Ukrainian Premier League Reserves and Under 19

The Ukrainian Premier League youth competitions is a complex of youth competitions within the Ukrainian Premier League and is part of youth competitions in Ukraine. The events include championship among two age categories under 19 and under 21 years old.

UPL U-21 championship
Founded2004 (as UPL reserves championship)
Country Ukraine
Current championsDynamo Kyiv
(2016–17)
Most championships6 – Dynamo Kyiv
Current: 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League Under-21 and Under-19

HistoryEdit

First stepsEdit

Soon after establishing the Professional Football League of Ukraine (PFL) in 1996, a discussion arose about developing younger generation of football players. In 1998 in Ukraine started competition of academies of football clubs which participate in competitions of PFL (Higher, First and Second leagues). In 2001 there was established a separate organization, Ukrainian Youth Football League (Ukrainian: Дитячо-юнацька футбольна ліга України), that took over administration of youth competitions. Originally, competitions were conducted in four age groups between 14 and 17. In 2002 in coordination with the PFL there was introduced competition among youth under 19 years of age.[1]

Ukrainian Youth Football League championship among junior teams (Unofficial competitions)Edit

Season Champion Runner-up Third place Most valuable player
2002-03 FC Shakhtar Donetsk FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih SC Tavriya Simferopol
2003-04 SC Tavriya Simferopol FC Shakhtar Donetsk MFC Oleksandriya
2004-05 MFC Oleksandriya FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih FC Lokomotyv Odessa
2005-06 FC Obriy Nikopol FC Lokomotyv Odessa FC Luzhany

Reserves competitionsEdit

In 2004 the PFL introduced competition among the Vyshcha Liha (Higher League) clubs' double teams (reserve teams). The reason for introduction of the Vyshcha Liha competitions among doubles was partly connected with necessity to free the PFL lower league competitions from the Higher League clubs' second teams. With introduction of the double competitions in 2004, professional clubs started to remove their second teams from the 2004-05 Ukrainian Second League and even more in the following season. The age restriction for the Vyshcha Liha double teams at first was conditional. In 2006 the PFL discontinued joint youth competition among under-19 teams conducted along with the Youth Football League.

Conversion of reserve competitions and addition of other UPL junior competitionsEdit

In 2008 there was established the Ukrainian Premier League which took the administration over the Higher League clubs' competitions including the competitions among doubles. Those competitions were renamed as the UPL championship and the UPL youth championship. The UPL youth competition became age restrictive and involved players of under-21 years of age.

In 2012 now as part of the Ukrainian Premier League, there was reestablished competitions among under-19 teams. To avoid ambiguity, the UPL youth championship was renamed as the UPL U-21 championship, while the other competition received the name of UPL U-19 championship.

Plans of establishing separate professional junior league competitionsEdit

In 2016 the competitions among youth teams with age category under 19 years of age were reintroduced in the Professional Football League now for teams of the Persha Liha and Druha Liha (First and Second leagues), as well as amateur level youth football-oriented institutions, i.e. youth football clubs, sports schools. The competitions received the name of Persha Liha U-19 competitions. In 2017 discussions were taking place to expand the UPL to include competitions of the Persha Liha (First League) as well as the Persha Liha U-19 competitions and allowing exchange between Premier League and First League among the youth teams.

The UPL youth competitions are considered as a development league and therefore its participants' performance does not result in the team's relegation from it. The relegation occurs only based on their final league position of their respective senior teams in the Ukrainian Premier League. If the senior team is relegated from the Ukrainian Premier League, then its reserve team is relegated from the Premier Reserve League and replaced by a reserve team of another newly promoted club from the Ukrainian First League.

LaureatesEdit

Top League championship among reserve teamsEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Third place Top goalscorer
2004–05 Dynamo Kyiv Metalist Kharkiv Illichivets Mariupol   Roberto Nanni (Dynamo Kyiv, 9 goals)
  Syarhey Karnilenka (Dynamo Kyiv, 9 goals)
2005–06 Dynamo Kyiv Metalist Kharkiv Illichivets Mariupol   Serhiy Davydov (Metalist Kharkiv, 21 goals)
2006–07 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Chornomorets Odesa   Oleksandr Aliyev (Dynamo Kyiv, 21 goals)
2007–08 Dynamo Kyiv Metalurh Zaporizhya Metalist Kharkiv   Oleksandr Aliyev (Dynamo Kyiv, 18 goals)

Ukrainian Premier League youth's (U-21) championshipEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Third place Top goalscorer
2008–09 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Chornomorets Odesa   Roman Zozulya (Dynamo Kyiv, 19 goals)
2009–10 Karpaty Lviv Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv   Yuriy Furta (Karpaty Lviv, 15 goals)
  Artem Hromov (Vorskla Poltava, 15 goals)
2010–11 Shakhtar Donetsk Metalist Kharkiv Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Yevhen Budnik (Metalist Kharkiv, 13 goals)
  Oleh Barannik (Vorskla Poltava, 13 goals)
2011–12 Shakhtar Donetsk Zorya Luhansk Obolon Kyiv   Vladyslav Kulach (Shakhtar Donetsk, 14 goals)
2012–13 Zorya Luhansk Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk   Yevhen Troyanovskyi (Metalurh Donetsk, 16 goals)
2013–14 Illichivets Mariupol Shakhtar Donetsk Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Oleh Barannik (Vorskla Poltava, 18 goals)
2014–15 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dynamo Kyiv Vorskla Poltava   Artur Zahorulko (Shakhtar Donetsk, 17 goals)
2015–16 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   Andriy Boryachuk (Shakhtar Donetsk, 20 goals)
2016–17 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Karpaty Lviv   Stanislav Bilenkyi (Olimpik Donetsk, 16 goals)
2017–18 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv FC Oleksandriya   Bohdan Lyednyev (Dynamo Kyiv, 16 goals)
2018–19 Dynamo Kyiv FC Oleksandriya Shakhtar Donetsk   Andriy Kulakov (Shakhtar Donetsk, 14 goals)
2019–20 (Shakhtar Donetsk) (Dynamo Kyiv) (Vorskla Poltava) (  Illia Shevtsov (Desna Chernihiv, 13 goals))
2020–21 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Rukh Lviv   Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo Kyiv

Top threeEdit

All-time U-21 UPL scorers
Rank Player Goals Games
1   Oleksandr Aliev 68
2   Oleh Barannik 58
3   Serhiy Davydov 50
4   Yevhen Bokhashvili 49
5   Oleksandr Antonenko 41
6   Artur Zahorulko 40
7   Yuriy Furta 37
8   Andriy Boryachuk 36
9   Yevhen Budnik 35
  Yevhen Troyanovskyi 35
Players in bold are still playing in UPL under-21
Data as of 31 October 2018[2]
Club Winner Runner-up Winning years
Dynamo U-21 8 4 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021
Shakhtar U-21 4 6 2009, 2011, 2012, 2018, (2020)
Zorya U-21 1 1 2013
Dnipro U-21 1 0 2015
Mariupol U-21 1 0 2014
Karpaty U-21 1 0 2010
Metalist U-21 0 3
Oleksandriya U-21 0 1
Metalurh U-21 0 1

All-time tableEdit

  clubs that lost professional status or were dissolved
Rank Team Seasons P W D L GF GA Pts Achievement Other names used
1 Dynamo Kyiv 15 444 276 82 76 1059 430 940 champions (7)
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 15 444 260 79 105 971 521 859 champions (4)
3 Vorskla Poltava 15 444 201 80 163 702 573 683 3rd (1)
4 Dnipro 13 380 190 72 118 691 475 642 champions (1)
5 Metalist Kharkiv 12 348 179 59 110 587 436 596 vice champions (3)
6 Karpaty Lviv 13 384 174 74 136 632 536 596 champions (1)
7 Chornomorets Odesa 14 414 168 75 171 632 636 579 3rd (2)
8 FC Mariupol 12 356 164 68 124 569 497 560 champions (1)
9 Zorya Luhansk 13 384 160 64 160 534 550 544 champions (1)
10 Metalurh Zaporizhia 11 319 126 68 125 470 456 446 vice champions (1)
11 Metalurh Donetsk 11 322 119 57 146 489 495 414 5th (1)
12 Arsenal Kyiv 10 302 90 51 161 343 537 321 6th (1)
13 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 9 270 82 47 141 313 473 293 8th (1)
14 Volyn Lutsk 9 260 79 43 138 377 578 280 9th (1)
15 Tavriya Simferopol 10 297 69 60 168 327 597 267 10th (1)
16 FC Oleksandriya 5 152 53 42 57 185 187 201 vice champions (1)
17 Obolon Kyiv 4 120 50 24 46 165 168 174 3rd (1)
18 FC Kharkiv 4 120 44 18 58 168 222 150 6th (1)
19 Olimpik Donetsk 5 148 41 23 84 174 281 146 4th (1)
20 Hoverla Uzhhorod 8 228 34 39 155 179 597 141 12th (1)
21 Stal Kamianske 3 90 31 25 34 133 166 118 4th (1)
22 Stal Alchevsk 2 60 17 11 32 72 106 62 14th (1)
23 FC Sevastopol 2 56 19 5 32 89 126 62 10th (1)
24 FC Lviv 2 62 14 8 40 64 140 50 11th (1)
25 Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 2 64 8 14 42 54 143 38 12th (1)
26 Naftovyk Okhtyrka 1 30 10 6 14 38 46 36 11th (1)
27 Borysfen Boryspil 1 30 7 9 14 29 41 30 14th (1)
28 Desna Chernihiv 1 32 8 4 20 41 81 28 10th (1)
29 Veres Rivne 1 32 6 9 17 31 60 27 10th (1)

Under-19 winnersEdit

Ukrainian Premier League Reserves and Under 19
Founded2012
Country  Ukraine
Relegation toUkrainian First League (U-19)
Current championsDynamo Kyiv
(2017–18)
Most championships4 – Dynamo Kyiv
Current: 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League Under-21 and Under-19


Premier League junior (U-19) championshipEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Third place Top goalscorer
2012–13 Dynamo Kyiv Illichivets Mariupol Shakhtar Donetsk   Roman Yaremchuk (Dynamo Kyiv, 14 goals)
2013–14 Metalist Kharkiv Shakhtar Donetsk Karpaty Lviv   Artur Miranyan (Shakhtar Donetsk, 12 goals)
2014–15 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Karpaty Lviv   Ihor Karpenko (Karpaty Lviv, 16 goals)
2015–16 Dynamo Kyiv Olimpik Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk   Vladyslav Khomutov (Olimpik Donetsk, 15 goals)
2016–17 Dynamo Kyiv Oleksandriya Shakhtar Donetsk   Mykhailo Plokhotnyuk (Chornomorets Odesa, 19 goals)
2017–18 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Karpaty Lviv   Yevhen Isayenko (Dynamo Kyiv, 17 goals)
2018–19 Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Karpaty Lviv   Artem Bondarenko (Shakhtar Donetsk, 20 goals)
2019–20 (Dynamo Kyiv) (Shakhtar Donetsk) (Vorskla Poltava) (  Abdulla Abdullayev (Shakhtar Donetsk, 21 goals))
2020–21 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Zorya Luhansk   Kiril Popov (Dynamo Kyiv, 19 goals)
2021–22 (Rukh Lviv) (Dynamo Kyiv) (Shakhtar Donetsk) (  Daniel Kivinda (SC Dnipro-1, 14 goals))

Top threeEdit

Club Winner Runner-up Winning years
Dynamo U-19 5 2 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, (2020)
Shakhtar U-19 2 3 2015, 2021
Metalist U-19 1 0 2014
Rukh U-19 0 0 (2022)
Mariupol U-19 0 1
FC Oleksandriya U-19 0 1
Olimpik U-19 0 1

All-time tableEdit

  clubs that lost professional status or were dissolved
Rank Team Seasons P W D L GF GA Pts Achievement Other names used
1 Dynamo Kyiv 7 188 139 20 29 495 168 437 champions (5)
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 7 188 128 28 32 472 171 412 champions (1)
3 Karpaty Lviv 7 188 104 26 58 362 256 338 3rd (4)
4 Zorya Luhansk 7 185 76 37 72 264 246 265 5th (2)
5 Chornomorets Odesa 7 188 73 34 81 254 265 253 4th (2)
6 Vorskla Poltava 7 184 68 44 72 259 271 248 5th (1)
7 FC Mariupol 6 157 60 30 67 228 260 210 vice champions (1)
8 Volyn Lutsk 6 157 61 18 78 249 269 201 4th (1)
9 Dnipro 5 136 60 20 56 232 220 200 4th (1)
10 Metalurh Zaporizhia 5 134 56 13 67 215 225 175 7th (1)
11 Olimpik Donetsk 5 132 46 28 58 171 188 166 vice champions (1)
12 FC Oleksandriya 4 108 43 20 45 141 140 149 vice champions (1)
13 Metalist Kharkiv 4 110 43 15 52 162 166 144 champions (1)
14 Skala Stryi 4 108 38 22 48 130 178 136 6th (1)
15 Arsenal Kyiv 5 130 32 21 67 168 274 117 7th (1)
16 Metalurh Donetsk 3 78 32 10 36 122 139 106 6th (1)
17 Stal Kamianske 3 82 27 16 39 106 152 97 5th (1)
18 Hoverla Uzhhorod 4 104 22 11 71 103 263 77 12th (1)
19 Tavriya Simferopol 2 51 15 10 26 64 93 55 9th (1)
20 Veres Rivne 1 26 14 6 6 49 32 48 4th (1)
21 FC Lviv 1 26 9 4 13 30 50 31 10th (1)
22 Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 2 52 6 9 37 30 124 27 14th (2)
23 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 1 28 6 8 14 32 56 26 16th (1)
24 FC Sevastopol 1 20 4 4 12 18 43 16 15th (1)
25 Desna Chernihiv 1 26 1 0 25 16 124 3 14th (1)

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

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