1998 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 1998
Champions Dnepr-Transmash
Relegated Kommunalnik
Dinamo-93
Champions League Dnepr-Transmash
UEFA Cup Belshina
BATE
Intertoto Cup Lokomotiv-96
Gomel
Matches played 225
Goals scored 587 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Sergey Yaromko (19)
Biggest home win BATE 6–0 Dinamo Brest;
Belshina 6–0 Naftan-Devon;
Torpedo Minsk 6–0 Kommunalnik
Biggest away win Kommunalnik 0–5 Dnepr-Transmash;
Dinamo Minsk 0–5 Dinamo Brest
Highest scoring Dinamo Brest 6–3 Molodechno
1997
1999

Belarusian Premier League 1998 was the 8th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 12 and ended on October 31, 1998. Dinamo Minsk were the defending champions.

Team changes from 1997 season[edit]

After the 1997 season Ataka-Aura Minsk dissolved and two Mogilev teams Dnepr and Transmash merged into FC Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev. This allowed the teams placed 15th and 16th to save their places in Premier League. The vacant places were filled by 1997 First League winners FC Gomel, who previously played in Premier League as Gomselmash Gomel, and the newcomers BATE Borisov, First League runners-up. MPKC Mozyr changed their name to Slavia Mozyr

Overview[edit]

Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev won their 1st champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up BATE Borisov as well as bronze medalists and 1998–99 Cup winners Belshina Bobruisk qualified for UEFA Cup. Kommunalnik Slonim finished on last, 15th place and relegated to First League. Dinamo-93 Minsk dissolved and withdrew from the championship after 15 rounds. They were excluded from the final table and their results were annulled.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1997
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 1
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 2
Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 3
Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 4
Dinamo-93 Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 5
Slavia Mozyr Yunost, Mozyr 5,500 6
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo, Brest 10,080 7
Torpedo Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 8
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 9
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 10
Kommunalnik Slonim Yunost, Slonim 3,000 11
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium, Molodechno 5,500 13
Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev Torpedo, Mogilev 3,500 15
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 16
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 First league, 1
BATE Borisov City Stadium, Borisov 5,500 First league, 2

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev (C) 28 21 4 3 55 12 +43 67 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 BATE Borisov 28 18 4 6 50 25 +25 58 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Belshina Bobruisk 28 17 6 5 47 17 +30 57
4 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 28 14 6 8 35 24 +11 48 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Gomel 28 12 9 7 36 30 +6 45
6 Slavia Mozyr 28 12 9 7 41 36 +5 45
7 Torpedo Minsk 28 12 8 8 44 22 +22 44
8 Dinamo Minsk 28 11 6 11 39 38 +1 39
9 Dinamo Brest 28 12 2 14 40 40 0 38
10 Neman Grodno 28 8 7 13 27 44 −17 31
11 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 28 8 6 14 33 54 −21 30
12 Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 28 7 8 13 30 40 −10 29
13 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 28 7 4 17 33 47 −14 25
14 Molodechno 28 4 4 20 21 51 −30 16
15 Kommunalnik Slonim (R) 28 3 5 20 14 63 −49 14 Relegation to First League

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.

Dinamo-93 Minsk withdrew after 15 rounds with the following result:

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Qualification or relegation
Dinamo-93 Minsk 15 4 6 5 19 23 –4 18 Dissolved

All their games were annulled and the team was excluded from the final table.

Belarusian clubs in European Cups[edit]

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev Belarus 2–10 Hungary Debrecen 2–4 0–6
1998–99 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Belshina Bobruisk Belarus 1–3 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–0 1–3
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying round Levski Sofia Bulgaria 9–2 Belarus Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 8–1 1–1
1998–99 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round Skonto Riga Latvia 2–1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 0–0 2–1

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Belarus Sergey Yaromko Torpedo Minsk 19
2 Belarus Valery Strypeykis Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 18
Belarus Raman Vasilyuk Dinamo Brest 18

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