2003–04 Ukrainian First League

The 2003–04 Ukrainian First League was the thirteenth season of the Ukrainian First League (football) which was won by Zakarpattia Uzhhorod. The season started on July 18, 2003, and finished on June 18, 2004.

Ukrainian First League
Season2003–04
ChampionsZakarpattia Uzhhorod
PromotedZakarpattia Uzhhorod, Metalist Kharkiv
RelegatedKarpaty-2 Lviv, Boreks-Borysfen Borodianka
Top goalscorer(15) Oleksandr Aliev (Dynamo-2)

Promotion and relegationEdit

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Two clubs promoted from the 2002–03 Ukrainian Second League.

Group A
  • none
Group B
Group C

Relegated teamsEdit

One club was relegated from the 2002-03 Ukrainian Top League:

Renamed teamsEdit

  • Before the season FC Krasyliv changed to FC Krasyliv-Obolon .
  • Before the season FC Vinnytsia changed its name to FC Nyva Vinnytsia.
  • During the winter break FC Systema-Boreks Borodianka changed to FC Boreks-Borysfen Borodianka.
  • During the second half FC Spartak Sumy changed to FC Spartak-Horobyna Sumy.

TeamsEdit

In 2003-04 season, the Ukrainian First League consists of the following teams:

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod (C, P) 34 22 4 8 49 27 +22 70 Promoted to Vyscha Liha
2 Metalist Kharkiv (P) 34 19 9 6 51 24 +27 66
3 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 34 17 11 6 52 33 +19 62
4 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 34 18 5 11 65 35 +30 59
5 Stal Alchevsk 34 17 7 10 45 27 +18 58
6 Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk 34 15 10 9 42 38 +4 55
7 Arsenal Kharkiv 34 15 7 12 41 40 +1 52
8 Nyva Vinnytsia 34 14 10 10 34 24 +10 52
9 Spartak-Horobina Sumy 34 11 13 10 40 41 −1 46
10 Shakhtar-2 Donetsk 34 12 8 14 43 43 0 44
11 CSKA Kyiv 34 12 6 16 29 39 −10 42
12 Mykolaiv 34 11 9 14 31 31 0 42
13 Krasyliv-Obolon Krasyliv 34 10 10 14 35 54 −19 40
14 Nafkom-Akademia Irpin 34 9 11 14 35 43 −8 38
15 Zorya Luhansk 34 8 13 13 28 42 −14 37
16 Karpaty-2 Lviv (R) 34 8 9 17 37 48 −11 33 Relegated to Druha Liha
17 Borex-Borysfen Borodyanka (R) 34 8 5 21 29 52 −23 29
18 Polissya Zhytomyr 34 3 7 24 22 67 −45 16 Avoided relegation
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
  • Krasyliv-Obolon Krasyliv 13th 2003/04, farm club for Premier League club Obolon Kyiv, broke operations and merged with FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi. The club is changing its name to Podillya Khmelnytskyi and moving to Khmelnytskyi. FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi finished 2nd in Druha Liha Group A (Western Ukraine) in 2003/04 and will reorganize in amateur level.
  • Nafkom-Akademija Irpen 14th 2003/04, moved to Brovary and changed their name to Nafkom Brovary.
  • Zirka Kirovohrad 16th Premier League 2003/04 was relegated to First Division, but informed the Ukrainian Football Federation (UFF) that they wished to reorganize their operations, therefore it will enter the 2004/05 competition in Druha Liha B. Nonetheless, the UFF reinstalled FC Polissya Zhytomyr (18th 2003/04) since, the 16th, FC Karpaty-2 Lviv could not remain in First Division, because their senior club was also relegated to Persha Liha, and the 17th Borex-Borysfen Borodyanka also became insolvent and chose to reorganize in the Druha Liha.
  • Naftovyk Okhtyrka change their name to Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka July 15, 2004.
Persha Liha 2003-04 Winners
OSC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
First title

Top scorersEdit

Statistics are taken from here.[1]

Scorer Goals (pen.) Team
  Oleksandr Aliyev
16 (2)
Dynamo-2 Kyiv
  Serhiy Pivnenko
15 (5)
Shakhtar-2 Donetsk
  Serhiy Levchenko
13 (1)
Nafkom-Akademia Irpin
  Viktor Matsiuk
12
Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
  Vladyslav Korobkin
11 (4)
FC Krasyliv
  Bohdan Yesyp
10
Naftovyk Okhtyrka
  Volodymyr Melnychenko
10
Naftovyk Okhtyrka
  Artem Starhorodskyi
9
Boreks-Borysfen / Naftovyk
  Serhiy Seleznyov
9 (2)
Metalist Kharkiv
  Oleksiy Yakymenko
9 (4)
Stal A. / Zoria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics (in Russian)