How have the summer RFPL departees fared?

If there is such a thing as a circle of life in football, it is that players move around. When one player joins a club another has to go, and the other way around. This is obviously also the case in Russia, where we saw several big profiles leave the league last summer. These players have now been away for six months, but how have the departees fared at their new clubs?   Giuliano: Zenit St. Petersburg to Fenerbahce - €7 million The Brazilian impressed everybody when he joined Zenit … [Read more...]

RFN Top 50 – 35-21

Find the players from 50 to 36 here. 35. Vasiliy Berezutskiy, defender, CSKA At the age of 33, Vasiliy Berezutskiy exudes old-pro calmness and confidence on the pitch. The former national side captain has been an extremely important figure in the CSKA defence for over a decade, being named one of the 33 best players in the league an extremely creditable nine times. The Moscow-born man sits atop the RPL table with the Army Men despite recent poor results. With the side now out of European … [Read more...]

Inside the Game: Preview to Benfica vs Zenit

Lisbon on Tuesday plays host to an enticing first round match between Euro giants SL Benfica and FC Zenit St. Petersburg in Group C Champions League action. Russian Football News has combined forces with our Portuguese counterparts at PortugalFutbol.net to provide you with a comprehensive preview of this clash of titans. Zenit Blue, White & Sky-Blue Preview Andre Villas Boas said he wanted to be like Peter the Great (the Tsar who looked to Europe), when he first arrived at the Blue, White … [Read more...]