Belarusian Premier League 2007: Wikis

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Belarusian Premier League
Season 2007
Champions BATE
4th title
Relegated Minsk
UEFA Champions League BATE
UEFA Cup Gomel
MTZ-RIPO
UEFA Intertoto Cup Shakhtyor
Matches played 182
Goals scored 407 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Raman Vasilyuk (24)
Biggest home win Gomel 4:0 Dnepr;
Dinamo Brest 4:0 Smorgon;
Gomel 4:0 Darida
Biggest away win Darida 2:7 Gomel
Highest scoring Darida 2:7 Gomel
2006
2008

Belarusian Premier League 2007 was the 17th season of top-tier football in Belarus. It started on 14 April 2007 and ended on 10 November 2007. BATE Borisov were the defending champions.

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Team changes from 2006 season

Lokomotiv Minsk and Belshina Bobruisk were the two teams relegated after the 2006 season, having finished in 13th and 14th place respectively. They were replaced by Belarusian First League champions Minsk and runners-up Smorgon. Lokomotiv Vitebsk changed their name to Vitebsk.

Overview

BATE Borisov won their 4th champions title and qualified for the next season's Champions League. The championship runners-up Gomel and 2007-08 Cup winners MTZ-RIPO Minsk qualified for UEFA Cup. Due to Premiere Legue expnsion to 16 teams starting with next season, only one team (Minsk, who finished on the last place) relegated to the First League.

Teams and venues

Location of teams in Belarusian Premier League 2007
Participants
Position in 2006 Team Location Venue Capacity
1 BATE Borisov City Stadium 5,500
2 Dinamo Minsk Minsk Dinamo, Minsk 41,040
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk Shakhtyor 5,000
4 MTZ-RIPO Minsk Traktor 17,600
5 Gomel Gomel Central, Gomel 11,800
6 Vitebsk Vitebsk Central, Vitebsk 8,300
7 Naftan Novopolotsk Atlant 6,500
8 Darida Minsk Raion Darida 6,000
9 Dinamo Brest Brest Dinamo, Brest 10,080
10 Neman Grodno Neman 6,300
11 Torpedo Zhodino Torpedo, Zhodino 3,020
12 Dnepr Mogilev Spartak, Mogilev 11,200
[1] 1 Minsk Minsk Torpedo, Minsk 5,200
2 Smorgon Smorgon Yunost 3,500
  • [1] Belarusian First League 2006

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 BATE Borisov  (C) 26 18 2 6 50 25 +25 56 UEFA Champions League 2008–09 First qualifying round
2 Gomel 26 12 8 6 49 28 +21 44 UEFA Cup 2008-09 First qualifying round
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 26 12 8 6 41 27 +14 44 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008 First round
4 Torpedo Zhodino 26 11 10 5 28 21 +7 43
5 MTZ-RIPO Minsk 26 11 9 6 32 25 +7 42 UEFA Cup 2008-09 First qualifying round
6 Neman Grodno 26 9 9 8 23 22 +1 36
7 Naftan Novopolotsk 26 9 9 8 28 30 −2 36
8 Vitebsk 26 9 8 9 25 28 −3 35
9 Dinamo Minsk 26 8 11 7 27 28 −1 35
10 Smorgon 26 6 8 12 15 29 −14 26
11 Darida Minsk Raion 26 7 4 15 27 46 −19 25
12 Dinamo Brest 26 6 7 13 23 31 −8 25
13 Dnepr Mogilev 26 5 8 13 21 33 −12 23
14 Minsk  (R) 26 4 9 13 18 34 −16 21 Relegation to First League

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head ; 4th goal difference.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Belarusian clubs in Euporean Cups

Round Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup
First round Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus 4–3 Armenia Ararat Yerevan 4–1 0–2
Second round Chernomorets Odessa Ukraine 6–2 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 4–2 2–0
2007–08 UEFA Cup
First qualifying round Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia 3–2 Belarus Dinamo Brest 1–1 2–1
Skonto Riga Latvia 1–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–2
Second qualifying round Dinamo Minsk Belarus 1–5 Denmark Odense 1–1 0–4
First round Villarreal Spain 6–1 Belarus BATE Borisov 4–1 2–0
2007–08 UEFA Champions League
First qualifying round APOEL Nicosia Cyprus 2–3 Belarus BATE Borisov 2–0 0–3 (aet)
Second qualifying round Hafnarfjarðar Iceland 2–4 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–3 1–1
Thind qualifying round BATE Borisov Belarus 2–4 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 0–2

Top scorers

24 goals
18 goals
14 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals

References

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