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Belarusian First League

Belarusian First League
Country  Belarus
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Number of teams 15
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Belarusian Premier League
Relegation to Belarusian Second League
Current champions Dnepr Mogilev
(2012)
2012 Belarusian First League

The Belarusian First League is the second division of professional football in Belarus. There are 16 teams in the competition. At the end of the season the winner gets promoted to Belarusian Premier League and runner-up advances to the promotion play-offs, while two lowest-placed teams get relegated to Belarusian Second League and get replaced with two top Second League teams. It is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation.

History

Belarusian First League was organized in 1992.

First League in 2012

In 2012 the Belarusian First League will consist of the following 15 teams:

Team Location Position in 2011
Bereza-2010 Bereza Second league, 2
Dnepr Mogilev Premier league, 12
DSK Gomel 12
Gorodeya Gorodeya 3
Granit Mikashevichi 8
Khimik Svetlogorsk 14
Lida Lida Second league, 1
Polotsk Polotsk 10
Rudensk Maryina Gorka 13
SKVICH Minsk 4
Slutsk Slutsk 5
Smorgon Smorgon 11
Vedrich-97 Rechytsa 6
Vitebsk Vitebsk Premier league, 11
Volna Pinsk 7
  • Klechesk Kletsk did not obtain the license and withdrew to the Second League, reducing the First League from 16 to 15 teams for 2012.

Winners and promoted teams

Teams in bold were promoted to Premier League at the end of the season.

Season Winner Runner-up Third place
1992 Dinamo-2 Minsk Shinnik Bobruisk Kommunalnik Pinsk
1992–93 Shinnik Bobruisk Polesye Mozyr Selmash Mogilev
1993–94 Obuvschik Lida Polesye Mozyr Kommunalnik Pinsk
1994–95 MPKC Mozyr Ataka-Aura Minsk Kommunalnik Pinsk
1995 Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk Kommunalnik Pinsk Fomalgaut Borisov
1996 Transmash Mogilev Kommunalnik Slonim Khimik Svetlogorsk
1997 Gomel BATE Borisov Lida
1998 Lida Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi Pinsk-900
1999 Kommunalnik Slonim Vedrich-97 Rechytsa Dinamo-Yuni Minsk
2000 Molodechno Luninets Neman Mosty
2001 Torpedo Zhodino Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk Darida Minsk Raion
2002 Darida Minsk Raion Naftan Novopolotsk Lokomotiv Minsk
2003 Lokomotiv Vitebsk MTZ-RIPO Minsk Smorgon
2004 Lokomotiv Minsk Vedrich-97 Rechytsa Smorgon
2005 Belshina Bobruisk Lokomotiv Vitebsk Smorgon
2006 Minsk Smorgon Khimik Svetlogorsk
2007 Savit Mogilev Granit Mikashevichi Lokomotiv Minsk
2008 Minsk Khimik Svetlogorsk Belshina Bobruisk
2009 Belshina Bobruisk Volna Pinsk DSK Gomel
2010 Gomel SKVICH Minsk DSK Gomel
2011 Slavia-Mozyr Partizan Minsk Gorodeya
2012 Dnepr Mogilev Gorodeya Vitebsk

External links

Official website

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