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2013 Belarusian Premier League

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Season  2013
Champions League  BATE Borisov
Start date  2013
Location  Belarus
Relegated  FC Slavia-Mozyr
Matches played  180
Champions  BATE Borisov
Top goalscorer  Vitali Rodionov (14)
Champion  FC BATE Borisov
End date  December 1, 2013
Goals scored  413
2013 Belarusian Premier League
Europa League  Shakhtyor Soligorsk Dinamo Minsk Neman Grodno
Biggest home win  BATE 6–1 Slavia; Shakhtyor 5–0 Dinamo Br

The 2013 Belarusian Premier League is the 23rd season of top-tier football in Belarus. It began in April 2013 and end in November 2013. BATE Borisov are the defending champions, having won their 9th league title the previous year.

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Format change

Starting with this season, the league will be played in two phases. The first phase will consist of a regular double-round robin tournament between 12 teams. The best six teams will qualify for the championship round, which will determine the champions and the participants for the 2014–15 European competitions. The remaining six teams play in the relegation group, where the top four teams will secure places in the 2014 competition, the fifth team (11th overall) will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of the First League, and the sixth team (12th overall) will be automatically relegated. All points collected during the first phase will count for the second phase as well.

Teams

No teams were relegated to the First League after the 2012 season since the number of teams was shortened from 12 to 11 at the last moment in early 2012. Dnepr Mogilev, the champions of 2012 First League, were promoted to the Premier League after 1 season's absence.

Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino, as the 11th-placed team in the 2012 Premier League, had to compete in the relegation/promotion playoffs against First League runners-up Gorodeya. Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino won the playoff, 4–1 on aggregate, and both teams retained positions in their respective leagues.

Brest reverted their name back to Dinamo Brest a week before the start of the season.

League table

Updated to games played on 1 September 2013.
Source: football.by
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.

Results

Each team will play twice against every other team for a total of 22 matches.

Updated to games played on 1 September 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

League table

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: football.by
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
1Winners of 2013–14 Belarusian Cup.
(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.

Results

The best six teams of the first phase will play twice against every other team for a total of 10 matches.

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

League table

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: football.by
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
Winners of 2013–14 Belarusian Cup will qualify for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League
(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.

Results

The last six teams of the first phase will play twice against every other team for a total of 10 matches.

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: football.by
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoffs

The 11th place finisher of this competition will play a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of the 2013 Belarusian First League for one spot in the 2014 Premier League.

Dnepr Mogilev won 3–1 on aggregate and remain in this division for next season.

Top goalscorers

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013
Source: football.by

References

2013 Belarusian Premier League Wikipedia


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