2015–16 FC Zenit Saint Petersburg season

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Zenit Saint Petersburg
2015–16 season
ChairmanAleksandr Dyukov
ManagerAndré Villas-Boas
StadiumPetrovsky Stadium
Russian Premier League3rd
Russian CupWinner
Russian Super CupWinner
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 v. Benfica
Top goalscorerLeague: Hulk (14)
All: Artyom Dzyuba (21)
Highest home attendance18,593 vs Krasnodar
15 August 2015
Lowest home attendance14,880 vs Ural
21 November 2015
Average home league attendance16,771
16 April 2016

The 2015–16 Zenit Saint Petersburg season is the 91st season in the club's history and its 20th consecutive season in the Russian Premier League. The club also participated in the Russian Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Yuri Lodygin
2 Russia DF Aleksandr Anyukov
4 Italy DF Domenico Criscito
6 Belgium DF Nicolas Lombaerts
7 Brazil FW Hulk
8 Brazil MF Maurício
9 Russia FW Aleksandr Kokorin
10 Portugal MF Danny (captain)
13 Portugal DF Luís Neto
14 Russia MF Artur Yusupov
16 Russia GK Vyacheslav Malafeev
17 Russia MF Oleg Shatov
No. Position Player
19 Russia DF Igor Smolnikov
20 Russia MF Viktor Fayzulin
21 Spain MF Javi García
22 Russia FW Artyom Dzyuba
23 Russia DF Yevgeni Chernov
24 Argentina DF Ezequiel Garay
26 Serbia DF Vukašin Jovanović
28 Belgium MF Axel Witsel
41 Russia GK Mikhail Kerzhakov
81 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov
90 Russia FW Ramil Sheydayev
94 Russia MF Aleksey Yevseyev

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Argentina DF Cristian Ansaldi (at Italy Genoa)
5 Russia MF Aleksandr Ryazantsev (at Russia Ural)
8 Russia MF Pavel Mogilevets (at Russia Rostov)
11 Russia FW Aleksandr Kerzhakov (at Switzerland Zürich)
No. Position Player
48 Russia FW Aleksei Gasilin (at Germany Schalke 04)
77 Montenegro FW Luka Đorđević (at Spain Ponferradina)
78 Russia DF Dmitri Chistyakov (at Armenia Mika)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
18 Russia MF Konstantin Zyryanov
43 Russia FW Pavel Nazimov
50 Russia DF Maksim Karpov
52 Russia DF Andrei Ivanov
55 Russia DF Konstantin Lobov
58 Russia DF Ilya Zuev
60 Russia MF Maksim Palienko
62 Russia DF Stepan Rebenko
65 Russia MF Danila Yashchuk
68 Russia MF Vyacheslav Zinkov
70 Russia FW Dmitri Bogayev
No. Position Player
71 Russia GK Egor Barubin
74 Russia MF Sergei Ivanov
75 Russia DF Andrei Vasilyev
76 Russia FW Pavel Kireyenko
79 Russia MF Konstantin Troyanov
80 Russia GK Mikhail Mzhelsky
83 Russia GK Igor Obukhov
87 Russia DF Artyom Vyatkin
88 Russia MF Artyom Popov
92 Russia FW Pavel Dolgov
95 Russia GK Aleksandr Vasyutin

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

Winter[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Russian Premier League[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultWWWWLWLDDDWDWDLWLDDWWWWWLWWWDW
Position211122333333344446554433533333
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2016. Source: Russian Premier League
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Moscow (C) 30 20 5 5 51 25 +26 65 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Rostov 30 19 6 5 41 20 +21 63 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Zenit Saint Petersburg 30 17 8 5 61 32 +29 59 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
4 Krasnodar 30 16 8 6 54 25 +29 56 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Spartak Moscow 30 15 5 10 48 39 +9 50
Source: Russian Premier League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head matches won; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored.[1]
(C) Champion.
Notes:

Russian Super Cup[edit]

Russian Cup[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 Belgium Gent 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
3 Spain Valencia 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League
4 France Lyon 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4
Source: UEFA

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2016

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Super Cup Russian Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Russia Yuri Lodygin 37 0 27 0 1 0 2+1 0 6 0
2 DF Russia Aleksandr Anyukov 25 0 15 0 0 0 3 0 7 0
4 DF Italy Domenico Criscito 34 0 23 0 1 0 4 0 6 0
6 DF Belgium Nicolas Lombaerts 29 0 18 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
7 FW Brazil Hulk 38 21 27 17 1 0 3 0 7 4
8 MF Brazil Maurício 14 2 11 1 0 0 0+1 1 1+1 0
9 FW Russia Aleksandr Kokorin 13 2 10 2 0 0 1 0 1+1 0
10 MF Portugal Danny 33 7 18+5 6 0 0 2 0 8 1
13 DF Portugal Luís Neto 34 0 22 0 1 0 4 0 4+3 0
14 MF Russia Artur Yusupov 33 0 23 0 1 0 3 0 1+5 0
17 MF Russia Oleg Shatov 37 10 27 8 1 0 1+1 0 5+2 2
19 DF Russia Igor Smolnikov 34 4 26 3 1 1 1+1 0 3+2 0
20 MF Russia Viktor Faizulin 7 0 1+4 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
21 MF Spain Javi García 37 4 26 3 1 0 4 1 6 0
22 FW Russia Artyom Dzyuba 43 23 30 15 1 0 2+2 2 8 6
24 DF Argentina Ezequiel Garay 28 2 20 2 0 0 2 0 6 0
28 MF Belgium Axel Witsel 40 6 29 3 1 0 3 2 7 1
41 GK Russia Mikhail Kerzhakov 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
68 MF Russia Vyacheslav Zinkov 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 FW Russia Dmitri Bogaev 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
79 MF Russia Konstantin Troyanov 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
81 MF Russia Yuri Zhirkov 12 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 1+1 0
92 FW Russia Pavel Dolgov 9 0 0+6 0 0 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
94 MF Russia Aleksei Yevseyev 7 0 0+5 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
Players away from the club on loan:
3 DF Argentina Cristian Ansaldi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
5 MF Russia Aleksandr Ryazantsev 19 1 1+10 0 0+1 0 2 1 1+4 0
Players who appeared for Zenit but left during the season:
23 FW Venezuela Salomón Rondón 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
31 MF Russia Denis Tkachuk 9 3 0+7 0 0 0 0+2 3 0 0

Goal Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Russian Premier League Super Cup Russian Cup Champions League Total
1 FW Russia 22 Artyom Dzyuba 13 0 2 6 21
2 FW Brazil 7 Hulk 14 0 0 4 18
3 MF Russia 17 Oleg Shatov 8 0 0 2 10
4 MF Portugal 10 Danny 6 0 0 1 7
5 MF Belgium 28 Axel Witsel 2 0 2 1 5
6 DF Russia 19 Igor Smolnikov 3 1 0 0 4
7 MF Spain 21 Javi García 2 0 1 0 3
MF Russia 31 Denis Tkachuk 0 0 3 0 3
9 DF Argentina 24 Ezequiel Garay 2 0 0 0 2
MF Brazil 8 Maurício 1 0 1 0 2
11 FW Russia 9 Aleksandr Kokorin 1 0 0 0 1
MF Russia 5 Aleksandr Ryazantsev 0 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 52 1 10 14 77

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Russian Premier League Super Cup Russian Cup Champions League Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 Russia GK Yuri Lodygin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 Russia DF Aleksandr Anyukov 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
4 Italy DF Domenico Criscito 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 8 1
6 Belgium DF Nicolas Lombaerts 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
7 Brazil FW Hulk 7 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 12 0
9 Russia FW Kokorin 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
10 Portugal MF Danny 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
13 Portugal DF Luís Neto 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
14 Russia MF Artur Yusupov 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
17 Russia MF Oleg Shatov 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
19 Russia DF Igor Smolnikov 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
21 Spain MF Javi García 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 0
22 Russia FW Artyom Dzyuba 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
23 Venezuela FW Salomón Rondón 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 Argentina DF Ezequiel Garay 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
28 Belgium MF Axel Witsel 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 0
81 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
94 Russia MF Aleksei Yevseyev 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 46 1 4 0 10 0 25 2 85 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Full Time Summary Matchday 3 – Tuesday 20 October 2015" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.