1997–98 Vyshcha Liha

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Vyshcha Liha
Season1997–98
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedTorpedo, Chornomorets
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' CupCSKA Kyiv
UEFA CupShakhtar Donetsk
Top goalscorer(22) Serhiy Rebrov (Dynamo)

The 1997–98 Vyshcha Liha season was the 7th since its establishment. FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Promotions[edit]

Renamed[edit]

  • In a winter break Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad changed its name to Zirka Kirovohrad.

Location[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv[a] (C) 30 23 3 4 70 15 +55 72 CL 1st Qualifying Round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 20 7 3 61 25 +36 67 UC 1st Qualifying Round
3 Karpaty Lviv 30 16 9 5 36 20 +16 57
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 17 4 9 47 27 +20 55
5 Vorskla Poltava 30 15 4 11 41 46 −5 49 IC 1st Round
6 Metalurh Donetsk[b] 30 11 7 12 28 27 +1 40
7 Nyva Ternopil 30 12 4 14 37 39 −2 40
8 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 10 9 11 34 33 +1 39
9 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 10 7 13 40 44 −4 37
10 Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk 30 8 9 13 33 41 −8 33
11 Zirka Kirovohrad 30 9 6 15 27 48 −21 33
12 Metalurh Mariupol[b] 30 8 9 13 27 48 −21 33
13 CSKA Kyiv[a] 30 9 6 15 30 35 −5 33 CWC Qualifying Round
14 Tavriya Simferopol 30 8 9 13 35 41 −6 33
15 Chornomorets Odessa (R) 30 8 8 14 31 39 −8 32 Relegated to Persha Liha
16 Torpedo Zaporizhzhya (R) 30 2 7 21 20 69 −49 13
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Participants of the 1998 Ukrainian Cup Final
  2. ^ a b new

Top goalscorers[edit]

Serhiy Rebrov
Rank Player Club Goals
(Pen.)
1 Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov Dynamo Kyiv 22 (5)
2 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv 19 (1)
3 Ukraine Oleksandr Palyanytsia Karpaty Lviv 17 (2)
4 Georgia (country) Avtandil Kapanadze Nyva Ternopil 15
5 Ukraine Oleksandr Haidash Tavriya Simferopol 14
6 Ukraine Hennady Shchekotylin Chornomorets Odessa 13 (1)
7 UkraineValeriy Kryventsov Shakhtar Donetsk 11
8 Ukraine Petro Rusak Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk 9
Ukraine Hennadiy Orbu Shakhtar Donetsk 9 (1)
10 Ukraine Valentyn Platonov Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 9
Ukraine Vitaliy Mintenko Metalurh Donetsk 9 (2)
Ukraine Volodymyr Haschyn Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 9 (3)

Managers[edit]

Club Coach Replaced coach Home stadium
FC Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine Valery Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Valery Yaremchenko Shakhtar Stadium
FC Karpaty Lviv Ukraine Myron Markevych Ukraina Stadium
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine Vadym Tyschenko Ukraine Vyacheslav Hrozny 15 games (first half) Meteor Stadium
FC Vorskla Poltava Ukraine Oleksandr Dovbiy Ukraine Viktor Pozhechevskyi 27 games (first half) Vorskla Stadium
FC Metalurh Donetsk Ukraine Volodymyr Onyschenko Avanhard Stadium (Makiivka)
Donetsk Metallurgical Factory Stadium
FC Nyva Ternopil Ukraine Leonid Ischuk Ukraine Ihor Yavorskyi 29 games City Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Oleh Taran Metalurh Stadium
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia Ukraine Oleksandr Shtelin Ukraine Oleksandr Tomakh 17 games
Ukraine Leonid Kliuchyk 1 game
Metalurh Stadium
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Bohdan Blavatskiy Ukraine Ihor Yurchenko 15 games (first half) Rukh Stadium
FC Zirka Kirovohrad Ukraine Oleksandr Ischenko Ukraine Oleksandr Dovbiy 27 games
Ukraine Serhiy Strashnenko 1 game
Zirka Stadium
FC Metalurh Mariupol Ukraine Mykola Pavlov Ukraine Volodymyr Kuzovlev 1 game
Ukraine Yuriy Pohrebniak 2 games
Azovstal Stadium
FC CSKA Kyiv Ukraine Serhiy Morozov Ukraine Volodymyr Bezsonov 15 games CSK ZSU Stadium
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Viktor Hrachov Ukraine Ivan Balan 25 games Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine Volodymyr Kozerenko Ukraine Leonid Buriak 22 games Black Sea Shipping Stadium
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia Ukraine Leonid Koltun Ukraine Viktor Matvienko 18 games
Ukraine Vyacheslav Pershyn 4 games
AvtoZAZ Stadium

Changes[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Mykola Pavlov pre-season Ukraine Ivan Balan pre-season
FC CSKA Kyiv Ukraine Volodymyr Lozynsky pre-season Ukraine Volodymyr Bezsonov pre-season
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Oleksandr Lysenko pre-season Ukraine Oleh Taran pre-season
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Viktor Kolotov pre-season Ukraine Ihor Yurchenko pre-season

Number of teams by region[edit]

Number Region Team(s)
3  Donetsk Oblast Shakhtar, Metalurh D. and Metalurh M.
2  Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Dnipro and Kryvbas
 Kiev CSKA and Dynamo
 Zaporizhia Oblast Metalurh Z. and Torpedo
1  Crimea Tavriya
 Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Prykarpattia
 Lviv Oblast Karpaty
 Odessa Oblast Chornomorets
 Poltava Oblast Vorskla
 Kirovohrad Oblast Zirka
 Ternopil Oblast Nyva

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