2001 Russian Top Division

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Spartak Moscow won their sixth consecutive Russian title, and ninth overall.


Overview[edit]

Team Head coach
FC Spartak Moscow Oleg Romantsev
FC Lokomotiv Moscow Yuri Syomin
FC Zenit St. Petersburg Yuri Morozov
FC Torpedo Moscow Vitaliy Shevchenko
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara Alexander Tarkhanov
FC Saturn Ramenskoye Vladimir Shevchuk
PFC CSKA Moscow Pavel Sadyrin (until October)
Aleksandr Kuznetsov (caretaker) (from October)
FC Sokol Saratov Aleksandr Koreshkov
FC Dynamo Moscow Valery Gazzaev (until April)
Aleksandr Novikov (from April)
FC Rotor Volgograd Pavel Gusev
FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don Sergei Balakhnin (until April)
Anatoly Baidachny (from April)
FC Alania Vladikavkaz Aleksandr Averyanov (until April)
Aleksandr Yanovskiy (from April)
FC Anzhi Makhachkala Gadzhi Gadzhiyev (until July)
Aleksandr Markarov (caretaker) (July to November)
Leonid Tkachenko (from November)
FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow Yevhen Kucherevskyi Ukraine
FC Fakel Voronezh Valeri Nenenko (until May)
Aleksandr Averyanov (from May)
FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk Anatoly Baidachny (until April)
Viktor Zernov (April to June)
Sergey Andreyev (June to September)
Khazret Dyshekov (caretaker) (from September)


Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Moscow (C) 30 17 9 4 56 30 +26 60 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 16 8 6 53 24 +29 56 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 16 8 6 52 35 +17 56 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Torpedo Moscow 30 15 7 8 53 42 +11 52
5 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 14 7 9 38 23 +15 49
6 Saturn 30 13 8 9 45 22 +23 47
7 CSKA Moscow 30 12 11 7 39 30 +9 47
8 Sokol Saratov 30 12 5 13 31 42 −11 41
9 Dynamo Moscow 30 10 8 12 43 51 −8 38
10 Rotor Volgograd 30 8 8 14 38 42 −4 32
11 Rostselmash 30 8 8 14 29 43 −14 32
12 Alania Vladikavkaz 30 8 8 14 31 47 −16 32
13 Anzhi Makhachkala 30 7 11 12 28 34 −6 32
14 Torpedo-ZIL Moscow 30 7 10 13 22 35 −13 31
15 Fakel Voronezh (R) 30 8 4 18 30 53 −23 28 Relegation to Russian First Division 2002
16 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (R) 30 5 8 17 19 54 −35 23

Source: rsssf.com {{{2}}}
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

During the round 22 match between Anzhi and CSKA on 18 August, CSKA and Ukraine goalkeeper Serhiy Perkhun clashed heads with Anzhi striker Budun Budunov. Both players were injured, and Perkhun died from a brain haemorrhage on 28 August in the age of 23.[1]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Dmitri Vyazmikin 18 Torpedo
2 Andrey Fedkov 14 Sokol
James Obiorah Nigeria 14 Lokomotiv
Serghei Rogaciov Moldova 14 Saturn
5 Dmitri Kirichenko 13 Rostselmash
6 Dmitri Loskov 12 Lokomotiv
Vitali Safronov 12 Fakel
8 Robson Brazil 11 Spartak
Egor Titov 11 Spartak
Valery Yesipov 11 Rotor

Awards[edit]

On 20 November, Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[2]

Goalkeepers
  1. Russia Ruslan Nigmatullin (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2. Ukraine Serhiy Perkhun (CSKA Moscow)
  3. Ukraine Maxym Levitsky (Spartak Moscow)
Stoppers
  1. Russia Sergei Ignashevich (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2. Russia Aleksei Katulsky (Zenit)
  3. Ukraine Dmytro Parfenov (Spartak Moscow)
Defensive midfielders
  1. Russia Marat Izmailov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2. Russia Dmitri Loskov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  3. Ukraine Olexandr Gorshkov (Zenit)

Medal squads[edit]

1. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Maksym Levytskyi Ukraine (20), Aleksandr Filimonov (8), Maksim Kabanov (3).
Defenders: Igor Mitreski Republic of Macedonia (27), Dmytro Parfenov Ukraine (26 / 4), Yuri Kovtun (26 / 1), Jerry-Christian Tchuissé Cameroon (22), Dmitri Ananko (13), Oleksandr Hranovskyi Ukraine (8 / 1), Dmitri Bugakov (5), Mikhail Kupriyanov (4), Kebe Senegal (4), Igor Stamenovski Republic of Macedonia (1), Andrei Streltsov (1).
Midfielders: Yegor Titov (30 / 11), Viktor Bulatov (29 / 2), Vasili Baranov Belarus (25 / 5), Eduard Tsykhmeystruk Ukraine (15 / 3), Maksym Kalynychenko Ukraine (9 / 2), Aleksandr Pavlenko (5), Kahaber Mzhavanadze Georgia (country) (4), Nikola Gjoševski Republic of Macedonia (4), Lawrence Adjei Ghana (1), Yevhen Lysytsyn Ukraine (1).
Forwards: Luis Robson Brazil (28 / 11), Aleksandr Shirko (15 / 3), Vladimir Beschastnykh (12 / 9), Nikolai Pisarev (9 / 1), Jafar Irismetov Uzbekistan (8), Artyom Bezrodny (6 / 1), German Lovchev (5), Raman Vasilyuk Belarus (4 / 2), Marcão Brazil (3), Okon Flo Essien Nigeria (3), Aleksandr Danishevsky (2), Aleksandr Sonin (2).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Oleg Romantsev

Transferred out during the season: Aleksandr Shirko (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Nikolai Pisarev (to FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow), Oleksandr Hranovskyi Ukraine (to Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv), Jafar Irismetov Uzbekistan (on loan to Belarus FC Slavia Mozyr), Aleksandr Filimonov (to Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv), Dmitri Bugakov (to FC Sokol Saratov), Nikola Gjoševski Republic of Macedonia (to Republic of Macedonia FK Vardar), Marcão Brazil (to Germany FC St. Pauli).

2. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Goalkeepers: Ruslan Nigmatullin (27), Platon Zakharchuk (3).
Defenders: Igor Chugainov (28 / 2), Jacob Lekgetho South Africa (25), Yuri Drozdov (24), Sergei Ignashevich (23), Gennadiy Nizhegorodov (21), Dmitri Sennikov (18), Vadim Evseev (13), Milan Obradović Serbia (12 / 1), Igor Cherevchenko Tajikistan (10), Andrei Lavrik Belarus (5), Andrei Solomatin (3), Oleg Pashinin Uzbekistan (1).
Midfielders: Dmitri Loskov (29 / 12), Vladimir Maminov Uzbekistan (25 / 5), Albert Sarkisyan Armenia (16), Yevgeni Kharlachyov (3).
Forwards: Marat Izmailov (29 / 6), James Obiorah Nigeria (25 / 14), Maksim Buznikin (25 / 6), Ruslan Pimenov (23 / 3), Zaza Janashia Georgia (country) (20 / 2), Nemanja Vučićević Serbia (3).

One own goal each scored by Denis Yevsikov and Oleg Kornaukhov (both PFC CSKA Moscow).

Manager: Yuri Syomin

Transferred out during the season: Andrei Solomatin (to PFC CSKA Moscow), Yevgeni Kharlachyov (to FC Dynamo Moscow), Oleg Pashinin Uzbekistan (on loan to Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima).

3. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (28), Dmitri Borodin (3).
Defenders: Sargis Hovsepyan Armenia (27), Aleksei Katulsky (26 / 3), Aleksei Igonin (22), Valeri Tsvetkov (21), Maksim Demenko (19 / 6), Konstantin Lepyokhin (15 / 2), Igor Nedorezov (2).
Midfielders: Andrei Arshavin (29 / 4), Aleksandr Gorshkov Ukraine (28 / 6), Aleksandr Spivak Ukraine (27 / 3), Andrey Kobelev (24 / 6), Denis Ugarov (17), Barys Haravoy Belarus (14), Sergei Osipov (10 / 1), Konstantin Konoplyov (8), Sergei Vasyanovich (7 / 1), Aleksei Lazarev (2).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (28 / 6), Hennadiy Popovych Ukraine (24 / 7), Maksim Astafyev (9 / 3), Yevgeni Tarasov Kazakhstan (9 / 3), Dmitri Akimov (2), Dzmitry Aharodnik Belarus (2), Aleksandr Petukhov (1).

One own goal scored by Otar Khizaneishvili Georgia (country) (FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don).

Manager: Yury Morozov.

Transferred out during the season: none.

See also[edit]

2001 in Russian football

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