2009 Belarusian Premier League

The 2009 Belarusian Premier League was the 19th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 4 and ended on November 8, 2009. BATE Borisov were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2009
ChampionsBATE Borisov
RelegatedGomel
Granit Mikashevichi
Smorgon
Champions LeagueBATE Borisov
Europa LeagueDinamo Minsk
Dnepr Mogilev
Torpedo Zhodino
Matches played182
Goals scored437 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorerBrazil Maycon (15)
Biggest home winBATE 6–0 Neman
Biggest away winShakhtyor 0–5 Minsk
Highest scoringDinamo Minsk 5–2 Dnepr
2008
2010

Team changes from 2008 seasonEdit

Due to league reduction from 16 to 14 teams three relegated teams (Lokomotiv Minsk, Savit Mogilev and Darida Minsk Raion, who finished 14th, 15th and 16th in 2008 respectively) were replaced by only one team, the winner of 2008 First League Minsk.

OverviewEdit

BATE Borisov won their 6th champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk, bronze medalists Dnepr Mogilev and yet to be determined 2009-10 Cup winners qualified for the Europa League. Due to decision to gradually reduce Premiere League to 12 clubs (14 in 2009, 12 in 2010) three lowest placed teams (Gomel, Granit Mikashevichi
Smorgon) relegated to the First League.

Teams and venuesEdit

Location of teams in 2009 Belarusian Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2008
BATE Borisov City Stadium, Borisov 5,500 1
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo-Yuni Stadium 3,900 2
MTZ-RIPO Minsk Traktor 17,600 3
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 4
Vitebsk Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 5
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,080 6
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 7
Smorgon Smorgon Yunost 3,500 8
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak 11,200 9
Granit Mikashevichi Polesye Stadium 3,130 10
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 11
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 12
Torpedo Zhodino Torpedo, Zhodino 3,020 13
Minsk Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 First league, 1

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 26 19 5 2 55 16 +39 62 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 26 14 8 4 38 18 +20 50 Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round
3 Dnepr Mogilev 26 12 4 10 31 26 +5 40 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round
4 Naftan Novopolotsk 26 12 2 12 28 39 −11 38
5 Dinamo Brest 26 10 8 8 30 24 +6 38
6 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 10 8 8 33 28 +5 38
7 Neman Grodno 26 11 4 11 23 31 −8 37
8 Torpedo Zhodino 26 10 7 9 31 22 +9 37 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round[a]
9 Minsk 26 11 3 12 33 26 +7 36
10 Vitebsk 26 10 2 14 26 37 −11 32
11 MTZ-RIPO Minsk 26 8 6 12 34 38 −4 30
12 Gomel (R) 26 8 5 13 31 48 −17 29 Relegation to Belarusian First League
13 Granit Mikashevichi (R) 26 6 7 13 27 39 −12 25
14 Smorgon (R) 26 2 9 15 17 46 −29 15
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ The runner-up of the 2009–10 Belarusian Cup (lost to BATE Borisov).

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAT DBR DMI DNE GOM GRA MIN MTZ NAF NEM SHA SMR VIT TZH
BATE Borisov 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–0 6–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 3–0
Dinamo Brest 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2
Dinamo Minsk 1–3 2–0 5–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Dnepr Mogilev 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 3–2 0–0
Gomel 0–3 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–3 1–3 0–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1
Granit Mikashevichi 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–4 1–2 0–2 3–0[a] 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–3
Minsk 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–4
MTZ-RIPO Minsk 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–0
Naftan Novopolotsk 0–4 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–4 3–0 2–1 1–0
Neman Grodno 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–5 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–1
Smorgon 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–4 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–1
Vitebsk 0–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1
Torpedo Zhodino 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 4–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 3–0
Source: football.by (in Belarusian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match of Round 9 originally finished 1–1, but was awarded to Granit with a score of 3–0. The reason is that for some time during the match Neman had five foreign players on the pitch, while the maximum number of foreign players a team can have on the pitch in the same time is four.[1]

Belarusian clubs in European CupsEdit

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League
First qualifying round Sutjeska Nikšić   2–3   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 1–1 1–2 (aet)
Dinamo Minsk   3–2   Renova Džepčište 2–1 1–1
Second qualifying round Naftan Novopolotsk   2–2 (a)   Gent 2–1 0–1
Dinamo Minsk   1–4   Tromsø 0–0 1–4
Metallurg Donetsk   5–1   MTZ-RIPO Minsk 3–0 2–1
Play-off round BATE Borisov   4–1   Litex Lovech 0–1 4–0 (aet)
Group stage Benfica   4–1   BATE Borisov 2–0 2–1
BATE Borisov   2–2   Everton 1–2 1–0
BATE Borisov   4–3   AEK Athens 2–1 2–2
2009–10 UEFA Champions League
Second qualifying round Makedonija Gjorče Petrov   0–4   BATE Borisov 0–2 0–2
Third qualifying round Ventspils   (a) 2–2   BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Maycon Gomel 15
2   Syarhey Kryvets BATE Borisov 14
3   Maksim Skavysh BATE Borisov 12
4   Givi Kvaratskhelia MTZ-RIPO Minsk 11
  Raman Vasilyuk Dinamo Brest 11
6   Dzmitry Mazalewski Dinamo Brest 9
  Andrey Razin Minsk 9
8   Alyaksandr Hawrushka Dinamo Minsk 8
  Andrey Lyasyuk Dnepr Mogilev 8
10   Dzmitry Asipenka Minsk 7
  Stanislaw Drahun Dinamo Minsk 7
  Ivan Dzenisevich Neman Grodno 7
  Syarhey Kislyak Dinamo Minsk 7
  Syarhey Koshal Minsk 7
  Vitali Rodionov BATE Borisov 7
  Alyaksandr Sazankow Dnepr Mogilev 7
  Andrey Sherakow Torpedo Zhodino 7

Source: football.by (in Russian)

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