2003–04 Vyshcha Liha

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Vyshcha Liha
Season2003–04
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
11th title
RelegatedMetalist Kharkiv
Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriia
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Illychivets Mariupol
Matches played240
Goals scored557 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer(18) Georgi Demetradze (Metalurh Donetsk)
Biggest home winDynamo - Kryvbas 6:0
Biggest away winArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Highest scoringArsenal - Dynamo 1:6
Average attendance7,725

The 2003–04 Vyshcha Liha season was the 13th since its establishment. The season began on 12 July 2003 with seven games of the first season round.[1] FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions, having won their 11th league title in the 2002–03 season and they successfully defended their title by winning the championship in the last round of the competition.

A total of sixteen teams participated in the league, the best fourteen sides of the 2002–03 season and two promoted clubs from the 2002–03 Ukrainian First League.

The competition had a winter break which began on 11 November 2003 and the season resumed on 14 March 2004. The season concluded on 19 June 2004.[1]

Teams[edit]

Promotions[edit]

Renamed[edit]

  • Vorskla Poltava changed its name to FC Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava before the start of the season.
  • On February 10–17, 2004 Metalurh Zaporizhya carried the name of FC Metalurh-Zaporizhya Zaporizhya.

Location[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Kyiv (C) 30 23 4 3 68 20 +48 73 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 22 4 4 62 19 +43 70 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 16 9 5 44 23 +21 57 Qualification to UEFA Cup second qualifying round
4 Metalurh Donetsk 30 14 10 6 51 34 +17 52
5 Chornomorets Odessa 30 11 12 7 38 33 +5 45
6 Obolon Kyiv 30 11 8 11 34 35 −1 41
7 Borysfen Boryspil 30 11 8 11 25 29 −4 41
8 Illychivets Mariupol 30 10 10 10 34 36 −2 40 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round
9 Arsenal Kyiv 30 10 7 13 38 44 −6 37
10 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30 10 6 14 26 41 −15 36
11 Metalurh Zaporizhya 30 8 8 14 26 40 −14 32
12 Tavriya Simferopol 30 7 11 12 22 28 −6 32
13 Volyn Lutsk 30 7 8 15 25 44 −19 29
14 Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava 30 6 9 15 26 49 −23 27
15 Karpaty Lviv (R) 30 6 8 16 22 39 −17 26 Relegated to Ukrainian First League
16 Zirka Kirovohrad (R) 30 3 8 19 16 43 −27 14 Relegated to Ukrainian Second League
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Georgia (country) Georgi Demetradze Metalurh Donetsk 18 (5)
Ukraine Oleksandr Kosyrin Chornomorets Odessa 14 (3)
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh Dynamo Kyiv 10
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zvonimir Vukic Shakhtar Donetsk 10
Ukraine Andriy Vorobei Shakhtar Donetsk 9
Belarus Valentin Belkevich Dynamo Kyiv 9(1)
Ukraine Oleh Venglinsky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9(1)
Ukraine Kostantyn Balabanov Chornomorets Odessa 8
Ukraine Serhiy Shyschenko Illychivets Mariupol 8
Ukraine Yuriy Tselykh Vorskla Poltava 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Сезон 2003-2004 (Season 2003-04)" (in Russian). Football from Dmitriy Troshchiy. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.

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