1979 Soviet Top League

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Statistics of Soviet Top League in season 1979.

Overview[edit]

1979 Top League was composed of 18 teams, the championship was won by Spartak Moscow.

On 11 August 1979, a mid-air collision killed virtually the entire FC Pakhtakor Tashkent team. The Top League ordered all the other teams to make three players available for a draft to restock the team, and Pakhtakor was given exemption from relegation for the next three years.

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spartak Moscow 34 21 10 3 66 25 41 50
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 34 20 8 6 57 33 24 48
3 Dynamo Kyiv 34 21 5 8 51 26 25 47
4 Dinamo Tbilisi 34 19 12 3 54 27 27 46
5 Dynamo Moscow 34 17 9 8 41 27 14 42
6 Dinamo Minsk 34 15 6 13 48 38 10 36
7 Ararat Yerevan 34 12 13 9 44 32 12 32
8 CSKA Moscow 34 12 8 14 46 46 0 32
9 Pakhtakor Tashkent 34 11 9 14 42 53 -11 30
10 Zenit Leningrad 34 11 9 14 41 45 -4 30
11 Chornomorets Odessa 34 10 11 13 32 37 -5 28
12 Lokomotiv Moscow 34 8 12 14 44 57 -13 24
13 Kairat Almaty 34 8 9 17 29 44 -15 24
14 Neftchi Baku 34 8 8 18 29 50 -21 24
15 SKA Rostov-on-Don 34 8 14 12 37 50 -13 24
16 Torpedo Moscow 34 8 9 17 32 46 -14 24
17 Zaria Voroshilovgrad 34 6 11 17 41 62 -21 20
18 Krylya Sovetov Kuibyshev 34 7 5 22 24 60 -36 19

Top scorers[edit]

26 goals
17 goals
16 goals
14 goals

References[edit]