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2007–08 Vyshcha Liha

The 2007–08 Vyshcha Liha season is the seventeenth since its establishment. This season competition was sponsored by Biola which became the title sponsor of the League for the season. It began on July 17, 2007, and ended on May 18, 2008. 16 teams participated in the competition, 14 of which contested in the 2006-07 season, and two of which (Zakarpattia Uzhhorod and Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka) were promoted from the Ukrainian First League (the league immediately below the Ukrainian Premier League).

Vyshcha Liha
Season2007–08
ChampionsShakhtar Donetsk
RelegatedNaftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka,
Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
Champions LeagueShakhtar Donetsk (3rd Qualifying Round)
Dynamo Kyiv (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA CupMetalist Kharkiv (1st Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Intertoto CupTavriya Simferopol (2nd Round)
Matches played240
Goals scored581 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerMarko Dević (19) (Metalist Kharkiv)
Biggest home winArsenal - Zakarpattia 7:0
Biggest away winnumerous games 0:3 and 1:4
Highest scoringDynamo - Karpaty 7:3

The winner of league was Shakhtar Donetsk with 74 points, followed by Dynamo Kyiv with 71 points. The top goalscorer of the season was Marko Dević from Metalist Kharkiv with 19 goals, 6 of which were penalties. The spot for second highest goalscorer with 17 goals was a three-way tie between Oleksandr Hladky from Shakhtar Donetsk, Yevhen Seleznyov from Arsenal Kyiv (on loan from Shakhtar), and Oleksandr Kosyrin from Metalurh Donetsk.

TeamsEdit

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Location mapEdit

Locations of team home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 2005–06

ManagersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 24 2 4 75 24 +51 74 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Dynamo Kyiv 30 22 5 3 65 26 +39 71 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Metalist Kharkiv[a] 30 19 6 5 51 27 +24 63 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 18 5 7 40 27 +13 59 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Tavriya Simferopol 30 13 8 9 38 40 −2 47 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Arsenal Kyiv 30 11 9 10 42 36 +6 42
7 Chornomorets Odessa 30 11 5 14 27 33 −6 38
8 Vorskla Poltava 30 9 9 12 28 30 −2 36
9 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 9 9 12 24 32 −8 36
10 Karpaty Lviv 30 9 6 15 29 41 −12 33
11 Zorya Luhansk 30 9 4 17 24 43 −19 31
12 Metalurh Donetsk 30 6 13 11 34 39 −5 31
13 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 7 9 14 29 39 −10 30
14 FC Kharkiv 30 6 9 15 20 32 −12 27
15 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 30 6 8 16 18 38 −20 26 Relegation to the Ukrainian First League
16 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 30 3 9 18 17 54 −37 18
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Metalist Kharkiv was stripped of their bronze award for this season by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne in August 2013 for fixing of the match Karpaty Lviv – Metalist (of April 19, 2008).[1][2][3]

Top goalscorersEdit

Current resultsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts DK SD MK DD TS CO MZ KL MD KK ZL FK VP AK ZU NO
1 Dynamo Kyiv 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 15 1:3 7:3 2:0 2:2
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 8 7 1 0 19 4 +15 22 1:1 2:0 3:0 2:1 4:1
3 Metalist Kharkiv 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5 14 1:3 3:0 2:0 1:0 2:0
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 8 6 1 1 15 5 +10 19 4:1 2:0 1:0 0:0 2:0
5 Tavriya Simferopol 8 3 2 3 10 13 −3 11 2:1 3:3 4:3 1:0
6 Chornomorets Odessa 8 3 2 3 3 5 −2 11 0:0 1:0 0:1 1:0
7 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 8 4 2 2 7 5 +2 14 0:1 1:0 3:0 0:0
8 Karpaty Lviv 8 2 2 4 9 12 −3 8 0:0 3:0 1:1
9 Metalurh Donetsk 8 2 4 2 11 10 +1 10 0:0 3:0 0:1
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 8 2 1 5 7 13 −6 7 0:1 0:1 1:1
11 Zorya Luhansk 8 2 1 5 7 13 −6 7 3:2 0:1 0:1 3:1
12 FC Kharkiv 8 2 3 3 5 7 −2 9 1:2 1:0 1:1
13 Vorskla Poltava 8 2 4 2 7 7 0 10 1:1 2:1 0:0 1:1 2:1
14 Arsenal Kyiv 8 2 2 4 17 15 +2 8 1:1 1:3 7:0 3:0
15 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 8 2 3 3 4 10 −6 9 0:1 1:0 2:0 1:1 0:0
16 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 8 0 1 7 2 15 −13 1 0:3 0:1 0:1 1:2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

Note: home games of each team are shown at the horizontal lines

StadiaEdit

The following stadiums were used as home grounds during the season:

Rank Stadium Capacity[4] Club Notes
1 NSC Olimpiysky 83,450 Arsenal Kyiv Played last 6 games
2 Chornomorets Stadium 34,362 Chornomorets Odessa Annual venue for the Ukrainian Super Cup
3 Shakhtar Stadium 31,718 Metalurh Donetsk
4 Metalurh Stadium 29,783 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
5 Ukraina Stadium 28,051 Karpaty Lviv Renovations are taking place
6 RSK Olimpiyskiy 25,831 Shakhtar Donetsk
7 Vorskla Stadium 25,000 Vorskla Poltava FC Kharkiv played against Dynamo and Zorya
8 Stadium Meteor 24,381 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
9 Metalist Stadium 22,757 Metalist Kharkiv
FC Kharkiv
Temporarily in emergency conditions
10 Avanhard Stadium 22,320 Zorya Luhansk
11 Lokomotiv Stadium 19,978 Tavriya Simferopol
12 Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium 16,873 Dynamo Kyiv
Arsenal Kyiv
FC Arsenal Kyiv its first 9 games here
13 Avanhard Stadium 12,000 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
14 Slavutych Arena 11,983 Metalurh Zaporizhia
15 Dynamo Stadium 6,000 Metalist Kharkiv
FC Kharkiv
Metalist played three games here including one against Kharkiv, Kharkiv played here its home game against Vorskla
16 Naftovyk Stadium 5,256 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka

Number of teams by regionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lausanne announced a verdict on the game Karpaty - Metalist (Лозанна озвучила вердикт по матчу "Карпаты" - "Металлист"). ua-football.com. August 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Football - Match Fixing Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. Court of Arbitration of Sport. Lausanne August 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Lausanne court upholds UEFA decision to disqualify FC Metalist from European competitions, says club’s vice president, Interfax-Ukraine (28 August 2013)
    UEFA happy with CAS decision on Metalist complaint, Interfax-Ukraine (28 August 2013)
  4. ^ "Attendance figures for the 17th season of Ukrainian Premier League". UA Football. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2007.

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