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2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League

Ukrainian Premier League
Season 2015–16
Matches played 84
Goals scored 217 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorer 18 – Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar)
Biggest home win 4 – Karpaty 4–0 Chornomorets (Round 4), Zorya 4–0 Olimpik (Round 4)
Biggest away win 6 – Metalurh 0–6 Zorya (Round 1),
Stal 0–6 Dnipro (Round 11),
Zorya 1–7 Shakhtar (Round 12)
Highest scoring 8 – Zorya 1–7 Shakhtar (Round 12)
Longest winning run 7 – Shakhtar (Round 6–12)
Longest unbeaten run 10 – Dynamo (Round 1–10)
Longest winless run 12 – Metalurh (Round 1–12)
Longest losing run 4 – Chornomorets (Round 2–5)
Olimpik (Round 6–9)
Metalurh (Round 9–12)
Highest attendance 32,794 – DynamoShakhtar (Round 11)
Lowest attendance 500 – OlimpikHoverla (Round 7)
2014–15
All statistics correct as of 1 November 2015.

The 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League season is the 25th top level football competitions since the fall of the Soviet Union and the eighth since the establishment of the Ukrainian Premier League. Because of sponsorship the league changed its title for 2015-16 season to League Pari-Match. The competition commenced on 17 July when Metalurh Zaporizhia hosted Zorya Luhansk in Zaporizhia.[1] First sixteen rounds are scheduled to play before winter break which will stretch from 28 November 2015 to 5 March 2016. The season will be concluded on 15 May 2016. With the continuation of the Ukrainian crisis in the oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk, the league remains at 14 teams after being cut from 16 in the 2014–15 season.[2][1]

Contents

  • Format 1
  • Teams 2
    • Location map 2.1
    • Stadiums 2.2
    • Personnel and sponsorship 2.3
    • Managerial changes 2.4
  • League table 3
    • Results 3.1
    • Positions by round 3.2
  • Season statistics 4
    • Top goalscorers 4.1
    • Hat-tricks 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Format

It was confirmed that the championship would be played using a standard double round-robin tournament system. The last team would be relegated and would be replaced by the champion of the 2015–16 Ukrainian First League.[3] In the event of a decision being made to expand the league to 16 teams next season, the last team will play a play-off game with a team that takes the third place of the 2015–16 Ukrainian First League, while the champion and runner-up would be promoted.[3]

Teams

After the previous season the president of FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk announced that the club will be merged with FC Metalurh Donetsk and replace them in the Premier League for the 2015–16 season[4] due to the fact that both clubs are owned by the Industrial Union of Donbas (ISD).[5] On 11 July 2015, the owners of FC Metalurh Donetsk have sent a letter to the Football Federation of Ukraine announcing their withdrawal from the competitions.[6] Right before the start of competitions it was uncertain which club will replace Metalurh either FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk or FC Illichivets Mariupol.[7][8] On July 14, 2015 the administration of Illichivets released a letter explaining its reason why the club should remain in the league.[9] Due to the fact that the Premier League members did not manage to gather a quorum, on July 16, 2015 the Football Federation of Ukraine Executive Committee voted on to include Stal to the Premier League (29 for, 7 against and 1 abstain).[10][11]

FC Oleksandriya, the champion of the 2014–15 Ukrainian First League, rejoins the Premier League for the first time since the 2011–12 season.

Location map

Home venues of teams in the 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League.
Teams in italics are from a conflict zone of the War in Donbass and are playing their home games in different cities.
Stal plays its games also in Dnipropetrovsk rather than at home.

Stadiums

The following stadiums are regarded as home grounds:

Rank Stadium Club Capacity Highest
Attendance
Notes
1 NSC Olimpiyskiy Dynamo Kyiv 70,050 32,794 Round 11 (Shakhtar)
2 OSC Metalist Metalist Kharkiv 40,003 16,855 Round 7 (Shakhtar)
3 Arena Lviv Shakhtar Donetsk 34,915 3,011 Round 6 (Metalurh) Used as home ground.
4 Chornomorets Stadium Chornomorets Odesa 34,164 22,222 Round 3 (Dynamo)
Shakhtar Donetsk 13,213 Round 5 (Dnipro) Used as home ground in Round 5
5 Dnipro-Arena Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 31,003 22,060 Round 4 (Dynamo)
6 Ukraina Stadium Karpaty Lviv 28,051 7,328 Round 7 (Zorya)
7 Vorskla Stadium Vorskla Poltava 24,795 16,000 Round 10 (Dynamo)
8 Meteor Stadium Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 24,381 5,500 Round 11 (Dnipro) Used as home ground[12]
9 Avanhard Stadium Volyn Lutsk 12,080 10,280 Round 8 (Dynamo)
10 Slavutych-Arena Metalurh Zaporizhya 12,000 6,960 Round 10 (Olimpik)
Zorya Luhansk 6,800 Round 6 (Dynamo) Used as home ground during season.
11 Avanhard Stadium Hoverla Uzhhorod 12,000 3,100 Round 1 (Dnipro)
12 CSC Nika Stadium Oleksandriya 7,000 4,200 Round 2 (Metalurh)
13 Bannikov Stadium Olimpik Donetsk 1,678 1,050 Round 9 (Shakhtar) Used as home ground
Shakhtar Donetsk 1,354 Round 8 (Stal) Used as home ground in Round 8

Note:

Round when attendance is noted as highest is the chronological number of the round, not the published round by the Ukrainian Premier League since some rounds were rescheduled for a later date.

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Home city Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Chornomorets Odesa Odessa Oleksandr Babych (interim) Artem Filimonov Nike 2+2[13]
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Myron Markevych Ruslan Rotan Nike Біола
Dynamo Kyiv Kiev Serhiy Rebrov Oleksandr Shovkovskyi adidas
Hoverla Uzhhorod Uzhhorod Vyacheslav Hroznyi Andriy Tsurikov adidas
Karpaty Lviv Lviv Igor Jovićević Andriy Hitchenko Joma Pari-Match[14]
Metalist Kharkiv Kharkiv Oleksandr Sevidov Serhiy Pohorilyi adidas VETEK
Metalurh Zaporizhya Zaporizhia Anatoliy Chantsev Vitaliy Lysytskyi Nike
Oleksandriya Oleksandriya Volodymyr Sharan Andriy Zaporozhan Nike УкрАгроКом
Olimpik Donetsk Donetsk Roman Sanzhar Dmytro Hryshko Puma Altkom
Shakhtar Donetsk Donetsk Mircea Lucescu Darijo Srna Nike SCM
Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk Dniprodzerzhynsk Volodymyr Mazyar Maksym Kalenchuk Nike[15] ISD
Volyn Lutsk Lutsk Vitaliy Kvartsyanyi Serhiy Politylo adidas Vodafone
Vorskla Poltava Poltava Vasyl Sachko Armend Dallku adidas Ferrexpo
Zorya Luhansk Luhansk Yuriy Vernydub Mykyta Kamenyuka Nike

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Metalist Kharkiv Ihor Rakhayev Mutual consent[16] 4 June Pre-season Oleksandr Sevidov[17] 4 June
Karpaty Lviv Igor Jovićević (interim) Change of contract[18] 1 September 6th Igor Jovićević[18] 1 September

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhtar Donetsk 12 10 1 1 34 8 +26 31 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Dynamo Kyiv 12 10 1 1 24 5 +19 31 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 12 7 3 2 26 12 +14 24 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Zorya Luhansk 12 6 4 2 23 12 +11 22
5 Vorskla Poltava 12 4 7 1 15 14 +1 19
6 Volyn Lutsk 12 5 3 4 14 17 −3 18
7 Karpaty Lviv 12 5 1 6 12 17 −5 16
8 FC Oleksandriya 12 3 4 5 11 14 −3 13
9 Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 12 3 3 6 11 17 −6 12
10 Olimpik Donetsk 12 3 2 7 13 17 −4 11
11 Hoverla Uzhhorod 12 1 7 4 8 14 −6 10
12 Metalist Kharkiv 12 1 6 5 9 19 −10 9
13 Chornomorets Odesa 12 1 5 6 12 22 −10 8
14 Metalurh Zaporizhya 12 0 3 9 5 29 −24 3 Relegation to Ukrainian First League
Updated to match(es) played on 1 November 2015. Source: UEFA, Soccerway, Ukrainian Premier League
Rules for classification: 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) Fairplay ranking; 8) Draw.[19]

Results

Home ╲ Away CHO DNI DYK HOV KAR MET MZA OLK OLD STD SHA VOL VOR ZOR
Chornomorets Odesa 0–2 5–2 1–1 1–2 0–2
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–3
FC Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–3
Hoverla Uzhhorod 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Karpaty Lviv 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1
Metalist Kharkiv 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–5
Metalurh Zaporizhya 1–4 0–0 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–6
FC Oleksandriya 0–0 4–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–1
Olimpik Donetsk 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–3
Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 0–5 1–2 1–2 2–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 0–2 a 2–0 2–0 2–0 a 2–0
Volyn Lutsk 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–4
Vorskla Poltava 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1
Zorya Luhansk 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–7
Updated to games played on 1 November 2015.
Source: Ukrainian Premier League (Ukrainian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition played chronologically.

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
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
FC Dynamo Kyiv 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 7 4 4 7 5 4 3 4 3 3 3 3
Zorya Luhansk 1 3 6 4 2 3 5 3 5 4 4 4
Vorskla Poltava 10 8 10 9 9 7 6 5 6 6 5 5
Volyn Lutsk 9 12 7 8 6 5 4 6 4 5 6 6
Karpaty Lviv 12 6 3 3 4 6 7 7 8 7 7 7
PFC Oleksandriya 13 7 8 10 11 11 11 9 10 11 8 8
Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 11 13 9 6 8 9 9 11 7 8 9 9
Olimpik Donetsk 6 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10
Hoverla Uzhhorod 8 9 11 11 10 10 8 8 9 10 11 11
Metalist Kharkiv 2 5 5 5 7 8 10 10 11 9 12 12
Chornomorets Odesa 5 10 13 13 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Metalurh Zaporizhya 14 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Last updated: 1 November 2015
Source:

Notes:

  • (4)^ Originally scheduled Round 12 has been scheduled to be played after Round 16.[20]

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

As of 1 November 2015[21]
Rank Player Club Goals
(Pen.)
1 Alex Teixeira Shakhtar Donetsk 18 (4)
2 Yevhen Seleznyov Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9 (2)
3 Pylyp Budkivskyi Zorya Luhansk 5
Eduardo Shakhtar Donetsk 5
5 Oleksandr Karavayev Zorya Luhansk 4
Vladyslav Kulach Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk 4
Matheus Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4
Júnior Moraes Dynamo Kyiv 4
Andriy Yarmolenko Dynamo Kyiv 4
Vladyslav Kalitvintsev Chornomorets Odesa 4 (1)
Volodymyr Pryyomov Metalist Kharkiv 4 (1)
Florentin Matei Volyn Lutsk 4 (3)

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Yevhen Seleznyov4
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Stal Dniprodzerzynsk
6–0
17 October 2015[22]

4 Player scored four goals

  away win
  home win
  tie

See also

References

  1. ^ a b (Ukrainian) Дати і час початку матчів 1-го туру Ліги Парі-Матч [Dates and time of the 1st round games of the League Pari-Match].  
  2. ^ Ukraine trying to revive Crimean champion football club, USA Today (19 June 2015)
  3. ^ a b (Ukrainian) 2015-16 Ukrainian Premier League regulations. Football Federation of Ukraine.
  4. ^ (Russian) FC Stal press-office (21 June 2015). "Металлург (Д) и Сталь (Д) объединились в одну команду" [Metalurh and Stal merged into one team]. Official FC Stal Site. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  5. ^ (Russian) 
  6. ^ (Russian) Металлург Д объявляет о банкротстве
  7. ^ (Russian) Говерла остается в УПЛ; идет борьба между Ильичевцем и Сталью
  8. ^ (Russian) Кочетов: "Можем говорить, что Сталь является участником УПЛ"
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) Illichivets came out with the official announcement. UA-Football. 14 July 2015
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk will participate in the 2015-16 Ukrainian Premier League. Football Federation of Ukraine. 16 July 2015
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) FFU announced the results of voting on the UPL composition. Stal will play in the elite. UA-Football. 16 July 2015
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Сталь виступатиме на Метеорі до кінця чемпіонату [Stal will perform at Meteor until the end of the championship]. ua-football.com. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  13. ^ (Russian) Черноморец: новый спонсор — канал 2+2
  14. ^ Video of Round 2 game between Karpaty - Stal. youtube. 26 July 2015
  15. ^ (Ukrainian)«Сталь» повертається до успішних кольорів
  16. ^ (Russian)Металлист уволил Рахаева [Metalist fired Rakhayev]. Official Metalist website.  
  17. ^ (Russian)Севидов назначен главным тренером Металлиста [Sevidov is appointed as a head coach of Metalist]. Official Metalist website.  
  18. ^ a b (Russian)Йовичевич лишился приставки и.о. [Jovićević left without interim prefix].  
  19. ^ "Premier League 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  20. ^ (Ukrainian) "Ліга Парі-Матч. Сезон 2015/2016" [League Pari-Match. Season 2015–16 Calendar].  
  21. ^ (Ukrainian) "Top Scorers (Premier League Championship. Season 2015/2016)".  
  22. ^ (Ukrainian) "Hat-tricks". Official UPL Site. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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