1999 in Russian football

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1999 in Russian football was marked by the national team's failure to qualify for the Euro 2000. Spartak Moscow won the league title, while Zenit were the victors of the Russian Cup.

National team[edit]

Russia national football team failed to qualify for the Euro 2000. After a run of six straight wins, a draw with Ukraine left Russia in the third position in the group.

Date Venue Opponents Score1 Competition Russia scorers Match Report
27 March 1999 Hrazdan Stadium, Yerevan (A)  Armenia 3–0 ECQ Valery Karpin (2), Vladimir Beschastnykh uefa
31 March 1999 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Andorra 6–1 ECQ Egor Titov, Vladimir Beschastnykh (2), Viktor Onopko, Ilya Tsymbalar, Dmitry Alenichev uefa
19 May 1999 Arsenal Stadium, Tula (H)  Belarus 1–1 F Alexander Mostovoi Sport-Express
5 June 1999 Stade de France, Saint-Denis (A)  France 3–2 ECQ Aleksandr Panov (2), Valery Karpin uefa
9 June 1999 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)  Iceland 1–0 ECQ Valery Karpin uefa
18 August 1999 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk (A)  Belarus 2–0 F Vladimir Beschastnykh, Aleksandr Panov Sport-Express
4 September 1999 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (H)  Armenia 2–0 ECQ Vladimir Beschastnykh, Valery Karpin uefa
8 September 1999 Estadi Communal, Andorra la Vella (A)  Andorra 2–1 ECQ Viktor Onopko (2) uefa
9 October 1999 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (H)  Ukraine 1–1 ECQ Valery Karpin uefa
  1. Russia score given first
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • F = Friendly
  • ECQ = 2000 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, Group 4

Leagues[edit]

Top Division[edit]

First Division[edit]

Anzhi won the First Division, winning their first promotion to the Top Division. Runners-up Fakel made their return to the top flight.

P W D L F A GD Pts
P 1 Anzhi 42 26 8 8 55 20 +35 86
P 2 Fakel 42 26 7 9 65 31 +34 85
3 Sokol 42 25 7 10 74 39 +35 82
4 Torpedo-ZIL 42 23 13 6 67 27 +40 82
5 Baltika 42 22 8 12 60 37 +37 74
6 Amkar 42 20 10 12 65 49 +16 70
7 Rubin 42 18 12 12 56 49 +7 66
8 Gazovik-Gazprom 42 20 4 18 50 47 +3 64
9 Arsenal 42 19 7 16 61 51 +10 64
10 Lokomotiv Chita 42 19 5 18 48 50 –2 62
11 Kristall 42 17 7 18 44 49 –5 58
12 Tom 42 17 7 18 48 54 –6 58
13 Spartak 42 17 5 20 49 61 –12 56
14 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk 42 14 12 16 38 43 –5 54
15 Metallurg Lipetsk 42 15 8 19 51 53 –2 53
16 Lokomotiv Saint Petersburg 42 14 9 19 35 51 –16 51
17 Volgar-Gazprom 42 14 8 20 41 49 –8 50
R 18 Tyumen 42 13 9 20 43 59 –16 48
R 19 Torpedo-Victoria 42 11 10 21 47 67 –20 43
R 20 Lada-Simbirsk 42 12 4 26 37 69 –32 40
R 21 Dynamo 42 10 9 23 31 50 –19 39
R 22 Spartak-Orekhovo 42 2 7 33 25 85 –60 13

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Konstantin Paramonov 23 Amkar
2 Mikhail Jishkariani Georgia (country) 20 Sokol
3 Andradina Brazil 18 Arsenal
4 Andrei Fedkov 16 Baltika
5 Andrei Bakalets 14 Torpedo-Victoria
Vadim Belokhonov 14 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk
Sergei Bulatov 14 Fakel
Vaso Sepashvili Georgia (country) 14 Spartak
9 Nail Galimov 13 Lokomotiv Chita
10 Aleksei Kocharygin 12 Tyumen

Second Division[edit]

Of six clubs that finished first in their respective Second Division zones, three play-off winners were promoted to the First Division:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Spartak-Chukotka Moscow (Centre) 5–2 FC Avtomobilist Noginsk (West) 1–1 4–1
FC Lada-Togliatti-VAZ Togliatti (Povolzhye) 3–2 FC Kuban Krasnodar (South) 2–1 1–1
FC Nosta Novotroitsk (Ural) 4–3 FC Metallurg Novokuznetsk (East) 3–1 1–2

Cup[edit]

The Russian Cup was won by Zenit Saint Petersburg, who beat Dynamo Moscow 3–1 in the final.

UEFA club competitions[edit]

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1998-99[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow reached the semifinal of the last Cup Winners' Cup, defeating Maccabi Haifa in the quarterfinal 4–0 on aggregate. In the semifinal Lokomotiv were eliminated by eventual winners S.S. Lazio on away goals.

UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999[edit]

FC Rostov eliminated Cementarnica 55 Skopje and NK Varteks in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999, setting up a tie against Juventus F.C. Juventus comfortably won twice, recording a 9–1 aggregate score.

UEFA Champions League 1999-00[edit]

CSKA Moscow began their campaign in the second qualifying round but lost to Molde F.K. Spartak Moscow successfully passed the third qualifying round, eliminating FK Partizan, and qualified for the main competition where they finished third in a group with AC Sparta Prague, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, and Willem II Tilburg.

UEFA Cup 1999-00[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow started UEFA Cup 1999-00 in the qualifying round. After eliminating FC BATE with the score 12–1 Lokomotiv defeated Lyngby Boldklub 5–1 on aggregate in the first round, but lost to Leeds United A.F.C. with the aggregate score of 1–7. Russia's second participants, Zenit Saint Petersburg were eliminated by Bologna F.C. 1909 in the first round.

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