2020 Belarusian Premier League

The 2020 Belarusian Premier League is the 30th season of top-tier football in Belarus. Dynamo Brest are the defending champions, having won their first league title last year.

Belarusian Premier League
Season2020
Dates19 March – 5 December 2020
Matches played86
Goals scored213 (2.48 per match)
Top goalscorerGegham Kadymyan
Jasurbek Yakhshiboev
(7 goals each)
Biggest home winShakhtyor 4–0 Isloch
(3 May 2020)
Shakhtyor 4–0 Belshina
(22 May 2020)
Biggest away winMinsk 0–3 BATE
(12 April 2020)
Minsk 2–5 Torpedo-BelAZ
(2 May 2020)
Belshina 0–3 Dynamo Brest
(3 May 2020)
Highest scoringSmolevichi 3–5 BATE
(10 May 2020)
Longest winning run6 matches
BATE
(Rounds 6–11)
Longest unbeaten run9 matches
BATE
(Rounds 3–11)
Longest winless run11 matches
Belshina
(Rounds 1–11)
Longest losing run3 matches
Belshina
(Rounds 1–3 and 6–8)
Minsk
(Rounds 3–5)
Energetik-BGU
(Rounds 4–6)
Smolevichi
(Rounds 6–8)
Isloch
(Rounds 9–11)
2019
2021 →
All statistics correct as of 1 June 2020.

By late March 2020, it was the only European top-flight league being contested, as all others were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic; games were played with crowds. As a result, this led to substantially increased viewership from all over the world, due to sporting inactivity elsewhere.[1][2][3]

TeamsEdit

The 15th-placed team of the last season Gomel relegated to the 2020 Belarusian First League. Torpedo Minsk were excluded from the league halfway through the last season and will not play in any league in 2020. Gomel and Torpedo were replaced by two best teams of 2019 Belarusian First League (Belshina Bobruisk and Smolevichi).

14-placed team of the last season (Dnyapro Mogilev) were relegated after they lost relegation/promotion playoffs against First League third-placed team Rukh Brest (who were promoted to replace Dnyapro).

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2019
BATE Borisov Borisov Arena 12,896 2nd
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak Stadium 3,700 1st (First League)
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,060 1st
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo Stadium 22,000 4th
Energetik-BGU Minsk RCOR-BGU Stadium 1,500 12th
Gorodeya Gorodeya Gorodeya Stadium 1,625 7th
Isloch Minsk Raion FC Minsk Stadium 3,000 5th
Minsk Minsk FC Minsk Stadium 3,000 10th
Neman Grodno Neman Stadium 8,500 9th
Rukh Brest Yunost Stadium 2,310 3rd (First League)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel Stadium 4,200 3rd
Slavia Mozyr Yunost Stadium 5,300 8th
Slutsk Slutsk City Stadium 1,896 11th
Smolevichi Smolevichi Ozyorny Stadium 1,600 2nd (First League)
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Torpedo Stadium 3,020 6th
Vitebsk Vitebsk Vitebsky CSK 8,100 13th

PersonnelEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor (Chest)
BATE Borisov   Kirill Alshevsky   Ihar Stasevich Adidas Minsk Tractor Works
Belshina Bobruisk   Eduard Gradoboyev   Sergey Turanok Joma Belshina
Dynamo Brest   Syarhey Kavalchuk   Aleh Veratsila Joma Belavia
Dinamo Minsk   Leonid Kuchuk   Edhar Alyakhnovich Saller None
Energetik-BGU   Vladimir Belyavskiy   Aleksey Nosko Nike Belenergo
Gorodeya   Oleg Radushko   Kiril Pavlyuchek Macron Gorodeya Sugar Refinery
Isloch Minsk Raion   Vitaly Zhukovsky   Dzmitry Kamarowski Joma Hyundai
Minsk   Andrey Razin   Syarhey Vyeramko Macron TASK Insurance
Neman Grodno   Igor Kovalevich   Valery Zhukowski Saller None
Rukh Brest   Aleksandr Sednyov   Sergey Tikhonovsky Erreà Belgosstrakh
Shakhtyor Soligorsk   Yuriy Vernydub   Alyaksandr Hutar Jako Belaruskali
Slavia Mozyr   Mihail Martsinovich   Dzyanis Kavalewski Joma Mozyr Oil Refinery
Slutsk   Vitaliy Pavlov   Igor Bobko Hummel None
Smolevichi   Aleksandr Brazevich   Eduard Zhevnerov Joma None
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino   Yuri Puntus   Andrey Khachaturyan Adidas BelAZ
Vitebsk   Sergey Yasinsky   Artsyom Skitaw Nike None

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Dinamo Minsk   Sergei Gurenko[4] Mutual consent 20 April 2020 12th   Leonid Kuchuk[5] 22 April 2020

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov 11 8 1 2 23 10 +13 25 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Energetik-BGU Minsk 11 7 1 3 17 13 +4 22 Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round
3 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 11 6 3 2 15 9 +6 21[a]
4 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 11 6 3 2 16 3 +13 21[a]
5 Slutsk 11 5 2 4 16 16 0 17
6 Dynamo Brest 11 5 1 5 17 14 +3 16
7 Isloch Minsk Raion 11 5 0 6 12 16 −4 15[b]
8 Slavia Mozyr 11 4 3 4 14 17 −3 15[b]
9 Rukh Brest 11 3 5 3 9 10 −1 14[c]
10 Neman Grodno 10 4 2 4 14 12 +2 14[c]
11 Vitebsk 11 3 5 3 11 13 −2 14[c]
12 Minsk 9 4 1 4 13 16 −3 13[d]
13 Dinamo Minsk 11 4 1 6 13 12 +1 13[d]
14 Gorodeya 11 3 3 5 7 13 −6 12 Qualification to relegation play-offs
15 Smolevichi 10 0 4 6 7 16 −9 4 Relegation to the Belarusian First League
16 Belshina Bobruisk 11 0 3 8 9 23 −14 3
Updated to match(es) played on 1 June 2020. Source: football.by
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Topredo-BelAZ Zhodino 3pts, Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0pts.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Isloch Minsk Raion 3pts, Slavia Mozyr 0pts.
  3. ^ a b c Head-to-head points (GD): Rukh Brest 3pts (+2), Neman Grodno 3pts (0), Vitebsk 0pts (-2).
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Minsk 3pts, Dinamo Minsk 0pts.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Each team plays home-and-away once against every other team for a total of 30 matches played each.

Home \ Away BAT BSH DBR DMI ENE GRD ISL FCM NEM RUH SHA SLA SLU SML TZH VIT
BATE Borisov 27 Jun 1–0 3–1 1–0 14 Jun 3–0 0–0
Belshina Bobruisk 21 Jun 0–3 7 Jun 0–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1
Dynamo Brest 1–3 2–1 20 Jun 3–1 6 Jun 0–2 1–2 1–1
Dinamo Minsk 20 Jun 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 13 Jun 1–2 2–0
Energetik-BGU Minsk 3–1 14 Jun 2–1 0–1 2–0 26 Jun 3–3
Gorodeya 0–2 1–0 28 Jun 1–1 0–2 0–2 12 Jun
Isloch Minsk Raion 2–1 1–2 1–0 6 Jun 2–1 2–3 1–0 20 Jun 2–0
Minsk 0–3 3–2 12 Jun 15 May 27 Jun 1–0 2–5
Neman Grodno 1–1 27 Jun 3–0 2–4 13 Jun 3–1 2–0
Rukh Brest 28 Jun 1–4 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 14 Jun
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 4–0 7 Jun 4–0 0–0 21 Jun 2–0 1–2 0–1
Slavia Mozyr 2–1 1–1 1–3 6 Jun 0–0 19 Jun 0–0
Slutsk 3–2 0–1 1–2 19 Jun 1–1 3–1 6 Jun 1–1
Smolevichi 3–5 1–3 0–2 5 Jun 23 May 0–0 26 Jun 0–1
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 1–0 13 Jun 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 28 Jun
Vitebsk 7 Jun 1–0 1–1 1–0 21 Jun 0–0 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 1 June 2020. Source: Football Federation of Belarus (in Russian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Updated to games played on 1 June 2020
Source: football.by

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1.   Gegham Kadymyan Neman Grodno 7
  Jasurbek Yakhshiboev Energetik-BGU
3.   Uladzimir Khvashchynski Minsk 5
  Vitaly Lisakovich Shakhytor Soligorsk
  Nemanja Milić BATE Borisov
  Ion Nicolaescu Vitebsk
7.   Ivan Bakhar Dinamo Minsk 4
  Umar Bala Slutsk
  Stanislaw Drahun BATE Borisov
  Valery Gorbachik Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
  Pavel Nyakhaychyk BATE Borisov
  Dzmitry Padstrelaw Shakhytor Soligorsk
  Yevgeniy Shikavka Dinamo Minsk
  Momo Yansane Isloch Minsk Raion

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Valery Gorbachik Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino FC Minsk 5–2 (A)[6] 2 May 2020

DisciplinaryEdit

Most yellow cards: (6)

Most red cards: (2)

AwardsEdit

Weekly awardsEdit

Player of the WeekEdit

Week Player Club Reference
1   Jasurbek Yakhshiboev Energetik-BGU [7]
2   Nikita Melnikov Slavia Mozyr [8]
3   Mikhail Baranovsky Slavia Mozyr [9]
4   Gabriel Ramos Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino [10]
5   Barys Pankrataw Slutsk [11]
6   Ivan Bakhar Dinamo Minsk [12]
7   Valery Gorbachik Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino [13]
8   Ihar Stasevich BATE Borisov [14]
9   Lipe Veloso Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino [15]
10   Dzmitry Padstrelaw Shakhtyor Soligorsk [16]
11   Pavel Savitski Dynamo Brest [17]

Goal of the WeekEdit

Week Player Club Reference
1   Momo Yansane Isloch Minsk Raion [18]
2   Gegham Kadymyan Neman Grodno [19]
3   Yevgeniy Klopotskiy Vitebsk [20]
4   Gegham Kadymyan Neman Grodno [21]
5   Pavel Sedko Rukh Brest [22]
6   Vladislav Zhuk Slavia Mozyr [23]
7   Vitaly Lisakovich Shakhtyor Soligorsk [24]
8   Gegham Kadymyan Neman Grodno [25]
9   Vitaly Lisakovich Shakhtyor Soligorsk [26]
10   Dzmitry Padstrelaw Shakhtyor Soligorsk [27]
11   Anatol Makaraw Smolevichi [28]

Monthly awardsEdit

Manager of the MonthEdit

Month Manager Club Reference
April   Vitaliy Pavlov Slutsk [29]

Goal of the MonthEdit

Month Player Club Reference
April   Vladislav Zhuk Slavia Mozyr [30]
May   Gegham Kadymyan Neman Grodno [31]

Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player Club Reference
April   Gabriel Ramos Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino [32]

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