Lokoball Superfinal 2013

Lokoball – Russian Railways football festival


  • The festival was established in 2007 under the personal patronage of the RZD President Vladimir Yakunin
  • Each year the festival is held in the 78 territorial entities of Russian Federation, especially in the most remote parts of the country
  • Start of the festival is given on the Red Square in Moscow
  • The festival brings together children aged U-11 from sports schools, private sections, amateur teams and boarding schools
  • More than 300 cities, 10,000 teams and 180,000 young players have become parties to the festival for five years


Annual participation in the festival are the boys and girls (everyone) of sports and schools, schools of Olympic reserve, sections of football, Center for Continuing Education, domestic and rural teams, railroad clubs, children's homes and boarding schools. "Lokoball" - a festival of new opportunities and openings for thousands of Russian boys and girls, who are introduced annually with the slogan: "Lokoball - is the way to the big football!".


Slogan of the festival for the first time in summer 2007, heard the young players of the Central Federal District. Festival of football teams gathered 450 children 1996-1997 in 18 different cities of the Central Federal District of Russia. The best teams have been invited to Moscow for the grand final. Award winners in the competition were the final match of the international break, "Railways Cup" from the President of OAO "Russian Railways" Vladimir Yakunin, president and "Locomotive" Yuri Semin.

In 2008, the festival "Lokoball-2008-Railways" heard the whole country. In the regional stage of the festival, held in 58 regions of the Russian Federation, in 117 cities of Russia took part in more than 2,000 children's teams 1997-1998, nearly 40,000 boys and girls. Super Final tournament participants had a unique opportunity to attend the training sessions, "Milan", "Chelsea" and "Real", take pictures and get autographs from the stars of world football. President of JSC "Russian Railways" Vladimir Yakunin has awarded winners of competitions.

In 2010, the festival "Lokoball-2010-Railways' stepped out of Russia and acquired international status. Competitions were held in 76 Russian regions from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka, as well as Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia and Kazakhstan. The festival began 46 000 young footballers from 2600 teams. In Russia festival "Lokoball-2010-Railways" was curated by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the RF President in the federal districts. Supported by the Foundation of social assistance to children, "Spread Your Wings!" For the first time in the festival in different cities of Russia took part in the team of children's homes and schools boarding.

In 2012, the festival Lokoball happened several important events that have occurred at the festival for the first time. Final tournament took place not in Moscow but in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Final result surprised all spectators of the festival even more because the winner was the first foreign team Hajduk Split.


  • 2007 winner - "Lokomotiv" (Moscow, Russia) 1996 year of birth
  • 2008 winner - "Olimpika United" (Krasnogorsk, Russia) 1997 year of birth
  • 2009 winner - "Tom'" (Tomsk, Russia) 1998 year of birth
  • 2010 winner - "Lokomotiv" (Makhachkala, Russia) 1999 year of birth
  • 2011 winner - "Lokomotiv" (Moscow, Russia) 2000 year of birth
  • 2012 winner - "Hajduk" (Split, Croatia) 2001 year of birth