1991 Soviet Second League

1991 Soviet Second League was the last edition of the Soviet Second League competition. There were three groups (known as zones) with 66 teams in total (22 in each group). Competitions in the last year "Baltic League" were not held as the Soviet Union was crumbling down.

Second League
Season1991
ChampionsKarpaty Lviv, Asmaral Moscow, Okean Nakhodka
PromotedKarpaty Lviv, Asmaral Moscow, Okean Nakhodka
Relegated12 teams (cancelled)
1990
1992

Next seasons all of the clubs competed in their own national championships and most of them at the top level.

TeamsEdit

LocationsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Zone WestEdit

Pos Republic[a] Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ukraine Karpaty Lvov 42 24 11 7 47 27 +20 59
2   Ukraine Zarya Lugansk[b] 42 26 5 11 69 34 +35 57
3   Azerbaijan Dinamo Gandzha 42 26 4 12 48 48 0 56[c]
4   Ukraine Niva Ternopol[d] 42 25 6 11 56 29 +27 56
5   Ukraine Niva Vinnitsa[b] 42 21 7 14 54 40 +14 49
6   Russia (1W) Torpedo Taganrog 42 19 9 14 46 30 +16 47
7   Ukraine Torpedo Zaporozhie 42 18 10 14 63 50 +13 46
8   Ukraine Volyn Lutsk[d] 42 19 7 16 46 33 +13 45
9   Moldova Tigina-Apoel Bendery[d] 42 18 8 16 49 39 +10 44
10   Ukraine SKA Odessa[d] 42 18 7 17 46 42 +4 43
11   Azerbaijan Karabakh Agdam 42 20 2 20 20 47 −27 42[c]
12   Belarus Dnepr Mogilev[e] 42 18 6 18 47 37 +10 42
13   Ukraine Kremen Kremenchug[d] 42 16 9 17 56 50 +6 41
14   Moldova Zaria Beltsy 42 16 7 19 63 82 −19 39
15   Ukraine Sudnostroitel Nikolayev[d] 42 15 8 19 61 55 +6 38
16   Belarus Dinamo Brest[d] 42 14 9 19 50 50 0 37
17   Russia (1W) Spartak Nalchik 42 15 6 21 51 67 −16 36
18   Ukraine(1) Galichina Drogobich 42 14 7 21 42 66 −24 35
19   Ukraine(1) Vorskla Poltava 42 10 11 21 39 60 −21 31
20   Belarus KIM Vitebsk[e] 42 11 8 23 43 55 −12 30
21   Azerbaijan Goyazan Kazakh 42 13 2 27 29 61 −32 28[c]
22   Belarus Khimik Grodno[d] 42 7 9 26 32 55 −23 23
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Numerous clubs refused to play away games in Azerbaijan due to the First Nagorno-Karabakh War (Operation Ring).
  2. ^ a b Teams that refused to play against Goyazan Kazakh only: Zarya Lugansk and Niva Vinnitsa.
  3. ^ a b c All Azerbaijani clubs received multiple technical wins such
    • Dinamo Gandzha: 10 technical wins; +20 points
    • Karabakh Agdam: 11 technical wins; +22 points
    • Goyazan Kazakh: 4 technical wins; +8 points
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Teams that refused to play against Dinamo Gandzha and Karabakh Agdam: Niva Ternopol, Volyn Lutsk, Tigina-Apoel Bendery, SKA Odessa, Dnepr Mogilev, Kremen Kremenchug, Sudnostroitel Nikolayev, Dinamo Brest, KIM Vitebsk, and Khimik Grodno.
  5. ^ a b Teams that refused to play against all Azerbaijani clubs: Dnepr Mogilev and KIM Vitebsk.
Representation

CenterEdit

Pos Republic[a] Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Russia Asmaral Moscow (C) 42 24 14 4 86 32 +54 62
2  Russia KSS 42 26 8 8 83 41 +42 60
3  Russia (1W) Torpedo Vladimir 42 26 5 11 79 40 +39 57
4  Russia (1W) Metallurg Lipetsk 42 21 7 14 61 47 +14 49
5  Russia (1W) Terek Grozny 42 19 11 12 55 40 +15 49
6  Russia (1C) Lada Togliatti[b] 42 18 8 16 63 61 +2 44
7  Russia (1C) Torpedo Volzhsky 42 17 10 15 55 54 +1 44
8  Russia (1C) Sokol Saratov 42 19 4 19 72 74 −2 42
9  Russia (1C) Zenit Izhevsk 42 17 8 17 67 45 +22 42
10  Russia (1C) KAMAZ 42 19 3 20 60 55 +5 41
11  Russia (2) Dynamo Briansk 42 18 5 19 47 50 −3 41
12  Russia (1C) Torpedo Riazan 42 17 7 18 51 50 +1 41
13  Russia (1W) Cement Novorossiysk 42 16 8 18 70 56 +14 40
14  Russia (1C) Zvezda Perm 42 14 12 16 58 53 +5 40
15  Russia (1W) Druzhba Maikop 42 15 8 19 58 59 −1 38
16  Russia (1W) APK Azov 42 14 9 19 36 52 −16 37
17  Russia (1W) Nart Cherkessk 42 13 11 18 45 50 −5 37
18  Russia (1C) Gastello Ufa 42 13 8 21 43 69 −26 34
19  Russia (2) Start Ulyanovsk 42 12 10 20 36 57 −21 34
20  Russia (1W) Volga Tver 42 14 5 23 35 66 −31 33
21   Ararat-2 Yerevan 42 14 2 26 37 80 −43 30[c]
22  Armenia Lori Kirovakan[b] 42 12 5 25 32 98 −66 29[d]
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Several clubs refused to play away games in Armenia due to the First Nagorno-Karabakh War (Operation Ring). Both Armenian clubs received multiple technical wins such Lori Kirovakan 4 technical wins, Ararat-2 Yerevan - 3.
    • Teams that refused to play against Armenian clubs: Metallurg Lipetsk, KamAZ Naberezhnye Chelny, and Dinamo Bryansk.
  2. ^ a b Lada Togliatti did not arrive for the away game against Lori Kirovakan.
  3. ^ +6
  4. ^ +8

EastEdit

Pos Republic Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Russia Okean Nakhodka 42 27 7 8 68 33 +35 61
2  Turkmenistan Kopetdag Ashkhabat 42 25 8 9 89 36 +53 58
3  Kyrgyzstan Alga Bishkek[a] 42 21 12 9 60 31 +29 54
4  Uzbekistan Nurafshon Bukhara 42 20 9 13 72 45 +27 49
5  Kazakhstan Vostok Ust-Kamenogorsk 42 19 9 14 69 62 +7 47
6  Russia (1E) Zvezda Irkutsk 42 20 5 17 62 45 +17 45
7  Russia (1E) Kuzbass Kemerevo 42 19 6 17 58 61 −3 44
8  Kazakhstan Tselinnik Tselinograd 42 19 6 17 44 51 −7 44
9  Kazakhstan Traktor Pavlodar 42 19 5 18 54 50 +4 43
10  Kazakhstan Shakhter Karaganda 42 18 7 17 48 42 +6 43
11  Kazakhstan Khimik Dzhambul 42 17 9 16 56 47 +9 43
12  Kazakhstan Meliorator Chimkent 42 17 9 16 44 37 +7 43
13  Russia (1E) Amur Blagoveschensk 42 16 11 15 51 53 −2 43
14  Uzbekistan Avtomobilist Kokand 42 19 4 19 67 71 −4 42
15  Russia (1E) Dynamo Barnaul 42 15 12 15 60 64 −4 42
16  Uzbekistan Sogdiana Dzhizak 42 18 5 19 56 55 +1 41
17  Uzbekistan Kasansayets Kasansai 42 17 6 19 69 66 +3 40
18  Kazakhstan Ekibastuzets Ekibastuz 42 14 9 19 49 63 −14 37
19  Russia (1E) Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 42 12 10 20 37 59 −22 34
20  Uzbekistan Surkhan Termez 42 12 3 27 37 65 −28 27
21  Kazakhstan Zhetysu Taldy‑Kurgan 42 9 6 27 44 96 −52 24
22  Tajikistan Vakhsh Kurgan‑Tyube 42 7 6 29 36 98 −62 20
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Capital city of the Kyrgyz SSR Frunze was renamed into Bishkek.
Representation

Number of teams by union republicEdit

Rank Union republic Number of teams Club(s)
1   RSFSR 28 Amur Blagoveschensk, APK Azov, Asmaral Moscow, Dinamo Barnaul, Dinamo Briansk, Druzhba Maikop, Gastello Ufa, KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny, Krylya Sovetov Samara, Kuzbass Kemerevo, Lada Togliatti, Metallurg Lipetsk, Nart Cherkessk, Okean Nakhodka, Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sokol Saratov, Spartak Nalchik, Start Ulyanovsk, Terek Grozny, Torpedo Riazan, Torpedo Taganrog, Torpedo Vladimir, Torpedo Volzhsky, Tsement Novorossiysk, Volga Tver, Zenit Izhevsk, Zvezda Irkutsk, Zvezda Perm
2   Ukrainian SSR 11 SKA Odessa, Galichina Drogobich, Karpaty Lvov, Kremin Kremenchuk, Niva Ternopol, Niva Vinnitsa, Sudostroitel Nikolaev, Torpedo Zaporozie, Volyn Lutsk, Vorskla Poltava, Zaria Lugansk
3   Kazakh SSR 8 Ekibastuzets Ekibastuz, Khimik Dzhambul, Meliorator Chimkent, Shakhter Karaganda, Traktor Pavlodar, Tselinnik Tselinograd, Vostok Ust-Kamenogorsk, Zhetysu Taldy-Kurgan
4   Uzbek SSR 5 Avtomobilist Kokand, Kasansaets Kasansai, Nuravshon Bukhara, Sogdiana Dzhizzakh, Surkhan Termez
5   Byelorussian SSR 4 Dinamo Brest, Dnepr Mogilev, Khimik Grodno, KIM Vitebsk
6   Azerbaijan SSR 3 Dinamo Gandzha, Goyazan Kazakh, Karabakh Agdam
7   Armenian SSR 2 Ararat-2 Yerevan, Lori Kirovakan
  Moldavian SSR Tigina Bendery, Zaria Beltsy
9   Kyrgyz SSR 1 Alga Bishkek
  Tajik SSR Vakhsh Kourgan‑Tyube
  Turkmen SSR Kopet-Dag Ashkhabat

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