1999 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 1999
Champions BATE
Relegated Svisloch-Krovlya
Molodechno
Champions League BATE
UEFA Cup Slavia
Gomel
Intertoto Cup Dnepr-Transmash
Matches played 240
Goals scored 732 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Valery Strypeykis (21)
Biggest home win Dinamo Minsk 7–0 Svisloch-Krovlya;
Dinamo Brest 7–0 Molodechno;
Shakhtyor 8–1 Svisloch-Krovlya
Biggest away win Lida 0–7 Slavia
Highest scoring Shakhtyor 8–1 Svisloch-Krovlya;
Dinamo Brest 2–7 Slavia
1998
2000

Belarusian Premier League 1999 was the 9th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 11 and ended on October 30, 1999. Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev were the defending champions.

Team changes from 1998 season[edit]

Dinamo-93 Minsk dissolved midway through 1998 season and FC Kommunalnik Slonim relegated to the First League after finishing on the last place. They were replaced by 1998 First League winners Lida, who previously played in Premier League as Obuvshchik Lida, and the newcomers Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi, First League runners-up. Torpedo Minsk changed their name to Torpedo-MAZ Minsk and Neman Grodno were renamed to Neman-Belcard Grodno.

Overview[edit]

BATE Borisov won their 1st champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up and 1999–2000 Cup winners Slavia Mozyr as well as bronze medalists Gomel qualified for UEFA Cup. Newcomers Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi finished their first and the only season in top league on 15th place and relegated, as did 16th team Molodechno.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 1998
Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 1
BATE Borisov City Stadium, Borisov 5,500 2
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 3
Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 4
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 5
Slavia Mozyr Yunost, Mozyr 5,500 6
Torpedo-MAZ Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 7
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 8
Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo, Brest 10,080 9
Neman-Belcard Grodno Neman 6,300 10
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 11
Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev Torpedo, Mogilev 3,500 12
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 13
Molodechno Molodechno City Stadium, Molodechno 5,500 14
Lida Lida City Stadium, Lida 4,000 First league, 1
Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi Yunost, Osipovichi 4,000 First league, 2

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 30 24 5 1 80 22 +58 77 2000–01 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Slavia Mozyr 30 20 5 5 74 25 +49 65 2000–01 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Gomel 30 19 6 5 57 28 +29 63
4 Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev 30 17 9 4 53 27 +26 60 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 18 5 7 58 30 +28 59
6 Dinamo Minsk 30 14 9 7 51 30 +21 51
7 Dinamo Brest 30 14 4 12 59 52 +7 46
8 Belshina Bobruisk 30 13 6 11 52 42 +10 45
9 Neman-Belcard Grodno 30 10 7 13 36 43 −7 37
10 Torpedo-MAZ Minsk 30 10 5 15 31 47 −16 35
11 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 30 9 7 14 40 45 −5 34
12 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 30 8 4 18 39 63 −24 28
13 Lida 30 7 4 19 27 64 −37 25
14 Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev 30 6 5 19 30 69 −39 23
15 Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi (R) 30 4 4 22 24 74 −50 16 Relegation to First League
16 Molodechno (R) 30 2 5 23 21 71 −50 11

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 European Cups[edit]

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Belarus 3–4 Croatia Varteks Varaždin 1–2 2–2
Hradec Králové Czech Republic 1–1 (p) Belarus Gomel 1–0 0–1 (aet, p.1–3)
Second round Hammarby Sweden 6–2 Belarus Gomel 4–0 2–2
1999–2000 UEFA Cup
Qualifying round Belshina Bobruisk Belarus 1–8 Cyprus Omonia Nicosia 1–5 0–3
BATE Borisov Belarus 1–12 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–7 0–5
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League
Second qualifying round Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev Belarus 0–3 Sweden AIK 0–1 0–2

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Belarus Valery Strypeykis Slavia Mozyr 21
2 Belarus Vitali Kutuzov BATE BATE Borisov 19
3 Belarus Vitali Aleshchenko Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 18
4 Belarus Raman Vasilyuk Dinamo Brest 17
5 Belarus Aleksandr Vyazhevich Dinamo Minsk 15
6 Belarus Dmitry Podrez Shakhtyor Soligorsk 13
7 Belarus Viktor Borel Gomel 12
Belarus Dzmitry Chaley Slavia Mozyr 12
9 Belarus Dzmitry Aharodnik Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev 11
Belarus Dmitry Bespansky Shakhtyor Soligorsk 11
Belarus Dmitry Denisyuk Slavia Mozyr 11

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