1991 Soviet Second League B

1991 Soviet Lower Second League was the second and the last season of the Soviet Second League B since its reestablishing in 1990. The league was divided into 10 zones (groups) with 217 participants.

Second Lower League
Season1991
Champions10 teams
1990
1992

At least four out those 10 zones were part of republican championships. Among those republics were Ukrainian SSR, Armenian SSR, Azerbaijani SSR, and Kazakh SSR. Five more zones were dominated majorly by clubs of the Russian SFSR and one more zone was a collective competition among clubs of the Central Asia less the Kazakh SSR.

Four former Soviet republics that technically were still part of the Soviet Union conducted separate competitions. Among those republics were Baltic republics Estonian SSR, Latvian SSR, and Lithuanian SSR as well as Georgian SSR. An attempt to conduct separate Soviet Baltic League that conducted in 1990 fell through and separate Baltic clubs (predominantly from the Latvian SSR) were allowed to compete in regular league competitions of the Soviet Union.

Political situationEdit

The Soviet football competitions were conducted with the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between the Soviet Armenia and the Soviet Azerbaijan. Because of that some clubs that territorially were located in the Azerbaijani SSR (i.e. Artsakh Stepanakert from Stepanakert) were nonetheless allowed to competed in republican championship of the Armenian SSR.

Following the end of the football season, in the Moldavian SSR started a hot phase of the Transnistria conflict that was initiated by Soviet authorities led by Igor Smirnov and supported by the Odessa Military District authorities. At the same time political situations in Tajikistan and Georgia following their first presidential elections were deteriorating and escalated into so called Georgian Civil War and Tajikistani Civil War with a direct intervention of the Russian Armed Forces.

In December 1991 there was signed Belavezha Accords between representatives of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.

Final standingsEdit

I Zone (Ukraine)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 FC Naftovyk Okhtyrka (C, P) 50 29 17 4 87 34 +53 75 Promoted
2 FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk (P) 50 31 9 10 86 43 +43 71
3 FC Kolos Nikopol 50 28 13 9 86 45 +41 69
4 FC Veres Rivne 50 28 13 9 67 38 +29 69
5 FC Pryladyst Mukachevo 50 24 14 12 67 42 +25 62
6 FC Krystal Kherson 50 23 15 12 82 60 +22 61
7 FC Dynamo Bila Tserkva 50 25 9 16 69 50 +19 59
8 FC Avtomobilist Sumy 50 20 14 16 51 40 +11 54
9 FC Temp Shepetivka (P) 50 19 15 16 64 53 +11 53 Promoted
10 FC Polissya Zhytomyr 50 22 7 21 64 66 −2 51
11 FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 50 19 13 18 75 64 +11 51
12 FC Shakhtar Pavlohrad 50 19 12 19 84 66 +18 50
13 FC Desna Chernihiv 50 20 9 21 59 59 0 49
14 FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi 50 18 13 19 54 55 −1 49
15 FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 50 20 8 22 59 64 −5 48
16 FC Karpaty Kamyanka-Buzka 50 15 15 20 48 55 −7 45
17 FC Stal Kommunarsk 50 15 15 20 58 73 −15 45
18 FC Dnipro Cherkasy 50 17 10 23 47 59 −12 44
19 FC Khimik Severodonetsk 50 15 13 22 52 70 −18 43
20 FC Vahonobudivnyk Stakhanov 50 17 8 25 56 75 −19 42
21 SKA Kyiv 50 11 20 19 48 60 −12 42
22 FC Chaika Sevastopol 50 13 15 22 58 77 −19 41
23 FC Mayak Ochakiv 50 15 10 25 51 76 −25 40
24 FC Okean Kerch (R) 50 15 10 25 49 72 −23 40 Relegated
25 FC Zirka Kirovohrad (R) 50 12 13 25 55 90 −35 37
26 FC Mayak Kharkiv (R) 50 0 10 40 31 121 −90 10
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

II Zone (Armenia)Edit

Pos Team[a] Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Syunik Kapan[b] (C) 38 32 2 4 107 40 +67 66
2 Shirak Gyumri[c] 38 30 4 4 112 24 +88 64
3 Artsakh Stepanakert 38 26 5 7 98 45 +53 57
4 Spitak 38 25 3 10 112 61 +51 53
5 Araks Hoktemberyan 38 23 4 11 78 63 +15 50
6 Koshkagorts Yerevan 38 20 2 16 84 67 +17 42
7 Malatia Yerevan 38 16 8 14 59 54 +5 40
8 Yerazank Stepanakert 38 17 4 17 67 67 0 38
9 FIMA Yerevan 38 17 3 18 58 64 −6 37
10 Pahatsoyagorts Noyemberyan 38 15 5 18 51 64 −13 35
11 Zvartnots Echmiadzin 38 14 4 20 59 76 −17 32
12 Impuls Dilijan 38 12 7 19 60 81 −21 31
13 Zoravan Yegvard 38 12 7 19 61 70 −9 31
14 Zangezur Goris 38 12 5 21 52 81 −29 29
15 Nairi Yerevan 38 10 9 19 60 80 −20 29
16 Moush Charentsavan 38 10 9 19 47 76 −29 29
17 Alashkert Martuni 38 12 4 22 51 79 −28 28
18 Nig Aparan 38 10 6 22 46 67 −21 26
19 Kasakh Ashtarak 38 8 10 20 35 71 −36 26
20 Almast Yerevan 38 7 3 28 36 103 −67 17
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Zone included clubs from Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan.
  2. ^ Kapan changed name to Syunik Kapan.
  3. ^ Leninakan City were renamed as Gyumri.

III Zone (Azerbaijan)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Khazar Sumgait 38 28 5 5 112 24 +88 61
2 Stroitel Baku 38 22 10 6 82 32 +50 54
3 Avtomobilist Yevlakh 38 21 10 7 76 28 +48 52
4 Pambigchi Barda 38 22 7 9 60 34 +26 51
5 Kyur Mingechaur 38 18 11 9 67 33 +34 47
6 Araz Baku 38 16 14 8 48 33 +15 46
7 FC Gyanjlik Navagi 38 18 7 13 61 47 +14 43
8 FC Dashgin Zakatali 38 20 2 16 69 63 +6 42
9 FC Avey Akstafa 38 18 4 16 48 42 +6 40 [+]
10 FC Vilyash Massali 38 14 10 14 54 53 +1 38
11 FC Khazar Lenkoran 38 17 3 18 45 54 −9 37
12 FC Shahdag Kusari 38 15 7 16 52 57 −5 37
13 FC Agrofirma Kuba[a] 38 15 7 16 44 53 −9 37
14 FC Inshaatchi Shemaha 38 14 6 18 49 59 −10 34
15 FC Azeri Baku 38 12 10 16 51 54 −3 34 [+]
16 FC Stroitel Sabirabad 38 14 4 20 37 69 −32 32
17 FC MCOP-Dinamo Baku 38 10 10 18 35 41 −6 30
18 FC Shirvan Kyurdamir 38 10 6 22 33 86 −53 26
19 FC Plastik Salyani 38 3 6 29 24 98 −74 12
20 FC Badamli Nahichevan[b] 38 2 3 33 20 107 −87 7
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Shahdag Kuba changed name to Agrofirma.
  2. ^ Araz Nahichevan changed name to Badamli.

IV Zone (South Russia)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Zhemchuzhina Sochi 42 27 10 5 91 33 +58 64 [+] [RUS 1W]
2 Uralan Elista 42 26 5 11 62 44 +18 57 [RUS 1W]
3 Asmaral Kislovodsk 42 25 3 14 67 46 +21 53 [+] [RUS 1W]
4 Etalon Baksan 42 23 6 13 64 38 +26 52 [+] [RUS 2]
5 Atommash Volgodonsk 42 20 11 11 59 38 +21 51 [RUS 1C]
6 Khimik Belorechensk 42 21 8 13 73 45 +28 50 [RUS 2]
7 FC Signal Izobilny 42 18 12 12 54 47 +7 48
8 FC Dinamo Makhachkala 42 23 1 18 82 62 +20 47
9 FC Zvezda Gorodishche 42 20 6 16 70 47 +23 46 [RUS 2]
10 FC SKA Rostov-na-Donu 42 19 8 15 62 40 +22 46 [-] [RUS 2]
11 FC Volgar Astrakhan 42 19 7 16 62 50 +12 45
12 FC Mashuk Pyatigorsk 42 16 12 14 56 40 +16 44
13 FC Avtodor Vladikavkaz 42 18 6 18 60 63 −3 42 [RUS 2]
14 FC Druzhba Budyonnovsk 42 16 10 16 59 57 +2 42 [+] [RUS 2]
15 FC Lokomotiv Mineralnyye Vody 42 15 10 17 51 61 −10 40 [RUS 2]
16 FC Torpedo Armavir 42 15 8 19 46 56 −10 38
17 FC Vaynah Shali 42 13 6 23 46 80 −34 32 [+] [RUS 2]
18 FC Remontnik Prokhladny 42 11 10 21 49 71 −22 32 [RUS 2]
19 FC Kuban Timashevsk 42 10 9 23 34 69 −35 29 [+]
20 FC Sherstyanik Nevinnomyssk 42 11 4 27 39 70 −31 26 [+] [RUS 2]
21 FC Kaspiy Kaspiysk 42 6 10 26 32 98 −66 22
22 FC Dinamo Gagra 42 8 2 32 37 100 −63 18 [+]

V Zone (Center)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Spartak Anapa 42 28 7 7 79 26 +53 63 [RUS 1W]
2 FC Svetotekhnika Saransk 42 25 7 10 76 35 +41 57 [RUS 1C]
3 FC Bujak Komrat 42 21 11 10 58 43 +15 53 [+] [MDA]
4 FC Energomash Belgorod[a] 42 22 8 12 68 38 +30 52 [RUS 1W]
5 FC Zarya Kaluga 42 21 8 13 67 47 +20 50 [-]
6 FC Rhythm Belgorod 42 21 8 13 58 47 +11 50 [+] [RUS 2]
7 FC Kuban Barannikovskiy 42 19 11 12 63 41 +22 49 [RUS 2]
8 FC Avangard Kursk 42 22 4 16 56 48 +8 48
9 FC Shakhtyor Shakhty 42 20 8 14 78 65 +13 48
10 FC Start Yeisk 42 18 10 14 61 46 +15 46
11 FC Oka Kolomna 42 15 16 11 61 47 +14 46
12 FC Arsenal Tula 42 19 7 16 54 41 +13 45
13 FC Spartak Tambov 42 19 7 16 57 49 +8 45
14 FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk 42 14 11 17 46 53 −7 39
15 FC Rus Volgograd 42 16 6 20 43 71 −28 38 [+]
16 FC Buran Voronezh 42 14 9 19 45 43 +2 37
17 FC Avangard Kamyshin 42 13 10 19 50 62 −12 36 [+] [RUS 2]
18 FC Spartak Oryol 42 13 9 20 56 61 −5 35 [RUS 2]
19 FC Torpedo Mytishchi 42 13 7 22 48 65 −17 33 [+] [RUS 2]
20 FC Torgmash Lyubertsy 42 8 6 28 42 92 −50 22 [RUS 2]
21 FC Metallurg Krasny Sulin 42 8 4 30 25 81 −56 20 [+] [RUS 2]
22 FC Niva Slavyansk-na-Kubani 42 5 2 35 30 120 −90 12 [RUS 2]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Salyut Belgorod changed name to Energomash.

VI Zone (North Russia and Moscow)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Prometheus-Dinamo S-Peterburg 42 29 7 6 72 25 +47 65 [RUS 1W]
2 FC Textilshchik Ivanovo 42 28 6 8 69 36 +33 64[a]
3 FC RAF Jelgava 42 28 6 8 71 39 +32 62 [LVA]
4 FC Dinamo Vologda 42 26 10 6 75 38 +37 62 [RUS 1W]
5 FC Baltika Kaliningrad 42 24 9 9 72 45 +27 57 [-] [RUS 2]
6 FC Volzhanin Kineshma 42 23 11 8 59 30 +29 57 [RUS 2]
7 FC Iskra Smolensk 42 21 10 11 52 35 +17 52 [-] [RUS 2]
8 FC Bulat Cherepovets[b] 42 21 9 12 48 34 +14 51 [RUS 2]
9 FC Mashinostroitel Pskov 42 17 10 15 54 40 +14 44
10 FC Prometheus Lyubertsy 42 15 14 13 47 41 +6 44 [+]
11 FC Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo 42 16 11 15 46 34 +12 43 [RUS 2]
12 FC Kirovets Sankt-Peterburg 42 13 14 15 36 38 −2 40
13 FC Saturn Ramenskoye 42 12 15 15 35 44 −9 39
14 FC Progress Chernyakhovsk 42 13 9 20 44 54 −10 35 [+] [RUS 2]
15 FC Spartak Petrozavodsk 42 11 12 19 33 48 −15 34 [RUS 2]
16 FC Gomselmash Gomel 42 13 5 24 40 54 −14 31 [BLR]
17 FC Spartak Kostroma 42 9 13 20 27 57 −30 31 [RUS 2]
18 FC Zvezda Moskva 42 10 9 23 41 71 −30 29
19 FC Presnya Moskva 42 8 8 26 28 64 −36 24 [+] [RUS 2]
20 FC Dinamo-2 Moskva 40 7 10 23 37 58 −21 24 [RUS 2]
21 FC Volochanin Vyshniy Volochok 42 7 9 26 22 67 −45 23 [+] [RUS 2]
22 FC CSKA-2 Moskva 42 4 5 33 25 81 −56 13 [RUS 2]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 2 bonus points?
  2. ^ Khimik Cherepovets changed name to Bulat.

VII Zone (Ural)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Rubin Kazan 42 30 8 4 79 20 +59 68 [RUS 1C]
2 FC Metallurg Magnitogorsk 42 25 10 7 73 31 +42 60
3 FC Uralets Nizhniy Tagil 42 27 5 10 89 33 +56 59
4 FC Torpedo Miass 42 25 7 10 74 32 +42 57
5 FC Druzhba Yoshkar-Ola 42 24 9 9 70 36 +34 57
6 FC Zenit Chelyabinsk 42 25 6 11 74 45 +29 56
7 FC Dinamo Kirov 42 23 9 10 67 33 +34 55
8 FC Sibir Kurgan[a] 42 20 9 13 46 31 +15 49 [RUS 2]
9 FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 42 20 6 16 52 36 +16 46 [+] [RUS 2]
10 FC Gazovik Izhevsk 42 19 6 17 58 49 +9 44
11 FC Azamat Cheboksary[b] 42 18 8 16 62 46 +16 44 [RUS 2]
12 FC Znamya Arzamas 42 16 11 15 56 49 +7 43
13 FC Kauchuk Sterlitamak 42 16 7 19 52 70 −18 39
14 FC Electron Vyatskiye Polyany 42 13 11 18 40 54 −14 37 [+] [RUS 2]
15 FC Avtopribor Oktyabrskiy 42 13 9 20 38 59 −21 35 [RUS 2]
16 FC Metallurg Novotroitsk 42 14 5 23 45 78 −33 33 [+] [RUS 2]
17 FC Zenit Penza[c] 42 12 9 21 50 55 −5 33 [RUS 2]
18 FC Gazovik Orenburg 42 11 10 21 41 74 −33 32
19 FC Bashselmash Neftekamsk 42 7 8 27 32 77 −45 22
20 FC Sokol Sarapul 42 6 10 26 31 79 −48 22 [+]
21 FC Zarya Podgorny 42 5 9 28 20 80 −60 19 [RUS 2]
22 FC EVM Ruzayevka 42 5 4 33 27 109 −82 14 [+]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Zauralye Kurgan changed name to Sibir.
  2. ^ Stal Cheboksary changed name to Azamat.
  3. ^ Granite Penza changed name to Zenit.

VIII Zone (Kazakhstan)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Aktyubinets Aktyubinsk 36 26 7 3 63 23 +40 59
2 FC Spartak Semipalatinsk 36 26 6 4 79 22 +57 58
3 FC Kustanayets Kustanay 36 25 6 5 82 25 +57 56
4 FC Kaysar Kzil-Orda 36 24 5 7 92 28 +64 53 [-]
5 FC Metallurg Jezkazgan[a] 36 22 5 9 66 42 +24 49
6 FC Gornyak Khromtau 36 21 5 10 74 27 +47 47
7 FC Alay Osh 36 19 4 13 51 51 0 42 [KGZ]
8 FC Metallist Petropavlovsk 36 16 7 13 57 50 +7 39
9 FC Bulat Temirtau 36 15 9 12 45 35 +10 39
10 FC Metallurg Yermak 36 16 4 16 63 59 +4 36
11 FC Kokshetau Kokchetav[b] 36 14 8 14 45 50 −5 36
12 FC Montazhnik Turkestan 36 11 7 18 53 72 −19 29
13 FC Arman Kentau 36 11 5 20 53 77 −24 27 [+]
14 FC Dostuk Sokuluk 36 10 6 20 31 52 −21 26 [KGZ]
15 FC Aktau[c] 36 9 6 21 42 72 −30 24
16 FC Olimpia Alma-Ata[d] 36 8 7 21 42 74 −32 23
17 FC Uralets Uralsk 36 8 2 26 39 71 −32 18
18 FC Hosilot Farhor 36 5 4 27 27 105 −78 14 [+] [TJK]
19 FC Ak-Kanat Uzun-Agach 36 4 1 31 28 97 −69 9
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Jezkazganets Jezkazgan changed name to Metallurg.
  2. ^ Spartak Kokchetav changed name to Kokshetau.
  3. ^ Shevchenko City were renamed as Aktau.
  4. ^ SKIF Alma-Ata changed name to Olimpia.

IX Zone (Central Asia)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Traktor Tashkent 50 33 9 8 103 43 +60 75 [UZB]
2 Umid Tashkent 50 29 11 10 93 51 +42 69 [+] [UZB]
3 Khujand[a] 50 27 13 10 108 53 +55 67 [TJK]
4 Chirchik 50 27 7 16 92 64 +28 61 [UZB]
5 Zarafshan Navoi 50 26 9 15 67 44 +23 61 [-] [UZB]
6 Kimegar Almalyk[b] 50 25 10 15 96 61 +35 60 [UZB]
7 Shahrihonchi Shahrihan 50 25 9 16 106 71 +35 59 [+] [UZB]
8 Marokand Samarkand[c] 50 25 8 17 92 69 +23 58 [UZB]
9 FC Regar Tursun-Zade 50 26 5 19 74 72 +2 57 [TJK]
10 FC Nebitchi Nebit-Dag 50 25 7 18 83 54 +29 57 [TKM]
11 FC Aral Nukus 50 24 6 20 68 64 +4 54 [UZB]
12 FC Bagdodchi Bagdad 50 23 8 19 81 83 −2 54 [+] [UZB]
13 FC Navruz Andizhan[d] 50 22 10 18 76 61 +15 54 [-] [UZB]
14 FC Ahal Akdashayak 50 24 4 22 75 69 +6 52 [TKM]
15 FC Yangiyer 50 20 10 20 77 72 +5 50 [UZB]
16 FC Yeshlik Turakurgan 50 22 4 24 86 84 +2 48
17 FC Sokhibkor Khalkabad 50 19 10 21 65 73 −8 48
18 FC Sverdlovets Tashkent Region 50 17 14 19 75 72 +3 48
19 FC Merv Mary 50 17 7 26 59 81 −22 41 [TKM]
20 FC Geolog Karshi 50 15 8 27 58 91 −33 38 [UZB]
21 FC Gulistonchi Gulistan 50 13 10 27 42 89 −47 36 [+] [UZB]
22 FC Binokor Bukhara 50 15 5 30 34 85 −51 35
23 FC Turtkulchi Turtkul[e] 50 13 8 29 61 89 −28 34 [UZB]
24 FC Naryn Khakkulabad 50 10 13 27 43 80 −37 33 [+] [UZB]
25 FC Konchi Angren[f] 50 11 7 32 53 97 −44 29 [UZB]
26 FC Kuruvchi Urgench[g] 50 7 8 35 36 131 −95 22
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Leninabad City were renamed as Hujand.
  2. ^ Metallurg Almalyk changed name to Kimegar.
  3. ^ Dinamo Samarkand changed name to Marokand.
  4. ^ Spartak Andizhan changed name to Navruz.
  5. ^ *Tselinnik Turtkul changed name to Turtkulchi.
  6. ^ Shakhtyor Angren changed name to Konchi.
  7. ^ Jeyhun Urgench changed name to Kuruvchi.

X Zone (Russia Far East)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Lokomotiv Chita 34 21 10 3 46 12 +34 52 [RUS 1E]
2 SKA Khabarovsk 34 23 3 8 58 22 +36 49
3 Irtysh Omsk 34 20 7 7 51 21 +30 47 [-] [RUS 1E]
4 Chkalovets Novosibirsk 34 19 8 7 60 31 +29 46 [RUS 1E]
5 Metallurg Novokuznetsk 34 19 6 9 51 34 +17 44
6 Tom Tomsk 34 16 9 9 43 29 +14 41
7 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk[a] 34 16 8 10 51 31 +20 40
8 Luch Vladivostok 34 15 10 9 37 28 +9 40
9 Vulkan Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy 34 12 9 13 36 39 −3 33
10 Dinamo Yakutsk 34 12 9 13 28 38 −10 33 [+] [RUS 1E]
11 Amur Komsomolsk-na-Amure 34 8 12 14 32 38 −6 28 [RUS 1E]
12 Selenga Ulan-Ude 34 10 7 17 33 45 −12 27
13 Dinamo Kemerovo 34 8 10 16 18 31 −13 26 [+] [RUS 2]
14 Angara Angarsk 34 8 7 19 29 49 −20 23 [RUS 2]
15 Torpedo Rubtsovsk 34 8 7 19 38 59 −21 23
16 Shakhtyor Artyom 34 8 5 21 27 58 −31 21 [+] [RUS 2]
17 Shakhtyor Leninsk-Kuznetskiy 34 8 5 21 24 56 −32 21 [RUS 2]
18 Progress Biysk 34 5 8 21 19 60 −41 18
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Avtomobilist Krasnoyarsk changed name to Metallurg.

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