1995 Belarusian First League

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Belarusian First League
Season 1995
Champions Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk
Promoted Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk
Relegated Khimvolokno Grodno
Matches played 105
Goals scored 268 (2.55 per match)
1996

1995 Belarusian First League was the fifth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. It started in July and ended in November 1995.

Team changes from 1994–95 season[edit]

Two best teams of 1994–95 First League (MPKC Mozyr and Ataka-Aura Minsk) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. They were replaced by two lowest placed teams of 1994–95 Premier League (Gomselmash Gomel and Lokomotiv Vitebsk).

Three lowest-placed teams of the last season (ZLiN Gomel, AFViS-RShVSM Minsk and Stroitel Vitebsk) relegated to the Second League. Stroitel Vitebsk eventually disbanded before the start of the season. These teams were replaced by three best teams of 1994–95 Second League (Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk, Fomalgaut Borisov and Dinamo-Juni Minsk).

Before the start of the season, Gomselmash Gomel were renamed to FC Gomel.

Santanas Samokhvalovichi, placed 8th last season, withdrew to amateur level due to financial troubles, leaving the league with 15 teams for this season.

Overview[edit]

Newcomers Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk won the tournament and were promoted to the Premier League. Runners-up Kommunalnik Pinsk qualified to the promotion play-offs against 15th team of Premier League but lost and remained in the First League. Khimvolokno Grodno, who finished 15th, relegated to the Second League.

Teams and locations[edit]

Team Location Position in 1994–95
Gomel Gomel Premier League, 15
Lokomotiv Vitebsk Premier League, 16
Kommunalnik Pinsk 3
KPF Slonim 4
Kardan-Flyers Grodno 5
Stroitel Starye Dorogi 6
Brestbytkhim Brest 7
Khimik Svetlogorsk 9
Torpedo Zhodino 10
Transmash Mogilev 11
Khimvolokno Grodno 12
Kimovets Vitebsk 13
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Second League, 1
Fomalgaut Borisov Second League, 2
Dinamo-Juni Minsk Second League, 3

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk (P) 14 10 2 2 29 14 +15 32 Promotion to Premier League
2 Kommunalnik Pinsk 14 9 2 3 22 13 +9 29 Qualification for promotion play-off
3 Fomalgaut Borisov 14 8 4 2 24 13 +11 28
4 Kardan-Flyers Grodno 14 8 3 3 28 18 +10 27
5 KPF Slonim 14 7 5 2 25 15 +10 26
6 Brestbytkhim Brest 14 8 1 5 19 14 +5 25
7 Transmash Mogilev 14 6 4 4 20 16 +4 22
8 Khimik Svetlogorsk 14 5 2 7 19 17 +2 17
9 Gomel 14 5 2 7 19 17 +2 17
10 Lokomotiv Vitebsk 14 5 1 8 10 15 −5 16
11 Torpedo Zhodino 14 3 6 5 13 15 −2 15
12 Dinamo-Juni Minsk 14 4 2 8 12 22 −10 14
13 Stroitel Starye Dorogi 14 3 3 8 12 26 −14 12
14 Kimovets Vitebsk 14 2 3 9 9 28 −19 9
15 Khimvolokno Grodno (R) 14 0 4 10 7 25 −18 4 Relegation to Second League

Source: rsssf.com
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
Khimik Svetlogorsk placed above Gomel by better head-to-head record (1–0 win).
(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.

Promotion play-off[edit]

Kommunalnik Pinsk had to play two-legged play-off against Shinnik Bobruisk, who finished 15th in Premier League. Shinnik won and both teams remained in their respective leagues.

Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
Shinnik Bobruisk 3–2 Kommunalnik Pinsk 0–2 3–0

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Belarus Sergey Solodovnikov Kardan-Flyers Grodno 11
2 Belarus Valery Strypeykis Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 9
3 Ukraine Ruslan Lyashenko Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk 7
Belarus Syarhey Pyatrukovich Fomalgaut Borisov 7

See also[edit]

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