Belarusian First League

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Belarusian First League
Country  Belarus
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Belarusian Premier League
Relegation to Belarusian Second League
Current champions Slutsk
(2013)
2014 Belarusian First League

The Belarusian First League is the second division of professional football in Belarus. There are 16 teams in the competition. At the end of the season the winner gets promoted to Belarusian Premier League and runner-up advances to the promotion play-offs, while two lowest-placed teams get relegated to Belarusian Second League and get replaced with two top Second League teams. It is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation.

History[edit]

Belarusian First League was organized in 1992.

First League in 2014[edit]

In 2014 the Belarusian First League will consist of the following 16 teams:

Team Location Position in 2013
Bereza-2010 Bereza 5
Gomelzheldortrans Gomel 2013 Second League, 1
Gorodeya Gorodeya 2
Granit Mikashevichi 7
Isloch Minsk Raion 9
Khimik Svetlogorsk 10
Lida Lida 4
Minsk-2 Minsk 14
Rechitsa-2014 Rechitsa 12
Slavia-Mozyr Mozyr 2013 Premier League, 12
Slonim Slonim 13
Smolevichi-STI Smolevichi 8
Smorgon Smorgon 6
Vitebsk Vitebsk 3
Volna Pinsk 11
Zvezda-BGU Minsk 2013 Second League, 3

Winners and promoted teams[edit]

Teams in bold were promoted to Premier League at the end of the season.

Season Winner Runner-up Third place
1992 Dinamo-2 Minsk Shinnik Bobruisk Kommunalnik Pinsk
1992–93 Shinnik Bobruisk Polesye Mozyr Selmash Mogilev
1993–94 Obuvschik Lida Polesye Mozyr Kommunalnik Pinsk
1994–95 MPKC Mozyr Ataka-Aura Minsk Kommunalnik Pinsk
1995 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Kommunalnik Pinsk Fomalgaut Borisov
1996 Transmash Mogilev Kommunalnik Slonim Khimik Svetlogorsk
1997 Gomel BATE Borisov Lida
1998 Lida Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi Pinsk-900
1999 Kommunalnik Slonim Vedrich-97 Rechytsa Dinamo-Yuni Minsk
2000 Molodechno Luninets Neman Mosty
2001 Torpedo Zhodino Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk Darida Minsk Raion
2002 Darida Minsk Raion Naftan Novopolotsk Lokomotiv Minsk
2003 Lokomotiv Vitebsk MTZ-RIPO Minsk Smorgon
2004 Lokomotiv Minsk Vedrich-97 Rechytsa Smorgon
2005 Belshina Bobruisk Lokomotiv Vitebsk Smorgon
2006 Minsk Smorgon Khimik Svetlogorsk
2007 Savit Mogilev Granit Mikashevichi Lokomotiv Minsk
2008 Minsk Khimik Svetlogorsk Belshina Bobruisk
2009 Belshina Bobruisk Volna Pinsk DSK Gomel
2010 Gomel SKVICH Minsk DSK Gomel
2011 Slavia-Mozyr Partizan Minsk Gorodeya
2012 Dnepr Mogilev Gorodeya Vitebsk
2013 Slutsk Gorodeya Vitebsk

External links[edit]

Official website