|Relegated|| CSKA Moscow |
|European Cup||Spartak Moscow|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Metalist Kharkiv|
|UEFA Cup|| Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk |
|Top goalscorer||(18) Oleh Protasov (Dnepr)|
In the 1987 season, the Soviet Top League –the top tier of football in the Soviet Union – was won by Spartak Moscow.
|Locations of teams in the 1989 Top League|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||30||16||11||3||49||26||+23||42||Qualification for European Cup first round|
|2||30||15||9||6||42||22||+20||39||Qualification for UEFA Cup first round|
|11||30||10||7||13||23||32||−9||27||Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|15||30||7||11||12||26||35||−9||24||Relegation to First League|
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)
|1. FC Spartak Moscow|
Goalkeepers: Rinat Dasayev (29), Stanislav Cherchesov (2).
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).
Manager: Yevhen Kucherevskyi.
Transferred out during the season: none.
|3. FK Žalgiris Vilnius|
Goalkeepers: Vaclovas Jurkus (18), Almantas Kalinauskas (13).
Manager: Benjaminas Zelkevičius.
Transferred out during the season: none.
|Rank||Union republic||Number of teams||Club(s)|
|1||5||CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Torpedo Moscow, Zenit Leningrad|
|2||4||Dinamo Kiev, Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk, Metallist Kharkov, Shakhter Donetsk|
|3||2||Dinamo Tbilisi, Guria Lanchkhuti|
The Soviet Top League, known after 1970 as the Higher League served as the top division of Soviet Union football from 1936 until 1991.
The 1991 Soviet Top League season was the 54th since its establishment and the last one. Dynamo Kyiv were the defending 13-times champions. A total of sixteen teams participated in the league, twelve of them have contested in the 1990 season while the remaining four were promoted from the Soviet First League due to withdrawals. The representatives of the Baltic states as well as Georgia chose not to take part in the competition.
The 1990 Soviet Top League season was the 53rd since its establishment. Spartak Moscow were the defending 12-times champions. The league was shortened and a total of fourteen teams participated. By the start of the season both Georgian teams have withdrew followed by another withdrawal from Žalgiris at the start of competition. The league consisted of ten teams contested in the 1989 season and the Army club promoted from the Soviet First League. The representatives of the Baltic states as well as Georgia chose not to take part in the competition.
The 1986 Soviet Top League season was the 49th of its kind. Dynamo Kyiv were the defending 11-times champions.
14 teams took part in the league with FC Spartak Moscow winning the championship.
Thirteen teams took part in the 1954 Soviet national football league with FC Dynamo Moscow winning the title.
12 teams took part in the league with FC Dynamo Moscow winning the championship.
The 1937 Soviet Top League was the third season of the Soviet Top League.
The 1938 Soviet Top League combined all the Groups into one Super League.
1939 Soviet Top League was the fifth season of the Soviet Top League known at that time as Group A.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1978 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1979 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1980 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1981 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1983 season.
Statistics of Soviet Top League for the 1984 season.
The 1936 season was the first season of the Soviet Top League. The season was split into two championships with a cup competition between them that took place in August 1936. The first part started in late May and finished by mid of July with a single match played by each participant against each other. The same format was resumed in the fall that started in September finishing before November. The main contenders for the title appeared to be the Moscow's Spartak and Dynamo.
Statistics of Russian Top League in season 1992.