2008 Russian Premier League

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The Russian Premier League 2008 was the 17th edition of the Russian Football Championship, and the seventh under the current Russian Premier League name. The season started on Friday, 14 March 2008 with a match between Terek and Krylia Sovetov in Grozny. Krylia Sovetov won 3–0. The first goal of the season was scored by Krylia Sovetov's forward Yevgeny Savin.

Russian Premier League
Season2008
ChampionsRubin Kazan
RelegatedShinnik Yaroslavl
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok
Champions LeagueRubin Kazan
CSKA Moscow
Dynamo Moscow
Europa LeagueAmkar Perm
Zenit St.Petersburg
Krylia Sovetov
Matches played240
Goals scored578 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorerVágner Love (20)
2007
2009

Due to Russia's participation in UEFA Euro 2008, the season was interrupted from 16 May until 5 July.

The champions were determined on the 27th matchday, 2 November 2008. Rubin claimed their first championship title in Russian Premier League, defeating Saturn 2–1 away, with Savo Milošević scoring in the 89th minute to claim the title for his club. Rubin became the third (and second consecutive) non-Moscow club to become Russian champions.

The last round of matches was played on 22 November 2008.

TeamsEdit

As in the previous season, 16 teams played in the 2008 season. After the 2007 season, Kuban Krasnodar and Rostov were relegated to the 2008 Russian First Division. They were replaced by Shinnik Yaroslavl and Terek Grozny, the winners and runners up of the 2007 Russian First Division.

VenuesEdit

Amkar CSKA Dynamo Khimki
Zvezda Stadium Luzhniki Stadium Central Stadium Arena Khimki
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 76,000 Capacity: 36,540 Capacity: 18,000
       
Krylia
Locations of teams in 2008 Russian Premier League
 
 
Moscow
 
Locations of teams in 2008 Russian Premier League, Tomsk & Vladivostok
Lokomotiv
Metallurg Stadium RZD Arena
Capacity: 33,220 Capacity: 28,800
   
Luch-Energia Moscow
Dynamo Stadium Eduard Streltsov Stadium
Capacity: 10,200 Capacity: 13,422
   
Rubin Saturn
Central Stadium Saturn Stadium
Capacity: 30,133 Capacity: 16,726
   
Shinnik Spartak Moscow
Shinnik Stadium Luzhniki Stadium
Capacity: 19,000 Capacity: 76,000
   
Spartak Nalchik Terek Tom Zenit Saint Petersburg
Spartak Stadium Sultan Bilimkhanov Stadium Trud Stadium Petrovsky Stadium
Capacity: 14,400 Capacity: 10,400 Capacity: 14,950 Capacity: 21,725
 


Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Location Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Amkar Perm Perm   Miodrag Božović   Aleksei Popov Adidas
CSKA Moscow   Valery Gazzaev   Igor Akinfeev Reebok VTB
Dynamo Moscow   Andrey Kobelev   Dmitri Khokhlov Umbro Metalloinvest
Khimki Khimki   Sergei Yuran   Roman Berezovsky Nike Mezhregionalnaya Developerskaya Kompania
Krylia Samara   Leonid Slutsky   Matthew Booth Umbro RosTekhnologii
Lokomotiv Moscow   Rashid Rakhimov   Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Adidas Russian Railways
Luch-Energia Vladivostok   Semen Altman   Dmitry Smirnov Nike DalEnergo
Moscow Moscow   Oleg Blokhin   Dmitri Godunok Umbro Norilsk Nickel
Rubin Kazan   Kurban Berdyev   Sergei Semak Nike ТАИФ
Saturn Ramenskoye   Jürgen Röber   Aleksei Igonin Adidas
Shinnik Yaroslavl   Sergei Pavlov   Denis Boyarintsev Adidas
Spartak Moscow   Michael Laudrup   Mozart Nike Lukoil
Spartak Nalchik   Yuri Krasnozhan   Miodrag Džudović Nike
Terek Grozny   Vyacheslav Hroznyi   Timur Dzhabrailov Umbro RAO UES
Tom Tomsk   Valery Nepomnyashchy   Valeri Klimov Adidas
Zenit Saint Petersburg   Dick Advocaat   Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Puma Gazprom

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Moscow   Leonid Slutsky Fired End of 2007 Season[1] Preseason   Oleg Blokhin 14 December 2007[2] Preseason
Amkar   Rashid Rakhimov Joined Lokomotiv 6 December 2007   Miodrag Božović 9 January 2008[3]
Krylia   Aleksandr Tarkhanov   Leonid Slutsky 21 December 2007[4]
Lokomotiv   Anatoliy Byshovets   Rashid Rakhimov 6 December 2007[5]
Luch-Energiya   Sergei Pavlov   Zoran Vulić 19 December 2007[6]
Khimki   Slavoljub Muslin Fired 14 April 2008[7] 14th   Igor Yushchenko (Caretaker) 14 April 2008[7] 14th
Khimki   Igor Yushchenko (Caretaker) End of role 29 May 2008 16th   Sergei Yuran 29 May 2008[8] 16th
Tom   Valery Petrakov Mutual termination 1 June 2008[9] 12th   Miroslav Romaschenko 1 June 2008[9] 12th
Saturn   Gadzhi Gadzhiyev 8 August 2008 12th   Jürgen Röber 21 August 2008[10] 12th
Spartak   Stanislav Cherchesov Fired 14 August 2008[11] 4th   Igor Lediakhov (Caretaker) 14 August 2008 4th
Tom   Miroslav Romaschenko Fired 4 September 2008[12] 12th   Vasili Baskakov (Caretaker) 4 September 2008 12th
Tom   Vasili Baskakov (Caretaker) End of role 11 September 2008 12th   Valery Nepomnyashchy 11 September 2008[13] 12th
Spartak   Igor Lediakhov (Caretaker) End of role 12 September 2008 3rd   Michael Laudrup 12 September 2008[14] 3rd
Luch-Energiya   Zoran Vulić 10 October 2008 14th   Semen Altman 10 October 2008[15] 14th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rubin Kazan (C) 30 18 6 6 44 26 +18 60 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 CSKA Moscow 30 16 8 6 53 24 +29 56
3 Dynamo Moscow 30 15 9 6 41 29 +12 54 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Amkar Perm 30 14 9 7 31 22 +9 51 Qualification to Europa League play-off round
5 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 12 12 6 59 37 +22 48[a]
6 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 12 12 6 46 28 +18 48[a] Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[b]
7 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 13 8 9 37 32 +5 47
8 Spartak Moscow 30 11 11 8 43 39 +4 44
9 FC Moscow 30 9 11 10 34 36 −2 38
10 Terek Grozny 30 9 8 13 28 42 −14 35
11 Saturn 30 7 12 11 26 30 −4 33
12 Spartak Nalchik 30 8 8 14 30 39 −9 32
13 Tom Tomsk 30 7 8 15 23 39 −16 29
14 Khimki 30 6 9 15 34 54 −20 27
15 Shinnik Yaroslavl (R) 30 5 7 18 25 48 −23 22 Relegation to First Division
16 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok (R) 30 3 12 15 24 53 −29 21
Source: RFPL (in Russian)
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; 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored; 7th position in previous season or decision game
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Zenit St. Petersburg ahead of Krylia Sovetov on head-to-head points; Zenit St. Petersburg–Krylia Sovetov 1–1, Krylia Sovetov–Zenit St. Petersburg 0–3.
  2. ^ Since both finalists of the 2008–09 Russian Cup qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, Krylia Sovetov earned a spot in the third qualifying round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.
 Russian Premier League 2008 Winners 
FC Rubin Kazan
1st title

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ZEN SPA CSK MOS SAT DYN LOK AMK KHI RUB TOM SPN KRY LUE SHI TER
Zenit St. Petersburg 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 5–1 3–4 1–1 8–1 1–3 3–1
Spartak Moscow 1–3 1–5 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 4–2 3–1
CSKA Moscow 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 4–1 4–3 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–0
FC Moscow 0–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0
Saturn 1–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 3–1
Dynamo Moscow 1–0 4–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–1
Lokomotiv Moscow 0–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0
Amkar Perm 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Khimki 1–4 3–3 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1
Rubin Kazan 4–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–3
Tom Tomsk 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–0
Spartak Nalchik 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0
Krylia Sovetov Samara 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–3
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 0–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–1
Shinnik Yaroslavl 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Terek Grozny 1–4 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–3 2–1 0–0
Source: RFPL (in Russian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of matches played on 22 November 2008.
Rank Player Club Goal
1   Vágner Love CSKA 20
2   Marko Topić Saturn 10
  Peter Odemwingie Lokomotiv
  Danny Dynamo / Zenit
  Eldar Nizamutdinov Khimki
6   Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Lokomotiv 9
7   Alan Dzagoev CSKA 8
  Fatih Tekke Zenit
  Anton Bobyor Krylia
  Héctor Bracamonte Moscow
  Martin Kushev Amkar

AwardsEdit

On 16 December 2008 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[16]

Medal squadsEdit

1. FC Rubin Kazan

Goalkeepers: Sergei Ryzhikov (26), Sergei Kozko (6).
Defenders: Cristian Ansaldi   (27 / 1), Roman Sharonov (26 / 1), Dato Kvirkvelia   (24 / 3), Stjepan Tomas   (19), Lasha Salukvadze   (15), Aleksandr Orekhov (10), Aleksei Popov (7), Jefthon   (2), Andrei Fyodorov   (1), Gabriel Atz   (1).
Midfielders: Gökdeniz Karadeniz   (27 / 6), Sergei Semak (27 / 5), MacBeth Sibaya   (25), Serhiy Rebrov   (24 / 5), Aleksandr Ryazantsev (22 / 1), Christian Noboa   (21 / 6), Andrei Kobenko (17 / 2), Yevgeni Balyaikin (10), Aleksei Rebko (3), Vagiz Galiullin   (1), Pyotr Gitselov   (1).
Forwards: Hasan Kabze   (23 / 2), Aleksandr Bukharov (20 / 6), Roman Adamov (13 / 1), Savo Milošević   (16 / 3).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Kurban Berdyev.

Transferred out during the season: Gabriel Atz   (on loan to FC Khimki), Pyotr Gitselov   (on loan to FC Rostov), Aleksei Rebko (to FC Moscow).

2. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (30).
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (28 / 4), Vasili Berezutski (28), Aleksei Berezutski (24 / 2), Deividas Šemberas   (24), Chidi Odiah   (23), Anton Grigoryev (16).
Midfielders: Miloš Krasić   (28 / 6), Yuri Zhirkov (28 / 3), Evgeni Aldonin (25 / 3), Elvir Rahimić   (23), Alan Dzagoev (20 / 8), Caner Erkin   (18 / 1), Pavel Mamayev (17 / 2), Dudu   (10 / 1), Luboš Kalouda   (1).
Forwards: Vágner Love   (26 / 20), Ricardo Jesus   (10),   (8 / 3), Dmitri Ryzhov (8), Ramón   (7), Daniel Carvalho   (4), Dawid Janczyk   (4).
Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: Dudu   (to   Olympiacos),   (to   Manchester City), Daniel Carvalho   (on loan to   Internacional).

3. FC Dynamo Moscow

Goalkeepers: Vladimir Gabulov (12), Žydrūnas Karčemarskas   (9), Anton Shunin (9).
Defenders: Leandro Fernández   (28 / 4), Denis Kolodin (22 / 1), Jovan Tanasijević   (20 / 1), Marcin Kowalczyk   (20), Aleksandr Dimidko (12 / 2), Luke Wilkshire   (11 / 2), Vladimir Granat (11), Arūnas Klimavičius   (9 / 1), Nikita Chicherin (3), Aleksandr Tochilin (3).
Midfielders: Dmitri Kombarov (30 / 1), Igor Semshov (29 / 6), Dmitri Khokhlov (27 / 2), Kirill Kombarov (26 / 1), Danny   (18 / 5), Andrei Karpovich   (12), Aleksandr Denisov (1).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (27 / 7), Tsvetan Genkov   (23 / 4), Aleksandr Kokorin (7 / 2), Fyodor Smolov (7 / 1).

Manager: Andrey Kobelev.

Transferred out during the season: Danny   (to FC Zenit St. Petersburg), Aleksandr Denisov (on loan to FC Salyut-Energia Belgorod).

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