The Russian Premier League is the most significant Russian league. The other name is the Russian Premier Liga.
Let’s start with essential data, the Russian Premier League Table. The Russian Premier League table is set up as follows.
Usually, the top two teams will play qualifiers for the Champions League and two spots for the UEFA Conference League. However, due to the invasion of Ukraine, the teams are suspended from European tournaments. It is not clear how much longer this suspension will take. The two teams at the bottom of the league will relegate to the Russian National Football league, the second division in Russia. The number 13 and 14 will compete against the number four and three of the National League in a two-legged playoff for the two spots in the Russian Premier League.
Since the introduction of the Premier League in 2002, five different teams have won the Russian Premier League.
Zenit Saint Petersburg won the Russian Premier League seven times. Zenit was in 27th place on the UEFA club rankings with 50,000 points in 2020. The club was founded in 1925 and plays in the Krestovsky Stadium, which holds 67,800 spectators. Zenit won the UEFA Cup in 2007-2008. Aleksandr Kerzhakov is the all-time top scorer with 386 goals.
CSKA Moscow won the championship six times. Was in 35th place with 40,000 points in the UEFA Rankings of 2020. CSKA Moscow was founded in 1911 and plays its home games in the VEB Arena with a capacity of 30,457. Igor Akinfeev played most matches for the club, with 693 appearances in writing. Grigory Fedotov is the all-time top scorer with 161 goals.
Lokomotiv Moscow came first three times. The club was in 51st place in 2020 with 31,000 points. Lokomotiv was founded in 1922 and plays in the RZD Arena with a capacity of 27,320. Dmitri Loskov is the all-time top scorer with 128 goals. He is the player with the most appearances, with 421 matches played.
Rubin Kazan won the league two times. Rubin Kazan was only in 148th place with 2,500 points in 2020’s UEFA rankings. Rubin Kazan was founded in 1958 and plays its home matches in the Kazan Arena with a capacity of 45,379.
Spartak Moscow has won the league just once. They scored 18,500 points in the UEFA Club rankings and were number 79 in 2020. Spartak was founded in 1922 and plays in the Otkritie Arena, which is 45,360.
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