenit Saint Petersburg
Luzhniki Stadium Eduard Streltsov Stadium Uralan Stadium Petrovsky Stadium
Capacity: 81,029 Capacity: 13,450 Capacity: Capacity: 21,570
     

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Location Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz   Bakhva Tedeyev Adidas
Chernomorets Novorossiysk   Igor Gamula (Caretaker)
CSKA Moscow   Valery Gazzaev Umbro N/A
Dynamo Moscow   Viktor Prokopenko Diadora
Lokomotiv Moscow   Yuri Semin Nike MZD
Krylia Samara   Aleksandr Tarkhanov
Rostov Rostov-on-Don   Sergei Balakhnin Nike N/A
Rotor Volgograd   Vladimir Fayzulin Umbro Rotor
Rubin Kazan   Kurban Berdyev Nike
Saturn Ramenskoye   Oleg Romantsev
Shinnik Yaroslavl   Aleksandr Pobegalov
Spartak Moscow   Vladimir Fedotov (Caretaker) Umbro Lukoil
Torpedo Moscow   Sergei Petrenko Diadora N/A
Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow   Aleksandr Ignatenko (Caretaker)
Uralan Elista   Igor Shalimov Adidas N/A
Zenit Saint Petersburg   Vlastimil Petržela Nike Gazprom

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Torpedo-ZIL   Vadim Nikonov Preseason   Sergei Aleinikov Preseason
Rotor   Vladimir Salkov   Vladimir Fayzulin
Uralan Elista   Revaz Dzodzuashvili   Igor Shalimov
Spartak-Alania   Bakhva Tedeyev   Revaz Dzodzuashvili 22 December 2002[1]
Zenit   Boris Rappoport   Vlastimil Petržela 23 December 2002[2]
Chernomorets   Valeri Chetverik March 2003   Igor Gamula March 2003
Spartak-Alania   Revaz Dzodzuashvili Resigned 22 June 2003[3]   Aleksandr Yanovsky (Caretaker) June 2003
Torpedo-ZIL   Sergei Aleinikov May 2003   Valentin Ivanov May 2003
Spartak   Oleg Romantsev June 2003   Andrey Chernyshov June 2003
Spartak-Alania   Aleksandr Yanovsky (Caretaker) June 2003   Nikolai Khudiyev July 2003
Chernomorets   Igor Gamula July 2003   Sergei Pavlov July 2003
Spartak-Alania   Nikolai Khudiyev July 2003   Bakhva Tedeyev July 2003
Rostov   Sergei Balakhnin August 2003   Vladimir Fedotov (Caretaker) August 2003
Rostov   Vladimir Fedotov (Caretaker) August 2003   Sergei Balakhnin August 2003
Torpedo-ZIL   Valentin Ivanov August 2003   Aleksandr Ignatenko (Caretaker) August 2003
Saturn   Vladimir Shevchuk September 2003   Oleg Romantsev September 2003
Spartak   Andrey Chernyshov September 2003   Vladimir Fedotov (Caretaker) September 2003
Chernomorets   Sergei Pavlov October 2003   Igor Gamula (Caretaker) October 2003

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Moscow (C) 30 17 8 5 56 32 +24 59 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 16 8 6 48 32 +16 56 Qualification to UEFA Cup second qualifying round
3 Rubin Kazan 30 15 8 7 44 29 +15 53
4 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 15 7 8 54 33 +21 52
5 Shinnik Yaroslavl 30 12 11 7 43 34 +9 47 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
6 Dynamo Moscow 30 12 10 8 42 29 +13 46
7 Saturn 30 12 9 9 40 37 +3 45
8 Torpedo Moscow 30 11 10 9 42 38 +4 43
9 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 11 9 10 38 33 +5 42
10 Spartak Moscow 30 10 6 14 38 48 −10 36 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
11 Rostov 30 8 10 12 30 42 −12 34
12 Rotor Volgograd 30 9 5 16 33 44 −11 32
13 Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz 30 9 4 17 23 43 −20 31
14 Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow 30 8 5 17 25 39 −14 29
15 Uralan Elista (R) 30 6 10 14 23 47 −24 28 Relegation to First Division
16 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (R) 30 6 6 18 30 49 −19 24
Source: RFPL
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 4th goal difference
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of matches played on 1 November 2003.
Rank Player Club Goal
1   Dmitri Loskov Lokomotiv 14
2   Aleksandr Kerzhakov Zenit 13
  Valery Yesipov Rotor
4   Aleksei Medvedev Saturn 11
  Rôni Rubin
6   Roman Pavlyuchenko Spartak Moscow 10
7   Yegor Titov Spartak Moscow 10
  Dmitri Bulykin Dynamo
  Andrei Karyaka Krylia
  Martin Kushev Shinnik
  Rolan Gusev CSKA
  Andrey Tikhonov Krylia

AwardsEdit

On November 14 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[4]

Goalkeepers
  1.   Sergei Ovchinnikov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2.   Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit)
  3.   Sergei Kozko (Rubin)
Defensive midfielders
  1.   Evgeni Aldonin (Rotor)
  2.   Vladimir Maminov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  3.   Elvir Rahimić (CSKA Moscow)

Medal squadsEdit

1. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Veniamin Mandrykin (19), Igor Akinfeev (13).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski (30), Bohdan Shershun   (27 / 1), Denis Yevsikov (24), Vasili Berezutski (23), Deividas Šemberas   (21), Andrei Solomatin (20).
Midfielders: Elvir Rahimić   (28 / 1), Jiří Jarošík   (27 / 7), Rolan Gusev (26 / 9), Igor Yanovsky (25 / 5), Sergei Semak (24 / 7), Juris Laizāns   (21 / 1), Spartak Gogniyev (11 / 2), Alan Kusov (11), Artur Tlisov (3 / 1).
Forwards: Denis Popov (22 / 8), Dmitri Kirichenko (22 / 5), Ivica Olić   (10 / 7), Alexander Geynrikh   (2 / 1), Sergey Samodin (2), Vardan Mazalov (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

One own goal scored by Andrés Scotti   (FC Rubin Kazan).

Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: Alan Kusov (on loan to FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz).

2. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (27), Kamil Čontofalský   (3).
Defenders: Milan Vještica   (28), Pavel Mareš   (26 / 2), Martin Horák   (21 / 2), Daniel Chiriţă   (21 / 1), Aleksei Katulsky (17 / 1), Aleksei Igonin (11), Sargis Hovsepyan   (10), Konstantin Lobov (9), Valeri Tsvetkov (8), Igor Nedorezov (1).
Midfielders: Andrei Arshavin (27 / 5), Aleksandr Spivak   (26 / 6), Vladislav Radimov (21 / 3), Vladimir Bystrov (19 / 4), Igor Denisov (19 / 2), Radek Šírl   (18 / 1), Konstantin Konoplyov (15 / 1), Oleg Vlasov (13 / 2), Sergei Osipov (8).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (27 / 13), Dmitri Makarov (12 / 2), Lukáš Hartig   (12 / 1), Andrei Nikolayev (6 / 2), Maksim Astafyev (4), Predrag Ranđelović   (3).

Manager: Vlastimil Petržela  .

Transferred out during the season: Sargis Hovsepyan   (to FC Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow), Sergei Osipov (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Predrag Ranđelović   (free agent).

3. FC Rubin Kazan

Goalkeepers: Sergei Kozko (24), Pavel Kharchik   (4), Valeri Aleskarov (2).
Defenders: Jiří Novotný   (29 / 6), Mikhail Sinyov (27), Calisto   (23 / 1), Roman Sharonov (18 / 1), Andrei Fyodorov   (17 / 1), Leandro Samaroni   (9), Sergei Kharlamov (7), Andrei Streltsov (1), Pape Magatte Kebe   (1).
Midfielders: Denis Boyarintsev (28 / 7), Andrés Scotti   (27 / 4), Tomáš Čížek   (25 / 1), MacBeth Sibaya   (24 / 1), Andrei Konovalov (23 / 2), Ebrima Sillah   (12 / 2), Abdelkarim Kissi   (5), Dmitri Michkov (5), Carlos Castro   (4), Baye Gueye Ndiaga   (2 / 1).
Forwards: Roni   (29 / 11), Oleg Nechayev (25 / 2), David Chaladze   (20 / 3), Aloísio   (6), Wladimir Baýramow   (1).

Manager: Kurban Berdyev.

One own goal scored by Denis Yevsikov (PFC CSKA Moscow).

Transferred out during the season: Leandro Samaroni  , Wladimir Baýramow   (both to FC Terek Grozny).

See alsoEdit

2003 in Russian football

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ДЗОДЗУАШВИЛИ НАЗНАЧЕН ГЛАВНЫМ ТРЕНЕРОМ АЛАНИИ". sport-express.ru/ (in Russian). Sport Express. 12 December 2002. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Nejde mi o peníze, tvrdí Petržela". idnes.cz/ (in Czech). iDNES. 29 November 2002. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "САМОЕ ИНТЕРЕСНОЕ СОБЫТИЯ ТУРА ГЛАЗАМИ КОРРЕСПОНДЕНТОВ "СЭ"". sport-express.ru/ (in Russian). Sport Express. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ ОБНАРОДОВАН СПИСОК 33 ЛУЧШИХ (in Russian). Sport Express. 2003-11-15. Archived from the original on 2005-02-25. Retrieved 2011-07-28.

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