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1999 Belarusian First League

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Season  1999
Champion  FC Kommunalnik Slonim
Matches played  240
Champions  Kommunalnik Slonim
Goals scored  688
1999 Belarusian First League
Promoted  Kommunalnik Slonim Vedrich-97 Rechytsa
Relegated  Pinsk-900 Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk

1999 Belarusian First League was the ninth season of 2nd level football championship in Belarus. The season started in April 1999 and ended in November 1999.

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Team changes from 1998 season

The two best teams of the 1998 Belarusian First League (Lida and Svisloch-Krovlya Osipovichi) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. Normally, the two lowest placed teams in the 1998 league would be relegated, however as Belenergostroy Beloozyorsk and Belcard Grodno disbanded at the end of previous season, no teams were relegated to the Second League. The promoted and disbanded teams were replaced by three newcomers from the Second League (Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk, Granit Mikashevichi and Neman Mosty and one team relegated from Premier League (Kommunalnik Slonim.

Before the start of the season Dinamo-Energogaz Vitebsk were renamed to Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk. FC Bereza merged with Keramik Bereza from the Second league and adopted Keramik name.

Overview

The two highest placing teams of the season (Kommunalnik Slonim and Vedrich-97 Rechytsa) were promoted to the Premier League, and the two lowest placed teams (Pinsk-900 and Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk) were initially relegated to the Second League. Vitbich-Dinamo-Energo Vitebsk disbanded at the end of the season due to financial troubles.

League table

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head (points, matches won, goal difference, goals scored); 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References

1999 Belarusian First League Wikipedia


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