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2007 Belarusian Premier League

Belarusian Premier League 2007 was the 17th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 14 and ended on November 10, 2007. BATE Borisov were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2007
ChampionsBATE Borisov
4th title
RelegatedMinsk
UEFA Champions LeagueBATE Borisov
UEFA CupGomel
MTZ-RIPO Minsk
UEFA Intertoto CupShakhtyor Soligorsk
Matches played182
Goals scored407 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorerBelarus Raman Vasilyuk (24)
Biggest home winGomel 4–0 Dnepr;
Dinamo Brest 4–0 Smorgon;
Gomel 4–0 Darida
Biggest away winDarida 2–7 Gomel
Highest scoringDarida 2–7 Gomel
2006
2008

Team changes from 2006 seasonEdit

Lokomotiv Minsk and Belshina Bobruisk were the two teams relegated after the 2006 season, having finished in 13th and 14th place respectively. They were replaced by 2005 First League champions Minsk and runners-up Smorgon. Lokomotiv Vitebsk changed their name to Vitebsk.

OverviewEdit

BATE Borisov won their 4th champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Gomel and 2007–08 Cup winners MTZ-RIPO Minsk qualified for UEFA Cup. Due to Premiere League expansion to 16 teams starting with next season, only one team (Minsk, who finished in the last place) relegated to the First League.

Teams and venuesEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 26 18 2 6 50 25 +25 56 2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Gomel 26 12 8 6 49 28 +21 44 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 12 8 6 41 27 +14 44 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 Torpedo Zhodino 26 11 10 5 28 21 +7 43
5 MTZ-RIPO Minsk 26 11 9 6 32 25 +7 42 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
6 Neman Grodno 26 9 9 8 23 22 +1 36
7 Naftan Novopolotsk 26 9 9 8 28 30 −2 36
8 Vitebsk 26 9 8 9 25 28 −3 35
9 Dinamo Minsk 26 8 11 7 27 28 −1 35
10 Smorgon 26 6 8 12 15 29 −14 26
11 Darida Minsk Raion 26 7 4 15 27 46 −19 25
12 Dinamo Brest 26 6 7 13 23 31 −8 25
13 Dnepr Mogilev 26 5 8 13 21 33 −12 23
14 Minsk (R) 26 4 9 13 18 34 −16 21 Relegation to First League
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Belarusian clubs in European CupsEdit

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Shakhtyor Soligorsk   4–3   Ararat Yerevan 4–1 0–2
Second round Chernomorets Odessa   6–2   Shakhtyor Soligorsk 4–2 2–0
2007–08 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Liepājas Metalurgs   3–2   Dinamo Brest 1–1 2–1
Skonto Riga   1–3   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–2
Second qualifying round Dinamo Minsk   1–5   Odense 1–1 0–4
First round Villarreal   6–1   BATE Borisov 4–1 2–0
2007–08 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round APOEL Nicosia   2–3   BATE Borisov 2–0 0–3 (aet)
Second qualifying round Hafnarfjarðar   2–4   BATE Borisov 1–3 1–1
Thind qualifying round BATE Borisov   2–4   Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 0–2

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit