2006–07 Vyshcha Liha

The 2006–07 Vyshcha Liha season is the sixteenth since its establishment. Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions. Soyuz-Viktan became the first title sponsor in the League's history.

Vyshcha Liha
Season2006–07
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedIllichivets Mariupol,
Stal Alchevsk
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv (3rd Qualifying Round)
Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA CupMetalist Kharkiv (1st Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Intertoto CupChornomorets Odessa (2nd Round)
Matches played240
Goals scored515 (2.15 per match)
Top goalscorerOleksandr Hladky (13) (FC Kharkiv)
Biggest home win(5:0) - Shakhtar-Metalist
Shakhtar-Kyvbas
Biggest away win(0:5) - Metalurh Z.-Dynamo
Highest scoring(5:2) - Dynamo-Arsenal
Highest attendance28,880 - Metalist-Dynamo
Lowest attendance500 - Arsenal-Metalurh D.
Metalurh D.-Illichivets
Average attendance9,266

The season started on July 21, 2006 with the game in Kiev, Dynamo - Chornomorets 4:1. The last day of the competition was June 17, 2007. The winner of the championship was declared Dynamo Kyiv acquiring their 12th title defeating the reigning champion Shakhtar Donetsk that was holding the title for the last couple of years.

Illichivets was forced into relegation for the first time since entering the League 10 years ago. Stal was relegated as well. It was the second time for that club.

The game Karpaty-Metalist finished with a technical loss awarded to the Lviv's club for no appearance.[1]

TeamsEdit

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Location mapEdit

Locations of team home grounds in Ukrainian Premier League 2005–06

ManagersEdit

Club Coach Replaced coach
FC Arsenal Kyiv   Oleksandr Zavarov
FC Chornomorets Odessa   Semen Altman
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Oleh Protasov
FC Dynamo Kyiv   Anatoliy Demyanenko
FC Karpaty Lviv   Oleksandr Ischenko
FC Kharkiv   Volodymyr Bezsonov   Volodymyr Kulayev
  Mykhailo Stelmakh
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih   Oleh Taran   Oleksandr Kosevych
FC Metalist Kharkiv   Myron Markevych
FC Metalurh Donetsk   Jos Daerden   Pichi Alonso
  Co Adriaanse
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya   Anatoly Chantsev   Serhiy Yashchenko
FC Illichivets Mariupol   Yuriy Kerman   Ivan Balan
FC Shakhtar Donetsk   Mircea Lucescu
SC Tavriya Simferopol   Mykhailo Fomenko
FC Vorskla Poltava   Viktor Nosov
FC Stal Alchevsk   Ton Caanen
FC Zorya Luhansk   Oleksandr Kosevych   Yuriy Koval
  Volodymyr Bezsonov
  Volodymyr Malyhin

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv (C) 30 22 8 0 67 23 +44 74 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 19 6 5 57 20 +37 63 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Metalist Kharkiv 30 18 7 5 40 20 +20 61 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 11 14 5 32 24 +8 47 2007–08 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Tavriya Simferopol 30 12 6 12 32 30 +2 42
6 Chornomorets Odessa 30 11 8 11 36 33 +3 41 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
7 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 10 10 10 25 32 −7 40
8 Karpaty Lviv 30 9 10 11 26 32 −6 37
9 Metalurh Donetsk 30 9 9 12 26 35 −9 36
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 7 14 9 29 36 −7 35
11 Zorya Luhansk 30 9 7 14 23 43 −20 34
12 FC Kharkiv 30 8 9 13 26 38 −12 33
13 Vorskla Poltava 30 7 10 13 23 28 −5 31
14 Arsenal Kyiv 30 7 9 14 28 44 −16 30
15 Illychivets Mariupol (R) 30 6 7 17 23 39 −16 25 Relegated to Persha Liha
16 Stal Alchevsk (R) 30 5 6 19 22 38 −16 21
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goal scorersEdit

 
Hladkyi
  Oleksandr Hladky Kharkiv 13 (3)
  Vasil Gigiadze Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 11 (4)
  Siarhey Karnilenka Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 10
  William Batista Karpaty Lviv 10 (2)
  Serhiy Nazarenko Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 10 (2)
  Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 9
  Brandao Shakhtar Donetsk 9 (1)
  Serhiy Danylovskyi Chornomorets Odessa 8
  Kleber Dynamo Kyiv 8
  Diogo Rincon Dynamo Kyiv 8 (2)

StadiaEdit

 
The locations of the 16 teams participating in Vyscha Liha season 2006-07.
Rank Stadium Capacity Club High att. Opponent
1 Chornomorets Stadium 34,362 Chornomorets Odessa 14800 Dnipro Dniporpetrovsk
2 Shakhtar Stadium 31,718 Metalurh Donetsk 22000 Shakhtar Donetsk
3 Avanhard Stadium 31,243 Zorya Luhansk 20000 Dynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
4 Metalist Stadium 30,133 Metalist Kharkiv
FC Kharkiv
28800
14000
Dynamo Kyiv
Metalist Kharkiv
5 Metalurh Stadium 29,782 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 18000 Dynamo Kyiv
6 Ukraina Stadium 28,051 Karpaty Lviv 28180 Shakhtar Donetsk
7 RSK Olimpiyskiy 25,831 Shakhtar Donetsk 26100 Dynamo Kyiv
8 Vorskla Stadium 25,000 Vorskla Poltava 17000 Dynamo Kyiv
9 Stadium Meteor 24,381 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 20500 Shakhtar Donetsk
10 Lokomotiv Stadium 19,978 Tavriya Simferopol 20000 Dynamo Kyiv
11 Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium 16,873 Dynamo Kyiv
Arsenal Kyiv
18000
4700
Dnipro Dniporpetrovsk
Dynamo Kyiv
12 Illychivets Stadium 12,680 Illychivets Mariupol 12500 Shakhtar Donetsk
13 Slavutych Arena 11,983 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 11500 Dynamo Kyiv
14 Stal Stadium 9,200 Stal Alchevsk 9000 Shakhtar Donetsk

Auxiliary or former home stadiumsEdit

Rank Stadium Capacity Club High att. Opponent Notes
1 NSC Olimpiysky 83,450 Arsenal Kyiv 2100 Illichivets Mariupol 8 games
2 Kolos Stadium 5,654 Arsenal Kyiv 1100 FC Kharkiv Only game

Number of teams by regionEdit

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

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