1939 Soviet Top League

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Group A
Season 1939
Champions FC Spartak Moscow
Relegated FC Elektrik Leningrad
FC Dynamo Odessa
Matches played 182
Goals scored 649 (3.57 per match)
Top goalscorer (21) Grigory Fedotov (CDKA)
Biggest home win Spartak 8–0 Dynamo Od. (July 8)
Biggest away win Dynamo Od. 0–6 Dynamo M. (October 12)
Highest scoring Dynamo L. 3–7 CDKA (June 15)
1938
1940

1939 Soviet Top League was the fifth season of the Soviet Top League known at that time as Group A.

It started on May 12 with six games of the first round. The main calendar was scheduled to be finished on October 19 with the Moscow derby between Lokomotiv and Dynamo. However, due to numerous protests and postponed games the championship finished on November 30 in Tbilisi with game between Dynamo Tbilisi and Dynamo Odessa. The new champions became Spartak Moscow with two teams being relegated: Elektrik Leningrad and Dynamo Odessa. This was the first full season championship with each team playing over 25 games.

The last year defending champions were Spartak Moscow. There were no newly promoted teams and initially was decided to conduct the championship with 12 teams. However the Soviet sport committee allowed for two Leningrad teams Stalinets and Elektrik to remain in the league.

Spartak once again won the cup competition that started in summer with final played in mid-September. That was the last edition of the cup before the World War II.

Representation by republic[edit]

Standings[edit]

No Club GP W D L GF-GA Pts Notes
1 Spartak Moscow 26 14 9 3 58-23 37 Champions
2 Dynamo Tbilisi 26 14 5 7 60-41 33
3 CDKA Moscow 26 14 4 8 68-43 32
4 Traktor Stalingrad 26 13 4 9 50-39 30
5 Lokomotiv Moscow 26 12 6 8 42-39 30
6 Metallurg Moscow 26 12 5 9 53-50 29
7 Dynamo Moscow 26 12 4 10 60-46 28
8 Dynamo Kiev 26 9 8 9 39-44 26
9 Torpedo Moscow 26 8 7 11 51-51 23
10 Dynamo Leningrad 26 8 6 12 41-56 22
11 Stalinets Leningrad 26 7 7 12 30-46 21
12 Stakhanovets Stalino 26 5 10 11 40-55 20
13 Elektrik Leningrad 26 6 5 15 32-49 17 Relegated
14 Dynamo Odessa 26 7 2 17 25-67 16 Relegated

Top scorers[edit]

21 goals
19 goals
18 goals
16 goals
15 goals
14 goals
13 goals

References[edit]