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2004–05 Vyshcha Liha

2004–05 Vyshcha Liha

The 2004–05 Vyshcha Liha season was the fourteenth since its establishment.

The season started on July 15, 2004, with all eight games of the first round. The last day of the competition was June 16, 2005. Shakhtar Donetsk won its second champion's title place ahead of the reigning champions Dynamo that held for the last couple of seasons. The Miners only lost two of their games, one at home to Metalist Kharkiv that had just returned to the top league and another one in Simferopol to Tavriya. Shakhtar also won both of their match-ups with Dynamo Kyiv. The top scorers competition was won by Oleksandr Kosyrin from Chornomorets Odessa who had 14 precise shots on goal.

Illichivets Mariupol was close to qualify for the European competition once again; however, it was not able to convert on the poor playing form of the leading Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk that had a bad stretch at the "finish line".

Both clubs from the Kiev region, FC Obolon Kyiv and FC Borysfen Boryspil, that performed very well last season were forced into relegation due to their poor performance. Especially, strikingly bad season had Borysfen that won three games.

Vyshcha Liha
ChampionsShakhtar Donetsk
RelegatedObolon Kyiv,
Borysfen Boryspil
Champions LeagueShakhtar Donetsk (3rd Qualifying Round)
Dynamo Kyiv (2nd Qualifying Round)
UEFA CupMetalurh Donetsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd Qualifying Round)
Matches played240
Goals scored506 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer(14) - Oleksandr Kosyrin (Chornomorets Odesa)
Biggest home win(4:0) - Tavriya-Vorskla
Biggest away win(0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
Highest scoring(0:7) - Obolon-Dynamo
(5:2) Shakhtar-Obolon
Average attendance7,391



  • Zakarpattia Uzhhorod, the winners of the 2003–04 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of 2 seasons)

  • Metalist Kharkiv, the runners-up of the 2003–04 Ukrainian First League – (returning after absence of a seasons)


Final standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Shakhtar Donetsk(C)3026226319+4480CL 3rd Qualifying Round
2Dynamo Kyiv3023435814+4473CL 2nd Qualifying Round
3Metalurh Donetsk3014793835+349UC 2nd Qualifying Round
4Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3013983834+448
5Illichivets Mariupol30128103834+444
6Chornomorets Odessa30126122929042
7Tavriya Simferopol30119103428+642
8Volyn Lutsk30117123537−240
9Arsenal Kyiv30910113033−337
10Metalurh Zaporizhzhya30811112532−735
11Metalist Kharkiv3097142537−1234
12Zakarpattia Uzhhorod30710132130−931
13Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih30710132438−1431
14Vorskla-Naftohaz Poltava3086161835−1730
15Obolon Kyiv(R)3049171843−2521Relegated to Persha Liha
16Borysfen Boryspil(R)30311161531−1620

Top goal scorers

UkraineOleksandr KosyrinChornomorets Odessa14 (4)
UkraineVasyl SachkoVolyn Lutsk12
PeruAndrés Augusto MendozaMetalurh Donetsk12 (1)
BrazilBrandaoShakhtar Donetsk12 (2)
UkraineSerhiy ZakarlyukaIllychivets Mariupol12 (4)
UzbekistanMaksim ShatskikhDynamo Kyiv11
BrazilDiogo RincónDynamo Kyiv10 (6)
Georgia (country)Vasyl GigiadzeTavriya Simferopol9 (1)
NigeriaJulius AghahowaShakhtar Donetsk8
BrazilKléberDynamo Kyiv8
BrazilMatuzalemShakhtar Donetsk8


ClubCoachReplaced coach
FC Arsenal KyivUkraineOleksandr Baranov
FC Chornomorets OdessaUkraineSemen Altman
FC Dnipro DnipropetrovskUkraineYevhen Kucherevsky
FC Dynamo KyivUkraineYozhef SaboUkraineOleksiy Mykhailychenko
FC Volyn LutskUkrainePetro KushlykUkraineVitaliy Kvartsiany
FC Borysfen BoryspilUkraineStepan MatviivUkraineOleksandr Ryabokon
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi RihUkraineOleksandr KosevychUkraineAnatoliy Piskovets
FC Metalist KharkivUkraineOleksandr ZavarovUkraineHennadiy Lytovchenko
FC Metalurh DonetskRussiaVitaliy ShevchenkoSerbiaSlavoljub Muslin
FC Metalurh ZaporizhyaUkraineValeriy Yaremchenko
FC Illichivets MariupolUkraineIvan BalanUkraineMykola Pavlov
FC Shakhtar DonetskRomaniaMircea Lucescu
SC Tavriya SimferopolUkraineOleh FedorchukUkraineAnatoliy Zayaev
FC Vorskla PoltavaUkraineVolodymyr Muntyan
FC Obolon KyivUkraineOleksandr RyabokonUkrainePetro Slobodyan
FC Zakarpattia UzhhorodUkraineViktor Ryashko

Number of teams by region

3Donetsk OblastShakhtar, Metalurh D. and Illichivets
KievArsenal, Dynamo and Obolon
2Dnipropetrovsk OblastDnipro and Kryvbas
Kiev OblastBorysfen
Kharkiv OblastMetalist
Odessa OblastChornomorets
Poltava OblastVorskla
Volyn OblastVolyn-1
Zakarpattia OblastZakapattia
Zaporizhia OblastMetalurh Z.


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