2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League
|Europa League||Tavriya Simferopol
|Goals scored||597 (2.49 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||(17) Artem Milevsky (Dynamo)|
|Biggest home win||Dynamo 6–0 Tavriya (Round 2)|
|Biggest away win||Arsenal 1–6 Tavriya (Round 25)|
|Highest scoring||Arsenal 1–6 Tavriya (Round 25)|
|Longest winning run||10 – Shakhtar (Round 14–23)|
|Longest unbeaten run||20 – Dynamo (Round 1–15, 17–21)|
|Longest losing run||7 – Kryvbas (Round 1–7)|
|Highest attendance||52,518 Shakhtar – Dynamo (Round 29)|
Vorskla – Metalurh Don. (Round 10)
Kryvbas – Metalurh Zap. (Round 17)
Arsenal – Chornomorets (Round 17)
The 2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League season was the nineteenth since its establishment and second since its reorganization. Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions, having won their 13th league title. A total of sixteen teams participated in the league; fourteen of them contested in the 2008–09 season while the remaining two were promoted from the Ukrainian First League.
The season began on 17 July 2009. The winter break in the season was from 13 December 2009 until 28 February 2010. The last round of the season was played on 9 May 2010.
Changes from previous season 
Team changes 
FC Lviv and FC Kharkiv were relegated to Ukrainian First League after the 2008–09 season for finishing in 15th and 16th respectively. They are replaced by Ukrainian First League 2008-09 champions Zakarpattia Uzhhorod and runners-up Obolon Kyiv.
Position in standings 
For the 2009–10 season the FPL has removed the point tiebreaker condition of most wins. In previous seasons if two clubs had the same amount of points the first tiebreaker was which team had the most wins. For this season the first tiebreaker is goal difference followed by goals scored and finally fair play coefficients.
Managers and captains 
- At the start of the season Artem Milevskiy was selected to captain the side by manager Gazzayev but on signing Andriy Shevchenko before Round 6 the club president Ihor Surkis appointed Shevchenko captaincy in the club. However, Gazzayev informed the media that Milevskiy would remain the captain and Shevchenko would be the club leader.
Managerial changes 
|Team||Outgoing head coach||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming head coach||Date of appointment||Table|
|Chornomorets||Viktor Hryshko||own initiative||10 August||16th||Ihor Nakonechny||12 August||16th|
|Chornomorets||Ihor Nakonechny||temporary position||1 September||14th||Andriy Bal||1 September||14th|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Oleh Lutkov||3 September||12th||Vladimir Khodus||3 September||12th|
|Zorya||Yuriy Dudnyk||temporary position||23 September||12th||Yuriy Koval||23 September||12th|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Vladimir Khodus||temporary position||22 October||14th||Roman Hryhorchuk||22 October||14th|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Roman Hryhorchuk||7 November||9th||Vladimir Khodus||8 November|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Vladimir Khodus||temporary position||8 December||12th||Roman Hryhorchuk||8 December||12th|
|Obolon||Yuriy Maksymov||own initiative||25 December||8th||Serhiy Kovalets||14 January||8th|
|Zorya||Yuriy Koval||sacked||29 December||12th||Anatoly Chantsev||29 December||12th|
|Kryvbas||Oleh Taran||Director in club||12 January||16th||Yuriy Maksymov||12 January||16th|
|Arsenal||Oleksandr Zavarov||Sacked||28 January||9th||Vyacheslav Hrozny||28 January||9th|
|Arsenal||Vyacheslav Hrozny||Resigned||16 April||8th||Yuriy Bakalov||16 April||8th|
Location map 
The following stadiums were used during the season.
|1||Donbass Arena||52,518||52,518||Round 29||Shakhtar Donetsk||Dynamo Kyiv|
|2||OSK Metalist||41,411||40,000||Round 16||Metalist Kharkiv||Obolon Kyiv|
|3||Dnipro Stadium||31,003||31,003||Round 11||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||Dynamo Kyiv|
|4||Metalurh Kryvbas||29,783||5,000||Round 3||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||Dynamo Kyiv|
|5||Ukraina Stadium||28,051||27,047||Round 25||Karpaty Lviv||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|6||RSK Olimpiyskiy||25,831||13,500||Round 4||Shakhtar Donetsk||Metalurh Donetsk|
|7||Vorskla Stadium||25,000||16,000||Round 3||Vorskla Poltava||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|8||Stadium Meteor||24,381||1,000||Round 13||Arsenal Kyiv||Vorskla Poltava|
|9||Avanhard Zorya||22,320||22,189||Round 21||Zorya Luhansk||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|12,300||Round 6||Shakhtar Donetsk||Zorya Luhansk|
|10||Lokomotiv Tavria||19,978||14,000||Round 8||Tavriya Simferopol||Metalist Kharkiv|
|11||Lobanovsky Dynamo||16,873||17,100||Round 22||Dynamo Kyiv||Metalist Kharkiv|
|1,500||Round 21||Arsenal Kyiv||Zakarpattya Uzhhorod|
|12||Illichivets Stadium||12,680||8,500||Round 2||Illichivets Mariupol||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|13||Avanhard Zakarpattya||12,000||9,800||Round 13||Zakarpattya Uzhhorod||Dynamo Kyiv|
|14||Slavutych Arena||11,983||12,000||Round 28||Metalurh Zaporizhya||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|15||Kolos Arsenal||5,654||5,600||Round 7
|Arsenal Kyiv||Shakhtar Donetsk
|16||Metalurh Donetsk||5,300||4,200||Round 21||Metalurh Donetsk||Dynamo Kyiv|
|17||Obolon Stadium||5,100||5,300||Round 21||Obolon Kyiv||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|18||Spartak Stadium||5,000||4,800||Round 12||Chornomorets Odessa||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|19||Bannikov Stadium||1,678||1,216||Round 29||Arsenal Kyiv||Metalurh Donetsk|
Teams by region 
Most of the Ukrainian Premier League 2009–10 teams were located in central and eastern Ukraine. Of the 25 administrative regions of Ukraine, only 12 of them featured at least one team.
|Region||# of teams||Teams|
|1||Donetsk Oblast||3||Illichivets, Metalurh Don., and Shakhtar|
|Kiev||3||Arsenal, Dynamo, and Obolon|
|2||Dnipropetrovsk Oblast||2||Dnipro and Kryvbas|
|Zaporizhia Oblast||1||Metalurh Zap.|
Qualification to European competitions for 2010–11 
- Since Ukraine finished in seventh place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2008–09 season, the league will gain one more qualification spot for UEFA Europa League 2010–11. The Ukrainian Cup winner will now qualify for the play-off round.
Qualified Teams 
- After the 24th Round, both Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for European football for the 2010–11 season.
- After the 26th Round, both Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.
- After the 28th Round, both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Karpaty Lviv qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
- FC Shakhtar Donetsk captured the championship after a 1–0 win against rivals FC Dynamo Kyiv in the 29th Round securing a place in the Champions League group stage. Dynamo Kyiv enters the Champions League third qualification round as runners up.
- Metalist Kharkiv's 4–1 away victory over Zorya Luhansk in the 29th Round secured them a third place finish in the competition and a place in the Europa League play-off round. Also in the same round Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk completed a 4–1 home victory against Illichivets which secured fourth place and entry into Europa League third qualification round since Karpaty Lviv lost 0–2 at home to Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih and leaving them in fifth place and qualification into the second qualification round.
Timeline of qualification
League table 
Source: Premier League website (Ukrainian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th fair play.
(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; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||ARK||CHO||DNI||DYN||ILL||KAR||KRY||MET||MDO||MZA||OBO||SHA||TAV||VOR||ZAK||ZOR|
|Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||0–1||2–3||0–0||1–3||0–2||1–2||2–2||0–1||1–3||3–2||0–2||0–1||1–1||3–1||4–0|
- ^(2) Original game ended in a 4–1 victory to Obolon. A technical 3–0 victory was awarded to Metalurh Zaporizhya as a result of four players from Obolon Kyiv using a banned substance administered to them during the game. FC Obolon Kyiv protested the decision and entered arbitration via the Appellate Committee of the Ukrainian Football Federation. The decision was overturned 20 November 2009.
Round by Round 
The following table is a historic representation of the team's position in the standings after the completion of each round.
|Team \ Round|
|Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||15||15||14||14||15||16||16||16||16||16||16||15||15||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||15||15||14|
Source: Dynamo Kyiv's Official Site (Ukrainian)
Rescheduled games 
- Due to the participation of Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2009 UEFA Super Cup on 28 August 2009, their Round 5 match against Metalist Kharkiv was rescheduled to 23 September 2009 (after Round 7). Upon completion of this game Metalist moved from 6th to 5th in the standings.
- All Round 13 matches were cancelled due to a strike by the referees, delegates and inspectors from the Football Federation of Ukraine. Games were to be played 7 November and 8. The first match was played on 9 December 2009 initiating Round 16. The rest of the matches are scheduled after the winter break to be played 24 March 2010, and 7 April 2010. For historical tabulation purpose the Round-by-Round displays chronologically when the round was played and not the name used by the FPL.
Top goalscorers 
Last updated: 9 May 2010
|1||Artem Milevsky||17 (5)||Dynamo Kyiv|
|2||Jackson Coelho||16 (3)||Metalist Kharkiv|
|3||Yevhen Seleznyov||13 (2)||Shakhtar/Dnipro|
|4||Luiz Adriano||11 (2)||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|5||Andrey Varankow||10||Obolon Kyiv/Kryvbas|
|6||Henrikh Mkhitaryan||9||Metalurh Donetsk|
|Denys Oliynyk||9||Metalist Kharkiv|
|Andriy Vorobey||9||Arsenal Kyiv|
|Ionuţ Mazilu||9 (1)||Arsenal Kyiv|
|Jádson||9 (3)||Shakhtar Donetsk|
- Top scorer - Artem Milevsky (Dynamo)
- Best coach - Mircea Lucescu (Shakhtar)
- Best player - Dario Srna (Shakhtar)
- Best referee - Viktor Shvetsov (Odessa)
- Best goalkeeper - Andriy Piatov (Shakhtar)
- Fair-play - Metalurh Donetsk
- Pride of flag
- Pride of flag is a club award given to the club who provided the most players for the National Team and youth teams: U-21, U-19, U-17.
- In 2009 the award was given to Dynamo Kyiv, while the first runner-up was Shakhtar Donetsk and second - Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. No data is available for the 2010 season yet.
Medal squads 
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)
Note: Players in italic are those whose playing position is uncertain.
See also 
- Ukrainian Second League 2009–10
- Ukrainian Premier League Reserves 2009-10
- Ukrainian First League 2009–10
- Ukrainian Cup 2009–10
- UEFA Europa League 2009–10
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- Linnyk, Igor (5 May 2010). "Shakhtar regain Ukrainian crown". UEFA.com (UEFA). Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
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- (Ukrainian) "До весняної частини чемпіонату "Оболонь" готуватиме новий наставник (For the spring part of the championship "Obolon" will be prepared by a new coach". ua-football.com. 27 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- Fifield, Dominic (29 August 2009). "Andriy Shevchenko leaves Chelsea to return to Dynamo Kyiv". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
- (Ukrainian) "Официальное представление Андрея Шевченко как игрока "Динамо" – состоялось (Official presentation Andriy Shevchenko as a Dynamo player)". ua-football.com. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
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- (Russian) "Юрий Коваль – главный тренер "Зари" (Yuriy Koval head trainer of Zorya Luhansk". ua-football.com. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
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- (Russian) "Анатолий Чанцев: "Нужно играть в футбол, от которого сам получаешь удовлетворение" (Anatoliy Chantsev: "Need to play football, from which you get satisfaction.")". Zorya Official Site. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010.[dead link]
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- (Russian) "ФК "Арсенал": Заваров освобожден!.. Грозный назначен (Arsenal Kyiv: Zavarov dismissed!.. Grozny assigned)". ua.football. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
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- (Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Donbass Arena Round 8 fixture Shakhtar–Obolon with 42,800 in attendance
- Former home ground used as venue prior to Round 8
- (Ukrainian) "Матч "Арсенал" – "Ворскла" у Дніпропетровську! (Match Arsenal – Vorskla in Dnipropetrovsk!)". FPL. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
- (Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue VV Lobanovsky Stadium (Kiev) used as home ground by Arsenal Kyiv in Round 19
- (Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue VV Lobanovsky Stadium (Kiev) used as home ground by Arsenal Kyiv in Round 21
- (Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Bannikov Stadion used as home ground by Arsenal in Round 17
- (Ukrainian)FPL: Game Report – Venue Bannikov Stadion used as home ground by Arsenal in Round 29
- Kassies, Bert. "UEFA Country Ranking 2009". Retrieved 25 May 2009.
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- (Ukrainian) ""Оболонь" подасть апеляцію (Obolon appeals decision on loss of points)". ua-football.com. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
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- (Ukrainian) "Match protocol". www.fpl.ua. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- (Ukrainian) "Матч "Металіст" – "Шахтар" – 23 вересня! (Match Metalist – Shakhtar – September 23)". Professional Football League of Ukraine (PFL). 11 August 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
- (Ukrainian) "13-й тур не відбудеться (Round 13 will not be played)". PFL. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 8 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- (Ukrainian) "Дати проведення матчів 13-го і 16-го турів (Match dates for Round 13 and 16)". PFL. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
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- (Ukrainian) "Прем’єр-ліга. Визначені лауреати сезону 2009/2010 рр.! (Premier League. Award winners for 2009–10 season)". ua-football.com. 29 June 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
- Photos of the awards and their author. (Ukrainian)
- (Ukrainian) Regulations on the Pride of flag award
- (Ukrainian) Final Standing (pdf)