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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.

22.12: Dmitry Khokhlov turns 28! Happy Birthday!

22.12: A new contract for Parks
After spending a year in Moscow on loan from Udinese Winston 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. >>>

16.12: Deividas 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 Tunisia

10.12: Arsenal - Lokomotiv 2:0 Match report >>>

4.12: Malaga-B - Lokomotiv 2:3 Match report >>>

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 Arsenal.

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 December.

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 of Dagomys.
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 born daughter.

Lokomotiv sport director and former Russia national coach Boris Ignatiev declined an offer by the first division Anzhi Makhachkala to coach their team next season.

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 League games.

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 Kiev (0:0):
- 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
Match report>>

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 and Izmailov.

1.11: Lokomotiv - Uralan 6:0
Goals: 11, 69 Izmailov, 46, 74-pen Loskov, 51 Evseev, 85 Khokhlov
Dmitry Loskov added two more goals to his record and won the Premier League top scorer title this season with a total of 14 goals!
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>>
Match report>>>
RTR Video report and interview with Dmitry Loskov

25.10: Zenit - Lokomotiv - 0:0
Match report and Yuri Semin press-conference >>>

21.10: Lokomotiv - Inter 3:0
Goals: 2 Loskov, 50 Ashvetia, 58 Khokhlov
More >>>
RTR interviews with Buznikin and Ashvetia

16.10: Lokomotiv - Shinnik 6:1
Goals: 17 Khokhlov, 19, 60 Ashvetia, 41 Izmailov, 51 Loskov, 56 Karpenko, 68 Buznikin
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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.
More >>>

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.
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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).
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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 game.
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
Sergei Ovchinnikov and Sergei Ignashevevich played all game for Russia. Dmitry Sennikov and Marat Izmailov came on in the second half.

Moldova - Belarus 2:1
Sergei Gurenko scored the only Belarus goal.

Albania - Georgia 3:1
Mikhail Ashvetia
played all game for Georgia

6.09: Ireland - Russia 1:1
Sergei Ignashevich
scored an equalizer which keeps alive Russian hopes for Euro-2004 qualification.

Georgia - Albania 3:0
Mikhail Ashvetia 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 injury.
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.
Ruslan 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 Bordiyan (Moldova-U21).
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.

29.08: Ruslan 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 and video>>
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 inflamation.
17.08: Rostov - Lokomotiv 1:1
15 Maminov, 77 Osinov
Yuri Semin press conference:
- The result is fair. We played quite well in the first..

RTR Video
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 Nations Cup.
13.08: Shakhtar - Lokomotiv 1:0
55-pen Vukic
RTR Video

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.

8.08: Sergei Gurenko, Jorge 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."
RTR Video

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 in 2004.
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
15 Loskov

RTR Video Report

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 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 Lokomotiv staff.
26.07: Lokomotiv - Rotor 3:0
47 Ashvetia, 59-pen Ignashevich, 74 Lekgetho


RTR Video
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 Moscow.

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

Video: Yanovskiy, Popov, Gusev, Ashvetia

14.07: Dmitry Khokhlov and Mikhail Ashvetia took part in Lokomotiv last training session ahead of the clash with Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow. Sergei Ignashevich returned from Germany and trained according to an individual plan.Vadim Evseev still feels uncomfortable after his recurring injury and it is not clear whether he will be able to play.

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11.07: Lokomotiv - Rubin Kazan 1:1
52 Buznikin, 90 Sharonov

RTR Video

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 Vladikavkaz
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 July.
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)
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