Russian Professional Football League

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Professional Football League
Professional Football League (Russia) logo.png
Country  Russia
Confederation UEFA
Levels on pyramid 3
Promotion to FNL
Relegation to Third Division
Website www.PFL-Russia.com
2014–15 Russian Professional Football League

The Professional Football League (Russian: Первенство Профессиональной футбольной лиги), formerly the Russian Second Division is the third level of Russian professional football.

In 1998–2010, it was run by the Professional Football League. The 2011–12 season was run by the Department of Professional Football of the Russian Football Union (Russian: Департамент профессионального футбола Российского футбольного союза (ДПФ РФС), Departament professional'nogo futbola Rossijskogo futbol'nogo soyuza (DPF RFS)).[1] From 2013–14 season the league is once again run by the Professional Football League and the name Second Division is no longer used.

The PFL is geographically divided into 5 zones: West (Northwestern European Russia), Centre (Northern and Eastern European Russia), South (Southern European Russia), Ural-Povolzhye (Southern Urals and Western Siberia), and East (Rest of Siberia). The number of clubs in each zone varies between years. At the start of the 2013–14 season, there are 72 clubs in the division.

The winners of each zone are automatically promoted into the National League Championship (known as the First Division before 2011). The bottom finishers of each zone lose professional status and are relegated into the Russian Amateur Football League. In the lowest populated East zone, each club plays each opponent three times, while in all other zones traditional home-and-away scheme applies.

Winners[edit]

Year Zone 4 Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 5 Zone 6
1992 FC Baltika Kaliningrad FC Erzu Grozny FC Avtodor-Olaf Vladikavkaz FC Spartak-d Moscow FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk FC Zarya Leninsk-Kuznetsky
Year Zone 5 Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 6 Zone 7
1993 FC Vympel Rybinsk FC Anzhi Makhachkala FC Salyut Belgorod FC Torpedo-MKB Mytishchi FC Torpedo Arzamas FC Devon Oktyabrsky FC Angara Angarsk
Year West Centre Siberia Far East
1994 FC Fakel Voronezh FC Torpedo Volzhsky FC Chkalovets Novosibirsk FC Dynamo Yakutsk
Year West Centre East
1995 FC Spartak Nalchik FC Gazovik-Gazprom Izhevsk FC Metallurg Krasnoyarsk
1996 FC Metallurg Lipetsk FC Lada Dimitrovgrad FC Irtysh Omsk
1997 FC Arsenal Tula FC Rubin Kazan FC Tom Tomsk
Year West South Centre Volga Urals East
1998 FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan FC Spartak-Orekhovo Orekhovo-Zuyevo FC Torpedo-Viktoriya Nizhny Novgorod FC Amkar Perm FC Metallurg Novokuznetsk
1999 FC Avtomobilist Noginsk FC Kuban Krasnodar FC Spartak-Chukotka Moscow FC Lada Togliatti FC Nosta Novotroitsk FC Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2000 FC Severstal Cherepovets FC Kuban Krasnodar FC Khimki FC Svetotekhnika Saransk FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk FC Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2001 FC Dynamo-SPb Saint Petersburg FC SKA Rostov-on-Don FC Metallurg Lipetsk FC Svetotekhnika Saransk FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg FC SKA-Energia Khabarovsk
2002 FC Baltika Kaliningrad FC Terek Grozny FC Metallurg Lipetsk FC Svetotekhnika Saransk FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg FC Metallurg-Zapsib Novokuznetsk
Year West South Centre Urals-Volga East
2003 FC Arsenal Tula FC Dynamo Makhachkala FC Oryol FC KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny FC Luch-Energia Vladivostok
2004 FC Torpedo Vladimir FC Dynamo Stavropol FC Fakel Voronezh FC Ural Yekaterinburg FC Chkalovets-1936 Novosibirsk
2005 FC Baltika Kaliningrad FC Angusht Nazran FC Salyut-Energia Belgorod FC Sodovik Sterlitamak FC Metallurg Krasnoyarsk
2006 FC Tekstilshchik-Telekom Ivanovo FC Spartak Vladikavkaz FC Spartak-MZhK Ryazan FC Nosta Novotroitsk FC Zvezda Irkutsk
2007 FC Sportakademklub Moscow FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk FC Vityaz Podolsk FC Volga Ulyanovsk FC Dynamo Barnaul
2008 FC MVD Rossii Moscow FC Volgar-Gazprom-2 Astrakhan FC Metallurg Lipetsk FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod FC Chita
2009 FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi FC Avangard Kursk FC Mordovia Saransk FC Irtysh Omsk
2010 FC Torpedo Vladimir FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk FC Torpedo Moscow FC Gazovik Orenburg FC Metallurg-Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2011–12 FC Petrotrest Saint Petersburg FC Rotor Volgograd FC Salyut Belgorod FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk FC Metallurg-Kuzbass Novokuznetsk
2012–13 FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk FC Angusht Nazran FC Arsenal Tula FC Gazovik Orenburg FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok
2013–14 FC Tosno FC Volgar Astrakhan FC Sokol Saratov FC Tyumen FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

References[edit]

  1. ^ Второй дивизион - очень важный пласт (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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