Ukrainian Youth Football League

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The Ukrainian National Youth Competition (Ukrainian: Дитячо-юнацька футбольна ліга України, (ДЮФЛУ)) is split into four (4) age groups which in turn has the Supreme and the First Leagues. The Supreme Leagues consists out of four regional groups and the First have eight. The competition's oldest age group has the teenagers who are no older than 17 years old and the youngest - the teenagers no older than 14.

Composition[edit]

The league is composed of teams with players between ages under 14 through under 17. Each club of the Ukrainian Premier League is obligated to field four of its junior teams in the league.

  • Football academies of Premier league clubs
  • sports schools (Soviet children-youth sports school network, DUSSh)
  • sports schools of Olympic reserve (Soviet children-youth sports schools of Olympic reserve network, SDUShOR)
  • youth football clubs (Children-youth football clubs, DUFC)
  • colleges of physical culture (UFK)
  • colleges of Olympic reserve (UOR)

Competitions[edit]

The youth competitions started in 1998, yet the youth league was established not until 2001. In 2000 there was established a separate football competition among students of universities.

In 2002 the Professional Football League of Ukraine (PFL Ukraine) established under-19 which however was discontinued four seasons later. In 2004, PFL Ukraine established competition among reserves (doubles) for club of the Top League (Vyshcha Liha).

Youth Championship[edit]

Season Age restr Winner 2nd best 3rd best
1998-99 Senior Dynamo Kyiv Kremin Kremenchuk UOR Donetsk
Junior UOR Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv
1999-00 Senior Dynamo Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
Junior Shakhtar Donetsk Dnipro-75 Dnipropetrovsk UFK Dnipropetrovsk
2000-01 Senior Dynamo Kyiv Zmina-Obolon Kyiv UFK Dnipropetrovsk
Junior Femida-Inter Lutsk Dynamo Kyiv Chornomorets Odesa

Youth League[edit]

Season Age restr Winner 2nd best 3rd best
2001-02 U-17 RVUFK Kyiv Dnipromain Dnipropetrovsk Shakhtar Donetsk
U-16 Shakhtar Donetsk Dnipromain Dnipropetrovsk Dynamo Kyiv
U-15 Zmina-Obolon Kyiv RVUFK Kyiv Lokomotyv Kyiv
U-14 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Atlant-Kremez Kremenchuk
2002-03 U-17 Shakhtar Donetsk Femida-Inter Lutsk Karpaty Lviv
U-16 Lokomotyv Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Metalurh Zaporizhia
U-15 Lokomotyv Kyiv Femida-Inter Lutsk Atlant Kremenchuk
U-14 Shakhtar Donetsk Lokomotyv Kyiv Dynamo Kyiv
2003-04 U-17 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Metalurh Zaporizhia
U-16 Shakhtar Donetsk Dynamo Kyiv Vidradnyi Kyiv
U-15 Dynamo Kyiv Vidradnyi Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk
U-14 Shakhtar Donetsk Vidradnyi Kyiv Volyn Lutsk

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