2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League
|Champions League||Shakhtar Donetsk
|Europa League||Dynamo Kyiv
|Goals scored||585 (2.64 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||20 – Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar)|
|Biggest home win||Dynamo 9–1 Metalurh D
|Biggest away win||Tavriya 0–4 Shakhtar (Round 5)
Karpaty 0–4 Dnipro (Round 13)
|Highest scoring||Dynamo 9–1 Metalurh D
|Longest winning run||7 games
|Longest unbeaten run||14 games
(Round 1–11, 13–15)
|Longest winless run||15 games
(Round 4–14, 16–19)
|Longest losing run||8 games
Dynamo – Shakhtar
|Lowest attendance||0 – 6 matches
The 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League season was the 23rd since its establishment.
A total of sixteen teams participated in the league. Fifteen teams from last season's competition and one promoted club from the 2012–13 Ukrainian First League formed the league. The competition commenced on the 12 July 2013 when Tavriya Simferopol hosted Zorya Luhansk. Eighteen rounds were played prior to the winter recess. The competition was affected by the political turmoil that affected Ukraine during the spring session.
- 1 Civil unrest and its effects on the league
- 2 Teams
- 3 Qualification to European competitions for 2014–15
- 4 League table
- 5 Results
- 6 Top goalscorers
- 7 See also
- 8 References
Civil unrest and its effects on the league
In November 2013, during the winter break of the Ukrainian Premier League, a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest labelled Euromaidan started in Ukraine. The competition was to resume on 1 March 2014, but due to the civil unrest in the country after the riots in Kiev and continuing on with the Crimean crisis, the Premier League delayed the start of the spring stage. A decision was made by the Ukrainian Premier League to resume the competition on 15 March.
During the May 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the Football Federation of Ukraine (after being advised to do so by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry) decided that all matches across all Ukrainian leagues, as well as the 2014 Ukrainian Cup Final, would be played behind closed doors for security reasons.
The unrest in Ukraine since November 2013 lead to an unexpected sense of unity among rival Ukrainian football fans. Various formerly bitter rival football fans (also those from Russophone cities in Ukraine) held pro-Ukrainian Unity marches.
The two relegated teams were to be replaced by the champions and the runners-up of the 2012–13 Ukrainian First League, Sevastopol and Stal Alchevsk. Stal Alchevsk were to be promoted after finishing runners-up but their club administration refused promotion.
Metalurh Zaporizhya, the last-placed of the 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League was to be relegated to the Ukrainian First League at the end of the previous season but since no other team applied for entry from the Ukrainian First League they remained in the competition.
The following stadiums are regarded as home grounds:
|1||NSC Olimpiyskiy||Dynamo Kyiv||70,050||59,360||Round 24 (Shakhtar)||Originally scheduled as Round 19|
|Tavriya Simferopol||11,575||Round 19 (Dynamo)||Used as home ground in Round 19|
|Illichivets Mariupol||0||Round 29 (Dynamo)||Used as home ground in Round 29|
|2||Donbass Arena||Shakhtar Donetsk||52,518||52,667||Round 4 (Dynamo)|
|3||OSC Metalist||Metalist Kharkiv||40,003||39,853||Round 9 (Dynamo)|
|4||Chornomorets Stadium||Chornomorets Odesa||34,164||26,542||Round 26 (Dynamo)||Originally scheduled as Round 20|
|5||Dnipro-Arena||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||31,003||28,092||Round 7 (Shakhtar)|
|6||Ukraina Stadium||Karpaty Lviv||28,051||18,800||Round 23 (Dynamo)||Originally scheduled as Round 25|
|7||Vorskla Stadium||Vorskla Poltava||24,795||12,500||Round 11 (Dynamo)|
|8||Meteor Stadium||Metalurh Donetsk||24,381||0||Round 29 (Metalurh Z.)||Used as home ground in Round 29|
|9||Avanhard Stadium||Zorya Luhansk||22,288||13,700||Round 15 (Dynamo)|
|10||RSC Lokomotiv||Tavriya Simferopol||19,978||10,500||Round 5 (Shakhtar)|
|11||Dynamo Stadium||Arsenal Kyiv||16,873||10,841||Round 13 (Dynamo)|
|Sevastopol||850||Round 20 (Metalist)||Used as home ground in postponed Round 20 match|
|Metalist Kharkiv||1,500||Round 30 (Vorskla)||Used as home ground in Round 30 match|
|12||Illichivets Stadium||Illichivets Mariupol||12,680||5,600||Round 4 (Karpaty)
Round 6 (Metalurh Don.)
|13||Avanhard Stadium||Volyn Lutsk||12,080||10,000||Round 16 (Dynamo)|
|14||Avanhard Stadium||Hoverla Uzhhorod||12,000||10,200||Round 2 (Dynamo)|
|15||Slavutych-Arena||Metalurh Zaporizhya||11,983||11,000||Round 5 (Dnipro)|
|16||Central Stadium, Cherkasy||Zorya Luhansk||10,321||0||Round 29 (Shakhtar)||Used as home ground in Round 29|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||2,300||Round 30 (Volyn)||Used as home ground in Round 30|
|17||SC Sevastopol||Sevastopol||5,644||5,641||Round 2 (Shakhtar)|
|18||Obolon Arena||Chornomorets Odesa||5,100||3,200||Round 30 (Karpaty)||Used as home ground in Round 30|
|19||Metalurh Stadium||Metalurh Donetsk||5,094||4,200||Round 16 (Metalist)|
Personnel and sponsorship
- ^(10) For the Round 14 match Metalist Kharkiv was managed by Ihor Rakhayev while manager Myron Markevych was hospitalized with trauma.
Qualification to European competitions for 2014–15
- Since Ukraine finished in seventh place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2012–13 season, the league will have the same number of qualifiers for UEFA Europa League 2014–15. The Ukrainian Cup winner qualifies for the play-off round.
- After the 24th Round, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for European football for the 2014–15 season.
- During the 26th Round, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk qualified for European football for the 2014–15 season.
- During the 28th Round Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League after defeating Illichivets.
- Metalist Kharkiv qualified for European football for the 2014–15 season after defeating FC Sevastopol in their postponed Round 20 match.
- Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Group Stage during Round 29 after they defeated Zorya Luhansk. (C)
- After the 29th Round, Dynamo Kyiv qualified the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.
- After the 29th Round, Chornomorets Odesa qualified the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round.
- Dynamo Kyiv, by winning the Ukrainian Cup, and with Sevilla (Spain) winning the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa Group stage.
- Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round after they defeated Metalurh Donetsk in Round 30. After that victory Metalist Kharkiv qualified the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League playoff round.
- Zorya Luhansk qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round after Metalurh Donetsk was excluded from participating by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body due to failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Shakhtar Donetsk (C)||28||21||2||5||62||23||+39||65||2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|2||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||28||18||5||5||56||28||+28||59||2014–15 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round 1|
|3||Metalist Kharkiv||28||16||9||3||54||29||+25||57||2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round|
|4||Dynamo Kyiv||28||16||5||7||55||33||+22||53||2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage|
|5||Chornomorets Odesa||28||12||10||6||30||22||+8||46||2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round|
|6||Metalurh Donetsk||28||12||7||9||45||42||+3||43||Excluded from European competitions 2|
|7||Zorya Luhansk||28||11||9||8||35||30||+5||42||2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round|
|9||Sevastopol||28||10||5||13||32||43||−11||35||Club expelled after season 3|
|13||Volyn Lutsk||28||7||6||15||25||51||−26||24||Deducted 3 points 4|
|15||Tavriya Simferopol||28||2||4||22||15||46||−31||10||Club expelled after season 3|
|16||Arsenal Kyiv||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Club officially expelled from the league 5|
Updated to games played on 20 May 2014.
Source: Premier League website
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th fair play rating
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
1 On 18 June 2014 UEFA published seeding ranking for the upcoming 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season where FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk were pending approval of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) on 19 June 2014 to participate in the competition. The main issue that might have impeded Dnipro to participate in the continental competitions was the "Boateng case". The conflict arose during the 2012-13 season when Derek Boateng unsuccessfully tried to leave the club due to breach of contract and was forced to file a case against the club through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. The end result was that Dnipro did play in the 2014-15 Champions League 3rd qualifying round (and, subsequently, the Europa League).
2 On 4 April 2014, UEFA barred FC Metalurh Donetsk in the next UEFA club competition for which they would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. Metalurh lodged an appeal against the UEFA resolution.
3 After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, FC Sevastopol and SC Tavriya Simferopol were officially disbanded and in their place were created new clubs that aimed to participate in the Russian competitions next season.
5 On 29 October 2013, the general director of FC Arsenal Kyiv Viktor Holovko announced that the club is filling for bankruptcy and withdrawing from competitions as it was unable to find any sponsors. The General Assembly of the Ukrainian Premier League was unable to reach a quorum and hence no decision was made on the expulsion of the club from the UPL. (18 December 2013) On 12 February 2014 Arsenal Kyiv was officially expelled from the league and all club's results were annulled. Arsenal played 13 games with record 3 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses with 10 goals scored and 28 goals scored against and also one technical defeat was recorded against them.
The following table displays match results between each team in the competition.
|Home \ Away||ARK||CHO||DNI||DYK||HOV||ILL||KAR||MET||MDO||MZA||SEV||SHA||TAV||VOL||VOR||ZOR|
Updated to games played on 18 May 2014.
Source: Premier League website (Ukrainian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- ^(2) The Round 12 match between Dnipro and Metalist on 6 October 2013 was suspended at a halftime with the score 2–1 due to lighting issues at Dnipro-Arena. The Ukrainian Premier League decided in an executive meeting on 7 October 2013 that the match was to be continued from the start of the second half on 4 December 2013.
- ^(3) Administration of Arsenal Kyiv informed that the club would not travel to their Round 14 match against Tavria Simferopol indicating that the football club Arsenal Kyiv may cease operations. The Ukrainian Football Federation Control Disciplinary Committee originally awarded a technical victory to Tavriya. (21 October 2013) After Arsenal Kyiv was expelled, the result was annulled. (12 February 2014)
- ^(4) The Round 19 match between Tavria–Dynamo was moved to Kiev at the NSC Olimpiysky as a preventative measure against possible violence in Crimea due to the 2014 Crimean crisis.
- ^(5) The Round 20 match between Sevastopol–Metalist was postponed to a later date due to the 2014 Crimean crisis. The Russian-appointed Sevastopol city's authorities prohibited for the game to take place and the match was scheduled to take place in Kiev at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium on May 7, 2014.
- ^(6) The Football Federation of Ukraine decided that all Round 29 matches were played with no spectators attending due to continual unrest in the country. Also a decision was made by the FFU of not conducting matches in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Odessa oblasts. The match between Illichivets Mariupol and Dynamo Kyiv took place in Kiev at the NSC Olimpiysky. The match between Zorya Luhansk and Shakhtar Donetsk took place in Cherkasy at the Central Stadium. The match between Metalurh Donetsk and Metalurh Zaporizhia took place in Dnipropetrovsk at the Meteor Stadium.
- ^(7) For Round 30 the Football Federation of Ukraine decided of not conducting matches in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Odessa oblasts due to continual unrest in the country. The match between Chornomorets Odesa and Karpaty Lviv took place in Kiev at the Obolon Arena. The match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Volyn Lutsk took place in Cherkasy at the Central Stadium. The match between Metalist Kharkiv and Vorskla Poltava took place in Kiev at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium.
- ^(8) Administration of Hoverla Uzhhorod informed the Ukrainian Premier League that they would not appear for their Round 30 fixture against FC Sevastopol. Control Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine award a 3–0 technical victory to Sevastopol.
Positions by round
The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.(9)
|Team \ Round||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||17||18||19||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||27||28||29||30|
Source: kicker.de (German)
- ^(9) The competition resumes with the spring stage with Round 21 due to the postponement of the competition due to the civil unrest in the country after the riots in Kiev and continuing on with the Crimean crisis. Originally scheduled Round 19 was played 15–17 April after Round 25 and Round 20 was played 23–24 April after Round 26.
The top ten goalscorers were as follows:
|1||Luiz Adriano||20 (1)||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|2||Junior Moraes||19 (4)||Metalurh Donetsk|
|3||Marko Devich(10)||15||Metalist Kharkiv|
|Dieumerci Mbokani||13||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Yevhen Seleznyov||13 (1)||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|7||Yannick Boli||12 (1)||Zorya Luhansk|
|Andriy Yarmolenko||12 (2)||Dynamo Kyiv|
|9||Oleksandr Hladkyi||10||Karpaty Lviv|
|Oleksiy Antonov||10 (1)||Chornomorets Odesa|
||30 August 2013|
||29 September 2013|
||5 October 2013|
||29 November 2013|
||15 April 2014|
||11 May 2014|
- (*) Asterisk identifies players who scored four goals (poker).
|Month||UA-Football Player of the Month|
|July||Marko Devich||UKR||Metalist Kharkiv||3G|
|August||Roman Zozulya||UKR||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||2G 1A|
|September||Marko Devich||UKR||Metalist Kharkiv||5G|
|October||Yevhen Konoplyanka||UKR||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||1G|
|November||Andriy Yarmolenko||UKR||Dynamo Kyiv||2G|
|March||Matheus||BRA||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||3G 1A|
|April||Júnior Moraes||BRA||Metalurh Donetsk||5G|
|May||Yevhen Konoplyanka||UKR||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||1G 1A|
- 2013–14 Ukrainian First League
- 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League Reserves and Under 19
- 2013–14 Ukrainian Second League
- 2013–14 Ukrainian Cup
- 2013–14 UEFA Europa League
- 2013–14 UEFA Champions League
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