2009 Belarusian Premier League
|Europa League||Dinamo Minsk
|Goals scored||437 (2.4 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Maycon (15)|
|Biggest home win||BATE 6–0 Neman|
|Biggest away win||Shakhtyor 0–5 Minsk|
|Highest scoring||Dinamo Minsk 5–2 Dnepr|
Belarusian Premier League 2009 was the 19th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on April 4 and ended on November 8, 2009. BATE Borisov were the defending champions.
Team changes from 2008 season
Due to league reduction from 16 to 14 teams three relegated teams (Lokomotiv Minsk, Savit Mogilev and Darida Minsk Raion, who finished 14th, 15th and 16th in 2008 respectively) were replaced by only one team, the winner of 2008 First League Minsk.
BATE Borisov won their 6th champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Dinamo Minsk, bronze medalists Dnepr Mogilev and yet to be determined 2009-10 Cup winners qualified for the Europa League. Due to decision to gradually reduce Premiere League to 12 clubs (14 in 2009, 12 in 2010) three lowest placed teams (Gomel, Granit Mikashevichi
Smorgon) relegated to the First League.
Teams and venues
|Team||Location||Venue||Capacity||Position in 2008|
|BATE||Borisov||City Stadium, Borisov||5,500||1|
|Dinamo Minsk||Minsk||Dinamo, Minsk||41,040||2|
|Dinamo Brest||Brest||OSK Brestskiy||10,080||6|
|Minsk||Minsk||Torpedo, Minsk||5,200||First league, 1|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||BATE Borisov (C)||26||19||5||2||55||16||+39||62||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||Dinamo Minsk||26||14||8||4||38||18||+20||50||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round|
|3||Dnepr Mogilev||26||12||4||10||31||26||+5||40||2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|8||Torpedo Zhodino||26||10||7||9||31||22||+9||37||2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1|
|12||Gomel (R)||26||8||5||13||31||48||−17||29||Relegation to First League|
|13||Granit Mikashevichi (R)||26||6||7||13||27||39||−12||25|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head
1The runner-up of the 2009–10 Belarusian Cup (lost to BATE).
(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.
|Home \ Away||BAT||DBR||DMI||DNE||GOM||GRA||MIN||MTZ||NAF||NEM||SHA||SMO||VIT||TZH|
Source: football.by (Belarusian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match of Round 9 originally finished 1–1, but was awarded to Granit with a score of 3–0. The reason is that for some time during the match Neman had five foreign players on the pitch, while the maximum number of foreign players a team can have on the pitch in the same time is four.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Belarusian clubs in European Cups
|Round||Team #1||Agg.||Team #2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|2009–10 UEFA Europa League|
|First qualifying round||Sutjeska Nikšić||2–3||MTZ-RIPO Minsk||1–1||1–2 (aet)|
|Dinamo Minsk||3–2||Renova Džepčište||2–1||1–1|
|Second qualifying round||Naftan Novopolotsk||2–2 (a)||Gent||2–1||0–1|
|Metallurg Donetsk||5–1||MTZ-RIPO Minsk||3–0||2–1|
|Play-off round||BATE Borisov||4–1||Litex Lovech||0–1||4–0 (aet)|
|Group stage||Benfica||4–1||BATE Borisov||2–0||2–1|
|BATE Borisov||4–3||AEK Athens||2–1||2–2|
|2009–10 UEFA Champions League|
|Second qualifying round||Makedonija Gjorče Petrov||0–4||BATE Borisov||0–2||0–2|
|Third qualifying round||Ventspils||(a) 2–2||BATE Borisov||1–0||1–2|
Source: football.by (Russian)