1992 Vyshcha Liha

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1992 Vyshcha Liha (Ukrainian: Чемпіонат серед команд вищої ліги) was the first football championship organized in Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and officially recognized by the UEFA. The last Soviet season finished in fall of 1991.

Vyshcha Liha
Season1992
ChampionsSC Tavriya Simferopol
RelegatedNyva V., Evis, Temp, Naftovyk, Prykarpattia, SKA Odessa
Champions LeagueTavriya Simferopol
Cup Winners' CupChornomorets Odessa
UEFA CupDynamo Kyiv
Matches played182
Goals scored403 (2.21 per match)
Top goalscorer(12) Yuriy Hudymenko (Tavriya)
Biggest home winTavriya 6–0 Temp
Chornomorets 6–0 Nyva V.
Biggest away winEvis 1–6 Shakhtar
Highest scoringDnipro 4–3 SKA Odessa
Evis 1–6 Shakhtar
Highest attendance20,000 VolynDynamo
20,000 Nyva T.Dynamo
Lowest attendance280 DynamoNyva T.
1991

The Football Federation of Ukraine when organizing the competition decided to shift its calendar to synchronize it with one common in Europe "fall-spring" and organized a short championship.

Teams and organizationEdit

League's formation and issuesEdit

CompositionEdit

The league and its calendar were adopted at the FFU Executive Committee session on 10 September 1991[1] with the ongoing 1991 season of the All-Soviet football competitions. It was established that the new league will consist of 20 teams divided in two groups.[1] Six clubs (last three from each group) were set to be relegated and replaced with two best from the First League, thus reducing the league for the next season to 16. Winners of both groups were to play against one another for the national title. The league's final was originally planned to consist of two games (home and away), but later due to scheduling of the Ukraine national football team's games it was changed to one on a neutral field.[1]

To the league were included all Ukrainian clubs of the 1991 Soviet Top and First leagues (8 clubs), nine of eleven Ukrainian clubs out the 1991 Soviet Second League (all of them competed in the west zone), the two best teams of the 1991 Soviet Second (lower) League and the winner of the Ukrainian Cup.[1] The FFU president Viktor Bannikov was against to include the Ukrainian Cup winner into the top league.[1]

There were opponents of organization of the championship among the most notable was FC Metalurh Zaporizhia.[1] The FC Metalist Kharkiv was against with the condition if they would be relegated from the 1991 Soviet Top League.[1] Also against the championship was Yevhen Kucherevskyi[1] (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, one of few Ukrainian coaches who managed to win the Soviet Top League).

There were plenty of alternative proposition on the composition and the season's calendar among which from the president of Prykarpattia Anatoliy Revutskyi and the head coach of Temp Ishtvan Sekech.[1]

CalendarEdit

The championship started on March 6, about a month later after the qualification rounds of another national tournament, the first edition of Ukrainian Cup. The first half of the season was scheduled to finish on April 19 with the second one to resume on April 25 (6 days intermission). The last round was to be played on June 17.

Considering such a schedule and the fact that the Ukrainian Cup competition was on the way simultaneously, the Ukrainian clubs had to forfeit their scheduled games in the Soviet Cup competition. In addition to that Dynamo Kyiv also participated in the Champions League competition which ended for Dynamo only on April 15. Each team this season had at least two games scheduled every week on average.

Considering other official games (outside of the league), FC Torpedo Zaporizhia and FC Dynamo Kyiv has played the record of 26 games from February 18 through June 21 and the most among the other clubs in the League.

Location of teamsEdit

Locations of teams home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 1992

Qualified teamsEdit

Team League and position in 1991[1] Coach Replaced coach
Chornomorets Odessa Soviet Top League 4 Viktor Prokopenko
Dynamo Kyiv 5 Anatoliy Puzach
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9 Mykola Pavlov Yevhen Kucherevsky
Shakhtar Donetsk 12 Valery Yaremchenko
Metalurh Zaporizhia 13 Ihor Nadein
Metalist Kharkiv 15 Leonid Tkachenko
Bukovyna Chernivtsi Soviet First League 5 Yukhym Shkolnykov
Tavriya Simferopol 6 Anatoliy Zayaev
Karpaty Lviv Soviet Second League, West 1 Stepan Yurchyshyn
Zorya-MALS Luhansk 2 Anatoliy Kuksov
Nyva Ternopil 4 Leonid Koltun
Nyva Vinnytsia 5 Valery Petrov Vyacheslav Hrozny
Torpedo Zaporizhia 7 Yevhen Lemeshko
Volyn Lutsk 8 Myron Markevych
SC Odessa 10 Serhiy Marusyn
Kremin Kremenchuk 13 Volodymyr Lozynskyi
Evis Mykolaiv 15 Ivan Balan
Naftovyk Okhtyrka Soviet Second League B, Zone 1
Championship of the Ukrainian SSR
1 Valery Dushkov
Prykarpattya 2 Yuriy Shuliatytskyi Ivan Krasnetskyi
Temp Shepetivka Soviet Second League B, Zone 1
Winner of Cup of the Ukrainian SSR
9 Ishtvan Sekech

Note:

Clubs' name changesEdit

  • Zorya-MALS Luhansk before the season carried name Zorya Luhansk. Name extension was provided for sponsorship reasons.
  • Evis Mykolaiv before the season carried name Sudnobudivnyk Mykolaiv.
  • SC Odessa changed its name from SKA Odessa on May 5, 1992, due to restructuring of the Odessa Military District and Armed Forces of Ukraine.

StadiumsEdit

Rank Stadium Club Capacity Highest
Attendance
Notes
1 Republican Stadium Dynamo Kyiv 100,000 5,000 Round 8 (Zorya-MALS)
2 Metalist Stadium Metalist Kharkiv 38,633 7,000 Round 15 (Dnipro)
3 Black Sea Shipping Central Stadium Chornomorets 34,362 9,500 Round 15 (Tavriya)
4 Shakhtar Stadium Shakhtar Donetsk 31,718 4,300 Round 20 (Tavriya)
5 Ukraina Stadium Karpaty Lviv 28,051 13,000 Round 3 (Tavriya)
Tavriya Simferopol 36,000 Final (Dynamo)
6 Central City Stadium Evis Mykolaiv 25,175 15,000 Round 4 (Chornomorets)
7 Meteor Stadium Dnipro 24,381 6,000 Round 13 (Dynamo)
8 Lokomotyv Stadium Nyva Vinnytsia 24,000 10,000 Round 17 (Shakhtar)
9 Avanhard Stadium Zorya-MALS 22,320 17,200 Round 14 (Dynamo)
10 Lokomotiv Stadium Tavriya Simferopol 19,978 3,500 Round 17 (Karpaty)
11 Dynamo Stadium Dynamo Kyiv 16,873 2,500 Round 17 (SC Odessa) as home ground in Round 12 and 17
12 AutoZAZ Stadium Torpedo Zaporizhia 15,000 5,000 Round 10 (Chornomorets)
13 City Stadium Nyva Ternopil 12,750 20,000 Round 10 (Dynamo)
14 Bukovyna Stadium Bukovyna Chernivtsi 12,000 14,000 Round 6 (Dynamo)
15 Metalurh Central Stadium Metalurh Zaporizhia 11,983 8,000 Round 1 (Shakhtar)
Dnipro 3,000 Playoff (Shakhtar)
16 Dnipro Stadium Kremin Kremenchuk 11,300 13,000 Round 14 (Chornomorets)
17 Avanhard Stadium Volyn Lutsk 10,792 20,000 Round 9 (Dynamo)
18 Elektron Stadium Prykarpattya 15,000 Round 5 (Dynamo)
19 Naftovyk Stadium Naftovyk Okhtyrka 5,256 4,500 Round 16 (Dnipro)
20 SKA Stadium SC Odessa 6,000 Round 4 (Dynamo)
21 Temp Stadium Temp Shepetivka 10,000 Round 8 (Shakhtar)

Managerial changesEdit

Managerial changes approximated

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
FC Nyva Ternopil  Mykhailo Dunets Pre season  Leonid Koltun Pre season
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  Yevhen Kucherevskyi March 10, 1992 1st  Mykola Pavlov March 10, 1992 1st
FC Nyva Vinnytsia  Vyacheslav Hrozny March 28, 1992 10th  Valery Petrov March 28, 1992 10th
FC Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk  Ivan Krasnetskyi April 1992 9th  Yuriy Shuliatytskyi April 1992 9th

First stageEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Tavriya SimferopolDynamo KyivChornomorets Odessa 

Group A final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tavriya Simferopol (C) 18 11 6 1 30 9 +21 28 qualified for Final playoff
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 18 10 6 2 31 10 +21 26 qualified for 3rd place playoff
3 Chornomorets Odesa 18 9 7 2 30 12 +18 25 CWC Qualifying Round
4 Torpedo Zaporizhya 18 6 7 5 21 16 +5 19
5 Metalurh Zaporizhya 18 6 6 6 20 19 +1 18
6 Karpaty Lviv 18 5 6 7 15 18 −3 16
7 Kremin Kremenchuk 18 4 8 6 17 23 −6 16
8 Nyva Vinnytsia (R) 18 5 4 9 18 33 −15 14 Relegated to Persha Liha
9 Evis Mykolaiv (R) 18 3 4 11 12 29 −17 10
10 Temp Shepetivka (R) 18 2 4 12 9 34 −25 8
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920
Chornomorets Odesa61335523332222222233
MFC Mykolaiv23567897898888889999
Kremin Kremenchuk24676666666666666667
Karpaty Lviv45889988787777777776
Metalurh Zaporizhya78453334543344444445
Nyva-V Vinnytsia89101010101010101010101091098888
Shakhtar Donetsk56212242224433333322
Tavriya Simferopol12121111111111111111
Temp Shepetivka810998779979991091010101010
Torpedo Zaporizhia107744455455555555554
Source: Aleksey Kobyzev's Web-Site (in Russian)

Group B final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv 18 13 4 1 31 13 +18 30 UC 1st Round
2 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 18 10 3 5 26 15 +11 23 qualified for 3rd place playoff
3 Metalist Kharkiv 18 8 5 5 21 16 +5 21
4 Nyva Ternopil 18 8 5 5 16 12 +4 21
5 Volyn Lutsk 18 8 2 8 24 21 +3 18
6 Bukovyna Chernivtsi 18 7 4 7 17 16 +1 18
7 Zorya-MALS Luhansk 18 6 5 7 23 23 0 17
8 Naftovyk Okhtyrka (R) 18 5 3 10 12 28 −16 13 Relegated to Persha Liha
9 Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk (R) 18 3 6 9 9 18 −9 12
10 Odesa (R) 18 3 1 14 15 32 −17 7
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference
(R) Relegated.
Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920
Bukovyna Chernivtsi21121112223222453456
Dnipro14777454532233222222
Dynamo Kyiv22312221111111111111
Metalist Kharkiv73233533354466634333
Naftovyk Okhtyrka45666885646788888988
Nyva Ternopil77444667485655345544
Odesa9109910101010101010101010101010101010
Ivano-Frankivsk56888778999999999899
Volyn Lutsk57544346778544566765
Zoria Luhansk1099109999867877777677
Source: Aleksey Kobyzev's Web-Site (in Russian)

Note:

  • In bold are the participants of the 1992 Ukrainian Cup Final.

Second stageEdit

Championship playoffEdit

SC Tavriya Simferopol1 – 0FC Dynamo Kyiv
Shevchenko   75' Report
Attendance: 36,000[2]
Referee: Pianykh (Donetsk), (FIFA)

Third place playoffEdit

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3 – 2Shakhtar Donetsk
Tyshchenko   19'
Konovalov   38', 74'
Report Bielichenko   51'
Atelkin   80'
Attendance: 3,000

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
(Pen.)
1   Yuriy Hudymenko Tavriya Simferopol 12
2   Timerlan Huseinov Zorya-MALS Luhansk 11
3   Serhiy Rebrov Shakhtar Donetsk 10
  Ivan Hetsko Chornomorets Odessa 10 (6)
5   Oleksandr Zayats Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 9 (3)
6   Serhiy Shevchenko Tavriya Simferopol 8 (2)
7   Yuriy Hrytsyna Dynamo Kyiv 7
  Ivan Korponay Kremin Kremenchuk 7
  Serhiy Husyev Chornomorets Odessa 7 (1)
  Oleh Salenko Dynamo Kyiv 7 (3)

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Ivan Hetsko
Chornomorets Odessa
Nyva Vinnytsia
6–0
4 April 1992[3]
  Pavlo Shkapenko
Metalurh Zaporizhia
Nyva Vinnytsia
4–1
28 April 1992[4]
  Serhiy Rebrov
Shakhtar Donetsk
Evis Mykolaiv
1–6
3 June 1992[5]
  Yuriy Hudymenko*
Tavriya Simferopol
Temp Shepetivka
6–0
9 June 1992[6]
  Yuriy Hrytsyna
Dynamo Kyiv
Naftovyk Okhtyrka
1–3
17 June 1992[7]

Notes:

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

GoalkeepersEdit

Only considered players that participated in at least in five games (25+ percent) of the season.

# Goalkeeper Team GP Record GA GAA
1   Oleh Kolesov Tavriya Simferopol 19 12-6-1 9 0.47
2   Aleksandr Zhydkov Nyva Vinnytsia 6 3-2-1 3 0.50
3   Oleh Suslov Chornomorets Odessa 11 6-4-1 6 0.55
4   Dmytro Shutkov Shakhtar Donetsk 19 10-6-3 13 0.68
5   Valdemaras Martinkėnas Dynamo Kyiv 10 5-4-1 7 0.70
# Goalkeeper Team GP Wins
1   Oleh Kolesov Tavriya Simferopol 19 12
2   Valeriy Horodov Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 19 11
3   Dmytro Shutkov Shakhtar Donetsk 19 10
4   Ihor Kutepov Dynamo Kyiv 9 8
  Oleksandr Pomazun Metalist Kharkiv 17 8
  Mykhailo Burch Volyn Lutsk 17 8

Number of teams by regionEdit

Number Region Team(s)
2   Odessa Oblast Chornomorets and Odesa
  Zaporizhia Oblast Metalurh and Torpedo
1   Chernivtsi Oblast Bukovyna
  Crimea Tavriya
  Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Dnipro
  Donetsk Oblast Shakhtar
  Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Prykarpattia
  Kharkiv Oblast Metalist
  Khmelnytskyi Oblast Temp
  Kiev Dynamo
  Lviv Oblast Karpaty
  Luhansk Oblast Zorya
  Mykolaiv Oblast Evis
  Poltava Oblast Kremin
  Sumy Oblast Naftovyk
  Ternopil Oblast Nyva T.
  Vinnytsia Oblast Nyva V.
  Volyn Oblast Volyn

Medal squadsEdit

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

1. SC Tavria Simferopol
Goalkeepers: Oleh Kolesov (19 / -9),   Dmitriy Gulenkov (1).

Defenders: Mykola Turchynenko (19), Oleksandr Holovko (18), Ihor Volkov (17 / 1),   Vidmantas Vyšniauskas (15),   Yuriy Getikov (14), Sefer Alibayev (9), Serhiy Voronezhsky (7),   Dmitriy Smirnov (5).
Midfielders: Andriy Oparin (19 / 1), Vladislav Novikov (18 / 1), Yuriy Mikhailus (2), Oleksandr Kundenok (2), Serhiy Yesin (1).
Forwards:   Sergei Gladyshev (19 / 6), Yuriy Hudymenko (18 / 12), Serhiy Shevchenko (18 / 8),   Sergey Andreev (15 / 2), Toliat Sheykhametov (7),   Marat Mulashev (2).

Manager: Anatoliy Zayayev.

Transferred out during the season: Marat Mulashev (to   Rubin Kazan), Oleksandr Kundenok (to Polissya Zhytomyr).

2. FC Dynamo Kyiv
Goalkeepers:   Valdemaras Martinkėnas (10 / -7), Ihor Kutepov (9 / -7).

Defenders: Andriy Annenkov (17), Serhiy Zayets (15 / 1), Anatoliy Bezsmertny (14), Oleh Luzhny (13 / 2), Serhiy Shmatovalenko (9), Akhrik Tsveyba (9),   Gintaras Kvitkauskas (6),   Ervand Sukiasian (5 / 2),   Andrey Aleksanenkov (2).
Midfielders: Volodymyr Sharan (19 / 2), Yuriy Moroz (19), Stepan Betsa (14 / 1), Pavlo Yakovenko (12 / 1), Oleh Volotek (11 / 2), Serhiy Kovalets (12 / 1).
Forwards: Oleh Salenko (16 / 7), Yuriy Hritsyna (13 / 7), Oleh Matveyev (10 / 1),   Valeriy Yesipov (6), Viktor Leonenko (5 / 3).

Manager: Anatoliy Puzach.

Transferred out during the season: ?.

3. FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Goalkeepers: Valeriy Horodov (19 / -17), Mykola Medin.

Defenders: Serhiy Diriavka (17), Volodymyr Horily (17), Volodymyr Bahmut (14 / 3), Serhiy Bezhenar (9 / 2), Serhiy Mamchur (9), Andriy Yudin (8).
Midfielders: Andriy Polunin (17 / 2),   Oleksandr Zakharov (17 / 2), Yevhen Pokhlebayev (16), Oleksiy Sasko (16), Yuriy Maksymov (14 / 3), Vadym Tyshchenko (13 / 2), Dmytro Mykhailenko (1), Oleksandr Omelchuk (1).
Forwards: Valentyn Moskvin (19 / 3), Serhiy Konovalov (14 / 5), Serhiy Dumenko (7 / 4), Oleksandr Palianytsia (7 / 1),   Vladimir Lebed (7 / 1), Oleksandr Tiehayev (2).

Manager: Yevhen Kucherevsky (until March 15 (3 games)), Mykola Pavlov (since March 15 (15 games)).

Transferred out during the season:   Vladimir Lebed (to Krystal Kherson).

Note: Players in italic are whose playing position is uncertain.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mylenko, V. First steps in Ukrainian club football (Первые шаги украинского клубного футбола). Football.ua. 26 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Historical protocol" (in Russian). Kobyzev, Aleksey. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  3. ^ "Hat-tricks". uafootball.net. 4 April 1992. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Hat-tricks". uafootball.net. 28 April 1992. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Hat-tricks". uafootball.net. 3 June 1992. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Hat-tricks". uafootball.net. 9 June 1992. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Hat-tricks". uafootball.net. 17 June 1992. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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