2001–02 Vyshcha Liha
|Champions League||Dynamo Kyiv
|UEFA Cup||Metalurh Donetsk
|Top goalscorer||(12) Serhiy Shyschenko (Metalurh Donetsk)|
|Biggest home win||Dynamo - Metalist 6:0|
|Biggest away win||Kryvbas - Dynamo 0:7|
|Highest scoring||Zakarpattia - Metalist 3:5
Polihraftekhnika - Dnipro 2:6
The 2001–02 Vyshcha Liha season was the 11th since its establishment. FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions.
- Zakarpattia Uzhhorod, the runners-up of the 2000–01 Ukrainian First League – (debut)
- Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya, the third placed of the 2000–01 Ukrainian First League – (debut)
- FC CSKA Kyiv owned by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine was sold to the Kiev city authorities headed by Oleksandr Omelchenko. The club was reorganized and renamed as FC Arsenal Kyiv to commemorate SC Arsenal that existed before 1960s.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Shakhtar Donetsk (C)||26||20||6||0||49||10||+39||66||2002–03 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||FC Dynamo Kyiv||26||20||5||1||62||9||+53||65||2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|3||Metalurh Donetsk||26||12||6||8||38||28||+10||42||2002–03 UEFA Cup First round|
|4||Metalurh Zaporizhya||26||11||7||8||25||22||+3||40||2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 1||MET: 9 pts
MZA: 7 pts
DNI: 1 pts
|9||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||26||6||10||10||28||40||−12||28|
|12||Arsenal Kyiv||26||6||5||15||18||28||−10||23||ARK 2–0 POL
POL 1–0 ARK
|13||Polihraftekhnika||26||5||8||13||21||39||−18||23||Qualification to Relegation Playoffs|
|14||Zakarpattia Uzhhorod (R)||26||5||6||15||23||49||−26||21||Relegation to Ukrainian First League|
Source: Football Federation of Ukraine
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored away; 4th overall wins; 5th goal difference; 6th goals scored 
1Metalurh Zaporizhia obtained the uncontested European competitions berth (both Shakhtar and Dynamo were participants of the 2002 Ukrainian Cup Final) after it was awarded the 4th place on the decision the Executive Committee of Football Federation of Ukraine. According to the Metalist head coach Mykhailo Fomenko, the club's leadership did not contested the decision as it was afraid for obligation to invest more funds in the club, plus the home stadium had to be reconstructed.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
European qualifications case
Due to the fact that both finalists of the 2002 Ukrainian Cup Final Dynamo and Shakhtar qualified for the UEFA Champions League, the fourth European competition berth was to be awarded to the best fourth placed team in the league competition. The fourth place with 40 points earned was Metalist Kharkiv, however there were two more teams with the same amount of points Metalurh Zaporizhia and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. According to the 2001-02 season regulations the first tie breaker in case of even points were the head-to-head points among the teams that tied. Therefore originally Metalist Kharkiv was the main contender to qualify for the European competitions. However, the administration of FC Metalurh Zaporizhia argued the fact that their team head better head-to-head record with both Metalist Kharkiv (2 1-0-1 2-2 with an away goal) and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2 1-0-1 2-1). On 16 June 2002 the FFU Executive Committee came up with its final decision awarding Metalurh Zaporizhia with qualification to European competitions.
|Club||Coach||Replaced coach||Home stadium|
|FC Shakhtar Donetsk||Nevio Scala||Viktor Prokopenko||Shakhtar Stadium|
|FC Dynamo Kyiv||Oleksiy Mykhailychenko||Valery Lobanovsky||Dynamo Stadium|
|FC Metalurh Donetsk||Semen Altman||Metalurh Stadium|
|FC Metalurh Zaporizhia||Oleh Taran||Volodymyr Atamanyuk||Metalurh Stadium
|FC Metalist Kharkiv||Mykhailo Fomenko||Metalist Stadium|
|FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||Yevhen Kucherevsky||Mykola Fedorenko||Meteor Stadium|
|SC Tavriya Simferopol||Anatoliy Zayayev||Valeriy Petrov||Lokomotyv Stadium|
|FC Karpaty Lviv||Lev Brovarskyi||Myron Markevych||Ukraina Stadium|
|FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||Ihor Nadein||Hennadiy Lytovchenko||Metalurh Stadium|
|FC Metalurh Mariupol||Mykola Pavlov||Illichivets Stadium|
|FC Vorskla Poltava||Andriy Bal||Vorskla Stadium|
|FC Arsenal Kyiv||Oleh Kuznetsov||(co-coach Volodymyr Bezsonov)||CKS ZSU Stadium|
|FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya||Roman Pokora||Nika Stadium|
|FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod||Yuriy Kalitvintsev||Avanhard Stadium|
June 16, 2002
|Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya||1 – 0
Martynenko 30', 78'
- Regulation of the All-Ukrainian competitions in football among professional teams in 2001/02
- Committee on communication with public and media of FFU (18 June 2002). Рішення виконавчого комітету Федерації футболу України [Decision of the Executive Committee of Football Federation of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- Committee on communication with public and media of FFU (17 June 2002). Офіційний прес-реліз Федерації футболу України [Official press release of the Football Federation of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- Verbytsky, I. Mykhailo Fomenko: To head the national football team I could have already at the end of 1990s. I refused as I thought that it is not time yet. UA-Football. 17 December 2015