1961 Soviet Top League

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22 teams took part in the league with FC Dynamo Kyiv winning the championship (the first Soviet champion from outside Moscow).

Round 1[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. FC Torpedo Moscow 20 16 1 3 48 20 33
2. FC Lokomotiv Moscow 20 9 8 3 35 23 26
3. Avangard Kharkov 20 10 6 4 22 15 26
4. FC Dinamo Tbilisi 20 10 5 5 36 22 25
5. FC SKA Rostov-on-Don 20 9 4 7 39 22 22
6. Shakhter Stalino 20 7 5 8 22 23 19
7. PFC Neftchi Baku 20 4 8 8 20 34 16
8. Trud Voronezh 20 5 5 10 24 31 15
9. Admiralteet Leningrad 20 5 5 10 22 30 15
10. FK Daugava Rīga 20 3 6 11 21 41 12
11. Spartak Vilnius 20 3 5 12 18 46 11

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Group B[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. PFC CSKA Moscow 20 13 3 4 55 28 29
2. FC Dynamo Kyiv 20 12 5 3 41 19 29
3. FC Spartak Moscow 20 10 5 5 38 21 25
4. Spartak Yerevan 20 8 7 5 27 26 23
5. FC Pakhtakor Tashkent 20 9 5 6 30 33 23
6. FC Dynamo Moscow 20 8 5 7 33 29 21
7. Kairat Almaty 20 6 5 9 23 32 17
8. Zenit Leningrad 20 6 5 9 25 35 17
9. Moldova Chisinau 20 6 4 10 30 36 16
10. Belarus Minsk 20 4 5 11 17 31 13
11. Kalev Tallinn 20 0 7 13 14 43 7

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Round 2[edit]

Places 1-10[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. FC Dynamo Kyiv 30 18 9 3 58 28 45
2. FC Torpedo Moscow 30 19 3 8 68 35 41
3. FC Spartak Moscow 30 16 8 6 57 34 40
4. PFC CSKA Moscow 30 16 6 8 61 43 38
5. FC Lokomotiv Moscow 30 13 12 5 58 42 38
6. Avangard Kharkov 30 12 10 8 30 25 34
7. FC Dinamo Tbilisi 30 13 7 10 50 30 33
8. Spartak Yerevan 30 11 10 9 37 41 32
9. FC SKA Rostov-on-Don 30 11 8 11 54 36 30
10. FC Pakhtakor Tashkent 30 11 8 11 44 61 30

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Places 11-22[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
11. FC Dynamo Moscow 32 17 7 8 57 39 41
12. Shakhter Stalino 32 12 10 10 45 37 34
13. Zenit Leningrad 32 12 8 12 50 52 32
14. Admiralteets Leningrad 32 12 7 13 49 47 31
15. Trud Voronezh 32 11 8 13 39 38 30
16. Moldova Chisinau 32 12 6 14 46 54 30
17. Kairat Almaty 32 10 8 14 31 48 28
18. PFC Neftchi Baku 32 7 13 12 36 52 27
19. Belarus Minsk 32 7 10 15 29 44 24
20. Spartak Vilnius 32 7 5 20 33 64 19
21. FK Daugava Rīga 32 5 7 20 30 63 17
22. Kalev Tallinn 32 1 8 23 25 74 10

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Top scorers[edit]

22 goals
20 goals
18 goals
15 goals
14 goals

References[edit]