2003–04 Vyshcha Liha

The 2003–04 Vyshcha Liha season was the 13th since its establishment. The season began on 12 July 2003 with seven games of the first season round.[1] FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions, having won their 11th league title in the 2002–03 season and they successfully defended their title by winning the championship in the last round of the competition.

Vyshcha Liha
Season2003–04
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
11th title
RelegatedMetalist Kharkiv
Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriia
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Illychivets Mariupol
Matches played240
Goals scored557 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer(18) Georgi Demetradze (Metalurh Donetsk)
Biggest home winDynamo - Kryvbas 6:0
Biggest away winArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Highest scoringArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Average attendance7,725

A total of sixteen teams participated in the league, the best fourteen sides of the 2002–03 season and two promoted clubs from the 2002–03 Ukrainian First League.

The competition had a winter break which began on 11 November 2003 and the season resumed on 14 March 2004. The season concluded on 19 June 2004.[1]

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

RenamedEdit

  • Vorskla Poltava changed its name to FC Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava before the start of the season.
  • On February 10–17, 2004 Metalurh Zaporizhya carried the name of FC Metalurh-Zaporizhya Zaporizhya.

LocationEdit

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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv (C) 30 23 4 3 68 20 +48 73 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 22 4 4 62 19 +43 70 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 16 9 5 44 23 +21 57 Qualification to UEFA Cup second qualifying round
4 Metalurh Donetsk 30 14 10 6 51 34 +17 52
5 Chornomorets Odesa 30 11 12 7 38 33 +5 45
6 Obolon Kyiv 30 11 8 11 34 35 −1 41
7 Borysfen Boryspil 30 11 8 11 25 29 −4 41
8 Illichivets Mariupol 30 10 10 10 34 36 −2 40 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round
9 Arsenal Kyiv 30 10 7 13 38 44 −6 37
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 10 6 14 26 41 −15 36
11 Metalurh Zaporizhzhia 30 8 8 14 26 40 −14 32
12 Tavriya Simferopol 30 7 11 12 22 28 −6 32
13 Volyn Lutsk 30 7 8 15 25 44 −19 29
14 Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava 30 6 9 15 26 49 −23 27
15 Karpaty Lviv (R) 30 6 8 16 22 39 −17 26 Relegated to Ukrainian First League
16 Zirka Kirovohrad (R) 30 3 8 19 16 43 −27 14 Relegated to Ukrainian Second League
Source: uafootball.net.ua
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARK BOR CHO DNI DYN ILL KAR KRY MDO MZA OBO SHA TAV VOL VOR ZIR
Arsenal Kyiv 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–6 0–2 2–3 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–1
Borysfen Boryspil 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Chornomorets Odesa 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Dnipro 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 5–1 2–1 1–0
Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 3–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 6–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 5–1 2–1 2–0
Illichivets Mariupol 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Karpaty Lviv 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 3–4 1–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0
Metalurh Donetsk 4–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–3 5–1 0–0 1–2 4–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0
Metalurh Zaporizhzhia 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–4 3–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Obolon Kyiv 3–1 3–3 1–0 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–0
Tavriya Simferopol 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0
Volyn Lutsk 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–1
Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 1–1
Zirka Kirovohrad 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Source: uafootball.net.ua
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goal scorersEdit

  Georgi Demetradze Metalurh Donetsk 18 (5)
  Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 14 (3)
  Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 10
  Zvonimir Vukic Shakhtar Donetsk 10
  Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar Donetsk 9
  Valentin Belkevich Dynamo Kyiv 9(1)
  Oleh Venglinsky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9(1)
  Kostantyn Balabanov Chornomorets Odessa 8
  Serhiy Shyschenko Illychivets Mariupol 8
  Yuriy Tselykh Vorskla Poltava 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Сезон 2003-2004 (Season 2003-04)" (in Russian). Football from Dmitriy Troshchiy. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.

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