2007 Russian Premier League

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The 2007 Russian Premier League was the 16th season of the Russian Football Championship, and the sixth under the current Russian Premier League name. The league was sponsored by insurance company Rosgosstrakh.

Russian Premier League
Season2007
ChampionsZenit St.Petersburg
RelegatedKuban Krasnodar
Rostov
Champions LeagueZenit St.Petersburg
Spartak Moscow
Europa LeagueCSKA Moscow
FC Moscow
Intertoto CupSaturn Ramenskoye
Matches played240
Goals scored562 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorerRoman Pavlyuchenko
& Roman Adamov (20)
2006
2008

The season started on 10 March 2007 with the match between Luch-Energia and FC Moscow in Vladivostok, with the first goal of the season being scored by FC Moscow striker Héctor Bracamonte. It ended on 11 November 2007, when Zenit St. Petersburg claimed their first title with an away win over Saturn. Zenit became the second non-Moscow club to win the league, after Alania Vladikavkaz in 1995.

Spartak Moscow finished runners-up for the third consecutive season, while defending champions CSKA Moscow finished third.

TeamsEdit

As in the previous season, 16 teams played in the 2007 season. After the 2006 season, Torpedo Moscow and Shinnik Yaroslavl were relegated to the 2007 Russian First Division. They were replaced by Khimki and Kuban Krasnodar, the winners and runners up of the 2006 Russian First Division.

VenuesEdit

Amkar CSKA Dynamo Khimki
Zvezda Stadium Luzhniki Stadium Central Stadium Rodina Stadium
Capacity: 17,000 Capacity: 81,000 Capacity: 36,540 Capacity: 3,760
       
Krylia
Locations of teams in 2007 Russian Premier League
 
 
Moscow
 
Locations of teams in 2007 Russian Premier League, Tomsk & Vladivostok
Kuban
Metallurg Stadium Kuban Stadium
Capacity: 27,084 Capacity: 28,800
   
Lokomotiv Luch-Energia
RZD Arena Dynamo Stadium
Capacity: 33,001 Capacity: 10,200
   
Moscow Rostov
Eduard Streltsov Stadium Olimp-2
Capacity: 13,450 Capacity: 15,840
   
Rubin Saturn
Central Stadium Saturn Stadium
Capacity: 22,500 Capacity: 14,685
   
Spartak Moscow Spartak Nalchik Tom Zenit Saint Petersburg
Luzhniki Stadium Spartak Stadium Trud Stadium Petrovsky Stadium
Capacity: 81,029 Capacity: 14,149 Capacity: 10,028 Capacity: 21,570
   

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Location Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Amkar Perm Perm   Rashid Rakhimov
CSKA Moscow   Valery Gazzaev
Dynamo Moscow   Andrey Kobelev
Khimki Khimki   Slavoljub Muslin
Krylia Samara   Aleksandr Tarkhanov
Kuban Krasnodar   Leonid Nazarenko (Caretaker)
Lokomotiv Moscow   Anatoliy Byshovets
Luch-Energia Vladivostok   Sergei Pavlov
Moscow Moscow   Leonid Slutsky
Rostov Rostov-on-Don   Oleg Dolmatov
Rubin Kazan   Kurban Berdyev
Saturn Ramenskoye   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev
Spartak Moscow   Stanislav Cherchesov
Spartak Nalchik   Yuri Krasnozhan
Tom Tomsk   Valery Petrakov
Zenit Saint Petersburg   Dick Advocaat

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lokomotiv   Oleg Dolmatov Fired 26 December 2006 Preseason   Anatoliy Byshovets 26 December 2006 Preseason
Krylia   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev   Sergei Oborin
Kuban   Pavlo Yakovenko April 2007   Leonid Nazarenko (Caretaker) April 2007
Saturn   Vladimír Weiss May 2007   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev May 2007
Rostov   Sergei Balakhnin July 2007   Pavlo Yakovenko July 2007
Rostov   Pavlo Yakovenko July 2007   Oleg Dolmatov 23 July 2007
Spartak   Vladimir Fedotov June 2007   Stanislav Cherchesov 19 June 2007
Krylia   Sergei Oborin August 2007   Aleksandr Tarkhanov August 2007
Kuban   Leonid Nazarenko (Caretaker) August 2007   Soferbi Yeshugov August 2007
Khimki   Vladimir Kazachyonok September 2007   Slavoljub Muslin 7 September 2007
Kuban   Soferbi Yeshugov September 2007   Leonid Nazarenko (Caretaker) September 2007

Tournament format and regulationsEdit

Based on paragraph 15.3 of the Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points (without having the highest number), the positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher number of wins; 3. higher goal difference; 4. higher number of goals scored; 5. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. higher number of goals scored in all matches;
  5. higher number of away goals scored in all matches;
  6. drawing of lots.

Based on paragraph 15.4 of the regulations, if two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position is determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. results of matches between the two teams (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  3. drawing of lots, or an additional match between the two teams, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if necessary.

Based on paragraph 15.5 of the regulations, if more than two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position and subsequent positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. drawing of lots, or an additional tournament between the teams in question.1

1The terms of this additional tournament are determined by the Russian Football Union and the governing body of the Russian Premier League based on suggestions from the participating clubs.

League TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zenit St. Petersburg (C) 30 18 7 5 54 32 +22 61 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Spartak Moscow 30 17 8 5 50 30 +20 59 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 CSKA Moscow 30 14 11 5 43 24 +19 53 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
4 FC Moscow 30 15 7 8 40 32 +8 52 Qualification to UEFA Cup second qualifying round
5 Saturn 30 11 12 7 34 28 +6 45 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
6 Dynamo Moscow 30 11 8 11 37 35 +2 41
7 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 11 8 11 39 42 −3 41
8 Amkar Perm 30 10 11 9 30 27 +3 41
9 Khimki 30 9 10 11 32 33 −1 37
10 Rubin Kazan 30 10 5 15 31 39 −8 35
11 Tom Tomsk 30 8 11 11 37 35 +2 35
12 Spartak Nalchik 30 8 9 13 29 38 −9 33
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 8 8 14 35 46 −11 32
14 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 30 8 8 14 26 39 −13 32
15 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 30 7 11 12 27 38 −11 32 Relegation to First Division
16 Rostov (R) 30 2 12 16 18 44 −26 18
Source: RFPL
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd goal difference; 4th head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored; 7th drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Qualified as the winner of 2007–08 Russian Cup

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CSK SPM LOK ZEN RUB MOS LUE TOM SPN KRY SAT ROS AMK DYN KHI KUB
CSKA Moscow 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Spartak Moscow 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0
Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 4–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 5–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–3
Zenit 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–0
Rubin 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2
Moskva 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–3[a] 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–0
Luch-Energia 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Tom 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–0
Spartak Nalchik 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Krylya Sovetov 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–3
Saturn 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Rostov 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Amkar 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0
Dynamo Moscow 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Khimki 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Kuban 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played on 1 July 2007 and originally ended with Moskva's 1–2 loss to Zenit. However, on 15 August 2007, Football Union of Russia decided to hand Moskva a 0–3 technical defeat and fine the club RUB 500,000 ($20,000) for fielding an ineligible player Roman Hubník, who was loaned to the club by Czech Sigma Olomouc until the end of June only, and was therefore ineligible to play in the match.[1]

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of matches played on 11 November 2007.
Rank Player Club Goal
1   Roman Pavlyuchenko Spartak 14
  Roman Adamov Moscow
3   CSKA 13
  Vágner Love CSKA
5   Pavel Pogrebnyak Tom 11
  Dmitri Sychev Lokomotiv
7   Andrey Arshavin Zenit 10
  Andrei Karyaka Saturn
  Martin Kushev Amkar
10   Konstantin Zyryanov Zenit 9
  Goran Maznov Tom
  Dmitri Kirichenko Saturn
  Davit Mujiri Krylia
  Denis Kolodin Dynamo

StatisticsEdit

  • Goals: 562 (average 2.34 per match)
    • From penalties: 57 (10%)
    • Saved/Missed penalties: 17 (23%)
    • Goals scored home: 348 (62%)
    • Goals scored away: 214 (38%)
  • Yellow cards: 1080 (average 4.50 per match)
    • For violent conduct: 563 (52%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 425 (39%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 8 (1%)
    • Other: 84 (8%)
  • Red cards: 49 (average 0.20 per match)
    • For second yellow card: 27 (55%)
    • For violent conduct: 9 (18%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 5 (9%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 4 (8%)
    • For denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity: 4 (8%)
  • Attendance: 3,147,567 (average 13,114 per match; 104,919 per matchday)

AwardsEdit

On 30 November 2007 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[2]

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (19), Kamil Čontofalský   (13).
Defenders: Kim Dong-Jin   (24 / 2), Martin Škrtel   (23 / 1), Aleksandr Anyukov (22 / 2), Erik Hagen   (15), Ivica Križanac   (15), Nicolas Lombaerts   (13 / 2).
Midfielders: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   (29 / 4), Konstantin Zyryanov (27 / 9), Igor Denisov (25 / 3), Alejandro Domínguez   (24 / 3), Radek Šírl   (22 / 1), Vladislav Radimov (17 / 1), Fernando Ricksen   (14), Aleksandr Gorshkov   (11), Ilya Maksimov (6), Yuri Lebedev (1).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (30 / 10), Pavel Pogrebnyak (24 / 11), Fatih Tekke   (16 / 4).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Dick Advocaat  .

Transferred out during the season: none.

2. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa   (29), Dmitri Khomich (1).
Defenders: Roman Shishkin (26), Martin Stranzl   (19 / 2), Florin Şoavă   (18), Renat Sabitov (15), Géder   (14 / 1), Martin Jiránek   (11), Andrei Ivanov (7), Fyodor Kudryashov (7), Ignas Dedura   (6 / 1).
Midfielders: Yegor Titov (27 / 7), Radoslav Kováč   (26 / 1), Dmitri Torbinski (24 / 3), Denis Boyarintsev (24 / 3), Maksym Kalynychenko   (22 / 3), Vladimir Bystrov (18 / 3), Mozart   (18 / 1), Quincy   (6), Aleksei Rebko (3), Serghei Covalciuc   (2), Sergei Parshivlyuk (2), Oleg Dineyev (1).
Forwards: Roman Pavlyuchenko (22 / 14), Nikita Bazhenov (16 / 4), Artyom Dzyuba (16 / 1), Welliton   (12 / 4), Aleksandr Prudnikov (12 / 2).

Manager: Vladimir Fedotov (until June), Stanislav Cherchesov (from June).

Transferred out during the season: Oleg Dineyev (on loan to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl), Quincy   (on loan to   Celta de Vigo).

3. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Veniamin Mandrykin (20), Igor Akinfeev (10), Yevgeny Pomazan (1).
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (26 / 3), Vasili Berezutski (26 / 1), Aleksei Berezutski (26), Deividas Šemberas   (24), Anton Grigoryev (10), Chidi Odiah   (4).
Midfielders: Yuri Zhirkov (29 / 2), Evgeni Aldonin (27 / 2), Elvir Rahimić   (27), Miloš Krasić   (22 / 4), Rolan Gusev (16), Dudu   (15 / 1), Ivan Taranov (13), Caner Erkin   (8), Eduardo Ratinho   (6 / 1), Pavel Mamayev (4), Daniel Carvalho   (4), Sergei Gorelov (2).
Forwards:   (27 / 13), Vágner Love   (23 / 13), Ramón   (18 / 1), Dawid Janczyk   (10 / 1), Nikita Burmistrov (6), Dmitry Tikhonov (2).

Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: none.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moskva punished for oversight". UEFA.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  2. ^ Утвержден список 33 лучших игроков "Росгосстрах Чемпионата России по футболу 2007 года" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2007-12-04.