Russian Second Division

Russian Second Division

The Russian Second Division is the third level of Russian professional football. The division is run by Russian Professional Football League.

The Second Division is geographically divided into 5 zones: "West" (Northwestern European Russia), "Centre" (Northern and Eastern European Russia), "South" (Southern European Russia), "Ural-Povolzhye" (Southern Urals and Western Siberia), and "East" (Rest of Siberia). The number of clubs in each zone varies between years. In 2006, there were 81 clubs in the division (there were 79 in 2005), and there are currently 79 in 2008.

The winners of each zone are automatically promoted into the First Division. The bottom finishers of each zone lose professional status and are relegated into the Amateur Football League.

Russian Second Division 2008

In 2008 season, the following clubs are in the Second Division:

West (19 clubs)

*FC Dmitrov Dmitrov
*Dynamo Saint Petersburg
*Dynamo Vologda
*Istra Istra
*MVD Rossya Moscow Moscow
*Nara-Desna Naro-Fominsk
*Pskov 747 Pskov
*Reutov Reutov
*Sever Murmansk Murmansk
*Sheksna Cherepovets
*Spartak Kostroma
*Spartak Shchyolkovo
*Tekstilshchik-Telekom Ivanovo
*Torpedo-RG Moscow
*Torpedo Vladimir
*Volga Tver
*Volochanin-Ratmir Vyshny Volochyok
*Zelenograd Moscow
*Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg

Centre (18 clubs)

*FC Avangard Kursk
*Dynamo Voronezh
*FCS-73 Voronezh
*Gubkin Gubkin
*Lokomotiv Liski
*Lukhovitsy Lukhovitsy
*Metallurg Lipetsk
*Mordovia Saransk
*Nika Moscow
*Ruschi Oryol Oryol
*FC Ryazan Ryazan
*Saturn-2 Yegoryevsk
*Spartak Tambov
*Yelets Yelets
*Zenit Penza
*Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo
*Zodiak Stary Oskol
*Zvezda Serpukhov

outh (18 clubs)

*Astrakhan Astrakhan
*Avtodor Vladikavkaz
*Bataysk-2007 Bataysk
*Dagdiesel Kaspiysk Kaspiysk
*Druzhba Maykop
*Dynamo Stavropol
*Energiya Volzhsky Volzhsky
*Kavkaztransgaz-2005 Ryzdvyany
*Krasnodar Krasnodar
*Krasnodar-2000 Krasnodar
*NIKA Krasny Sulin Krasny Sulin
*Olimpia Volgograd
*Rotor Volgograd
*Sochi-04 Sochi
*Spartak-UGP Anapa
*Taganrog Taganrog
*Volgar Gazprom Astrakhan
*Zhemchuzhina Sochi

Ural-Povolzhye (18 clubs)

*Alnas Almetyevsk
*Dynamo Kirov
*Energetik Uren Uren
*Gazovik Orenburg
*Gorniak Uchaly
*Khimik Dzerzinsk Dzerzinsk
*Krylya Sovetov-SOK Dimitrovgrad
*Lada Togliatti
*Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
*Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod
*Rubin-2 Kazan
*Sokol-Saratov Saratov
*SOYUZ-Gazprom Izhevsk
*Togliatti Togliatti
*Tyumen Tyumen
*Volga Nizhny Novgorod
*Yunit Samara
*Zenit Chelyabinsk

East (10 clubs)

*Amur Blagoveshchensk
*Chita Chita
*Irtysh-1946 Omsk
*Kuzbass-Dynamo Kemerovo
*Metallurg Krasnoyarsk
*Okean Nakhodka
*Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
*Sibir-2 Novosibirsk
*Sibiryak Bratsk
*Smena Komsomolsk-on-Amur

External links

* [http://www.pfl.ru/ Professional Football League official website]


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