2007–08 Ukrainian First League
|Top goalscorer||22 - Matviy Bobal (Ihroservice Simferopol)|
The 2007–08 Ukrainian First League is the seventeenth since its establishment. There were 20 teams competing. Two teams were relegated from the Ukrainian Premier League 2006-07. Four teams were promoted from the Ukrainian Second League 2006-07.
Promotion and relegation
These four teams were promoted from Druha Liha at the start of the season:
- FC Dnister Ovidiopil : Druha Liha champion (Debut)
- FC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk : Druha Liha runner-up (Debut)
- FC Sevastopol : Druha Liha champion (Debut)
- FC Feniks-Illichovets Kalinine : Druha Liha runner-up (Debut)
- FC Illichivets Mariupol : 15th place (Returning after 10 seasons)
- FC Stal Alchevsk : 16th place (Returning after two seasons)
- On July 24, 2007 the team of "Fakel" changed its name to "Prykarpattia".
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Illichivets Mariupol (C, P)||38||26||7||5||65||26||+39||85||(-) new – Promoted to Premier League|
|2||FC Lviv (P)||38||23||5||10||58||29||+29||74||Promoted to Premier League|
|7||Stal Alchevsk||38||15||13||10||52||44||+8||58||(-) new|
|10||MFK Mykolaiv (R)||38||13||13||12||33||27||+6||52||Relegated to Druha Liha[b]|
|12||FC Dniester Ovidiopol||38||12||13||13||33||39||−6||49||(+) new|
|15||PFC Sevastopol||38||12||7||19||38||55||−17||43||(+) new|
|16||FC Feniks-Illichovets Kalinine||38||11||8||19||35||56||−21||41|
|17||Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk||38||11||6||21||37||67||−30||39||(+) new – avoided relegation[c]|
|18||Dnipro Cherkasy (R)||38||8||17||13||43||43||0||35[d]||Relegated to Druha Liha|
|19||CSCA Kyiv (R)||38||7||6||25||36||74||−38||27|
|20||Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk (R)||38||3||11||24||23||58||−35||20|
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- FC Volyn Lutsk was docked three (3) tournament points in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of PFL of 15 April 2008.
- MFK Mykolaiv informed the PFL season on 26 June 2008 that the City Administration of Mykolaiv will not be financing the team in the 2008/09 season. On 1 July 2008 the team was dissolved. On 17 July 2008 the club reapplies to the PFL and are readmitted into Druha Liha Group A for the 2008-09 season.
- Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk remains in the Persha Liha after MFK Mykolaiv dissolved and relegated.
- FC Dnipro Cherkasy docked six (6) tournament points in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of PFL of 19 June 2008 and 3 July 2008.
|Matviy Bobal||Ihroservice Simferopol|
|Pavlo Onysko||Obolon Kyiv|
|Dmytro Hordienko||Enerhetyk Burshtyn|
|Michael Chidi Alozi||FC Volyn Lutsk|
|Oleksandr Pyschur||FC Volyn Lutsk|
|Oleksandr Savanchuk||FC Krymteplitsia Molodizhne|
|Oleksandr Akymenko||FC Stal Alchevsk|
|Hryhoriy Baranets||FC Lviv|
|Andriy Shevchuk||PFC Sevastopol|
|Oleksandr Zghura||FC Dnister Ovidiopol|
Post-season withdrawn teams
On June 26, 2008 MFC Mykolaiv was withdrawn from competitions. On July 1, 2008 the club was announced about the official disbandment. Due to the public pressure and with help of Hryhoriy Surkis, it became possible to preserve the club in professional competitions. MFK Mykolaiv was admitted to the 2008-09 Ukrainian Second League instead of the third team of Dynamo, FC Dynamo-3 Kyiv.
- Decision #33 of the PFL Bureau of Ukraine. July 24, 2007.