Russian Women's Football Championship

The Russian Women's Football Championship (Russian: Чемпионат России по футболу среди женщин), also known as the Top Division and the Women's Football League, is the highest professional [1] women's football league in Russia.

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Founded1992
Country Russia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toWomen’s 1.Division
Domestic cup(s)Russian Women's Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Women's Champions League
Current championsLokomotiv Moscow (1st title)
(2021)
Most championshipsZvezda-2005 Perm (6 titles)
Websitewfl.rfs.ru
Current: 2021 Russian Championship

The Top Division was founded in 1992.[2] Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the women's league played two seasons in 1990 and 1991.

FormatEdit

For the 2010 season the seven teams play each other four times, two times away and two games at home. In previous years the team played each other only twice. As Russia is in the top 8 leagues of Europe by UEFA Coefficient[3] the top two teams qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League and the last team gets relegated to the Women’s 1.Division. The 2011–12 season was the first to last over the winter month. Eight teams contest the season and play each other four times for a total of 28 matches.[4] The tie-breaking rules after the season are in descending order: points, number of wins, then in matches between tied teams: points, wins, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored, after that in all matches: goal difference, goals scored, away goal scored, better fair-play record and finally the tie is broken by drawing of a lot. One exception is, if there is a tie of points involving the first place, thus the tie-breaking would determine the champion. In this case, there is an additional match, or in case of at least a three way tie a tournament to be played.[5]

In the 2012–13 season a championship and relegation round was played after the regular season. After 14 matches each, the top four and bottom four teams played each other twice more. The winner of the championship round is the champion.

In 2013 the league returned to the spring-autumn format.[6] No championship group was played then. In 2014 a championship group followed the regular season. Points of both stages are added together.[7]

Teams in the 2022 seasonEdit

 
 
Moscow (4 teams)
 
Perm
 
Ryazan
 
Krasnodar
 
Saint Petersburg
 
Krasnoyarsk
(not on map)
 
Locations of the 2020 teams
Team Location Ground
Chertanovo Moscow Moscow Arena Chertanovo
Dynamo Moscow Moscow VTB Arena
WFC Krasnodar Krasnodar Krasnodar Academy Stadium
CSKA Moscow Moscow Novye Khimki Stadium
Zenit Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Smena Stadium
Ryazan-VDV Ryazan Central'nyj Sportivn'yj Kompleks
Lokomotiv Moscow Moscow Sapsan Arena
Zvezda-2005 Perm Perm Zvezda Stadium
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Futbol-arena Enisey

Champions and top scorersEdit

The champions so far are:[8][9]

# Year Champion Runner-up Third place Top scorer
1 1992 Interros Moscow CSK VVS Samara SKIF Malakhovka   Larisa Savina (CSK VVS Samara, 23 goals)
2 1993 CSK VVS Samara Rus Moscow SKIF Malakhovka   Larisa Savina (CSK VVS Samara, 19 goals)
3 1994 CSK VVS Samara Energiya Voronezh Kaluzhanka   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 31 goals)
4 1995 Energiya Voronezh CSK VVS Samara Sibiryachka Krasnoyarsk   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 37 goals)
5 1996 CSK VVS Samara Energiya Voronezh Lada Togliatti   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 39 goals)
6 1997 Energiya Voronezh CSK VVS Samara VDV Ryazan   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 21 goals)
7 1998 Energiya Voronezh CSK VVS Samara VDV Ryazan   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 19 goals)
8 1999 VDV Ryazan Energiya Voronezh CSK VVS Samara
9 2000 Ryazan TNK Energiya XXI Vek Voronezh CSK VVS Samara   Nadezhda Bosikova (Energiya Voronezh, 30 goals)
  Olga Letyushova (Ryazan-VDV, 30 goals)
10 2001 CSK VVS Samara Energiya XXI Vek Voronezh Ryazan TNK   Olga Letyushova (Ryazan-VDV, 31 goals)
11 2002 Energiya Voronezh Lada Togliatti Ryazan TNK   Natalia Barbashina (Lada Togliatti, 29 goals)
12 2003 Energiya Voronezh Lada Togliatti CSK VVS Samara   Natalia Barbashina (Lada Togliatti, 21 goals)
13 2004 Lada Togliatti Rossiyanka Energiya Voronezh   Olga Letyushova (Rossiyanka, 18 goals)
14 2005 Rossiyanka Lada Togliatti Nadezhda Noginsk   Olga Letyushova (Rossiyanka, 27 goals)
15 2006 Rossiyanka Spartak Moscow Nadezhda Noginsk   Olga Letyushova (Rossiyanka, 34 goals)
16 2007 Zvezda-2005 Perm Rossiyanka Nadezhda Noginsk   Olga Letyushova (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 19 goals)
17 2008 Zvezda-2005 Perm Rossiyanka SKA Rostov   Emueje Ogbiagbevha (Rossiyanka, 16 goals)
18 2009 Zvezda-2005 Perm Rossiyanka Energiya Voronezh   Daryna Apanaschenko (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 12 goals)
  Olesya Kurochkina (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 12 goals)
19 2010 Rossiyanka Energiya Voronezh Zvezda-2005 Perm   Emueje Ogbiagbevha (Rossiyanka, 23 goals)
20 2011–12 Rossiyanka Zorky Krasnogorsk Energiya Voronezh   Emueje Ogbiagbevha (Energiya Voronezh, 15 goals)
21 2012–13 Zorky Krasnogorsk Rossiyanka Ryazan-VDV   Olesya Kurochkina (Izmailovo Moscow, 16 goals)
22 2013 Ryazan-VDV Zvezda-2005 Perm Zorky Krasnogorsk   Elena Danilova (Ryazan-VDV, 17 goals)
23 2014 Zvezda-2005 Perm Zorky Krasnogorsk Ryazan-VDV   Daryna Apanaschenko (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 8 goals)
24 2015 Zvezda-2005 Perm Rossiyanka Zorky Krasnogorsk   Daryna Apanaschenko (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 13 goals)
25 2016 Rossiyanka Zvezda-2005 Perm Ryazan-VDV   Margarita Chernomyrdina (Chertanovo Moscow, 8 goals)
  Nadezhda Karpova (Chertanovo Moscow, 8 goals)
26 2017[10] Zvezda-2005 Perm Ryazan-VDV Chertanovo Moscow   Elena Danilova (Ryazan-VDV, 11 goals)
27 2018[11] Ryazan-VDV Chertanovo Moscow Zvezda-2005 Perm   Elena Danilova (Ryazan-VDV, 11 goals)
28 2019[12] CSKA Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow Kubanochka Krasnodar   Nelli Korovkina (Lokomotiv Moscow, 20 goals)
29 2020[13] CSKA Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow Zvezda-2005 Perm   Olesya Kurochkina (Zvezda-2005 Perm, 9 goals)
30 2021 Lokomotiv Moscow CSKA Moscow Zenit Saint Petersburg   Nelli Korovkina (Lokomotiv Moscow, 20 goals)

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Years won
Zvezda-2005 Perm 6 2 3 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017
Energiya Voronezh 5 6 3 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003
Rossiyanka 5 6 0 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011–12, 2016
CSK VVS Samara 4 4 3 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001
Ryazan-VDV 4 1 7 1999, 2000, 2013, 2018
CSKA Moscow 2 1 0 2019, 2020
Lada Togliatti 1 3 1 2004
Zorky Krasnogorsk 1 2 2 2012–13
Lokomotiv Moscow 1 2 0 2021
Interros Moscow 1 0 0 1992
Chertanovo Moscow /
SKIF Malakhovka
0 1 3
Rus Moscow 0 1 0
Spartak Moscow 0 1 0
Nadezhda Noginsk 0 0 3
Kaluzhanka 0 0 1
Sibiryachka Krasnoyarsk 0 0 1
SKA Rostov 0 0 1
Kubanochka Krasnodar 0 0 1
Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 0 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Russian Women's Championship". RFS (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  2. ^ "XVIII ЧЕМПИОНАТ РОССИИ ПО ФУТБОЛУ" (in Russian). Womenfootball.ru. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  3. ^ https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/WomenCup/89/50/90/895090_DOWNLOAD.pdf
  4. ^ "2011/12 regulations" (.doc) (in Russian). Chapter 4: womenfootball.ru. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 6 August 2011.CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ "2010/11 regulations" (.doc) (in Russian). Chapter 10: womenfootball.ru. pp. 14–15. Retrieved 6 August 2011.CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ "2013 season review" (in Russian). rfs.ru. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.womenfootball.ru/champ/2014/reg_top_Russia_vs_title_2014.pdf
  8. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (2009-04-23). "Russia - List of Women Champions". RSSSF.
  9. ^ "???????" (in Russian). Womenfootball.ru. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  10. ^ ""Звезда-2005" - чемпион России среди женщин!". Russian Football Union. 28 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Футболистки "Рязани-ВДВ" выиграли чемпионат России". 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "ЖФК ЦСКА - чемпион России сезона-2019!". Russian Football Union. 20 October 2019.
  13. ^ "ЖФК ЦСКА – победитель Суперлиги-2020!". Russian Football Union. 16 November 2020.

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