1999 Belarusian First League
|Goals scored||688 (2.87 per match)|
Team changes from 1998 season
Two best teams of 1998 Belarusian First League (Lida and Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk and Belcard Grodno disbanded at the end of previous season, thus no teams relegated to the Second League.
Promoted and disbanded teams were replaced by tree newcomers from the Second League (Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk, Granit Mikashevichi and Neman Mosty and one team relegated from Premier League (Kommunalnik Slonim.
Before the start of the season Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk were renamed to Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk. FC Bereza merged with Keramik Bereza from the Second league and adopted Keramik name.
Two best teams of the season (Kommunalnik Slonim and Vedrich-97 Rechytsa) were promoted to the Premier League. Two lowest placed teams (Pinsk-900 and Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk) were initially relegated to the Second League. Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk disbanded at the end of the season and never played in First of Second league again.
Teams and locations
|Team||Location||Position in 1998|
|Kommunalnik||Slonim||Premier League, 15|
|Zvezda-VA-BGU||Minsk||Second League, Group A, 1|
|Granit||Mikashevichi||Second League, Group B, 1|
|Neman||Mosty||Second League, Group B, 3|
||Promotion or relegation
|1||Kommunalnik Slonim (P)||30||18||5||7||57||29||+28||59||Promotion to the Premier League|
|2||Vedrich-97 Rechytsa (P)||30||16||10||4||56||30||+26||58|
|14||Veino-Dnepr Mogilev Raion||30||6||8||16||31||57||−26||26|
|15||Pinsk-900 (R)||30||6||8||16||33||50||−17||26||Relegation to the Second League|
|16||Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk (R)||30||0||5||25||26||90||−64||5|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored.
(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.
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