2006 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 2006
Champions BATE Borisoc
Relegated Lokomotiv Minsk
Belshina Bobruisk
Champions League BATE Borisov
UEFA Cup Dinamo Brest
Dinamo Minsk
Intertoto Cup Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Matches played 182
Goals scored 450 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Alyaksandr Klimenka (17)
Biggest home win MTZ-RIPO 7–1 Lokomotiv Minsk
Biggest away win Gomel 2–8 MTZ-RIPO
Highest scoring Gomel 2–8 MTZ-RIPO
2005
2007

Belarusian Premier League 2006 was the 16th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 18 and ended on November 4, 2005. Shakhtyor Soligorsk were the defending champions.

Team changes from 2005 season[edit]

Two lowest placed in 2004 teams (Zvezda-BGU Minsk and Slavia) relegated to First League. They were replaced by the winners of 2005 First League Belshina Bobruisk and First League runners-up Lokomotiv Vitebsk. Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev shortened their name to Dnepr Mogilev.

Overview[edit]

BATE Borisov won their 3rd champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk and 2006–07 Cup winners Dinamo Brest qualified for UEFA Cup. Lokomotiv Minsk and Belshina Bobruisk, who finished on last two places, relegated to the First League.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2005
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel 5,000 1
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040 2
MTZ-RIPO Minsk Traktor 17,600 3
Torpedo Zhodino Torpedo 3,020 4
BATE Borisov City Stadium 5,500 5
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200 6
Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800 7
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,080 8
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500 9
Darida Minsk Raion Darida 6,000 10
Lokomotiv Minsk Minsk Lokomotiv 800 11
Neman Grodno Neman 6,300 12
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak, Bobruisk 3,550 First league, 1
Lokomotiv Vitebsk Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300 First league, 2

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 26 16 6 4 47 27 +20 54 2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 26 15 7 4 44 22 +22 52 UEFA Cup 2007-08 First qualifying round
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 16 3 7 50 31 +19 51 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 MTZ-RIPO Minsk 26 16 3 7 54 24 +30 51
5 Gomel 26 12 6 8 33 32 +1 42
6 Lokomotiv Vitebsk 26 9 11 6 21 18 +3 38
7 Naftan Novopolotsk 26 11 4 11 45 42 +3 37
8 Darida Minsk Raion 26 10 7 9 23 21 +2 37
9 Dinamo Brest 26 8 7 11 17 31 −14 31 UEFA Cup 2007-08 First qualifying round
10 Neman Grodno 26 8 6 12 24 30 −6 30
11 Torpedo Zhodino 26 7 9 10 21 27 −6 30
12 Dnepr Mogilev 26 6 5 15 29 47 −18 23
13 Lokomotiv Minsk (R) 26 5 4 17 26 52 −26 19 Relegation to First League
14 Belshina Bobruisk (R) 26 1 6 19 16 46 −30 9

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
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Shakhter Karagandy Kazakhstan 4–6 Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk 1–5 3–1
Second round Moscow Russia 3–0 Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0
2006–07 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Zagłębie Lubin Poland 1–1 (a) Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–0
BATE Borisov Belarus 3–0 Moldova Nistru Otaci 2–0 1–0
Second qualifying round Artmedia Bratislava Slovakia 5–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 2–1 3–2
Rubin Kazan Russia 5–0 Belarus BATE Borisov 3–0 2–0
2006–07 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 0–1 0–1

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Belarus Alyaksandr Klimenka Shakhtyor Soligorsk 17
2 Belarus Raman Vasilyuk Gomel 14
3 Belarus Vyacheslav Hleb MTZ-RIPO Minsk 13
4 Belarus Artyom Kontsevoy MTZ-RIPO Minsk 12
5 Belarus Gennadi Bliznyuk BATE Borisov 11
6 Brazil Edu Dinamo Minsk 10
7 Belarus Syarhey Kislyak Dinamo Minsk 9
Belarus Oleg Strakhanovich MTZ-RIPO Minsk 9
Belarus Valery Strypeykis Gomel 9

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