Russian National Football League

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Russian National Football League
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Country Russia Russia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992; 22 years ago (1992)
Number of teams 18 (2014-15)
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Premier League
Relegation to Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Russian Cup
Most championships Chernomorets
Shinnik Yaroslavl
Anzhi (2 titles)
2014–15 Russian National Football League

The Russian National Football League (FNL) (Russian: Первенство Футбольной Национальной Лиги, Pervenstvo Futbol'noy Natsional'noy Ligi), formerly called Russian First Division (Russian: Первый дивизион) is the second level of Russian professional football.

The Professional Football League used to run the division. Since 2011, it has been managed by the Football National League.

The league consists of 19 clubs. After each season the two top clubs are promoted to the Premier League, and the bottom five clubs are relegated to the Second Division.


Due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all Russian clubs of the former Soviet Top League and Soviet First League formed a single Russian Top Division, which meant that the new second tier of Russian football would remain regionalized. For the first two seasons three regional groups were formed for [clarification needed] the second tier, until 1994 when a single division was formed.

Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Winners and top scorers[edit]

Season Winners Also promoted Top scorer
1992 Zhemchuzhina-Amerus (West)
KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny (Centre)
Luch Vladivostok (East)
Georgia (country) Gocha Gogrichiani (Zhemchuzhina-Amerus, West) – 26
Russia Oleg Teryokhin (Sokol Saratov, Centre) – 27
Russia Vyacheslav Kartashov (Irtysh Omsk, East) – 19
1993 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (West, not promoted)
Lada Togliatti (Centre)
Dinamo-Gazovik Tyumen (East)
Russia Sergey Burdin (Chernomorets Novorossiysk, West) – 25
Russia Vladimir Filimonov (Zvezda Perm, Centre) – 37
Russia Vyacheslav Kamoltsev (Dinamo-Gazovik Tyumen, East) – 22
1994 Chernomorets Novorossiysk Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don Russia Dmitri Silin (Baltika Kaliningrad) – 35
1995 Baltika Kaliningrad Lada Togliatti
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Russia Sergei Bulatov (Baltika Kaliningrad) – 29
1996 Dinamo-Gazovik Tyumen Shinnik Yaroslavl
Fakel Voronezh
Georgia (country) Varlam Kilasonia (Lokomotiv Saint Petersburg) – 22
1997 Uralan Elista Russia Aleksei Chernov (Lada-Grad Dimitrovgrad) – 29
1998 Saturn Moscow Region Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod Brazil Andradina (Arsenal Tula) – 27
1999 Anzhi Makhachkala Fakel Voronezh Russia Konstantin Paramonov (Amkar Perm) – 23
2000 Sokol Saratov Torpedo-ZIL Moscow Russia Andrei Fedkov (Sokol Saratov) – 26
2001 Shinnik Yaroslavl Uralan Elista Russia Vitaly Kakunin (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk) – 20
2002 Rubin Kazan Chernomorets Novorossiysk Russia Vyacheslav Kamoltsev (Chernomorets Novorossiysk) – 20
Georgia (country) David Chaladze (Rubin Kazan) – 20
2003 Amkar Perm Kuban Krasnodar Russia Alexander Panov (Dynamo Saint Petersburg) – 23
2004 Terek Grozny Tom Tomsk Russia Andrei Fedkov (Terek Grozny) – 38
2005 Luch-Energia Vladivostok Spartak Nalchik Russia Yevgeni Alkhimov (Lokomotiv Chita) – 24
2006 Khimki Kuban Krasnodar Russia Yevgeni Alkhimov (Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast) – 25
2007 Shinnik Yaroslavl Terek Grozny Russia Dmitri Akimov (Sibir Novosibirsk) – 34
2008 FC Rostov Kuban Krasnodar Russia Denis Popov (Torpedo Moscow/Chernomorets Novorossiysk) – 24
2009 Anzhi Makhachkala Sibir Novosibirsk
Alania Vladikavkaz
Russia Aleksei Medvedev (Sibir Novosibirsk) – 18
2010 Kuban Krasnodar Volga Nizhny Novgorod
Georgia (country) Otar Martsvaladze (Volga Nizhny Novgorod) – 21
2011–12 Mordovia Saransk Alania Vladikavkaz Russia Ruslan Mukhametshin (Mordovia Saransk) – 31
2012–13 Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast Tom Tomsk Russia Spartak Gogniyev (Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast) – 17
2013-14 Mordovia Saransk Arsenal Tula
Torpedo Moscow
Russia Aleksandr Kutyin (Arsenal Tula) – 19

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ ""Салют" снимается с Первенства ФНЛ" (in Russian). Russian National Football League. 14 February 2014.