1986 Soviet Top League

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Soviet Top League
Season 1986
Champions FC Dynamo Kyiv
Relegated Chornomorets, Torpedo Kt.
Champions League Dynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' Cup Dinamo Mn. (finalist)
UEFA Cup Dynamo Moscow
Spartak Moscow
Zenit Leningrad
Dinamo Tbilisi
Top goalscorer (21) Aleksandr Borodyuk (Dynamo Moscow)
Biggest home win Spartak - Dynamo Mn. 7:0 (26th)
Biggest away win Dynamo Mn. - Torpedo 0:4 (11th)
Torpedo Kt. - Dynamo M. 0:4 (27th)
Highest scoring Dinamo Mn. - Zalgiris 7:2 (30th)
1985
1987

The 1986 Soviet Top League season was the 49th of its kind. Dynamo Kyiv were the defending 11-times champions.

A total of sixteen teams participated in the league, which was two teams fewer than in the 1985 season and no teams were promoted from the First League due to the league reorganization. The overdraw concept was preserved with no more than 10 draws being allowed (same as the previous season). Dynamo Kyiv, however, was excused from the rule because the Soviet national football team, consisting almost exclusively out of the first team of Dynamo Kyiv, participated at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The reduction of the league was compensated by the introduction of a new competition, the Cup of Football Federation of USSR. For that purpose the league took a short break in September when the new competition kicked off and involved only the participants of the Soviet Top League. The new competition was brief, lasting for just over a month.

The season began on March 1 and lasted until November 22, 1986, however some additional postponed games were played until December 7. The season was won by Dynamo Kyiv once again for the 12th time on the last day of the season on December 7 when they faced off against their main opponent Dynamo Moscow in Kiev, pulling off a dramatic 2-1 win and thus passing their Moscow rivals in the final league standings.

The top five clubs of the league later entered European competitions, joined additionally by the losing cup finalist Dinamo Minsk, beaten by Dynamo Kyiv in the 1987 Final. The winner of the 1986 League Cup Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk did not qualify for any European tournaments.

League standings[edit]

No Club GP W D L GF-GA Pts Rpblc Notes
1 Dynamo Kyiv 30 14 11 5 53-33 39  Ukrainian SSR
2 Dinamo Moscow 30 14 11 5 46-26 38  Russian SFSR
3 Spartak Moscow 30 14 9 7 52-21 37  Russian SFSR
4 Zenit Leningrad 30 12 9 9 44-36 33  Russian SFSR
5 Dinamo Tbilisi 30 12 9 9 36-36 33  Georgian SSR
6 Shakhtar Donetsk 30 11 9 10 40-38 31  Ukrainian SSR
7 Kairat Almaty 30 11 8 11 33-39 30  Kazakh SSR
8 Žalgiris Vilnius 30 11 8 11 32-37 30  Lithuanian SSR
9 Torpedo Moscow 30 10 11 9 31-28 30  Russian SFSR
10 Dinamo Minsk 30 10 8 12 37-40 28  Byelorussian SSR
11 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30 8 12 10 41-41 28  Ukrainian SSR
12 Metalist Kharkiv 30 9 9 12 21-25 27  Ukrainian SSR
13 Neftçi Baku 30 8 12 10 33-38 26  Azerbaijan SSR
14 Ararat Yerevan 30 8 10 12 27-44 26  Armenian SSR
15 Chornomorets Odessa 30 8 7 15 29-37 23  Ukrainian SSR Relegated
16 Torpedo Kutaisi 30 5 7 18 24-60 17  Georgian SSR Relegated

Next year promotion

Top scorers[edit]

21 goals
17 goals
13 goals
12 goals
10 goals

Medal squads[edit]

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

1. FC Dynamo Kyiv

Goalkeepers: Viktor Chanov (30), Mykhaylo Mykhaylov (3).
Defenders: Anatoliy Demyanenko (29 / 2), Oleh Kuznetsov (27 / 2), Andriy Bal (26), Volodymyr Bezsonov (16 / 1), Vasyl Yevseyev (15), Sergei Baltacha (13), Vladimir Gorilyi (9), Vadym Karatayev (8 / 1), Mykhaylo Olefirenko (2), Ivan Palamar (1).
Midfielders: Vasyl Rats (30 / 7), Pavlo Yakovenko (28 / 2), Vadym Yevtushenko (27 / 6), Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko (20 / 12), Oleksandr Zavarov (20 / 4), Ivan Yaremchuk (15 / 3).
Forwards: Oleg Blokhin (23 / 2), Ihor Belanov (22 / 10), Oleksandr Shcherbakov (12 / 1).

Manager: Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

Transferred out during the season: Mykhaylo Olefirenko (to FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Ivan Palamar (to FC Nyva Vinnytsia).

2. FC Dynamo Moscow

Goalkeepers: Aleksei Prudnikov (30), Aleksandr Uvarov (1).
Defenders: Aleksandr Novikov (27 / 1), Boris Pozdnyakov (27 / 1), Sergei Silkin (25), Igor Bulanov (24 / 3), Viktor Losev (23), Sergei Kozhanov (15), Aleksandr Golovnya (8), Vladimir Demidov (8), Vasili Zhupikov (6).
Midfielders: Vasili Karatayev (30 / 4), Igor Dobrovolski (28 / 4), Viktor Vasilyev (21), Aleksandr Molodtsov (15 / 1), Andrey Kobelev (15), Yuri Pudyshev (6), Valeri Matyunin (2).
Forwards: Aleksandr Borodyuk (28 / 21), Sergei Stukashov (25 / 7), Igor Kolyvanov (17 / 4).

Manager: Eduard Malofeyev.

Transferred out during the season: Vasili Zhupikov (to Sport Tallinn), Yuri Pudyshev (to FC Dynamo Stavropol), Valeri Matyunin (to FC Fakel Voronezh).

3. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Rinat Dasayev (24), Stanislav Cherchesov (7).
Defenders: Boris Kuznetsov (30), Vagiz Khidiyatullin (27 / 4), Aleksandr Bubnov (21), Yuri Susloparov (20), Aleksandr Shibayev (18), Almir Kayumov (15), Gennady Morozov (13), Valeri Popelnukha (5), Gennadi Bogachyov (4), Yuri Klyuchnikov (1).
Midfielders: Yevgeni Kuznetsov (26 / 3), Fyodor Cherenkov (22 / 8), Sergei Novikov (17 / 3), Aleksei Yeryomenko (15 / 4), Renat Ataulin (15), Sergei Volgin (9 / 1), Andrei Mitin (8 / 1), Vladimir Kapustin (8), Igor Shalimov (5 / 1), Nikolai Latysh (5), Igor Ivanov (4).
Forwards: Andrei Rudakov (24 / 9), Sergey Rodionov (23 / 17), Mikhail Rusyayev (11), Oleg Kuzhlev (9 / 1).

Manager: Konstantin Beskov.

Transferred out during the season: Sergei Volgin (to FC Kairat), Nikolai Latysh (to FC Zirka Kirovohrad), Igor Ivanov (to FC Pakhtakor Tashkent), Yuri Klyuchnikov (to FC Sokol Saratov).

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