2004 Russian Premier League

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Following are the results of the 2004 Russian Premier League, the top division of Russian association football. Lokomotiv won their second Premier League title, while Krylya Sovetov finished in the top three for the first time, winning bronze. Kuban were relegated after just one season in the Premier League. They were joined by Rotor who played at the top level since the beginning of the Russian league.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lokomotiv Moscow (C) 30 18 7 5 44 19 +25 61 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 CSKA Moscow 30 17 9 4 53 22 +31 60 UEFA Cup 2005–06 First round
3 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 17 5 8 50 41 +9 56 UEFA Cup 2005–06
Second qualifying round
4 Zenit St. Petersburg 30 17 5 8 55 37 +18 56
5 Torpedo Moscow 30 16 6 8 53 37 +16 54
6 Shinnik Yaroslavl 30 12 8 10 29 29 0 44
7 Saturn 30 10 11 9 37 30 +7 41
8 Spartak Moscow 30 11 7 12 43 44 −1 40
9 FC Moscow 30 10 10 10 38 39 −1 40
10 Rubin Kazan 30 7 12 11 32 31 +1 33
11 Amkar Perm 30 6 12 12 27 42 −15 30
12 Rostov 30 7 8 15 28 42 −14 29
13 Dynamo Moscow 30 6 11 13 27 38 −11 29
14 Alania Vladikavkaz 30 7 7 16 28 52 −24 28
15 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 30 6 10 14 26 42 −16 28 Relegation to Russian First Division
16 Rotor Volgograd (R) 30 4 10 16 28 53 −25 22

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 4th goal difference.
(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 Aleksandr Kerzhakov 18 Zenit
2 Andrei Karyaka 17 Krylya Sovetov
3 Dmitri Sychev 15 Lokomotiv
Aleksandr Panov 15 Torpedo
5 Hector Bracamonte Argentina 10 Moskva
Roman Pavlyuchenko 10 Spartak
Valery Yesipov 10 Rotor
Olexandr Spivak Ukraine 10 Zenit
9 Robertas Poškus Lithuania 9 Krylya Sovetov
Igor Lebedenko 9 Torpedo
Igor Semshov 9 Torpedo
Vagner Love Brazil 9 CSKA
Ivica Olić Croatia 9 CSKA
Dmitri Kirichenko 9 CSKA

Medal squads[edit]

1. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Goalkeepers: Sergei Ovchinnikov (30), Ruslan Nigmatullin (1).
Defenders: Vadim Evseev (27 / 4), Dmitri Sennikov (26), Sergei Gurenko Belarus (26), Gennadiy Nizhegorodov (23), Malkhaz Asatiani Georgia (country) (19 / 1), Oleg Pashinin Uzbekistan (13), Jacob Lekgetho South Africa (6).
Midfielders: Dmitri Loskov (30 / 4), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (25 / 5), Dmitri Khokhlov (24 / 6), Marat Izmailov (18 / 2), Vladimir Maminov Uzbekistan (18 / 1), Francisco Lima Brazil (15), Deividas Česnauskis Lithuania (10), Jorge Wagner Brazil (4), Leandro Brazil (1).
Forwards: Dmitri Sychev (27 / 15), James Obiorah Nigeria (15 / 1), Ruslan Pimenov (14 / 4), Winston Parks Costa Rica (13 / 1), Mikheil Ashvetia Georgia (country) (12), Milan Jovanović Serbia (3), Maksim Buznikin (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Yuri Syomin.

Transferred out during the season: Maksim Buznikin (on loan to FC Rotor Volgograd).

2. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (26), Veniamin Mandrykin (6).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski (27), Deividas Šemberas Lithuania (24), Sergei Ignashevich (22 / 1), Chidi Odiah Nigeria (21), Bohdan Shershun Ukraine (14), Vasili Berezutski (6).
Midfielders: Sergei Semak (30 / 5), Evgeni Aldonin (30), Jiří Jarošík Czech Republic (29 / 5), Rolan Gusev (28 / 4), Elvir Rahimić Bosnia and Herzegovina (26 / 1), Yuri Zhirkov (25 / 6), Osmar Ferreyra Argentina (13 / 2), Daniel Carvalho Brazil (13 / 1), Miloš Krasić Serbia (7), Juris Laizāns Latvia (4).
Forwards: Dmitri Kirichenko (26 / 9), Ivica Olić Croatia (24 / 9), Vágner Love Brazil (12 / 9), Denis Popov (2), Serghei Dadu Moldova (1).

One own goal scored by Luc Zoa Cameroon (FC Spartak Moscow).

Manager: Artur Jorge Portugal (until July), Valery Gazzaev (from July).

Transferred out during the season: Denis Popov (to FC Kuban Krasnodar).

3. FC Krylia Sovetov Samara

Goalkeepers: Aleksei Poliakov Uzbekistan (29), Aleksandr Makarov (1).
Defenders: Aleksandr Anyukov (29 / 2), Denis Kolodin (25 / 1), Patrick Ovie Nigeria (24), Moisés Brazil (22 / 1), Leilton Brazil (14), Omari Tetradze (14), Rafael Schmitz Brazil (9), Matthew Booth South Africa (8 / 1).
Midfielders: Andrei Karyaka (29 / 17), Denis Kovba Belarus (29 / 1), Sergei Vinogradov (26 / 4), Ognjen Koroman Serbia (26 / 1), Souza Brazil (25 / 3), Andrey Tikhonov (23 / 4), Anton Bober (13 / 1), Dmitri Kudryashov (9), Omonigho Temile Nigeria (5), Laryea Kingston Ghana (3).
Forwards: Robertas Poškus Lithuania (18 / 9), Catanha Spain (11 / 1), Roni Brazil (8 / 1).

One own goal each scored by Aleksei Yepifanov (FC Rotor Volgograd) and Nikolay Shirshov Uzbekistan (FC Rostov).

Manager: Gadzhi Gadzhiev.

Transferred out during the season: Catanha Brazil (free agent), Rafael Schmitz Brazil (end of loan from France Lille).

See also[edit]

2004 in Russian football

External links[edit]