1996 Belarusian First League

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Belarusian First League
Season 1996
Champions Transmash Mogilev
Promoted Transmash Mogilev
Kommunalnik Slonim
Relegated none
Matches played 156
Goals scored 412 (2.64 per match)
1995
1997

1996 Belarusian First League was the fifth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. It started in April and ended in November 1996.

Team changes from 1995 season[edit]

Winners of 1995 Belarusian First League Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. Khimvolokno Grodno, who finished 15th, relegated to the Second League, but were disbanded before the start of 1996 season.

Two best teams of 1995 Second League (Maxim-Orsha and Stroitel Bereza) were promoted to the First League.

The lowest-placed team of 1995 Premier League Bobruisk originally relegated to the First League, but was disbanded before the start of 1996 season due to financial troubles. Fomalgaut Borisov and Kimovets Vitebsk, who finished 3rd and 14th last year, also disbaded for various reasons, thus reducing the league to only 13 teams for this season.

KPF Slonim were renamed to Kommunalnik Slonim. Second League winners Maxim-Orsha were renamed to Maxim-Legmash Orsha. Brestbytkhim Brest relocated to the city of Kobrin and were renamed to FC Kobrin.

Overview[edit]

Transmash Mogilev won the league and were promoted to Premier League, as were league runners-up Kommunalnik Slonim. No team relegated to the Second League as the league was expanded to 16 teams in 1997.

Teams and locations[edit]

Team Location Position in 1995
Kommunalnik Pinsk Pinsk 2
Kardan-Flyers Grodno 4
Kommunalnik Slonim Slonim 5
Kobrin Kobrin 6
Transmash Mogilev 7
Khimik Svetlogorsk 8
Gomel Gomel 9
Lokomotiv Vitebsk 10
Torpedo Zhodino 11
Dinamo-Juni Minsk 12
Stroitel Starye Dorogi Starye Dorogi 13
Maxim-Legmash Orsha 14Second League, Group B, 1
Stroitel Bereza Bereza 15Second League, Group A, 2

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Transmash Mogilev (P) 24 14 7 3 47 13 +34 49 Promotion to Premier League
2 Kommunalnik Slonim (P) 24 13 6 5 45 17 +28 45
3 Khimik Svetlogorsk 24 12 7 5 31 19 +12 43
4 Gomel 24 11 9 4 42 19 +23 42
5 Kommunalnik Pinsk 24 10 8 6 40 19 +21 38
6 Dinamo-Juni Minsk 24 9 7 8 27 26 +1 34
7 Torpedo Zhodino 24 8 9 7 24 20 +4 33
8 Maxim-Legmash Orsha 24 10 2 12 33 45 −12 32
9 Lokomotiv Vitebsk 24 8 8 8 33 24 +9 32
10 Kardan-Flyers Grodno 24 9 4 11 39 40 −1 31
11 Stroitel Bereza 24 6 8 10 23 37 −14 26
12 Kobrin (R) 24 7 3 14 22 36 −14 24 Relegation to amateur level
13 Stroitel Starye Dorogi 24 0 0 24 6 97 −91 0

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
(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.

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