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The Russian Premier League is the top men's football division in Russia. The top clubs in Russia regularly compete in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.

Spartak Moscow dominated the league during the 1990s but Lokomotiv Moscow and CSKA Moscow took over in the early 2000s. Zenit St. Petersburg came onto the scene and have won five of the last 10 titles, including the last two.

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Russian Premier League FAQ

Where can I watch Russian Premier League Live Streaming?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch Russian Premier League live streaming.

Who has won the most Russian Premier League titles?

Spartak Moscow have won the most (10) Russian Premier League titles. They are followed by Zenit St Petersburg who have won the title on six occasions.

Who are the Russian Premier League champions?

Zenit Saint Petersburg are the Russian Premier League champions after claiming their second straight title in the 2019/20 season.

How many teams are in Russian Premier League?

There are currently 16 teams in Russian Premier League.

What teams play in Russian Premier League?

The teams that will compete in the 2020/21 are as follows: Akhmat, Arsenal Tula, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Rostov, Rubin Kazan, Orenburg, Spartak Moscow, Sochi, Tambov, Krylia Sovetov Samara, Ufa, FC Ural Yekaterinburg and Zenit St Petersburg.

Russian Premier League Betting Odds

Reputable online bookmakers will have betting odds available for football matches in the Russian Premier League. Some of the more popular football betting markets include match winner, BTTS, handicap, over/under 2.5 goals and correct score.

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Get the Russian Premier League free bets after opening a new account with an online bookmakers. Many bookmakers provide existing customers with the Russian Premier League free bets and special offers.

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Russian Premier League Live Streaming

Watch the Russian Premier League online with the bet365 live streaming service. Live streaming is a great way to watch football anywhere you are as long as you have a digital device and a suitable internet connection. 

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Russian Premier League Results

Get the latest Russian Premier League results to stay ahead of the game, up to date with in form teams and players and injuries. This will help you plan your bets for upcoming matches in Russia.

Russian Premier League Winners & Runners-up

Zenit St Petersburg will be going for their hat-trick of titles in the 2020/21 season after winning the last two. Lokomotiv Moscow has finished as runner-up on both occasions and will certainly be contenders again.

2019–20Zenit Saint Petersburg (6)Lokomotiv Moscow (6)
2018–19Zenit Saint Petersburg (5)Lokomotiv Moscow (5)
2017–18Lokomotiv Moscow (3)CSKA Moscow (8)
2016–17Spartak Moscow (10)CSKA Moscow (7)
2015–16CSKA Moscow (6)Rostov
2014–15Zenit Saint Petersburg (4)CSKA Moscow (6)
2013–14CSKA Moscow (5)Zenit Saint Petersburg (3)
2012–13CSKA Moscow (4)Zenit Saint Petersburg (2)
2011–12Zenit Saint Petersburg (3)Spartak Moscow (5)
2010Zenit Saint Petersburg (2)CSKA Moscow (5)
2009Rubin Kazan (2)Spartak Moscow (4)
2008Rubin KazanCSKA Moscow (4)
2007Zenit Saint PetersburgSpartak Moscow (3)
2006CSKA Moscow (3)Spartak Moscow (2)
2005CSKA Moscow (2)Spartak Moscow
2004Lokomotiv Moscow (2)CSKA Moscow (2)
2003CSKA MoscowZenit Saint Petersburg
2002Lokomotiv MoscowCSKA Moscow (2)
2001Spartak Moscow (9)Lokomotiv Moscow (4)
2000Spartak Moscow (8)Lokomotiv Moscow (3)
1999Spartak Moscow (7)Lokomotiv Moscow (2)
1998Spartak Moscow (6)CSKA Moscow
1997Spartak Moscow (5)Rotor Volgograd (2)
1996Spartak Moscow (4)Alania Vladikavkaz (2)
1995Spartak-Alania VladikavkazLokomotiv Moscow
1994Spartak Moscow (3)Dynamo Moscow
1993Spartak Moscow (2)Rotor Volgograd
1992Spartak MoscowSpartak Vladikavkaz

Soviet Union Top League        
1991CSKA Moscow (7)Spartak Moscow
1990Dynamo Kyiv (13)CSKA Moscow
1989Spartak Moscow (12)Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1988Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2)Dynamo Kyiv
1987Spartak Moscow (11)Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1986Dynamo Kyiv (12)Dynamo Moscow
1985Dynamo Kyiv (11)Spartak Moscow
1984Zenit LeningradSpartak Moscow
1983Dnipro DnipropetrovskSpartak Moscow
1982Dinamo MinskDynamo Kyiv
1981Dynamo Kyiv (10)Spartak Moscow
1980Dynamo Kyiv (9)Spartak Moscow
1979Spartak Moscow (10)Shakhtar Donetsk
1978Dinamo Tbilisi (2)Dynamo Kyiv
1977Dynamo Kyiv (8)Dinamo Tbilisi
1976Dynamo Moscow (11)Ararat Yerevan
1976Torpedo Moscow (3)Dynamo Kyiv
1975Dynamo Kyiv (7)Shakhtar Donetsk
1974Dynamo Kyiv (6)Spartak Moscow
1973Ararat YerevanDynamo Kyiv
1972Zorya VoroshilovgradDynamo Kyiv
1971Dynamo Kyiv (5)Ararat Yerevan
1970CSKA Moscow (6)Dynamo Moscow
1969Spartak Moscow (9)Dynamo Kyiv
1968Dynamo Kyiv (4)Spartak Moscow
1967Dynamo Kyiv (3)Dynamo Moscow
1966Dynamo Kyiv (2)SKA Rostov-on-Don
1965Torpedo Moscow (2)Dynamo Kyiv
1964Dinamo TbilisiTorpedo Moscow
1963Dynamo Moscow (10)Spartak Moscow
1962Spartak Moscow (8)Dynamo Moscow
1961Dynamo KyivTorpedo Moscow
1960Torpedo MoscowDynamo Kyiv
1959Dynamo Moscow (9)Lokomotiv Moscow
1958Spartak Moscow (7)Dynamo Moscow
1957Dynamo Moscow (8)Torpedo Moscow
1956Spartak Moscow (6)Dynamo Moscow
1955Dynamo Moscow (7)Spartak Moscow
1954Dynamo Moscow (6)Spartak Moscow
1953Spartak Moscow (5)Dinamo Tbilisi
1952Spartak Moscow (4)Dynamo Kyiv
1951CSKA Moscow (5)Dinamo Tbilisi
1950CSKA Moscow (4)Dynamo Moscow
1949Dynamo Moscow (5)CSKA Moscow
1948CSKA Moscow (3)Dynamo Moscow
1947CSKA Moscow (2)Dynamo Moscow
1946CSKA MoscowDynamo Moscow
1945Dynamo Moscow (4)CSKA Moscow
1940Dynamo Moscow (3)Dinamo Tbilisi
1939Spartak Moscow (3)Dinamo Tbilisi
1938Spartak Moscow (2)CDKA Moscow
1937Dynamo Moscow (2)Spartak Moscow
1936 (spring)Dynamo MoscowDynamo Kyiv
1936 (autumn)Spartak MoscowDynamo Moscow

Russian Premier League Fixtures

Check the Russian Premier League fixtures to see if any club could be resting players for an important cup local or European cup fixture.

Russian Premier League Table

Keep an eye on the Russian Premier League table to see who is in the running for the title, European qualification and those in danger of relegation.

Russian Premier League Format

The 16 teams play each other home and away with the team scoring the most points crowned champions. The bottom two teams are relegated to the second division, called the Russian Football National League. 

The 13th and 14th placed teams enter a play-off with the 3rd and 4th placed teams in the Russian Football National League to decide which teams will play in the Premier League the following season.

The top two teams go straight into the UEFA Champions League group stage, with the third placed team entering the Champions League third qualifying round. The fourth placed team qualifies for the UEFA Europa League group stage, with the fifth and sixth placed teams entering the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds

Russian Premier League Highlights

What all the Russian Premier League highlights on the official Russian Premier League YouTube channel.

Russian Premier League News

Get all the latest Russian Premier League news on the official Russian Premier League website.

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Russian Premier League History

The competition has origins in the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, starting as the Russian Top Division in 1992 with 20 teams before being reduced to a 16 team competition in 1994. Every season since has been with 16 teams bar and experiment of adding two more teams in 1996 and 1997.

It was known as the Russian Top Division until 2002  when it became the Russian Premier League. 

Spartak Moscow dominated the league during the 90s but Lokomotiv Moscow and CSKA Moscow started to take over in the early 2000s. To break the monopoly of Moscow clubs, Zenit Saint Petersburg came onto the scene along with Rubin Kazan in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Rubin Kazan won their first title in 2008 to become the first team to win the title having not competed in the Soviet Top League pre-1992.

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