Belarusian Second League

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Belarusian Second League
Country  Belarus
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Number of teams 20
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Belarusian First League
Current champions Baranovichi
(2014)
2015 Belarusian Second League

The Belarusian Second League is the third division of professional football in Belarus. A strict number of teams is not set for the competition and every season it depends on how many teams are able to obtain a license or have an intention to apply for one. As of 2015, the league consists of 20 teams. At the end of the season three best teams will be promoted to Belarusian First League (as opposed to traditional two teams, due to expansion of Belarusian Premier League for 2015). The competition is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation.

History[edit]

Belarusian Second League was organized in 1992.

Second League in 2015[edit]

Format[edit]

  • At the first stage 20 teams are split in two groups of 10 on regional basis. Teams will play twice (home and away) with each opponent from their group. Four best teams from each group qualify for Final Round, the rest of the teams will play in consolation round.
  • In the Final Round each team plays twice (home and away) against four teams from the other group. Six games against three teams qualified from the same group are carried over to Final Round. Three best teams will be promoted to Belarusian First League for 2016.
  • In the Consolation round teams that finished first stage at the equal positions are paired against each other. A5 plays against B5 for the overall 9th place and so on. Winners are decided by standard two-legged knockout rule.

Group A[edit]

Team Location Position in 2014
Zhlobin Zhlobin 6
AK Zhdanovichi Minsk Raion 8
Osipovichi Osipovichi 11
Spartak Shklov 13
MKK-Dnepr Rogachev 15
Molodechno-DYuSSh-4 Molodechno 16
Priozerye Verkhnedvinsk 17
Oshmyany Oshmyany 21
Torpedo Mogilev n/a
Viktoriya Maryina Gorka n/a

Group B[edit]

Team Location Position in 2014
Volna Pinsk 16 (First League)
Belita-Viteks Uzda 4
Luch Minsk 7
Torpedo Minsk 12
Kletsk Kletsk 14
Krutogorye Dzerzhinsk 18
Kolos-Druzhba Baranovichi Raion 19
Vertikal Kalinkovichi 20
UAS-DYuSSh-Zhitkovichi Zhitkovichi 23
Lyuban Lyuban n/a

Winners and promoted teams[edit]

Teams in bold were promoted to First League at the end of the season.

Season Winner Runner-up Third place
1992 Smena Minsk Albertin Slonim ZLiN Gomel
1992–93 Brestbytkhim Brest Naftan Novopolotsk Kardan-Flyers Grodno
1993–94 Kardan-Flyers Grodno Ataka-Aura Minsk Naftan Novopolotsk
1994–95
(A)
(B)

Fomalgaut Borisov
Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk

Dinamo-Juni Minsk
Biolog-Belkon Novopolotsk

Granit Mikashevichi
Maxim-Orsha
1995
(A)
(B)

MPKC-2 Mozyr
Maxim-Orsha

Stroitel
Veino Mogilev Raion

Autoprovad Shchuchyn
Dnepr Rogachev
1996
(A)
(B)

BATE Borisov
Veino Mogilev Raion

Beloozyorsk
Dnepr Rogachev

MPKC-96 Minsk
Zvezda Minsk
1997
(A)
(B)

Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk
Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi

Veras Visokaya Lipa
Polesye Kozenki

RUOR Minsk
ZLiN Gomel
1998
(A)
(B)

Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk
Granit Mikashevichi

Veras Nesvizh
Gomel-2

Traktor Minsk
Neman Mosty
1999
(A)
(B)

Traktor Minsk
Luninets

Smena-BATE Minsk
Mozyr

RUOR Minsk
Vertikal Kalinkovichi
2000 Darida Zhdanovichi SKAF Minsk1 RShVSM-Olympia Minsk
2001 Lokomotiv Minsk Smorgon Vertikal Kalinkovichi
2002 MTZ-RIPO Minsk Pinsk-900 Vertikal Kalinkovichi
2003 Baranovichi Veras Nesvizh Spartak-BAR Shklov
2004 Smena Minsk Orsha Osipovichi
2005 Torpedo-SKA Minsk Pinsk-900 Spartak Shklov
2006 Dinamo-Belcard Grodno Savit Mogilev Spartak Shklov
2007 PMC Postavy Lida Spartak Shklov
2008 DSK Gomel Myasokombinat Vitebsk Livadiya Dzerzhinsk
2009 Rudensk Gorodeya Molodechno
2010 Gorodeya Slutsksakhar Slutsk Klechesk Kletsk
2011 Lida Bereza-2010 Beltransgaz Slonim
2012 Smolevichi-STI Beltransgaz Slonim Isloch Minsk Raion
2013 Gomelzheldortrans Neman Mosty1 Zvezda-BGU Minsk
2014 Baranovichi Krumkachy Minsk Orsha
  • 1 Team was eligible for promotion but was denied First League license

External links[edit]

Official website