Russian football Cup

Publication date: 31 Aug 2022

About the Russian Cup

The Russian Cup is an annual competition for Russian football clubs.

Not only professional football clubs have the right to participate in the Russian Cup, so do amateur clubs representing winners of regional competitions of the third and fourth divisions, which have passed the certification of the Professional Football League.

The winner of the Cup faces the champion of Russia in a Super Cup match and also receives the right to play in the Europa League.

The Russian Cup is also held for women’s national teams.

Since 1991, the Russian Cup has been held (at that time, it was the Soviet Cup). Until 2006, the tournament was managed by the Association of Women’s Football of Russia. Since 2006, overall control of the Championship and the Russian Cup is carried out by the Russian Football Union (RFS).

Official RFS website

2023/2024 Russian Cup (football)

The 2023/2024 Russian Cup season starts on 25 July 2023 and ends with the final match on 12 June 2024 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. There are 1038 clubs taking part in the tournament.

The Winline Russian Women’s Cup 2022 will start on 23 May and will end on 27 October. There are 24 clubs participating in the tournament.

History of the Russian Cup

The Russian Cup has been held since 1992. FC Torpedo Moscow became the first club to win the trophy of the Russian Cup. FC Lokomotiv Moscow is the most titled club in the history of the tournament. The Russian Cup is a passing prize. The winner is awarded its replica. There are two cases in which the original trophy is awarded:

  1.     If the club is a five-time tournament winner;
  2.     If the club has won three tournaments in a row.

From the 2021-2022 season, BETCITY has become the main sponsor of the Russian Cup. With the new sponsor, there have been changes to the fees for participants in the tournament. The BETCITY winner of the Russian Cup will receive 40,000,000 roubles. It is also possible to watch the matches on YouTube or in the BETCITY app.

Results of the previous Russian Cup seasons

Among men

The year Venue Results/ Winners
2022/2023 Russia CSKA Krasnodar
2021/2022 Russia FC Spartak Moscow
2020/2021 Russia FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Among women

The year Venue Results/ Winners
2023 Russia CSKA Moscow
2022 Russia CSKA Moscow
2021 Russia FC Lokomotiv Moscow

2024/2025 Russian Cup

The start of the new Russian Cup season is scheduled for July 23 and ends on June 2, 2025. According to preliminary information, the playoffs of the Russian Cup will begin on March 12-14.

Keep an eye on the dates of football tournaments and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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