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1997–98 Vyshcha Liha

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

RenamedEdit

  • In a winter break Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad changed its name to Zirka Kirovohrad.

LocationEdit

Locations of teams home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 1996-97

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv[a] (C) 30 23 3 4 70 15 +55 72 CL 1st Qualifying Round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 20 7 3 61 25 +36 67 UC 1st Qualifying Round
3 Karpaty Lviv 30 16 9 5 36 20 +16 57
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 17 4 9 47 27 +20 55
5 Vorskla Poltava 30 15 4 11 41 46 −5 49 IC 1st Round
6 Metalurh Donetsk[b] 30 11 7 12 28 27 +1 40
7 Nyva Ternopil 30 12 4 14 37 39 −2 40
8 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 10 9 11 34 33 +1 39
9 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 10 7 13 40 44 −4 37
10 Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk 30 8 9 13 33 41 −8 33
11 Zirka Kirovohrad 30 9 6 15 27 48 −21 33
12 Metalurh Mariupol[b] 30 8 9 13 27 48 −21 33
13 CSKA Kyiv[a] 30 9 6 15 30 35 −5 33 CWC Qualifying Round
14 Tavriya Simferopol 30 8 9 13 35 41 −6 33
15 Chornomorets Odessa (R) 30 8 8 14 31 39 −8 32 Relegated to Persha Liha
16 Torpedo Zaporizhzhya (R) 30 2 7 21 20 69 −49 13
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Participants of the 1998 Ukrainian Cup Final
  2. ^ a b new

Top goalscorersEdit

ManagersEdit

Club Coach Replaced coach Home stadium
FC Dynamo Kyiv   Valery Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium
FC Shakhtar Donetsk   Valery Yaremchenko Shakhtar Stadium
FC Karpaty Lviv   Myron Markevych Ukraina Stadium
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Vadym Tyschenko   Vyacheslav Hrozny 15 games (first half) Meteor Stadium
FC Vorskla Poltava   Oleksandr Dovbiy   Viktor Pozhechevskyi 27 games (first half) Vorskla Stadium
FC Metalurh Donetsk   Volodymyr Onyschenko Avanhard Stadium (Makiivka)
Donetsk Metallurgical Factory Stadium
FC Nyva Ternopil   Leonid Ischuk   Ihor Yavorskyi 29 games City Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih   Oleh Taran Metalurh Stadium
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia   Oleksandr Shtelin   Oleksandr Tomakh 17 games
  Leonid Kliuchyk 1 game
Metalurh Stadium
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk   Bohdan Blavatskiy   Ihor Yurchenko 15 games (first half) Rukh Stadium
FC Zirka Kirovohrad   Oleksandr Ischenko   Oleksandr Dovbiy 27 games
  Serhiy Strashnenko 1 game
Zirka Stadium
FC Metalurh Mariupol   Mykola Pavlov   Volodymyr Kuzovlev 1 game
  Yuriy Pohrebniak 2 games
Azovstal Stadium
FC CSKA Kyiv   Serhiy Morozov   Volodymyr Bezsonov 15 games CSK ZSU Stadium
SC Tavriya Simferopol   Viktor Hrachov   Ivan Balan 25 games Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Chornomorets Odessa   Volodymyr Kozerenko   Leonid Buriak 22 games Black Sea Shipping Stadium
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia   Leonid Koltun   Viktor Matvienko 18 games
  Vyacheslav Pershyn 4 games
AvtoZAZ Stadium

ChangesEdit

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
SC Tavriya Simferopol   Mykola Pavlov pre-season   Ivan Balan pre-season
FC CSKA Kyiv   Volodymyr Lozynsky pre-season   Volodymyr Bezsonov pre-season
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih   Oleksandr Lysenko pre-season   Oleh Taran pre-season
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk   Viktor Kolotov pre-season   Ihor Yurchenko pre-season

Number of teams by regionEdit

See alsoEdit

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