Russian vocabulary on football
FIFA Football World Cup 2018 in Russia

The stadium and basic vocabulary

Do you know how to say "football" in Russian? Do you want to learn useful words in Russian about football? We got inspired by the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia and decided to create this list of useful words.

At the stadium

At the stadium

We just arrived at the stadium. We are going to look for our seat and wait for the match to begin. Look around and start practicing your Russian.

стадио́н
sta-di-ón
stadium

по́ле
pó-lye
pitch/field

ме́сто
myés-ta
seat

откры́тая трибу́на
at-krý-ta-ya tri-bú-na
stands

кры́тая трибу́на
krý-ta-ya tri-bú-na
covered stands

скаме́йка запасны́х
ska-myéi-ka za-pas-nýj
bench

футбо́льное по́ле
fut-ból-na-ye pó-lye
football field/football pitch

воро́та
va-ró-ta
goal

центр по́ля
tsentr pó-lya
centre spot

ли́ния воро́т
lí-ni-ya va-rót
goal line

бокова́я ли́ния
ba-ka-vá-ya lí-ni-ya
sideline/touchline

се́тка
syét-ka
net

трава́
tra-vá
grass

штрафна́я площа́дка́
shtraf-ná-ya pla-shát-ka
penalty area

The football players

The football players

We are in our seat and we see the players jump onto the field. Do you know how to say the position in which each one plays in Russian ?

игро́к
ig-rók
player

кома́нда
ka-mán-da
team

врата́рь
vra-tár
goalkeeper

защи́тник
za-schít-nik
defender

центрово́й
tsen-tra-vóy
midfielder

напада́ющий
na-pa-dá-yu-schiy
forward/striker

судья́
sud-yá
referee

тре́нер
tryé-nyer
coach

капита́н
ka-pi-tán
captain

запасно́й игро́к
za-pas-nóy ig-rók
substitute player

What do we need to play football?

What do we need to play football?

If you want to buy your favourite teams football kit in Russia, you will need to know these words.

мяч
myach
ball

фо́рма
fór-ma
football kit

бу́тсы
bút-sy
football shoes

футбо́лка
fut-ból-ka
shirt

шо́рты
shór-ty
shorts

перча́тки
pyer-chát-ki
gloves

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