2014 Belarusian Premier League

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 2014
Matches played 138
Goals scored 314 (2.28 per match)
2013

The 2014 Belarusian Premier League is the 24th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It began in March 2014 and will end in November 2014. BATE Borisov are the defending champions, having won their 10th league title last year.

Format[edit]

The format of the competition stayed the same as the previous season. The league is played in two phases. The first phase consisted of regular double-round robin tournament between 12 teams. The best six teams qualified 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 five teams will secure places in the 2015 competition, sixth team (12th overall) will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the third-placed team of the First League. All points collected during the first phase will count for the second phase as well. The league will be expanded to 14 teams for 2015 season and further expanded to 16 teams for 2016.[1]

Teams[edit]

Slavia-Mozyr were relegated to the First League after finishing on the last (12th) position in 2013 season. Slutsk, the champions of 2013 First League, will make their debut in the top flight.

Dnepr Mogilev, as the 11th-placed team in 2013 Premier League, had to compete in the relegation/promotion playoffs against First League runners-up Gorodeya. Dnepr won the playoff, 3–1 on aggregate, and both team retained positions in their respective leagues.

Team Location Venue Capacity Position in 2013
BATE Borisov Borisov Arena 12,896 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 Mogilev Spartak Stadium (Mogilev) 7,350 11
Gomel Gomel Central Stadium 14,307 6
Minsk Minsk Torpedo Stadium (Minsk) 4,820 9
Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant Stadium 4,500 10
Neman Grodno Neman Stadium 8,500 4
Shakhtyor Soligorsk Stroitel Stadium 4,200 2
Slutsk Slutsk City Stadium 1,896 First League, 1
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino Torpedo Stadium (Zhodino) 3,020 5
Locations of teams in the 2014 Belarusian Premier League

First phase[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov 22 15 6 1 46 12 +34 51 Qualification to championship round
2 Dinamo Minsk 22 15 4 3 33 8 +25 49
3 Naftan Novopolotsk 22 10 7 5 30 20 +10 37
4 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 22 9 5 8 20 20 0 32
5 Gomel 22 8 8 6 22 21 +1 32
6 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 22 8 7 7 21 20 +1 31
7 Neman Grodno 22 7 6 9 25 24 +1 27 Qualification to relegation group
8 Minsk 22 8 2 12 23 26 −3 26
9 Slutsk 22 7 4 11 15 26 −11 25
10 Dinamo Brest 22 6 4 12 23 52 −29 22
11 Belshina Bobruisk 22 4 6 12 28 39 −11 18
12 Dnepr Mogilev 22 1 9 12 11 29 −18 12

Updated to games played on 31 August 2014.
Source: http://football.by/stat/belarus/2014/sub/2014m/
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 SLU TZH
BATE Borisov 5–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1
Belshina Bobruisk 1–2 7–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 3–4 2–1 1–2 0–1
Dinamo Brest 0–4 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 0–7 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1
Dinamo Minsk 0–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0
Dnepr Mogilev 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–2 2–2
Gomel 0–3 3–1 6–3 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0
Minsk 1–4 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–2
Naftan Novopolotsk 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Neman Grodno 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–0
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2–0 1–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
Slutsk 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–1
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–1

Updated to games played on 31 August 2014.
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]

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

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov 23 15 7 1 47 13 +34 52 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Minsk 23 15 4 4 34 12 +22 49 2015–16 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Naftan Novopolotsk 23 11 7 5 35 21 +14 40
4 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 23 10 5 8 24 21 +3 35
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 23 8 8 7 22 21 +1 32
6 Gomel 23 8 8 7 23 26 −3 32

Updated to games played on 14 September 2014.
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]

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 NAF SHA TZH
BATE Borisov 1–1
Dinamo Minsk 1–4
Gomel
Naftan Novopolotsk 5–1
Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino

Updated to games played on 14 September 2014.
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 Slutsk 23 8 4 11 16 26 −10 28
8 Neman Grodno 23 7 7 9 26 25 +1 28
9 Minsk 23 8 3 12 24 27 −3 27
10 Dinamo Brest 23 6 4 13 23 53 −30 22
11 Belshina Bobruisk 23 4 7 12 29 40 −11 19
12 Dnepr Mogilev 23 1 10 12 12 30 −18 13 Qualification to relegation playoffs

Updated to games played on 14 September 2014.
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]

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 NEM SLU
Belshina Bobruisk
Dinamo Brest
Dnepr Mogilev
Minsk 1–1
Neman Grodno 1–1
Slutsk 1–0

Updated to games played on 14 September 2014.
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 12th place finisher of this competition will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the third team of the 2014 Belarusian First League for one spot in the 2015 Premier League.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Belarus Mikalay Yanush Shakhtyor Soligorsk 12
2 Belarus Sergey Krivets BATE Borisov 10
3 Belarus Vitali Rodionov BATE Borisov 8
Belarus Mikhail Gordeichuk BATE Borisov 8
Belarus Ihar Stasevich Dinamo Minsk 8
Belarus Vadzim Dzemidovich Naftan Novopolotsk 8
7 Belarus Alyaksandr Makas Minsk 7
Spain Manuel Bleda Belshina Bobruisk 7
Nigeria Chigozie Udoji Dinamo Minsk 7
Belarus Pavel Savitski Neman Grodno 7

Updated to games played on 14 September 2014
Source: football.by

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