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Belarusian First League
Football is the strongest sport in Belarus with several league competitions held every year. This article is about the second-top division in this Eastern European country. Let’s accompany us and figure out how it works with some related information about this league.
What is the Belarusian First League?
Belarusian First League (or also known as the Belarusian Division 1) is the second-tier in the football system in Belarus. It is ranked after the Belarusian Premier League and above the Belarusian Second League in the football pyramid. The first season was introduced in 1992, the same year as the other two aforementioned leagues.
How does the Belarusian First League’s work?
The Belarusian First League is a round-robin tournament that comprises 16 clubs. However, the number of participants has varied in several seasons, can be 17 or 15, 14. Each of them will compete with the other twice (double round-robin format), so there will be 240 matches in total, divided into 30 matchdays.
There were only two exceptional seasons (1992 and 1995), in which the format was a single round-robin. That means each team would only meet the rest teams once.
Promotion and Relegation system
Eventually, the best two teams of the Belarusian First League will be promoted to the Belarusian Premier League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the lower division: the Belarusian Second League.
When is the 2021 Belarusian First League held?
Unlike other league competitions whose one season will take place from this year to the next year, the Belarusian First League is typically going on within a year. The 2021 season will start on April 17 with four following matches:
- Dnepr- Lida
- Naftan- Baranovichi
- Slonim- Orsha
- Belshina- Volna Pinsk
On April 18, there will be two games involving Arsenal Dzyarzhynsk and Shakhter-Petrikov, and Krumkachy will meet Lokomotiv Gomel. The competition is scheduled to end at the end of November 2021.
Winning records statistic by clubs in the Belarusian First League history
Sputnik Rechitsa vs Gomel
The last words
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