2002 in Russian football – Wikipedia

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2002 football season

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[edit]

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)  Republic of Ireland 0–2 F Sport-Express
27 March 2002 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (A)  Estonia 1–2 F Vladimir Beschastnykh Sport-Express
17 April 2002 Stade de France, Saint-Denis (A)  France 0–0 F Sport-Express
17 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)  Belarus 1–1 (4–5 on penalties) FT Andrei Solomatin Sport-Express
19 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (H)  FR Yugoslavia 1–1 (5–6 on penalties) FT Dmitri Sychev Sport-Express
5 June 2002 Wing Stadium, Kobe (N)  Tunisia 2–0 WC Egor Titov, Valery Karpin FIFA[permanent dead link]
9 June 2002 International Stadium, Yokohama (A)  Japan 0–1 WC FIFA[permanent dead link]
14 June 2002 Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka (N)  Belgium 2–3 WC Vladimir Beschastnykh, Dmitri Sychev FIFA
21 August 2002 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Sweden 1–1 F Aleksandr Kerzhakov Sport-Express
7 September 2002 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (H)  Republic of Ireland 4–2 ECQ Andrey Karyaka, Vladimir Beschastnykh, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, 1 own goal uefa
16 October 2002 Central Stadium, Volgograd (H)  Albania 4–1 ECQ Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Sergei Semak (2), Viktor Onopko uefa
  1. Russia score given first
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • FT = Friendly tournament
  • WC = 2002 FIFA World Cup, Group H
  • ECQ = 2004 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying, Group 10

Leagues[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Source: RFPL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

First Division[edit]

Rubin Kazan and Chernomorets Novorossiysk won the promotion from the First Division.

Source: rsssf.com
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Dynamo SPb were awarded 0–3 defeats in ten matches for fielding ineligible players
  2. ^ Metallurg were docked 24 points for failing to pay transfer fees for four players

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

Second Division[edit]

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

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[edit]

2001–02 UEFA Cup[edit]

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

2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

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

2002–03 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow’s victory over Grazer AK ensured there are two Russian clubs in the group stage of the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League. 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.

2002–03 UEFA Cup[edit]

Zenit Saint Petersburg set the record for aggregate score for the Russian teams, beating FC Encamp 13–0 in the qualifying round of the 2002–03 UEFA Cup 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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