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The 2011 Belarusian Premier League is the 21st season of top-tier football in Belarus. It began in April and ended in November 2011. BATE Borisov were the defending champions.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2011
ChampionsBATE Borisov
8th title
RelegatedDnepr Mogilev
Vitebsk
Champions LeagueBATE Borisov
Europa LeagueNaftan
Shakhtyor
Gomel
Matches played198
Goals scored460 (2.32 per match)
Biggest home winNaftan 6–0 Dnepr
Biggest away winDnepr 0–4 Shakhtyor
Highest scoringD. Minsk 3–4 Minsk
Longest winning runBATE
(6 games)[1]
Longest unbeaten runBATE
(14 games)[1]
Longest winless runDinamo Brest, Neman
(11 games each)[1]
Longest losing runDinamo Brest, Dnepr, Naftan, Neman
(4 games each)[1]
2010
2012

TeamsEdit

Partizan Minsk were relegated to the Belarusian First League after finishing the 2010 season in last place, ending a seven-year tenure in the league. They were replaced by 2010 First League champions Gomel, who make their immediate return to the highest football league of Belarus. Torpedo Zhodino as 11th-placed team had to compete in the relegation/promotion playoffs against First League runners-up SKVICH Minsk. They successfully retained their Premier League spot after defeating SKVICH 3–1 on aggregate. In early 2011 they were renamed to Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino.

Team summariesEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2010
BATE Borisov City Stadium 5,402 1
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 3,700 6
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,060 5
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo-Yuni Stadium 4,500 4
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak Stadium (Mogilev) 7,350 8
Gomel Gomel Central Stadium 14,307 First League, 1
Minsk Minsk Torpedo Stadium (Minsk) 5,200 3
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant Stadium 4,500 7
Neman Grodno Neman Stadium 8,500 10
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel Stadium 4,200 2
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Torpedo Stadium (Zhodino) 3,020 11
Vitebsk Vitebsk Vitebsky CSK 8,350 9
Locations of teams in the 2011 Belarusian Premier League

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 33 18 12 3 53 20 +33 66 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 33 17 10 6 46 24 +22 61 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Gomel 33 13 15 5 36 24 +12 54 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dinamo Minsk 33 14 7 12 50 43 +7 49
5 Belshina Bobruisk 33 12 12 9 41 35 +6 48
6 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 33 9 14 10 37 41 −4 41
7 Naftan Novopolotsk 33 10 7 16 35 45 −10 37 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
8 Neman Grodno 33 8 13 12 33 45 −12 37
9 Minsk 33 8 11 14 33 40 −7 35
10 Dinamo Brest 33 8 11 14 38 46 −8 35
11 Vitebsk (R) 33 8 8 17 29 46 −17 32 Qualification for relegation playoffs
12 Dnepr Mogilev (R) 33 6 14 13 29 51 −22 32 Relegation to 2012 Belarusian First League
Source: football.by
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
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Winners of 2011–12 Belarusian Cup will qualify for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League

Relegation playoffsEdit

Vitebsk will play a two-legged relegation play-off against Partizan Minsk, the runners-up of the 2011 Belarusian First League for one spot in the 2012 Premier League.

Partizan Minsk2 – 0Vitebsk
Shapyatowski   73'
Makas   89'
Attendance: 600

Vitebsk2 – 1Partizan Minsk
Sļesarčuks   27'
Skitaw   55'
Makas   30' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000

ResultsEdit

Each team will play three times against every other team for a total of 33 matches.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away[1] BAT BSH DBR DMI DNE GOM MIN NAF NEM SHA TZH VIT
BATE Borisov 1–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 4–1
Belshina Bobruisk 0–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
Dinamo Brest 0–3 1–4 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–0
Dinamo Minsk 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–2
Dnepr Mogilev 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0
Gomel 0–0 3–1 2–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2
Minsk 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–3
Naftan Novopolotsk 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–4 6–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1
Neman Grodno 0–3 2–0 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–1 2–2 0–1
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–0 1–0
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 0–3
Vitebsk 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1

Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third roundEdit

Home \ Away[1] BAT BSH DBR DMI DNE GOM MIN NAF NEM SHA TZH VIT
BATE Borisov 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 4–2 2–2
Belshina Bobruisk 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–2 1–1
Dinamo Brest 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–0
Dinamo Minsk 0–3 4–1 3–4 3–2 2–0
Dnepr Mogilev 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–4 1–0
Gomel 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Minsk 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Naftan Novopolotsk 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–1
Neman Grodno 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–0
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3
Vitebsk 0–3 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–2

Updated to games played on 27 November 2011.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Premier League - 2011". WhoScored.com. WhoScored.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ Best in April. Shitov's defense, pressball.by, retrieved 4 May 2011
  3. ^ Best in May. Stasevich's philosophy, pressball.by, retrieved 31 May 2011
  4. ^ Best in June. Yuri Tsygalko: thanks to Malofeyev, pressball.by, retrieved 30 June 2011
  5. ^ Best in July. Pavel Nekhaichik: without BATE I'm nobody, pressball.by, retrieved 4 August 2011
  6. ^ Best in August. Artyom Solovey: Minsk captivity, pressball.by, retrieved 1 September 2011
  7. ^ Best in September. Star of David, pressball.by, retrieved 6 October 2011
  8. ^ Red October. Renan Bressan: a pleasure, pressball.by, retrieved 3 November 2011
  9. ^ Best in November. Dmitri Komarovsky: cloudless autumn, pressball.by, retrieved 30 November 2011

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