2002_in_Russian_football

2002 in Russian football

2002 in Russian football was the first season of the Premier League, which was won by FC Lokomotiv Moscow (this was their first ever national title). The national team participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

National team

Russia national football team participated in the final tournament of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where they finished third in Group H.
Date Venue Opponents Score1 Competition Russia scorers Match Report
13 February 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin (A) 0–2 F Sport-Express
27 March 2002 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (A) 1–2 F Vladimir Beschastnykh Sport-Express
17 April 2002 Stade de France, Saint-Denis (A) 0–0 F Sport-Express
17 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H) 1–1 (4–5 on penalties) FT Andrei Solomatin Sport-Express
19 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H) 1–1 (5–6 on penalties) FT Dmitri Sychev Sport-Express
5 June 2002 Wing Stadium, Kobe (N) 2–0 WC Egor Titov, Valery Karpin FIFA
9 June 2002 International Stadium, Yokohama (A) 0–1 WC FIFA
14 June 2002 Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka (N) 2–3 WC Vladimir Beschastnykh, Dmitri Sychev FIFA
21 August 2002 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H) 1–1 F Aleksandr Kerzhakov Sport-Express
7 September 2002 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H) 4–2 ECQ Andrey Karyaka, Vladimir Beschastnykh, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, 1 own goal uefa
16 October 2002 Central Stadium, Volgograd (H) 4–1 ECQ Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Sergei Semak (2), Viktor Onopko uefa

  1. Russia score given firstKey
  2. H = Home match
  3. A = Away match
  4. N = Neutral ground
  5. F = Friendly
  6. FT = Friendly tournament
  7. WC = 2002 FIFA World Cup, Group H
  8. ECQ = 2004 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, Group 10

Leagues

Premier League

First Division

Rubin Kazan and Chernomorets Novorossiysk won the promotion from the First Division.
P W D L F A GD Pts
P 1 Rubin 34 22 6 6 51 14 +37 72
P 2 Chernomorets 34 20 10 4 59 29 +30 70
3 Tom 34 17 10 7 51 23 +28 61
4 Kuban 34 15 9 10 44 30 +14 54
5 Amkar 34 15 9 10 47 31 +16 54
6 Spartak 34 14 11 9 42 30 +12 53
7 Khimki 34 14 10 10 38 27 +11 52
8 Lada 34 13 11 10 54 35 +19 50
9 Lokomotiv 34 12 9 13 38 46 –8 45
10 Kristall 34 12 8 14 39 43 –4 44
11 Gazovik-Gazprom 34 10 14 10 34 32 +2 44
12 SKA-Energia 34 10 12 12 35 37 –2 42
13 Fakel-Voronezh 34 10 10 14 34 42 –8 40
14 Neftekhimik 34 11 5 18 34 49 –15 38
15 Volgar-Gazprom 34 10 6 18 34 51 –17 36
16 Dynamo SPb 34 9 9 16 28 56 –28 36*
R 17 SKA 34 8 7 19 38 62 –24 31
R 18 Metallurg 34 4 4 26 24 87 –63 –8**
*Dynamo SPb were awarded 0–3 defeats in ten matches for fielding ineligible players
**Metallurg were deducted 24 points for failing to pay transfer fees for four players

Vyacheslav Kamoltsev of Chernomorets became the top goalscorer with 20 goals.

Second Division

The following clubs have earned promotion by winning tournaments in their respective Second Division zones:

Cup

The Russian Cup was won by CSKA Moscow, who beat Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium.

UEFA club competitions

UEFA Cup 2001-02

Lokomotiv Moscow participated in the third round of the UEFA Cup 2001-02, but were knocked out by Hapoel Tel Aviv FC who won 3–1 on aggregate.

UEFA Intertoto Cup 2002

Krylya Sovetov Samara played in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2002. After defeating Dinaburg FC in the second round they lost to Willem II Tilburg on away goals.

UEFA Champions League 2002-03

Lokomotiv Moscow's victory over Grazer AK ensured there are two Russian clubs in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2002-03. Lokomotiv finished second in the group with Club Brugge, Galatasaray, and the dominant FC Barcelona.

On the contrary, Spartak Moscow, the automatic qualifiers for the group stage, lost all their matches to Valencia CF, FC Basel, and Liverpool F.C., finishing with the goal differential of 1–18.

UEFA Cup 2002-03

Zenit Saint Petersburg set the record for aggregate score for the Russian teams, beating FC Encamp 13–0 in the qualifying roung of the UEFA Cup 2002-03 and joining CSKA Moscow in the first round. Both Russian clubs lost in the first round, Zenit to Grasshopper-Club Zürich (3–4) and CSKA to Parma F.C. (3–4).

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