1985 Soviet Top League

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Soviet Top League
Season1985
ChampionsFC Dynamo Kyiv
RelegatedFC Fakel Voronezh, FC SKA Rostov-na-Donu
Champions LeagueDynamo Kyiv
Cup Winners' CupTorpedo Moscow
UEFA CupFC Dinamo Minsk
Spartak Moscow
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Top goalscorer(35) Oleh Protasov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
1984
1986

Teams[edit]

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  • FC Fakel Voronezh – champion (returning for the first time since 1961 after twenty 24 seasons, known as Trud Voronezh)
  • FC Torpedo Kutaisi – 2nd place (returning after a season)

Location[edit]

Locations of teams in the 1989 Top League

Final table[edit]

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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