2001 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 2001
Champions Belshina
Relegated Naftan
Vedrich-97
Champions League Belshina
UEFA Cup Gomel
Dinamo Minsk
Intertoto Cup BATE
Matches played 182
Goals scored 482 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Russia Sergei Davydov (25)
Biggest home win Slavia 6–0 Lokomotiv-96
Biggest away win 0–4 – 3 games;
1–5 – 1 game
Highest scoring BATE 6–3 Molodechno-2000;
Slavia 6–3 Vedrich-97
2000
2002

Belarusian Premier League 2001 was the 11th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 11 and ended on November 7, 2001. Slavia Mozyr were the defending champions.

Team changes from 2000 season[edit]

Due to league reduction from 16 to 14 teams, three worst placed teams in 2000 – Lida, Torpedo-Kadino Mogilev and Kommunalnik Slonim relegated to the First League, while only one team, winners of 2000 First League Molodechno, replaced them. Molodechno changed their name to Molodechno-2000 following the promotion. Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk shortened their name to Naftan Novopolotsk midway through 2001 season.

Overview[edit]

Belshina Bobruisk won their 1st champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk and 2001-02 Cup winners Gomel qualified for UEFA Cup. Teams finished on the last two places, Naftan Novopolotsk and Vedrich-97 Rechytsa relegated to the First League.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2000
Slavia Mozyr Yunost 5,500 1
BATE Borisov City Stadium, Borisov 5,500 2
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 3
Neman-Belcard Grodno Neman 6,300 4
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 5
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 6
Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 7
Torpedo-MAZ Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200 8
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 9
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,080 10
Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 11
Vedrich-97 Rechytsa Central, Rechytsa 3,550 12
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 13
Molodechno-2000 Molodechno City Stadium, Molodechno 5,500 First league, 1

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Belshina Bobruisk (C) 26 17 4 5 43 20 +23 55 2002–03 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 26 16 5 5 52 21 +31 53 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 BATE Borisov 26 16 3 7 54 31 +23 51 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 Neman-Belcard Grodno 26 14 8 4 44 20 +24 50
5 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 13 7 6 43 24 +19 46
6 Gomel 26 13 5 8 36 24 +12 44 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
7 Slavia Mozyr 26 13 5 8 49 27 +22 44
8 Torpedo-MAZ Minsk 26 10 7 9 31 32 −1 37
9 Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev 26 8 7 11 29 37 −8 31
10 Molodechno-2000 26 8 5 13 23 47 −24 29
11 Dinamo Brest 26 8 5 13 26 38 −12 29
12 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 26 4 7 15 18 51 −33 19
13 Naftan Novopolotsk (R) 26 4 2 20 18 51 −33 14 Relegation to First League
14 Vedrich-97 Rechytsa (R) 26 2 2 22 17 60 −43 8

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 #2 1st leg 2nd leg
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Dinamo Minsk Belarus 7–1 Luxembourg Hobscheid 6–0 1–1
Second round Dinamo Minsk Belarus 3–0 Israel Hapoel Haifa 2–0 1–0
Third round Wolfsburg Germany 4–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 4–3 0–0
2001–02 UEFA Cup
Qualifying round Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus 2–5 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1–2 1–3
Ružomberok Slovakia 3–1 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk 3–1 0–0
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 2–5 Belarus BATE Borisov 2–1 0–4
First round BATE Borisov Belarus 0–6 Italy Milan 0–2 0–4
2001–02 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round VB Vágur Faroe Islands 0–5 Belarus Slavia Mozyr 0–0 0–5
Second qualifying round Slavia Mozyr Belarus 0–2 Slovakia Inter Bratislava 0–1 0–1

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Russia Sergei Davydov Neman-Belcard Grodno 25
2 Belarus Vitali Kutuzov BATE Borisov 14
3 Belarus Petr Katchouro Dinamo Minsk 12
4 Belarus Viktor Borel Gomel 11
Belarus Ihor Chumachenko Dinamo Minsk, Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev 11
Belarus Syarhey Nikiforenka Shakhtyor Soligorsk 11
Belarus Valery Strypeykis Slavia Mozyr 11
8 Belarus Vadzim Boyka Dinamo Brest 10
Belarus Artem Kontsevoy BATE Borisov 10
Belarus Aleksandr Sednev Belshina Bobruisk 10

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