2011–12 Russian Premier League

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Russian Premier League
Season2011–12
Champions Zenit St. Petersburg
Relegated Spartak Nalchik
Tom Tomsk
Champions League Zenit St. Petersburg
Spartak Moscow
Europa League CSKA Moscow
Dynamo Moscow
Anzhi Makhachkala
Rubin Kazan
Matches played232
Goals scored567 (2.44 per match)
Top goalscorer Seydou Doumbia (28)
Biggest home win Kuban 5–0 Volga
Zenit 5–0 Krasnodar
Biggest away win CSKA 0–4 Dynamo
Terek 0–4 Lokomotiv
Tom 0–4 Krasnodar
Dynamo 1–5 Zenit
Highest scoring Dynamo 6–2 Terek
Anzhi 3–5 CSKA
2010
2012–13

The 2011–12 Russian Premier League is the 20th season of the Russian football championship since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and 10th under the current Russian Premier League name. The season began on 12 March 2011. The last matches were played on 22 May 2012, as the league switched to an autumn-spring rhythm. Zenit were the defending champions, and managed to successfully defend their title.

Contents

Competition modus changes

The 2011–12 season is a transitional season, as it will stretch over 18 months instead of the conventional 12 months. The unusual length of the season is the result of the decision to adapt the playing year to an autumn-spring rhythm similar to most of the other UEFA leagues.[ citation needed ]

The season will comprise two phases. [1] The first phase will consist of a regular home-and-away schedule, meaning that each team will play the other teams twice for a total of 30 matches per team. The league will then be split into two groups for the second phase, where each team plays another home-and-away schedule against every other team of its respective group.

The top eight teams of the first phase will compete for the championship and the spots for both the 2012–13 Champions League and Europa League. Accordingly, the bottom eight teams will have to avoid relegation. The bottom two teams of this group will be directly relegated, while the 13th- and 14-placed teams will compete in a relegation/promotion playoff with the third- and fourth-placed teams of the 2011–12 National League Championship. [2]

Teams

Alania Vladikavkaz and Sibir Novosibirsk were relegated at the end of the 2010 season after finishing the season in the bottom two places. Both teams returned to the First Division, rechristened the National League Championship starting with the 2011–12 season, after just one year.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2010 First Division champions Kuban Krasnodar and runners-up Volga Nizhny Novgorod. Kuban made their immediate return to the Premier League, while Volga is playing their first season at the highest football level of Russia.

In further team changes, Saturn Moscow Oblast was forced to withdraw from the league due to financial reasons. The club did not return at any level of Russian football in the 2011–12 season, as the club was eventually disbanded after amassing debts of RUB 800m. [3] [4] Their former farm club, FC Saturn-2 Moscow Oblast, participates in the Russian Second Division in 2011. Amkar Perm, who originally requested to withdraw as well, [5] revoked this request on 24 January 2011. [6]

In a meeting on 25 January 2011, an extraordinary general meeting of Premier League clubs decided to replace Saturn with FC Krasnodar, the fifth-placed team from the 2010 First Division. [7] Similar to Volga Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar made their debut at the Premier League.

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Locations of teams in the 2011–12 Russian Premier League
TeamLocationHead coachTeam captainVenueCapacity2010Kit MakerShirt Sponsor
Amkar Perm Flag of Montenegro.svg Miodrag Božović Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Belorukov Zvezda 19,50014th Puma
Anzhi Makhachkala Flag of the Netherlands.svg Guus Hiddink Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o Dynamo 16,86311th adidas Podari Zhizn
CSKA Moscow Flag of Russia.svg Leonid Slutsky Flag of Russia.svg Igor Akinfeev Luzhniki [8] 78,3602nd Reebok Bashneft
Dynamo Moscow Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Silkin Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Voronin Arena Khimki 20,0007thadidas VTB
Krasnodar Krasnodar Flag of Serbia.svg Slavoljub Muslin Flag of Georgia.svg Aleksandr Amisulashvili Kuban 35,200 D1 5th Kappa Home Credit Bank
Krylia Sovetov Samara Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Kobelev Flag of Russia.svg Ivan Taranov Metallurg 33,00113th Umbro Volgospetsstroy
Kuban Krasnodar Flag of Romania.svg Dan Petrescu Flag of Brazil.svg Zelão Kuban 35,200 D1 1st Nike RGMK
Lokomotiv Moscow Flag of Portugal.svg José Couceiro Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Loskov Lokomotiv (Moscow) 28,8105thPuma RZD
Rostov Rostov-on-Don Flag of Russia.svg Anatoly Baidachny Flag of Russia.svg Roman Adamov Olimp-2 15,8429thPuma/Joma
Rubin Kazan Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Kurban Berdyev Flag of Russia.svg Roman Sharonov Central Stadium 27,4343rdUmbroTAIF
Spartak Moscow Moscow Flag of Russia.svg Valeri Karpin Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Parshivlyuk Luzhniki 78,3604thNike Lukoil
Spartak Nalchik Nalchik Flag of Russia.svg Timur Shipshev (caretaker) Flag of Montenegro.svg Miodrag Džudović Spartak 14,1946thUmbroSindika
Terek Grozny Flag of Russia.svg Stanislav Cherchesov Flag of Russia.svg Rizvan Utsiyev Terek Stadium 30,00012thadidasFond Akhmad Kadyrov
Tom Tomsk Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Perednya Flag of Russia.svg Denis Boyarintsev Trud 14,9508thadidas Rosneft
Volga Nizhny Novgorod Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Cheryshev Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Belozyorov Lokomotiv (Nizhny Novgorod) 17,856 D1 2ndPumaMRSK
Zenit St. Petersburg Flag of Italy.svg Luciano Spalletti Flag of Russia.svg Vyacheslav Malafeev Petrovskiy 21,5701stNike Gazprom

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoingMannerDateTableIncomingDateTable
Krasnodar Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Tashuyev mutual consensus7 November 2010 [9] 5th (D1) Flag of Serbia.svg Slavoljub Muslin 28 December 2010 [10] pre-season
Spartak Nalchik Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Krasnozhan end of contract [11] 29 November 2010 [12] 6th Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Eshtrekov 3 December 2010 [13] pre-season
Lokomotiv Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Semin sacked1 December 2010 [14] 5th Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Krasnozhan 14 December 2010 [15] pre-season
Terek Flag of Russia.svg Anatoly Baidachny contract expired22 December 201012th Flag of Spain.svg Víctor Muñoz 22 December 2010 [16] pre-season
Terek Flag of Spain.svg Víctor Muñoz mutual consensus15 January 2011 [17] pre-season Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Gullit 18 January 2011 [18] pre-season
Dynamo Moscow Flag of Montenegro.svg Miodrag Božović mutual consent21 April 2011 [19] 9th Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Silkin 21 April 20119th
Rostov Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleh Protasov resigned13 May 201112th Flag of Ukraine.svg Volodymyr Lyutyi (caretaker)13 May 201112th
Lokomotiv Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Krasnozhan sacked6 June 20115th Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Vladimir Maminov (caretaker)7 June 20115th
Terek Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Gullit sacked14 June 2011 [20] 14th Flag of Russia.svg Isa Baytiyev (caretaker)15 June 2011 [21] [22] 14th
Spartak Nalchik Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Eshtrekov sacked15 June 2011 [23] 16th Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Tashuyev 16 June 2011 [24] 16th
Volga Flag of Russia.svg Omari Tetradze sacked16 June 2011 [25] 12th Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Cheryshev 16 June 201112th
Rostov Flag of Ukraine.svg Volodymyr Lyutyi (caretaker)sacked20 June 2011 [26] 14th Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Talalayev (caretaker)20 June 201114th
Krylia Sovetov Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Tarkhanov sacked28 June 2011 [27] 16th Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Kobelev 30 June 2011 [28] 16th
Rostov Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Talalayev (caretaker)caretaking spell over1 July 2011 [29] 14th Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Balakhnin 1 July 201114th
Lokomotiv Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Vladimir Maminov (caretaker)caretaking spell over1 July 2011 [30] 8th Flag of Portugal.svg José Couceiro 1 July 20118th
Tom Flag of Russia.svg Valeri Nepomniachi resigned19 September 2011 [31] 14th Flag of Russia.svg Vasili Baskakov (caretaker)19 September 201114th
Tom Flag of Russia.svg Vasili Baskakov (caretaker)caretaking spell over27 September 201114th Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Perednya (caretaker)27 September 2011 [32] 14th
Terek Flag of Russia.svg Isa Baytiyev (caretaker)caretaking spell over27 September 201111th Flag of Russia.svg Stanislav Cherchesov 27 September 2011 [33] 11th
Amkar Flag of Russia.svg Rashid Rakhimov sacked27 September 2011 [34] 13th Flag of Montenegro.svg Miodrag Božović 29 September 2011 [35] 13th
Anzhi Flag of Russia.svg Gadzhi Gadzhiyev sacked29 September 2011 [36] 7th Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Gordeyev (caretaker)29 September 20118th
Anzhi Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Gordeyev (caretaker)caretaking spell over27 December 2011 [37] 8th Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Krasnozhan 27 December 20118th
Anzhi Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Krasnozhan resigned13 February 2012 [38] 8th Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Gordeyev (caretaker)13 February 20128th
Anzhi Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Gordeyev (caretaker)caretaking spell over17 February 20128th Flag of the Netherlands.svg Guus Hiddink 17 February 20128th
Spartak Nalchik Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Tashuyev resigned7 April 2012 [39] 16th Flag of Russia.svg Timur Shipshev (caretaker)7 April 201216th
Rostov Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Balakhnin sacked18 April 201212th Flag of Russia.svg Anatoly Baidachny 18 April 201212th

Season events

Grigoryev affair

In early 2011, the contracts of three young FC Spartak Moscow players (Maksim Grigoryev, Dmitri Malyaka and Yevgeni Filippov) expired, and they decided to switch to FC Rostov. According to Russian football regulations, when a player under 23 years of age who was raised in the club system transfers to a different club after his contract expires, his old club is due compensation from his new club. If the new club plays on the third level (Russian Second Division), the compensation is the player's 5 previous years' salary multiplied by 1, if his new club is in the National League Championship, it's multiplied by 2 and if it's a Russian Premier League club, it's multiplied by 3. The three players signed with a Russian Second Division team FC MITOS Novocherkassk who immediately loaned them to the Russian Premier League team FC Rostov. Spartak lodged a complaint with the Russian Football Union, claiming this was not a fair transfer as the only reason for it was to lower the compensation that FC Rostov was due to pay Spartak. After the protest was declined on 29 March 2011, Grigoryev was registered for FC Rostov and scored a goal on his debut against FC Lokomotiv Moscow on 2 April 2011, the game ended with a score of 1–1. [40] FC Lokomotiv's president, Olga Smorodskaya, filed a complaint with the Russian Football Union and Premier League, claiming Grigoryev was not eligible to be registered and play for FC Rostov. [41] Before the protest was heard, Grigoryev scored a goal in Rostov's 2-1 victory over FC Dynamo Moscow in the 2010–11 Russian Cup quarterfinal. The protest was heard by the RFU's Dispute Resolution Chamber on 21 April 2011. Smorodskaya insisted that FC MITOS did not have the transfer certificate from Spartak in their possession before the transfer deadline and therefore could not have legally registered Grigoryev. [42] The protest was declined as, according to the league, Grigoryev et al. were registered with RFPL before the transfer deadline, even though they were not included on the official rosters on the league's website or in any other sources. The official league website actually still lists the date of their registration as 1 April. [43] In another twist, in January 2012, Lokomotiv signed Grigoryev from FC MITOS. In March 2012, Court of Arbitration for Sport began considering Grigoryev's case. CAS made their decision in May 2012, denying Lokomotiv's appeal. [44]

Zenit St. Petersburg - CSKA affair

According to the league regulations, every team has to put at least one player with a Russian citizenship born in 1990 or later on their game roster in every game (even if the player in question stays on the bench). If there is no such player or players, the team guilty is punished by the victory being awarded to their opponent and a fine. In the game against PFC CSKA Moscow on 10 April 2011, Zenit St. Petersburg did not have such a player in their lineup (the game ended in 1–1 draw). The youngest player was born in 1989. After the game, Russian Football Union president Sergei Fursenko said that Zenit would likely be awarded a defeat for breaking the regulations. [45] Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti said after the game that they did this intentionally, as they were told it is punishable by a fine only, and the team was ready to pay the fine. They have done the same thing in the 2010 season and fine was the only punishment. [46] However, the regulations were updated in December 2010, and the current exact language of Article 109 of the Disciplinary Regulations of the RFU states it is punishable by "a defeat awarded and a fine", not "a defeat awarded or a fine". [47] Zenit was awarded a defeat by the RFU on 13 April. [48] Zenit removed Vladislav Radimov, who as team director was responsible for filing the game roster with the league, from his position to the reserve team's assistant coach position, with a reduction in salary. Zenit's lawyer was punished by the club by having his bonus cancelled.

Following the RFU decision, the Premier League further decided that the goals scored by Mark González and Konstantin Zyryanov would not count for their scoring totals, but the yellow cards received in the game would count for disciplinary purposes. [49]

Dejan Radić and Sergei Narubin injuries

On 23 April 2011 during a FC Rostov - FC Terek Grozny game, Rostov goalkeeper Dejan Radić collided with Terek's Zaur Sadayev fighting for a high ball. He had to be rushed into the hospital and after it was discovered that his kidney is seriously injured, he had to undergo nephrectomy (surgical removal of a kidney). [50] His club, FC Rostov, announced that he will continue to receive all the bonuses he would have received if he was able to play as a starter during the time of his recovery. [51] Former Russian international Valeri Minko, who played more than 200 games after undergoing nephrectomy himself after an in-game collision, said he expects Radić to fully recover and play again. [52] Despite Rostov's initial promises, Radić stopped getting paid by Rostov in June 2011 and have not received any money stipulated in his contract from that time until March 2012. Terek and Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov have paid him $50,000 as a goodwill gesture. [53]

On 21 May 2011 FC Amkar Perm goalkeeper Sergei Narubin was seriously injured in a collision with FC Rostov's Kornel Saláta. He had to undergo splenectomy (surgical removal of the spleen). [54]

Tom Tomsk futility record

FC Tom Tomsk was not able to score a single goal in 12 consecutive games from game day 18 (30 July) to game day 29 (30 October), they played 1166 minutes of game time without scoring a goal. They finally scored on the last game day of the first stage on 5 November. They only gained 1 point in those 12 games; when the series started, they were 9th in the league in goals scored with 18 goals in 17 games. The previous mark was set by FC Lokomotiv Moscow who could not score for 10 consecutive games and 943 minutes in the 1954 Soviet Top League. [55]

First phase

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Zenit St. Petersburg 30171035925+3461Qualification to Championship group
2 CSKA Moscow 30161135829+2959
3 Dynamo Moscow 3016775130+2155
4 Spartak Moscow 3015874833+1553 [lower-alpha 1]
5 Lokomotiv Moscow 3015874930+1953 [lower-alpha 1]
6 Kuban Krasnodar 3014793827+1149
7 Rubin Kazan 30131074027+1349
8 Anzhi Makhachkala 3013983832+648
9 Krasnodar 30108123843538Qualification to Relegation group
10 Rostov 30881431451432
11 Terek Grozny 30871529451631
12 Volga Nizhny Novgorod 30841824401628
13 Amkar Perm 30691520391927 [lower-alpha 2]
14 Krylia Sovetov Samara 30691521432227 [lower-alpha 2]
15 Spartak Nalchik 30591623401724
16 Tom Tomsk 30481819583920
Source: Russian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) number of head-to-head wins; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) number of head-to-head goals scored; 7) number of head-to-head away goals scored; 8) goal difference; 9) number of goals scored; 10) number of away goals scored.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 LOK 0–2 SPA; SPA 3–0 LOK
  2. 1 2 AMK 1–1 KRY; KRY 1–1 AMK

Results

Home \ Away AMK ANZ CSK DYN KRA KRY KUB LOK ROS RUB SPA SPN TER TOM VNN ZEN
Amkar Perm 0–00–20–00–21–13–11–00–11–10–11–01–01–21–01–3
Anzhi Makhachkala 2–13–52–10–03–10–00–11–01–02–12–02–22–02–10–1
CSKA Moscow 2–03–00–41–12–11–13–12–12–00–14–02–23–03–10–2
Dynamo Moscow 3–02–22–22–11–01–04–13–10–21–12–06–23–02–01–1
Krasnodar 1–02–21–10–11–20–21–42–03–12–42–00–22–24–20–0
Krylia Sovetov Samara 1–10–30–31–00–01–01–02–22–20–10–22–12–00–02–5
Kuban Krasnodar 3–21–00–03–10–11–10–12–00–23–11–12–11–35–01–1
Lokomotiv Moscow 4–01–21–13–21–00–02–11–11–10–23–14–03–01–04–2
Rostov 3–01–11–10–21–31–01–20–31–34–00–01–02–11–31–3
Rubin Kazan 1–10–31–13–02–11–00–20–01–13–00–02–04–12–02–3
Spartak Moscow 1–23–02–20–24–03–01–13–03–20–01–00–04–01–02–2
Spartak Nalchik 2–11–10–22–32–21–00–11–20–10–11–12–21–21–12–2
Terek Grozny 1–01–02–40–02–02–01–20–41–10–12–40–12–01–00–1
Tom Tomsk 0–00–01–10–20–41–10–12–21–10–21–10–20–10–32–1
Volga Nizhny Novgorod 0–01–20–23–00–22–00–10–00–11–00–21–03–12–00–2
Zenit St. Petersburg 1–12–00–3 [lower-alpha 1] 0–05–03–01–01–14–02–23–01–00–04–03–0
Source: Russian Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. Zenit received a 0–3 loss in a home game against CSKA due to violation of regulations.

First phase top goalscorers

#ScorerGoals (Pen.)Team
1 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Seydou Doumbia 23 CSKA
2 Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Kerzhakov 16 (1) Zenit
3 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Lacina Traoré 14 (4) Kuban
4 Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Voronin 11 Dynamo
Flag of Serbia.svg Danko Lazović 11 (3) Zenit
6 Flag of Germany.svg Kevin Kurányi 10 Dynamo
Flag of Russia.svg Igor Semshov 10 Dynamo
8 Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Davydov 9 (1) Kuban
9 Flag of Portugal.svg Danny 8 Zenit
Flag of Brazil.svg Vágner Love 8 CSKA
Flag of Russia.svg Pavel Golyshev 8 (2) Tom

Last updated: 6 November 2011
Source: Russian Premier League [ permanent dead link ]

Second phase

After the first 30 fixtures, teams were split into two groups of eight which play against each other on a home-and-away basis. Fixtures 31 and 32 were scheduled to be held on the weekends of the 3rd and the 4th weeks of November 2011 respectively. Fixture 33 will take place on 3–4 March 2012. The matches of Fixture 44 (the last one) will start simultaneously at 11 a.m. GMT on 13 May 2012. Russian Football Union decided to set up the calendar for the championship group manually, instead of the computer draw. The computer draw will be done only for the relegation group. The final version of the second phase calendar became available on 7 November 2011. [56]

Championship group

The top eight teams of the first phase participate in this group, which will decide which team will win the championship. Additionally, teams in this group compete for two 2012–13 Champions League and three Europa League spots.

The winners will qualify for the Champions League group stage, with the runners-up earning a spot in the third qualifying round. Furthermore, the third-placed team will qualify for the play-off round of the Europa League, with the fourth- and fifth-placed teams earning spots in the third qualifying round and second qualifying round, respectively.

An additional Europa League play-off round spot is awarded to the winners of the 2011–12 Russian Cup. However, depending on the final league placement of both finalists, the allocation of all four Europa League spots may vary according to the table below.

Positions of Cup finalistsAllocation of Europa League spots
Cup winnersCup runners-up GS PO QR3 QR2
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
1st or 2nd3rd, 4th or 5th3rd4th5th6th
1st or 2nd6th or lower3rd4th5thCup runners–up
3rdany other placeCup winners4th5th6th
4thany other placeCup winners3rd5th6th
5thany other placeCup winners3rd4th6th
6th or lowerany other placeCup winners3rd4th5th

Championship group table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Zenit St. Petersburg (C)44241648540+4588Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Spartak Moscow 442112116947+2275Qualification to Champions League play-off round
3 CSKA Moscow 44191697247+2573Qualification to Europa League play-off round
4 Dynamo Moscow 442012126650+1672Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Anzhi Makhachkala 441913125442+1270Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
6 Rubin Kazan 441717105541+1468Qualification to Europa League group stage [lower-alpha 1]
7 Lokomotiv Moscow 441812145948+1166
8 Kuban Krasnodar 441516135045+561
Source: Russian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) number of head-to-head wins; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) number of head-to-head goals scored; 7) number of head-to-head away goals scored; 8) goal difference; 9) number of goals scored; 10) number of away goals scored
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Rubin have won the 2011–12 Russian Cup and thus have qualified for the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.

Championship group results

Home \ Away ANZ CSK DYN KUB LOK RUB SPA ZEN
Anzhi Makhachkala 2–10–12–03–13–10–00–2
CSKA Moscow 0–01–10–00–21–22–12–2
Dynamo Moscow 0–11–02–12–21–11–31–5
Kuban Krasnodar 2–21–11–11–11–01–12–2
Lokomotiv Moscow 1–00–30–22–00–00–20–1
Rubin Kazan 1–03–12–01–10–01–12–2
Spartak Moscow 0–31–21–12–02–02–01–2
Zenit St. Petersburg 0–02–02–11–12–11–12–3
Source: Russian Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship group top goalscorers

#ScorerGoals (Pen.)Team
1 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Seydou Doumbia 28 (2) CSKA
2 Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Kerzhakov 23 (3) Zenit
3 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Lacina Traoré 18 (4) Kuban
4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Emmanuel Emenike 13 Spartak Moscow
Flag of Germany.svg Kevin Kurányi 13 Dynamo
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o 13 (2) Anzhi
7 Flag of Russia.svg Igor Semshov 12 Dynamo
Flag of Serbia.svg Danko Lazović 12 (3) Zenit
9 Flag of Russia.svg Artyom Dzyuba 11 Spartak Moscow
Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Voronin 11 Dynamo
Flag of Russia.svg Denis Glushakov 11 (2) Lokomotiv

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Russian Premier League [ permanent dead link ]

Relegation group

The bottom eight teams of the first phase will determine the teams to be relegated to the 2012–13 National League Championship. The bottom two teams of this group will be directly relegated, while the fifth- and sixth-placed teams will have to compete in relegation/promotion playoffs with the third- and fourth-placed teams of the 2011–12 National League Championship.

Relegation group table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
9 Krasnodar 441613155861361
10 Amkar Perm 4414131740511155
11 Terek Grozny 4414102045621752
12 Krylia Sovetov Samara 4412151733501751
13 Rostov (O)4412122045611648Qualification to Relegation play-offs
14 Volga Nizhny Novgorod (O)441252737602341
15 Tom Tomsk (R)448132330704037Relegation to Football National League
16 Spartak Nalchik (R)447132439602134
Source: Russian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) number of head-to-head wins; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) number of head-to-head goals scored; 7) number of head-to-head away goals scored; 8) goal difference; 9) number of goals scored; 10) number of away goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Relegation group results

Home \ Away AMK KRA KRY ROS SPN TER TOM VNN
Amkar Perm 2–22–11–01–02–00–04–1
Krasnodar 0–10–21–03–21–33–12–1
Krylia Sovetov Samara 2–11–12–11–01–11–01–0
Rostov 1–11–11–02–11–13–11–0
Spartak Nalchik 1–23–30–02–23–00–23–0
Terek Grozny 3–10–10–01–02–01–01–3
Tom Tomsk 0–00–00–02–11–13–01–0
Volga Nizhny Novgorod 1–21–20–02–01–01–32–0
Source: Russian Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group top goalscorers

#ScorerGoals (Pen.)Team
1 Flag of Armenia.svg Yura Movsisyan 14 (5) Krasnodar
2 Flag of Russia.svg Roman Adamov 11 (2) Rostov
3 Flag of Russia.svg Pavel Golyshev 10 (2) Tom/Krasnodar
Flag of Belarus.svg Sergei Kornilenko 10 (2) Krylia Sovetov
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Maurício 9 (2) Terek
6 Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeni Shipitsin 8 Krasnodar
Flag of Russia.svg Shamil Asildarov 8 (1) Terek
Flag of Georgia.svg Otar Martsvaladze 8 (1) Volga/Krasnodar

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Russian Premier League [ permanent dead link ]

Relegation play-offs

First leg

FC Rostov 3 – 0 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl
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Kirichenko Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Adamov Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Summary
Olimp – 2
Attendance: 8,950

FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 2 – 1 FC Nizhny Novgorod
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Lokomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 7,150

Second leg

FC Nizhny Novgorod 0 – 0 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod

FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod won 2–1 on aggregate.


FC Shinnik Yaroslavl 0 – 1 FC Rostov
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FC Rostov won 4–0 on aggregate.

Awards

On 15 May 2012 Russian Football Union named its list of 33 top players: [57]

Medal squads

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (41), Flag of Belarus.svg Yuri Zhevnov (4), Dmitri Borodin (1).
Defenders: Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Nicolas Lombaerts (40 / 1), Aleksandr Anyukov (37 / 1), Flag of Portugal.svg Bruno Alves (36), Flag of Slovakia.svg Tomáš Hubočan (30), Flag of Italy.svg Domenico Criscito (24 / 1), Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Luković (19 / 1), Igor Cheminava (3), Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Meira (1), Denis Terentyev (1).
Midfielders: Konstantin Zyryanov (41 / 2), Igor Denisov (40 / 1), Viktor Fayzulin (34 / 4), Flag of Portugal.svg Danny (27 / 9), Flag of Hungary.svg Szabolcs Huszti (26 / 4), Roman Shirokov (26 / 9), Aleksei Ionov (20 / 3), Sergei Semak (20 / 5), Vladimir Bystrov (12 / 1), Andrei Arshavin (10 / 3), Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Rosina (10), Sergei Petrov (2).
Forwards: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (32 / 23), Flag of Serbia.svg Danko Lazović (31 / 12), Aleksandr Bukharov (31 / 6), Maksim Kanunnikov (10).
Manager: Flag of Italy.svg Luciano Spalletti.

Transferred out during the season: Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Meira (to Flag of Spain.svg Zaragoza), Igor Cheminava (on loan to Sibir Novosibirsk), Aleksei Ionov (to Kuban Krasnodar), Sergei Petrov (to Krylia Sovetov Samara).

2. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Dikan (32), Artyom Rebrov (8), Nikolai Zabolotny (6).
Defenders: Yevgeni Makeyev (35 / 1), Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Marek Suchý (32 / 3), Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Pareja (24 / 1), Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Rodríguez (23 / 1), Aleksandr Sheshukov (20), Sergei Parshivlyuk (19), Sergei Bryzgalov (18), Fyodor Kudryashov (11), Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos Rojo (8).
Midfielders: Dmitri Kombarov (40 / 6), Kirill Kombarov (37), Flag of Brazil.svg Rafael Carioca (35 / 1), Flag of Ireland.svg Aiden McGeady (31 / 3), Flag of Georgia.svg Jano Ananidze (15 / 1), Flag of the Netherlands.svg Demy de Zeeuw (13 / 2), Emin Mahmudov (12), Flag of Brazil.svg Ibson (10 / 1), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (8 / 1), Aleksandr Zotov (7), Soslan Gatagov (4), Dmitri Kayumov (3 / 1), Flag of Brazil.svg Alex (3), Artur Valikayev (3), Flag of Croatia.svg Filip Ozobić (1), Andrey Tikhonov (1).
Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (41 / 11), Flag of Brazil.svg Ari (38 / 10), Flag of Nigeria.svg Emmanuel Emenike (22 / 13), Flag of Brazil.svg Welliton (21 / 7), Pavel Yakovlev (10 / 1), Aleksandr Kozlov (8 / 1), Vladimir Obukhov (3).
Manager: Valery Karpin.

Transferred out during the season: Fyodor Kudryashov (on loan to Krasnodar), Emin Mahmudov (on loan to Tom Tomsk), Flag of Brazil.svg Ibson (to Flag of Brazil.svg Santos), Flag of Brazil.svg Alex (to Flag of Brazil.svg Corinthians), Artur Valikayev (on loan to Amkar Perm), Flag of Croatia.svg Filip Ozobić (on loan to Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split), Pavel Yakovlev (on loan to Krylia Sovetov Samara).

3. PFC CSKA Moscow

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (28), Sergei Chepchugov (9), Vladimir Gabulov (7), Sergei Revyakin (2).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutskiy (40), Sergei Ignashevich (38 / 5), Vasili Berezutskiy (36), Kirill Nababkin (34), Flag of Lithuania.svg Deividas Šemberas (29), Georgi Schennikov (21), Viktor Vasin (4), Flag of Nigeria.svg Chidi Odiah (3), Semyon Fedotov (2).
Midfielders: Flag of Serbia.svg Zoran Tošić (36 / 8), Pavel Mamayev (33 / 1), Evgeni Aldonin (32), Alan Dzagoev (31 / 5), Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Honda (25 / 8), Flag of Latvia.svg Aleksandrs Cauņa (18), Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Elvir Rahimić (12), Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Wernbloom (11), Flag of Chile.svg Mark González (5 / 2), Flag of South Korea.svg Kim In-Sung (1), Artyom Popov (1).
Forwards: Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Seydou Doumbia (42 / 28), Flag of Liberia.svg Sekou Oliseh (38), Flag of Brazil.svg Vágner Love (25 / 9), Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Necid (23 / 3), Flag of Nigeria.svg Ahmed Musa (11).
Manager: Leonid Slutskiy.

Transferred out during the season: Vladimir Gabulov (end of loan at Anzhi Makhachkala), Flag of Brazil.svg Vágner Love (to Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo).

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