1998 Russian Top Division

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Spartak Moscow won their third consecutive Russian title, and sixth overall.

Overview[edit]

Team Head coach
FC Spartak Moscow Oleg Romantsev
PFC CSKA Moscow Pavel Sadyrin (until July)
Oleg Dolmatov (from July)
FC Lokomotiv Moscow Yuri Syomin
FC Rotor Volgograd Viktor Prokopenko Ukraine
FC Zenit St. Petersburg Anatoliy Byshovets Ukraine (until September)
Anatoli Davydov (caretaker, from September)
FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don Sergey Andreyev
FC Uralan Elista Vitaliy Shevchenko
FC Alania Vladikavkaz Valery Gazzaev
FC Dynamo Moscow Adamas Golodets (until June)
Georgi Yartsev (from June)
FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk Oleg Dolmatov (until July)
Sergei Butenko (from July)
FC Torpedo Moscow Aleksandr Tarkhanov (until May)
Valentin Ivanov (from May)
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara Aleksandr Averyanov
FC Zhemchuzhina Sochi Anatoly Baidachny
FC Shinnik Yaroslavl Pyotr Shubin (until May)
David Kipiani Georgia (country) (from May)
FC Baltika Kaliningrad Leonid Tkachenko
FC Tyumen Aleksandr Ignatenko

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Moscow (C, Q) 30 17 8 5 58 27 +31 59 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 CSKA Moscow (Q) 30 17 5 8 50 22 +28 56 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv Moscow (Q) 30 16 7 7 45 28 +17 55 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Rotor Volgograd 30 12 12 6 52 37 +15 48
5 Zenit St. Petersburg (Q) 30 12 11 7 42 25 +17 47 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round
6 Rostselmash 30 11 11 8 42 38 +4 44
7 Uralan Elista 30 12 6 12 39 41 −2 42
8 Alania Vladikavkaz 30 11 7 12 46 39 +7 40
9 Dynamo Moscow 30 8 15 7 31 30 +1 39
10 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 30 9 11 10 38 38 0 38
11 Torpedo Moscow[a] 30 9 10 11 38 34 +4 37
12 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30 9 8 13 25 37 −12 35
13 Zhemchuzhina Sochi 30 9 8 13 31 48 −17 35
14 Shinnik Yaroslavl 30 9 8 13 30 40 −10 35
15 Baltika Kaliningrad (R) 30 7 11 12 32 43 −11 32 Relegation to 1999 Russian First Division
16 Tyumen[b] (R) 30 2 2 26 17 89 −72 8
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ FC Torpedo-Luzhniki Moscow renamed to FC Torpedo
  2. ^ FC Dynamo-Gazovik Tyumen renamed to FC Tyumen

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Team
1 Oleg Veretennikov 22 Rotor
2 Georgi Demetradze Georgia (country) 14 Alania
Vladimir Kulik 14 CSKA
Yury Matveyev 14 Rostselmash
5 Oleg Teryokhin 12 Dynamo
6 Valery Yesipov 11 Rotor
7 Ilya Tsymbalar 10 Spartak
8 Sergei Semak 9 CSKA
Yevgeny Durnev 9 Uralan
Vyacheslav Geraschenko Belarus 9 Chernomorets
Viktor Bulatov 9 Torpedo

Medal squads[edit]

1. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Aleksandr Filimonov (29), Andrei Smetanin (2).
Defenders: Dmytro Parfenov Ukraine (29 / 1), Dmitri Khlestov (23 / 1), Sergei Gorlukovich (21 / 1), Dmitri Ananko (19), Miroslav Romaschenko Belarus (18 / 3), Yevgeni Bushmanov (14 / 1), Vadim Evseev (6), Konstantin Golovskoy (1).
Midfielders: Andrey Tikhonov (30 / 4), Ilya Tsymbalar (29 / 10), Yegor Titov (29 / 6), Aleksei Melyoshin (16 / 1), Vasili Baranov Belarus (14 / 3), Dmitri Alenichev (13 / 2), Leandro Samaroni Brazil (10).
Forwards: Anatoli Kanishchev (24 / 6), Luis Robson Brazil (20 / 3), Nikolai Pisarev (17 / 7), Maksim Buznikin (14 / 3), Aleksandr Shirko (13 / 5).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

One own goal scored by Aleksandr Yeshchenko (FC Zhemchuzhina Sochi).

Manager: Oleg Romantsev.

Transferred out during the season: Dmitri Alenichev (to Italy A.S. Roma), Vadim Evseev (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Konstantin Golovskoy (to FC Dynamo Moscow).

2. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Andrei Novosadov (20), Ihor Kutepov Ukraine (10).
Defenders: Yevgeni Varlamov (29 / 1), Oleg Kornaukhov (28 / 3), Maksim Bokov (27 / 1), Valeri Minko (25 / 1), Aleksandr Shchyogolev (9), Dmitri Sennikov (7), Vladimir Isakov (1).
Midfielders: Dmitri Khomukha Turkmenistan (30 / 8), Sergei Semak (29 / 9), Sergei Filippenkov (27 / 5), Aleksandr Grishin (27), Aleksandr Gerasimov (24 / 1), Aleksei Savelyev (20 / 2), Andrei Tsaplin (16 / 1), Aleksandr Borodkin (14 / 2), Dmitri Kuznetsov (12), Aleksei Babenko (11), Oleksandr Shutov Ukraine (9 / 1), Sergei Shustikov (6).
Forwards: Vladimir Kulik (30 / 14), Sergey Korovushkin (4).

One own goal scored by Vyacheslav Tsaryov (FC Uralan Elista).

Manager: Pavel Sadyrin (until July), Oleg Dolmatov (from July).

Transferred out during the season: Dmitri Kuznetsov (to FC Arsenal Tula), Aleksandr Shchyogolev (to FC Fakel Voronezh), Dmitri Sennikov (to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl), Sergei Shustikov (to Spain Racing Santander).

3. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Goalkeepers: Ruslan Nigmatullin (30), Khasanbi Bidzhiyev (1).
Defenders: Igor Chugainov (30 / 4), Sergei Gurenko Belarus (29), Andrei Lavrik Belarus (24 / 1), Andrei Solomatin (23), Igor Cherevchenko Tajikistan (21 / 1), Aleksei Arifullin (13), Sargis Hovhannisyan Armenia (12 / 1), Oleg Pashinin Uzbekistan (10).
Midfielders: Yevgeni Kharlachyov (27 / 1), Yuri Drozdov (26 / 1), Vladimir Maminov Uzbekistan (19 / 3), Dmitri Loskov (18 / 4), Aleksandr Borodyuk (15 / 8), Bakhva Tedeyev (15 / 1), Aleksei Kosolapov (10 / 2), Albert Sarkisyan Armenia (9 / 3), Aleksandr Smirnov (3).
Forwards: Zaza Janashia Georgia (country) (28 / 8), Oleh Haras Ukraine (16 / 2), Dmitri Bulykin (14 / 3), Mikalay Ryndzyuk Belarus (8), Vitali Veselov (5 / 1), Oleg Sergeyev (1).

One own goal scored by Sergei Zhuravlyov (FC Tyumen).

Manager: Yuri Syomin.

Transferred out during the season: Alexei Kosolapov (to Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.).

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