|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||36||23||10||3||66||17||+49||56||Qualification for European Cup first round|
|6||36||15||10||11||55||39||+16||40||Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|19||36||1||13||22||16||56||−40||15||Relegation to Class A Second Group|
The Soviet Top League, known after 1970 as the Higher League served as the top division of Soviet Union football from 1936 until 1991.
Valery Georgiyevich Gazzaev is a Russian politician, football manager and former footballer of Ossetian descent. As a Soviet footballer he played the position of a striker enjoying successes with his team FC Dynamo Moscow as well as the USSR national football team in the Olympics.
1992 Vyshcha Liha was the first football championship organized in Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and officially recognized by the UEFA. The last Soviet season finished in fall of 1991.
The 1971 season of the Soviet Top League saw Dynamo Kyiv clinching their title after three unsuccessful seasons. This season was also unique for successful performances of non-RSFSR clubs: Ararat Yerevan from the Armenian SSR took the second place, while bronze medals were awarded to Dinamo Tbilisi.
22 teams took part in the league with FC Torpedo Moscow winning the championship.
22 teams took part in the league with FC Spartak Moscow winning the championship.
20 teams took part in the league with FC Dynamo Moscow winning the championship.
19 teams took part in the league with FC Dynamo Kyiv winning the championship.
20 teams took part in the league with FC Dynamo Kyiv winning the championship.
20 teams took part in the league with FC Spartak Moscow winning the championship.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1972 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1979 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1980 season.
The Russian Second Division 1999 was the eighth edition of the Russian Second Division. There were 6 zones with 108 teams starting the competition.
The Neftyanik Baku 1966 season was Neftyanik Baku's 10th Soviet Top League season.
The Russian Second Division 2000 was the ninth edition of the Russian Second Division. There were 6 zones with 107 teams starting the competition.
The 1964 Soviet Cup was an association football cup competition of the Soviet Union. The winner of the competition, Dinamo Kiev qualified for the continental tournament for the first time among all Soviet clubs.
The 1961 Soviet Cup was an association football cup competition of the Soviet Union.