1996–97 Ukrainian Second League

The 1996–97 Ukrainian Second League is the 6th season of 3rd level professional football in Ukraine. The competition commenced on 10 August 1996 and ended on 21 June 1997.

Ukrainian Second League
Season1996–97
Champions(A) - Desna Chernihiv
(B) - Avanhard-Inter Rovenky

TeamsEdit

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Six teams have been promoted from the 1995–96 Ukrainian Football Amateur League:

Two teams were added also without participation in the Ukrainian Football Amateur League:

  • Nyva Bershad - undetermined (debut), supposedly instead of Sportinvest Kryvyi Rin[1][2] (withdrew at the last season winter break, yet placed above the 18th position)
  • FC Petrivtsi - undetermined (debut)

Relegated teamsEdit

Two teams have been relegated from the 1995–96 Ukrainian First League:

  • Ratusha Kamyanets-Podilskyi – 21st place (debut)
  • Skala Stryi – 22nd place (debut)

Withdrawn teamsEdit

Merged and renamed teamsEdit

  • Skhid Slavutch changed its name to Nerafa Slavutych.
  • Khutrovyk Tysmenytsia changed its name to FC Tysmenytsia.
  • Obolon Kyiv changed its name to Obolon-PPO Kyiv in cooperation with the Ukrainian Armed Forces (PPO is an abbreviation for Anti-Air Defense).
  • During winter break, Avanhard Merefa moved to Kharkiv and changed its name Avanhard-Metalist Kharkiv.

Location mapEdit

Group AEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Desna Chernihiv (C, P) 30 20 6 4 39 12 +27 66 Promoted to Persha Liha
2 Fakel Varva 30 18 7 5 40 20 +20 61
3 Tysmenytsia 30 17 7 6 41 21 +20 58
4 Obolon-PPO Kyiv 30 15 11 4 34 17 +17 56
5 Karpaty Mukacheve 30 15 7 8 43 24 +19 52
6 Halychyna Drohobych 30 12 10 8 34 27 +7 46
7 Pokuttia Kolomyia 30 12 8 10 21 29 −8 44
8 Systema-Boreks Borodianka 30 11 8 11 28 31 −3 41
9 Nyva Bershad 30 11 6 13 31 36 −5 39 second team of Nyva Vinnytsia
10 Haray Zhovkva 30 10 7 13 29 28 +1 37
11 Kalush 30 9 8 13 32 29 +3 35
12 Hazovyk Komarno 30 9 7 14 23 26 −3 34
13 Papirnyk Malyn 30 8 7 15 16 32 −16 31
14 Nerafa Slavutych 30 8 3 19 24 56 −32 27
15 Ros Bila Tserkva 30 6 4 20 14 49 −35 22 Avoided relegation[a]
16 Keramik Baranivka (D) 30 4 4 22 15 27 −12 16 Withdrew[b]
Source: uafootball.net.ua
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ FC Ros Bila Tserkva was allowed to stay, but was reformed into FC Ryhonda for the next season.
  2. ^ FC Keramik Baranivka stopped its participation after the first half.

Top goalscorersEdit

Scorer Goals (Pen.) Team
1 Orest Atamanchuk 11 (3) Tysmenytsia
2 Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky 10 Kalush
Yuriy Ovcharenko 10 Ros / Desna
4 Valeriy Sanytsky 9 Fakel Varva
5 Vasyl Klymko 8 Halychyna Drohobych
Petro Pylypeiko 8 Desna Chernihiv
Oleksandr Shevchenko 8 Nyva Bershad

Group BEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Avanhard-Industria Rovenky (C, P) 32 24 4 4 50 17 +33 76 Promoted to Persha Liha
2 Tytan Armyansk 32 17 6 9 51 29 +22 57
3 Oskil Kupyansk 32 15 10 7 38 23 +15 55
4 Petrivtsi 32 15 8 9 46 36 +10 53
5 Metalurh Novomoskovsk 32 15 5 12 52 34 +18 50
6 Krystal Kherson 32 13 8 11 44 34 +10 47
7 Shakhtar Stakhanov 32 14 4 14 42 42 0 46
8 Viktor Zaporizhzhia 32 12 8 12 46 48 −2 44
9 Shakhtar-2 Donetsk 32 10 11 11 43 39 +4 41
10 Torpedo Melitopol 32 9 14 9 26 32 −6 41
11 Portovyk Illichivsk 32 11 7 14 27 28 −1 40
12 Olimpia FC AES 32 9 12 11 25 33 −8 39
13 Lokomotyv Smila 32 9 10 13 29 37 −8 37
14 Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk 32 10 6 16 20 32 −12 36
15 Avanhard-Metalist Merefa[a] 32 9 6 17 24 49 −25 33
16 Dynamo Saky (R) 32 8 8 16 23 43 −20 32 Relegated
17 Portovyk Kerch (D) 32 6 5 21 27 57 −30 23 Dissolved[b]
Source: uafootball.net.ua
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Avanhard-Metalist Merefa in the first half of the season was called Avanhard Merefa.
  2. ^ Portovyk Kerch became the third post Soviet club that was relegated to amateurs.

Top goalscorersEdit

Scorer Goals (Pen.) Team
1 Ihor Tolstov 15 (3) Hirnyk-Sport / Petrivtsi
2 Oleh Pokusa 13 Metalurh Novomoskovsk
3 Kostyantyn Vizyonok 12 (1) Tytan Armyansk
4 Oleksandr Kryvoruchko 11 Oskil Kupyansk
Oleksandr Lyubynsky 11 (5) Krystal Kherson

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