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Template:Infobox football league season The 1937 Soviet Top League was the third season of the Soviet Top League.

Format[]

This year it was decided to have both season halves combined. After playing two games in the Group B it was decided to return CDKA Moscow back to the Group A. The Group A was extended once again to nine teams with a new team FC Metallurg Moscow joining the group that won the 1936 Group B fall championship. At the end of the season no teams were relegated as the group was planned to be extended for the next season. The season started in the summer after the cup competition that preceded it and was also won by Dynamo Moscow.

The defending champion for this edition was FC Spartak Moscow. The season started somewhat late on July 23, 1937, with the game in Kyiv where the League newcomer Metallurg surprisingly defeated the local Dynamo 2:0. The conclusion of the season came on October 30, 1937, with the games in Tbilisi and Moscow's Sokolniki.[1] That game on CSKA Stadium became a culminating as the Army team hold the defending champions to a draw that left Spartak without their title. Interesting is the fact that less than a week prior to that Dynamo Moscow was able to defeat CDKA 5:1 setting them three points ahead of Spartak.

Standings[]

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Pos Republic Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Dynamo Moscow 16 8 6 2 37 20 1.850 38
2 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Spartak Moscow 16 8 5 3 24 16 1.500 37
3 Template:Country data Ukrainian SSR Dynamo Kiev 16 7 6 3 33 24 1.375 36
4 Template:Country data Georgian SSR Dynamo Tbilisi 16 7 4 5 30 24 1.250 34
5 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Metallurg Moscow 16 7 2 7 26 21 1.238 32
6 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Lokomotiv Moscow 16 5 5 6 18 20 0.900 31
7 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Dynamo Leningrad 16 2 9 5 21 25 0.840 29
8 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Krasnaya Zarya Leningrad 16 4 4 8 17 31 0.548 28
9 Template:Country data Russian SFSR CDKA Moscow 16 3 1 12 18 43 0.419 23
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: Points awarded were 3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and none for a no appearance. In case of tie on points, there was used goal ratio for tiebreaker for any places beside the first and the last, for which was decided to conduct additional game.[2]

References[]

Template:Soviet Top League seasons Template:1937 in Soviet football Template:1936–37 in European football (UEFA) Template:1937–38 in European football (UEFA)

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