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2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League

The 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League season was the 23rd since its establishment.

Ukrainian Premier League
Season2013–14
RelegatedTavriya Simferopol
Champions LeagueShakhtar Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Europa LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Metalist Kharkiv
Chornomorets Odesa
Zorya Luhansk
Matches played222
Goals scored585 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer20 – Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar)
Biggest home winDynamo 9–1 Metalurh D
(Round 12)
Biggest away winTavriya 0–4 Shakhtar (Round 5)
Karpaty 0–4 Dnipro (Round 13)
Highest scoringDynamo 9–1 Metalurh D
(Round 12)
Longest winning run7 games
Chornomorets
(Round 4–10)
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Metalist
(Round 1–11, 13–15)
Longest winless run15 games
Metalurh Z
(Round 4–14, 16–19)
Longest losing run8 games
Metalurh Z
(Round 6–13)
Highest attendance59,360
DynamoShakhtar
(Round 24)[1]
Lowest attendance0[2] – 6 matches
(Round 29)
Total attendance2,426,553[3]
Average attendance11,286[3]

A total of sixteen teams participated in the league. Fifteen teams from last season's competition and one promoted club from the 2012–13 Ukrainian First League formed the league. The competition commenced on the 12 July 2013 when Tavriya Simferopol hosted Zorya Luhansk.[4] Eighteen rounds were played prior to the winter recess.[5] The competition was affected by the political turmoil that affected Ukraine during the spring session.

Russian invasion and its effects on the leagueEdit

In November 2013, during the winter break of the Ukrainian Premier League, a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest labelled Euromaidan started in Ukraine.[6] The competition was to resume on 1 March 2014,[5] but due to the Russian invasion continuing on with the Crimean crisis, the Premier League delayed the start of the spring stage.[7] A decision was made by the Ukrainian Premier League to resume the competition on 15 March.[1]

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 the teams from Crimea, namely Sevastopol and Tavriya Simferopol, continued to participate in the competition.[6][8]

During the May 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the Football Federation of Ukraine (after being advised to do so by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry[9]) decided that all matches across all Ukrainian leagues, as well as the 2014 Ukrainian Cup Final, would be played behind closed doors for security reasons.[10]

The unrest in Ukraine since November 2013 lead to an unexpected sense of unity among rival Ukrainian football fans.[9] Various formerly bitter rival football fans (also those from Russophone cities in Ukraine) held pro-Ukrainian Unity marches.[9][11]

TeamsEdit

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Stal Alchevsk were to be promoted after finishing runners-up but their club administration refused promotion.[13]

Hoverla Uzhhorod, the 15th placed team was allowed to stay in the Premier League after they passed attestation.[14]

Metalurh Zaporizhya, the last-placed of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League was to be relegated to the Ukrainian First League at the end of the previous season[15] but since no other team applied for entry from the Ukrainian First League they remained in the competition.[14]

Location mapEdit

Locations of team home grounds in the 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League
Kyiv city home venues of teams in the League

StadiumsEdit

The following stadiums are regarded as home grounds:

Rank Stadium Club Capacity Highest
Attendance
Notes
1 NSC Olimpiyskiy Dynamo Kyiv 70,050 59,360 Round 24 (Shakhtar) Originally scheduled as Round 19[1]
Tavriya Simferopol 11,575 Round 19 (Dynamo) Used as home ground in Round 19[16]
Illichivets Mariupol 0[2] Round 29 (Dynamo) Used as home ground in Round 29[17]
2 Donbass Arena Shakhtar Donetsk 52,518 52,667 Round 4 (Dynamo)
3 OSC Metalist Metalist Kharkiv 40,003 39,853 Round 9 (Dynamo)
4 Chornomorets Stadium Chornomorets Odesa 34,164 26,542 Round 26 (Dynamo) Originally scheduled as Round 20[1]
5 Dnipro-Arena Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 31,003 28,092 Round 7 (Shakhtar)
6 Ukraina Stadium Karpaty Lviv 28,051 18,800 Round 23 (Dynamo) Originally scheduled as Round 25[1]
7 Vorskla Stadium Vorskla Poltava 24,795 12,500 Round 11 (Dynamo)
8 Meteor Stadium Metalurh Donetsk 24,381 0[2] Round 29 (Metalurh Z.) Used as home ground in Round 29[18]
9 Avanhard Stadium Zorya Luhansk 22,288 13,700 Round 15 (Dynamo)
10 RSC Lokomotiv Tavriya Simferopol 19,978 10,500 Round 5 (Shakhtar)
11 Dynamo Stadium Arsenal Kyiv 16,873 10,841 Round 13 (Dynamo)
Sevastopol 850 Round 20 (Metalist) Used as home ground in postponed Round 20 match
Metalist Kharkiv 1,500 Round 30 (Vorskla) Used as home ground in Round 30 match[19]
12 Illichivets Stadium Illichivets Mariupol 12,680 5,600 Round 4 (Karpaty)
Round 6 (Metalurh Don.)
13 Avanhard Stadium Volyn Lutsk 12,080 10,000 Round 16 (Dynamo)
14 Avanhard Stadium Hoverla Uzhhorod 12,000 10,200 Round 2 (Dynamo)
15 Slavutych-Arena Metalurh Zaporizhya 11,983 11,000 Round 5 (Dnipro)
16 Central Stadium, Cherkasy Zorya Luhansk 10,321 0[2] Round 29 (Shakhtar) Used as home ground in Round 29[20]
Shakhtar Donetsk 2,300 Round 30 (Volyn) Used as home ground in Round 30[21]
17 SC Sevastopol Sevastopol 5,644[22] 5,641 Round 2 (Shakhtar)
18 Obolon Arena Chornomorets Odesa 5,100 3,200 Round 30 (Karpaty) Used as home ground in Round 30[23]
19 Metalurh Stadium Metalurh Donetsk 5,094 4,200 Round 16 (Metalist)

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Home city Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Chornomorets Odesa Odessa   Roman Hryhorchuk   Dmytro Bezotosnyi Nike Imexbank
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk   Juande Ramos   Ruslan Rotan Nike Biola
Dynamo Kyiv Kiev   Serhiy Rebrov   Oleksandr Shovkovskyi adidas Nadra Bank
Hoverla Uzhhorod Uzhhorod   Vyacheslav Hrozny   Oleksandr Nad' adidas
Illichivets Mariupol Mariupol   Mykola Pavlov   Mykola Ishchenko Nike
Karpaty Lviv Lviv   Oleksandr Sevidov   Oleh Holodyuk Joma Favbet
Metalist Kharkiv Kharkiv   Ihor Rakhayev   Papa Gueye adidas [1]
Metalurh Donetsk Donetsk   Sergei Tashuyev   Vyacheslav Checher Umbro ISD
Metalurh Zaporizhya Zaporizhia   Oleh Taran   Serhiy Rudyka Nike Zaporizhstal
Sevastopol Sevastopol   Angel Chervenkov   Igor Duljaj Nike Smart Holding
Shakhtar Donetsk Donetsk   Mircea Lucescu   Darijo Srna Nike SCM
Tavriya Simferopol Simferopol   Nikolay Kostov   Anis Boussaïdi Puma Titan
Volyn Lutsk Lutsk   Vitaliy Kvartsyanyi   Vanče Šikov adidas
Vorskla Poltava Poltava   Anatoliy Momot   Armend Dallku adidas Ferrexpo
Zorya Luhansk Luhansk   Yuriy Vernydub   Mykyta Kamenyuka Nike Holsten

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Hoverla Uzhhorod   Oleksandr Sevidov[24] Sacked May 26 Pre-season   Vyacheslav Hrozny[25] June 18
Metalurh Zaporizhya   Serhiy Zaytsev [26] Sacked May 30   Serhiy Puchkov [27] June 10
Vorskla Poltava   Serhiy Svystun [28] Reserve coach June 10   Vasyl Sachko [29] June 12
Tavriya Simferopol   Oleh Luzhnyi[30] Sacked June 15   Giannis Christopoulos [31] June 17
Karpaty Lviv   Yuriy Dyachuk-Stavytskyi Interim coach June 19   Oleksandr Sevidov [32] June 19
Vorskla Poltava   Vasyl Sachko [33] Unlicensed coach July 4   Anatoliy Momot [34] July 4
Metalurh Donetsk   Yuriy Maksymov Sacked August 5 10th   Volodymyr Pyatenko (interim)[35] August 5
Metalurh Donetsk   Volodymyr Pyatenko Interim coach August 7 10th   Sergei Tashuyev[36] August 7
Sevastopol   Aleh Konanaw Leaves for FC Krasnodar August 10 9th   Hennadiy Orbu[37][38] August 10
Arsenal Kyiv   Yuriy Bakalov Resigns October 10 14th   Serhiy Zakarlyuka (caretaker)[39] October 10
Metalurh Zaporizhya   Serhiy Puchkov Sacked October 28 15th   Oleh Taran October 28
Sevastopol   Hennadiy Orbu Sacked November 27 11th   Serhiy Konovalov (interim)[40] November 27
Tavriya   Giannis Christopoulos Sacked January 9 14th   Nikolay Kostov[41] January 9
Sevastopol   Serhiy Konovalov (interim) Interim coach January 14 12th   Angel Chervenkov[42] January 14
Metalist Kharkiv   Myron Markevych[43] Resigned February 24 2nd   Ihor Rakhayev (interim)[44] February 24
Dynamo Kyiv   Oleh Blokhin[45] Sacked April 16 3rd   Serhiy Rebrov (interim)[46] April 17

Notes:

  • ^(10) For the Round 14 match Metalist Kharkiv was managed by Ihor Rakhayev while manager Myron Markevych was hospitalized with trauma.[47]

Qualification to European competitions for 2014–15Edit

  • Since Ukraine finished in seventh place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2012–13 season,[48] the league will have the same number of qualifiers for UEFA Europa League 2014–15. The Ukrainian Cup winner qualifies for the play-off round.

Qualified TeamsEdit

Zorya LuhanskChornomorets OdesaDynamo KyivMetalist KharkivDnipro DnipropetrovskShakhtar Donetsk 

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhtar Donetsk (C) 28 21 2 5 62 23 +39 65 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Dnipro 28 18 5 5 56 28 +28 59 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round[a]
3 Metalist Kharkiv 28 16 9 3 54 29 +25 57 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round
4 Dynamo Kyiv 28 16 5 7 55 33 +22 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage[b]
5 Chornomorets Odesa 28 12 10 6 30 22 +8 46 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Metalurh Donetsk 28 12 7 9 45 42 +3 43 Excluded from European competitions[c]
7 Zorya Luhansk 28 11 9 8 35 30 +5 42 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
8 Vorskla Poltava 28 10 10 8 36 38 −2 40
9 Sevastopol (D) 28 10 5 13 32 43 −11 35 Club expelled after season[d]
10 Illichivets Mariupol 28 10 4 14 27 33 −6 34
11 Karpaty Lviv 28 7 11 10 33 39 −6 32
12 Hoverla Uzhhorod 28 7 5 16 26 39 −13 26
13 Volyn Lutsk 28 7 6 15 25 51 −26 24[e]
14 Metalurh Zaporizhya 28 2 6 20 19 54 −35 12
15 Tavriya Simferopol (D) 28 2 4 22 15 46 −31 10 Club expelled after season[d]
16 Arsenal Kyiv (D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club officially expelled from the league[f]
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2014. Source: Premier League website
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th fair play rating
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 18 June 2014 UEFA published seeding ranking for the upcoming 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season where FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk were pending approval of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) on 19 June 2014 to participate in the competition.[55] The main issue that might have impeded Dnipro to participate in the continental competitions was the "Boateng case".[56] The conflict arose during the 2012-13 season[57] when Derek Boateng unsuccessfully tried to leave the club due to breach of contract and was forced to file a case against the club through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.[56][58] The end result was that Dnipro did play in the 2014-15 Champions League 3rd qualifying round (and, subsequently, the Europa League).
  2. ^ FC Dynamo Kyiv qualified for the Group Stage of the 2014-15 Europa League as the 2013-14 Ukrainian Cup winner.
  3. ^ On 4 April 2014, UEFA barred FC Metalurh Donetsk in the next UEFA club competition for which they would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.[54] Metalurh lodged an appeal against the UEFA resolution.[59]
  4. ^ a b After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, FC Sevastopol and SC Tavriya Simferopol were officially disbanded and in their place were created new clubs that aimed to participate in the Russian competitions next season.[60][61]
  5. ^ On 20 May 2014, FC Volyn Lutsk were deducted three points by the FFU for breach of financial rules.[62]
  6. ^ On 29 October 2013, the general director of FC Arsenal Kyiv Viktor Holovko announced that the club is filling for bankruptcy and withdrawing from competitions as it was unable to find any sponsors.[63][64] The General Assembly of the Ukrainian Premier League was unable to reach a quorum and hence no decision was made on the expulsion of the club from the UPL.[65] (18 December 2013) On 12 February 2014 Arsenal Kyiv was officially expelled from the league and all club's results were annulled.[66] Arsenal played 13 games with record 3 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses with 10 goals scored and 28 goals scored against and also one technical defeat was recorded against them.

ResultsEdit

The following table displays match results between each team in the competition.

Home \ Away ARK CHO DNI DYK HOV ILL KAR MET MDO MZA SEV SHA TAV VOL VOR ZOR
Arsenal Kyiv 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
Chornomorets Odesa 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0[a] 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Dnipro 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 2–2[b] 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 5–1 2–2 1–3
Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 9–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Hoverla Uzhhorod 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 6–0 1–2 0–0
Illichivets Mariupol 3–1 0–2 0–2[c] 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0
Karpaty Lviv 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–4 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0
Metalist Kharkiv 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–4 1–0 4–0 1–0[a] 1–1
Metalurh Donetsk 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0[c] 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 4–1 2–0
Metalurh Zaporizhya 0–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–1
Sevastopol 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0[d] 0–1 1–0 0–2[e] 4–2 5–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2
Shakhtar Donetsk 7–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0[a] 3–0 4–0
Tavriya Simferopol 3–0[f] 1–2 0–2 1–2[g] 1–3 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–1 0–2
Volyn Lutsk 1–2 1–3 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Vorskla Poltava 0–1 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–1
Zorya Luhansk 4–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–0 3–0 1–3[c] 0–0 2–0 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2014. Source: Premier League website (in Ukrainian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c For Round 30 the Football Federation of Ukraine decided of not conducting matches in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Odessa oblasts due to continual unrest in the country. The match between Chornomorets Odesa and Karpaty Lviv took place in Kiev at the Obolon Arena.[23] The match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Volyn Lutsk took place in Cherkasy at the Central Stadium.[21] The match between Metalist Kharkiv and Vorskla Poltava took place in Kiev at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium.[19]
  2. ^ The Round 12 match between Dnipro and Metalist on 6 October 2013 was suspended at a halftime with the score 2–1 due to lighting issues at Dnipro-Arena. The Ukrainian Premier League decided in an executive meeting on 7 October 2013 that the match was to be continued from the start of the second half on 4 December 2013.[67]
  3. ^ a b c The Football Federation of Ukraine decided that all Round 29 matches were played with no spectators attending due to continual unrest in the country. Also a decision was made by the FFU of not conducting matches in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Odessa oblasts.[2] The match between Illichivets Mariupol and Dynamo Kyiv took place in Kiev at the NSC Olimpiysky.[17] The match between Zorya Luhansk and Shakhtar Donetsk took place in Cherkasy at the Central Stadium.[20] The match between Metalurh Donetsk and Metalurh Zaporizhia took place in Dnipropetrovsk at the Meteor Stadium.[18]
  4. ^ Administration of Hoverla Uzhhorod informed the Ukrainian Premier League that they would not appear for their Round 30 fixture against FC Sevastopol.[68] Control Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine award a 3–0 technical victory to Sevastopol.[69]
  5. ^ The Round 20 match between Sevastopol–Metalist was postponed to a later date due to the 2014 Crimean crisis.[70] The Russian-appointed Sevastopol city's authorities prohibited for the game to take place and the match was scheduled to take place in Kiev at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium on May 7, 2014.[71]
  6. ^ Administration of Arsenal Kyiv informed that the club would not travel to their Round 14 match against Tavria Simferopol indicating that the football club Arsenal Kyiv may cease operations.[72] The Ukrainian Football Federation Control Disciplinary Committee originally awarded a technical victory to Tavriya.[73] (21 October 2013) After Arsenal Kyiv was expelled, the result was annulled.[66] (12 February 2014)
  7. ^ The Round 19 match between Tavria–Dynamo was moved to Kiev at the NSC Olimpiysky as a preventative measure against possible violence in Crimea due to the 2014 Crimean crisis.[74]

Positions by roundEdit

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition. The competition resumes with the spring stage with Round 21 due to the postponement of the competition due to the civil unrest in the country after the riots in Kiev and continuing on with the Crimean crisis. Originally scheduled Round 19 was played 15–17 April after Round 25 and Round 20 was played 23–24 April after Round 26.[1]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Shakhtar Donetsk221111224432222111111111111111
Dnipro115333332223333444332222222222
Metalist Kharkiv532222111111111232444544443333
FC Dynamo Kyiv964586566555555553223333334444
Chornomorets Odesa8913865443344444325555455555555
Metalurh Donetsk1110810798977810889888867886787766
Zorya Luhansk3534479791077777777789778666677
Vorskla Poltava447754655666666666676667878888
Sevastopol7121412101112101191111121181011111111121112111210101199
Illichivets Mariupol6812131387888999911991212121112109999101110
Karpaty Lviv13131515151410121012108101010111010101010101112111111101011
Hoverla Uzhhorod14141091113141415131313111213131313131313131313131313131312
Volyn Lutsk1079141412131112111212131312121299989910101212121213
Metalurh Zaporizhya121166910111314151515151515151514141514141414141414141414
Tavriya Simferopol151516161616161616161616161616161615151415151515151515151515
Arsenal Kyiv161611111215151513141414141414141416
Source: kicker.de (in German)

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Adriano in 2013

The top ten goalscorers were as follows:[75]

Rank Scorer Goals
(Pen.)
Team
1   Luiz Adriano 20 (1) Shakhtar Donetsk
2   Junior Moraes 19 (4) Metalurh Donetsk
3   Marko Devich(10) 15 Metalist Kharkiv
4   Matheus 13 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
  Dieumerci Mbokani 13 Dynamo Kyiv
  Yevhen Seleznyov 13 (1) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7   Yannick Boli 12 (1) Zorya Luhansk
  Andriy Yarmolenko 12 (2) Dynamo Kyiv
9   Oleksandr Hladkyi 10 Karpaty Lviv
  Oleksiy Antonov 10 (1) Chornomorets Odesa

Notes:

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Maksym Feshchuk
Tavriya Simferopol
Metalurh Zaporizhia
3–1
30 August 2013[77]
  Marko Devich
Metalist Kharkiv
Metalurh Zaporizhia
3–2
29 September 2013[78]
  Facundo Ferreyra
Shakhtar Donetsk
Arsenal Kyiv
7–0
5 October 2013[79]
  Júnior Moraes
Metalurh Donetsk
Vorskla Poltava
4–1
29 November 2013[80]
  Matheus*
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Volyn Lutsk
5–1
15 April 2014[81]
  Cleiton Xavier
Metalist Kharkiv
Karpaty Lviv
4–2
11 May 2014[82]

Notes:

  • (*) Asterisk identifies players who scored four goals (poker).

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month UA-Football Player of the Month
Player Nat Club Link
July Marko Devich   UKR Metalist Kharkiv 3G
August Roman Zozulya   UKR Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2G 1A
September Marko Devich   UKR Metalist Kharkiv 5G
October Yevhen Konoplyanka   UKR Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1G
November Andriy Yarmolenko   UKR Dynamo Kyiv 2G
March Matheus   BRA Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3G 1A
April Júnior Moraes   BRA Metalurh Donetsk 5G
May Yevhen Konoplyanka   UKR Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1G 1A

Season awardsEdit

The laureates of the 2013–14 UPL season were:[83]

Number of teams by regionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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