2010 Russian First Division
The Russian First Division is the 19th season of Russia's second-tier football league since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The season began on 27 March .
As in the previous year, 20 clubs participate in this year championship. It features eleven clubs from Russian First Division 2009, two clubs relegated from Russian Premier League 2009, five zone winners from Russian Second Division 2009, one of the second-placed clubs from Russian Second Division 2009 and one of the third-placed clubs from Russian Second Division 2009.
Movement between Premier League and First Division
Movement between First Division and Second Division
The relegated teams were replaced by the five 2009 Second Division zone winners. These were Dynamo Saint Petersburg (West), Avangard Kursk (Centre), Zhemchuzhina-Sochi (South), Mordovia Saransk (Ural-Povolzhye) and Irtysh Omsk (East).
Further team changes
Pending licensing, their place was taken by FC Volgograd who placed 3rd in the Russian Second Division (South Zone) in 2009. For the occasion the management decided to change the name of the club from FC Volgograd to Rotor Volgograd.
FC Alania Vladikavkaz were promoted into the 2010 Russian Premier League after FC Moscow dropped out due to financial reasons. It was replaced by FC Dynamo Bryansk. Dynamo Bryansk originally refused to be promoted when offered Vityaz's spot, but by the time Alania's spot became available, they found new financial commitments and agreed to participate in the First Division.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Kuban Krasnodar (C, P)||38||24||8||6||51||20||+31||80||Promotion to Premier League|
|2||Volga Nizhny Novgorod (P)||38||19||14||5||62||25||+37||71|
|4||KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny||38||19||9||10||55||43||+12||66|
|5||Krasnodar (P)||38||17||10||11||60||44||+16||61||Promotion to Premier League|
|7||Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||38||14||16||8||38||28||+10||58|
|16||Dynamo St. Petersburg (R)||38||9||10||19||32||53||−21||37||Relegation to Second Division|
|17||Salyut Belgorod (R)||38||7||13||18||30||47||−17||34|
|18||Rotor Volgograd (R)||38||9||7||22||27||64||−37||34|
|19||Irtysh Omsk (R)||38||6||10||22||26||52||−26||28|
|20||Avangard Kursk (R)||38||7||6||25||31||67||−36||27|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored, away goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored; 6th away goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Last updated: 6 November 2010; Source: PFL (in Russian)
- 21 goal
- 18 goal
- 16 goal
- 15 goal
- 13 goal
- 12 goal
- 11 goal
- Maksim Demenko (Krasnodar / Zhemchuzhina-Sochi)
- Yevgeni Kaleshin (Krasnodar)
- Kirill Panchenko (Mordovia)
- 10 goal
Professional Football League announced the award winners for the season.
- Best player: Andrey Tikhonov (FC Khimki).
- Best goalkeeper: Aleksandr Budakov (FC Kuban Krasnodar).
- Best defender: Milan Vještica (FC Shinnik Yaroslavl).
- Best midfielder: Andrey Tikhonov (FC Khimki).
- Best striker: Spartak Gogniyev (FC Krasnodar).
- Best manager: Robert Yevdokimov (FC KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny).
- "Витязь" отказался от первой лиги
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- Тетрадзе возглавил нижегородскую "Волгу" (in Russian). Sports.ru. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
- А.М.Побегалов – главный тренер ФК "Шинник" (in Russian). shinnik.com. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- Леонид Кучук назначен главным тренером Салюта (in Russian). fc-salyut.ru. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
- Анатолий Безняк: К матчу с "Шинником" команду будет готовить Франсиско Аркос (in Russian). luch-vlad.ru. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
- Экс-тренер Черноморца принял Ротор (in Russian). football.ua. 22 May 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
- Эдуард Малофеев - главный тренер ФК "Динамо" (Санкт-Петербург) (in Russian). fc-dynamospb.ru. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Леонид Кучук подал в отставку (in Russian). fc-salyut.ru. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- ФК "Динамо" Брянск возглавил Александр Смирнов (in Russian). FC Dinemo Site. 17 September 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- Лауреаты сезона 2010-го года Archived 2011-05-21 at the Wayback Machine