2013 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 2013
Champions BATE Borisov
Relegated Slavia-Mozyr
Champions League BATE Borisov
Europa League Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Dinamo Minsk
Neman Grodno
Matches played 180
Goals scored 413 (2.29 per match)
Top goalscorer Vitali Rodionov (14)
Biggest home win BATE 6–1 Slavia;
Shakhtyor 5–0 Dinamo Br
Biggest away win Naftan 1–5 BATE;
Dnepr 0–4 Torpedo;
Belshina 0–4 Dinamo Br;
Dnepr 1–5 Belshina
Highest scoring BATE 6–1 Slavia (7 goals)
2012
2014

The 2013 Belarusian Premier League is the 23rd season of top-tier football in Belarus. It began in April 2013 and end in November 2013. BATE Borisov are the defending champions, having won their 9th league title the previous year.

Format change[edit]

Starting with this season, the league will be played in two phases. The first phase will consist of a regular double-round robin tournament between 12 teams. The best six teams will qualify for the championship round, which will determine the champions and the participants for the 2014–15 European competitions. The remaining six teams play in the relegation group, where the top four teams will secure places in the 2014 competition, the fifth team (11th overall) will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of the First League, and the sixth team (12th overall) will be automatically relegated. All points collected during the first phase will count for the second phase as well.

Teams[edit]

No teams were relegated to the First League after the 2012 season since the number of teams was shortened from 12 to 11 at the last moment in early 2012. Dnepr Mogilev, the champions of 2012 First League, were promoted to the Premier League after 1 season's absence.

Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino, as the 11th-placed team in the 2012 Premier League, had to compete in the relegation/promotion playoffs against First League runners-up Gorodeya. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino won the playoff, 4–1 on aggregate, and both teams retained positions in their respective leagues.

Brest reverted their name back to Dinamo Brest a week before the start of the season.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2012
BATE Borisov City Stadium 5,402 1
Belshina Bobruisk Spartak Stadium (Bobruisk) 3,700 7
Dinamo Brest Brest OSK Brestskiy 10,060 8
Dinamo Minsk Minsk Traktor Stadium 16,500 3
Dnepr Mogilev Spartak Stadium (Mogilev) 7,350 First League, 1
Gomel Gomel Central Stadium 14,307 4
Minsk Minsk Torpedo Stadium (Minsk) 4,820 6
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant Stadium 4,500 9
Neman Grodno Neman Stadium 8,500 5
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel Stadium 4,200 2
Slavia-Mozyr Mozyr Yunost Stadium 5,300 10
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Torpedo Stadium (Zhodino) 3,020 11
Locations of teams in the 2013 Belarusian Premier League

First phase[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 22 15 4 3 35 13 +22 49 Qualification to championship round
2 BATE Borisov 22 15 3 4 46 17 +29 48
3 Dinamo Minsk 22 9 7 6 30 26 +4 34 DMI 1–0 GOM
GOM 1–2 DMI
4 Gomel 22 9 7 6 25 20 +5 34
5 Neman Grodno 22 8 6 8 23 23 0 30
6 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 22 8 4 10 26 28 −2 28
7 Belshina Bobruisk 22 7 7 8 24 28 −4 28 Qualification to relegation group
8 Minsk 22 6 7 9 21 27 −6 25
9 Dinamo Brest 22 6 6 10 18 30 −12 24
10 Dnepr Mogilev 22 6 5 11 20 29 −9 23
11 Naftan Novopolotsk 22 4 9 9 19 29 −10 21
12 Slavia-Mozyr 22 3 7 12 16 33 −17 16

Updated to games played on 1 September 2013.
Source: football.by
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
(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.

Results[edit]

Each team will play twice against every other team for a total of 22 matches.

Home ╲ Away[1] BAT BSH DBR DMI DNE GOM MIN NAF NEM SHA SLA TZH
BATE Borisov 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 6–1 2–0
Belshina Bobruisk 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3
Dinamo Brest 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1
Dinamo Minsk 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2
Dnepr Mogilev 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–4
Gomel 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0
Minsk 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0
Naftan Novopolotsk 1–5 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2
Neman Grodno 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
Slavia-Mozyr 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–3
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 0–3 0–1 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–3 0–1

Updated to games played on 1 September 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov (C) 32 21 4 7 61 25 +36 67 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 32 17 7 8 44 26 +18 58 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
3 Dinamo Minsk 32 15 9 8 44 33 +11 54 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Neman Grodno 32 13 8 11 34 30 +4 47
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 32 12 6 14 33 38 −5 42
6 Gomel 32 11 7 14 34 40 −6 40

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: football.by
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
1Winners of 2013–14 Belarusian Cup.
(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.

Results[edit]

The best six teams of the first phase will play twice against every other team for a total of 10 matches.

Home ╲ Away[1] BAT DMI GOM NEM SHA TZH
BATE Borisov 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Dinamo Minsk 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
Gomel 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–3 1–2
Neman Grodno 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Belshina Bobruisk 32 15 8 9 42 38 +4 53
8 Dinamo Brest 32 11 7 14 32 41 −9 40
9 Minsk 32 10 8 14 36 40 −4 38
10 Naftan Novopolotsk 32 9 10 13 29 41 −12 37
11 Dnepr Mogilev (A) 32 9 6 17 28 42 −14 33 Qualification to relegation playoffs
12 Slavia-Mozyr (R) 32 5 8 19 24 47 −23 23 Relegation to 2014 Belarusian First League

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: football.by
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
Winners of 2013–14 Belarusian Cup will qualify for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League
(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.

Results[edit]

The last six teams of the first phase will play twice against every other team for a total of 10 matches.

Home ╲ Away[1] BSH DBR DNE MIN NAF SLA
Belshina Bobruisk 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1
Dinamo Brest 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Dnepr Mogilev 1–5 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–1
Minsk 2–3 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–1
Naftan Novopolotsk 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1
Slavia-Mozyr 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

The 11th place finisher of this competition will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of the 2013 Belarusian First League for one spot in the 2014 Premier League.

4 December 2013
13:00 UTC+3
Dnepr Mogilev 3–1 Gorodeya
Kazlow Goal 68'
Bychanok Goal 76'84'
Markhel Goal 88'

Dnepr Mogilev won 3–1 on aggregate and remain in this division for next season.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Belarus Vitali Rodionov BATE Borisov 14
2 Belarus Dzmitry Asipenka Shakhtyor Soligorsk 11
3 Uruguay Hernán Figueredo Dinamo Minsk 10
Belarus Anton Matsveenka Gomel 10
5 Belarus Pavel Sitko Shakhtyor Soligorsk 9
Belarus Raman Vasilyuk Minsk 9
Belarus Alyaksandr Pawlaw BATE Borisov 9
Belarus Nikolay Signevich Dinamo Brest 9
10 Belarus Mikhail Gordeichuk Belshina Bobruisk 8
Belarus Denis Laptev Slavia-Mozyr 8

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013
Source: football.by

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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