Ukrainian Women's League

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Ukrainian Women's League
Country  Ukraine
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Divisions 1
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
(2015)
Most championships WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (9 titles)
Website Official
2015

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.

History[edit]

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.

Previous winners[edit]

The following is a list of all previous champions.[1]

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[2] Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv Lehenda Chernihiv Naftokhimik Kalush
2012 Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv Naftokhimik Kalush Donchanka-TsPOR
2013[3] Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv Lehenda Chernihiv Donchanka-TsPOR Lehenda Chernihiv
2014[4] Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv Lehenda Chernihiv Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv
2015 Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv Lehenda Chernihiv Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv

Record Champions[edit]

Titles Team
9 Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (incl. Kondytsioner & Metalist)
6 Lehenda Chernihiv
5 WFC Donchanka
2 Alina Kyiv
Donchanka Donetsk
1 Dinamo Kyiv
Naftokhimik Kalush

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ukraine - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv wins fifth championship" (in Ukrainian). city.kharkov.ua. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zhytlobud wins seventh championship" (in Ukrainian). city.kharkov.ua. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://gilstroy-1.ucoz.ru/news/chempionat_ukrainy_sredi_zhenshhin_sezon_2014_match_14_tura_zhilstroj_2_zhilstroj_1_otchet/2014-10-19-446

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