2002–03 Vyshcha Liha

The 2002–03 Vyshcha Liha season was the 12th since its establishment. FC Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions.

Vyshcha Liha
Season2002–03
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedMetalist Kharkiv
Oleksandriia
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Matches played240
Top goalscorer(22) Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo Kyiv)
Biggest home winDynamo - Vorskla 8:0
Biggest away winMetalurh Zp - Arsenal 0:5
Highest scoringArsenal - Volyn 8:1
Volyn - Dnipro 4:5

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

RenamedEdit

  • On 22 July 2002 SC Volyn-1 Lutsk changed its name to FC Volyn Lutsk.
  • 17 December 2002 FC Metalurh Mariupol changed its name to FC Illichivets Mariupol.
  • 25 February 2003 FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya changed its name to FC Oleksandriya.

LocationEdit

Locations of teams home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 1996-97

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv (C) 30 23 4 3 66 20 +46 73 CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 22 4 4 61 24 +37 70 CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3 Metalurh Donetsk 30 18 6 6 44 26 +18 60 UC 1st Round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 18 5 7 48 27 +21 59 UC Qualifying Round
5 Arsenal Kyiv 30 16 8 6 49 24 +25 56
6 Volyn Lutsk 30 12 5 13 37 44 −7 41
7 Karpaty Lviv 30 9 9 12 29 37 −8 36
8 Chornomorets Odessa 30 10 4 16 31 45 −14 34
9 Tavriya Simferopol 30 9 7 14 36 50 −14 34
10 Illychivets Mariupol 30 8 10 12 34 38 −4 34
11 Vorskla Poltava 30 8 8 14 26 41 −15 32
12 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 8 7 15 25 37 −12 31
13 PFC Oleksandriya (D) 30 7 9 14 26 43 −17 30 Withdrew[1]
14 Obolon Kyiv 30 7 7 16 32 45 −13 28
15 Metalurh Zaporizhya 30 6 8 16 22 41 −19 26 Avoided relegation
16 Metalist Kharkiv (R) 30 6 5 19 19 43 −24 23 Persha Liha
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.

Top goal scorersEdit

 
Shatskikh
  Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 22(1)
  Oleksiy Byelik Shakhtar Donetsk 21
  Oleh Venhlynskyi Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 19
  Shalva Apkhazava Arsenal Kyiv 14
  Oleksandr Haidash Tavriya Simferopol 12
  Vyacheslav Tereschenko Obolon Kyiv 12(1)
  Diogo Rincon Dynamo Kyiv 10
  Vasil Gigiadze Tavriya Simferopol 10(4)
  Samir Aliyev Volyn Lutsk 9(1)
  Serhiy Zakarlyuka Metalurh Donetsk 9(1)
  Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 9(2)

Number of teams by regionEdit

Number Region Team(s)
3   Donetsk Oblast Shakhtar, Metalurh D. and Illichivets
  Kiev Arsenal, Dynamo and Obolon
2   Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Dnipro and Kryvbas
1   Crimea Tavriya
  Kharkiv Oblast Metalist
  Kirovohrad Oblast Polihraftekhnika
  Lviv Oblast Karpaty
  Odessa Oblast Chornomorets
  Poltava Oblast Vorskla
  Volyn Oblast Volyn-1
  Zaporizhia Oblast Metalurh Z.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Information at liga zakon.

External linksEdit