2004–05 Ukrainian First League
The 2004–05 Ukrainian First League was the 14th since its establishment. Eighteen teams competed in the competition.
|Promoted||Stal Alchevsk |
|Relegated||Nafkom Brovary |
|Top goalscorer||16 - Oleksandr Aliyev (Dynamo-2)|
Roman Pakholiuk (Nyva)
The competition began on July 17, 2004 with six matches. The competition had a winter break and resumed March 19, 2005.
Two clubs promoted from the 2003-04 Ukrainian Second League.
- Group A
- FC Hazovyk-Skala Stryi – champion (debut)
- Group B
- FC Dynamo-Ihroservis Simferopol – champion (debut)
- Group C
- FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk – champion (debut)
One club was relegated from the 2003-04 Ukrainian Top League:
- FC Karpaty Lviv – 15th place (debut)
- Before the start of season, FC Krasyliv-Obolon Krasyliv merged with lower league FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi and changed its name to FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, while the lower league clubs was dissolved.
- Before the start of season, FC Nafkom-Akademia Irpin was relocated and changed its name to FC Nafkom Brovary.
- Before the start of season, FC Naftovyk Okhtyrka changed its name to FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka.
- At the end of season, FC Spartak-Horobyna Sumy changed its name to FC Spartak Sumy.
In 2004-05 season, the Ukrainian First League consists of the following teams:
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Stal Alchevsk (C, P)||34||22||11||1||60||24||+36||77||Promoted to Vyshcha Liha|
|2||Arsenal Kharkiv (P)||34||23||4||7||47||24||+23||73|
|5||Nyva Vinnytsia (D)||34||15||8||11||49||38||+11||53||Dissolved|
|16||Nafkom Brovary (R)||34||9||10||15||26||38||−12||37||Relegated to Second League|
|18||Polissya Zhytomir (D)||34||0||2||32||5||39||−34||2||Dissolved|
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- FC Polissya Zhytomyr became insolvent during the mid season winter break and the UFF awarded technical victories against them in the second half of the season.
|Persha Liha 2004-05 Winners|
|FC Stal Alchevsk|
Statistics are taken from here.
|Roman Pakholiuk||Nyva Vinnytsia|
|Oleksandr Aliyev||Dynamo-2 Kyiv|
|Petro Kondratiuk||Nyva Vinnytsia|
|Maksym Feschuk||Karpaty Lviv|
|Vladyslav Holopyorov||Shakhtar-2 Donetsk|
|Oleksiy Yakymenko||Zoria Luhansk|
|Serhiy Sernetskyi||Stal Alchevsk|
|Ara Hakobyan||Stal D. / Stal A.|
|Oleksiy Hryshchenko||Dynamo-Ihroservis Simferopol|
|Andriy Danayev||Stal Alchevsk|
- Statistics (in Russian)