Exactly 15 years ago today, FC Rubin became the Russian League bronze medalists in their first season after promotion.
Though it was our first season in the first tie, we were able to take a number of impressive victories including wins over Spartak, Topredo, Dinamo and CSKA.
On the last matchday of the 2003 season FC Rubin hosted CSKA Moscow who had already won their league title. The third-place finisher were to be determined from among FC Rubin and Lokomotiv Moscow. Our boys took an emphatic 3-2 victory by making a wild comeback at the full-housed Centralniy Stadium from two balls down to become bronze medalists in our first season.