2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League
|Champions League||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Europa League||Metalist Kharkiv|
|Goals scored||609 (2.54 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||17 – Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro)|
|Biggest home win||Dynamo 9–0 Illichivets (Round 15)|
|Biggest away win||Volyn 0–4 Vorskla (Round 1)|
Illichivets 1–5 Dnipro (Round 3)
Illichivets 2–6 Vorskla (Round 17)
Metalurh Zap. 0–4 Illichivets (Round 20)
Metalurh Don. 1–5 Arsenal (Round 27)
|Highest scoring||Dynamo 9–0 Illichivets (Round 15)|
|Longest winning run||11 – Shakhtar (Round 10–20)|
|Longest unbeaten run||11 – Shakhtar (Round 10–20)|
|Longest losing run||7 – Metalurh Zap. (Round 6–12)|
|Highest attendance||50,390 Shakhtar – Dynamo (Round 12)|
|Lowest attendance||500 Zorya – Obolon (Round 22)|
The 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League season was the 20th since its establishment and third since its reorganization. Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions, having won their 5th league title. A total of sixteen teams participated in the competition, fourteen of them contested the 2009–10 season while the remaining two were promoted from the Ukrainian First League.
The competition began on 9 July 2010 with four games. After the 19th Round, the competition was suspended for the winter break and resumed on 3 March 2011.
The top five teams were exactly the same as the previous season.
- FC Sevastopol, champion of the 2009-10 Ukrainian First League – (debut)
- FC Volyn Lutsk, runner-up of the 2009-10 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of 4 seasons)
Managers and captains
|Team||Outgoing head coach||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming head coach||Date of appointment||Table|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Roman Hryhorchuk||End of contract||May 10||pre-season||Oleh Lutkov||May 27|
|FC Sevastopol||Oleh Leschynskyi||Dismissed||June 19||pre-season||Serhiy Shevchenko||June 19||pre-season|
|FC Sevastopol||Serhiy Shevchenko||Dismissed||September 12||15th place||Oleh Leschynskyi (interim)||September 12||15th place|
|Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||Volodymyr Bezsonov||Resigned||September 18||3rd place||Vadym Tyschenko (interim)||September 18||3rd place|
|Tavriya Simferopol||Serhiy Puchkov||Dismissed||September 22||12th place||Valeriy Petrov (interim)||September 22||12th place|
|Dynamo Kyiv||Valeriy Gazzayev||Resigns||October 1||2nd place||Oleh Luzhny (interim)||October 1||2nd place|
|Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||Vadym Tyschenko (interim)||Interim position||October 1||3rd place||Juande Ramos||October 1||3rd place|
|Illichivets Mariupol||Ilya Bliznyuk||Resigned||November 1||15th place||Oleksandr Volkov (interim)||November 1||15th place|
|Metalurh Donetsk||Nikolay Kostov||Resigned||November 12||10th place||Volodymyr Pyatenko (interim)||November 12||10th place|
|Illichivets Mariupol||Oleksandr Volkov (interim)||End as interim||November 26||14th place||Valeriy Yaremchenko||November 26||14th place|
|FC Sevastopol||Oleh Leschynskyi (interim)||End as interim||December 21||15th place||Angel Chervenkov||December 21||15th place|
|Dynamo Kyiv||Oleh Luzhny (interim)||End as interim||December 24||2nd place||Yuri Semin||December 24||2nd place|
|Metalurh Donetsk||Volodymyr Pyatenko (interim)||End as interim||January 12||10th place||Andrei Gordeyev||January 12||10th place|
|Metalurh Donetsk||Andrei Gordeyev||Sacked||May 3||11th place||Volodymyr Pyatenko (interim)||May 3||11th place|
|Metalurh Zaporizhya||Oleh Lutkov||Sacked||May 4||16th place||Hryhoriy Nehiryev (interim)||May 4||16th place|
|Tavriya Simferopol||Valeriy Petrov (interim)||Sacked||May 8||10th place||Oleksandr Shudryk (interim)||May 8||10th place|
|1||Donbass Arena||Shakhtar Donetsk||52,518||50,390||Round 12 (Dynamo)|
|2||OSK Metalist||Metalist Kharkiv||41,411||38,600||Round 3 (Dynamo)|
|3||Dnipro Arena||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||31,003||31,003||Round 15 (Shakhtar)
Round 22 (Dynamo)
|4||Metalurh Stadium||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||29,783||10,000||Round 8 (Dynamo)|
|5||Ukraina Stadium||Karpaty Lviv||28,051||27,500||Round 28 (Dynamo)|
|6||RSK Olimpiyskiy||Metalurh Donetsk||25,831||6,000||Round 20 (Dynamo)||Used as home ground in Round 20 and 21|
|Zorya Luhansk||650||Round 26 (Metalurh Donetsk)||Used as home ground in Round 26|
|7||Vorskla Stadium||Vorskla Poltava||25,000||15,000||Round 6 (Dynamo)|
|8||Avanhard Stadium||Zorya Luhansk||22,320||19,000||Round 18 (Shakhtar)|
|9||Lokomotiv Stadium||Tavriya Simferopol||19,978||16,300||Round 25 (Shakhtar)|
|PFC Sevastopol||12,000||Round 4 (Dynamo)||Used by Sevastopol as home ground for the season|
|10||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium||Dynamo Kyiv||16,873||15,000||Round 27 (Shakhtar)|
|Arsenal Kyiv||4,200||Round 26 (Dynamo)||PL moved the Kyiv Derby game to Dynamo Stadium to accommodate a much larger crowd|
|11||Illichivets Stadium||Illichivets Mariupol||12,680||8,500||Round 21 (Zorya)|
|12||Avanhard Stadium||Volyn Lutsk||12,080||11,520||Round 7 (Shakhtar)|
|13||Slavutych Arena||Metalurh Zaporizhya||11,983||8,500||Round 2 (Shakhtar)|
|14||Dynamo Stadium (Kharkiv)||Metalist Kharkiv||9,000||6,516||Round 27 (Karpaty)||Used as home ground in Round 27 and Round 29 as the main stadium had the turf and drainage system replaced.|
|15||Stal Stadium, Alchevsk||Zorya Luhansk||8,632||4,500||Round 28 (Dnipro)||Used as home ground in Round 28|
|16||Metalurh Stadium||Metalurh Donetsk||5,300||5,000||Round 13 (Shakhtar)|
|17||Obolon Stadium||Obolon Kyiv||5,100||5,100||Round 1 (Dynamo)|
|18||Bannikov Stadium||Arsenal Kyiv||1,678||1,480||Round 30 (Kryvbas)||Lent from FFU for home games in first half of season|
Qualification to European competitions for 2011–12
- Since Ukraine finished in seventh place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2009–10 season, the league will have the same number of qualifiers for UEFA Europa League 2011–12. The Ukrainian Cup winner qualifies for the play-off round.
- After the 22nd Round, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for European football for the 2011–12 season.
- After the 25th Round, both Dynamo Kyiv and Metalist Kharkiv qualified for European football for the 2011–12 season.
- After the 26th Round, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.
- After the 26th Round, both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Karpaty Lviv qualified for European football for the 2011–12 season.
- After the 27th Round, Karpaty Lviv qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.
- After the 28th Round, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage (C) and Dynamo Kyiv qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round.
- After the 28th Round, both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Metalist Kharkiv qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.
- After the results of the semi-finals of the Ukrainian Cup, Metalist Kharkiv enters the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League in the Play-off round.
- After the 29th Round, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk enters the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League in the Play-off round and Karpaty Lviv enters in the Third qualifying round.
- After the 30th Round, Vorskla Poltava qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League and enters Second qualifying round.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Shakhtar Donetsk (C)||30||23||3||4||53||16||+37||72||2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||FC Dynamo Kyiv||30||20||5||5||60||24||+36||65||2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|3||Metalist Kharkiv||30||18||6||6||58||26||+32||60||2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round|
|5||Karpaty Lviv||30||13||9||8||41||34||+7||48||2011–12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round|
|6||Vorskla Poltava||30||10||9||11||37||32||+5||39||2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]|
|13||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||30||6||11||13||27||45||−18||29|
|15||Sevastopol (R)||30||7||6||17||26||48||−22||27||Relegation to 2011–12 Ukrainian First League|
|16||Metalurh Zaporizhya (R)||30||6||6||18||18||40||−22||24|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th fair play
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
|Home \ Away||ARK||DNI||DYN||ILL||KAR||KRY||MET||MDO||MZA||OBO||SEV||SHA||TAV||VOL||VOR||ZOR|
|FC Dynamo Kyiv||3–2||0–0||9–02||1–0||3–0||1–1||1–0||2–0||0–2||2–0||3–0||2–1||5–1||2–0||2–0|
|Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||1–1||0–3||0–1||1–0||0–0||0–0||1–0||0–0||2–2||3–1||0–2||1–4||2–4||1–0||0–2|
Updated to games played on 21 May 2011.
Source: Premier League website (in Ukrainian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- 2 Highest victory score in Ukrainian Premier League history (October 31, 2010) surpassing the record established by Shakhtar Donetsk against FC Torpedo Zaporizhya (9–1) on May 16, 1997.
Round by round
The top ten goalscorers during the season.
|1||Yevhen Seleznyov||17||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|2||Marko Dević||14 (3)||Metalist Kharkiv|
|3||Lucky Idahor||13 (1)||Tavriya Simferopol|
|4||Denys Oliynyk||12||Metalist Kharkiv|
|5||Andriy Yarmolenko||11||Dynamo Kyiv|
|6||Oleksiy Antonov||10||Illichivets Mariupol|
|Vasyl Sachko||10||Vorskla Poltava|
|Luiz Adriano||10 (1)||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Andriy Shevchenko||10 (2)||Dynamo Kyiv|
|Konstantyn Yaroshenko||10 (2)||Illichivets Mariupol|
|Ukrainian Footballer of the Year||newspaper Ukrainian Football||Andriy Voronin|
|Footballer of the Premier-Liha||newspaper Komanda||Andriy Yarmolenko|
|Event of the Season||ua-football.com||Shakhtar Donetsk in quarter-finals|
of Champions League
|Discovery of the Season||ua-football.com||José Sosa|
|Top Young Footballer||ua-football.com||Roman Bezus|
|Team of the Season||ua-football.com||Metalist Kharkiv|
|Top Ukrainian Footballer||ua-football.com||Oleh Husyev|
|Top Coach||ua-football.com||Myron Markevych|
The laureates of the 2010–11 UPL season were:
- Best player: Willian (Shakhtar Donetsk)
- Best coach: Mircea Lucescu (Shakhtar Donetsk)
- Best goalkeeper: Oleksandr Shovkovskiy (Dynamo Kyiv)
- Best arbiter: Viktor Shvetsov (Odesa)
- Best young player: Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
- Best goalscorer: Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
- 2010–11 Ukrainian First League
- 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League Reserves
- 2010–11 Ukrainian Second League
- 2010–11 Ukrainian Cup
- UEFA Europa League 2010–11
- Transfer window regulations for the Ukrainian championship is unclear
- List of Ukrainian football transfers summer 2010
- List of Ukrainian football transfers winter 2010–2011
- "Календар Чемпіонату (Championship Calendar)". Ukrainian Premier League (in Ukrainian). 2010-11-28. Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
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- "Официально. Бессонов подает в отставку, команду будет готовить Тищенко (It's official. Bessonov resigns, club will prepare Tyshchenko)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 19 September 2010. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
- "Официально. Сергей Пучков отстранен от руководства "Таврией" (It's official. Sergei Puchkov dismissed from managing Tavria)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
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- "ИЛЬЯ БЛИЗНЮК ПОДАЛ В ОТСТАВКУ (Ilya Bliznyuk resigned)" (in Russian). Illichivets Official Site. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
- "Руководство донецкого "Металлурга" приняло отставку Костова (Metalurh Donetsk management accepted Kostov's resignation)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- "Валерий Яремченко – главный тренер "Ильичевца" (Valeriy Yaremchenko – head trainer of Illichivets)" (in Russian). Ua-football.com. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- "Ангел Червенков – главный тренер ФК "Севастополь" (Angel Chervenkov is Head trainer of FC Sevastopol)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- "Семин подписал контракт с "Динамо" (Semin signs contract with Dynamo)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
- Официально: Андрей Гордеев – главный тренер донецкого "Металлурга" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
- "Андрей Гордеев уволен с поста главного тренера "Металлурга" (Andrey Gordeyev dismissed as head trainer of Metalurh)" (in Russian). Sport-Express in Ukraine. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
- "Валерий Петров отстранен от должности и.о. главного тренера "Таврии" (Valery Petrov dismissed from the post of head coach Tavria)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue RSK Olimpiyskiy used as home ground by Metalurh Donetsk in Round 20
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue RSK Olimpiyskiy used as home ground by Zorya Luhansk in Round 26
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Lokomotiv Stadium used as home ground by PFC Sevastopol in Round 2
- (in Russian) "Арсенал" – "Динамо". (Анонс матча Arsenal – Dynamo Match Preview)
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Dynamo Stadium in Kharkiv used as home ground by Metalist in Round 27
- "Реконструкція футбольного поля. ФОТО (Reconstruction of the football pitch. Photo Gallery)". Metalist Kharkiv website (in Ukrainian). 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "С "Днепром" "Заря" сыграет в Алчевске (Against Dnipro, Zorya will play in Alchevsk)". Official Zorya website (in Russian). ua-football.com. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Bannikov Stadion used as home ground by Arsenal in Round 1
- (in Ukrainian) FPL: Game Report – Venue Bannikov Stadion used as home ground by Arsenal in Round 3
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Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for European football
- Kassies, Bert. "Qualification 2011/2012 UEFA European Cup Football". Archived from the original on 2011-04-17. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
Shakhtar Donetsk, Metalist Kharkiv, Dinamo Kiev qualified for European football
- Kassies, Bert. "Qualification 2011/2012 UEFA European Cup Football". Archived from the original on 2011-04-25. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
Dinamo Kiev, Metalist Kharkiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and Karpaty Lviv qualified for European football
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EL1-4=Karpaty Lviv 10.776 (eu/Q2) or (eu/Q3) or (eu/Q4)
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EL1-2=Metalist Kharkiv 34.276 (eu/Q4)
- Kassies, Bert. "Qualification 2011/2012 UEFA European Cup Football". Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
EL1-2=Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 12.276 (eu/Q4); EL3=Karpaty Lviv 10.776 (eu/Q3)
- "Carpe diem. "Динамо" устанавливает новые рекорды (Dynamo creates a new record)" (in Russian). football.ua. 2010-10-31. Archived from the original on 3 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
- "Бомбардири (Goalscorer section)". Ukrainian Premier League (in Ukrainian). 2010-07-24. Archived from the original on 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
- Названо лауреатів сезону 2010/2011 рр.!