1950 Soviet Class B

The 1950 Soviet football championship Class B was the 10th season of the Soviet football championship second tier and inaugural season of the Class B (predecessor of Soviet First League). In 1950 the Soviet football championship rebranded its both tiers from groups First (Pervaya Gruppa) and Second (Vtoraya Gruppa) to Classes A and B.

FC VMS Moscow won the championship.

OrganizationEdit

The league was reduced from a multi-group tournament to single group to which were grandfathered seven teams from last season "Central Zone" and one team from every other zones, also two more teams were promoted. Many teams from last season were forced into relegation to their respective republican competitions.

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Relegated teamsEdit

No teams were relegated from the 1949 Soviet Pervaya Gruppa (top tier)

Final standingsEdit

Pos REP Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 RUS VMS Moskva 26 18 6 2 60 15 +45 42 Promoted
2 RUS Torpedo Gorkiy 26 11 12 3 37 18 +19 34
3 LTU Spartak Vilnius (O) 26 13 6 7 53 37 +16 32 Relegation play-off
4 RUS Krasnoye Znamya Ivanovo 26 13 6 7 31 22 +9 32
5 UZB DO Tashkent (O) 26 10 8 8 43 27 +16 28 Relegation play-off
6 MDA Burevestnik Kishinev[a] (O) 26 11 6 9 41 41 0 28
7 RUS Dzerzhinets Chelyabinsk (R) 26 11 5 10 49 50 −1 27
8 UKR Pishchevik Odessa (R) 26 8 10 8 33 32 +1 26
9 KAZ Dinamo Alma-Ata (O) 26 7 9 10 36 37 −1 23
10 KAR Lokomotiv Petrozavodsk (O) 26 6 10 10 16 27 −11 22[b]
11 KGZ Trudoviye Rezervy Frunze[c] (O) 26 6 8 12 31 50 −19 20
12 EST Kalev Tallinn (O) 26 3 11 12 25 39 −14 17
13 TKM Spartak Ashkhabad[d] (O) 26 7 3 16 19 61 −42 17
14 TJK Bolshevik Stalinabad (O) 26 4 8 14 19 37 −18 16[e]
Source: rsssf.com
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Burevestnik Kishinev was called Dinamo.
  2. ^ +
  3. ^ Trudoviye Rezervy Frunze was called Zenit.
  4. ^ Spartak Ashkhabad was called Lokomotiv.
  5. ^ +

Relegation play-offEdit

Ukrainian SSREdit

To the play-off qualified the champion of the 1950 Football Championship of the Ukrainian SSR and the worst Ukrainian team of masters of the 1950 Soviet Class B.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pishchevik Odessa 1–2 Spartak Uzhgorod 1–1 0–1

Russian SFSREdit

Worst team of the Russian SFSR qualified for relegation playoff. Both matches were taken place in Makhachkala. The city of Kalinin were champions of the 1950 Football Championship of the Russian SFSR.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dzerzhinets Chelyabinsk 2–7 Kalinin city 1–0 1–7

For 1950 MVO Moscow was stationed in city of Kalinin.

Turkmen SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak Ashkhabat 6–4 ODO Ashkhabat 4–3 2–1

Karelo-Finnish SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lokomotiv Petrozavodsk 4–1 ODO Petrozavodsk 3–1 1–0

Lithuanian SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak Vilnius 7–3 Inkaras Kaunas 5–1 2–2

Belarusian SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Minsk 0–2 ODO Minsk 0–1 0–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Minsk 2–1 ODO Minsk 1–1 1–0

Kazakh SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Alma-Ata 2–0 Dinamo Alma-Ata (reserves) 1–0 1–0

Moldavian SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Burevestnik Kishinev 10–3 Krasnoye Znamia Kishinev 7–2 3–1

Uzbek SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ODO Tashkent 4–0 Spartak Tashkent 2–0 2–0

Estonian SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kalev Tallinn 10–2 Dinamo Tallinn 3–0 7–2

Tajik SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bolshevik Stalinabad w/o Dinamo Stalinabad

Kyrgyz SSREdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Trudovye Rezervy Frunze w/o Spartak Frunze

Number of teams by republicsEdit

Number Union republics Team(s)
4   Russian SFSR VMS Moscow, FC Torpedo Gorky, FC Krasnoye Znamya Ivanovo, FC Dzerzhinets Chelyabinsk
1   Karelo-Finnish SSR FC Lokomotiv Petrozavodsk
1   Lithuanian SSR FC Spartak Vilnius
1   Uzbek SSR DO Tashkent
1   Moldavian SSR FC Burevestnik Kishinev
1   Ukrainian SSR FC Pischevik Odessa
1   Kazakh SSR FC Dinamo Alma-Ata
1   Kyrgyz SSR FC Trudovye Rezervy Frunze
1   Estonian SSR FC Kalev Tallinn
1   Turkmen SSR FC Spartak Asgabat
1   Tajik SSR FC Bolshevik Stalinobad

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