2004 Belarusian First League

2004 Belarusian First League was the fourteenth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. It started in April and ended in November 2004.

Belarusian First League
Season2004
ChampionsLokomotiv Minsk
PromotedLokomotiv Minsk
RelegatedMolodechno-2000
Vertikal Kalinkovichi
Dinamo-Juni Minsk
2003
2005

Team changes from 2003 seasonEdit

Two top teams of last season (Lokomotiv Vitebsk and MTZ-RIPO Minsk) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. They were replaced by two teams that finished at the bottom of 2003 Belarusian Premier League table (Lokomotiv Minsk and Molodechno-2000).

Two teams that finished at the bottom of 2003 season table (Neman Mosty and Pinsk-900) relegated to the Second League. They were replaced by two best teams of 2003 Second League (Baranovichi and Veras Nesvizh).

Teams and locationsEdit

Team Location Position in 2003
Lokomotiv Minsk Premier League, 15
Molodechno-2000 Molodechno Premier League, 16
Smorgon Smorgon 3
Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 4
Granit Mikashevichi 5
ZLiN Gomel 6
Khimik Svetlogorsk 7
Lida Lida 8
Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 9
Kommunalnik Slonim 10
Dnepr-DUSSh-1 Rogachev 11
Dinamo-Juni Minsk 12
Vertikal Kalinkovichi 13
Bereza Bereza 14
Baranovichi Baranovichi Second League, 1
Veras Nesvizh Second League, 2

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lokomotiv Minsk (P) 30 24 3 3 75 25 +50 75 Promotion to Belarusian Premier League
1 Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 30 18 8 4 46 21 +25 62[a]
3 Smorgon 30 14 11 5 49 21 +28 53
4 Granit Mikashevichi 30 12 10 8 31 22 +9 46[b]
5 ZLiN Gomel 30 12 10 8 31 18 +13 46[b]
6 Veras Nesvizh 30 14 2 14 35 34 +1 44
7 Baranovichi 30 13 5 12 41 39 +2 44
8 Lida 30 11 7 12 37 30 +7 40
9 Khimik Svetlogorsk 30 9 13 8 19 18 +1 40
10 Bereza 30 10 7 13 39 45 −6 37
11 Kommunalnik Slonim 30 9 7 14 33 47 −14 34
12 Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 30 7 11 12 31 45 −14 32
13 Molodechno-2000 (R) 30 9 4 17 27 54 −27 31 Withdrew to Belarusian Second League
14 Dnepr-DUSSh-1 Rogachev 30 9 3 18 27 54 −27 30
15 Vertikal Kalinkovichi (R) 30 7 8 15 29 49 −20 29 Relegation to Belarusian Second League
16 Dinamo-Juni Minsk (R) 30 6 3 21 27 55 −28 21
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Vedrich-97 Rechitsa initially won promotion, but failed to fulfill Premier League licensing criteria and had to stay in the First League. No other team replaced them in the Premier League, which was instead reduced.
  2. ^ a b Granit Mikashevichi placed above ZLiN Gomel by better head-to-head record (0–0, 1–0).

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1   Aleksei Martynov Lokomotiv Minsk 19
2   Mihail Litvinchuk Lokomotiv Minsk 16
  Dzmitry Vyarstak Smorgon 16
4   Sergey Krivets Lokomotiv Minsk 12
  Mihail Eramchuk Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 12
  Dmitry Gavrilovich Veras Nesvizh 12

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