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1996–97 Vyshcha Liha

Vyshcha Liha
Season1996–97
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedNyva Vinnytsia, Kremin Kremenchuk
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' CupShakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupVorskla Poltava, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Top goalscorer(21) Oleh Matveyev (Shakhtar)

The 1996–97 Vyshcha Liha season was the 6th since its establishment. FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions.

Overview of "FC Dynamo Kyiv" article

Preseason changes

Number of teams in the league was reduced from 18 to 16. Vyshcha Liha became a member of the newly established Professional Football League of Ukraine.

Overview of "Professional Football League of Ukraine" article

Teams

Promotions

Renamed

Before the start of season CSKA-Borysfen Kyiv was renamed to CSKA Kyiv. Just before the start of new 1996–97 season a scandal took place related to ownership. Dmytro Zlobenko was removed from the club which with help of the Army was passed to some businessman by name of Mikhail Grinshpon, a president of "Kiev–Donbass".[1] Concurrently, Mikhail Grinshpon was an adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksandr Kuzmuk.[1]

Location

1996–97 Vyshcha Liha Teams articles: 16

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv (C) 30 23 4 3 69 20 +49 73 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk[a] 30 19 5 6 72 28 +44 62 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
3 Vorskla Poltava 30 17 7 6 50 26 +24 58 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round
4 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[a] 30 14 13 3 48 19 +29 55
5 Karpaty Lviv 30 15 7 8 36 23 +13 52
6 Tavriya Simferopol 30 13 5 12 36 46 −10 44
7 Chornomorets Odessa 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5 42
8 Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30 12 5 13 48 44 +4 41
9 Nyva Ternopil 30 11 6 13 34 37 −3 39
10 Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad 30 11 3 16 31 55 −24 36
11 CSKA Kyiv 30 9 8 13 33 35 −2 35
12 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 9 6 15 24 48 −24 33
13 Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk 30 8 7 15 33 49 −16 31
14 Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 30 8 5 17 25 56 −31 29
15 Kremin Kremenchuk (R) 30 7 3 20 28 57 −29 24 Relegated to Ukrainian First League
16 Nyva Vinnytsia (R) 30 4 6 20 19 48 −29 18
Source:
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goal scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Participant of the 1997 Ukrainian Cup Final

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
(Pen.)
1 Oleh Matviiv Shakhtar Donetsk 21 (6)
2 Serhiy Rebrov Dynamo Kyiv 20 (6)
3 Serhiy Chuychenko Vorskla Poltava 14 (2)
4 Oleksandr Haidash Tavriya Simferopol 13
Andriy Fedkov Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 13 (3)
6 Serhiy Mizin CSKA / Chornomorets 12 (3)
7 Serhiy Atelkin Shakhtar Donetsk 11
Valentyn Poltavets Metalurh Zaporizhia 11
Yakiv Kripak Metalurh Zaporizhia 11 (3)
10 Hennadiy Moroz Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 10

Managers

Club Coach Replaced Coach Home stadium
FC Dynamo Kyiv Valery Lobanovsky Yozhef Sabo 17 games(first half) Dynamo Stadium
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Valery Yaremchenko Shakhtar Stadium
FC Vorskla Poltava Viktor Pozhechevskyi Vorskla Stadium
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Vyacheslav Hrozny Meteor Stadium
FC Karpaty Lviv Myron Markevych Ukraina Stadium
SC Tavriya Simferopol Mykola Pavlov Serhiy Shevchenko 10 games
Ivan Balan 5 games
Valeriy Shvediuk 7 games
Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Chornomorets Odessa Leonid Buriak Black Sea Shipping Stadium
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia Oleksandr Tomakh Metalurh Stadium
FC Nyva Ternopil Ihor Yavorskyi City Stadium
FC Zirka Kirovohrad Oleksandr Dovbiy Oleksandr Ischenko 22 games
Mykhailo Kalyta 1 game
Zirka Stadium
FC CSKA Kyiv Volodymyr Lozynskyi CSK ZSU Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Oleksandr Lysenko Oleksiy Cherednyk 12 games Metalurh Stadium
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Viktor Kolotov Boris Streltsov 5 games Elektron Stadium
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia Viktor Matvienko Ihor Nadein 27 games AvtoZAZ Stadium
FC Kremin Kremenchuk Mykhailo Byelykh Dnipro Stadium
FC Nyva Vinnytsia Oleksandr Ischenko Pasha Kasanov 23 games
Volodymyr Reva 2 games
Central City Stadium

Notes: Games between Dynamo Kyiv and CSKA Kyiv were played at the Republican Stadium.

Changes

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Valeriy Rudakov pre-season Valery Yaremchenko pre-season
SC Tavriya Simferopol Anatoliy Zayayev pre-season Serhiy Shevchenko pre-season
FC CSKA Kyiv Viktor Chanov pre-season Volodymyr Lozynsky pre-season
FC Karpaty Lviv Volodymyr Zhuravchak pre-season Myron Markevych pre-season
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Bernd Stange pre-season Viacheslav Hrozny pre-season
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Myron Markevych pre-season Oleksiy Cherednyk pre-season
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Ihor Yurchenko pre-season Boris Streltsov pre-season
FC Kremin Kremenchuk Valery Yaremchenko pre-season Mykhailo Bilykh pre-season
FC Nyva Vinnytsia Serhiy Morozov pre-season Pasha Kasanov pre-season

1996–97 Vyshcha Liha Final standings articles: 20

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