1994–95 Belarusian Premier League

1994–95 Belarusian Premier League was the fourth season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started 13 July 1994, and ended on 23 June 1995. Dinamo Minsk were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season1994–95
ChampionsDinamo Minsk
(4th title)
RelegatedGomselmash
Lokomotiv
UEFA CupDinamo Minsk
Cup Winners' CupDinamo-93
Intertoto CupDnepr Mogilev
Matches played240
Goals scored576 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorerBelarus Pavel Shavrov
(19 goals)
Biggest home winDinamo Mn 7–0 Fandok
(2 November 1994)
Torpedo Mn 7–0 Lokomotiv
(19 June 1995)
Biggest away winLokomotiv 0–7 Torpedo Mn
(30 October 1994)
Highest scoringDinamo Mn 9–3 Gomselmash
(19 June 1995)
1995

Team changes from 1993–94 seasonEdit

Stroitel Starye Dorogi, placed 16th last year, relegated to the First League. They were replaced by the 1993–94 First League winners Obuvshchik Lida.

Two teams changed their names during the winter break in the middle of the season. KIM Vitebsk were renamed to Dvina Vitebsk and Fandok Bobruisk to FC Bobruisk.

OverviewEdit

Dinamo Minsk won the championship for the 4th time in a row and qualified for the next season's UEFA Cup, as the Champions League was limited to 24 highest-ranked European national leagues which didn't include Belarus. The first-time Cup winners Dinamo-93 Minsk qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup. Gomselmash Gomel and Lokomotiv Vitebsk, who finished on 15th and 16th places, were relegated. It was the last season for Lokomotiv in Premier League as they dissolved after playing in lower leagues for a few years.

Teams and venuesEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1993–94
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo Stadium (Minsk)[1] 50,050 1
Dinamo-93 Minsk Minsk Traktor Stadium[2] 25,000 2
Dvina Vitebsk Vitebsk Dinamo Stadium (Vitebsk) 5,500 3
Dnepr Mogilev Mogilev Spartak Stadium (Mogilev)[3] 12,000 4
Bobruisk Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 4,800 5
Torpedo Minsk Minsk Torpedo Stadium (Minsk)[4] 5,000 6
Shinnik Bobruisk Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 4,800 7
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo Stadium (Brest) 10,500 8
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium (Molodechno)[5] 5,600 9
Lokomotiv Vitebsk Vitebsk Dinamo Stadium (Vitebsk)[6] 5,500 10
Neman Grodno Grodno Neman Stadium 14,000 11
Vedrich Rechitsa Rechitsa Rechitsadrev Stadium 5,500 12
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Soligorsk Shakhtyor Stadium[7] 5,000 13
Torpedo Mogilev Mogilev Torpedo Stadium (Mogilev)[8] 6,000 14
Gomselmash Gomel Gomel Central Stadium (Gomel) 10,250 15
Obuvshchik Lida Lida Obuvshchik Stadium 3,500 First League, 1
  1. ^
    One game played at City Stadium in Lyuban, one game at Yunost Stadium in Stolbtsy.
  2. ^
    Three games played at Dinamo Stadium, two games at City Stadium in Lyuban.
  3. ^
    Three games played at Khimvolokno Stadium, one game at Torpedo Stadium.
  4. ^
    One game played at Dinamo Stadium.
  5. ^
    One game played at DYuSHh Stadium, one home game at Orbita Stadium in Minsk, one game at City Stadium in Lyuban.
  6. ^
    One game played at Energetik Stadium in Novolukoml.
  7. ^
    Last two games played at newly renovated Stroitel Stadium.
  8. ^
    Two games played at Khimvolokno Stadium.

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Minsk (C) 30 20 8 2 83 24 +59 48 Qualification for UEFA Cup preliminary round
2 Dvina Vitebsk 30 16 13 1 46 15 +31 45
3 Dinamo-93 Minsk 30 16 10 4 52 22 +30 42 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
4 Molodechno 30 12 11 7 48 30 +18 35
5 Dnepr Mogilev 30 12 9 9 44 35 +9 33 Qualification for Intertoto Cup group stage
6 Torpedo Minsk 30 11 10 9 36 29 +7 32
7 Neman Grodno 30 10 11 9 26 27 −1 31
8 Obuvshchik Lida 30 10 10 10 32 36 −4 30
9 Vedrich Rechitsa 30 10 8 12 24 33 −9 28
10 Dinamo Brest 30 9 10 11 33 33 0 28
11 Torpedo Mogilev 30 8 12 10 28 32 −4 28
12 Bobruisk 30 8 12 10 31 36 −5 28
13 Shinnik Bobruisk 30 7 9 14 31 50 −19 23
14 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 5 10 15 22 41 −19 20
15 Gomselmash Gomel (R) 30 6 6 18 26 59 −33 18 Relegation to Belarusian First League
16 Lokomotiv Vitebsk (R) 30 3 5 22 14 74 −60 11
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Belarusian clubs in European CupsEdit

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
1994–95 UEFA Cup
Preliminary round Dinamo Minsk   6–5   Hibernians 3–1 3–4 (aet)
First round Dinamo Minsk   1–4   Lazio 0–0 1–4
1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying round Bobruisk   4–4 (a)   Tirana 4–1 0–3

Top scorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Pavel Shavrov Dinamo-93 Minsk 19
2   Yevgeni Kashentsev Dinamo Minsk 18
3   Valyantsin Byalkevich Dinamo Minsk 14
  Pyotr Kachura Dinamo Minsk 14
5   Sergey Vekhtev Dvina Vitebsk 13
6   Andrey Skorobogatko Dnepr Mogilev 12
7   Sergey Ulezlo Shinnik Bobruisk 11
8   Yury Vyarheychyk Dinamo-93 Minsk 10
  Aleksandr Volovik Torpedo Minsk 10
  Vladimir Solodukhin Dnepr Mogilev 10
  Sergey Yaromko Bobruisk 10

See alsoEdit

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