2006 Belarusian Premier League

The 2006 Belarusian Premier League was the 16th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 18 and ended on November 4, 2005. Shakhtyor Soligorsk were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2006
ChampionsBATE Borisov
RelegatedLokomotiv Minsk
Belshina Bobruisk
Champions LeagueBATE Borisov
UEFA CupDinamo Brest
Dinamo Minsk
Intertoto CupShakhtyor Soligorsk
Matches played182
Goals scored450 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorerBelarus Alyaksandr Klimenka (17)
Biggest home winMTZ-RIPO 7–1 Lokomotiv Minsk
Biggest away winGomel 2–8 MTZ-RIPO
Highest scoringGomel 2–8 MTZ-RIPO
2005
2007

Team changes from 2005 seasonEdit

Two lowest placed in 2004 teams (Zvezda-BGU Minsk and Slavia) relegated to First League. They were replaced by the winners of 2005 First League Belshina Bobruisk and First League runners-up Lokomotiv Vitebsk. Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev shortened their name to Dnepr Mogilev.

OverviewEdit

BATE Borisov won their 3rd champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk and 2006–07 Cup winners Dinamo Brest qualified for UEFA Cup. Lokomotiv Minsk and Belshina Bobruisk, who finished on last two places, relegated to the First League.

Teams and venuesEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2005
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 1
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo Stadium (Minsk) 41,040 2
MTZ-RIPO Minsk Traktor Stadium 17,600 3
Torpedo Zhodino Torpedo 3,020 4
BATE Borisov City Stadium 5,500 5
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak Stadion (Mogilev) 11,200 6
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 7
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,080 8
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant Stadium 6,500 9
Darida Minsk Raion Darida Stadium 6,000 10
Lokomotiv Minsk Minsk Lokomotiv 800 11
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 12
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 First league, 1
Lokomotiv Vitebsk Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 First league, 2

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 26 16 6 4 47 27 +20 54 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 26 15 7 4 44 22 +22 52 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 16 3 7 50 31 +19 51 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
4 MTZ-RIPO Minsk 26 16 3 7 54 24 +30 51
5 Gomel 26 12 6 8 33 32 +1 42
6 Lokomotiv Vitebsk 26 9 11 6 21 18 +3 38
7 Naftan Novopolotsk 26 11 4 11 45 42 +3 37
8 Darida Minsk Raion 26 10 7 9 23 21 +2 37
9 Dinamo Brest 26 8 7 11 17 31 −14 31 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
10 Neman Grodno 26 8 6 12 24 30 −6 30
11 Torpedo Zhodino 26 7 9 10 21 27 −6 30
12 Dnepr Mogilev 26 6 5 15 29 47 −18 23
13 Lokomotiv Minsk (R) 26 5 4 17 26 52 −26 19 Relegation to Belarusian First League
14 Belshina Bobruisk (R) 26 1 6 19 16 46 −30 9
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:

Belarusian clubs in European CupsEdit

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Shakhter Karagandy   4–6   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 1–5 3–1
Second round Moscow   3–0   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0
2006–07 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Zagłębie Lubin   1–1 (a)   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–0
BATE Borisov   3–0   Nistru Otaci 2–0 1–0
Second qualifying round Artmedia Bratislava   5–3   Dinamo Minsk 2–1 3–2
Rubin Kazan   5–0   BATE Borisov 3–0 2–0
2006–07 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round Shakhtyor Soligorsk   0–2   Široki Brijeg 0–1 0–1

Top scorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Alyaksandr Klimenka Shakhtyor Soligorsk 17
2   Raman Vasilyuk Gomel 14
3   Vyacheslav Hleb MTZ-RIPO Minsk 13
4   Artyom Kontsevoy MTZ-RIPO Minsk 12
5   Gennadi Bliznyuk BATE Borisov 11
6   Edu Dinamo Minsk 10
7   Syarhey Kislyak Dinamo Minsk 9
  Oleg Strakhanovich MTZ-RIPO Minsk 9
  Valery Strypeykis Gomel 9

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