1993–94 Vyshcha Liha

1993–94 Vyshcha Liha was the third season of the Vyshcha Liha.

Vyshcha Liha
Season1993–94
ChampionsFC Dynamo Kyiv
RelegatedFC Bukovyna Chernivtsi
FC Metalist Kharkiv
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' CupChornomorets Odessa
UEFA CupShakhtar Donetsk
Top goalscorer(18) Timerlan Huseinov (Chornomorets)
Biggest home win7:0 Dnipro - Metalurh (Round 17)
Biggest away win0:4 Zorya-MALS - Shakhtar (Round 15)
Highest scoring7:1 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.

Preseason changesEdit

The league was expanded to 18 teams including the same 16 from the past season.

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

LocationEdit

Locations of teams home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 1993-94

Final standingsEdit

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
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 34 16 9 9 53 35 +18 41
5 Karpaty Lviv 34 16 8 10 37 30 +7 40
6 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 34 14 8 12 26 26 0 36
7 Nyva Ternopil 34 13 10 11 44 26 +18 36
8 Tavriya Simferopol[a] 34 12 10 12 41 34 +7 34
9 Temp Shepetivka 34 12 8 14 39 38 +1 32
10 Nyva Vinnytsia 34 12 8 14 37 45 −8 32
11 Volyn Lutsk 34 10 12 12 27 30 −3 32
12 Veres Rivne 34 10 12 12 32 36 −4 32
13 Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 34 9 10 15 27 39 −12 28
14 Zorya-MALS Luhansk 34 10 6 18 24 46 −22 26
15 Kremin Kremenchuk 34 9 8 17 26 39 −13 26
16 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 34 9 6 19 26 49 −23 24
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
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Participant of the 1994 Ukrainian Cup Final

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
(Pen.)
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)

ManagersEdit

Club Coach Replaced Coach Home stadium
FC Dynamo Kyiv   Yozhef Sabo   Mykhailo Fomenko Republican Stadium
FC Shakhtar Donetsk   Valery Yaremchenko Shakhtar Stadium
FC Chornomorets Odessa   Viktor Prokopenko Black Sea Shipping Stadium
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Mykola Pavlov Meteor Stadium
FC Karpaty Lviv   Myron Markevych Ukraina Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih   Volodymyr Brukhtiy   Ihor Nadein Metalurh Stadium
FC Nyva Ternopil   Leonid Buriak City Stadium
SC Tavriya Simferopol   Anatoliy Zayaev Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Temp Shepetivka   Leonid Tkachenko Temp Stadium
FC Nyva Vinnytsia   Yukhym Shkolnykov Central City Stadium
FC Volyn Lutsk   Roman Pokora Avanhard Stadium
FC Veres Rivne   Vyacheslav Kobyletskyi   Mykhailo Dunets Avanhard Stadium
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia   Ihor Nadein   Viktor Matviyenko AvtoZAZ Stadium
FC Zorya-MALS   Volodymyr Kobzarev   Anatoliy Shakun Avanhard Stadium
FC Kremin Kremenchuk   Evhen Rudakov   Boris Streltsov 8 games
  Tiberiy Korponay 9 games
Dnipro Stadium
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia   Anatoliy Kuksov   Janis Skredelis
  Hryhoriy Vul
Metalurh Stadium
FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi   Oleksandr Pavlenko Bukovyna Stadium
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Viktor Kamarzayev   Oleksandr Dovbiy
  Yevhen Lemeshko
Metalist Stadium

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Viktor Aristov pre-season   Oleksandr Dovbiy pre-season
FC Zoria-MALS Luhansk   Anatoliy Kuksov pre-season   Anatoliy Shakun pre-season
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Oleksandr Dovbiy August 18   Yevhen Lemeshko August 28
FC Kremin Kremenchuk   Boris Streltsov September 25   Tiberiy Korponay October 3
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia   Janis Skredelis September 25   Hryhoriy Vul October 3
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih  Ihor Nadein winter break  Volodymyr Brukhtiy winter break
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Yevhen Lemeshko winter break  Oleksandr Dovbiy winter break
FC Dynamo Kyiv   Mykhailo Fomenko winter-break   Yozhef Sabo
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia   Viktor Matviyenko winter break   Ihor Nadein winter break
FC Kremin Kremenchuk   Tiberiy Korponay winter break   Evhen Rudakov
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia   Hryhoriy Vul winter break   Anatoliy Kuksov
FC Zorya-MALS   Anatoliy Shakun March 6   Volodymyr Kobzarev March 12
FC Zorya-MALS   Volodymyr Kobzarev March 12   Anatoliy Shakun March 20
FC Zorya-MALS   Anatoliy Shakun March 25   Volodymyr Kobzarev April 3
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Oleksandr Dovbiy April 16   Yevhen Lemeshko April 20
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Yevhen Lemeshko April 20   Oleksandr Dovbiy April 26
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Oleksandr Dovbiy April 26   Viktor Kamarzayev May 7
FC Veres Rivne  Mykhailo Dunets April 26   Vyacheslav Kobyletskyi May 7

Medal squadsEdit

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

1. FC Dynamo Kyiv

Goalkeepers: Andriy Kovtun (14 / -6), Ihor Kutepov (11 / -9), Oleksandr Shovkovsky (9 / -6).
Defenders: Oleh Luzhny (34 / 1), Serhiy Shmatovalenko (27), Vladyslav Vashchuk (24), Vitaliy Ponomarenko (19), Andriy Khomyn (17 / 1), Anatoliy Bezsmertnyi (8), Serhiy Fedorov (1).
Midfielders: Dmytro Topchiyev (32 / 3), Serhiy Mizin (28 / 6), Serhiy Kovalets (28 / 2), Volodymyr Sharan (19 / 4), Andriy Anenkov (13 / 1), Vladyslav Prudius (13 / 1), Maksim Demenko (12), Vyacheslav Khruslov (10 / 1), Yuri Hrytsyna (10), Andriy Zavyalov (9 / 2).
Forwards: Oleksandr Pryzetko (33 / 7), Pavlo Shkapenko (31 / 12), Viktor Leonenko (24 / 15), Mikheil Jishkariani (13 / 1), Vitaliy Mintenko (12 / 2), Serhiy Rebrov (10 / 2).

Manager: Mykhailo Fomenko (first half), Yozhef Sabo (second half).

Transferred out during the season: ?.

2. FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Goalkeepers: Dmytro Shutkov (29 / -28), Andriy Kurayev (3 / -3), Volodymyr Havrylov (2 / -1).
Defenders: Viktor Smyhunov (30 / 1), Ihor Leonov (29 / 1), Oleksandr Koval (28), Andriy Kuptsov (24), Oleksandr Melyevanov (7), Ruslan Uzakov (3), Pavlo Filipenko (2).
Midfielders: Serhiy Onopko (33 / 12), Serhiy Yashchenko (33), Hennadiy Orbu (32 / 2), Valeriy Kriventsov (29 / 8), Yuri Byelichenko (29 / 5), Serhiy Popov (28 / 3), Ihor Stolovytsky (22 / 1), Ihor Shcherbyna (6), Serhiy Kovalyov (2).
Forwards: Oleh Matveyev (27 / 17), Serhiy Atelkin (27 / 11), Oleksandr Voskoboinyk (24 / 3).

Manager: Valeriy Yaremchenko.

Transferred out during the season: Ihor Shcherbyna (to Zirka Kirovohrad), Ruslan Uzakov (to   Shakhter Shakhty).

3. FC Chornomorets Odessa

Goalkeepers: Oleh Suslov (34 / -23), Yevhen Nemodruk (2).
Defenders: Yuriy Bukel (32), Andriy Telesnenko (22 / 1), Viktor Yablonskyi (17), Serhiy Bulyhin-Shramko (16), Yuriy Smotrych (15), Vitaliy Skysh (10).
Midfielders: Ihor Zhabchenko (32 / 5), Dmytro Parfyonov (32 / 3), Viktor Bohatyr (29 / 3), Ruslan Romanchuk (28 / 1), Ihor Korniyets (28), Vyacheslav Yeremeyev (20 / 5), Yuriy Sak (16), Oleksandr Bondarenko (11), Oleh Koshelyuk (11).
Forwards: Tymerlan Huseinov (33 / 18), Kostyantyn Kulyk (28 / 4), Vitaliy Parakhnevych (24 / 8), Vladimir Lebed (10 / 2).

Manager: Viktor Prokopenko.

Transferred out during the season: Yuriy Sak (to   Spartak Moscow), Oleksandr Bondarenko (to   BVSC Budapest), Oleh Koshelyuk (to   Beitar Jerusalem), Vladimir Lebed (to Krystal Kherson).

Note: Players in italic are whose playing position is uncertain.

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