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1996–97 Ukrainian First League

Ukrainian First League
Season 1996–97
Champions Metalurh Donetsk
Promoted Metalurh Mariupol
Relegated Odessa
Krystal Chortkiv
Podillya Khmelnytskyi
Veres Rivne
Top goalscorer (22) Oleksiy Antyukhin (Dynamo-2 Kyiv)
1995-96
1997-98

Ukrainian First League 1996–97 was the sixth season of the Ukrainian First League which was won by Metalurh Donetsk. The season started on August 4, 1996 and finished on June 20, 1997.

Teams

In 1996-97 season, the Ukrainian First League consists of the following teams:

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Metalist
Zakarpattia
Metalurh M.
Bukovyna
Locations of teams in First League
Club City Stadium Coach Replaced coach(es)
Metalist Kharkiv Kharkiv Metalist Stadium Mykhailo Fomenko Viktor Udovenko
Veres Rivne Rivne Avanhard Stadium Viacheslav Kobeletsky
Poligraftechnika Olexandria Oleksandriya Olimp Stadium Yu.Koval An.Buznyk
Podillya Khmelnytskyi Khmelnytskyi
Krasyliv
Podillya Stadium
Yunist Stadium
V.Kvartsyany Vl.Bulhakov
Krystal Chortkiv Chortkiv Kharchovyk Stadium V.Ivehesh I.Hamaliy
Lviv Lviv Yunist Stadium Stepan Yurchyshyn
Dynamo-2 Kyiv Kyiv Dynamo Stadium Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Yavir Krasnopillia Krasnopillya Kolos Stadium
Yavir Stadium
V.Dushkov
Stal Alchevsk Alchevsk Stal Stadium Anatoliy Volobuyev
Dnipro Cherkasy Cherkasy Central Stadium
Spartak Stadium
Sm.Osynovsky Ihor Chupryna
Bazhanovets Makiivka Makiivka Avanhard Stadium V.Pyshchev
Bukovyna Chernivtsi Chernivtsi Bukovyna Stadium V.Bohuslavsky Yukhym Shkolnykov
Khimik Zhytomyr Zhytomyr City Stadium H.Ishchenko V.Veber
Naftovyk Okhtyrka Okhtyrka Naftovyk Stadium Vasyl Yermak A.Dovbiy
Metalurh Nikopol Nikopol Elektrometalurh Stadium H.Verzhelenko
Volyn Lutsk Lutsk Avanhard Stadium A.Radchenko
Zakarpattia Uzhhorod Uzhhorod Avanhard Stadium Oleksandr Holokolosov Sr. M.Bobal
Zorya Luhansk Luhansk Avanhard Stadium A.Shakun A.Kuksov
CSKA-2 Kyiv Kyiv CSKA Stadium A.Shtelin A.Petrakov
Khimik Severodonetsk Sieverodonetsk Khimik Stadium Yu.Koval Yu.Vankevych
Odessa Odessa SKA Stadium Serhiy Marusyn
SC Mykolaiv Mykolaiv Central Stadium Anatoliy Zayaev Yevhen Kucherevsky
Metalurh Donetsk Donetsk Shakhtar Stadium Ye.Korol
Metalurh Mariupol Mariupol Azovstal Stadium Yu.Pohrebnyak

Final table

P
Team
G
W
D
L
Dif
Pts
Misc
1 Metalurh Donetsk 46 32 5 9 77:39 101 (+) new
Vyscha Liha
2 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 46 29 8 9 91:33 95 no promotion
3 Metalurh Mariupol 46 29 6 11 92:56 93 (+) new
Vyscha Liha
4 Volyn Lutsk 46 26 5 15 62:47 83 (-) new
5 Naftovyk Okhtyrka 46 25 6 15 76:43 81
6 Stal Alchevsk 46 23 9 14 76:43 78
7 Mykolaiv 46 21 12 13 66:37 75 (-) new
8 FC Lviv 46 20 9 17 56:43 69
9 Bukovyna Chernivtsi 46 19 10 17 64:51 67
10 Polihraftekhnika Oleksandria 46 17 14 15 55:51 65
11 Metalurh Nikopol 46 20 4 22 60:66 64
12 Metalist Kharkiv 46 18 9 19 55:53 63
13 Yavir Krasnopillia 46 18 7 21 61:61 61
14 Khimik Siverodonetsk 46 16 11 19 64:62 59
15 Verkhovyna Uzhhorod 46 17 7 22 56:78 58
16 Shakhtar Makiivka 46 15 11 20 55:62 56
17 Cherkasy 46 16 7 23 46:78 55
18 Khimik Zhytomyr 46 15 10 21 44:61 55
19 CSKA-2 Kyiv 46 15 9 22 37:56 54 (+) new
20 Zoria Luhansk 46 16 5 25 58:84 53 (-) new
21 Odessa 46 14 8 24 47:79 50 Druha Liha
22 Podillia Khmelnytskyi 46 11 13 22 40:66 46 Druha Liha
23 Veres Rivne 46 11 9 26 36:79 42 Druha Liha
24 Krystal Chortkiv 46 9 6 31 31:77 33 Druha Liha

Note:
Three teams were promoted from the Second League and three teams relegated from the Premier League. The First League was extended to 24 participants.
FC Naftokhimik Kremenchuk did not participate this season in the league.
Dynamo-2 Kyiv cannot be promoted.
The League will be reduced to 22 teams for the next season.
As couple of years ago another rookie teams gained their promotions upon entering the League from the lower division: Metalurh Donetsk and Metalurh Mariupol. Thus far they were the last clubs that made to the Top League from the Second in two seasons(!).

Legend:

- Promoted

- Relegated

Persha Liha 1996-97 Winners
FC Metalurh Donetsk
First title

Top scorers

Statistics are taken from here.[1]

See also

References

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