The year 2019 has offered an amazing competition in Russian Premier League fantasy football. Zenit were crowned champions and started the new season as favorites to retain the title. CSKA, Lokomotiv, Krasnodar, and Spartak were joined in the race by Rostov who can be seen as the team who surprised the most this year in the Russian Premier Liga.
Team of the year
It is not a surprise anymore after the 2018 World Cup to see Artem Dzyuba ( Zenit ) at the top spot in the rankings. He has found the net 11 times this season and provided 9 assists for his team. Being decisive in the attacking buildup, helping his teammates to secure 1st place at the end of 2019, with 10 points ahead of Krasnodar.
Aleksandr Sobolev ( Krylya Sovetov ) and Eldor Shomurodov ( Rostov ) scored 10 goals each and have garnered a place in the FootballCoin Team of the Season.
Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow has proved his quality again this season, being, maybe, the best midfielder in RPL. 7 goals and 4 assists registered by the Croatian maestro, Vlasic is indeed the engine of CSKA.
Ivan Oblyakov, another CSKA player among the FootballCoin RPL Team of the Season, 2 goals and 4 assists. He has filtered the midfield, providing passes all around the pitch, making him one of the best players this season.
Grzegorz Krychowiak, the Polish midfielder of Lokomotiv scored 8 goals and provided 1 assist this season. The most important thing is that he tends to score in the most important games for the club, an example being the victory obtained with his goal, home in Moscow against the current champions Zenit.
Alexey Ionov, one of FC Rostov keys to success this season, with 5 goals combined with 7 assists, has helped the club a great deal in finishing the year on the podium’s 3rd place.
Branislav Ivanovic is the captain and veteran of Zenit Sankt Petersburg. The wall in defense both in the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League. There is still quality left in the 35-year-old Serbian center-back. His class and positioning, interceptions and tackles have made Zenit a dominant force in all the competitions that he has taken part in.
Mario Fernandes, the right wing-back of CSKA, keeps form fresh after the successful 2018 World Cup, keeping the team alert on the right side of the pitch, carrying the ball in dangerous zones for the opposition, in each round.
Samuel Gigot, the Frenchman in Spartak Moscow’s defense has scored 4 times this season, being a real aerial threat for any opposition on the football pitch. Also, his defensive skills are up top making him a part in the Team of the Season.
Sergey Ryzhikov, the 39 years old veteran of Krylya Sovetov has gathered the most points in FootballCoin as a goalkeeper. Playing in all 19 rounds of this season, Ryzhikov stands out as the best goalkeeper in the Team of the Season.
Manager of the Year
FootballCoin brings excitement to the world of fantasy football. In 2019, the manager race was full of action each round. Here are the final standings in FootballCoin for Russian Premier Liga 2019:
Congratulations to them all, and looking forward to you all to creating your fantasy FootballCoin drafts here.