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2002–03 Vyshcha Liha

2002–03 Vyshcha Liha

The 2002–03 Vyshcha Liha season was the 12th since its establishment. FC Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions.

Vyshcha Liha
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
RelegatedMetalist Kharkiv
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Matches played240
Top goalscorer(22) Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo Kyiv)
Biggest home winDynamo - Vorskla 8:0
Biggest away winMetalurh Zp - Arsenal 0:5
Highest scoringArsenal - Volyn 8:1
Volyn - Dnipro 4:5
← 2001–02



  • Volyn-1 Lutsk, the winners of the 2001–02 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of 6 seasons)

  • Chornomorets Odesa, the runners-up of the 2001–02 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of 2 seasons)

  • Obolon Kyiv, the third placed of the 2001–02 Ukrainian First League – (debut)


  • On 22 July 2002 SC Volyn-1 Lutsk changed its name to FC Volyn Lutsk.

  • 17 December 2002 FC Metalurh Mariupol changed its name to FC Illichivets Mariupol.

  • 25 February 2003 FC Polihraftekhnika Oleksandriya changed its name to FC Oleksandriya.


Final standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Dynamo Kyiv(C)3023436620+4673CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2Shakhtar Donetsk3022446124+3770CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3Metalurh Donetsk3018664426+1860UC 1st Round
4Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3018574827+2159UC Qualifying Round
5Arsenal Kyiv3016864924+2556
6Volyn Lutsk30125133744−741
7Karpaty Lviv3099122937−836
8Chornomorets Odessa30104163145−1434
9Tavriya Simferopol3097143650−1434
10Illychivets Mariupol30810123438−434
11Vorskla Poltava3088142641−1532
12Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih3087152537−1231
13PFC Oleksandriya(D)3079142643−1730Withdrew[1]
14Obolon Kyiv3077163245−1328
15Metalurh Zaporizhya3068162241−1926Avoided relegation
16Metalist Kharkiv(R)3065191943−2423Persha Liha

Top goal scorers

UzbekistanMaksim ShatskikhDynamo Kyiv22(1)
UkraineOleksiy ByelikShakhtar Donetsk21
UkraineOleh VenhlynskyiDnipro Dnipropetrovsk19
Georgia (country)Shalva ApkhazavaArsenal Kyiv14
UkraineOleksandr HaidashTavriya Simferopol12
UkraineVyacheslav TereschenkoObolon Kyiv12(1)
BrazilDiogo RinconDynamo Kyiv10
Georgia (country)Vasil GigiadzeTavriya Simferopol10(4)
AzerbaijanSamir AliyevVolyn Lutsk9(1)
UkraineSerhiy ZakarlyukaMetalurh Donetsk9(1)
UkraineOleksandr KosyrinChornomorets Odessa9(2)

Number of teams by region

3Donetsk OblastShakhtar, Metalurh D. and Illichivets
KievArsenal, Dynamo and Obolon
2Dnipropetrovsk OblastDnipro and Kryvbas
Kharkiv OblastMetalist
Kirovohrad OblastPolihraftekhnika
Lviv OblastKarpaty
Odessa OblastChornomorets
Poltava OblastVorskla
Volyn OblastVolyn-1
Zaporizhia OblastMetalurh Z.


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