1995 in Russian football

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1995 was the fourth season Russia held its own national football competition since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Club competitions[edit]

FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz won the league for the first time ever.

This was the first season 3 points were awarded for a win instead of two.

For more details, see:

Cup competitions[edit]

The third edition of the Russian Cup, Russian Cup 1994–95 was won by FC Dynamo Moscow, who beat FC Rotor Volgograd in the finals in a shootout 8-7 after finishing extra time at 0-0.

Early stages of the Russian Cup 1995–96 were played later in the year.

European club competitions[edit]

1994–95 UEFA Champions League, 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and 1994–95 UEFA Cup[edit]

All the Russian participants were eliminated in 1994.

1995–96 UEFA Champions League[edit]

FC Spartak Moscow won every game in their group, qualifying for the quarterfinals.[1]

FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Mamedov, Yuran, Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Shmarov (Kechinov, 89), Piatnitski, Tikhonov.
FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Mamedov, Yuran, Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Shmarov, Piatnitski, Tikhonov.
FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Mamedov, Yuran, Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Shmarov (Kechinov, 58), Piatnitski (Alenichev, 46), Tikhonov.
FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar (Kechinov, 46), Ananko, Yuran, Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Shmarov, Alenichev (Titov, 85), Tikhonov.
FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Mamedov, Yuran (Piatnitski, 74), Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Shmarov (Kechinov, 67), Alenichev, Tikhonov (Mukhamadiev, 87).
FC Spartak Moscow: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Mamedov, Kechinov, Onopko (captain) (Ananko, 82), Kulkov, Shmarov, Alenichev, Tikhonov.

1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

FC Dynamo Moscow advanced through the first two rounds, qualifying to play in the quarterfinals next spring.[2]

FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin (captain), Yakhimovich, Shulgin, Kolotovkin, Sabitov (Tishkov, 79), Kobelev (Grishin, 55), Samatov, Cheryshev (Safronov, 62), S. Nekrasov, Kuznetsov, Teryokhin.
  • September 28, 1995 / First Round, Return Leg / FC Ararat Yerevan - FC Dynamo Moscow 0-1 (Teryokhin Goal 65') / Yerevan, Hrazdan Stadium / Attendance: 20,000
FC Dynamo Moscow: Kleimyonov, Grishin (Kobelev, 85), Kovtun, Kolotovkin, Shulgin, Kuznetsov, Samatov, Cheryshev, S. Nekrasov (Safronov, 85), Podpaly (captain), Teryokhin.
FC Dynamo Moscow: Kleimyonov, Kuznetsov, Kovtun, S. Nekrasov, Shulgin, Kobelev (Grishin, 46), Samatov, Cheryshev, Safronov, Podpaly (captain), Tishkov (Kutsenko, 78).
FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin, Kuznetsov, Kovtun, Kolotovkin, Yakhimovich, Grishin, Samatov, Cheryshev (Kobelev, 120), Safronov (Tishkov, 70), Podpaly (captain), Teryokhin.

1995–96 UEFA Cup[edit]

FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz and FC Lokomotiv Moscow were eliminated in the first round by strong opponents (even though Lokomotiv very unexpectedly beat FC Bayern in Munich in the first game). FC Rotor Volgograd eliminated Manchester United F.C. in the first round, but went out in the second round.[3]

FC Lokomotiv Moscow: Ovchinnikov, Arifullin, Drozdov, Kharlachyov, Hovhannisyan, Chugainov, Kosolapov (captain), Gurenko, Elyshev, Solomatin, Garin (Maminov, 82).
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Shmarko, Burlachenko, Gerashchenko (captain), Yeshchenko, Zhunenko, Korniyets, Niederhaus, Veretennikov, Yesipov, Zernov (Krivov, 80).
FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz: Khapov, Pagayev (Timofeev, 46), Gorlukovich (Kornienko, 81), Shelia, Dzhioyev (captain), Tetradze, Tedeyev, Yanovskiy, Qosimov (Derkach, 46), Kanishchev, Kavelashvili.
FC Lokomotiv Moscow: Ovchinnikov, Arifullin, Drozdov, Kharlachyov, Solomatin, Chugainov, Kosolapov (captain), Gurenko (Pashinin, 10; Maminov, 46), Elyshev, Kuznetsov, Garin.
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Shmarko, Burlachenko, Berketov, Yeshchenko (Tsarenko, 70), Zhunenko, Korniyets, Niederhaus (Krivov, 79), Veretennikov (captain), Yesipov, Zernov (Ilyushin, 74).
  • September 26, 1995 / First Round, Return Leg / Liverpool F.C. - FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz 0-0 / Liverpool, Anfield / Attendance: 35,042
FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz: Khapov, Pagayev, Kornienko (Derkach, 46), Shelia, Dzhioyev (captain), Tetradze, Tedeyev, Yanovskiy, Qosimov, Suleymanov, Kanishchev (Timofeev, 46).
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Shmarko, Berketov, Gerashchenko (captain), Yeshchenko, Zhunenko, Korniyets, Niederhaus (Ilyushin, 87), Veretennikov, Yesipov, Zernov (Krivov, 84).
  • October 31, 1995 / Second Round, Return Leg / FC Rotor Volgograd - FC Girondins de Bordeaux 0-1 (Bancarel Goal 84') / Volgograd, Central Stadium / Attendance: 25,000
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Shmarko, Burlachenko, Gerashchenko (captain), Yeshchenko, Berketov, Korniyets, Niederhaus, Veretennikov, Yesipov, Zernov (Ilyushin, 67).

National team[edit]

Russia national football team qualified for the UEFA Euro 1996, winning their group. Oleg Romantsev was the manager that year, with Aleksandr Tarkhanov, Boris Ignatyev and Sergei Pavlov assisting.[4]

Russia: Cherchesov, Gorlukovich, Nikiforov (captain), Tsymbalar (Khlestov, 30), Shalimov, Karpin, Afanasyev, Kanchelskis, Rakhimov (Kovtun, 75), Radchenko (Mostovoi, 46), Pisarev (Beschastnykh, 46).
Russia: Kharine, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Kovtun, Shalimov (Radimov, 68), Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Dobrovolski, Radchenko (Pisarev, 58), Kiriakov.
Russia: Kharine, Kulkov, Nikiforov, Kovtun, Khlestov, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Piatnitski (Kiriakov, 46), Dobrovolski, Radchenko (Mostovoi, 75), Beschastnykh.
Russia: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Kovtun, Tetradze, Kechinov, Onopko (captain), Cheryshev, Piatnitski (Lebed, 20), Pisarev, Mukhamadiev.
Russia: Kharine (Cherchesov, 46), Khlestov, Tetradze, Kovtun, Kulkov (Mamedov, 78), Karpin, Onopko (captain), Cheryshev (Afanasyev, 57), Beschastnykh, Shalimov, Kiriakov.
Russia: Cherchesov, Kulkov, Tetradze, Kovtun, Shalimov, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kolyvanov, Beschastnykh, Dobrovolski (Radchenko, 59), Kiriakov (Cheryshev, 85).
Russia: Kharine (Cherchesov, 82), Kovtun, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Khlestov, Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Karpin (Kanchelskis, 61), Mostovoi, Radchenko (Kiriakov, 68), Kolyvanov.
Russia: Cherchesov, Kovtun, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Shalimov, Kanchelskis (Beschastnykh, 57), Onopko (captain), Kulkov (Mamedov, 64), Mostovoi, Radchenko (Kiriakov, 46), Kolyvanov.
Russia: Kharine, Kovtun, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar (Radchenko, 62), Khlestov, Karpin (Shalimov, 75), Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Mostovoi, Yuran (Kiriakov, 46), Kolyvanov.
Russia: Cherchesov, Mamedov (Dobrovolski, 46), Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Khlestov, Karpin (Kanchelskis, 77), Onopko (captain), Kulkov, Mostovoi, Yuran, Radchenko (Kiriakov, 63).

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