Russian Women's Volleyball Super League

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Russian Women's Volleyball Super League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 Russian Women's Volleyball Super League
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1991
Administrator Russian Volleyball Federation (ВФВ / VFV)
No. of teams 10
Country  Russia
Continent European Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Dinamo Moscow (5th title)
Most titles Uralochka Ekaterinburg (14 titles)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Major League A
Domestic cup(s) Russian Cup
International cup(s) CEV Champions League
CEV Cup
CEV Challenge Cup
Official website Russian Volleyball Federation

The Russian Women's Volleyball Super League, is the highest professional women's volleyball league in Russia. It is organized and administrated by the Russian Volleyball Federation.

History[edit]

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991 brought an end to all sports leagues played in the Soviet Union, including the Soviet Women's Volleyball Championship. The national league was created by the Russian Volleyball Federation as a continuation of the Soviet Championships. The 1991–92 inaugural season had the participation of clubs based in the Russian Commonwealth and Yugoslavia. From the second season onwards only clubs based in Russia were allowed to compete.

This is how the League changed its name and structure through time.

Years 1st Division 2nd Division 3rd Division 4th Division 5th Division
1991–1992 Major League First League
1992–1995 Major League A Major League B First League Second League
1995–1996 Super League Major League A Major League B First League Second League
1996–2001 Super League Premier League
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
First League
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
Second League
2001–2011 Super League Major League A
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
Major League B
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)
First League
2011–0000 Super League Major League A Major League B
("Europe" and "Siberia and Far East" zones)

Teams[edit]

The following clubs are competing in the 2017–18 season:[1]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Dinamo Kazan Kazan Kazan Volleyball Centre 5,000
Dinamo Krasnodar Krasnodar Palais des Sports Olympus 3,000
Dinamo Moscow Moscow Sports Palace "Druzhba" 3,500
Dinamo-Metar Chelyabinsk Metar-Sport 2,500
Leningradka Saint Petersburg Platonov Volleyball Academy 1,500
Proton Balakovo FOK Zviozdny 2,500
PSK Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk NP Sports Center "Sakhalin"
Uralochka-NTMK Yekaterinburg Palace of Sports Yekaterinburg 5,000
Yenisei Krasnoyarsk Dvorkin Sports House 1,500
Zarechie Odintsovo Odintsovo Volleyball-Sports Complex 2,200

Results[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Third
1991–92 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Mladost Zagreb CSKA Moscow
1992–93 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Yunezis Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
1993–94 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uralochka Yekaterinburg II
1994–95 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uralochka Yekaterinburg II
1995–96 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
1996–97 Uralochka Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
1997–98 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
1998–99 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg Fakel Novy Urengoy
1999–00 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg CSKA Moscow
2000–01 Uralochka Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod Uraltransbank Yekaterinburg
2001–02 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Aeroflot-Malakhit Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod
2002–03 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Universitet Belgorod Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2003–04 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Moskovskaya Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2004–05 Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Moscow Balakovskaia AES Balakovo
2005–06 Dinamo Moscow Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moskovskaya
2006–07 Dinamo Moscow CSKA Moscow Samorodok Khabarovsk
2007–08 Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2008–09 Dinamo Moscow Zarechie Odintsovo Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2009–10 Zarechie Odintsovo Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Krasnodar
2010–11 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Krasnodar
2011–12 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2012–13 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Omichka Omsk
2013–14 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Omichka Omsk
2014–15 Dinamo Kazan Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg
2015–16 Dinamo Moscow Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg Dinamo Krasnodar
2016–17 Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Kazan Yenisey Krasnoyarsk

Source[2]

Titles by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up
Uralochka NTMK Yekaterinburg 14 (1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05) 1 (2015–16)
Dinamo Moscow 5 (2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17) 8 (2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15)
Dinamo Kazan 5 (2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15) 1 (2016–17)
Zarechie Odintsovo 2 (2007–08, 2009–10) 2 (2005–06, 2008–09)

Lyudmila Buldakova award[edit]

The award for best player of the Super League was created by the Russian Volleyball Federation in 2006 and named after two time Olympic gold medallist Lyudmila Buldakova, a former player who died that year. The winner is voted by the head coaches of the league's teams.[3][4]

Season Winner Club
2006–07 Ukraine Lyubov Yagodina WVC CSKA Moscow
2007–08 Russia Lyubov Sokolova Zarechie Odintsovo
2008–09 Russia Yevgeniya Estes Uralochka-NTMK
2009–10 Russia Tatiana Kosheleva Zarechie Odintsovo
2010–11 Russia Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2011–12 Germany Angelina Grün Dinamo Moscow
2012–13 Russia Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2013–14 Russia Yekaterina Gamova Dinamo Kazan
2014–15 Russia Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2015–16 Russia Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow
2016–17 Russia Nataliya Goncharova Dinamo Moscow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Superliga". Volleyball Federation of Russia (ВФВ) (in Russian). Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Volleyball - Russia - Women's Super League : presentation and medal winners". Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Goncharova awarded the best player of Superleague second year in a row". russiavolley.com. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nataliya Goncharova wins the "Best Player" award third time in a row". russiavolley.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 

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