2007 Russian Premier League

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Locations of the teams that participated in the 2007 Russian Premier League

The 2007 Russian Premier League was the 16th season of the Russian Football Championship, and the sixth under the current Russian Premier League name. The league was sponsored by insurance company Rosgosstrakh.

The season started on 10 March 2007 with the match between Luch-Energia and FC Moscow in Vladivostok, with the first goal of the season being scored by FC Moscow striker Héctor Bracamonte. It ended on 11 November 2007, when Zenit St. Petersburg claimed their first title with an away win over Saturn. Zenit became the second non-Moscow club to win the league, after Alania Vladikavkaz in 1995.

Spartak Moscow finished runners-up for the third consecutive season, while defending champions CSKA Moscow finished third.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Based on paragraph 15.3 of the Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points (without having the highest number), the positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher number of wins; 3. higher goal difference; 4. higher number of goals scored; 5. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. higher number of goals scored in all matches;
  5. higher number of away goals scored in all matches;
  6. drawing of lots.

Based on paragraph 15.4 of the regulations, if two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position is determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. results of matches between the two teams (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  3. drawing of lots, or an additional match between the two teams, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if necessary.

Based on paragraph 15.5 of the regulations, if more than two teams are equal on the highest number of points, the first position and subsequent positions of these teams are determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. higher goal difference in all matches;
  3. results of matches between the teams in question (1. higher number of points obtained; 2. higher goal difference; 3. higher number of goals scored; 4. higher number of away goals scored);
  4. drawing of lots, or an additional tournament between the teams in question.1

1The terms of this additional tournament are determined by the Russian Football Union and the governing body of the Russian Premier League based on suggestions from the participating clubs.

Overview[edit]

Team Head coach
FC Zenit St. Petersburg Dick Advocaat Netherlands
FC Spartak Moscow Vladimir Fedotov (until June)
Stanislav Cherchesov (from June)
PFC CSKA Moscow Valery Gazzaev
FC Moscow Leonid Slutsky
FC Saturn Moscow Oblast Vladimír Weiss Slovakia (until May)
Gadzhi Gadzhiyev (from May)
FC Dynamo Moscow Andrey Kobelev
FC Lokomotiv Moscow Anatoliy Byshovets
FC Amkar Perm Rashid Rakhimov
FC Khimki Vladimir Kazachyonok (until September)
Slavoljub Muslin Serbia (from September)
FC Rubin Kazan Kurban Berdyev Turkmenistan
FC Tom Tomsk Valeriy Petrakov
PFC Spartak Nalchik Yuri Krasnozhan
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara Sergei Oborin (until August)
Alexander Tarkhanov (from August)
FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok Sergei Pavlov
FC Kuban Krasnodar Pavlo Yakovenko Ukraine (until April)
Leonid Nazarenko (caretaker) (April to August)
Soferbi Yeshugov (August to September)
Leonid Nazarenko (caretaker) (from September)
FC Rostov Sergei Balakhnin (until July)
Pavlo Yakovenko Ukraine (July)
Oleg Dolmatov (from July)


Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Zenit St. Petersburg (C) 30 18 7 5 54 32 +22 61 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Spartak Moscow 30 17 8 5 50 30 +20 59 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 CSKA Moscow 30 14 11 5 43 24 +19 53 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round 1
4 FC Moscow 30 15 7 8 40 32 +8 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Saturn 30 11 12 7 34 28 +6 45 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Dynamo Moscow 30 11 8 11 37 35 +2 41
7 Lokomotiv Moscow 30 11 8 11 39 42 −3 41
8 Amkar Perm 30 10 11 9 30 27 +3 41
9 Khimki 30 9 10 11 32 33 −1 37
10 Rubin Kazan 30 10 5 15 31 39 −8 35
11 Tom Tomsk 30 8 11 11 37 35 +2 35
12 Spartak Nalchik 30 8 9 13 29 38 −9 33
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 8 8 14 35 46 −11 32
14 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 30 8 8 14 26 39 −13 32
15 Kuban Krasnodar (R) 30 7 11 12 27 38 −11 32 Relegation to Russian First Division 2008
16 Rostov (R) 30 2 12 16 18 44 −26 18

Source: RFPL
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd goal difference; 4th head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored; 7th drawing of lots
1Qualified as the winner of Russian Cup 2007-08.
(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.

Russian Premier League 2007 Winners
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
First title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Nat. Player Goals (pen.) Team
1 Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko 14 (2) Spartak Moscow
Russia Roman Adamov 14 (3) FC Moscow
3 Brazil 13 (1) CSKA Moscow
Brazil Vágner Love 13 (2) CSKA Moscow
5 Russia Pavel Pogrebnyak 11 (2) Zenit
Russia Dmitri Sychev 11 (2) Lokomotiv Moscow
7 Russia Andrei Arshavin 10 Zenit
Russia Andrei Karyaka 10 (2) Saturn
Bulgaria Martin Kushev 10 (3) Amkar
10 Russia Konstantin Zyryanov 9 Zenit
Republic of Macedonia Goran Maznov 9 (1) Tom
Russia Dmitri Kirichenko 9 (2) Saturn
Georgia (country) David Mujiri 9 (3) Krylya Sovetov
Russia Denis Kolodin 9 (7) Dynamo Moscow

Awards[edit]

On 30 November 2007 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players:[1]

Goalkeepers
  1. Czech Republic Antonín Kinský (Saturn)
  2. Russia Vladimir Gabulov (Kuban)
  3. Croatia Stipe Pletikosa (Spartak Moscow)
Defensive midfielders
  1. Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoschuk (Zenit)
  2. Russia Dmitri Khokhlov (Dynamo Moscow)
  3. Russia Aleksei Igonin (Saturn)

Season results[edit]

Home \ Away CSK SPM LOK ZEN RUB MOS LUE TOM SPN KRY SAT ROS AMK DYN KHI KUB
CSKA Moscow 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Spartak Moscow 1-1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0
Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 4–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 5–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–3
Zenit 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–0
Rubin 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2
Moskva 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–3[2] 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–0
Luch-Energia 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Tom 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–0
Spartak Nalchik 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Krylya Sovetov 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–3
Saturn 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Rostov 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Amkar 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0
Dynamo Moscow 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Khimki 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Kuban 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–1

Season statistics[edit]

  • Goals: 562 (average 2.34 per match)
    • From penalties: 57 (10%)
    • Saved/Missed penalties: 17 (23%)
    • Goals scored home: 348 (62%)
    • Goals scored away: 214 (38%)
  • Yellow cards: 1080 (average 4.50 per match)
    • For violent conduct: 563 (52%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 425 (39%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 8 (1%)
    • Other: 84 (8%)
  • Red cards: 49 (average 0.20 per match)
    • For second yellow card: 27 (55%)
    • For violent conduct: 9 (18%)
    • For unsporting behaviour: 5 (9%)
    • For undisciplined behaviour: 4 (8%)
    • For denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity: 4 (8%)
  • Attendance: 3,147,567 (average 13,114 per match; 104,919 per matchday)

Medal squads[edit]

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (19), Kamil Čontofalský Slovakia (13).
Defenders: Kim Dong-Jin South Korea (24 / 2), Martin Škrtel Slovakia (23 / 1), Aleksandr Anyukov (22 / 2), Erik Hagen Norway (15), Ivica Križanac Croatia (15), Nicolas Lombaerts Belgium (13 / 2).
Midfielders: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Ukraine (29 / 4), Konstantin Zyryanov (27 / 9), Igor Denisov (25 / 3), Alejandro Domínguez Argentina (24 / 3), Radek Šírl Czech Republic (22 / 1), Vladislav Radimov (17 / 1), Fernando Ricksen Netherlands (14), Aleksandr Gorshkov Ukraine (11), Ilya Maksimov (6), Yuri Lebedev (1).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (30 / 10), Pavel Pogrebnyak (24 / 11), Fatih Tekke Turkey (16 / 4).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Dick Advocaat Netherlands.

Transferred out during the season: none.

2. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa Croatia (29), Dmitri Khomich (1).
Defenders: Roman Shishkin (26), Martin Stranzl Austria (19 / 2), Florin Şoavă Romania (18), Renat Sabitov (15), Géder Brazil (14 / 1), Martin Jiránek Czech Republic (11), Andrei Ivanov (7), Fyodor Kudryashov (7), Ignas Dedura Lithuania (6 / 1).
Midfielders: Yegor Titov (27 / 7), Radoslav Kováč Czech Republic (26 / 1), Dmitri Torbinski (24 / 3), Denis Boyarintsev (24 / 3), Maksym Kalynychenko Ukraine (22 / 3), Vladimir Bystrov (18 / 3), Mozart Brazil (18 / 1), Quincy Ghana (6), Aleksei Rebko (3), Serghei Covalciuc Moldova (2), Sergei Parshivlyuk (2), Oleg Dineyev (1).
Forwards: Roman Pavlyuchenko (22 / 14), Nikita Bazhenov (16 / 4), Artyom Dzyuba (16 / 1), Welliton Brazil (12 / 4), Aleksandr Prudnikov (12 / 2).

Manager: Vladimir Fedotov (until June), Stanislav Cherchesov (from June).

Transferred out during the season: Oleg Dineyev (on loan to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl), Quincy Ghana (on loan to Spain Celta de Vigo).

3. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Veniamin Mandrykin (20), Igor Akinfeev (10), Yevgeny Pomazan (1).
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (26 / 3), Vasili Berezutski (26 / 1), Aleksei Berezutski (26), Deividas Šemberas Lithuania (24), Anton Grigoryev (10), Chidi Odiah Nigeria (4).
Midfielders: Yuri Zhirkov (29 / 2), Evgeni Aldonin (27 / 2), Elvir Rahimić Bosnia and Herzegovina (27), Miloš Krasić Serbia (22 / 4), Rolan Gusev (16), Dudu Brazil (15 / 1), Ivan Taranov (13), Caner Erkin Turkey (8), Eduardo Ratinho Brazil (6 / 1), Pavel Mamayev (4), Daniel Carvalho Brazil (4), Sergei Gorelov (2).
Forwards: Brazil (27 / 13), Vágner Love Brazil (23 / 13), Ramón Brazil (18 / 1), Dawid Janczyk Poland (10 / 1), Nikita Burmistrov (6), Dmitry Tikhonov (2).

Manager: Valery Gazzaev.

Transferred out during the season: none.

See also[edit]

2007 in Russian football

References[edit]

  1. ^ Утвержден список 33 лучших игроков "Росгосстрах Чемпионата России по футболу 2007 года" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  2. ^ The match was played on 1 July 2007 and originally ended with Moskva's 1–2 loss to Zenit. However, on 15 August 2007, Football Union of Russia decided to hand Moskva a 0–3 technical defeat and fine the club RUB 500,000 ($20,000) for fielding an ineligible player Roman Hubník, who was loaned to the club by Czech Sigma Olomouc until the end of June only, and was therefore ineligible to play in the match. "Moskva punished for oversight". UEFA.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-09-24.