Club football east of the Urals?

Discussion in 'Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, & the former Soviet Repu' started by Chesco United, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just wondering, what sort of club football is there east of the Ural Mountains? Do cities such as Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Vladivostok have teams? If so, what levels do they play at? Do they play against teams from western Russia? What sort of stadiums do they have? Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. Zenit

    Zenit Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 3, 2000
    Above the Tear Line
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They have leagues and plenty of teams, but the first two divisions of Russian soccer is almost all west of the Urals. Mostly because of high travel costs and economic reasons, soccer west of the Urals is mostly limited to semi-pro and amateur club levels. I don't believe this is the way it has always been, but Shurik is the real one to ask these kinds of questions.
     
  3. football_kz

    football_kz New Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    UK
    I think there are quite a few eastern clubs in the first division, like the leaders Tom' (Tomsk) and Lokomotiv (Chita). Also, traditionally Okean (Nakhodka) was always on the verge of qualifying into the Premier Division.
     
  4. Slitty

    Slitty Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Russia
    What are you talking about.... Tom' Tomsk and Luch-Energiya Vladivostok ARE in the premier league.
     
  5. TORPEDO

    TORPEDO Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Za nakryityim stolom
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    How in the WORLD DID YOU DIG UP A 4 (FOUR) year old thread???
     
  6. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Wtf? :confused:

    edit: Slitty must like necrophilia.
     
  7. BuRaK

    BuRaK New Member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Famagusta,Cyprus
    Wtf is goin on this forum today? :D
     
  8. Slitty

    Slitty Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Russia
    In my spare time I have been reading back on the FSU forum chronologically, amazing stuff, I got to 4 years ago. :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  9. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    The best threads (aka Shurik and metros almost killing eachother) were destroyed in the great pogrom of 2002.
     
  10. TORPEDO

    TORPEDO Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Za nakryityim stolom
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    Tis was not each other - tis was a massacre.
     

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