1993–94 Vyshcha Liha
1993–94 Vyshcha Liha was the third season of the Vyshcha Liha.
|Champions||FC Dynamo Kyiv|
|Relegated||FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi |
FC Metalist Kharkiv
|Champions League||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Chornomorets Odessa|
|UEFA Cup||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Top goalscorer||(18) Timerlan Huseinov (Chornomorets)|
|Biggest home win||7:0 Dnipro - Metalurh (Round 17)|
|Biggest away win||0:4 Zorya-MALS - Shakhtar (Round 15)|
|Highest scoring||7:1 Tariya - Metalist (Round 15)|
Last season the league champions Dynamo received a fierce competition from the Pavlov led Dnipro out of Dnipropetrovsk. The third season was promising to be even more exciting. Dynamo was going through some difficult times and before the start of the season, it was sold to Hryhoriy Surkis from Viktor Bezverkhyi.
The season started on August 8 with nine games of the first round. It finally was concluded on June 19. It was anticipated that at least four clubs would be really competing for the top title. At the end it turned out the other way around. Dnipro has remarkably given up its positions, losing almost ten games. Chornomorets also did not pose any resistance to neither Dynamo or Shakhtar. However, the biggest surprise was the relegation of Metalist Kharkiv which won only six games. Metalurh Zaporizhia barely escaped relegation, partially due to their excellent game in Kharkiv where they manage to thrash the local Metalist 3:0. Three rounds before the end Dynamo was recognized as the champions. There was one technical loss (-:+) that was awarded again to SC Tavriya Simferopol when it was hosting FC Volyn Lutsk in the 32nd round on June 11, 1994, for fielding a suspended player Dzyubenko.
The league was expanded to 18 teams including the same 16 from the past season.
- Nyva Vinnytsia, the champion of the 1992–93 Ukrainian First League – (returning after a season absence)
- Temp Shepetivka, the runner-up of the 1992–93 Ukrainian First League – (returning after a season absence)
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Dynamo Kyiv (C)||34||23||10||1||61||21||+40||56||Qualification to Champions League qualifying round|
|2||Shakhtar Donetsk||34||20||9||5||64||32||+32||49||Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round|
|3||Chornomorets Odessa[a]||34||20||8||6||52||23||+29||48||Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|6||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||34||14||8||12||26||26||0||36|
|17||Bukovyna Chernivtsi (R)||34||7||6||21||25||51||−26||20||Relegated to Ukrainian First League|
|18||Metalist Kharkiv (R)||34||6||8||20||22||63||−41||20|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Participant of the 1994 Ukrainian Cup Final
|1||Timerlan Huseinov||Chornomorets Odessa||18 (1)|
|2||Oleh Matviiv||Shakhtar Donetsk||17 (5)|
|3||Victor Leonenko||Dynamo Kyiv||15 (4)|
|4||Oleh Mochulyak||Nyva Ternopil||14|
|5||Serhii Konovalov||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||13|
|Serhiy Skachenko||Temp Shepetivka||13|
|7||Borys Finkel||Bukovyna Chernivtsi||12|
|Serhiy Onopko||Shakhtar Donetsk||12|
|Pavlo Shkapenko||Dynamo Kyiv||12|
|Andriy Pokladok||Karpaty Lviv||12 (1)|
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)
Note: Players in italic are whose playing position is uncertain.