|Goals scored||479 (2.63 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Murat Khotov|
2016 Belarusian First League was the 26th season of 2nd level football in Belarus. It started in April and finished in November 2016.
Team changes from 2015 season
Three best teams of 2015 Belarusian First League (Gorodeya, Isloch Minsk Raion and Krumkachy Minsk) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. They were replaced by last-placed team of 2015 Belarusian Premier League table (Gomel).
Rechitsa-2014, who finished 16th last year, relegated to the Second League. To compensate for Premier League expansion, they were replaced by three best teams of 2015 Second League (Luch Minsk, Uzda and Torpedo Minsk).
Before the start of the season Bereza-2010 disbanded, while Kobrin and newly promoted Uzda did not receive First League license and were denied participation. Oshmyany, who finished 5th in 2015 Second League, were additionally promoted, while no other Second League club eligible for extra promotion applied for the license. As a result, the league was reduced to 14 clubs for 2016 season.
|Team||Location||Position in 2015|
|Gomel||Gomel||Premier League, 14|
|Luch||Minsk||Second League, 1|
|Torpedo||Minsk||Second League, 3|
|Oshmyany||Oshmyany||Second League, 5|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Gomel (P)||26||19||6||1||48||11||+37||63[a]||Promotion to the Belarusian Premier League|
|2||Dnepr Mogilev[b] (P)||26||20||4||2||61||19||+42||63[a]|
|14||Oshmyany[c] (R)||26||2||2||22||15||64||−49||7||Relegation to the Belarusian Second League|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head matches won; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Matches won; 8) Goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- Gomel placed above Dnepr Mogilev by better head-to-head record (1–0, 3–2).
- Dnepr Mogilev were deducted 1 point due to financial irregularities.
- Match between Oshmyany and Luch was annulled and awarded as 0–0 with no points given to either side.
- Smorgon placed above Lida by better head-to-head record (3–0, 1–0).
- Torpedo Minsk placed above Zvezda-BGU Minsk by better head-to-head record (4–1, 1–0).
|1||Murat Khotov||Dnepr Mogilev||19|
|Pavel Rassolko||Luch Minsk||9|
|Fedor Sapon||Torpedo Minsk||9|
Updated to games played on 6 November 2016
- Official site (in Russian)