1998 Belarusian First League

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Belarusian First League
Season 1998
Champions Lida
Promoted Lida
Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi
Relegated Veino Mogilev Raion
Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk
Matches played 240
Goals scored 670 (2.79 per match)
1997
1999

1998 Belarusian First League was the eighth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. It started in April and ended in November 1998.

Team changes from 1997 season[edit]

Two best teams of 1997 Belarusian First League (Gomel and BATE Borisov) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. Two teams that finished at the bottom (FC Lokomotiv Vitebsk and Stroitel Starye Dorogi) relegated to the Second League.

Due to a number of withdrawals and mergers occurred in Premier League in between seasons, no team has been relegated from Premier League to First League.

Promoted and relegated teams were replaced by four newcomers from the Second League: (Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk, Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi, Polesye Mozyr Raion and ZLiN Gomel.

Before the start of the season Kardan-Flyers Grodno were renamed to Belcard Grodno and Dnepr Rogachev to FC Rogachev.

Overview[edit]

Two best teams of the season (Lida and Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi) were promoted to the Premier League. Two lowest placed teams (Veino Mogilev Raion and Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk) were initially relegated to the Second League. Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk disbanded at the end of the season and never played in First of Second league again. Belcard Grodno, who finished 8th, also disbanded, and as a result, Veino Mogilev Raion were saved from relegatin.

Teams and locations[edit]

Team Location Position in 1997
Lida Lida 3
Bereza Bereza 4
Torpedo Zhodino 5
Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 6
Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk 7
Pinsk-900 Pinsk 8
Dinamo-Juni Minsk 9
Belcard Grodno 10
Veino Mogilev Raion 11
Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk 12
Rogachev Rogachev 13
Orsha Orsha 14
Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk 15Second League, Group A, 1
Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi 16Second League, Group B, 1
Polesye Mozyr Raion 17Second League, Group B, 2
ZLiN Gomel 18Second League, Group B, 3

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Lida (P) 30 23 5 2 65 19 +46 74 Promotion to Premier League
2 Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi (P) 30 18 6 6 63 27 +36 60
3 Pinsk-900 30 17 8 5 54 22 +32 59
4 Dinamo-Juni Minsk 30 17 5 8 61 36 +25 56
5 Torpedo Zhodino 30 15 10 5 58 31 +27 55
6 Vedrich-97 Rechytsa 30 13 6 11 42 37 +5 45
7 ZLiN Gomel 30 12 8 10 42 41 +1 44
8 Belcard Grodno (R) 30 11 7 12 36 37 −1 40 Disbanded
9 Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk 30 9 11 10 41 27 +14 38
10 Rogachev 30 8 11 11 26 42 −16 35
11 Polesye Mozyr Raion 30 10 4 16 39 54 −15 34
12 Bereza 30 8 8 14 37 48 −11 32
13 Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk 30 7 10 13 32 57 −25 31
14 Orsha 30 5 8 17 23 59 −36 23
15 Veino Mogilev Raion 30 5 5 20 31 83 −52 20
16 Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk (R) 30 2 8 20 20 56 −36 14 Disbanded

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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