Russian Women's Volleyball Super League

The Russian Women's Volleyball Super League, is the highest professional women's volleyball league in Russia. It is organized and administrated by the Russian Volleyball Federation.

Russian Women's Volleyball Super League
SportVolleyball
Founded1991; 31 years ago (1991)
No. of teams14
CountryRussia
ConfederationCEV
Most recent
champion(s)
Lokomotiv Kaliningrad (1st title)
Most titlesUralochka Ekaterinburg (14 titles)
Relegation toMajor League A
Domestic cup(s)Russian Cup
Russian SuperCup
International cup(s)CEV Champions League
CEV Cup
CEV Challenge Cup
Official websitevolley.ru

HistoryEdit

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991 brought an end to all sports leagues played in the Soviet Union, including the Soviet Women's Volleyball Championship. The national league was created by the Russian Volleyball Federation as a continuation of the Soviet Championships. The 1991–92 inaugural season had the participation of clubs based in the Russian Commonwealth and Yugoslavia. From the second season onwards only clubs based in Russia were allowed to compete.[citation needed]

This is how the League changed its name and structure through time.

Years 1st Division 2nd Division 3rd Division 4th Division 5th Division
1991–1992 Major League First League
1992–1995 Major League A Major League B First League Second League
1995–1996 Super League Major League A Major League B First League Second League
1996–2001 Super League Premier League
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
First League
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
Second League
2001–2011 Super League Major League A
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
Major League B
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
First League
2011–0000 Super League Major League A Major League B
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)

TeamsEdit

The following clubs are competing in the 2020–21 season:[1]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Dinamo-Ak Bars Kazan Kazan Volleyball Centre 5,000
Dinamo Krasnodar Krasnodar Palais des Sports Olympus 3,000
Dinamo Moscow Moscow Dynamo Volleyball Arena 3,500
Dinamo-Metar Chelyabinsk Metar-Sport 2,500
Leningradka Saint Petersburg SPbGMTU Sports Complex 2,000
Lokomotiv Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Amberarena 7,000
Proton Balakovo FOK Zviozdny 2,500
Uralochka-NTMK Yekaterinburg Palace of Sports Yekaterinburg 5,000
Minchanka Minsk Minsk, Belarus Sports Palace Uruchye 3,000
Yenisei Krasnoyarsk Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace 3,300
Zarechie Odintsovo Odintsovo Volleyball-Sports Complex 2,200
Sparta Nizhny Novgorod Sports Palace North Star 800
Lipetsk Lipetsk Sports School of Lipetsk
Tulitsa Tula Manege of CS Arsenal

ResultsEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Third
1991–92 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Mladost Zagreb CSKA Moscow
1992–93 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Yunezis Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
1993–94 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uralochka Yekaterinburg II
1994–95 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uralochka Yekaterinburg II
1995–96 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
1996–97 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
1997–98 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
1998–99 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg Fakel Novy Urengoy
1999–00 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
2000–01 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
2001–02 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Aeroflot-Malakhit Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod
2002–03 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2003–04 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Moskovskaya Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2004–05 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Moscow Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2005–06 Dinamo Moscow Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moskovskaya
2006–07 Dinamo Moscow CSKA Moscow Samorodok Khabarovsk
2007–08 Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2008–09 Dinamo Moscow Zarechie Odintsovo Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2009–10 Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Krasnodar
2010–11 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Krasnodar
2011–12 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2012–13 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Omichka Omsk
2013–14 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Omichka Omsk
2014–15 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2015–16 Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Krasnodar
2016–17 Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Kazan Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2017–18 Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Kazan Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2018–19 Dinamo Moscow VK Lokomotiv Kaliningrad Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2019–20 Dinamo Kazan VK Lokomotiv Kaliningrad Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2020–21 VK Lokomotiv Kaliningrad Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Kazan
2021–22 VK Lokomotiv Kaliningrad Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Moscow

Source[2]

Titles by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up
Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg 14 (1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05) 2 (2015–16, 2021–22)
Dinamo Moscow 7 (2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19) 8 (2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15)
Dinamo Kazan 6 (2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2019–20) 2 (2016–17, 2017–18)
Zarechie Odintsovo 2 (2007–08, 2009–10) 2 (2005–06, 2008–09)
Lokomotiv Kaliningrad 2 (2020–21, 2021–22) 2 (2018–19, 2019–20)

All-time team recordsEdit

Winners and finalists by city since 1991/1992

Location Winners Finalists
Yekaterinburg 14 7
Moscow 7 14
Kazan 7 2
Odintsovo 2 2
Belgorod 2
Kaliningrad 2
Zagreb 1
Balakovo
Krasnodar
Omsk
Khabarovsk
Krasnoyarsk
Novy Urengoi


Various statistics since 2007/2008

Number of appearances
1 Uralochka NTMK Ekaterinbur. 15
2 WVC Dynamo Moscow 15
3 Zarechie Odintsovo 15
4 Proton Volleyball Club Bal. 14
5 Avtodor-Metar Chelyabinsk 13
6 Dinamo Kazan 13
7 Dinamo Krasnodar 13
8 Leningradka Saint-Petersbu. 12
9 Omichka Omsk 9
10 Lokomotiv Kaliningrad 8
Number of matches
1 WVC Dynamo Moscow 370
2 Uralochka NTMK Ekaterinbur. 366
3 Zarechie Odintsovo 351
4 Dinamo Kazan 317
5 Proton Volleyball Club Bal. 314
6 Dinamo Krasnodar 296
7 Avtodor-Metar Chelyabinsk 279
8 Leningradka Saint-Petersbu. 261
9 Omichka Omsk 222
10 Lokomotiv Kaliningrad 173
Wins
1 WVC Dynamo Moscow 301
2 Dinamo Kazan 256
3 Uralochka NTMK Ekaterinbur. 214
4 Zarechie Odintsovo 192
5 Dinamo Krasnodar 172
6 Omichka Omsk 126
7 Proton Volleyball Club Bal. 110
8 Lokomotiv Kaliningrad 98
9 Leningradka Saint-Petersbu. 97
10 Avtodor-Metar Chelyabinsk 74
Number of wins in games played
1 Dinamo Kazan 81 %
2 WVC Dynamo Moscow 81 %
3 Dinamo Krasnodar 58 %
4 Uralochka NTMK Ekaterinbur. 58 %
5 Lokomotiv Kaliningrad 57 %
6 Omichka Omsk 57 %
7 Zarechie Odintsovo 55 %
8 CSKA Moscow 50 %
9 Yenisei Krasnoyarsk 41 %
10 Samorodok Khabarovsk 38 %


(Based on W=2 pts and D=1 pts)

Team S Firs Best Pts MP W L GF GA diff
1 WVC Dynamo Moscow (RUS) 15 2007/2008 1st 671 370 301 69 976 381 +595
2 Uralochka NTMK Ekaterinburg (RUS) 15 2007/2008 2nd 580 366 214 152 776 603 +173
3 Dinamo Kazan (RUS) 13 2009/2010 1st 573 317 256 61 830 316 +514
4 Zarechie Odintsovo (RUS) 15 2007/2008 1st 543 351 192 159 706 636 +70
5 Dinamo Krasnodar (RUS) 13 2009/2010 3rd 468 296 172 124 604 491 +113
6 Proton Volleyball Club Balakovo (RUS) 14 2007/2008 - 424 314 110 204 457 699 -242
7 Leningradka Saint-Petersburg (RUS) 12 2007/2008 - 358 261 97 164 415 566 -151
8 Avtodor-Metar Chelyabinsk (RUS) 13 2007/2008 - 353 279 74 205 334 688 -354
9 Omichka Omsk (RUS) 9 2007/2008 3rd 348 222 126 96 450 388 +62
10 Lokomotiv Kaliningrad (RUS) 8 2007/2008 2nd 271 173 98 75 347 306 +41
11 Yenisei Krasnoyarsk (RUS) 8 2012/2013 3rd 232 164 68 96 281 336 -55
12 Torch Novy Urengoi (RUS) 5 2008/2009 - 176 130 46 84 203 284 -81
13 Samorodok Khabarovsk (RUS) 5 2007/2008 4th 173 125 48 77 190 270 -80
14 VC Sakhalin (RUS) 4 2016/2017 - 137 99 38 61 152 224 -72
15 Indesit Lipetsk (RUS) 5 2007/2008 - 137 103 34 69 160 234 -74
16 Tyumen Tyumen (RUS) 3 2011/2012 - 100 74 26 48 120 169 -49
17 Universitet Belgorod (RUS) 3 2007/2008 - 100 73 27 46 115 165 -50
18 Minchanka Minsk (BLR) 4 2018/2019 - 99 73 26 47 110 167 -57
19 Severstal Cherepovets (RUS) 2 2011/2012 - 65 50 15 35 68 120 -52
20 Ufimochka UGNTU (RUS) 2 2012/2013 - 56 46 10 36 52 121 -69
21 Voronezh (RUS) 2 2014/2015 - 46 41 5 36 31 113 -82
22 VC Tulitsa (RUS) 2 2020/2021 - 38 28 10 18 48 63 -15
23 Nizhniy Novgorod (RUS) 3 2018/2019 - 38 29 9 20 41 68 -27
24 Hara Morin Ulan-Ude (RUS) 1 2013/2014 - 32 24 8 16 33 58 -25
25 CSKA Moscow (RUS) 1 2007/2008 - 30 20 10 10 42 39 +3
26 Kazanochka Kazan (RUS) 1 2007/2008 - 24 20 4 16 18 54 -36

Lyudmila Buldakova awardEdit

The award for best player of the Super League was created by the Russian Volleyball Federation in 2006 and named after two time Olympic gold medallist Lyudmila Buldakova, a former player who died that year. The winner is voted by the head coaches of the league's teams.[3][4]

Season Winner Club
2006–07   Lyubov Yagodina WVC CSKA Moscow
2007–08   Lyubov Sokolova Zarechie Odintsovo
2008–09   Yevgeniya Estes Uralochka-NTMK
2009–10   Tatiana Kosheleva Zarechie Odintsovo
2010–11   Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2011–12   Angelina Grün Dinamo Moscow
2012–13   Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2013–14   Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2014–15   Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2015–16   Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2016–17   Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2017–18   Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2018–19   Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2021 Superliga". Volleyball Federation of Russia (ВФВ) (in Russian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Volleyball - Russia - Women's Super League : presentation and medal winners". Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Goncharova awarded the best player of Superleague second year in a row". russiavolley.com. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Nataliya Goncharova wins the "Best Player" award third time in a row". russiavolley.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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