2003 Russian Premier League

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CSKA won their first Russian title. It was their first championship since the last edition of the Soviet Top League in 1991. Newly promoted Rubin got the bronze.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Moscow (C) (Q) 30 17 8 5 56 32 +24 59 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Zenit St. Petersburg (Q) 30 16 8 6 48 32 +16 56 2004–05 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Rubin Kazan (Q) 30 15 8 7 44 29 +15 53
4 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 15 7 8 54 33 +21 52
5 Shinnik Yaroslavl 30 12 11 7 43 34 +9 47
6 Dynamo Moscow 30 12 10 8 42 29 +13 46
7 Saturn 30 12 9 9 40 37 +3 45
8 Torpedo Moscow 30 11 10 9 42 38 +4 43
9 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 11 9 10 38 33 +5 42
10 Spartak Moscow 30 10 6 14 38 48 −10 36
11 Rostov 30 8 10 12 30 42 −12 34
12 Rotor Volgograd 30 9 5 16 33 44 −11 32
13 Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz 30 9 4 17 23 43 −20 31
14 Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow 30 8 5 17 25 39 −14 29
15 Uralan Elista (R) 30 6 10 14 23 47 −24 28 Relegation to Russian First Division 2004
16 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (R) 30 6 6 18 30 49 −19 24

Source: RFPL {{{2}}}
Rules for classification: 1. punkty; 2. wygrane mecze; 3. bezpośrednie mecze (punkty, wygrane mecz, różnica bramek, gole strzelone, gole strzelone na wyjeździe); 4. różnica bramek; 5. gole strzelone; 6. gole strzelone na wyjeździe; 7. losowanie.
(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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Dmitri Loskov 14 Lokomotiv
2 Aleksandr Kerzhakov 13 Zenit
Valery Yesipov 13 Rotor
4 Aleksey Medvedev 11 Saturn-REN-TV
Roni Brazil 11 Rubin
6 Roman Pavlyuchenko 10 Spartak
7 Egor Titov 9 Spartak
Dmitri Bulykin 9 Dynamo
Andrei Karyaka 9 Krylya Sovetov
Martin Kushev Bulgaria 9 Shinnik
Rolan Gusev 9 CSKA
Andrey Tikhonov 9 Krylya Sovetov

Awards[edit]

On November 14 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[1]

Goalkeepers
  1. Russia Sergei Ovchinnikov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  2. Russia Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit)
  3. Russia Sergei Kozko (Rubin)
Defensive midfielders
  1. Russia Evgeni Aldonin (Rotor)
  2. Uzbekistan Vladimir Maminov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina Elvir Rahimić (CSKA Moscow)

Medal squads[edit]

1. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Veniamin Mandrykin (19), Igor Akinfeev (13).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski (30), Bohdan Shershun Ukraine (27 / 1), Denis Yevsikov (24), Vasili Berezutski (23), Deividas Šemberas Lithuania (21), Andrei Solomatin (20).
Midfielders: Elvir Rahimić Bosnia and Herzegovina (28 / 1), Jiří Jarošík Czech Republic (27 / 7), Rolan Gusev (26 / 9), Igor Yanovskiy (25 / 5), Sergei Semak (24 / 7), Juris Laizāns Latvia (21 / 1), Spartak Gogniyev (11 / 2), Alan Kusov (11), Artur Tlisov (3 / 1).
Forwards: Denis Popov (22 / 8), Dmitri Kirichenko (22 / 5), Ivica Olić Croatia (10 / 7), Alexander Geynrikh Uzbekistan (2 / 1), Sergey Samodin (2), Vardan Mazalov (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

One own goal scored by Andrés Scotti Uruguay (FC Rubin Kazan).

Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: Alan Kusov (on loan to FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz).

2. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (27), Kamil Čontofalský Slovakia (3).
Defenders: Milan Vještica Serbia (28), Pavel Mareš Czech Republic (26 / 2), Martin Horák Czech Republic (21 / 2), Daniel Chiriţă Romania (21 / 1), Aleksei Katulsky (17 / 1), Aleksei Igonin (11), Sargis Hovsepyan Armenia (10), Konstantin Lobov (9), Valeri Tsvetkov (8), Igor Nedorezov (1).
Midfielders: Andrei Arshavin (27 / 5), Aleksandr Spivak Ukraine (26 / 6), Vladislav Radimov (21 / 3), Vladimir Bystrov (19 / 4), Igor Denisov (19 / 2), Radek Šírl Czech Republic (18 / 1), Konstantin Konoplyov (15 / 1), Oleg Vlasov (13 / 2), Sergei Osipov (8).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (27 / 13), Dmitri Makarov (12 / 2), Lukáš Hartig Czech Republic (12 / 1), Andrei Nikolayev (6 / 2), Maksim Astafyev (4), Predrag Ranđelović Serbia (3).

Manager: Vlastimil Petržela Czech Republic.

Transferred out during the season: Sargis Hovsepyan Armenia (to FC Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow), Sergei Osipov (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Predrag Ranđelović Serbia (free agent).

3. FC Rubin Kazan

Goalkeepers: Sergei Kozko (24), Pavel Kharchik Turkmenistan (4), Valeri Aleskarov (2).
Defenders: Jiří Novotný Czech Republic (29 / 6), Mikhail Sinyov (27), Calisto Brazil (23 / 1), Roman Sharonov (18 / 1), Andrei Fyodorov Uzbekistan (17 / 1), Leandro Samaroni Brazil (9), Sergei Kharlamov (7), Andrei Streltsov (1), Pape Magatte Kebe Senegal (1).
Midfielders: Denis Boyarintsev (28 / 7), Andrés Scotti Uruguay (27 / 4), Tomáš Čížek Czech Republic (25 / 1), MacBeth Sibaya South Africa (24 / 1), Andrei Konovalov (23 / 2), Ebrima Sillah The Gambia (12 / 2), Abdelkarim Kissi Morocco (5), Dmitri Michkov (5), Carlos Castro Costa Rica (4), Baye Gueye Ndiaga Senegal (2 / 1).
Forwards: Roni Brazil (29 / 11), Oleg Nechayev (25 / 2), David Chaladze Georgia (country) (20 / 3), Aloísio Brazil (6), Wladimir Baýramow Turkmenistan (1).

Manager: Kurban Berdyev.

One own goal scored by Denis Yevsikov (PFC CSKA Moscow).

Transferred out during the season: Leandro Samaroni Brazil, Wladimir Baýramow Turkmenistan (both to FC Terek Grozny).

See also[edit]

2003 in Russian football

References[edit]

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