The 2022 Belarusian Premier League was the 32nd season of top-tier football in Belarus. Shakhtyor Soligorsk defended their championship winning the fourth league title in club history. The title was subsequently stripped on May 11, 2023 following a match-fixing scandal.
|Dates||18 March – 12 November 2022|
|Champions League||BATE Borisov|
|Conference League||Dinamo Minsk|
|Goals scored||615 (2.56 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bobur Abdikholikov|
|Biggest home win||Energetik-BGU Minsk 5–0 Slavia Mozyr|
(29 May 2022)
Minsk 5–0 Slavia Mozyr
(18 October 2022)
Slavia Mozyr 5–0 Dnepr Mogilev
(12 November 2022)
|Biggest away win||Dnepr Mogilev 0–7 Shakhtyor Soligorsk|
(15 August 2022)
|Highest scoring||Dynamo Brest 4–4 Vitebsk|
(29 October 2022)
|Longest winning run||6 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||15 matches|
|Longest winless run||12 matches|
|Longest losing run||9 matches|
2023 →All statistics correct as of 12 November 2022.
The 15th-placed team of the last season Smorgon was relegated to the 2022 Belarusian First League, ending their one-year stay in the top division. Sputnik Rechitsa were excluded from the league halfway through the last season and will not play in any league in 2022. Smorgon and Sputnik were replaced by two best teams of 2021 Belarusian First League (Arsenal Dzerzhinsk, promoted to the top-flight for the first time in their history and Belshina Bobruisk, promoted after a one-year absence).
On 28 February 2022 Rukh Brest withdrew from the league, citing financial troubles caused by international sanctions upon club's owner Alexander Zaytsev and an undisclosed Russian company co-owning the club. A few days later they were replaced by Dnepr Mogilev (5th-placed team of last year's First League season).
|Team||Location||Venue||Capacity||Position in 2021|
|Arsenal||Dzerzhinsk||Gorodeya Stadium (Gorodeya)||1,625||1st (First League)|
|Belshina||Bobruisk||Spartak Stadium||3,700||2nd (First League)|
|Dinamo Brest||Brest||OSK Brestsky||10,060||6th|
|Dinamo Minsk||Minsk||Dinamo Stadium||22,000||3rd|
|Dnepr||Mogilev||Spartak Stadium||7,350||5th (First League)|
|Isloch||Minsk Raion||FC Minsk Stadium||3,000||10th|
|Minsk||Minsk||FC Minsk Stadium||3,000||12th|
League table edit
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||30||20||5||5||55||17||+38||65||Excluded from European Competitions[a]|
|3||BATE Borisov||30||16||11||3||51||21||+30||59||Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round[a]|
|4||Dinamo Minsk||30||16||11||3||50||25||+25||59||Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round[a]|
|5||Isloch Minsk Raion||30||16||6||8||51||33||+18||54||Excluded from European Competitions[a]|
|8||Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino||30||11||10||9||35||32||+3||43||Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round[b]|
|9||Neman Grodno||30||9||13||8||39||36||+3||40||Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round[a]|
|14||Arsenal Dzerzhinsk (R)||30||5||8||17||18||42||−24||23||Qualification to relegation play-offs|
|15||Vitebsk (R)||30||4||10||16||28||49||−21||22||Relegation to the Belarusian First League|
|16||Dnepr Mogilev (R)||30||3||3||24||21||73||−52||12|
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.
- Shakhtyor Soligorsk and Energetik-BGU Minsk were both found guilty of match-fixing by the Football Federation of Belarus and were denied UEFA licenses. As a result, the Champions league spot reserved to the first-placed team was awarded to the third-placed team (BATE Borisov), and the Europa Conference League spots reserved to the second and third-placed teams were awarded to the fourth and fifth-placed teams (Dinamo Minsk and Isloch Minsk Raion). Isloch Minsk Raion were later denied entry to the Europa Conference League due to the organization of match-fixing in 2016 (according to the UEFA regulations, a club can be suspended from European competitions due to the organization of match-fixing, regardless of the time). FC Gomel and FC Minsk did not apply for UEFA licences, and were therefore excluded, so the final Europa Conference League place was awarded to ninth-placed Neman Grodno.
- Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino qualified to the Europa Conference League as Cup Winners.
Each team plays home-and-away once against every other team for a total of 30 matches played each.
Relegation play-offs edit
The 14th-place finisher of this season (Arsenal Dzerzhinsk) plays a two-legged relegation play-off against the third-placed team of the 2022 Belarusian First League (Rogachev) for a spot in the 2023 Premier League.
Rogachev won 5–4 on aggregate.
Top scorers edit
- As of 12 November 2022
Weekly awards edit
Player of the Week edit
|Player of The Week|
|1||Dmitry Bessmertny||Bate Borisov|
|2||Bobur Abdikholikov||Energetik-BGU Minsk|
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- Official website (in Russian)