1996–97 Vyshcha Liha

Vyshcha Liha
Season 1996–97
Champions Dynamo Kyiv
Relegated Nyva Vinnytsia, Kremin Kremenchuk
Champions League Dynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' Cup Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Cup Vorskla Poltava, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Top goalscorer (21) Oleh Matveyev (Shakhtar)

The 1996–97 Vyshcha Liha season was the 6th since its establishment. FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions.

Preseason changes

Number of teams in the league was reduced from 18 to 16. Vyshcha Liha became a member of the newly established Professional Football League of Ukraine.




Before the start of season CSKA-Borysfen Kyiv was renamed to CSKA Kyiv.


Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1Dynamo Kyiv (C) 3023436920+4973CL 1st Qualifying Round
2Shakhtar Donetsk 3019567228+4462CWC Qualifying Round
3Vorskla Poltava 3017765026+2458UC 1st Qualifying Round; new
4Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30141334819+2955UC 1st Qualifying Round
5Karpaty Lviv 3015783623+1352
6Tavriya Simferopol 301351236461044
7Chornomorets Odessa 30126123631+542
8Metalurh Zaporizhzhya 30125134844+441
9Nyva Ternopil 30116133437339
10Zirka-NIBAS Kirovohrad 301131631552436
11CSKA Kyiv 3098133335235
12Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 30961524482433
13Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk 30871533491631
14Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 30851725563129
15Kremin Kremenchuk (R) 30732028572924 Persha Liha
16Nyva Vinnytsia (R) 30462019482918 Persha Liha

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goal scored


Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ukraine Oleh Matviiv Shakhtar Donetsk 21 (6)
2 Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov Dynamo Kyiv 20 (6)
3 Ukraine Serhiy Chuychenko Vorskla Poltava 14 (2)
4 Ukraine Oleksandr Haidash Tavriya Simferopol 13
Russia Andriy Fedkov Torpedo Zaporizhzhya 13 (3)
6 Ukraine Serhiy Mizin CSKA / Chornomorets 12 (3)
7 Ukraine Serhiy Atelkin Shakhtar Donetsk 11
Ukraine Valentyn Poltavets Metalurh Zaporizhia 11
Ukraine Yakiv Kripak Metalurh Zaporizhia 11 (3)
10 Ukraine Hennadiy Moroz Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 10


Club Coach Replaced Coach Home stadium
FC Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine Valery Lobanovsky Ukraine Yozhef Sabo 17 games(first half) Dynamo Stadium
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Valery Yaremchenko Shakhtar Stadium
FC Vorskla Poltava Ukraine Viktor Pozhechevskyi Vorskla Stadium
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine Vyacheslav Hrozny Meteor Stadium
FC Karpaty Lviv Ukraine Myron Markevych Ukraina Stadium
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Mykola Pavlov Ukraine Serhiy Shevchenko 10 games
Ukraine Ivan Balan 5 games
Ukraine Valeriy Shvediuk 7 games
Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine Leonid Buriak Black Sea Shipping Stadium
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia Ukraine Oleksandr Tomakh Metalurh Stadium
FC Nyva Ternopil Ukraine Ihor Yavorskyi City Stadium
FC Zirka Kirovohrad Ukraine Oleksandr Dovbiy Ukraine Oleksandr Ischenko 22 games
Ukraine Mykhailo Kalyta 1 game
Zirka Stadium
FC CSKA Kyiv Ukraine Volodymyr Lozynskyi CSK ZSU Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Oleksandr Lysenko Ukraine Oleksiy Cherednyk 12 games Metalurh Stadium
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Viktor Kolotov Russia Boris Streltsov 5 games Elektron Stadium
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia Ukraine Viktor Matvienko Ukraine Ihor Nadein 27 games AvtoZAZ Stadium
FC Kremin Kremenchuk Ukraine Mykhailo Byelykh Dnipro Stadium
FC Nyva Vinnytsia Ukraine Oleksandr Ischenko Ukraine Pasha Kasanov 23 games
Ukraine Volodymyr Reva 2 games
Central City Stadium

Notes: Games between Dynamo Kyiv and CSKA Kyiv were played at the Republican Stadium.


Team Outgoing head coac Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Table
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Valeriy Rudakov pre-season Ukraine Valery Yaremchenko pre-season
SC Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine Anatoliy Zayayev pre-season Kazakhstan Serhiy Shevchenko pre-season
FC CSKA Kyiv Ukraine Viktor Chanov pre-season Ukraine Volodymyr Lozynsky pre-season
FC Karpaty Lviv Ukraine Volodymyr Zhuravchak pre-season Ukraine Myron Markevych pre-season
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Germany Bernd Stange pre-season Ukraine Viacheslav Hrozny pre-season
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Ukraine Myron Markevych pre-season Ukraine Oleksiy Cherednyk pre-season
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Ihor Yurchenko pre-season Russia Boris Streltsov pre-season
FC Kremin Kremenchuk Ukraine Valery Yaremchenko pre-season Ukraine Mykhailo Bilykh pre-season
FC Nyva Vinnytsia Ukraine Serhiy Morozov pre-season Ukraine Pasha Kasanov pre-season

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