Premier League

CountryRussiaRussia
Season2023

The Premier League, also known as the Russian Premier League, is the top tier of professional football in Russia. It was established in 2001, succeeding the Top Division which had been the highest level of football in Russia since 1992. The league is governed by the Russian Football Union (RFU), the governing body for football in Russia.

The Premier League is composed of 16 teams. Each team plays each other twice during the season, once at home and once away, totaling 30 matches for each team. The season typically runs from July to May, with a winter break from December to March. At the end of the season, the two lowest-placed teams are relegated to the Russian Football National League, while the top two teams from the National League are promoted to the Premier League. The third lowest-placed team in the Premier League and the third highest-placed team in the National League compete in a two-leg playoff for the remaining spot in the Premier League.

The league has been dominated by a few clubs since its inception. Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Zenit Saint Petersburg, and Lokomotiv Moscow have been the most successful clubs in the league's history. Zenit Saint Petersburg holds the record for the most Premier League titles, having won the championship seven times.

The Premier League has produced several notable players who have made their mark in international football. These include Andrey Arshavin, Roman Pavlyuchenko, and Igor Akinfeev, all of whom have represented Russia in the FIFA World Cup.

The league has also attracted foreign players and coaches, contributing to its growth and development. Brazilian striker Vagner Love, Dutch midfielder Quincy Promes, and Italian coach Luciano Spalletti are among the foreign figures who have had successful stints in the league.

The Premier League has faced challenges, including financial instability and allegations of corruption. However, it has made significant strides in recent years, with improved infrastructure, increased attendance, and better television coverage. The league's profile was boosted by Russia's hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which led to the renovation and construction of several stadiums used by Premier League clubs.

Despite its relatively short history, the Russian Premier League has established itself as a competitive and exciting league. It continues to play a crucial role in the development of Russian football, producing talented players for the national team and providing thrilling action for football fans in Russia and beyond.

Premier League Upcoming Games

Premier League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Premier League in 2023

Player Team Goals
zenit-saint-petersburg 15
krasnodar 9
dinamo-moscow 9
cska-moscow 8
krylya-sovetov 8
krasnodar 8
fakel-voronezh 7
cska-moscow 7
lokomotiv-moscow 6
lokomotiv-moscow 6

Premier League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Zenit players, news and schedule Zenit 22 13 5 4 41 19 22 44
2 FC Krasnodar players, news and schedule FC Krasnodar 22 12 7 3 35 21 14 43
3 Dynamo players, news and schedule Dynamo 21 10 8 3 34 27 7 38
4 CSKA Moscow players, news and schedule CSKA Moscow 22 9 9 4 40 28 12 36
5 Lokomotiv players, news and schedule Lokomotiv 22 9 9 4 35 28 7 36
6 Krylia Sovetov players, news and schedule Krylia Sovetov 22 9 6 7 39 33 6 33
7 Spartak Moscow players, news and schedule Spartak Moscow 21 9 5 7 27 26 1 32
8 Rubin players, news and schedule Rubin 21 9 5 7 20 24 -4 32
9 FC Rostov players, news and schedule FC Rostov 22 8 7 7 34 33 1 31
10 Nizhny Novgorod players, news and schedule Nizhny Novgorod 22 8 4 10 20 23 -3 28
11 Fakel players, news and schedule Fakel 22 6 8 8 19 24 -5 26
12 Akhmat players, news and schedule Akhmat 22 5 5 12 20 29 -9 20
13 Ural players, news and schedule Ural 22 5 5 12 20 35 -15 20
14 FC Orenburg players, news and schedule FC Orenburg 21 4 8 9 21 29 -8 20
15 Baltika players, news and schedule Baltika 22 4 5 13 14 26 -12 17
16 FC Sochi players, news and schedule FC Sochi 22 3 6 13 23 37 -14 15

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 105/143 73%
Over/Under 18/19 95%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%