23.12: Lokomotiv stadium winter photos
22.12: Loskov - player of the year!
Lokomotiv captain Dmitry
Loskov is voted the Russian best player
in 2003 according to Sovetsky Sport newspaper. 100
sport reporters, 176 Russian Premier League players
and 16 coaches took part in the vote. Loskov recieved
383 points to win the title. Celta de Vigo playmaker
"the tzar" Alexander Mostovoi finished
second with 272 points, and FC Porto midfielder Dmitry
Alenichev came third with 213 points.
Khokhlov turns 28! Happy Birthday!
22.12: A new contract for Parks
After spending a year in Moscow on loan from
Parks signed a three-year contract with
Lokomotiv. The Costa Rican striker scored 6 goals
in 22 games for Loko including a late winner against
Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.
17.12: Ignashevich leaves Loko
The club and the player failed to reach an agreement
on a new contract and the defender will join CSKA
Moscow as a free agent in January.
Cesnauskis signed a four year contract
with Lokomotiv. The 22-year old midfielder moved to
Loko on a free transfer from Dynamo Moscow, where
he was one of the leaders with 28 games and 4 goals
last season. He also played 12 games and scored 2
goals for Lithuania. >>>
12.12: UEFA Champions League draw
Lokomotiv will play against
leaders of the French championship AS Monaco FC >>>
11.12: Marat Izmailov, who missed the
game against Arsenal due to an injury, flew to Germany
for medical examination.
11.12: South Africa National team coach
Ephraim Mashaba called Jacob Lekgetho to play
for his country in the African Nations Cup 2004 in
10.12: Arsenal - Lokomotiv 2:0 Match
4.12: Malaga-B - Lokomotiv 2:3 Match
1.12: 23 Lokomotiv players, including
Leandro who returned from Brazil, and two reserve
team players Bilyaletdinov and Popel,
flew to Marbella today, where the team will spend
a week preparing for the Champions League game against
1.12: Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin attended
two English Premier League games in London: Arsenal
- Fulham and Chelsea - Manchester United. He will
join Loko today in Marbella.
| 28.11: Lokomotiv president Valery Filatov,
coaches Andrey Semin, Yuri Baturenko and Rinat
Bilyaletdinov, and sport director Boris Ignatiev
flew to the United Arab Emirates to attend the international
football exhibition and the FIFA World Youth Championship-2003.
28.11: "Lokomotiv" began reconstruction
of the stadium entrance and ticket-boxes. The new
entrance will allow a faster stadium access. The works
should be complete within three months.
28.11: Rinat Bilyaletdinov is appointed
a new reserve team coach. He will replace Andrey
Semin, who will work with the main team. Previously,
Bilyaletdinov was a Lokomotiv-1988 team coach.
26.11: The Russian Cup 1/16 second leg
match with Khimki is postponed until next year. The
new date will be confirmed in December.
25.11: Lokomotiv - Dynamo Kiev 3:2
Goals: 28 Buznikin, 37 Belkevich, 44-pen Ignashevich,
65 Shatskih, 89 Parks
Match report >>>
24.11: Lokomotiv president Valery Filatov
was appointed an interim head of the Russian Football
Premier League until election of a new president in
19.11: Wales - Russia 0:1
Vadim Evseev's goal at 22 minutes lead Russia
into the Euro-2004 in Portugal! Dmitry Sennikov,
Sergei Ignashevich and Marat Izmailov also
played in the game.
18.11: Sergei Ovchinnikov and Jacob
Lekgetho joined Lokomotiv today. The team will
stay in Sochi until 21 November - a day less than
planned because of the bad weather, which forced Loko
to train on an artificial pitch in the nearby town
At the same time, Ruslan Pimenov is in Germany
recovering from injury. He is not expected to return
until 10 January, when the winter holiday ends.
And Leandro flew to Brazil to see his recently
Lokomotiv sport director and former Russia national
coach Boris Ignatiev declined an offer by the
first division Anzhi Makhachkala to coach their team
15.11: Russia - Wales 0:0
Sergei Ovchinnikov, Sergei Ignashevich, Dmitry Sennikov,
Vadim Evseev, Dmitry Loskov and Marat Izmailov
took part in the Euro-2004 play-off match. Ovchinnikov
received his second booking and will miss the return
match in Cardiff.
15.11: Spartak Moscow - Lokomotiv 2:2
Goals: 52 Stanic, 82 Pavlenko, 89 Buznikin, 90 Wagner
Match report >>>
15.11: Russian Football Union announced
the list of 33 best players in 2003. Five Lokomotiv
players took the top places: Sergei Ovchinnikov
- best goalkeeper; Vadim Evseev - best right
defender; Sergei Ignashevich - best right central
defender; Jacob Lekgetho - best left defender;
Dmitry Loskov - best attacking midfielder.
Oleg Pashinin (left central defender), Vladimir
Maminov (central midfielder) and Marat Izmailov
(left midfielder) came second, and Mikhail Ashvetia
(first striker) came third
13.11: Lokomotiv midfielder Vadim Evseev
returned from Munich where his daughter Polina had
a heart surgery. The operation finished successfully.
Vadim will now join Russian national team to prepare
for the games against Wales.
13.11: Lokomotiv reserve team players
Vladislav Khatazhenkov, Igor Voznesenskiy and
Daniyar Bilyaletdinov will spend a week in Porto
where they will be training with the leading Portugese
club. This trip is arranged by Lokomotiv assistant
coach Mariano Barreto.
12.11: Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv will
play a friendly game on 15 November at Spartak's reserve
"Almaz" stadium. Spartak is preparing for
their UEFA Cup second leg game against Dynamo Bucharest,
while Loko begins preparation for the remaining Champions
On 16 November Lokomotiv will move to the Black Sea
training camp in Sochi. The team will stay there for
a week and is expected to play another friendly game.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin visited
the Ukrainian League match Tavria Simferopol - Dynamo
- First of all, I would point out the fitness level
of the Kiev players. They were superior. Almost entire
game was played at the host's side of the pitch. But
Dynamo failed to use their moments and the opponent
had a well organized defence. One can say that Dynamo
lost two points and Tavria won one.
11.11: Vladimir Maminov and Oleg Pashinin
returned from Tashkent where they played for Uzbekistan
in two Asian Nations Cup 2004 qualification games
against Thailand (3:0) and Tajikistan (0:0).
10.11: Jacob Lekgetho is called to the
South Africa national team for two friendlies against
Egypt and Tunisia on 15 and 19 November.
9.11: Lokomotiv - Khimki 4:0
Goals: 5 Parks, 31 Loskov, 55 Buznikin, 87 Loskov
5.11: Inter - Lokomotiv 1:1
Goals: 14 Recoba, 54 Loskov
Match report >>>
5.11: Russian Football Union announced
the names of 23 players selected for the Euro-2004
qualification games against Wales 15 and 19 November.
The list includes seven Lokomotiv players: Ovchinnikov,
Ignashevich, Nizhegorodov, Sennikov, Evseev, Loskov
1.11: Lokomotiv - Uralan 6:0
Goals: 11, 69 Izmailov, 46, 74-pen Loskov, 51 Evseev,
added two more goals to his record and won the Premier
League top scorer title this season with a total of
But despite trashing Uralan in the last round of the
Premier League, Lokomotiv remained on the fourth place,
after Rubin Kazan defeated new Russian champions CSKA
Moscow 3:2, with the last minute winning goal. Loko
will now depend on the Russian Cup results in order
to qualify for the UEFA Cup next season.
Final Premier League standings>>
report and interview with Dmitry Loskov
25.10: Zenit - Lokomotiv - 0:0
Match report and Yuri Semin
21.10: Lokomotiv - Inter 3:0
Goals: 2 Loskov, 50 Ashvetia, 58 Khokhlov
with Buznikin and Ashvetia
16.10: Lokomotiv - Shinnik 6:1
Goals: 17 Khokhlov, 19, 60 Ashvetia, 41 Izmailov,
51 Loskov, 56 Karpenko, 68 Buznikin
5.10: Torpedo - Lokomotiv 1:0
Goal scored by Semshov just at beginning of the second
half desided the match result. Lokomotiv is now on
the third place with a 45 points. Second placed Zenit
has 51 points.
25.09: Lokomotiv - Arsenal 0:0
Lokomotiv gained the first point in 2003/04 Champion
League group B. In the second game of the group Inter
defeated Dynamo 2-1.
21.09: Torpedo-Metallurg - Lokomotiv 1:3
Goals: 33' Bracomonte (1:1) - 27' Loskov (0:1), 40'
Buznikin (1:2), 45+1' Loskov (1:3).
17.09: Dinamo Kiev - Lokomotiv 2:0
Lokomotiv afforded the ungainly Rincon some space
and he punished the Russian side with a two goals
at the end of the first Champions League group stage
In the second game in group B Arsenal was beaten at
home by Inter - 0:3.
14.09: List of the players taken to Kiev
The following players are taken to Kiev:
Ovchinnikov, Khapov, Nizhegorodov, Pashinin, Ignashevich,
Sennikov, Lekgheto, Evseev, Gurenko, Loskov, Maminov,
Izmailov, Asatiani, Khokhlov, Vagner Gorge, Sirkhaev,
Nigmatullin, Ashvetia, Buznikin, Pimenov, Leandro.
And coaches of the team: Yury Semin, Vladimir Eshtrekov,
Boris Ignatiev, Mariano Baretto, Alexander Rakitsky.
10.09: Russia - Switzerland 4:1
and Sergei Ignashevevich
played all game for Russia. Dmitry
Sennikov and Marat
Izmailov came on in the second half.
Moldova - Belarus 2:1
scored the only Belarus goal.
Albania - Georgia 3:1
played all game for Georgia
6.09: Ireland - Russia 1:1
scored an equalizer which keeps alive Russian
hopes for Euro-2004 qualification.
Georgia - Albania 3:0
scored the second goal for Georgia.
| 5.09: Midfielder Yaroslav
Pikunov is included in Lokomotiv squad with number
31. Born in the Urals city of Ekaterinburg 17-year old
moved to Moscow from Huddersfield Town junior team,
where he played since 2001.
| 3.09: Sergei Ovchinnikov, Sergei Ignashevich,
Gennady Nizhegorodov, Dmitry Sennikov, Vadim Evseev,
Marat Izmailov and Dmitry Loskov joined Russia national
team to prepare for Euro-2004 qualifying games against
Ireland and Switzerland on 6 and 10 August, respectively.
Dmitry Khokhlov will miss the games due to an
Malkhaz Asatiani and Mikhail Ashvetia
are in Georgia team for Euro-2004 qualifier against
Albania, while Sergei Gurenko is in Belarus to
play against Czech Republic and Moldova.
Pimenov joined Russia-U21 team for qualifying games
against Ireland-U21 and Switzerland-U21. Oleg Popel
is called to Belarus-U21 for games against Czech Republic
and Moldova youth teams, where he will meet Vitaly
| 2.09: Nigerian striker
James Obiorah, who played for Lokomotiv since 2001
and was released by the club earlier this year, signed
a one-year contract with Cadiz FC. The Spanish club
were promoted to the Division 2A last season.
| 31.08: Lokomotiv - Krylya Sovetov 2:1
53 Tikhonov, 78 Ashvetia, 84 Loskov
Full report, photo and video>>
| 29.08: Reserve team striker
Sergei V. Ovchinnikov moves to the 1st Division
side Spartak Nalchik on loan until the end of the season.
Nigmatullin returns to Loko. The goalkeeper
signed a 2.5 year contract and received number 9. Nigmatullin
played for Verona, CSKA Moscow and Salernitana in the
last two seasons.
| 28.08: Champions League
Lokomotiv was drawn into Group "B" together
with Arsenal London, Inter Milan and Dynamo Kiev. More>>
| 27.08: Loko qualified for
the Champions League!
Lokomotiv - Shakhtar Donetsk 3:1
20 Ashvetia, 45+1 Ashvetia, 71 Levandovski, 86-pen Ignashevich
Full report and video>>
| 23.08: Lokomotiv - Saturn-REN TV 2:1
56 Loskov, 76 Rezhis, 90+2 Evseev
Full match report, press-conference
| 22.08: Lokomotiv defender
Milan Obradovic moves to Borussia
Moenchengladbach on loan
until the end of the season. The Serbian player has
a contract with Loko until 2005 but might stay with
the German side after the end of the loan period.
| 20.08: Russia - Israel 1:2
In the last friendly ahead of the Euro-2004 qualifiers
Sergei Ovchinnikov and Sergei Ignashevich
played all match, Dmitry Loskov was booked and
substituted at half-time, Dmitry Khokhlov and
Dmitry Sennikov played all second half. Gennady
Nizhegorodov was ill and did not play.
| 19.08: Russia-U21 - Germany-U21 2:1
Ruslan Pimenov played for Russia in the first half,
while Marat Izmailov did not play due to a muscle
| 17.08: Rostov - Lokomotiv 1:1
15 Maminov, 77 Osinov
Yuri Semin press conference:
- The result is fair. We played quite well in the
| 14.08: Ruslan Pimenov and Marat Izmailov
are called to play for Russia-U21 in a friendly
game against Germany-U21 on 19 August.
South Africa coach Efraim Mashaba included Jacob
Lekgetho into the list of players for the Arican
| 13.08: Shakhtar - Lokomotiv 1:0
Yuri Semin press conference:
We lost too many tackles in the midfield...
| 13.08: Sergei Gurenko will join Belarus national
team for a friendly game against Iran on 20 August.
| 11.08: Russia national team coach Valery Gazzaev
calls six Lokomotiv players (Sergei I Ovchinnikov,
Dmitry Sennikov, Gennady Nizhegorodov, Sergei Ignashevich,
Dmitry Khokhlov and Dmitry Loskov) for a
friendly game against Israel on 20 August.
Wagner and Leandro
Azevedo were officially presented at the
press conference in Bakovka training base today. Sergei
Gurenko:"It was important for me to come back
to Lokomotiv, because this is where I had my best
years and here I was established as a player."
Jorge Wagner: "We like the team. Leandro and
I will try to adapt here as soon as possible and to
secure a place in the squad."
| 8.08: Julio Cesar
moves from Loko to Shinnik Yaroslavl. The Brazilian
striker will stay there on loan until the end of the
season with a possibilty of signing one year contract
Nikolai Sokolov leaves Loko for Spartak Moscow.
The young striker took part in 20 games for the reserve
team but failed to score any goals.
| 8.08: Several Lokomotiv players were called
to their national teams. Winston Parks will join
Costa-Rica in a friendly against Austria on 20 August.
Oleg Popel will go to Belarus-U21 to play against
Portugal. Alexandr Budakov and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
will help Russia-U18 in a tournament in Spain, which
starts 13 August. Pavel Plaskonniy will join
Belarus-U18 for two games against Israel.
6.08: Lokomotiv - Chernomorets 1:0
| 6.08: Leandro
Azevedo and Jorge
Wagner are officially registered at the
Russian Premier League as Lokomotiv players with numbers
77 and 99, respectively.
| 5.08: Lokomotiv signs Corinthians (Brazil)
striker Leandro Azevedo
and midfielder Jorge
Wagner. 22 year old Leandro spent two years
with Brazilian vice-Champions (114 games, 17 goals),
and 25 year old Wagner was loaned to Corinthians by
Cruzeiro for the last five months (31 games, 6 goals).
| 31.07: Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin told
Lokomotiv.ru about his impression from the Champions
League second qualifying round match Sheriff Tiraspol
– Shakhtar Donetsk (0:0), which he attended:
It was a very tense match, with many scoring opportunities
on both sides. However, Sheriff created more dangerous
moments. It looked as if Shakhtar did not play to their
full strength and that the “Miners” could improve at
any moment, but this did not happen. Therefore Sheriff
can be unsatisfied with 0:0.
I would not like to predict, but the second leg game
will be played at Shakhtar and this is a very big advantage.
Shakhtar has good players, but everything will be decided
in the 6 August game, which will also be attended by
| 26.07: Lokomotiv - Rotor 3:0
47 Ashvetia, 59-pen Ignashevich, 74 Lekgetho
| 25.07: Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Draw.
Lokomotiv was drawn to play against the winner of the
2nd qualifying round pair Shakhtyor Donetsk (Ukraine)
- Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova). The 3rd round games are
scheduled on 12/13 and 26/27 August.
| 24.07: Lokomotiv signed
a 20 year old striker Denis Malinin from FC Nika
20.07: Dynamo Moscow - Lokomotiv 1:1
16 Loskov, 31-pen Koroman
| 17.07: Defender Yuri
Drozdov, who played for Lokomotiv since 1993, moves
to Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz on a 6 month loan.
The South African Bennet Mnguni also leaves Loko
for FC Rostov. The midfielder spent 1.5 year in Moscow
and impressed with his goal to Real Madrid last December,
but he failed to win a permanent place on the pitch.
| 15.07: Lokomotiv - CSKA Moscow 1:3
19 Yanovskiy, 24 Popov, 63-pen Gusev, 75 Ashvetia
took part in Lokomotiv last training
session ahead of the clash with Premier League leaders
CSKA Moscow. Sergei
returned from Germany and trained
according to an individual plan.Vadim
still feels uncomfortable after his
recurring injury and it is not clear whether he will
be able to play.
| 11.07: Lokomotiv - Rubin Kazan 1:1
52 Buznikin, 90 Sharonov
| 11.07: Dmitry Khokhlov
moves to Lokomotiv. The 27 year old midfielder, who
played in Spain for the vice-Champions Real Sociedad,
signed a 2.5 year contract with the Russian Champions.
| 11.07: Lokomotiv signed
a three year contract with Georgian striker Mikhail
Ashvetia, who previously played for Spartak-Alania
| 8.07: Russian Cup 2003/04 Draw
Lokomotiv will enter the competition at 1/16 stage
to play against FC Khimki (1st Division) or Severstal
Cherepovets (2nd Division "West"). The 1/16
games are scheduled on 14/10/2003 (first match) and
9/11/2003 (return match)
| 7.07: In an interview to the website Lokomtiv
doctor Alexander Yardoshvili said that only Sergei
Ignashevich will definitely miss the next game against
Rubin Kazan. The defender is still in Germany recovering
from his injury and will return to Moscow only on 12
Forward Ruslan Pimenov and midfielder Vladimir
Maminov have completely recovered from injuries
and are likely to play in the next match.
| 1.07: Sergei Ignashevich flew to Germany for
a medical examination concerning muscle inflamation,
which caused him to miss the game against Rubin Kazan
| 1.07: Platon Zakharchuk
leaves Lokomotiv. The goalkeeper signed a three
year contract with Sokol Saratov (1st Division)