2007–08 Vyshcha Liha

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Vyshcha Liha
Season 2007–08
Champions Shakhtar Donetsk
Relegated Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka,
Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk (3rd Qualifying Round)
Dynamo Kyiv (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA Cup Metalist Kharkiv (1st Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Intertoto Cup Tavriya Simferopol (2nd Round)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 581 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorer Marko Dević (19)
Biggest home win Arsenal - Zakarpattia 7:0
Biggest away win numerous games 0:3 and 1:4
Highest scoring Dynamo - Karpaty 7:3

The 2007–08 Vyshcha Liha season is the seventeenth since its establishment. This season competition was sponsored by Biola which became the title sponsor of the League for the season. It began on July 17, 2007, and ended on May 18, 2008. 16 teams participated in the competition, 14 of which contested in the 2006-07 season, and two of which (Zakarpattia Uzhhorod and Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka) were promoted from the Ukrainian First League (the league immediately below the Ukrainian Premier League).

The winner of league was Shakhtar Donetsk with 74 points, followed by Dynamo Kyiv with 71 points. The top goalscorer of the season was Marko Dević from Metalist Kharkiv with 19 goals, 6 of which were penalties. The spot for second highest goalscorer with 17 goals was a three-way tie between Oleksandr Hladky from Shakhtar Donetsk, Yevhen Seleznyov from Arsenal Kyiv (on loan from Shakhtar), and Oleksandr Kosyrin from Metalurh Donetsk.

Team changes from previous season[edit]

FC Illichivets Mariupol and FC Stal Alchevsk were demoted to Ukrainian First League after the 2006–07 season for finishing in 15th and 16th place respectively. They were replaced by First League champions FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka and runners-up OSC Zakarpattya Uzhhorod.

League table[edit]

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 24 2 4 75 24 +51 74 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Dynamo Kyiv 30 22 5 3 65 26 +39 71 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Metalist Kharkiv * 30 19 6 5 51 27 +24 63 2008-09 UEFA Cup First round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 18 5 7 40 27 +13 59 2008-09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Tavriya Simferopol 30 13 8 9 38 40 −2 47 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Arsenal Kyiv 30 11 9 10 42 36 +6 42
7 Chornomorets Odessa 30 11 5 14 27 33 −6 38
8 Vorskla Poltava 30 9 9 12 28 30 −2 36
9 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 9 9 12 24 32 −8 36
10 Karpaty Lviv 30 9 6 15 29 41 −12 33
11 Zorya Luhansk 30 9 4 17 24 43 −19 31
12 Metalurh Donetsk 30 6 13 11 34 39 −5 31
13 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 7 9 14 29 39 −10 30
14 FC Kharkiv 30 6 9 15 20 32 −12 27
15 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 30 6 8 16 18 38 −20 26 Relegation to the Ukrainian First League
16 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 30 3 9 18 17 54 −37 18 Relegation to the Ukrainian First League

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Serbia Marko Dević
19 (6 pk)
Metalist Kharkiv
Ukraine Oleksandr Hladky
17 (1 pk)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Ukraine Oleksandr Kosyrin
17 (3 pk)
Metalurh Donetsk
Ukraine Yevhen Seleznyov
17 (3 pk)
Arsenal Kyiv
Guinea Ismaël Bangoura
15 (1 pk)
Dynamo Kyiv
Ukraine Volodymyr Homenyuk
14 (2 pk)
Tavriya Simferopol
Brazil Brandão
12 (2 pk)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Brazil Fernandinho
11 (1 pk)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh
10
Dynamo Kyiv
Ukraine Serhiy Nazarenko
9 (3 pk)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Managers[edit]

Club Coach Replaced coach
FC Arsenal Kyiv Ukraine Oleksandr Zavarov
FC Chornomorets Odessa Russia Vitaliy Shevchenko
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine Oleh Protasov
FC Dynamo Kyiv Russia Yuri Semin Ukraine Anatoliy Demyanenko
FC Karpaty Lviv Ukraine Valery Yaremchenko Ukraine Oleksandr Ischenko
FC Kharkiv Ukraine Volodymyr Bezsonov
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Oleh Taran
FC Metalist Kharkiv Ukraine Myron Markevych
FC Metalurh Donetsk Bulgaria Nikolay Kostov Belgium Jos Daerden
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Ukraine Anatoly Chantsev
FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka Ukraine Valeriy Horodov Ukraine Serhiy Shevchenko
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Romania Mircea Lucescu
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Mykhailo Fomenko
FC Vorskla Poltava Ukraine Mykola Pavlov Ukraine Anatoliy Momot
FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod Ukraine Volodymyr Vasiutyk Ukraine Volodymyr Sharan
FC Zorya Luhansk Ukraine Anatoliy Volobuev Ukraine Oleksandr Kosevych

Current results[edit]

Note: home games of each team are shown at the horizontal lines

# Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dynamo Kyiv DK 1:3 7:3 2:0 2:2 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 15
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 1:1 SD 2:0 3:0 2:1 4:1 8 7 1 0 19 4 +15 22
3 Metalist Kharkiv 1:3 MK 3:0 2:0 1:0 2:0 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5 14
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk DD 4:1 2:0 1:0 0:0 2:0 8 6 1 1 15 5 +10 19
5 Tavriya Simferopol TS 2:1 3:3 4:3 1:0 8 3 2 3 10 13 -3 11
6 Chornomorets Odessa 0:0 CO 1:0 0:1 1:0 8 3 2 3 3 5 -2 11
7 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 0:1 MZ 1:0 3:0 0:0 8 4 2 2 7 5 +2 14
8 Karpaty Lviv KL 0:0 3:0 1:1 8 2 2 4 9 12 -3 8
9 Metalurh Donetsk 0:0 3:0 MD 0:1 8 2 4 2 11 10 +1 10
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 0:1 0:1 KK 1:1 8 2 1 5 7 13 -6 7
11 Zorya Luhansk 3:2 0:1 0:1 ZL 3:1 8 2 1 5 7 13 -6 7
12 FC Kharkiv 1:2 1:0 1:1 FK 8 2 3 3 5 7 -2 9
13 Vorskla Poltava 1:1 2:1 0:0 1:1 VP 2:1 8 2 4 2 7 7 0 10
14 Arsenal Kyiv 1:1 1:3 AK 7:0 3:0 8 2 2 4 17 15 +2 8
15 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 0:1 1:0 2:0 1:1 0:0 ZU 8 2 3 3 4 10 -6 9
16 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 0:3 0:1 0:1 1:2 NO 8 0 1 7 2 15 -13 1

Teams locations and stadiums[edit]

Locations[edit]


Stadia[edit]

The following stadiums were used as home grounds during the season:

Rank Stadium Capacity[4] Club Notes
1 NSC Olimpiysky 83,450 Arsenal Kyiv Played last 6 games
2 Chornomorets Stadium 34,362 Chornomorets Odessa Annual venue for the Ukrainian Super Cup
3 Shakhtar Stadium 31,718 Metalurh Donetsk
4 Metalurh Stadium 29,783 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
5 Ukraina Stadium 28,051 Karpaty Lviv Renovations are taking place
6 RSK Olimpiyskiy 25,831 Shakhtar Donetsk
7 Vorskla Stadium 25,000 Vorskla Poltava FC Kharkiv played against Dynamo and Zorya
8 Stadium Meteor 24,381 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
9 Metalist Stadium 22,757 Metalist Kharkiv
FC Kharkiv
Temporarilly in emergency conditions
10 Avanhard Stadium 22,320 Zorya Luhansk
11 Lokomotiv Stadium 19,978 Tavriya Simferopol
12 Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium 16,873 Dynamo Kyiv
Arsenal Kyiv
FC Arsenal Kyiv its first 9 games here
13 Avanhard Stadium 12,000 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
14 Slavutych Arena 11,983 Metalurh Zaporizhia
15 Dynamo Stadium 6,000 Metalist Kharkiv
FC Kharkiv
Metalist played three games here including one against Kharkiv, Kharkiv played here its home game against Vorskla
16 Naftovyk Stadium 5,256 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka

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