2004–05 Vyshcha Liha

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Vyshcha Liha
Season 2004–05
Champions Shakhtar Donetsk
Relegated Obolon Kyiv,
Borysfen Boryspil
Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk (3rd Qualifying Round)
Dynamo Kyiv (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA Cup Metalurh Donetsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 506 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer (14) - Oleksandr Kosyrin
Biggest home win (4:0) - Tavriya-Vorskla
Biggest away win (0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
Highest scoring (0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
(5:2) Shakhtar-Obolon
Arsenal-Illichivets
Average attendance 7,391

The 2004–05 Vyshcha Liha season was the fourteenth since its establishment.

The season started on July 15, 2004, with all eight games of the first round. The last day of the competition was June 16, 2005. Shakhtar Donetsk won its second champion's title place ahead of the reigning champions Dynamo that held for the last couple of seasons. The Miners only lost two of their games, one at home to Metalist Kharkiv that had just returned to the top league and another one in Simferopol to Tavriya. Shakhtar also won both of their match-ups with Dynamo Kyiv. The top scorers competition was won by Oleksandr Kosyrin from Chornomorets Odessa who had 14 precise shots on goal.

Illichivets Mariupol was close to qualify for the European competition once again; however, it was not able to convert on the poor playing form of the leading Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk that had a bad stretch at the "finish line".

Both clubs from the Kiev region, FC Obolon Kyiv and FC Borysfen Boryspil, that performed very well last season were forced into relegation due to their poor performance. Especially, strikingly bad season had Borysfen that managed to win three games.

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Shakhtar Donetsk (C) 30 26 2 2 63 19 +44 80 CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2 Dynamo Kyiv 30 23 4 3 58 14 +44 73 CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3 Metalurh Donetsk 30 14 7 9 38 35 +3 49 UC 2nd Qualifying Round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 13 9 8 38 34 +4 48 UC 2nd Qualifying Round
5 Illichivets Mariupol 30 12 8 10 38 34 +4 44
6 Chornomorets Odessa 30 12 6 12 29 29 0 42
7 Tavriya Simferopol 30 11 9 10 34 28 +6 42
8 Volyn Lutsk 30 11 7 12 35 37 −2 40
9 Arsenal Kyiv 30 9 10 11 30 33 −3 37
10 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 8 11 11 25 32 −7 35
11 Metalist Kharkiv 30 9 7 14 25 37 −12 34
12 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 30 7 10 13 21 30 −9 31
13 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 7 10 13 24 38 −14 31
14 Vorskla Poltava 30 8 6 16 18 35 −17 30
15 Obolon Kyiv (R) 30 4 9 17 18 43 −25 21 Sub off.svg Persha Liha
16 Borysfen Boryspil (R) 30 3 11 16 15 31 −16 20 Sub off.svg Persha Liha

Top goal scorers[edit]

Ukraine Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 14 (4)
Ukraine Vasyl Sachko Volyn Lutsk 12
Peru Andrés Augusto Mendoza Metalurh Donetsk 12 (1)
Brazil Brandao Shakhtar Donetsk 12 (2)
Ukraine Serhiy Zakarlyuka Illychivets Mariupol 12 (4)
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 11
Brazil Diogo Rincón Dynamo Kyiv 10 (6)
Georgia (country) Vasyl Gigiadze Tavriya Simferopol 9 (1)
Nigeria Julius Aghahowa Shakhtar Donetsk 8
Brazil Kléber Dynamo Kyiv 8
Brazil Matuzalem Shakhtar Donetsk 8
 

Managers[edit]

Club Coach Replaced coach
FC Arsenal Kyiv Ukraine Oleksandr Baranov
FC Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine Semen Altman
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine Yevhen Kucherevsky
FC Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine Yozhef Sabo Ukraine Oleksiy Mykhailychenko
FC Volyn Lutsk Ukraine Petro Kushlyk Ukraine Vialiy Kvartsiany
FC Borysfen Boryspil Ukraine Stepan Matviiv Ukraine Oleksandr Ryabokon
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Oleksandr Kosevych Ukraine Anatoliy Piskovets
FC Metalist Kharkiv Ukraine Oleksandr Zavarov Ukraine Hennadiy Lytovchenko
FC Metalurh Donetsk Russia Vitaliy Shevchenko Serbia Slavoljub Muslin
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Ukraine Valeriy Yaremchenko
FC Illichivets Mariupol Ukraine Ivan Balan Ukraine Mykola Pavlov
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Romania Mircea Lucescu
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Oleh Fedorchuk Ukraine Anatoliy Zayaev
FC Vorskla Poltava Ukraine Volodymyr Muntyan
FC Obolon Kyiv Ukraine Oleksandr Ryabokon Ukraine Petro Slobodyan
FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod Ukraine Viktor Ryashko

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