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2003–04 Vyshcha Liha

2003–04 Vyshcha Liha

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]

Vyshcha Liha
ChampionsDynamo Kyiv
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



  • Zirka Kirovohrad, the winners of the 2002–03 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of 3 seasons)

  • Borysfen Boryspil, the runners-up of the 2002–03 Ukrainian First League – (debut)


  • Vorskla Poltava changed its name to FC Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava before the start of the season.

  • In February 10–17, 2004 Metalurh Zaporizhia carried the name of FC Metalurh-Zaporizhia Zaporizhia.


Final standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Dynamo Kyiv(C)3023436820+4873CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2Shakhtar Donetsk3022446219+4370CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3016954423+2157UC 2nd Qualifying Round
4Metalurh Donetsk30141065134+1752
5Chornomorets Odessa30111273833+545
6Obolon Kyiv30118113435−141
7Borysfen Boryspil30118112529−441
8Illychivets Mariupol301010103436−240UC 1st Qualifying Round
9Arsenal Kyiv30107133844−637
10Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih30106142641−1536
11Metalurh Zaporizhzhya3088142640−1432
12Tavriya Simferopol30711122228−632
13Volyn Lutsk3078152544−1929
14Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava3069152649−2327
15Karpaty Lviv(R)3068162239−1726Relegated to Persha Liha
16Zirka Kirovohrad(R)3038191643−2714Relegated to Druha Liha

Top goal scorers

Georgia (country)Georgi DemetradzeMetalurh Donetsk18 (5)
UkraineOleksandr KosyrinChornomorets Odessa14 (3)
UzbekistanMaksim ShatskikhDynamo Kyiv10
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaZvonimir VukicShakhtar Donetsk10
UkraineAndriy VorobeiShakhtar Donetsk9
BelarusValentin BelkevichDynamo Kyiv9(1)
UkraineOleh VenglinskyDnipro Dnipropetrovsk9(1)
UkraineKostantyn BalabanovChornomorets Odessa8
UkraineSerhiy ShyschenkoIllychivets Mariupol8
UkraineYuriy TselykhVorskla Poltava8

Number of teams by region

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


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