1996 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 1996
Champions MPKC
Relegated Obuvshchik
Vedrich
Champions League MPKC
Cup Winners' Cup Belshina
UEFA Cup Dinamo Minsk
Intertoto Cup Dinamo-93
Matches played 240
Goals scored 647 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Andrey Khlebosolov (34)
Biggest home win Belshina 7–0 Vedrich;
Dinamo Brest 7–0 Torpedo‑Kadino
Biggest away win Vedrich 0–6 Torpedo Minsk
Highest scoring MPKC 7–1 Torpedo‑Kadino
1995
1997

Belarusian Premier League 1996 was the 6th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 16 and ended on November 10, 1996. Dinamo Minsk were the defending champions.

Team changes from 1995 season[edit]

Bobruisk, who finished on the last place, have relegated and eventually dissolved prior to the 1996 season. They were replaced by the newcomers Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk, who won the First League in 1995. Dvina Vitebsk changed their name to Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk, Torpedo Mogilev changed name to Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev and Shinnik Bobruisk were renamed to Belshina Bobruisk.

Overview[edit]

The championship was played as a double round-robun tournament in the summer season of 1996. MPKC Mozyr won the champions title for the 1st time while spending only two seasons in Premier League and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk qualified for UEFA Cup. Bronze medalists and 1996–97 Cup winners Belshina Bobruisk qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup. Obuvshchik Lida and Vedrich Rechytsa, placed 15th and 16th respectively, relegated to the First League.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1995
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 1
MPKC Mozyr Yunost 5,500 2
Dinamo-93 Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 3
Ataka-Aura Minsk Traktor 17,600 4
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium, Molodechno 5,500 5
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 6
Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 7
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 8
Torpedo Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 9
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo, Brest 10,080 10
Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev Torpedo, Mogilev 3,500 11
Obuvshchik Lida City Stadium, Lida 4,000 12
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 13
Vedrich Rechytsa Central, Rechytsa 3,550 14
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 15
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Atlant Stadium 6,500 First league, 1

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 MPKC Mozyr (C) 30 24 4 2 64 17 +47 76 1997–98 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 30 23 6 1 83 20 +63 75 1997–98 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Belshina Bobruisk 30 20 3 7 67 32 +35 63 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
4 Dinamo-93 Minsk 30 17 5 8 44 30 +14 56 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
5 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 30 13 10 7 48 27 +21 49
6 Ataka-Aura Minsk 30 13 5 12 31 42 −11 44
7 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 30 13 4 13 43 52 −9 43
8 Molodechno 30 11 8 11 42 33 +9 41
9 Dnepr Mogilev 30 11 6 13 33 36 −3 39
10 Dinamo Brest 30 7 11 12 39 43 −4 32
11 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 8 5 17 29 50 −21 29
12 Torpedo Minsk 30 7 8 15 32 53 −21 29
13 Neman Grodno 30 7 8 15 25 48 −23 29
14 Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 30 7 6 17 27 64 −37 27
15 Obuvshchik Lida (R) 30 6 6 18 26 43 −17 24 Relegation to First League
16 Vedrich Rechytsa (R) 30 4 3 23 14 57 −43 15

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Belarusian clubs in Euporean Cups[edit]

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Group stage Ataka-Aura Minsk Belarus 0–4 Russia Rotor Volgograd 0–4
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 1–2 Belarus Ataka-Aura Minsk 1–2
Ataka-Aura Minsk Belarus 0–3 Turkey Antalyaspor 0–3
Basel Switzerland 5–0 Belarus Ataka-Aura Minsk 5–0
1996–97 UEFA Cup
Preliminary round Dinamo-93 Minsk Belarus 4–2 Moldova Tiligul Tiraspol 3–1 1–1
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 1–1 (a) Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–0
Qualifying round Helsingborgs Sweden 4–1 Belarus Dinamo-93 Minsk 1–1 3–0
Dinamo Minsk Belarus 2–3 Turkey Beşiktaş 2–1 0–2
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying round MPKC Mozyr Belarus 2–3 Iceland KR Reykjavik 2–2 0–1

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Belarus Andrey Khlebosolov Belshina Bobruisk 34
2 Belarus Uladzimir Makowski Dinamo Minsk 23
3 Belarus Aleksandr Vyazhevich Molodechno 20
4 Belarus Sergey Yaromko MPKC Mozyr 14
5 Belarus Aliaksandr Kulchiy MPKC Mozyr 13
6 Belarus Vitali Kirilko Dinamo Brest 12
Belarus Vladimir Solodukhin Dnepr Mogilev 12

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