2007 Russian Premier League

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Russian Premier League 2007 team distribution

Russian Premier League 2007 was the 16th official season of Rosgosstrakh Russian Football Championship, and 6th under the current Russian Premier League name. The season started with the match between Luch-Energia and Moskva in Vladivostok on Saturday, 10 March 2007, at 18:00 local time (11:00 MSK). The first goal of the season was scored by Moskva striker Héctor Bracamonte.

The champion was determined on the final matchday, 11 November 2007. Zenit claimed their first champions title in Russian Football Championship, becoming the second non-Moscow club to become Russian champions.

Spartak Moscow won the silver medals for 3rd consecutive year. Defending champions CSKA Moscow claimed the bronze medals.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Based on paragraph 15.3 of Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points, the standings of these teams (except the 1st position) 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 Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if two teams having the highest number of points are equal on them, the 1st position is determined by:

  1. higher number of wins in all matches;
  2. 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);
  3. drawing of lots to determine current standings, or an additional match between the teams in question, with extra time and penalty shoot-outs if necessary, to determine the champion at the end of the season.

Based on paragraph 15.5 of Russian Premier League regulations for the current season, if more than two teams having the highest number of points are equal on them, the 1st 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 to determine current standings, or an additional tournament between the teams in question to determine the final standings and the champion at the end of the season1

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

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.