1999 Belarusian First League

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Belarusian First League
Season 1999
Champions Kommunalnik Slonim
Promoted Kommunalnik Slonim
Vedrich-97 Rechytsa
Relegated Pinsk-900
Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk
Matches played 240
Goals scored 688 (2.87 per match)
1998
2000

1999 Belarusian First League was the ninth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. The season started in April 1999 and ended in November 1999.

Team changes from 1998 season[edit]

The two best teams of the 1998 Belarusian First League (Lida and Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. Normally, the two lowest placed teams in the 1998 league would be relegated, however as Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk and Belcard Grodno disbanded at the end of previous season, no teams were relegated to the Second League. The promoted and disbanded teams were replaced by three newcomers from the Second League (Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk, Granit Mikashevichi and Neman Mosty and one team relegated from Premier League (Kommunalnik Slonim.

Before the start of the season Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk were renamed to Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk. FC Bereza merged with Keramik Bereza from the Second league and adopted Keramik name.

Overview[edit]

The two highest placing teams of the season (Kommunalnik Slonim and Vedrich-97 Rechytsa) were promoted to the Premier League, and the two lowest placed teams (Pinsk-900 and Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk) were initially relegated to the Second League. Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk disbanded at the end of the season due to financial troubles.

Teams and locations[edit]

Team Location Position in 1998
Kommunalnik Slonim 1Premier League, 15
Pinsk-900 Pinsk 3
Dinamo-Juni Minsk 4
Torpedo Zhodino 5
Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 6
ZLiN Gomel 7
Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk 9
Rogachev Rogachev 10
Polesye Kozenki 11
Keramik Bereza 12
Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk 13
Orsha Orsha 14
Veino Mogilev Raion 15
Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk 16Second League, Group A, 1
Granit Mikashevichi 17Second League, Group B, 1
Neman Mosty 18Second League, Group B, 3

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Kommunalnik Slonim (P) 30 18 5 7 57 29 +28 59 Promotion to Premier League
2 Vedrich-97 Rechytsa (P) 30 16 10 4 56 30 +26 58
3 Dinamo-Juni Minsk 30 16 8 6 50 36 +14 56
4 Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk 30 16 8 6 45 31 +14 56
5 Granit Mikashevichi 30 15 9 6 47 25 +22 54
6 Neman Mosty 30 14 10 6 49 30 +19 52
7 Torpedo Zhodino 30 11 11 8 55 43 +12 44
8 Keramik Bereza 30 11 10 9 37 38 −1 43
9 Orsha 30 10 9 11 46 37 +9 39
10 Rogachev 30 9 11 10 49 44 +5 38
11 ZLiN Gomel 30 9 9 12 37 30 +7 36
12 Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk 30 8 9 13 38 57 −19 33
13 Polesye Kozenki 30 7 6 17 32 61 −29 27
14 Veino-Dnepr Mogilev Raion 30 6 8 16 31 57 −26 26
15 Pinsk-900 (R) 30 6 8 16 33 50 −17 26 Relegation to Second League
16 Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk (R) 30 0 5 25 26 90 −64 5

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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