1938 Soviet Top League

The 1938 Soviet Top League combined all the Groups into one Super League.

Group A
Season1938
ChampionsFC Spartak Moscow
Relegated12 teams
Matches played325
Goals scored1,175 (3.62 per match)
Top goalscorer(20) Makar Honcharenko (Dynamo K.)
Biggest home winMetallurg 8–1 Burevestnik (August 28)
Biggest away winBurevestnik 1–9 Dynamo L. (May 25)
Highest scoringBurevestnik 1–9 Dynamo L. (May 25)
1937
1939

The season started on May 10 with the game between FC Torpedo Moscow and FC Spartak Kharkiv in Moscow. The last game was played on November 14 between FC Dynamo Rostov-na-Donu and FC Dynamo Odessa in Rostov-na-Donu. Each team played once with every other. The point system changed as well and stayed this way to the end of the competition in 1991: 2 for win, 1 for draw, and none for loss. This all-National championship was experimental and was disbanded next year. A half of the League was relegated at the end of the season.

Spartak beside becoming the champion in the League format won the national cup competition, defeating a surprise team Elektrik from Leningrad, that last year was called Krasnaya Zarya.

StandingsEdit

Pos Republic Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Russian SFSR Spartak Moscow 25 18 3 4 74 19 +55 39
2   Russian SFSR CDKA Moscow 25 17 3 5 52 24 +28 37
3   Russian SFSR Metallurg Moscow 25 16 5 4 57 29 +28 37
4   Ukrainian SSR Dynamo Kiev 25 15 6 4 30 24 +6 36
5   Russian SFSR Dynamo Moscow 25 14 4 7 69 34 +35 32
6   Georgian SSR Dynamo Tbilisi 25 11 9 5 53 38 +15 31
7   Russian SFSR Dynamo Leningrad 25 12 6 7 52 32 +20 30
8   Russian SFSR Lokomotiv Moscow 25 12 6 7 44 37 +7 30
9   Russian SFSR Torpedo Moscow 25 9 11 5 51 38 +13 29
10   Ukrainian SSR Dynamo Odessa 25 9 11 5 39 35 +4 29
11   Ukrainian SSR Stakhanovets Stalino 25 11 7 7 55 50 +5 29
12   Russian SFSR Traktor Stalingrad 25 12 3 10 53 48 +5 27
13   Russian SFSR Elektrik Leningrad 25 8 8 9 42 44 −2 24
14   Russian SFSR Stalinets Leningrad[a] 25 7 10 8 38 57 −19 24
15   Ukrainian SSR Silmash Kharkiv (R) 25 8 6 11 34 45 −11 22
16   Russian SFSR Stalinets Moscow (R) 25 8 5 12 36 44 −8 21
17   Ukrainian SSR Lokomotyv Kiev (R) 25 8 5 12 43 64 −21 21
18   Russian SFSR Dynamo Rostov-na-Donu (R) 25 7 6 12 39 43 −4 20
19   Azerbaijan SSR Temp Baku (R) 25 6 8 11 33 40 −7 20
20   Russian SFSR Spartak Leningrad (R) 25 6 8 11 30 39 −9 20
21   Ukrainian SSR Spartak Kharkiv (R) 25 5 7 13 43 63 −20 17
22   Russian SFSR Zenit Leningrad (R) 25 7 3 15 35 57 −22 17
23   Russian SFSR Pishchevik Moscow (R) 25 5 6 14 25 53 −28 16
24   Georgian SSR Lokomotiv Tbilisi (R) 25 5 5 15 44 62 −18 15
25   Russian SFSR Krylia Sovetov Moscow (R) 25 4 7 14 28 56 −28 15
26   Russian SFSR Burevestnik Moscow (R) 25 4 4 17 28 87 −59 12
Source: rsssf.com
(R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Stalinets Leningrad merged with Zenit in 1939.

Top scorersEdit

20 goals
19 goals
18 goals
15 goals
14 goals

ReferencesEdit