1985 Soviet Top League

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Soviet Top League
Season 1985
Champions FC Dynamo Kyiv
Relegated FC Fakel Voronezh, FC SKA Rostov-na-Donu
Champions League Dynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' Cup Torpedo Moscow
UEFA Cup FC Dinamo Minsk
Spartak Moscow
Dnjepr Dnjepropetrovsk
Top goalscorer (35) Oleh Protasov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
1984
1986
No Club GP W D L GF-GA Pts Rpblc Notes
1 Dynamo Kyiv 34 20 8 6 64-26 48  Ukrainian SSR
2 Spartak Moscow 34 18 10 6 72-28 46  Russian SFSR
3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 34 16 11 7 71-41 42  Ukrainian SSR -1
4 Dinamo Minsk 34 16 9 9 40-31 41  Byelorussian SSR
5 Torpedo Moscow 34 13 10 11 42-40 36  Russian SFSR
6 Zenit Leningrad 34 14 7 13 48-38 35  Russian SFSR
7 Žalgiris Vilnius 34 12 11 11 43-49 34  Lithuanian SSR -1
8 Dinamo Tbilisi 34 11 10 13 34-39 32  Georgian SSR
9 Kairat Almaty 34 11 13 10 43-46 32  Kazakh SSR -3
10 Metalist Kharkiv 34 12 7 15 39-55 31  Ukrainian SSR
11 Torpedo Kutaisi 34 11 9 14 40-51 31  Georgian SSR
12 Shakhtar Donetsk 34 10 12 12 46-45 30  Ukrainian SSR -2
13 Ararat Yerevan 34 10 12 12 42-46 30  Armenian SSR -2
14 Dinamo Moscow 34 11 7 16 37-50 29  Russian SFSR
15 Chornomorets Odessa 34 11 7 16 44-65 29  Ukrainian SSR Relegation play-off
16 Neftçi Baku 34 9 11 14 30-40 28  Azerbaijan SSR -1; Relegation play-off
17 Fakel Voronezh 34 9 9 16 24-45 27  Russian SFSR Relegated
18 SKA Rostov-na-Donu 34 7 7 20 36-60 21  Russian SFSR Relegated
  • Draw limit - teams only receive points for the first 10 draws.
  • For the following season the League was reduced to 16 members. The teams that finished 15th and 16th played a mini-tournament with the two best out of the Soviet First League. Out of this tournament the two best teams continued on in the Soviet Top League.
No Club GP W D L GF-GA Pts Rpblc Notes
1 Chornomorets Odessa 6 3 3 0 6-3 9  Ukrainian SSR
2 Neftçi Baku 6 2 3 1 9-4 7  Azerbaijan SSR
3 Daugava Riga 6 1 3 2 7-7 5  Latvian SSR
4 CSKA Moscow 6 1 1 4 3-11 3  Russian SFSR
  • For the 1986 season there was no promotion out of the Soviet First League.

Top scorers[edit]

35 goals
14 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals

Medal squads[edit]

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

1. FC Dynamo Kyiv

Goalkeepers: Mykhaylo Mykhaylov (34), Viktor Chanov (1).
Defenders: Anatoliy Demyanenko (34 / 8), Oleh Kuznetsov (29 / 1), Sergei Baltacha (26 / 1), Volodymyr Bezsonov (25), Vasyl Yevseyev (19), Ivan Palamar (2), Mykhaylo Olefirenko (1), Vadym Karatayev (1).
Midfielders: Vasyl Rats (34 / 6), Ivan Yaremchuk (33 / 3), Oleksandr Zavarov (31 / 9), Andriy Bal (31 / 1), Pavlo Yakovenko (29), Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko (20 / 2).
Forwards: Ihor Belanov (31 / 10), Oleg Blokhin (29 / 12), Vadym Yevtushenko (22 / 10), Oleksandr Hushchyn (2), Viktor Khlus (2).

Manager: Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

Transferred out during the season: Viktor Khlus (to FC Chornomorets Odesa).

2. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Rinat Dasayev (34), Stanislav Cherchesov (2).
Defenders: Aleksandr Bubnov (34), Boris Kuznetsov (34), Gennady Morozov (31 / 1), Vladimir Sochnov (24 / 2), Almir Kayumov (14), Aleksandr Shibayev (4).
Midfielders: Fyodor Cherenkov (33 / 13), Yevgeni Kuznetsov (33 / 7), Sergei Novikov (31 / 7), Yuri Gavrilov (26 / 6), Sergey Shavlo (25 / 6), Yevgeni Sidorov (24 / 4), Guram Adzhoyev (7 / 1).
Forwards: Sergey Rodionov (29 / 14), Andrei Rudakov (23 / 8), Vladimir Kapustin (13 / 1), Mikhail Rusyayev (5 / 2), Oleg Kuzhlev (5).

Manager: Konstantin Beskov.

Transferred out during the season: none.

3. FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Goalkeepers: Serhiy Krakovskyi (32), Valeriy Horodov (6).
Defenders: Serhiy Puchkov (32 / 1), Oleksandr Lysenko (31 / 2), Ivan Vyshnevskyi (31), Sergei Bashkirov (29 / 1), Oleksandr Sorokalet (11), Sergey Kulinich (3), Anatoliy Nazarenko (3), Volodymyr Gerashchenko (2), Petro Kutuzov (2), Ihor Deli (1).
Midfielders: Hennadiy Lytovchenko (34 / 7), Vyktor Kuznetsov (33 / 3), Oleksiy Cherednyk (28 / 1), Andriy Dilay (27), Volodymyr Bahmut (20 / 1), Borys Shurshin (12 / 2), Mykola Kudrytsky (9), Serhiy Khudozhylov (2), Mykola Fedorenko (1).
Forwards: Oleh Protasov (33 / 35), Oleh Taran (27 / 13), Volodymyr Lyutyi (22 / 4), Volodymyr Mozolyuk (1), Andriy Sydelnykov (1).

Manager: Volodymyr Yemets.

Transferred out during the season: Serhiy Khudozhylov, Mykola Fedorenko (both to FC Kolos Nikopol).

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