2016 Belarusian Premier League

The 2016 Belarusian Premier League was the 26th season of top-tier football in Belarus. The season began on 1 April 2016 and concluded on 27 November 2016. BATE Borisov were the defending champions, having won their 12th league title last year; they successfully defended their title this season.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2016
Dates1 April – 27 November 2016
ChampionsBATE Borisov
RelegatedBelshina Bobruisk
Granit Mikashevichi
Champions LeagueBATE Borisov
Europa LeagueDinamo Brest
Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Dinamo Minsk
Matches played240
Goals scored577 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorerMikhail Gordeichuk
Vitali Rodionov
(14 goals each)
Biggest home win
Biggest away winGranit Mikashevichi 0–7 Minsk
(19 November 2016)[5]
Highest scoringSlavia Mozyr 6–2 Minsk
(12 May 2016)[6]
Minsk 6–2 Slavia Mozyr
(16 September 2016)[7]
2015
2017

TeamsEdit

Locations of teams in the 2016 Belarusian Premier League

Three best teams of 2015 First League (Isloch Minsk Raion, Gorodeya and Krumkachy Minsk) were promoted to the league, which was expanded from 14 to 16 clubs.

The last-placed team of 2015 Premier League, Gomel, were relegated.

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2015
BATE Barysaw Borisov Arena 12,896 1
Belshina Babruysk Spartak Stadium 3,700 4
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,060 12
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Traktor Stadium 16,500 2
Gorodeya Haradzeya Gorodeya Stadium 1,600 First League, 2
Granit Mikashevichy Polesye Stadium (Luninets) 3,100 5
Isloch Maladzyechna City Stadium (Molodechno)1 4,800 First League, 1
Krumkachy Minsk FC Minsk Stadium2 3,000 First League, 3
Minsk Minsk FC Minsk Stadium 3,000 6
Naftan Navapolatsk Atlant Stadium 4,500 9
Neman Grodno Neman Stadium 8,500 8
Shakhtyor Salihorsk Stroitel Stadium 4,200 3
Slavia Mazyr Yunost Stadium 5,300 10
Slutsk Slutsk City Stadium 1,896 11
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodzina Torpedo Stadium 3,020 7
Vitebsk Vitebsk Vitebsky CSK 8,100 13

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 30 22 4 4 73 25 +48 70 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 17 8 5 46 20 +26 59 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Dinamo Minsk 30 15 10 5 46 28 +18 55
4 Minsk 30 15 8 7 49 24 +25 53
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 30 13 9 8 47 33 +14 48
6 Vitebsk 30 12 6 12 30 26 +4 42
7 Isloch Minsk Raion 30 11 8 11 33 39 −6 41
8 Dinamo Brest 30 11 7 12 38 38 0 40 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
9 Gorodeya 30 8 14 8 36 39 −3 38
10 Slavia Mozyr 30 9 8 13 33 49 −16 35
11 Krumkachy Minsk 30 9 6 15 24 39 −15 33
12 Slutsk 30 6 12 12 22 34 −12 30
13 Naftan Novopolotsk 30 7 8 15 25 46 −21 29[b]
14 Neman Grodno 30 7 8 15 21 36 −15 29[b]
15 Belshina Bobruisk (R) 30 5 10 15 34 45 −11 25[c] Relegation to the Belarusian First League
16 Granit Mikashevichi (R) 30 5 10 15 20 56 −36 25[c]
Source: BFF (in Russian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 9) Draw.[8]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dinamo Brest qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2016–17 Belarusian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record; Naftan Novopolotsk–Neman Grodno 2–0, Neman Grodno–Naftan Novopolotsk 0–1.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record; Granit Mikashevichi–Belshina Bobruisk 0–4, Belshina Bobruisk–Granit Mikashevichi 1–1.

ResultsEdit

Each team played twice against every other team for a total of 30 matches.

Home \ Away BAT BSH DBR DMI GRD GRA ISL KRU MIN NAF NEM SHA SLA SLU TZH VIT
BATE Borisov 2–1 2–0 3–3 5–0 4–0 4–1 5–0 3–1 4–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0
Belshina Bobruisk 2–3 4–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–1
Dinamo Brest 1–4 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–2 3–0
Dinamo Minsk 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Gorodeya 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 0–2
Granit Mikashevichi 0–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–7 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–3
Isloch Minsk Raion 1–3 2–3 0–3[a] 3–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–0
Krumkachy Minsk 0–3 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–0
Minsk 2–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 6–2 5–2 0–0 1–0
Naftan Novopolotsk 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–2
Neman Grodno 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–3 0–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–2 3–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 4–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 5–1 0–0 3–0 1–0
Slavia Mozyr 2–1 0–2 1–4 1–0 3–3 1–3 2–1 1–0 6–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–4
Slutsk 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 5–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2
Vitebsk 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–1
Source: BFF (in Russian), Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match Isloch v Dinamo Brest originally ended 2–4 and was later changed to 0–3 as a result of match fixing investigation.[9]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1   Vitali Rodionov BATE Borisov 15
  Mikhail Gordeichuk BATE Borisov 15
3   Vadzim Dzemidovich Torpedo Zhodino 12
  Mikalay Yanush Shakhtyor Soligorsk 12
5   Joel Fameyeh Belshina Bobruisk 10
6   Dzyanis Laptsew Slavia Mozyr / Shakhtyor Soligorsk 9
  Roman Volkov Vitebsk 9
8   Valerian Gvilia Minsk / BATE Borisov 8
  Dzmitry Lebedzew Gorodeya 8
  Anton Saroka Gorodeya 8
  Uladzimir Khvashchynski Dinamo Minsk 8
  Nemanja Čović Minsk 8
  Artsyom Salavey Vitebsk 8
  Terentiy Lutsevich Granit Mikashevichi / Torpedo Zhodino 8

Updated to games played on 27 November 2016
Source: football.by

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BATE VS. KRUMKACHY 5 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "TORPEDO BELAZ VS. GRANIT 5 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ "DINAMO MINSK VS. GRANIT 5 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "BATE VS. GORODEYA 5 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "GRANIT VS. MINSK 0 - 7". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "SLAVIA VS. MINSK 6 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ "MINSK VS. SLAVIA 6 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Регламенты соревнований - Регламентирующие документы АБФФ на сезон 2016 года" [The regulations of the competition - Regulatory documents ABFF for season 2016] (in Russian). Football Federation of Belarus. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  9. ^ ABFF Disciplinary Committee decisions

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