1987 Soviet Top League

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Soviet Top League
Season1987
Champions Spartak Moscow
Relegated CSKA Moscow
Guria Lanchkhuti
European Cup Spartak Moscow
Cup Winners' Cup Metalist Kharkiv
UEFA Cup Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk
Žalgiris Vilnius
Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Minsk
Top goalscorer(18) Oleh Protasov (Dnepr)
1986
1988

In the 1987 season, the Soviet Top League  the top tier of football in the Soviet Union   was won by Spartak Moscow.

Contents

Teams

Location

1987 Soviet Top League
Locations of teams in the 1989 Top League

Final standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Spartak Moscow (C)30161134926+2342 [lower-alpha 1] Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk 3015964222+2039Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
3 Flag of Lithuanian SSR.svg Žalgiris Vilnius 3014884329+1436
4 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Torpedo Moscow 30121263525+1034 [lower-alpha 2]
5 Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1991).svg Dinamo Minsk 3012993325+833
6 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dynamo Kiev 30111093727+1032
7 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Shakhtar Donetsk 301010102931230
8 Flag of Armenian SSR.svg Ararat Erevan 301331432451329
9 Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Neftchi Baku 30910113330+328
10 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Dinamo Moscow 30911102730328 [lower-alpha 1]
11 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Metalist Kharkov 30107132332927Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
12 Flag of the Kazakh SSR.svg Kairat Alma-Ata 301061427381126
13 Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Dinamo Tbilisi 3097143140925
14 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg Zenit Leningrad 307101325371224
15 Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg CSKA Moscow (R)30711122635924 [lower-alpha 1] Relegation to First League
16 Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Guria Lanchkhuti (R)30581718382018
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 1 point deducted (10 draw limited)
  2. 2 points deducted (10 draw limited)

Promotion

Top scorers

18 goals
16 goals
12 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals

Medal squads

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

1. FC Spartak Moscow

Goalkeepers: Rinat Dasayev (29), Stanislav Cherchesov (2).
Defenders: Vagiz Khidiyatullin (29 / 3), Aleksandr Bubnov (28 / 1), Yuri Susloparov (23), Boris Kuznetsov (19), Almir Kayumov (18), Aleksandr Bokiy (15), Yuri Surov (8).
Midfielders: Fyodor Cherenkov (27 / 12), Viktor Pasulko (26 / 7), Aleksandr Mostovoi (18 / 6), Yevgeni Kuznetsov (17), Aleksei Yeryomenko (11 / 1), Sergei Novikov (9), Babken Melikian (8 / 1), Andrei Mitin (8), Vladimir Kapustin (3).
Forwards: Sergey Rodionov (26 / 12), Valeri Shmarov (26 / 5), Mikheil Meskhi (16 / 1), Oleg Kuzhlev (3), Andrei Rudakov (2), Mikhail Rusyayev (2), Viktor Kolyadko (1).

Manager: Konstantin Beskov.

Transferred out during the season: Aleksei Yeryomenko (to FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don), Babken Melikian (to FC Kotayk Abovian), Andrei Rudakov (to FC Torpedo Moscow), Mikhail Rusyayev (to FC Lokomotiv Moscow), Viktor Kolyadko (to FC Terek Grozny).

2. FC Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk

Goalkeepers: Valeriy Horodov (28), Serhiy Krakovskyi (2).
Defenders: Sergei Bashkirov (30), Ivan Vyshnevskyi (29 / 1), Oleksiy Cherednyk (29), Serhiy Puchkov (20), Oleksandr Sorokalet (17), Volodymyr Gerashchenko (2), Oleksandr Lysenko (2), Oleh Fediukov (1).
Midfielders: Hennadiy Lytovchenko (28 / 6), Vadym Tyshchenko (26 / 3), Anton Shokh (25 / 3), Mykola Kudrytsky (15), Volodymyr Bahmut (10).
Forwards: Oleh Protasov (30 / 18), Oleh Taran (29 / 6), Yevhen Shakhov (28 / 3), Volodymyr Lyutyi (27 / 1), Vasyl Storchak (9 / 1).

Manager: Yevhen Kucherevskyi.

Transferred out during the season: none.

3. FK Žalgiris Vilnius

Goalkeepers: Vaclovas Jurkus (18), Almantas Kalinauskas (13).
Defenders: Vyacheslav Sukristov (29 / 6), Sigitas Jakubauskas (29 / 2), Romas Mažeikis (29), Arvydas Janonis (29), Igoris Pankratjevas (27 / 3), Vladimiras Buzmakovas (23), Robertas Tautkus (9), Arūnas Žėkas (2).
Midfielders: Vidmantas Rasiukas (30 / 1), Valdas Ivanauskas (25 / 7), Algimantas Mackevičius (20 / 2), Virginijus Baltušnikas (4), Viktoras Bridaitis (4), Stasys Tamulevičius (2).
Forwards: Arminas Narbekovas (30 / 16), Stasys Baranauskas (28 / 5), Kęstutis Ruzgys (23 / 1), Gintaras Kviliūnas (5), Gediminas Sugzda (2), Robertas Fridrikas (1).

Manager: Benjaminas Zelkevičius.

Transferred out during the season: none.

Number of teams by union republic

Rank Union republic Number of teamsClub(s)
1Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.svg  RSFSR 5 CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Torpedo Moscow, Zenit Leningrad
2Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Ukrainian SSR 4 Dinamo Kiev, Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk, Metallist Kharkov, Shakhter Donetsk
3Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg  Georgian SSR 2 Dinamo Tbilisi, Guria Lanchkhuti
4Flag of Armenian SSR.svg  Armenian SSR 1 Ararat Yerevan
Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.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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