The Belarusian Premier League or the Vysheyshaya Liga is the top division of professional football in Belarus, and is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation. The number of teams in the competition has varied over the years from as high as 17 (1992–93 season) to as low as 11 (2012). As of 2016, the league includes 16 teams. Each team plays every other team twice during the course of the season. At the end of the season two teams are relegated to the Belarusian First League, and two are promoted from the First League to replace them.
BATE Borisov are the current champions and most successful team, with 13 titles.
The 2017 Belarusian Premier League is the 27th season of top-tier football in Belarus. The season began on 1 April 2017 and is scheduled to conclude on 25 November 2017. BATE Borisov are the defending champions, having won their 13th league title last year.
The bottom two teams from the 2016 season, Granit Mikashevichi and Belshina Bobruisk, were relegated to the 2017 Belarusian First League. They were replaced by Gomel and Dnepr Mogilev, champions and runners-up of the 2016 Belarusian First League respectively.
BATE Borisov won 2016 Vysheyshaya Liga