1986 Soviet Top League

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Soviet Top League
Season1986
Champions FC Dynamo Kyiv
Relegated Chornomorets, Torpedo Kt.
European Cup 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 winSpartak 7–0 Dynamo Mn. (26th)
Biggest away winDynamo Mn. 0–4 Torpedo (11th)
Torpedo Kt. 0–4 Dynamo (27th)
Highest scoringDinamo Mn. 7–2 Žalgiris (30th)
1985
1987

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

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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.

Teams

Location

1986 Soviet Top League
Locations of teams in the 1989 Top League

League standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dynamo Kyiv (C)30141155333+2039Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Dinamo Moscow 30141154626+2038 [lower-alpha 1] Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
3 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Spartak Moscow 3014975221+3137
4 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Zenit Leningrad 3012994436+833
5 Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dinamo Tbilisi 3012993636033
6 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Shakhtar Donetsk 30119104038+231
7 Flag of the Kazakh SSR.svg Kairat Alma-Ata 30118113339630
8 Flag of Lithuanian SSR.svg Žalgiris Vilnius 30118113237530
9 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Torpedo Moscow 30101193128+330 [lower-alpha 1]
10 Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1991).svg Dinamo Minsk 30108123740328Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
11 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 30812104141028
12 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Metalist Kharkiv 3099122125427
13 Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1956-1991).svg Neftçi Baku 30812103338526 [lower-alpha 2]
14 Flag of Armenian SSR.svg Ararat Yerevan 308101227441726
15 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Chornomorets Odessa (R)3087152937823Relegation to First League
16 Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Torpedo Kutaisi (R)30571824603617
Source: [ citation needed ]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 1 point deducted (10 draw limit)
  2. 2 points deducted (10 draw limit)

Next year promotion

Top scorers

21 goals
17 goals
13 goals
12 goals
10 goals

Medal squads

(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).

Number of teams by union republic

Rank Union republic Number of teamsClub(s)
1Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Ukrainian SSR 5 Chernomorets Odessa, Dinamo Kiev, Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk, Metallist Kharkov, Shakhter Donetsk
2Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg  RSFSR 4 Dinamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Torpedo Moscow, Zenit Leningrad
3Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Georgian SSR 2 Dinamo Tbilisi, Torpedo Kutaisi
4Flag of Armenian SSR.svg  Armenian SSR 1 Ararat Yerevan
Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1956-1991).svg  Azerbaijan SSR Neftchi Baku
Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1991).svg  Belarusian SSR Dinamo Minsk
Flag of the Kazakh SSR.svg  Kazakh SSR Kairat Alma-Ata
Flag of Lithuanian SSR.svg  Lithuanian SSR Zhalgiris Vilnius

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