1995 Belarusian Premier League

1995 Belarusian Premier League was the fifth season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on 10 July and ended on 6 November 1995. Dinamo Minsk were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season1995
ChampionsDinamo Minsk
(5th title)
RelegatedBobruisk
UEFA CupDinamo Minsk
Dinamo-93 Minsk
Cup Winners' CupMPKC Mozyr
Intertoto CupAtaka-Aura Minsk
Matches played120
Goals scored359 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorerBelarus Sergey Yaromko
(16 goals)
Biggest home winVedrich 9–0 Neman
(14 October 1995)
Biggest away winBobruisk 0–7 Molodechno
(15 October 1995)
Highest scoringVedrich 9–0 Neman
(14 October 1995)
1996

Team changes from 1994–95 seasonEdit

Gomselmash Gomel and Lokomotiv Vitebsk, who finished on 15th and 16th places, relegated to Belarusian First League. They were replaced by two newcomers: First League 1994–95 winners MPKC Mozyr and runners-up Ataka-Aura Minsk.

OverviewEdit

The championship was played as a single round-robun tournament in the second half of 1995 due to change of the league schedule from winter to summer starting from 1996. This also was the first season with 3-point system. Dinamo Minsk won the championship for the 5th time in a row and qualified for the next season's UEFA Cup, as the Champions League was limited to 23 highest-ranked European national leagues which didn't include Belarus. The championship runners-up and 1995–96 Cup winners MPKC Mozyr qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup. The bronze medalists Dinamo-93 Minsk also qualified for UEFA Cup. Bobruisk, who finished in the last place, relegated and eventually dissolved immediately after the season.

Teams and venuesEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1994–95
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo Stadium (Minsk)[1] 50,050 1
Dvina Vitebsk Vitebsk Dinamo Stadium (Vitebsk) 5,500 2
Dinamo-93 Minsk Minsk Traktor Stadium[2] 25,000 3
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium 5,600 4
Dnepr Mogilev Mogilev Spartak Stadium (Mogilev) 12,000 5
Torpedo Minsk Minsk Torpedo Stadium (Minsk) 5,000 6
Neman Grodno Grodno Neman Stadium 14,000 7
Obuvshchik Lida Obuvshchik Stadium 3,500 8
Vedrich Rechitsa Rechytsa Rechitsadrev Stadium 5,500 9
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo Stadium (Brest) 10,500 10
Torpedo Mogilev Mogilev Torpedo Stadium (Mogilev) 6,000 11
Bobruisk Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 4,800 12
Shinnik Bobruisk Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 4,800 13
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Soligorsk Stroitel Stadium 5,000 14
MPKC Mozyr Mozyr Yunost Stadium 7,500 First league, 1
Ataka-Aura Minsk Minsk Traktor Stadium 25,000 First league, 2
  1. ^
    Two games played at Traktor Stadium.
  2. ^
    One game played at Dinamo Stadium.

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Minsk (C) 15 12 2 1 42 13 +29 38 Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round
2 MPKC Mozyr 15 11 3 1 44 9 +35 36 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
3 Dinamo-93 Minsk 15 10 2 3 28 15 +13 32 Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round
4 Ataka-Aura Minsk 15 8 5 2 26 7 +19 29 Qualification for Intertoto Cup group stage
5 Molodechno 15 8 1 6 33 19 +14 25
6 Dnepr Mogilev 15 7 1 7 26 23 +3 22
7 Dvina Vitebsk 15 5 5 5 12 12 0 20
8 Neman Grodno 15 6 1 8 20 35 −15 19
9 Torpedo Minsk 15 5 3 7 12 27 −15 18
10 Dinamo Brest 15 5 2 8 27 32 −5 17
11 Torpedo Mogilev 15 4 5 6 17 21 −4 17
12 Obuvshchik Lida 15 4 4 7 15 23 −8 16
13 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 15 4 4 7 12 20 −8 16
14 Vedrich Rechitsa 15 4 3 8 22 20 +2 15
15 Shinnik Bobruisk (O) 15 4 3 8 17 29 −12 15 Qualification for relegation play-off
16 Bobruisk (R) 15 0 2 13 6 54 −48 2 Relegation to Belarusian First League
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Promotion/relegation play-offEdit

Shinnik Bobruisk had to play two-legged play-off with First League runners-up Kommunalnik Pinsk. Shinnik won and both teams remained in their respective leagues.

Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
Shinnik Bobruisk 3–2 Kommunalnik Pinsk 0–2 3–0

Belarusian clubs in European CupsEdit

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Group stage Dnepr Mogilev   2–1   Bečej 2–1
Pogoń Szczecin   3–3   Dnepr Mogilev 3–3
Dnepr Mogilev   2–2   Cannes 2–2
Farul Constanţa   2–0   Dnepr Mogilev 2–0
1995–96 UEFA Cup
Preliminary round Universitatea Craiova   0–0 (p)   Dinamo Minsk 0–0 0–0 (aet, p.1–3)
First round Austria Wien   1–3   Dinamo Minsk 1–2 0–1
Second round Werder Bremen   6–2   Dinamo Minsk 5–0 1–2
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying round Dinamo-93 Minsk   2–3   Molde 1–1 1–2

Top scorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Sergey Yaromko MPKC Mozyr 16
2   Pyotr Kachura Dinamo Minsk 15
3   Valyantsin Byalkevich Dinamo Minsk 11
4   Pavel Shavrov Dinamo-93 Minsk 10
  Maksim Romaschenko MPKC Mozyr 10
6   Aleksandr Gavlush Ataka-Aura Minsk 7
  Vladimir Nevinsky Dnepr Mogilev 7
8   Vitaliy Kozyak Molodechno 6
  Uladzimir Makowski Molodechno 6
  Yuriy Lagodich Dinamo Brest 6
  Vladimir Putrash Shinnik Bobruisk 6
  Vladimir Solodukhin Dnepr Mogilev 6

See alsoEdit

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