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Russian Football Premier League

Russian Federation

Russian Football Premier League

Russian Football Premier League
Russian Football Premier League
Russian Football Premier League
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Current Season : 2020-2021
Established : 2001
Sport : Soccer
Location : Russian Federation
Website : www.RFPL.org
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Russian Football Premier League

The Russian Football Championship (Russian: Чемпионат России по футболу), or Russian Premier League, is the top division professional association football league in Russia. The competition is administered by the Russian Football Premier League. There are 16 teams in the competition. The league has two Champions League qualifying spots given to the top two teams at the end of the season and three Europa League spots are allocated to the third, fourth and fifth teams. The last two teams are relegated to the Russian National Football League at the end of the season. The Russian Premier League was established in 2001 and succeeded the Top Division. The Top Division was run by the Professional Football League of Russia. Creation of the Premier League is considered to give the clubs a greater degree of independence. The league is currently called Rosgosstrakh Russian Football Championship for sponsorship reasons, CSKA Moscow is the current Russian Premier League champion.