2003 in Russian football

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2003 in Russian football saw the first title for PFC CSKA Moscow. Spartak Moscow, the Cup winners, had the worst league finish since 1976. The national team qualified for Euro 2004.

National team[edit]

Russia national football team qualified for the Euro 2004. After finishing second to Switzerland in group 10, Russia overcame Wales in play-offs.

Date Venue Opponents Score1 Competition Russia scorers Match Report
12 February 2003 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol (A)  Cyprus 1–0 FT Dmitry Khokhlov rsssf
13 February 2003 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol (N)  Romania 4–2 FT Andrei Karyaka, Andrei Arshavin, Rolan Gusev, 1 own goal rsssf
29 March 2003 Loro-Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër (A)  Albania 1–3 ECQ Andrei Karyaka uefa
30 April 2003 Locomotive Stadium, Tbilisi (A)  Georgia 0–1 ECQ uefa
7 June 2003 St. Jakob-Park, Basel (A)  Switzerland 2–2 ECQ Sergey Ignashevich (2) uefa
20 August 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Israel 1–2 F Sergei Semak rsssf
6 September 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin (A)  Republic of Ireland 1–1 ECQ Sergey Ignashevich uefa
10 September 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Switzerland 4–1 ECQ Dmitri Bulykin (3), Alexander Mostovoi uefa
11 October 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Georgia 3–1 ECQ Dmitri Bulykin, Egor Titov, Dmitri Sychev uefa
15 November 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Wales 0–0 ECQP uefa
19 November 2003 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (A)  Wales 1–0 ECQP Vadim Evseev uefa
  1. Russia score given first
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • FT = Friendly tournament
  • ECQ = 2004 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, Group 10
  • ECQP = 2004 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, play-off

Leagues[edit]

Premier League[edit]

First Division[edit]

The First Division was extended from 18 teams in 2005 to 22. Amkar and Kuban won the promotion on the dramatic final day of the season, leaving Terek and Tom in the First Division.

P W D L F A GD Pts
P 1 Amkar 42 25 12 5 50 20 +30 87
P 2 Kuban 42 27 5 10 75 38 +37 86
3 Tom 42 25 10 7 55 23 +32 85
4 Terek 42 25 10 7 56 21 +35 85
5 Dynamo SPb 42 23 8 11 66 37 +29 77
6 Anzhi 42 19 13 10 52 33 +19 70
7 Baltika 42 18 10 14 58 49 +9 64
8 Metallurg 42 17 11 14 53 38 +15 62
9 Sokol 42 16 14 12 52 36 +12 62
10 SKA-Energia 42 16 12 14 51 47 +4 60
11 Lokomotiv 42 19 0 23 55 66 –11 57
12 Khimki 42 16 9 17 36 46 –10 57
13 Metallurg-Kuzbass 42 14 12 16 42 47 –5 54
14 Lisma-Mordovia 42 15 8 19 54 60 –6 53
15 Spartak 42 14 10 18 34 49 –15 52
16 Neftekhimik 42 14 9 19 50 60 –10 51
17 Gazovik-Gazprom 42 12 14 16 44 56 –12 50
R 18 Fakel-Voronezh 42 13 10 19 44 56 –12 49
R 19 Ural 42 11 8 23 43 65 –22 41
R 20 Kristall 42 10 5 27 40 72 –32 35
R 21 Volgar-Gazprom 42 6 11 25 28 60 –32 29
R 22 Lada 42 5 3 34 27 86 –59 18

Aleksandr Panov of Dynamo SPb became the top goalscorer with 23 goals.

Second Division[edit]

The Ural and Povolzhye zones of the Second Division were merged because of low number of clubs. The following clubs have earned promotion by winning tournaments in their respective zones:

Cups[edit]

In a newly introduced Russian Super Cup Lokomotiv overcame CSKA 4–3 on penalties after the match ended 1–1. The match was held at the newly reconstructed Lokomotiv Stadium.

The Russian Cup was won by Spartak Moscow, who beat Rostov in the final 1–0.

UEFA club competitions[edit]

UEFA Champions League 2002-03[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow participated in the second group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2003-04, where they finished fourth with just one point in a group which included A.C. Milan, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund.

UEFA Champions League 2003-04[edit]

CSKA Moscow were unsuccessful in the UEFA Champions League 2003-04, as they lost in the second qualifying round to FK Vardar 2–3 on aggregate.

Lokomotiv Moscow beat FC Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify for the group stage. They finished second in a group with Arsenal F.C., Internazionale Milano F.C., and FC Dynamo Kyiv. Lokomotiv were level on points with Inter but qualified for the knock-out rounds thanks to a 3–0 home win and away draw.

UEFA Cup 2003-04[edit]

Torpedo Moscow beat F.C. Domagnano 9–0 on aggregate in the qualifying round. In the first round, they needed a penalty shootout to overcome PFC CSKA Sofia. In the second round, Torpedo lost 1–2 on aggregate to Villarreal CF.

Spartak Moscow knocked out Esbjerg fB and Dinamo Bucureşti in the first two rounds and qualified for the spring phase of the competition.

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