2003–04 Vyshcha Liha

The 2003–04 Vyshcha Liha season was the 13th since its establishment. The season began on 12 July 2003 with seven games of the first season round.[1] FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions, having won their 11th league title in the 2002–03 season and they successfully defended their title by winning the championship in the last round of the competition.

Vyshcha Liha
Season2003–04
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedMetalist Kharkiv
Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriia
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Illychivets Mariupol
Matches played240
Goals scored557 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer(18) Georgi Demetradze (Metalurh Donetsk)
Biggest home winDynamo - Kryvbas 6:0
Biggest away winArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Highest scoringArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Average attendance7,725

A total of sixteen teams participated in the league, the best fourteen sides of the 2002–03 season and two promoted clubs from the 2002–03 Ukrainian First League.

The competition had a winter break which began on 11 November 2003 and the season resumed on 14 March 2004. The season concluded on 19 June 2004.[1]

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

RenamedEdit

  • Vorskla Poltava changed its name to FC Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava before the start of the season.
  • In February 10–17, 2004 Metalurh Zaporizhia carried the name of FC Metalurh-Zaporizhia Zaporizhia.

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 68 20 +48 73 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 22 4 4 62 19 +43 70 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 16 9 5 44 23 +21 57 2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
4 Metalurh Donetsk 30 14 10 6 51 34 +17 52
5 Chornomorets Odessa 30 11 12 7 38 33 +5 45
6 Obolon Kyiv 30 11 8 11 34 35 −1 41
7 Borysfen Boryspil 30 11 8 11 25 29 −4 41
8 Illychivets Mariupol 30 10 10 10 34 36 −2 40 2004–05 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
9 Arsenal Kyiv 30 10 7 13 38 44 −6 37
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 10 6 14 26 41 −15 36
11 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 8 8 14 26 40 −14 32
12 Tavriya Simferopol 30 7 11 12 22 28 −6 32
13 Volyn Lutsk 30 7 8 15 25 44 −19 29
14 Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava 30 6 9 15 26 49 −23 27
15 Karpaty Lviv (R) 30 6 8 16 22 39 −17 26 Relegated to Persha Liha
16 Zirka Kirovohrad (R) 30 3 8 19 16 43 −27 14 Relegated to Druha Liha
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goal scorersEdit

  Georgi Demetradze Metalurh Donetsk 18 (5)
  Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 14 (3)
  Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 10
  Zvonimir Vukic Shakhtar Donetsk 10
  Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar Donetsk 9
  Valentin Belkevich Dynamo Kyiv 9(1)
  Oleh Venglinsky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9(1)
  Kostantyn Balabanov Chornomorets Odessa 8
  Serhiy Shyschenko Illychivets Mariupol 8
  Yuriy Tselykh Vorskla Poltava 8

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
  Kiev Oblast Borysfen
  Kirovohrad Oblast Zirka
  Lviv Oblast Karpaty
  Odessa Oblast Chornomorets
  Poltava Oblast Vorskla
  Volyn Oblast Volyn-1
  Zaporizhia Oblast Metalurh Z.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Сезон 2003-2004 (Season 2003-04)" (in Russian). Football from Dmitriy Troshchiy. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.

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