Russian Premier League
Location: Throughout Russia
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The Russian Premier League (or SOGAZ Russian Football Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the top flight football competition in Russia and ever since its inception in 2001 has provided the Russian team for European competitions.
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The league currently consists of 16 teams with the top 2 qualifying for the Champions league and 3 places in the Europa League. For the casual supporter the name of Spartak Moscow is probably the most famous due to their participation in the Champions League and it is the Moscow based club who are the most successful in the competition history with 9 league titles.
Until recently, all of the title winning teams came from the Russian capital but ever since Zenit Saint Petersburg won the competition in 2007 the Moscow teams have struggled.
In the early years the league was dominated with Russian players and those from the former CIS nations and whilst these players still make up the majority there is now a much more cosmopolitan spread with the top teams in the league been able to attract stars from Europe, South America and Africa with Brazilian players becoming increasingly frequent buys.
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The Russia Premier League may have only been established in 2001, with the aim to improve professional football in Russia, but it has already undergone a number of major changes.
First established as the Russian Football Premier League, the league shortened its name in 2018 but no matter what the competition is called or what you know it has, it is the topflight football coemption in Russia.
The league acts the qualification process for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League whilst the winners of the competition are named champions of Russia.
The league follows the promotion and relegation model of most other leagues, with the bottom ranked teams dropping down tov the Russian National Football League.
That adds an element of fluidity to the coemption and means that the majority of teams have lots to play for throughout the whole season which only adds to the excitement of what can be a fun league to watch.
The good news for fans is that if you are a fan of one of the Russian Premier League sides or just a fan of Russian football in general is that you can watch all of the action live online from the Premier League in Russia via our Russian Premier League live stream partners.
As with the majority of sporting leagues across the globe, the Russian Premier League has been dominated by teams from big cities and large urban areas as they often have larger fanbases and access to more sponsors which in turn brings in more money and allows clubs to improve facilities.
In the early years of the competition, it was the big teams from the Russian capital city of Moscow who dominated the title picture with Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow winning multiple titles in the league first decade or so.
In more recent years it has been Zenit St Petersburg who have progressed and challenge the Moscow clubs whilst Rubin Kazan had a brief period of been the top team in Russia.
The Russian Premier League is one of the top ranked football leagues in Europe and has some of the largest attendances outside of the top 5 leagues. With many of the clubs owned by billionaire Russian oligarchs, it is no surprise that the competition has managed to attract some of the biggest names in the sport and top talent from across the globe.
Some of the players to have featured in the league include Marcos Rojo, Maxi Lopez, Axel Witsel, Carlos Alberto, Hulk, Vagner Love, Roberto Carlos, Wanderson, Willian, Samual Eto’o, Alex Song, Christopher Samba, Lacina Traore, Jiri Jiranek, Jan Koller, David Bentley, Djibril Cisse, Lassana Diarra, Gabriel Obertan, Kevin Kuranyi, Aiden McGeady, Fernando Ricksen, Bruno Alves, Eder, Manual Fernandes, Nuno, Garry O’Connor, Martin Skrtel and Javi Garcia.
With some restrictions on the number of foreign players allowed to be played by clubs, the top Russian players are at a premium for Russian teams which means most records for longevity (such as record appearances, top scorer records etc) are all held by Russia.
If you are a fan of football from Russia or if you have seen one of the club play in European football and have been impressed by the style of the team and would like to see more of them, then the good news is that it has never been simpler to watch Russian football live.
Whilst the league is often overlooked by British tv channels, that is certainty not the case by online streaming services who show all of the action from Russia live.
All you need to do is choose from one of our Russian Premier League live stream partners to watch football from Russia live.