2004 in Russian football

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2004 in Russian football was marked with Lokomotiv's second championship, Terek's cup victory, and national team playing at Euro 2004.

National team[edit]

Russia national football team participated in the final tournament of Euro 2004, where they finished last in group A. Later they started qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. As of 2006, Russia's 1–7 defeat from Portugal in a qualifier is their worst result in history.

Date Venue Opponents Score1 Competition Russia scorers Match Report
31 March 2004 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia (A)  Bulgaria 2–2 F Dmitry Sychev Sport-Express
28 April 2004 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)  Norway 2–3 F Vladislav Radimov, Dmitri Kirichenko Sport-Express
25 May 2004 Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Stadion, Graz (A)  Austria 0–0 F Sport-Express
12 June 2004 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé (N)  Spain 0–1 EC uefa
16 June 2004 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (A)  Portugal 0–2 EC uefa
20 June 2004 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé (N)  Greece 2–1 EC Dmitri Kirichenko, Dmitri Bulykin uefa
18 August 2004 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)  Lithuania 4–3 F Dmitri Khokhlov, Andrei Karyaka, Dmitri Bulykin, Dmitri Sychev Sport-Express
4 September 2004 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)  Slovakia 1–1 WCQ Dmitri Bulykin FIFA
9 October 2004 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (A)  Luxembourg 4–0 WCQ Dmitri Sychev (3), Andrei Arshavin FIFA
13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (H)  Portugal 1–7 WCQ Andrei Arshavin FIFA
17 November 2004 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar (H)  Estonia 4–0 WCQ Andrei Karyaka, Marat Izmailov, Dmitri Sychev, Dmitri Loskov FIFA
  1. Russia score given first
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • EC = 2004 European Football Championship, Group A
  • WCQ = 2006 FIFA World Cup, European Qualifying, Group 3

Leagues[edit]

Premier League[edit]

First Division[edit]

Terek Grozny and Tom Tomsk were promoted to the Premier League for the first time. Terek set a new record, scoring 100 points in a season.

P W D L F A GD Pts
P 1 Terek 42 32 4 6 70 22 +48 100
P 2 Tom 42 27 5 10 70 38 +32 86
3 Sokol 42 25 8 9 69 38 +31 83
4 KAMAZ 42 19 12 11 52 49 +3 69
5 Khimki 42 17 10 15 39 33 +6 61
6 Oryol 42 16 13 13 37 34 +3 61
7 SKA-Energia 42 16 13 13 42 37 +5 61
8 Anzhi 42 16 12 14 50 53 –3 60
9 Metallurg 42 15 15 12 48 43 +5 60
10 Lokomotiv 42 17 8 17 47 48 –1 59
11 Dynamo Makhachkala 42 16 11 15 44 48 –4 59
12 Spartak 42 16 10 16 53 46 +7 58
13 Arsenal 42 15 13 14 39 32 +7 58
14 Luch-Energia 42 15 11 16 50 50 0 56
15 Dynamo Bryansk 42 14 13 15 49 51 –2 55
16 Metallurg-Kuzbass 42 14 10 18 53 53 0 52
17 Chernomorets 42 13 12 17 47 44 +3 51
R 18 Uralan 42 13 11 18 48 57 –9 50
R 19 Neftekhimik 42 11 12 19 38 57 –19 45
R 20 Baltika 42 10 9 23 37 60 –23 39
R 21 Lisma-Mordovia 42 5 11 26 24 62 –38 26
R 22 Gazovik-Gazprom 42 5 7 30 40 91 –51 22

Andrey Fedkov of Terek became the top goalscorer with 38 goals.

Second Division[edit]

The following clubs have earned promotion by winning tournaments in their respective Second Division zones:

Prior to start of the 2005 season three clubs (Rotor Volgograd, Torpedo Vladimir, and Arsenal Tula) refused participation in the First Division, and two more clubs (Dynamo Stavropol and Chernomorets Novorossiysk) were denied licences. This made way for the runners-up of all five zones:

Cups[edit]

The Russian Super Cup match between CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow was won by CSKA 3–1.

The Russian Cup was won by Terek Grozny, who beat Krylya Sovetov Samara in the final 1–0, with Andrey Fedkov scoring the only goal in the injury time. This was the first time the Cup was won by a team from the First Division.

UEFA club competitions[edit]

2003-04 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow qualified for the round of 16 of the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, where they met AS Monaco. Lokomotiv won the home match 2–1, but lost on away goals after Monaco won the second leg 1–0.

2003-04 UEFA Cup[edit]

Spartak Moscow qualified for the third round of the 2003–04 UEFA Cup, where they lost 3–1 on aggregate to RCD Mallorca.

2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Spartak Moscow started in the first round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2004 and defeated FK Atlantas and NK Kamen Ingrad. Shinnik Yaroslavl started in the second round and defeated FK Teplice. Both Spartak and Shinnik were knocked out in the third round by Villarreal CF and UD Leiria, respectively.

2004-05 UEFA Champions League[edit]

CSKA Moscow were the only Russian club to play in the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League. They started in the second qualifying round and reached the group stage by beating PFC Neftchi and Rangers F.C. In Group H, they finished third behind Chelsea F.C. and Futebol Clube do Porto but ahead of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. The third position allowed CSKA to qualify for the UEFA Cup 2004-05, a competition they eventually won.

2004-05 UEFA Cup[edit]

Terek Grozny (as the Russian Cup winners), Zenit Saint Petersburg and Rubin Kazan started in the second qualifying round of the 2004–05 UEFA Cup. Terek and Zenit qualified for the first round by defeating Lech Poznań and SV Pasching, respectively, while Rubin were knocked out by SK Rapid Wien. In the first round, Terek lost to FC Basel, and Zenit beat Red Star Belgrade and reached the group stage. In the group with Lille OSC, Sevilla FC, Alemannia Aachen, and AEK Athens FC, Zenit finished fourth and were eliminated.

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