2004–05 Vyshcha Liha

The 2004–05 Vyshcha Liha season was the fourteenth since its establishment.

Vyshcha Liha
Season2004–05
ChampionsShakhtar Donetsk
RelegatedObolon Kyiv,
Borysfen Boryspil
Champions LeagueShakhtar Donetsk (3rd Qualifying Round)
Dynamo Kyiv (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Matches played240
Goals scored506 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer(14) - Oleksandr Kosyrin (Chornomorets Odesa)
Biggest home win(4:0) - Tavriya-Vorskla
Biggest away win(0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
Highest scoring(0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
(5:2) Shakhtar-Obolon
Arsenal-Illichivets
Average attendance7,391

The season started on July 15, 2004, with all eight games of the first round. The last day of the competition was June 16, 2005. Shakhtar Donetsk won its second champion's title place ahead of the reigning champions Dynamo that held for the last couple of seasons. The Miners only lost two of their games, one at home to Metalist Kharkiv that had just returned to the top league and another one in Simferopol to Tavriya. Shakhtar also won both of their match-ups with Dynamo Kyiv. The top scorers competition was won by Oleksandr Kosyrin from Chornomorets Odessa who had 14 precise shots on goal.

Illichivets Mariupol was close to qualify for the European competition once again; however, it was not able to convert on the poor playing form of the leading Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk that had a bad stretch at the "finish line".

Both clubs from the Kiev region, FC Obolon Kyiv and FC Borysfen Boryspil, that performed very well last season were forced into relegation due to their poor performance. Especially, strikingly bad season had Borysfen that won three games.

TeamsEdit

PromotionsEdit

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 Shakhtar Donetsk (C) 30 26 2 2 63 19 +44 80 CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2 Dynamo Kyiv 30 23 4 3 58 14 +44 73 CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3 Metalurh Donetsk 30 14 7 9 38 35 +3 49 UC 2nd Qualifying Round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 13 9 8 38 34 +4 48
5 Illichivets Mariupol 30 12 8 10 38 34 +4 44
6 Chornomorets Odessa 30 12 6 12 29 29 0 42
7 Tavriya Simferopol 30 11 9 10 34 28 +6 42
8 Volyn Lutsk 30 11 7 12 35 37 −2 40
9 Arsenal Kyiv 30 9 10 11 30 33 −3 37
10 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 8 11 11 25 32 −7 35
11 Metalist Kharkiv 30 9 7 14 25 37 −12 34
12 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 30 7 10 13 21 30 −9 31
13 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 7 10 13 24 38 −14 31
14 Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava 30 8 6 16 18 35 −17 30
15 Obolon Kyiv (R) 30 4 9 17 18 43 −25 21 Relegated to Persha Liha
16 Borysfen Boryspil (R) 30 3 11 16 15 31 −16 20
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goal scorersEdit

 
Kosyrin
  Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 14 (4)
  Vasyl Sachko Volyn Lutsk 12
  Andrés Augusto Mendoza Metalurh Donetsk 12 (1)
  Brandao Shakhtar Donetsk 12 (2)
  Serhiy Zakarlyuka Illychivets Mariupol 12 (4)
  Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 11
  Diogo Rincón Dynamo Kyiv 10 (6)
  Vasyl Gigiadze Tavriya Simferopol 9 (1)
  Julius Aghahowa Shakhtar Donetsk 8
  Kléber Dynamo Kyiv 8
  Matuzalem Shakhtar Donetsk 8

ManagersEdit

Club Coach Replaced coach
FC Arsenal Kyiv   Oleksandr Baranov
FC Chornomorets Odessa   Semen Altman
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Yevhen Kucherevsky
FC Dynamo Kyiv   Yozhef Sabo   Oleksiy Mykhailychenko
FC Volyn Lutsk   Petro Kushlyk   Vitaliy Kvartsiany
FC Borysfen Boryspil   Stepan Matviiv   Oleksandr Ryabokon
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih   Oleksandr Kosevych   Anatoliy Piskovets
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Oleksandr Zavarov   Hennadiy Lytovchenko
FC Metalurh Donetsk   Vitaliy Shevchenko   Slavoljub Muslin
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya   Valeriy Yaremchenko
FC Illichivets Mariupol   Ivan Balan   Mykola Pavlov
FC Shakhtar Donetsk   Mircea Lucescu
SC Tavriya Simferopol   Oleh Fedorchuk   Anatoliy Zayaev
FC Vorskla Poltava   Volodymyr Muntyan
FC Obolon Kyiv   Oleksandr Ryabokon   Petro Slobodyan
FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod   Viktor Ryashko

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
  Kharkiv Oblast Metalist
  Odessa Oblast Chornomorets
  Poltava Oblast Vorskla
  Volyn Oblast Volyn-1
  Zakarpattia Oblast Zakapattia
  Zaporizhia Oblast Metalurh Z.

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