Footballer of the Year in Russia is an annual award given by Sport-Express daily to the Russian Premier League player of the season. The title is awarded according to the results of a poll conducted by the newspaper. 11 players of each Premier League club are polled.
Brazilian Daniel Carvalho became the first foreign player to win the award in 2005.
|1991||Igor Korneev||CSKA Moscow|
|1992||Igor Ledyakhov||Spartak Moscow|
|1993||Viktor Onopko||Spartak Moscow|
|1994||Igor Simutenkov||Dynamo Moscow|
|1995||Ilya Tsymbalar||Spartak Moscow|
|1996||Andrey Tikhonov||Spartak Moscow|
|1997||Dmitri Alenichev||Spartak Moscow|
|1998||Yegor Titov||Spartak Moscow|
|1999||Alexei Smertin||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2000||Yegor Titov||Spartak Moscow|
|2001||Ruslan Nigmatullin||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2002||Dmitri Loskov||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2003||Dmitri Loskov||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2004||Dmitri Sychev||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2005||Daniel Carvalho||CSKA Moscow|
|2006||Andrei Arshavin||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2007||Konstantin Zyryanov||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2008||Vágner Love||CSKA Moscow|
|2009||Alejandro Domínguez||Rubin Kazan|
|2010||Danny||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2011||Seydou Doumbia||CSKA Moscow|
|2012–13||Igor Akinfeev||CSKA Moscow|
|2014–15||Hulk||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2018–19||Artem Dzyuba||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2019–20||Artem Dzyuba||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
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