| 1996–97 Ukrainian First League|1997–98 Ukrainian First League Wikipedia
In 1997-98 season, the Ukrainian First League consists of the following teams:
Four teams were relegated. The League will be reduced to 20 members next season.
Teams in bold last season members of the Vyscha Liha.
Teams in italic last season members of the Druha Liha.
FC Khimik Sieverodonetsk quit competition at the end of the season and did not reenter in the future.
FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv cannot be promoted.
Statistics are taken from here.