2007–08 Ukrainian First League

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Ukrainian First League
Season2007–08
ChampionsIllichivets Mariupol
Promoted
Relegated
Top goalscorer22 - 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[edit]

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These four teams were promoted from Druha Liha at the start of the season:

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Relegated teams[edit]

Two teams were relegated from the Ukrainian Premier League 2006–07 season after finishing on the bottom of the competition:

Renamed teams[edit]

  • On July 24, 2007 the team of "Fakel" changed its name to "Prykarpattia".[1]

Managers[edit]

Club Coach Replaced coach
Desna Chernihiv Ukraine Oleksandr Ryabokon Ukraine Serhiy Kucherenko
Dniester Ovidiopol Ukraine Ihor Nehara
Dynamo-2 Kyiv Ukraine Henadiy Lytovchenko
Enerhetyk Burshtyn Ukraine Mykhaylo Savka Ukraine Mykola Prystay
Feniks-Illichovets Kalinine Ukraine Oleksandr Haidash Ukraine Oleksiy Antyukhin
Helios Kharkiv Ukraine Yuriy Pohrebnyak Ukraine Ihor Nadein
Ihroservice Simferopol Ukraine Serhiy Shevchenko
Krymteplitsia Molodizhne Ukraine Mykhailo Dunets
Obolon Kyiv Ukraine Ihor Artymovych (caretaker) Ukraine Petro Slobodyan
PFC Oleksandria Ukraine Ihor Bohatyr
Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Serhiy Ptashnyk
PFC Sevastopol Ukraine Serhiy Puchkov
Stal Alchevsk Ukraine Vadym Plotnikov Ukraine Oleh Smolyaninov
Ukraine Hennadiy Batkayev
Volyn Lutsk Ukraine Vitaliy Kvartsyanyi
Illichivets Mariupol Ukraine Oleksandr Ishchenko Ukraine Semen Altman
Ukraine Ivan Balan (caretaker)
FC Lviv Ukraine Stepan Yurchyshyn
MFC Mykolaiv Ukraine Vyacheslav Mazarati Ukraine Oleksandr Spitsyn (caretaker)
CSKA Kyiv Ukraine Serhiy Revut
Dnipro Cherkasy Ukraine Anatoliy Bezsmertnyi Ukraine Oleksandr Ryabokon
Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk Ukraine Vadym Lazorenko Ukraine Viktor Maslov
Ukraine Oleksandr Shcherbakov

Final standings[edit]

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
3 Obolon Kyiv 38 22 6 10 67 42 +25 72
4 Desna Chernihiv 38 20 7 11 61 44 +17 67
5 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 38 19 6 13 64 52 +12 63
6 Ihroservice Simferopol 38 18 6 14 50 45 +5 60
7 Stal Alchevsk 38 15 13 10 52 44 +8 58 (-) new
8 PFC Oleksandria 38 14 15 9 41 32 +9 57
9 Volyn Lutsk 38 16 8 14 61 55 +6 53[a]
10 MFK Mykolaiv (R) 38 13 13 12 33 27 +6 52 Relegated to Druha Liha[b]
11 Krymteplitsia Molodizhne 38 13 11 14 49 43 +6 50
12 FC Dniester Ovidiopol 38 12 13 13 33 39 −6 49 (+) new
13 Enerhetyk Burshtyn 38 13 9 16 39 44 −5 48
14 Helios Kharkiv 38 13 8 17 31 41 −10 47
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
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ FC Volyn Lutsk was docked three (3) tournament points in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of PFL of 15 April 2008.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk remains in the Persha Liha after MFK Mykolaiv dissolved and relegated.
  4. ^ 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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals (pen.) Team
Ukraine Matviy Bobal
23 (6)
Ihroservice Simferopol
Ukraine Pavlo Onysko
21 (1)
Obolon Kyiv
Ukraine Dmytro Hordienko
18 (1)
Enerhetyk Burshtyn
Nigeria Michael Chidi Alozi
15 (1)
FC Volyn Lutsk
Ukraine Oleksandr Pyschur
14 (1)
FC Volyn Lutsk
Ukraine Oleksandr Savanchuk
14 (7)
FC Krymteplitsia Molodizhne
Ukraine Oleksandr Akymenko
13 (3)
FC Stal Alchevsk
Ukraine Hryhoriy Baranets
12 (2)
FC Lviv
Ukraine Andriy Shevchuk
11
PFC Sevastopol
Ukraine Oleksandr Zghura
11 (5)
FC Dnister Ovidiopol

Teams[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Rank Stadium Capacity Club Region
1 Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium 16873 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv Kiev
2 MCS Rukh 16000 FSC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk Ivano-Frankivsk
3 Illychivets 12680 FC Illichivets Mariupol Donetsk
4 Youri Haharyn 12000 FC Desna Chernihiv Chernihiv
5 CSK ZSU 12000 CSCA Kyiv Kiev
6 Avanhard 11574 FC Volyn Lutsk Lutsk
7 Central 10321 FC Dnipro Cherkasy Cherkasy
8 Stal 9200 FC Stal Alchevsk Luhansk
9 SK Sevastopol 6500 PFC Sevastopol Crimea
10 Dynamo 6000 FC Helios Kharkiv Kharkiv
11 KSC Nika 5640 PFC Oleksandria Kirovohrad
12 Fiolent 5000 FC Ihroservice Simferopol Crimea
13 Enerhetyk Stadium 4000 FC Enerhetyk Burshtyn Ivano-Frankivsk
14 Kniazha Arena 3220 FC Lviv Lviv
15 STC Krymteplitsia 3000 FC Krymteplitsia Molodizhne Crimea
16 Metalurh 2900 FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk Dnipropetrovsk
17 Central City Stadium 1500 MFK Mykolaiv Mykolaiv
18 Dukov Dniester Stadium 1500 FC Dniester Ovidiopol Odessa
19 Obolon 4300 FC Obolon Kyiv Kiev
20 Kalinino 1050 FC Feniks-Illichovets Kalinine Crimea

Post-season withdrawn teams[edit]

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.

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