1997 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 1997
Champions Dinamo Minsk
Relegated Ataka
Transmash
Champions League Dinamo Minsk
Cup Winners' Cup Lokomotiv-96
UEFA Cup Belshina
Intertoto Cup Dnepr
Matches played 240
Goals scored 658 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Andrey Khlebosolov (19)
Biggest home win Dinamo Minsk 7–0 Torpedo-Kadino
Biggest away win Kommunalnik 1–7 Dnepr;
Torpedo-Kadino 1–7 Ataka
Highest scoring Dinamo-93 6–3 Transmash
1996
1998

Belarusian Premier League 1997 was the 7th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 11 and ended on November 11, 1997. MPKC Mozyr were the defending champions.

Team changes from 1996 season[edit]

Obuvshchik Lida and Vedrich Rechytsa, placed 15th and 16th respectively, relegated to the First League. They were replaced by two newcomers: 1996 First League winners Transmash Mogilev and runners-up Kommunalnik Slonim. Ataka-Aura Minsk shortened their name to Ataka Minsk

Overview[edit]

Dinamo Minsk won their 6th champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Belshina Bobruisk qualified for UEFA Cup. Bronze medalists and 1997–98 Cup winners Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup. Originally Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev and Shakhtyor Soligorsk, placed 15th and 16th respectively, were supposed to be relegated to the First League. However, after Ataka Minsk withdrew from Premier League due to bad financial state and two Mogilev teams Dnepr and Transmash merged to form FC Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev, both Shakhter and Torpedo-Kadino were allowed to stay in the Premier League.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1996
MPKC Mozyr Yunost, Mozyr 5,500 1
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 2
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 3
Dinamo-93 Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 4
Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 5
Ataka Minsk Traktor 17,600 6
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 7
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium 5,500 8
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 9
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo, Brest 10,080 10
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 11
Torpedo Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 12
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 13
Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev Torpedo, Mogilev 3,500 14
Transmash Mogilev Transmash 7,000 First league, 1
Kommunalnik Slonim Yunost, Slonim 3,000 First league, 2

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Minsk (C) 30 21 7 2 74 24 +50 70 UEFA Champions League 1998-99 First qualifying round
2 Belshina Bobruisk 30 21 3 6 67 30 +37 66 1998–99 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 30 18 5 7 46 30 +16 59 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
4 Dnepr Mogilev 30 15 7 8 48 32 +16 52 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Dinamo-93 Minsk 30 14 7 9 53 30 +23 49
6 MPKC Mozyr 30 12 7 11 39 30 +9 43
7 Dinamo Brest 30 12 6 12 44 52 −8 42
8 Torpedo Minsk 30 12 6 12 45 43 +2 42
9 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 30 10 9 11 40 33 +7 39
10 Neman Grodno 30 10 8 12 32 41 −9 38
11 Kommunalnik Slonim 30 9 3 18 32 61 −29 30
12 Ataka Minsk  (R) 30 8 6 16 29 44 –15 30 Dissolved
13 Molodechno 30 7 9 14 28 44 −16 30
14 Transmash Mogilev  (R) 30 8 4 18 30 52 –22 28 Merged with Dnepr Mogilev
15 Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 30 7 7 16 29 59 −30 28
16 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 6 6 18 22 53 −31 24

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
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Group stage Dinamo-93 Minsk Belarus 1–0 Netherlands Heerenveen 1–0
Polonia Warsaw Poland 1–4 Belarus Dinamo-93 Minsk 1–4
Dinamo-93 Minsk Belarus 0–1 Germany Duisburg 0–1
Aalborg Denmark 2–1 Belarus Dinamo-93 Minsk 2–1
1997–98 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Dinamo Minsk Belarus (a) 2–2 Georgia (country) Kolkheti-1913 Poti 1–0 1–2
Second qualifying round Dinamo Minsk Belarus 0–3 Norway Lillestrøm 0–2 0–1
First round MPKC Mozyr Belarus 1–2 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–1 0–1
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying round Sadam Tallinn Estonia 2–5 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk 1–1 1–4
First round Belshina Bobruisk Belarus 1–5 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 0–3
1997–98 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round Constructorul Chişinău Moldova 3–4 Belarus MPKC Mozyr 1–1 2–3
Second qualifying round Olympiacos Greece 7–2 Belarus MPKC Mozyr 5–0 2–2

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Belarus Andrey Khlebosolov Belshina Bobruisk 19
2 Belarus Uladzimir Makowski Dinamo Minsk 16
3 Belarus Dzmitry Balashow Belshina Bobruisk 15
Belarus Vladimir Solodukhin Dnepr Mogilev 15
Belarus Andrey Turchinovich Dinamo-93 Minsk 15
6 Belarus Dmitry Podrez Dinamo Minsk 13
Belarus Maksim Razumaw Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 13
8 Belarus Raman Vasilyuk Dinamo Brest 12
Belarus Vladimir Putrash Belshina Bobruisk 12
Belarus Valery Strypeykis Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 12

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