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1998–99 Vyshcha Liha

1998–99 Vyshcha Liha

The 1998–99 Vyshcha Liha season was the 8th since its establishment. FC Dynamo Kyiv were the defending champions.

Vyshcha Liha
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedSC Mykolaiv
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
UEFA CupKarpaty Lviv
Shakhtar Donetsk
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
Matches played240
Top goalscorer(18) Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo)
Biggest home winDynamo - Prykarpattia 7:0
Shakhtar - Mykolaiv 7:0
Biggest away winMetalist - Dynamo 1:6
Zirka - Dynamo 0:5
Highest scoringShakhtar - Vorskla 7:3
← 1997–98
1999–2000 →




Final table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Dynamo Kyiv[1](C)3023527517+5874CL 2nd Qualifying Round
2Shakhtar Donetsk3020557025+4565UC Qualifying Round
3Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih30161134318+2559
4Karpaty Lviv[1]30151055434+2055UC 1st Round
5Metalurh Mariupol30146103527+848
6Metalist Kharkiv[2]30145113132−147
7CSKA Kyiv30111093735+243
8Metalurh Zaporizhzhya30126124643+342
9Tavriya Simferopol30107133339−637
10Vorskla Poltava30105153643−735
11Zirka Kirovohrad3097143140−934
12Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3095162846−1832
13Nyva Ternopil3087152941−1231
14Metalurh Donetsk3077162751−2428
15Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk3066182459−3524Relegation play-off match
16SC Mykolaiv[2](R)3026221867−4912Relegated to Persha Liha

Top goalscorers

Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko

UkraineAndriy ShevchenkoDynamo Kyiv18 (1)
UkraineIvan HetskoKarpaty Lviv16
UkraineOleksandr PalyanytsiaKarpaty Lviv16 (5)
UkraineValentyn PoltavetsMetalurh Zaporizhzhya13 (3)
UkraineAndriy VorobeiShakhtar Donetsk11
UkraineOleksiy OsipovTavriya Simferopol11 (3)
BelarusAlexander KhatskevichDynamo Kyiv10
UkraineOleksandr HaidashTavriya Simferopol9
Georgia (country)Avtandil KapanadzeNyva Ternopil9
UkraineIhor KislovZirka Kirovohrad9
UkraineIhor KostiukVorskla Poltava9
UkraineVitaliy PantilovMetalurh Mariupol9
UkraineSerhiy RebrovDynamo Kyiv9
UkraineYuriy SelezniovShakhtar Donetsk9
Notable Transfers
  • Andriy Shevchenko, FC Dynamo Kyiv to A.C. Milan

  • Oleksandr Palyanytsia, FC Karpaty Lviv to FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih

  • Ihor Kostiuk, FC Vorskla Poltava to FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv


ClubCoachReplaced coachHome stadium
FC Dynamo KyivUkraineValery LobanovskyDynamo Stadium
FC Shakhtar DonetskRussiaAnatoliy ByshovetsUkraineValery Yaremchenko 18 gamesShakhtar Stadium
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi RihUkraineOleh TaranMetalurh Stadium
FC Karpaty LvivUkraineStepan YurchyshynUkraineMyron Markevych the first halfUkraina Stadium
FC Metalurh MariupolUkraineMykola PavlovAzovstal Stadium
FC Metalist KharkivUkraineMykhailo FomenkoMetalist Stadium
FC CSKA KyivUkraineVolodymyr BezsonovCSK ZSU Stadium
FC Metalurh ZaporizhiaUkraineMyron MarkevychUkraineOleksandr Shtelin 17 gamesMetalurh Stadium
SC Tavriya SimferopolUkraineAnatoliy KorobochkaUkraineViktor Hrachov the first half
UkraineValery Petrov 13 games
Lokomotyv Stadium
FC Vorskla PoltavaUkraineAnatoliy KonkovUkraineOleksandr Dovbiy 6 games
UkraineSerhiy Sobetskyi 7 games
Vorskla Stadium
Politekhnik Stadium (Kremenchuk)
FC Zirka KirovohradUkraineOleksandr IschenkoZirka Stadium
FC Dnipro DnipropetrovskUkraineLeonid KoltunUkraineVadym Tyschenko 13 games
UkraineVolodymyr Kobzarev 7 games
Meteor Stadium
FC Nyva TernopilUkraineIhor YurchenkoCity Stadium
FC Metalurh DonetskUkraineMykhailo SokolovskyiUkraineVolodymyr Onyschenko 7 games
UkraineVolodymyr Havrilov 8 games
UkraineIhor Yavorskyi 7 games
Stalekanatchyk Stadium (Khartsyzk)
Donetsk Metallurgical Factory Stadium
FC Prykarpattia Ivano-FrankivskUkraineIhor YavorskyiUkraineBohdan Blavatskiy 6 games
UkraineAnatoliy Boyko 6 games
UkraineAnatoliy Zayaev 14 games
UkraineBohdan Blavatskiy 2 games
Rukh Stadium
SC MykolaivvacantUkraineAnatoliy Konkov 12 games
UkraineLeonid Nikolaenko 3 games
UkraineIvan Krasnetskyi 1 game
Central City Stadium

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


TeamOutgoing head coachManner of departureDate of vacancyTableIncoming head coachDate of appointmentTable
FC Nyva TernopilUkraineLeonid Ishchukpre-seasonUkraineIhor Yurchenkopre-season
FC CSKA KyivUkraineSerhiy Morozovpre-seasonUkraineVolodymyr Bezsonovpre-season

Number of teams by region

3Donetsk OblastShakhtar, Metalurh D. and Metalurh M.
2Dnipropetrovsk OblastDnipro and Kryvbas
KievCSKA and Dynamo
Ivano-Frankivsk OblastPrykarpattia
Kharkiv OblastMetalist
Lviv OblastKarpaty
Mykolaiv OblastMykolaiv
Poltava OblastVorskla
Kirovohrad OblastZirka
Ternopil OblastNyva
Zaporizhia OblastMetalurh Z.


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