2015–16 Ukrainian First League

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Ukrainian First League
Season 2015–16
Champions FC Zirka Kirovohrad
Relegated FC Ternopil
Matches played 220
Goals scored 509 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorer 16 – Artem Favorov (Obolon-Brovar)
Biggest home win Zirka 6–0 FC Ternopil (Round 5)
Biggest away win 4 – Nyva 0–4 FC Sumy (Round 3)
Highest scoring 7 – Hirnyk-Sport 3–4 FC Poltava (Round 29)
Longest winning run 6 – Zirka (Round 19–25)
Longest unbeaten run 9 – Helios (Rounds 1–9)
Longest winless run 8 –Illichivets (Rounds 3–4, 6, 8–9, ppd. 7, 10, ppd. 5)
Longest losing run 8 – Nyva (Round 6–9, Round 11–14)
Highest attendance 7,500 – DniproHirnyk (Round 20)
Lowest attendance 100 –
DesnaFC Sumy(Round 12)

The 2015–16 Ukrainian First League was the 25th since its establishment. The competition commenced on 26 July 2015 with eight matches. The competition had a winter break which began after Round 18 on November 22. The competition resumed on 26 March 2016 and completed on 1 June 2016.

Teams

The number of teams for the competition was confirmed on 19 June 2015.[1]

Two teams were promoted from the 2014–15 Ukrainian Second League.[2]

Note: The predecessor club FC Dnipro Cherkasy last participated in the 2007–08 Ukrainian First League

Relegated teams

Reinstated teams

Location map

The following displays the location of teams.

Stadiums

The following stadiums are considered home grounds for the teams in the competition.

Rank Stadium Capacity Club Notes
1 Metalurh Stadium, Kryvyi Rih 29,783 Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih
2 Yuvileiny Stadium, Sumy 25,800 FC Sumy
3 Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv 16,873 Dynamo-2 Kyiv Used as home ground in Round 14 and 17
4 Central City Stadium, Mykolaiv 16,700 MFC Mykolaiv
5 Zirka Stadium, Kirovohrad 13,667 Zirka Kirovohrad
6 Labor Reserve, Bila Tserkva 13,500 Desna Chernihiv Used as home ground(22)
7 City Stadium, Ternopil 12,750 Nyva Ternopil
FC Ternopil
8 Illichivets Stadium, Mariupol 12,680 Illichivets Mariupol
9 Yuri Gagarin Stadium, Chernihiv 12,060 Desna Chernihiv
10 Central Stadion, Cherkasy 10,321 FC Dnipro Cherkasy
11 Naftovyk Stadium, Okhtyrka 5,256 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka
12 Obolon Arena, Kiev 5,100 Obolon-Brovar Kyiv
13 Sonyachny Training Center, Kharkiv 4,924[4] Helios Kharkiv
14 Avanhard Stadium, Kramatorsk 2,500 Avanhard Kramatorsk
15 Lokomotov Stadium, Poltava 2,500 FC Poltava
16 Yunist Stadium, Komsomolsk 2,500 Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk
17 Dynamo Training Center, Kyiv 1,200 Dynamo-2 Kyiv

Notes:

  • ^(22) Due to reconstruction of their home ground Yuri Gagarin Stadium, Desna Chernihiv played their Round 12 home game in Bila Tserkva[5]

Managers

Club Coach Replaced coach
Avanhard Kramatorsk Ukraine Yakiv Kripak
Cherkaskyi Dnipro Ukraine Ihor Stolovytskyi
Desna Chernihiv Ukraine Oleksandr Ryabokon
Dynamo-2 Kyiv Ukraine Vadym Yevtushenko
Helios Kharkiv Ukraine Serhiy Syzykhin (interim)
Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Hennadiy Prykhodko
Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk Ukraine Ihor Zhabchenko
Illichivets Mariupol Ukraine Valeriy Kriventsov
MFC Mykolaiv Ukraine Ruslan Zabranskyi
Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka Ukraine Volodymyr Knysh
Nyva Ternopil Kazakhstan Petro Badlo (interim) Ukraine Roman Tolochko
Obolon-Brovar Kyiv Ukraine Serhiy Soldatov
FC Poltava Ukraine Anatoliy Bezsmertnyi (interim) Ukraine Oleh Fedorchuk
FC Sumy Ukraine Yuriy Yaroshenko
FC Ternopil Ukraine Vasyl Ivehesh
Zirka Kirovohrad Ukraine Serhiy Lavrynenko

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
Nyva Ternopil Ukraine Roman Tolochko[6] Resigns September 9 15th Kazakhstan Petro Badlo (interim) September 9 15th
FC Ternopil Ukraine Vasyl Ivehesh[7] Hospitalized May 13 15th Ukraine Ivan Maruschak (interim) May 14 15th

League table

As of 1 June 2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Zirka Kirovohrad (C, P) 30 20 5 5 49 22 +27 65 Substituted in Premier LeaguePromoted;
2 Cherkaskyi Dnipro 30 16 7 7 45 27 +18 55 (+) new
3 Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 30 16 6 8 45 35 +10 54 (+) new
4 Illichivets Mariupol 30 14 11 5 34 23 +11 53 (-) new
5 Helios Kharkiv 30 13 12 5 33 24 +9 51  
6 Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih 30 13 10 7 39 27 +12 49  
7 MFC Mykolaiv 30 13 8 9 34 27 +7 44 −3(1)
8 Desna Chernihiv 30 11 7 12 30 29 +1 40  
9 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 30 11 7 12 31 33 −2 40  
10 FC Poltava 30 10 8 12 29 32 −3 38  
11 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 30 9 9 12 27 34 −7 36 withdrew(2)
12 Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk 30 8 9 13 30 35 −5 33  
13 Avanhard Kramatorsk 30 8 8 14 28 42 −14 32 (*) new
14 FC Sumy 30 8 6 16 35 54 −19 30  
15 FC Ternopil 30 6 7 17 18 47 −29 22 −3(1)Substituted off Second LeagueRelegated
16 Nyva Ternopil 30 2 4 24 10 26 −16 7 −3(1)withdrew(3)
Source: (Ukrainian) Professional Football League of Ukraine[8]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Rules for classification:[9] 1) points 2) goal difference 3) goals scored
4) head-to-head points 5) head-to-head goal difference 6) head-to-head goals scored
7) head-to-head fair play (all games) 8) draw or playoff
Promotion to Ukrainian Premier League[10]
Qualifies for Promotion/Relegation playoff game(4)
Relegation to Ukrainian Second League
Withdrew from competition

Notes:

  • ^(1) The Control Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine deducted three points and fined the clubs Nyva Ternopil, FC Ternopil and MFC Mykolaiv for match fixing during the 2014–15 season.[11] (2 September 2015)
  • ^(2) The management of the senior club FC Dynamo Kyiv prior to the last game of the season announced that the reserve club, Dynamo-2 Kyiv would be terminating after the completion of the season. [12]
  • ^(3) Nyva Ternopil announced that it will not play the first games of the spring half of the competition.[13] The club indicated that it would compete in the Ternopil Oblast competition.[14] The Football Federation of Ukraine formally expelled the club from the competition on 1 April 2016.[15] Later In April of 2016, the club joined the 2016 Ukrainian Football Amateur League.
  • ^(4) Originally the fourteenth placed was to have played in a promotion-relegation playoff series against the third team in the Second League competition. However, two days before the end of the season, on 30 May 2016 the PFL ruled that due to sporting principles to keep 16 teams in the First League the promotion-relegation playoff match between the third placed team in the Second League against the 14th placed team in the First League was cancelled and that the third placed team in the Second League would be automatically promoted to the First League.[16]

Results

As of 1 June 2016
Home ╲ Away AVK CHD DES DK2 HEL HIR HIS ILL MYK NAF NVT OBK POL SUM TNP ZIR
Avanhard Kramatorsk 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 +:- 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–2
Cherkaskyi Dnipro 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2
Desna Chernihiv 3–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 +:- 0–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Dynamo-2 Kyiv 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–1
Helios Kharkiv 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0(9) 2–2 0–2 3–0(8) 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 1–1
Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 0–3 +:-(8) 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0
Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0(5) 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–2 3–4 3–0 1–3 1–1
Illichivets Mariupol 1–1 1–1 0–1(6) 4–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1(7) 0–0 3–0
MFC Mykolaiv 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 2–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–2
Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 +:- 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–3
Nyva Ternopil(10) 0–1 1–1 2–0 -:+ -:+ 0–1 0–0 -:+ -:+ 0–1 -:+ 0–1 0–4 -:+ 0–1
Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 4–2 3–2 1–2
FC Poltava 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 +:- 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0
FC Sumy 3–2 0–1 0–4 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–1 0–1
FC Ternopil 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Zirka Kirovohrad 5–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 +:- 1–2 2–0 2–0 6–0

Updated to games played on 1 June 2016.
Source: (Ukrainian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Notes:

  • ^(5) Round 4 match at Yunist Stadium between Hirnyk-Sport and Hirnyk was abandoned due to the waterlogged condition of the pitch due to torrential rain prior to the start of the match.[17][18] The match was rescheduled and played after Round 12 on 14 October.[19]
  • ^(6) Illichivets Mariupol postpones their Round 7 home match against Desna Chernihiv since several players were called for international duty.[20] Match played after Round 9.[21]
  • ^(7) Illichivets Mariupol postpones their Round 5 home match against FC Sumy since several players were called for international duty.[22] Match played after Round 10.[21]
  • ^(8) Nyva Ternopil informed the PFL that they would not arrive for their Round 10 match against Helios Kharkiv due to their difficult financial situation.[23] Control Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine awarded a 3–0 technical victory to Helios. (12 November 2015)[24]
  • ^(9) Illichivets Mariupol postpones their Round 12 away match against Helios Kharkiv since several players were called for international duty.[25] Match was played after Round 16.
  • ^(10) Nyva Ternopil informed the PFL that the club will not be able to take part in the first game of the spring half of the season.[13] (23 March 2016) Later the FFU formally expelled the club and awarded technical victories to their opponents.[15] (1 April 2016)

Position by Round

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Zirka Kirovohrad 13 14 7 4 1 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cherkaskyi Dnipro 9 3 8 5 8 4 3 4 2 5 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 2 2
Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 1 7 12 8 6 8 6 3 5 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 3
Illichivets Mariupol 2 1 2 3 7 9 9 9 10 14 11 13 10 11 10 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4
Helios Kharkiv 10 11 6 2 4 2 4 5 3 4 6 6 7 9 8 8 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5
Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih 14 5 4 7 5 5 7 8 6 3 2 3 4 3 4 4 4 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 5 5 6
MFC Mykolaiv 3 6 10 10 10 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 9 6 5 5 6 6 10 10 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 7 7 7
Desna Chernihiv 7 12 9 11 12 10 10 10 11 10 13 10 8 8 9 11 11 11 9 7 7 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8
Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 8 4 1 1 2 6 5 6 7 7 7 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 12 10 8 9 8 7 7 7 9 10 9
FC Poltava 6 8 13 14 9 12 12 11 9 9 9 11 12 10 12 9 9 10 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 10 10 9 10
Dynamo-2 Kyiv 4 2 3 6 3 1 1 1 4 1 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 9 11 9 8 9 9 11 13 12 12 11
Hirnyk-Sport Komsomolsk 12 10 11 13 15 15 16 14 15 13 12 9 6 7 7 10 10 9 11 11 13 13 12 12 12 13 11 11 11 12
Avanhard Kramatorsk 16 16 16 16 16 16 13 12 13 12 10 8 11 12 11 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13
FC Sumy 5 9 5 9 11 11 11 13 14 15 15 15 14 14 13 15 15 14 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
FC Ternopil 15 13 14 12 14 13 14 15 12 11 14 14 15 15 15 14 14 15 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Nyva Ternopil 11 15 15 15 13 14 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Last updated: 1 June 2016
Source: pfl.ua

Top goalscorers

As of 27 May 2016[26]
Rank Scorer Goals
(Pen.)
Team
1 Ukraine Artem Favorov 16 (3) Obolon-Brovar Kyiv
2 Ukraine Yevhen Chepurnenko 11 (1) Desna Chernihiv
3 Ukraine Artem Sitalo 10 (4) Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih
Ukraine Serhiy Vakulenko 10 (6) Illichivets Mariupol
5 Ukraine Volodymyr Bayenko 8 Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih
Ukraine Denys Skepskyi 8 (2) Cherkaskyi Dnipro
7 Ukraine Oleksandr Batalskyi 7 Cherkaskyi Dnipro
Ukraine Roman Loktionov 7 Zirka Kirovohrad
Ukraine Vasyl Prodan 7 Obolon-Brovar Kyiv
Ukraine Ihor Sikorskyi 7 (4) MFC Mykolaiv

Notes:

See also

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