1991 Soviet First League

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Soviet Top League
Season 1991
Champions Rotor Volgograd
Relegated none
Top goalscorer (25) Serhiy Husyev (Tiligul Tiraspol)
1990
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Soviet First League 1991 was the last season of the Soviet First League. With the collapse of the Soviet Union the football structure was reformed. All of its participants have entered the Top Divisions of the republics of their origin, except of Dinamo Sukhumi that because of the 1992-93 War in Abkhazia was dissolved.

Teams[edit]

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Relegated teams[edit]

Renamed teams[edit]

  • Prior to the start of the season Tiras Tiraspol was renamed to Tiligul Tiraspol.
  • Prior to the start of the season Nistru Kishenev was renamed to Zimbrul Kishinev.

Replaced or withdrawn teams[edit]

With fall of the Soviet Union, the promoted FC Daugava Riga was dissolved and replaced with FC Pardaugava Riga that was based on the junior squad of the Latvian national football team (U-21) and took part in the 1990 Baltic League placing only 15th out 17 teams.

League standings[edit]

  

– participants that left the Soviet/Russian competitions.

No Club GP W D L GF-GA Pts Republic
1 FC Rotor Volgograd (C) 42 24 11 7 79-44 59 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
2 FC Tiligul Tiraspol 42 22 10 10 64-45 54 Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic Moldovan Divizia Naţională
3 FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg 42 21 9 12 68-40 51 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
4 FC Rostselmash Rostov-na-Donu 42 20 10 12 47-39 50 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
5 FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi 42 20 8 14 56-49 48 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukraine Vyscha Liha
6 SC Tavriya Simferopol 42 19 10 13 64-56 48 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukraine Vyscha Liha
7 FC Neftiannik Fergona 42 21 5 16 54-56 47 Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Uzbek League
8 FC Lokomotiv Nizhniy Novgorod 42 17 13 12 46-35 47 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
9 FC Novbahor 42 19 7 16 60-53 45 Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Uzbek League
10 FC Dinamo Sukhumi 42 16 11 15 50-50 43 Soviet Union dissolved
11 FC Textilschik Kamyshin 42 15 13 14 56-52 43 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
12 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl 42 17 7 18 57-59 41 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
13 FC Fakel Voronezh 42 17 7 18 45-50 41 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
14 FC Kairat Almaty 42 17 6 19 58-52 40  Kazakh SSR
15 PFC Neftchi Baku 42 17 5 20 60-58 39  Azerbaijan SSR
16 FC Dinamo Stavropol 42 14 11 17 50-54 39 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
17 FC Kotaik Abovian 42 15 7 20 30-48 37  Armenian SSR
18 FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 42 11 14 17 44-50 36 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
19 FC Zimbru Chisinau 42 11 13 18 36-49 35 Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic Moldovan Divizia Naţională
20 FC Geolog Tyumen 42 11 13 18 32-47 35 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
21 FC Kuban Krasnodar 42 8 10 24 40-68 26 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Vysshaya Liga
22 FC Pardaugava Riga 42 7 6 29 31-73 20 Latvia Latvian Virs Liga

Notes:

Top scorers[edit]

# Player Club Goals Games
1 Serhiy Husyev «Tiligul Tiraspol» 25 36
2 Serhiy Shevchenko «Tavriya Simferopol» 21 40
3 Valeri Shushlyakov «Uralmash Yekaterinburg» 20 38
4 Vladislav Lemish «Kuban Krasnodar» 20 42
5 Rustam Zabirov «Navbahor Namangan» 19 35
6 Yuri Kalitvintsev «Rotor Volgograd» 18 37
7 Aleksandr Tikhonov «Rostselmash Rostov» 17 40
8 Yunis Hüseynov «Neftchi Baku» 16 34
9 Vəli Qasımov «Neftchi Baku» 16 38
10 Rustem Shaymukhametov «Textilshchik Kamyshin» 15 38
11 Yuriy Hudymenko «Rotor Volgograd» 15 39

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