Ukrainian Women's League
|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||First League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Ukrainian Women's Cup|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
|Current champions||WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv
|Most championships||WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (9 titles)|
The Ukrainian Women's League, also known as the Zhinocha Liha, is part of the Ukrainian professional football clubs competition among females. Currently it is the only nationwide club level of competition in the country. At the end of the 1990s the second level was disbanded due to lack of interest.
The champion qualifies for the UEFA Women's Champions League.
The league was created in 1992 with dissolution of the Soviet Union and discontinuation of the Soviet women's football championship that existed only for two seasons 1990 and 1991. The new Ukrainian league included several teams that participated in the former Soviet championship such as Lehenda Chernihiv, Arena Kyiv, Olimp Kyiv (former Soviet champion Nyva Baryshivka), Dynamo Kyiv, ZHU Zaporizhia, Luhanochka Luhansk, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and many others.
The first Ukrainian championship consisted of 18 teams that were split into two divisions, the Higher League (10 teams) and the First League (8 teams). The first Ukrainian championship presented a new Donetsk team (as Tekstylnyk Donetsk) that started from the First League and eventually would become one of the most successful clubs in the league.
The following is a list of all previous champions.
|Season||Champion||Runner-Up||3rd Position||Winter champion|
|1992||Dynamo Kyiv||Arena-Hospodar Fastiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||–|
|1993||Arena Kyiv||Dynamo Kyiv||Tornado Kyiv||–|
|1994||Donetsk-Ros' Donetsk||Yunisa Kyiv||Alina Kyiv||–|
|1995||Donetsk-Ros' Donetsk||Alina Kyiv||Spartak Kyiv||–|
|1996||Donetsk-Ros' Donetsk||Alina Kyiv||Stal Makiyivka||–|
|1997||Alina Kyiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Donchanka-Varna Donetsk||–|
|1998||WFC Donchanka||Lehenda Chernihiv||Iskra Zaporizhia||–|
|1999||WFC Donchanka||Lehenda Chernihiv||Hrafit Zaporizhia||–|
|2000||Lehenda Chernihiv||WFC Donchanka||Kyivska Rus' Kyiv||–|
|2001||Lehenda Chernihiv||Kyivska Rus' Kyiv||Lvivianka Lviv||–|
|2002||Lehenda Chernihiv||Kondytsioner Kharkiv||Metallurg-Donchanka ( Donetsk )||–|
|2003||Kondytsioner Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Donchanka-TSPOR ( Donetsk )||–|
|2004||Metalist Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Spartak Sumy||–|
|2005||Lehenda Chernihiv||Arsenal Kharkiv||Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk||–|
|2006||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Naftokhimik Kalush||–|
|2007||Naftokhimik Kalush||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||–|
|2008||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Naftokhimik Kalush||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv|
|2009||Lehenda Chernihiv||Illichivka Mariupol||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||–|
|2010||Lehenda Chernihiv||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Illichivka Mariupol||–|
|2011||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Naftokhimik Kalush||–|
|2012||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Naftokhimik Kalush||Donchanka-TsPOR||–|
|2013||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Donchanka-TsPOR||Lehenda Chernihiv|
|2014||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv|
|2015||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv||Lehenda Chernihiv||Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv|
|9||Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (incl. Kondytsioner & Metalist)|
- "Ukraine - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv wins fifth championship" (in Ukrainian). city.kharkov.ua. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- "Zhytlobud wins seventh championship" (in Ukrainian). city.kharkov.ua. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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