Klass A

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Division Nationale
Founded 1923
Country Soviet Union
Confederation EFU
Number of teams 22
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Soviet Union Cup
International cup(s) European Cup
Current champions Dinamo Tbilisi (2nd)
(1962)
Most championships Dynamo Moscow (7 titles)
1962 Klass A

Klass A served as the top division of Soviet Union football from 1936.

The professional top level of football competition among clubs was established in 1936 on proposition of Nikolai Starostin and was approved by the All-Union Council of Physical Culture. Originally it was called as Grouppa A and after the World War II as the Pervaïa Grouppa. In 1950 after another reform of football in the Soviet Union, the Pervaïa Grouppa was replaced with Klass A.

History[edit | edit source]

The firsts Russian and Soviet championship (1923-1936)[edit | edit source]

First editions of the national championship and domination of Muscovite (1936-1941)[edit | edit source]

Klass A since 1945[edit | edit source]

League Winners[edit | edit source]

Firsts Championship
Year Winner Teams
1923 Moscou 16
1924 Kharkov 4
1928 Moscou 6
1931 Russian RSFS 6
1932 Moscou 8
1935 Moscou 6
Klass A
Year Winner Runner-up Third
1936) Spartak Moscow (1) Dynamo Kiev Dynamo Moscow
1937 Dynamo Moscow (1) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1938 Spartak Moscow (2) CSKA Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1939 Spartak Moscow (3) Dinamo Tbilisi Lokomotiv Moscow
1940 Dynamo Moscow (2) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Tbilisi
1945 Dynamo Moscow (3) Zenith Leningrad Traktor Stalingrad
1946 CSKA Moscow (1) Dynamo Moscow Spartak Moscow
1947 CSKA Moscow (2) Dynamo Moscow Spartak Moscow
1948 CSKA Moscow (3) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Moscow
1949 Dynamo Moscow (4) CSKA Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1950 Dynamo Kiev (1) Spartak Moscow CSKA Moscow
1951 Dynamo Moscow (5) Dynamo Kiev Spartak Moscow
1952 Dynamo Kiev (2) Spartak Moscow CSKA Moscow
1953 Dynamo Moscow (6) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1954 Spartak Moscow (4) Dynamo Moscow CSKA Moscow
1955 Spartak Moscow (5) CSKA Moscow Dynamo Moscow
1956 Spartak Moscow (6) Dynamo Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1957 Dynamo Kiev (3) Spartak Moscow Dinamo Tbilisi
1958 Dinamo Tbilisi (1) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Moscow
1959 SKVO Rostov (1) Dynamo Kiev Spartak Moscow
1960 Dynamo Moscow (7) Spartak Moscow Dynamo Kiev
1961 Dynamo Kiev (4) Dynamo Moscow Torpedo Moscow
1962 Dinamo Tbilissi (2) Dynamo Moscow CSKA Moscow