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Template:Infobox football league season Soviet First League 1991 was the last season of the Soviet First League. With the collapse of the Soviet Union the football structure was reformed. All of its participants have entered the Top Divisions of the republics of their origin, except of Dinamo Sukhumi that because of the 1992-93 War in Abkhazia was dissolved.

Due to the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, a process of dissolution of the Soviet Union accelerated as well as a process of decommunization in former union republics. Number of cities changed their names returning to their original names.

Teams[]

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  • FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg – Winner of the Second League, Zone East (returning after an absence of 10 seasons)
  • FC Bukovina Chernovtsy – Winner of the Second League, Zone West (debut)
  • FC Neftianik Fergona – Winner of the Second League finals (debut)
  • FC Novbakhor Namangan – Winner of the Second League finals (debut)
  • FC Textilshchik Kamyshin – Winner of the Second League finals (debut)
  • FC Daugava Riga – Winner of the Second League, Zone West (debut)

Relegated teams[]

  • Rotor Volgograd(Returning after 2 seasons)

Renamed teams[]

  • Prior to the start of the season Tiras Tiraspol was renamed to Tiligul Tiraspol.
  • Prior to the start of the season Nistru Kishenev was renamed to Zimbrul Kishinev.

Replaced or withdrawn teams[]

With fall of the Soviet Union, the promoted FC Daugava Riga was dissolved and replaced with FC Pardaugava Riga that was based on the junior squad of the Latvian national football team (U-21) and took part in the 1990 Baltic League placing only 15th out 17 teams.


Locations[]

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League standings[]

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Rotor Volgograd (C) 42 24 11 7 79 44 +35 59 Promoted to the 1992 Soviet Top League
2 Template:Country data Moldavian SSR Tiligul Tiraspol 42 22 10 10 64 45 +19 54
3 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Uralmash Yekaterinburg/Sverdlovsk 42 21 9 12 68 40 +28 51
4 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don 42 20 10 12 47 39 +8 50
5 Template:Country data Ukrainian SSR Bukovyna Chernivtsi 42 20 8 14 56 49 +7 48 Withdrew
6 Template:Country data Ukrainian SSR Tavriya Simferopol 42 19 10 13 64 56 +8 48
7 Template:Country data Uzbek SSR Neftiannik Fergona 42 21 5 16 54 56 −2 47 Promoted to the 1992 Soviet Top League
8 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Lokomotiv Nizhniy Novgorod 42 17 13 12 46 35 +11 47
9 Template:Country data Uzbek SSR Novbahor 42 19 7 16 60 53 +7 45
10 Template:Country data Georgian SSR Dinamo Sukhumi 42 16 11 15 50 50 0 43
11 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Textilschik Kamyshin 42 15 13 14 56 52 +4 43
12 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Shinnik Yaroslavl 42 17 7 18 57 59 −2 41
13 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Fakel Voronezh 42 17 7 18 45 50 −5 41
14 Template:Country data Kazakh SSR Kairat Almaty 42 17 6 19 58 52 +6 40 Promoted to the 1992 Soviet Top League
15 Template:Country data Azerbaijan SSR Neftchi Baku 42 17 5 20 60 58 +2 39
16 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Dinamo Stavropol 42 14 11 17 50 54 −4 39
17 Template:Country data Armenian SSR Kotayk Abovyan 42 15 7 20 30 48 −18 37 Withdrew
18 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Zenit St. Petersburg/Leningrad 42 11 14 17 44 50 −6 36 Promoted to the 1992 Soviet Top League
19 Template:Country data Moldavian SSR Zimbru Chisinau 42 11 13 18 36 49 −13 35
20 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Geolog Tyumen 42 11 13 18 32 47 −15 35
21 Template:Country data Russian SFSR Kuban Krasnodar 42 8 10 24 40 68 −28 26
22 Template:Country data Latvian SSR Pardaugava Riga 42 7 6 29 31 73 −42 20 Withdrew
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion

Notes:

  • On 6 September 1991, the city of Leningrad was renamed into Saint Petersburg
  • On 4 September 1991, the city of Sverdlovsk was renamed into Yekaterinburg


Top scorers[]

# Player Club Goals Games
1 Serhiy Husyev «Tiligul Tiraspol» 25 36
2 Serhiy Shevchenko «Tavriya Simferopol» 21 40
3 Valeri Shushlyakov «Uralmash Yekaterinburg» 20 38
4 Vladislav Lemish «Kuban Krasnodar» 20 42
5 Rustam Zabirov «Navbahor Namangan» 19 35
6 Yuri Kalitvintsev «Rotor Volgograd» 18 37
7 Aleksandr Tikhonov «Rostselmash Rostov» 17 40
8 Yunis Hüseynov «Neftchi Baku» 16 34
9 Vəli Qasımov «Neftchi Baku» 16 38
10 Rustem Shaymukhametov «Textilshchik Kamyshin» 15 38
11 Yuriy Hudymenko «Rotor Volgograd» 15 39

See also[]

  • 1991 Soviet Top League
  • 1991 Soviet Second League
  • 1991 Soviet Second League B

External links[]

Template:1991 in Soviet football

Template:Soviet First League seasons

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